2013 News Letters

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March 2013 Newsletter
April 2013 Newsletter

DIABLO SEA BEARS NEWSLETTER-April 2013

Meeting Minutes – April 6, 2013

The meeting was called to order by President Dan Wilson at 6:50

Members present: Dan & Jeri, Nancy B., Bob & Judy, Richard, Kevin & Margie, Roger & Nancy, Tom & Linda B.
Guest: Elvira

March meeting minutes were read and approved.

Vice President: - It is good to see a good turn out for Opening Weekend
- The San Jose Flipper Dippers have a nice site on Facebook. Maybe our club should look into a Facebook site.
Treasurer: No report

Membership: - Alex’ dues have been received, so all members are paid for 2013.
- Tom C. is not interested in rejoining the club.

Safety: Cardio Vascular Failure is the most common cause of divers drowning. Be cautious and don’t over exert your self.

Webmaster: The website is up to date.
 
Old Business: - None.

New Business: - Presentation of the Sea Bears 2012 awards were presented as follows:
Largest Abalone- Roger Horton
Largest Pole Caught Fish- Bob Schildknecht
Largest Speared Fish- Dan Wilson
Sea Bear of the Year- Tom Crist
- There was discussion for a letter to be distributed to members with regard to the conduct of  Sea Bear Members at Albion Campground with or without Club Dives.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:05

Next meeting will be at Roundtable Pizza in Benicia May 1, 2013.

DIABLO SEA BEARS NEWSLETTER-March 2013

Meeting Minutes – March 6, 2013

The meeting was called to order by President Dan Wilson at 7:30
Members present: Dan, Bob T., Richard, Walt, Kevin & Margie, Tom & Linda, and Alex
February meeting minutes were read and approved.
Vice President: No report.
Treasurer: Bank account balance $1,084.06
Membership: No report.
Safety: The City of Pacific Grove is no longer running the decompression chamber due legal and other difficulties.
Webmaster: Nicole at Crybaby Media is recruiting divers for filming.
Old Business: - Reminder, all plaques must be returned so they can be engraved for     presentation at the April meeting. Tom B. is having the plaques updated.
-We still need more members.
New Business: - Ballots were cast for Sea Bear of the Year
- There was discussion of the Fish and Wildlife web site survey for abalone limit reduction for 2014.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:15
Next meeting will be at Albion River Campground April 6, 2013.

DIABLO SEA BEARS NEWSLETTER -February 2013

Meeting Minutes – February 6, 2013

The meeting was called to order by President Dan Wilson at 7:30
Members present: Dan, Jeri, Barbara, Bob T., Richard, Bob & Judy, Kevin & Margie, Tom B., and Alex
Guests: Amanda, Elvira, and Reinhardt
December meeting minutes were read and approved. January meeting were read and approved with the correction: February meeting to be held on February 6.
Vice President: Please check the Dive Calendar and sign up to be Dive master for one or more dives.
Treasurer: No report.
Membership: Updated rosters were distributed; all members on the roster have paid their 2013 dues.
Safety: There was discussion to alert the dangers of free diving after a tank dive. If you free dive to as shallow as 20 feet soon after a tank dive you may need to consider the dangers of decompression sickness due to nitrogen absorbed in your body.
Webmaster: The website has been updated, please check it out and let Kevin know if you want anything added.
Old Business: - Reminder, all plaques must be returned at the March meeting so they can be engraved for presentation at the April meeting.
-We still need more members.
New Business: - There was a request to provide an updated Dive Calendar showing Dive masters already signed up.
-There was a request for a 2013 meeting calendar.
-There was discussion about scheduling a Monterey dive. If you are interested, please bring your comments or suggestions to the next meeting.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:03
Next meeting will be at Round Table Pizza March 6, 2013.

Meeting Minutes – January 2, 2013

The meeting was called to order by President Dan Wilson at 7:30
Members present: Bob T., Richard, Bob & Judy, Kevin & Margie, Tom & Linda
Minutes from the December 5, 2012 meeting were not available.
Vice President: Happy New Year
Treasurer: No report. (not present)
Membership: Please verify your information on the roster, so it can be updated. Remember to pay your 2013 Dues (Still only $25.00 a year)
Safety: There was discussion regarding the use of ear drops post diving. Some say they are not a good idea because most types contain alcohol or chemicals that can cause irritation to the inner ear by drying out the skin. Ear plugs were suggested as an option, some use Sudafed or an antihistamine before diving.
Webmaster: No report.
Old Business: Reminder of discounts available at West Marine – contact Gary.
New Business: -Thank You to Craig and Linda Black for your efforts in organizing the Christmas Party. The party was a great success, attended by 28 members and guests, the food was great, there was plenty of room and we didn’t have to clean up the mess.
-         The 2013 Dive Calendar will be included with the January Newsletter so Divemasters can sign up.
-         The Department of Fish and Game is now The Department of Fish and Wildlife.
-         We need more members, please encourage previous members to rejoin.
-         Start checking your gear and supplies fir the upcoming season.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:55. 

Next meeting will be at Round Table Pizza February 5, 2013.

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