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Minutes of Meeting 4/21/2011

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M.

Program: Jim Kirdy from the Punta Gorda police dive team presented a very interesting and educational presentation on his experiences in investigative diving over the many years he has been on the dive team.

Secretary's report: Minutes from the 2/17 meeting were read and approved.

Treasurer's report: Our closing balance for March was $1308.02. We collected $25 in raffle money, $60 dollars in dive trip money. We spent $708.80 for our final payment of the Key Largo dive trip to Keys Dive and Snorkel. We also had a payment of $9.99 to GoDaddy for securing our option to have each member have their separate password to club members addresses, phone and cell numbers, and email addresses. The PGCIA now wants bank statements sent directly to them from the bank. Our treasurer can still get account statements online.

Membership: No new members were present. Our club officially has 32 members to date.

Old Business: Vanessa gave a dive report of our club trip to Key Largo. Our next upcoming club dive is the Venice trip aboard The Big Flat Top boat out of Englewood on May 21 is full. Payment for this trip will be $360 for the six divers attending.

New Business: The CPR class will be scheduled in early June. Frank will be emailing all those who have expressed interest the exact date and time. Cost for each member will be $35 for the certification. The class will last for about 3 hours and be conducted by Anthony Pribble from the Punta Gorda police. This class is American Heart Association certified. Frank is still arranging a one day trip to Pompano for an afternoon drift dive on May 14th…he will send out informative email to club members. Larry McClure will be our speaker next month discussing his live aboard trip to Truk Lagoon with videos and pictures. We will investigate having another trip this summer back to the Keys. We will not have a July meeting. Karan can possibly set up a club BBQ for that month. Vanessa wants to discuss fundraising ideas for our club to offset some of our social expenses. We also revisited charging non members a little more to attend dive club sponsored trips.

Next meeting: Thursday, May 19, at 7 P.M. The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 P.M.