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Minutes of Meeting 5/19/2011

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

Program: Larry McClure presented his liveaboard dive experiences to Truk Lagoon. He spoke about his adventure and showed pictures and two videos of the diving experiences he had in this famous World War II battleground in the Pacific. Thanks for a great presentation.

Secretary's report: Minutes from the 4/21 meeting were read and approved.

Treasurer's report: Our balance is $1037.97. We have a dive Saturday that will cost $360 for the Englewood charter on the Big Flat Top. We are also paying Rainbow Reef in Key Largo for a June 25 & 26 charter tomorrow.

Membership: Four prospective members were present, William Berger, John Boyle, Uwe Pfennigwerth, and Terri Tetreault were at the meeting. Uwe and Terri paid membership dues at the meeting.

Old Business: CPR class is on hold until the Fall. We are trying to obtain a more reasonable price for the training. This Saturday, May 21, we have a charter leaving from Englewood for shark tooth fossil diving aboard The Big Flat Top out of Englewood’s Royal Palm Marina. The trip is full.

New Business: Key Largo dive trip is a 12 pack for June 25 and 26 with Rainbow Reef operators. We currently have 4 openings for this trip. Frank will be booking and paying for the trip tomorrow. Cost is $110 per diver for two days of two tank diving. Those attending may book hotel through Rainbow Reef directly for a cost of $119 per night (normally $149 per night). Terry Bandel presented the club with an opportunity to work with the PGICA Singles club in next September 2012’s PGICA 50th anniversary celebration. Our club agreed to work the affair (set up, cook BBQ, clean up) with Terri’s club for that evenings’ festivities next year. Frank mentioned that our dive club is in charge of bartending at the PGICA’s carnival of clubs affair this coming Fall. Vanessa bounced around ideas to help raise funds for our club. Possibly a donation from Fantasea, for a raffle. We also discussed raising the club dues to increase our treasury. We will discuss this more in the Fall. Karan Beezley has graciously invited our club to her and Eddies home for a June social. Frank will be sending out emails about this after discussing the date and time with Karan. We will have a brief meeting at the June social. Vanessa talked about a big trip for next year to some destination yet to be determined. Frank will get out an email to survey the membership about their interest in this after discussing the matter further with Vanessa.

Next meeting: June social and brief business meeting at the Beezley’s TBA. The meeting adjourned at 8:45 PM