April 2014 Team Meeting Recap

It was really great to see everyone again at our April Team Meeting!  New members, visitors, and veterans alike showed up for a great time talking diving, getting an update on Team happenings, and getting a great presentation from our guest speaker, Chris Goldblatt of the Fish Reef Project.  For those of you who couldn’t make it out, here’s what you missed…

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  • April Boat Dive Recap
    • Charter of the Conception out of Santa Barbara
    • Diving at Santa Cruz (San Miguel blown out)
    • 13 Team Divers made it out:  Sam B., Ann B., Andrea and Doug E., Jay F., Nick M., Lois R., Jim R., Mike S., Ron S., Doak S., Kellen T., John W.
  • April Beach Dive Recap
    • Spring Cookout at Leo Carrillo
    • Challenging surf conditions – build up during the dive
  • May Look Ahead:
    • Boat Dive:  May 4th, Oil Rigs
    • Beach Dive:  May 17th, El Matador
    • Chamber Day (support the recompression chamber at Catalina):  May 7th
    • Team Meeting:  May 28th
  • Long Look Ahead:
  • Team Surf Furs
    • First run ordered!
  • Team Shirts
    • New styles ordered, delivered Apr 30th
  • Diver of the Month
    • Feb Recount – Still goes to John W.!
    • Mar – Doug E.
    • Congratulations to our Divers!
  • Raffle
    • 3rd Prize – Brian F.
    • 2nd Prize – Jim W.
    • 1st Prize – Mike S.
  • Guest Speaker – Chris Goldblatt
    • Fish Reef Project
    • Chris is working to establish artificial reef systems in Southern California and Hawaii.  The project uses specially engineered “reef balls” to create artificial reefs that are balanced in their ability to support kelp and fish species.  Check out the website, and see what you can do to help and get involved.

Again, it was great to see all of you again.  Looking forward to diving with you soon!

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March 2014 Team Meeting Recap

Good to see everyone again!  Things have been hectic getting the shop rolling again, but it is always rewarding to see you all to remind me why we do this.  For those of you who couldn’t make it out, here’s what you missed…

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  • Feb Boat Dive Recap
    • Spectre to Anacapa
    • Four divers made it out:  Bob C., Brian F., Kellen T., John W.
  • Feb Beach Dive Recap
    • Gaviota State Beach
      • Don’t dive here at low tide! Haha!
    • Five divers made it out:  Natalee O., Jim R., Mike S., Kellen T., John W.
  • Mar Beach Dive Recap
    • Leo Carrillo State Beach
      • Supposed to be Deer Creek – sand is gone!
    • Four divers made it out:  Kevin A., Jorge C., Mike S., Jown W.
      • Several guest divers
  • Mar Boat Dive Recap
    • Oil Rig Ellie, Wreck of the African Queen
      • Two new spots for us
    • Eight divers (full boat):  Jorge C., Andrea E., Doug E., Brian F., Mike S., Jeff S., Ron S., John W.
  • Team Look Ahead
    • Reminders on upcoming Team Dive Trips
    • May 7th – Chamber Day
    • July 19th – San Diego Wreck Alley Trip
    • Aug 23rd/24th – Monterey Road Trip
    • Sep 7th – Catalina Marine Park Trip
    • Oct 9th – 12th – Horizon Three Day Trip
  • Team Surf Furs
  • Diver of the Month
    • Recount Needed!  Stay tuned for April!
  • Raffle

Again, was great seeing all of you, and hope to see you again soon!

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February 2014 Team Meeting Recap

Another great meeting with all of you.  Thanks so much for coming out.  Had a great time catching up and talking diving.  For those of you who didn’t make it out, here’s what you missed…

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  • Beach Dive Recap – Refugio State Beach
    • Too rough at Tajiguas – relocated
    • 6 Divers – Ann B., Andrea and Doug E., Mike S., Kellen T., John W.
  • April Look Ahead
    • Boat Dive – April 5th, Truth Aquatics Charter
    • Beach Dive – April 13th, Leo Carrillo, Spring Cookout
    • Team Meeting – April 23rd
  • ScubaChef Event
  • Dive Trip / Charter Plan Review
    • April – Truth Aquatics
    • July – San Diego Wreck Alley
    • August – Monterey
    • September – Avalon, Santa Catalina
    • October – Outer Islands, Horizon Charter
  • Diver of the Month – January, 2014
    • 4 Divers made it to two events in January
      • Ann B., Doug E., Kellen T., John W.
    • Ann B. wins the drawing
  • Raffle
    • 3rd Prize, John W.
    • 2nd Prize, Gary L.
    • 1st Prize, Derek D.

Again, was great seeing all of you, and hope to dive with you soon.

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January 2014 Team Meeting Recap

Wow!  Was great seeing everyone for our first Team Meeting of 2014.  We had 28 divers in attendance, including 3 new members!  What a great way to start off the 2014 Diving Year.  For those of you who couldn’t make it, here’s what you missed…

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  • Membership Renewals
    • Renewals going on – thanks for all who renewed at meeting / before
  • 2013 Team Survey Results
    • Thanks to all for your participation
    • Reasons for being on Team
      • Diving with friends, building camaraderie lead the way
    • Ways to improve / get more involved
      • Varying our dive plan for the year / more flexibility
  • Review of 2014 Dive Plan
    • Greater flexibility – alternate Saturday / Sunday, Boat / Beach
    • Tour the Coast
    • Varied trips and charters
  • 2014 Boat Dives – new stuff
  • 2014 Beach Dives – new stuff
    • Tour the Coast
    • Monterey trip
  • Cook-outs and Food
    • 3 big cook outs during year
    • ScubaChef on boats / at the shop
  • Photography Nights
    • Two during course of year
  • Diver of the Month / Year continuing
  • Member referral program
  • Frequent Diver Discount
    • 5 Team Dive events gets you discount off renewal

Again, it was great to see all of you.  Looking forward to another great year of diving!  Let’s get out there!

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October 2013 Team Meeting Recap

Once again, it was great to see all of you who made it out to our October Team Meeting.  Here’s what you missed if you didn’t make it out…

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  • October Boat Dive
    • Horizon Charter with the Shop
    • Santa Barbara, Santa Catalina, and San Clemente
    • 8 Team Members on the Boat – Brian F., Jay F., Mike S., Ron S. Kyle S., Doak S., Kellen T., and John W.
  • October Beach Dive
    • Nicholas Canyon County Beach
    • Great Conditions!
    • 7 Divers – Ann B., Tim C., Ron O., Jim R., Mike S., Kyle S., and John W.
  • Diver of the Month – September
    • 6 Divers made it to the two events in September
    • Ann B. wins the drawing
  • November Look Ahead
    • Boat Dive – Nov 17th, Oil Rigs, Mike coordinating
    • Beach Dive – Nov 3rd, TBD, Mike coordinating
    • Team Meeting – None
  • December Look Ahead
    • Annual Camp-and-Cook-Out Dec 6th – 8th at Leo Carrillo State Beach
      • Camping in Spots 19 – 30
      • Saturday morning dive
      • Chili Cook-Off
      • Awards and Drawings
      • RSVP with Mike
    • Boat Dive – Dec 14th, Star of Scotland, Mike coordinating
  • Membership Renewal
    • Coming in January 2014
  • 2014 Dive Plan Review
    • Boat Dives – more spots
    • Beach Dives – tour of SoCal best beach dives
    • Trips – Monterey, San Diego Wreck Alley, Northern Channel Islands
    • Shop Dive Vacations – Fiji, Caymans, Horizon

Was great seeing all of you again, and hope to see you soon, in the water!

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