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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September 2013 Team Meeting Recap

Was great to see all of you who turned out for our September Team Meeting.  It’s been a while for me, with all of my business travel, so it was great to see all of you.  Here’s what you missed if you didn’t make it out…

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  • September 21st Beach Dive
    • Leo Carrillo State Beach
    • Underwater Cleanup with Heal the Bay for Coastal Cleanup Day
    • 10 Team Members at the event, with 6 divers – Ann B., Doug E., Andrea E., Jim R., Mike S., Ron S., Doak S., Cindy S., Ed T., and John W.
  • New Divers on the Team
    • Gary L. and David Y.
    • Welcome!
  • New Certifications
    • Kyle S., Ed T., and John W. completed Diver Stress & Rescue
    • Congratulations!
  • August Diver of the Month
    • Two Divers made it to all three events – Ann B. and John W.
    • John wins the drawing
  • October Look Ahead
    • Boat Dive – Oct 10 – 13th, Channel Islands Scuba 3-Day Horizon Trip, contact Chris at the shop
    • Beach Dive – Oct 20th, TBD, Mike coordinating
    • Team Meeting – Oct 23rd
  • 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 6 – 8th, Leo Carrillo State Beach
    • Stay tuned for details
  • Membership Renewals
    • Coming up in January, 201
  • Raffle Prizes
    • Tank Light – Doug E.
    • Lobster Gauge on a Light – Kevin A.
    • Game Bag – Mike S.
  • Guest Speaker – Kurt Lieber, Ocean Defenders Alliance
    • Kurt spoke with us about the dangers abandoned commercial fishing gear poses to our marine environment, and what his organization is doing to remove it.

Was great seeing all of you again.  Hope to see you all soon, in the water!

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May 2013 Team Meeting Recap

Was great to see all of you who turned out for our May Team Meeting, our first after returning from the trip to Cozumel with Channel Islands Scuba.  Short Team Meeting, so we could have a photo night.  Here’s what you missed (besides the pictures) if you didn’t make it out…

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  • May Trip to Cozumel
    • 18 Team Members on the Trip!
  • May 18th Beach Dive
    • El Matador State Beach
    • 7 Team Members got wet – Ann B., Jorge C., Derek D., Mike S., Ron S., Doak S., John W.
  • April Diver of the Month
    • Three Divers made it to all three events – Doug E., Ron S., Ed T.
    • Ron wins the drawing
  • June Look Ahead
    • Boat Dive – June 2nd, Oil Rig + Olympic, Mike coordinating
    • Beach Dive – June 8th, TBD, Mike coordinating
    • Team Meeting – June 26th
  • July Look Ahead
    • Boat Dive – July 7th, Santa Cruz Halibut Hunt, Mike coordinating
    • Beach Dive – July 20th, TBD, Mike coordinating
    • Team Meeting – July 24th
  • Raffle Prizes
    • Dry Box – John W.
    • Slate – Jodi S.
    • Shaker – Lois R.
  • Photo Contest
    • Derek D., Nirupam N., Ed T., and John W. submitted photos
    • John wins the contest

Was great seeing all of you again, and had a great time reliving our dives this year through your pictures.  Hope to see you all soon, in the water!

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