August 1st, 2018 Meeting Recap

August 1st, 2018 Meeting Recap

Meeting Minutes

August 1, 2018 –

Special Announcements: Happy Birthday, Jerry!

Total Attendance: 53


  1. New Divers

  • Three new divers this month! Welcome to MOD!
  1. Dive Reports

  • Hawaii with the “Holbrooksi’s” – Jack’s Dive Locker, Big Island Divers, Manta Ray Dive, Lots of Snorkeling!
  • NY Tech Wreck Diving with Richard Johnson and TC Huang.
  • New England Aquarium with Corey Davoll: Amazing aquarium in Boston. Also went humpback whale watching and saw a breach!
  • Gilboa: Temps in high 60’s. Thermocline below 20ft platform and dropping!
  1. Upcoming Events

  • Dive Hope – August 4th: Whitestar Quarry. Register here:
    • Our plans are coming into focus and we’re looking forward to an exciting day of food, water, and YOU!
    • We’re looking for volunteers for DSDs (DMT’s Ok!), and setup/tear down. Please send us a message if you can help!
    • Still looking for auction item donations of all kinds. Diving & Non-diving items are great!
    • Please spread the word. Tell 10 people about the BBQ. You are our word of mouth and promotional support! Please bring more people into our family!
  • Shipwrecks and Scuba: November 10thSpecial Guest: Jill Heinerth! More Info:
  1. New Business

  • New MOD Website has launched! More features and content coming soon!
  • Kroger Community Rewards.
    • More than $50 earned last quarter!
    • More info and sign up!:
      • Sign in, scroll to ‘Ohio, Columbus’, click ‘Request Kroger Plus Card’, navigate to page 10, click ‘Enroll’ under Mid Ohio Divers (org #:FP628).
  • Shipwrecks and Scuba – we’re donating $100!
  • Dive Hope – we’re donating $300!
  1. Disadvantaged Diver Opportunity

  • Cari Stahlman presented on a possible disadvantaged diving opportunity.
  • Certifying veterans – 3/8 Veterans of Fallujah and Ramadi – Justin Carlisle – will be here at September meeting.
  • CSI to provide air and gear.
  • Need MOD volunteers – Need 4 Pro numbers minimum.
  • 4 day session in Sept/Oct.
  • This could be a similar event to the Wounded Warriors event we have done in the past.
  • May be possible to do this in tandem with a grant as well for future events.
  • More details to come.