From Meeting Date:  January 5, 2011

President: Danny Bouska was absent so VP Mark Estill opened the meeting with greetings to all members and recognition of guests.

  • There were 5 guests in attendance

Presentation: Tina Caron

  • Tina had a slideshow of her September 2010 dive experience in the Turks & Caicos

Secretary: Rita Simpson

  • Rita read the minutes from the December meeting

Activities Director: Tina Caron

  • Tina gave a report of the Christmas party on Dec 11 and thanked everyone who helped make it happen
  • Steve Ogden reported on what to expect at the Jan 29-30 San Marcos River clean-up
  • The Texas Dive Show is scheduled for Feb 25-26 at the Irving Convention Center – details are in the works for going as a group
  • The Arctic Dive/Wine & Cheese Festival at Lake Murray may be rescheduled so as to not conflict with the dates for the Texas Dive Show – the new date is pending

Social Director: Michelle Estill

  • On January 15 the Fort Worth Planetarium is having a Pink Floyd laser light show – dinner prior to the show will be at the Railhead Restaurant at 6:00 p.m.

Treasurer: Kelly Barentine

  • The raffle at the Christmas party brought in $576.00 which was included in the December deposit of $1511.50 – our current bank balance is $3,498.77

Vice President: Mark Estill

  • Mark reported 1 new member, and 48 renewal year-to-date 2011

Senior Board Member: Sherry Hammond

  • Sherry handed out the Fall Fashion Frenzy merchandise
  • An order of t-shirts for new members will be placed very soon

Junior Board Member: Marcus Greenberg

  • 50/50 total sales was $94.00

Member Announcement: Jimmy Atkinson

  • Jimmy advised that Toys For The Children is going to Liberia/Costa Rica on December 10 – 17, 2011, to pass out toys/school supplies/shoes/etc to approximately 1200 children – all members are invited on this trip (at their own expense)

Meeting Adjourned

What are people saying about the Diving Rebels?

"We had a nice time at the meeting Wednesday night! I have never been at a scuba meeting that large before. Thanks for the warm and friendly reception everyone." Darrel

"Just got back from diving at San Marcos, what great fun...Man I love my Diving Rebels!" Greg

"Very welcoming!" Nikki       

"Great folks, glad to be a part of them."  Hendrick

“Because fun is contagious and you too can be infected! You will not find a crazier and entertaining group of people. We are just plain FUN. ”  Kelly

"Family" Connie      

"Great People" Bill

“ Awesome people! Thank you for the hospitality! ”  Sarah

“ Great club glad I joined ” Alan

“ It's a great group of friendly people, willing to help you bring up your skill level. ” Gail

“ If you are looking for a dive group that is down to business with a friendly atmosphere whether you’re a beginner or experienced diver and your young or an old timer then this group would be for you. ” Gerald

“If you want to make some new dive buddies then this is the group for you. The are very friendly and have a good number of activities going on.” Brittany