From Meeting Date: February 9, 2011

President: Danny Bouska opened the meeting at 7:15 with greetings to all members and recognition of guests.

· There were 2 guests in attendance

Presentation: Danny & Jill Bouska

· Danny & Jill had a slideshow of their January 2011 cruise to the Panama Canal

Secretary: Rita Simpson

· The minutes from the January meeting were passed out to the members in attendance. John Richerson moved that the minutes be accepted, seconded by Jim Simpson. Motion carried.

Activities Director: Tina Caron

· Steve Ogden reported on the Jan 29-30 San Marcos River clean-up. There were 14-15 attendees; Steve won (again!) for the most trash collected. Danny Barentine won the prize for the most unusual item found – a class ring with the name inscribed; Danny is trying to find the owner to return the ring.

· The Texas Dive Show is scheduled for Feb 25-26 at the Irving Convention Center – details are in the works for going to dinner as a group after.

· The Arctic Dive/Wine & Cheese Festival at Lake Murray is now scheduled for March 12 – 13. Those who want to dive will do so at approximately 1:00. Jim Simpson donated a polar bear hat to be used as a “traveling trophy” which will be awarded to the diver who stays in the water the longest. Dinner will be served at 5:00 and the wine/cheese tasting will be after dinner. There will also be a Silent Auction which will include a raffle of a Two-For-One trip to Utila. Bring your donations for the Auction to the March 2nd meeting, Steve will organize the auction.

· Tina reported that April 15 – 17 are the dates for the outing to Tyler State Park. Our campsites are reserved but we need volunteers for meal coordination. There will be a sign-up sheet at the March meeting.

· Balmorrhea State Park is the proposed site for our May outing, potentially over Memorial Day weekend.

Social Director: Michelle Estill

· Jim Simpson proposed that we have a Crawfish Boil in April or early May. The VFW in Arlington (Post 8561) has agreed that we can do this at their facility at no cost, on a Sunday. There is a cash bar. The date is TBD.

Treasurer: Kelly Barentine

· Kelly reported that the total sales for Fall Fashion Frenzy were $951.00. The January deposit of $1059.50 brought our current bank balance to $3,302.89.

Vice President: Mark Estill

· In Mark’s absence, Danny Bouska handed out the 2011 membership cards to those in attendance.

Senior Board Member: Sherry Hammond


Junior Board Member: Cory Bailow

· 50/50 total sales was $_________

· Non-Wear fines were $________

Old Business:

· 2010 Drift Point Award – given to Johnny Griffin, who will receive a refund of his 2010 dues.

New Business:

· Blue Water Trips (defined as “Salt Water”) – our options are open on this topic. Suggestions made include Fiji, Bonaire, Flower Gardens, South Padre, Cozumel, etc. There can be multiple trips in a year.

· Connie Mitchell provided information as to the event in Mansfield honoring Johnny Griffin’s father.

Meeting Adjourned at 8:30