Diving Rebels Scuba Club

Monthly Meeting– January 8, 2014

 

  1. Welcome – Danny Bouska opened the meeting at 7:28 PM with a welcome to guests and members.  Approximately 41 people were in attendance.
  1. Recognition of Guests – Danny Barentine recognized three guests in attendance:  Francine, Kim and Yasik.
  1. Newsletter Questions – Kevin Schuck asked 5 questions with answers contained within the January Newsletter.  A 50/50 raffle ticket was awarded to the first person with the correct answer to each question.
  1. Newsletter Secret Phrase:  Steve Ogden won with his entry of “Who seeks shall find.” by Sophocles.
  1. The Diving Rebels that attended Bonaire/Curacao presented information and slides/videos on the trip.  21 people attended this event.  Danny Bouska mentioned that there are 8 spots left on the trip to Utila, Honduras.
  1. Board Member Reports
    1. Sandra Playle, Secretary:  Reading of the Minutes – Kelly Barentine moved that the minutes be accepted as presented, seconded by Ted Glodowski.  Motion carried.
    2. Danny Barentine, Vice President:
  1. i.     Membership Report - Danny Barentine reported that we had 102 members in the club at the end of 2013, and now have 54 members at the beginning of 2014.  Sharon Harris is our latest new member.
  1. ii.     Danny reported that club members would receive membership cards at the February meeting.  These cards provide free air fills from our sponsors, as well as 10% off.  Danny reminded everyone to tell the cashier that you are a Diving Rebel and should get the discount prior to your purchase being rung up.
  1. iii.     Danny reminded people that Arlington Scuba does provide one free air fill every Wednesday to Diving Rebel members.
    1. Kevin Schuck, Treasurer:
  1. i.     Financial Status – Kevin made a deposit of $654.50, which includes $440 in dues, $162 in rebel wear, $2 donation from Steve Ogden for glove sales, $50 in 50/50 sales, and $.50 in non-wear fines. The new balance is $3,820.64.
    1. Activities:
  1. i.     January 1 – Polar Bear Dive at Clear Springs – several club members attended this event, and the Diving Rebels was the best represented club 4 years in a row.  Johnny Griffin had the longest bottom time at 1 hour and 2 minutes.  The water temperature was 48 degrees.
  1. ii.     January 11 – Christmas Party
  1. This was rescheduled from December 7 due to inclement weather.
  1. Mark Stonebridge is selling early-bird tickets now for $5 each for the meal.
  1. If people previously bought a ticket but are unable to attend, please provide your ticket to Mark Stonebridge tonight for a refund.
  1. The club is providing ham, turkey, green beans and mashed potatoes.  Members are asked to bring side dishes.
  1. Santa will be at the party from 6-7 for pictures.
  1. The dessert competition will be judged at 7:00 p.m., so please have desserts entered by that time.
  1. The winners of the photo contest, Diver of the Year, and Service Award will be announced at the party.
  1. For the gift exchange, you should bring a new gift worth $20-$25 that is wrapped, if you choose to participate.
  1. Raffle tickets are on sale, and there are $2600 in prizes that will be raffled off at the party.

10.  People should bring their own beverages.

  1. iii.     January 25-26 – San Marcos River Cleanup.  Steve Ogden indicated that people would meet around 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at the Aquarena Springs Bridge.  The dive will finish at Rio Vista Park, which is about 1 mile away.  Those that are certified as Scientific Divers can also dive Spring Lake on Saturday morning or Sunday morning.  Prizes for 1st and 2nd place for the most trash collected will be awarded.  Prizes for 1st and 2nd place for the most unusual piece of trash will be awarded.  The group will be going to dinner at Palmer’s Restaurant Saturday night, and will meet for breakfast at Herbert’s Taco Hut on Sunday.  The water in the river is around 72 degrees, so a 3 mm wetsuit is usually sufficient.  Bill Parker asked about the price for being certified as a scientific diver, and Steve indicated he would research.
  1. iv.     February 22-23 – Texas Dive Show – Danny Bouska indicated that the club will have a booth, and there are sign-up sheets for folks to help set up Friday night, and take down on Sunday.
  1. v.     February 22-23 – Arctic Dive at Lake Murray.  Steve Ogden will be coordinating the wine & cheese contest and the auction.  Elizabeth Neumann will be providing dinner of pulled pork on Saturday night.  If you would like to bring a side dish, please coordinate with Elizabeth.  Elizabeth would like some help preparing the meal for Saturday night, so please get with her if you can help.  Tickets for the meal are $10 in advance and $15 on Saturday February 22.  We plan to eat at 5:00 p.m.  The Scubadillos will be joining us for this outing.  If people have items to donate for the silent auction, please see Steve.  Prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd place for the best red wine, the best white wine, and the best cheese.  A prize will also be awarded for the worst wine.  A bonfire will be going Saturday night as well.  You may purchase tickets at the January or February member meetings.
  1. vi.     March 22 – Scuba Olympics – Scott Playle indicated that this would be held at the Kirby Natatorium in Arlington.  This event will include competitions with various scuba skills, and there are sign-up sheets for the competitions.  The club will provide dinner, and tickets are $5 each.  Since this is on school property, no alcohol can be brought in.  However, the group may go out afterwards to celebrate.
  1. vii.     April 11-13 – Tyler State Park
  1. viii.     May 24-26 (Memorial Day) – Balmorhea and Planetarium – campsites are reserved, but recommend you reserve a cabin now if you want one.
  1. ix.     April 26 – Scuba Toys Festival – More information is coming on this, but the Diving Rebels will have a booth at this event.  $60,000 in prizes is being given away.
  1. x.     May 3 – Swap Meet – Danny Bouska is still trying to find a suitable location.
  1. xi.     Scott Playle indicated that a survey would be coming out for activities and locations that members want to dive.
    1. Kelly Barentine and Tina Caron, Social Committee:
  1. i.     The first Restaurant of the Month will be in February at Instanbul Grill in Arlington.  The date is still TBD, but it will be on a Friday night at 7:00 p.m.  This restaurant is BYOB.
  1. ii.     Kelly and Tina are taking suggestions for future Restaurants of the Month.  No chain restaurants are attended in these events.
  1. iii.     This committee will be coordinating quarterly social activities for the club going forward.
    1. Becky Marak, Senior Board Member (absent): - no report
    2. Mark Stonebridge, Junior Board Member:  Mark indicated he had collected $50 last month for our 50/50 Raffle, along with $.50 in Rebel non-wear fines.  Mark made a last-call for raffle tickets.
  1. Old Business:  none
  1. New Business: See Danny Barentine to review/update your member information.  Signatures are required on these information forms.
  1. 50/50 Drawing:

Daniel McBride won the first drawing elected to take the cash of $55.50.

Daniel McBride also won the second drawing for the $15 gift card to Humperdinks

  1. Danny Bouska adjourned the meeting at 9:14 p.m.

Diving Rebels Scuba Club

Monthly Meeting– December 4, 2013

 

  1. Welcome – Danny Bouska opened the meeting at 7:24 PM with a welcome to guests and members.  Approximately 36 people were in attendance.
  1. Recognition of Guests – Danny Barentine recognized one guest in attendance:  Rosa Navahar.
  1. Newsletter Questions – Kelly Barentine asked 5 questions with answers contained within the November Newsletter.  A 50/50 raffle ticket was awarded to the first person with the correct answer to each question.
  1. Newsletter Secret Phrase:  Becky Marak won with her entry of “You must do the things you think you cannot do.” by Eleanor Roosevelt.
  1. Tina Caron presented Diving the Blue Heron Bridge in Florida.
  1. Board Member Reports
    1. Sandra Playle, Secretary (absent):  Reading of the Minutes – Steve Shipe moved that the minutes be accepted as presented, seconded by Connie Mitchell.  Motion carried.
    2. Danny Barentine, Vice President:  Membership Report – Danny Barentine reported that we have 102 members in the club.  Gail Kirby is our latest new member.
    3. Kelly Barentine, Treasurer:
  1. i.     Financial Status – Kelly reported that she made a deposit in November of $551.50, which includes $420 in dues, $14 in meal-share for the September outing, $56 in scuba bingo, $58 in 50/50 sales, and $3.50 in non-wear fines. The new balance is $5,392.40.
  1. ii.     Kelly noted that early-bird dues end at this meeting.
  1. iii.     November Restaurant of the Month – Kelly said 15 people attended the event at Bellisimo in Colleyville.  There will be no Restaurant of the Month for December, but they will continue in 2014.
  1. iv.     Ted Glodowski asked about a potential Saturday morning breakfast Restaurant of the Month.
    1. Activities:
  1. i.     December 7 – Christmas Party
  1. Tina Caron and Kelly Barentine indicated that we cannot cancel the pavilion, so the party is a go unless the weather is very bad.  Look for an email blast if the party is cancelled.  There are no cancellation contingency plans at the moment.
  1. Becky Marak is selling early-bird tickets now for $5 each for the meal.
  1. Santa will be at the party from 6-7 for pictures.
  1. Tina and Kelly noted the exception on the raffle ticket for photo contest winners.  These people do not need to be present to win, but can only win one gift.
  1. For the gift exchange, you should bring a new gift worth $20-$25 that is wrapped, if you choose to participate.
  1. People should bring their own beverages.
  1. ii.     January 25-26 – San Marcos River Cleanup.  Steve Ogden is coordinating.  There will be a trash contest for the most trash, and the most unusual item found.  Dinner will be as a group on Saturday night, possibly at Palmers, or possibly somewhere new.  On Sunday, Spring Lake will be available for those that are certified as scientific divers.  World Wide Christian Divers will be joining us on this outing.
  1. iii.     February 22-23 – Texas Dive Show
  1. iv.     February 22-23 – Arctic Dive at Lake Murray.  The suggestion was to get a cabin reservation early if you want one.
  1. v.     March – TBA – Scuba Olympics
  1. vi.     April 11-13 – Tyler State Park
  1. vii.     May 24-26 (Memorial Day) – Balmorhea and Planetarium
    1. Connie Mitchell, Senior Board Member:
  1. i.     Connie sold $162 of rebel wear during the last two months.  Becky will do a fashion frenzy when she takes over for 2014.
  1. ii.     Connie asked members to provide pictures and memorabilia for the display board at Humperdinks, and noted that the board contained new items.
    1. Becky Marak, Junior Board Member:  Becky indicated she had collected $58 last month for our 50/50 Raffle, along with $3.50 in Rebel non-wear fines.  Becky made a last-call for raffle tickets for the meeting, and indicated she had tickets for the Christmas party meal, and the Christmas party raffle available.
  1. Old Business:  Danny Bouska thanked the outgoing board for 2013, and welcomed the new board for 2014.
  1. New Business: The January member meeting will be January 8 instead of January 1.
  1. 50/50 Drawing:

Becky Marak won the first drawing elected to take the cash of $50.

Jay Delmar won the second drawing for the $15 gift card to Humperdinks

  1. Danny Bouska adjourned the meeting at 8:41 p.m.

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Diving Rebels Scuba Club

Monthly Meeting– October 2, 2013

  1. Welcome – Danny Bouska opened the meeting at 7:22 PM with a welcome to guests and members.  Approximately 35 people were in attendance.
  1. Recognition of Guests – Danny Barentine recognized three guests in attendance:  Kay Mikes, Virgil (Butch), and Daniel McBride.
  1. Newsletter Questions – Kelly Barentine asked 5 questions with answers contained within the October Newsletter.  A 50/50 raffle ticket was awarded to the first person with the correct answer to each question.
  1. Newsletter Secret Phrase:  Michelle Estill won with her entry of “My life is my message.”
  1. Angelika Lukacsy provided a presentation on Utila, Utopia.  This is the location for the Rebels 2014 blue water dive at the end of June.  Kevin Campbell also relayed his personal story about diving on the wreck of the Halliburton in Utila several years ago.
  1. Diving Rebel Board of Directors Nominations for 2014:
    1. Scott Playle was nominated for Activities Director and accepted the nomination.
    2. No nominations were received for Jr. Board Member.  This will be addressed again at the November member meeting.
    3. Becky Marak is automatically promoted from Jr. Board Member in 2013 to Sr. Board Member in 2014.
    4. Kevin Schuck was nominated for Treasurer.  Kevin was not present at the meeting, but had provided a letter to Kelly Barentine indicating he would accept the nomination.
    5. Sandra Playle was nominated for Secretary and accepted the nomination.
    6. Danny Barentine was nominated for Vice President and accepted the nomination.
    7. Danny Bouska was nominated for President and accepted the nomination.
    8. Danny Barentine moved that the nominations be closed, seconded by Ted Glodowski.  Motion carried.
  1. Board Member Reports
    1. Sandra Playle, Secretary:  Reading of the Minutes – Kelly Barentine moved that the minutes be accepted as corrected, seconded by Brian Neal.  Motion carried.
    2. Danny Barentine, Vice President:  Membership Report – Danny Barentine reported that we have 96 members in the club, and reminded people that dues were half-price for the remainder of 2013.
    3. Kelly Barentine, Treasurer:

i.     Financial Status – Kelly reported that she made a deposit in September of $1,772.50, which included $1,218 from the Chinese auction, $164.50 in dues, $159 in meal share collections, $130 in Rebel Wear sales, $84.50 in 50/50 raffle ticket sales, and $6.50 in non-wear fines.  Our new balance is $6,408.87.

ii.     October Restaurant of the Month – Kelly indicated that this would be held on Friday 10/11 at 7:00 p.m. at Winewood in Grapevine.  This was a recommendation from Tina Caron as an affordable steak eatery.  Folks may gather afterward for an additional activity in Grapevine.  Everyone was encouraged to RSVP to either Kelly or Connie.

    1. Activities:

i.     October 26-27 – Blue Lagoon near Huntsville for Underwater Pumpkin Carving.  Danny Bouska is coordinating, and needs meal coordinators for Saturday lunch and Sunday breakfast.  Boriana will be coordinating Saturday dinner with Bulgarina cuisine.  Danny has reserved camp sites 7 &8 at Lagoon 2, and is also planning to show scary movies Saturday night.  A sign-up sheet is available.

ii.     November 2 – Cedar Hill State Park at Joe Pool Lake for Chili Cook-off.  Tina Caron has reserved campsites for Friday and Saturday night, and a sign-up sheet is available.  Travis Wells expressed concern that the prizes last year for the chili cook-off were very small for the amount of effort and expense people put into their chili.  Kelly brought up the fact that the coordinators must remain within the approved budget guidelines for the outing, which is currently set at $240.  Most of this dollar amount is taken up by campsite fees.  Discussion was also held about considering an entry fee for future chili cook-off events, and whether or not the goal for the chili cook-off is for prizes or just for fun and bragging rights.  Scott Playle made a motion that the budget for the Chili Cook-off be amended to include an additional $110 for prizes.  Travis Wells seconded the motion, and the motion carried.

iii.     December 7 – Christmas Party – Tina mentioned this will be held at the same place as last year.

iv.     January 25-26 – San Marcos River Cleanup.  Steve Ogden will coordinate this event, and may also be able to include a trip to Spring Lake for those certified as scientific divers.

v.     February 22-23 – Arctic Dive at Lake Murray – this is just beginning to get planned.

vi.     April 11-13 – Tyler State Park – Tina has reserved camp sites for this outing.

vii.     May 24-26 (Memorial Day) – Balmorhea – Tina indicated that camp sites have been reserved, but recommended that individuals book cabins early if they do not want to camp because the cabins fill up quickly.

viii.     June 28, 2014 – July 5, 2014 – Danny Bouska reported that this will be the dates for the 2014 blue water dive trip for the club.  We will be going to Utopia Village in Utila, Honduras, which is partly owned by Angelika Lukacsy.  Angelika has spoken to the club and has provided several prize items in the past.  The cost is $1,399 per person double occupancy for a diver.  This does include airfare for the short hop to Utopia Village, but does not include all airfare.  A registration form is on the web site.  Utila, Honduras is known for seeing whale sharks, dolphins, pilot whales and sperm whales in the area.

    1. Connie Mitchell, Senior Board Member:

i.     Connie gave a report on the Garner State Park outing at the Frio River in September.  While the water was very low in the river, everyone had a good time, and a number of people joined from Meetup just for the day.  Connie mentioned that she had met an individual with over 13,000 logged dives.

ii.     September Restaurant of the Month – This was held at Moni’s Pizza and Pasta in Arlington.  22 people attended and had a very good time.

iii.     Connie mentioned that she still has rebel wear, although in limited sizes.

    1. Becky Marak, Junior Board Member:  Becky indicated she had collected $84.50 last month for our 50/50 Raffle, along with $6.50 in Rebel non-wear fines.
  1. Old Business:  None
  1. New Business:
    1. Steve Ogden has purchased a number of pairs of light diving gloves, which he will sell to members for $6/pair or 3 pairs for $15.  For each sale of individual pairs, he will donate $2 to the club.  For each sale of 3 pairs, he will donate $4 to the club.
    2. Steve Ogden mentioned he had tickets to the State Fair for no charge if people wanted them.
    3. Elizabeth Neumann expressed her thanks to Angelika Lukacsy for her continued support of the club.
  1. 50/50 Drawing:  Becky made a last-call for raffle tickets.

Chip won the first drawing elected to take the cash of $51.50.

Scott Playle won the second drawing for the $15 gift card to Humperdinks.

  1. Danny Bouska adjourned the meeting at 9:01 p.m.

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Diving Rebels Scuba Club

Monthly Meeting– November 6, 2013

  1. Welcome – Danny Barentine opened the meeting at 7:15 PM with a welcome to guests and members.  Approximately 34 people were in attendance.
  1. Recognition of Guests – Danny Barentine recognized two guests in attendance:  Michelle Jenkins and Michelle Wilson.
  1. Newsletter Questions – Kelly Barentine asked 5 questions with answers contained within the November Newsletter.  A 50/50 raffle ticket was awarded to the first person with the correct answer to each question.
  1. Newsletter Secret Phrase:  Butch Mikes won with his entry of “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”
  1. Since all nominees for the 2014 Diving Rebels Board of Directors were running unopposed, Mark Estill made a motion to accept the slate of candidates by acclamation.  Jay Delmar seconded the motion, and the motion carried.  The 2014 Diving Rebels Board of Directors are:  President – Danny Bouska, Vice President – Danny Barentine, Treasurer – Kevin Schuck, Secretary – Sandra Playle, Activities Director – Scott Playle, Sr. Board Member – Becky Marak, Jr. Board Member – Mark Stonebridge
  1. Ballots were passed out and collected for the Diver of the Year and the Service Award.  The winners will be announced at the Christmas Party.
  1. Board Member Reports
    1. Sandra Playle, Secretary:  Reading of the Minutes – Kelly Barentine moved that the minutes be accepted as presented, seconded by Becky Marak.  Motion carried.
    2. Danny Barentine, Vice President:  Membership Report – Danny Barentine reported that we have 101 members in the club.  The 100th member, joining in October, was Butch Mikes, and he received a free membership in the club for 2014.
    3. Kelly Barentine, Treasurer:

i.     Financial Status – Kelly reported that she made a deposit in October of $118.00, which included $62 in dues, $51.50 in 50/50 raffle ticket sales, and $4.50 in non-wear fines.  Our new balance is $6,419.04.

ii.     Kelly noted that the budget had been amended to include an additional $110 for the Chili Cook-off, as approved at the last member meeting.

iii.     October Restaurant of the Month – Kelly said 15 people attended the event at Winewood, which was a very nice steak place in Grapevine.

iv.     The final Restaurant of the Month for 2013 will be held on Friday, November 8 at Bellisimo Italian Restaurant in Colleyville.  The restaurant is BYOB, and they can only guarantee a table of 16 together, so Kelly requested that everyone RSVP if they are coming.

    1. Activities:

i.     October 26-27 – Blue Lagoon near Huntsville for Underwater Pumpkin Carving.  Steve Ogden reported that 13-14 people showed up, and 4 people carved pumpkins.  The water was clear, but the bottom was very silty.  Boriana cooked Bulgarian cuisine for dinner, and everyone watched Pirates of the Caribbean 4 that evening for the scary movie.  That night, it did rain heavily.

ii.     November 2 – Cedar Hill State Park at Joe Pool Lake for Chili Cook-off.  Kelly Barentine indicated that approximately 27 people showed up.  There were 9 entries for chili, with 1st prize going to Kevin Campbell, 2nd prize going to Johnny Griffin, and 3rd prize going to Travis Wells.  Three prizes were awarded for decorations, with 1st prize going to Lisa Craft, 2nd prize going to Danny Barentine, and 3rd prize gong to Connie Mitchell.

iii.     December 7 – Christmas Party

1.     Becky Marak is selling tickets for $5 each for the meal.  If people buy prior to coming to the door, they will be eligible for an early bird drawing.  Please write your name on the back of the ticket.

2.     The club will be providing turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and green beans.  Everyone is asked to bring side dishes and their own drinks.

3.     The winners of the photo contest, service award and diver of the year will be announced at this event.

4.     Tickets for the raffle will go on sale at the December meeting.  Many expensive prizes will be awarded, so members are encouraged to participate.  Raffle tickets will not be sold after the first one has been drawn.  The person must be present to win.

5.     Sign-up sheets are available for the set-up committee, teardown committee and the dessert judges.  If you want to judge desserts, you are asked to be there at 6:45.

6.     A voluntary gift exchange will be done.  If people want to participate, they are asked to bring a new gift worth $20-$25.  Becky Marak will let the person draw a number at the party when you bring in your gift, and the gift will be tagged.

iv.     January 25-26 – San Marcos River Cleanup.

v.     February 21-22 – Texas Dive Show

vi.     February 22-23 – Arctic Dive at Lake Murray

vii.     April 11-13 – Tyler State Park

viii.     May 24-26 (Memorial Day) – Balmorhea

    1. Connie Mitchell, Senior Board Member:

i.     Connie sold $110 of rebel wear at the last member meeting.  The inventory is somewhat depleted, but will be replenished when Becky takes office.

ii.     Connie asked members to provide pictures and memorabilia for the display board at Humperdinks.

    1. Becky Marak, Junior Board Member:  Becky indicated she had collected $51.50 last month for our 50/50 Raffle, along with $4.50 in Rebel non-wear fines.
  1. Danny Barentine said a special Thank You to Steve Ogden for providing State Fair tickets to the club members.
  1. Three games of Scuba Bingo were played.  The club earned $56 through this fund-raiser.  Winners were as follows:
    1. 1st game – Kyle Henson
    2. 2nd game – Michelle Estill
    3. 3rd game – Connie Mitchell
  1. Old Business:  None
  1. New Business: None
  1. 50/50 Drawing:  Becky made a last-call for raffle tickets.

Steve Ogden won the first drawing elected to take the cash of $58.

Scott Playle won the second drawing for the $15 gift card to Starbucks.

  1. Danny Barentine adjourned the meeting at 8:46 p.m.

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Diving Rebels Scuba Club

Monthly Meeting– September 4, 2013

  1. Welcome – Danny Bouska opened the meeting at 7:17 PM with a welcome to guests and members.  Approximately 41 people were in attendance.
  1. Recognition of Guests – Danny Barentine recognized five guests in attendance:  Scott Sloan, Keith Smith, Victor Justice, Tina Hawkins, and John Hawkins.
  1. Newsletter Questions – Kelly Barentine asked 5 questions with answers contained within the September Newsletter.  A 50/50 raffle ticket was awarded to the first person with the correct answer to each question.
  1. Newsletter Secret Phrase:  Mark Estill won with his entry of “Well done is better than well said.”
  1. Outing Reports:
    1. Scott Playle provided a verbal report on the August Lake Murray Outing.
    2. Connie Mitchell provided a verbal report on the September Garner State Park Outing.
  1. Board Member Reports
    1. Sandra Playle, Secretary:  Reading of the Minutes – Mark Estill moved that the minutes be accepted as presented, seconded by Connie Mitchell.  Motion carried.
    2. Danny Barentine, Vice President:  Membership Report – Danny Barentine introduced three new members:  Jean, Darrell Conger, and Richard Gregory.  Danny reported that we have 95 members in the club.
    3. Kelly Barentine, Treasurer:

i.     Financial Status – Kelly reported that she made a deposit in August of $209.00, which included $105 from the scuba bingo, $37.50 in dues, $65.50 in 50/50 raffle ticket sales, and $1.00 in non-wear fines.  Our new balance is $5,100.78.

ii.     August Restaurant of the Month – This was held at Los Molcajetes in Ft. Worth.  14 people attended.  The food was as good as before.

iii.     September Restaurant of the Month – Kelly indicated that this would be held on Friday 9/6 at 7:00 p.m. at Moni’s Pizza and Pasta in Arlington.  Everyone was encouraged to RSVP to either Kelly or Connie.

    1. Activities:

i.     Tina Caron indicated that the photo contest was ongoing, and to please pick up a copy of the rules at the meeting, or to see them on the website.

ii.     October 26-27 – Blue Lagoon for Underwater Pumpkin Carving.  Danny Bouska indicated that this date had changed from October 19-20 that was previously published, and that there was a sign-up sheet in the back.  Scott Playle asked for clarification on the rule that only a dive knife must be used for carving.  Danny Bouska indicated that any implement could be used underwater, and that it did not have to be a dive knife.

iii.     November 2 – Cedar Hill State Park at Joe Pool Lake for Chili Cook-off.  Tina Caron indicated that this date had changed from November 9 that was previously published.  Tina has reserved 2 campsites for Friday and Saturday night.  The judging will occur around 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.  Prizes will also be awarded for decorations surrounding your chili entry.

iv.     December 7 – Christmas Party – Tina mentioned this will be last activity for 2013.

v.     June 28, 2014 – July 5, 2014 – Danny Bouska reported that this will be the dates for the 2014 blue water dive trip for the club.  We will be going to Utopia Village in Utila, Honduras, which is partly owned by Angelika Lukacsy.  Angelika has spoken to the club and has provided several prize items in the past.  The cost is $1,399 per person double occupancy for a diver.  This does include airfare for the short hop to Utopia Village, but does not include all airfare.  A registration form is on the web site.  Utila, Honduras is known for seeing whale sharks, dolphins, pilot whales and sperm whales in the area.

    1. Connie Mitchell, Senior Board Member:  Connie sold $130 in rebel wear last month.  Connie also pointed out the historian board at Humperdinks, and asked members to provide her with memorabilia if they would like to see it displayed on the board.
    2. Becky Marak, Junior Board Member:  Becky indicated she had collected $65.50 last month for our 50/50 Raffle, along with $1.00 in Rebel non-wear fines.
  1. New Business: Danny Bouska mentioned that we will be taking nominations for board positions at the October member meeting, and encouraged people to consider running for a board position.
  1. Chinese Auction:  Lots of items were auctioned off to the members in attendance.  $1,218 was collected by the club during this fund raiser.
  1. 50/50 Drawing:  Becky made a last-call for raffle tickets.

Connie Mitchell won the first drawing elected to take the cash of $85.

Johnny Griffin won the second drawing for the $15 gift card to Humperdinks.

  1. Danny Bouska adjourned the meeting at 9:14 p.m.