January 2013

“MUD Club”

Next MeetingTuesday, January 15, 2013

Andrews University, Biology Amphitheater, Price Hall, Berrien Springs, MI

Meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.(Every 3rd Tuesday of every month except December)

January Meeting:

Introduce visitors,   Present club Information & General Dive related news,   Identify dive related events in 2013,   Present any Show & Tell,   Discuss current diving experiences & lessons learned if any,   Open session,     January prize drawing, then those that are hungry will go for Roma’s Pizza in Berrien Springs after meeting.

Annual Dues are due:  Please see Ric and pay before the meeting begins or afterward. You may also send him a check made out to Ric Kling and note on the check it’s for 2013 Mud Dues

Last Meeting Highlights:

As a reminder the 2013 Club Officers are:

Bob Sweeney (President)           Don McAlhany (V.P.)      Ric Kling  (Treasurer)

(269-429-6711)                       (269-249-5527                (269-944-5026)

There was no December meeting but there was a December Search & Recovery dive at Paw Paw Lake off Island Court that saw 4 divers in the water and two on shore providing line & diver support. The Annual News Years Gathering & Midnight dive was hosted at Don & Sharon McAlhany’s and the dive at Singer Lake. This year we had 3 divers in the water, 3 diver tenders & diver support and 1 spectator. Publicity wise we had three articles and one picture associated with the dive in the Herald-Palladium.

FYI:

As always, Club Hats, Decals & Club T-shirts can be purchased at the club meeting but first drop Mac a line at muddydiver@aol.com or call to identify item, size & quantity wanted.

2013 Dive Schedule   (Lets fill in the blanks)

January 1: New Years Day dive, Gull Lake, Kalamazoo, MI
January 19: Saturday after MUD Club Meeting
February 15-17: Our World Underwater , Rosemont, IL
Feb 23: Saturday after MUD Club Meeting
March 2: Great Lakes Shipwreck Festival,  Ann Arbor, MI.
March 15-17ScubaFest, Columbus, Ohio
March 23: Saturday after MUD Club Meeting
April 15-16: Annual Ghost Ships Festival, Milwaukee, WI
April 19-21: GLWC Meet N Greet2013 Gilboa Quarry – OH
April 20: Saturday after MUD Club Meeting
May 25: Saturday after MUD Club Meeting
June 22: Saturday after MUD Club Meeting
July 20: Saturday after MUD Club Meeting
August: Club Steak Fry & Dive
August 24: Saturday after MUD Club Meeting
September 6-8: Cheboygan Weekend
Sept 21: Saturday after MUD Club Meeting
October 19: Saturday after MUD Club Meeting
November 23: Saturday – Turkey Dive, Riverview Park
December 31: New Year Gathering & Dive

Wolf’s News:

OW class, instructor Bob Jensen – April 26th 2013; Thursday / Friday, 6 pm @ Wolf’s for class / Saturday / Sunday, TBA @ YMCA for pool work

Ann Arbor 5 dive off the Elsie J – TBA, late April / early May predicted

OW dive, Lake Michigan TBA odd the Elsie J in May

Details call Richard Meister – Wolf’s Divers Supply (269) 926-1068

Reminder:

The water is not real hard YET so get the out the deep hood, three finger mitts and get wet.

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