Thursday, January 10, 2019

FW: Clayton Diving Club - January meeting minutes


Subject: Clayton Diving Club - January meeting minutes

The meeting was opened by club president Dennis McCarthy at 5:30 pm on January 10.  In attendance were Diane Hammond, Joe Dudiak, Ken Kozin, Carol Kozin, Kathi McCarthy, Dennis McCarthy, John Krake and Skip Couch.  

Secretary report:  Joe Dudiak read the minutes from the December meeting.  The minutes were then accepted as written.   

Treasurer report:  Ken Kozin reported that the current club balance is $521.21, including $131.05 in the mooring fund.   The treasury report was then accepted.   

Old Business:   

Dive Site Project 
Joe Dudiak reported that no further information was provided by the Clayton Village Board of Trustees.  The Village Planning Board has contacted the NY Office of General Services to discuss the project.  The Village will not submit the Joint Application until after the Planning Board provides their findings.   

Buoys
Ken Kozin reported on the metal buoy light cages that need to be upgraded.  Wayne Green might assist in welding the new heavy duty cages.  Ken plans to purchase the material that will be needed for the effort.  Ken also reported that the chains may need to be replaced on some of the buoys due to normal wear.  The club had purchased additional chain for the Divers Access Dock but could be used for the buoys if needed. 

Divers Access Dock
No additional information was available regarding the condition of the Divers Access Dock.   There was discussion regarding a past request by the Village to assist in blocking the sewer outflow at the Frink Park dock so that swimmers cannot enter.  It was reported that the Village had purchased a metal grate to be placed over the opening.  Divers from the club are willing to assist in placement of the barrier.  

New club Website
Dennis McCarthy reported that the new website is now functional.   Official club documents, such as the By-laws as well as other documents, need to be resurrected and then placed on the website for safe storage.  There was also discussion regarding the technical connectivity of the new website to the existing website name versus purchasing a new club website URL.  Dennis will discuss the options with Lisa Goodlin.  Lisa has offered to fund and maintain the existing URLs (claytondivingclub.com, claytondivingclub.net) and then to link them to the new website.   

2019 International Boating Safety event
The club has been invited by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary to participate in this event held at Bonnie Castle on June 1 from 10-5 pm.  The club has agreed to provide a booth to promote dive flag awareness and how it pertains to boating safety, to promote the local shipwrecks of the St. Lawrence River and to help promote our Clayton Diving Club.     

New Business

Clayton Chamber of Commerce: Dennis McCarthy reported that the Clayton Chamber of Commerce website has included some old pictures of the Clayton Diving Club and they would like to promote the club and its activities.  Ideally they could link to the new club website for current information.  Additional discussion with the Chamber needs to take place and Dennis will pursue it. 

The 2019 meeting/activity schedule was discussed with the following ideas drafted:

February – Area dive dinner Sunday, Feb. 10th.  More correspondence will be provided for this event.  The history of the Clayton Diving Club will be presented by Skip Couch at the Thousand Island museum Feb 6th at 10am.

March – club activities; Boston Sea Rovers March 8;  Beneath the Sea March 29-31

April – club business meeting TBD; CNY Dive Show April 28; Clayton Boat Show

May – club activities; install shipwreck buoys for the dive season May 16-18

June – club activities; club booth at the 2019 International Boaters Safety Event at
Bonnie Castle.  Club dive to begin the project survey the shipwreck the Maggie L.


July – club activities; Possible club dive as an extension of the Maggie L survey

August – Club picnic

September – club business meeting TBD; Annual Clean-up dive of the Clayton waterfront

October – club activities; Remove club buoys for the season;  U/W Pumpkin Carving.

November – club business meeting TBD;

December – Participate in the Clayton Christmas Parade; annual club Christmas party.  


The February scuba diver lunch  will be at a local restaurant on Sunday, February 10 at 1 PM and will include club members as well as other local divers.  More detailed information will be sent in an additional email.   

The meeting was adjourned at 6:40 by president Dennis McCarthy.

Reminder:  The membership dues for the 2019 dive season is now due.  A release form needs to be submitted each year.  The form and mailing address can be found on the website at Join

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Fwd: Clayton Diving Club - January meeting reminder

Subject:     Clayton Diving Club - January meeting reminder

From:             Joe dudiak <jdudiak@twcny.rr.com>


The January meeting will be held on Thursday, January 10 at 5:30 PM and will be held at the Hawn Memorial Library in Clayton.  The library is located at 220 John St, Clayton and we will be using the downstairs conference room

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Clayton Diving Club - Dec. Christmas dinner

From Joe Dudiak

December Christmas dinner,

The annual Christmas dinner was held at the newly opened Island Bay Pier House.  Nine members of the club attended.  It was an enjoyable dinner with good food, good conversation and a pleasant environment.   

 

The 'mini' meeting was opened by newly elected club president Dennis McCarthy.  In attendance were Diane Hammond, Charlie Stage, Joe Dudiak, Ken Kozin, Carol Kozin, Kathi McCarthy, Dennis McCarthy, John Krake and Kevin Topa.  

 

Election Committee:  Kathi McCarthy reported on the results of the election of officers for 2019:

 

President – Dennis McCarthy

Vice-President – John Krake

Secretary – Joe Dudiak

Treasurer – Ken Kozin

 

 

Old Business:

-       Dive Site Project; 

Joe Dudiak reported that he received a call from Clayton Village Mayor, Norma Zimmer.  Norma indicated the Board of Trustees is waiting on the recommendation of the Village Planning Board before a final decision is made. The Planning Board has contacted the NY Office of General Services to discuss this project.  Norma indicated that she will keep us posted of any results.

 

  • New club website: 

Dennis reported that the new website was populated with past meeting minutes and other links.  The officers will receive more details regarding how to post to the site.  The new site will provide a much easier way to be updated with the latest dive information.  Work will continue in order for it to be ready for the 2019 dive season.   

 

 

New Business

 

  • New projects for 2019

Dennis discussed some of the potential projects for the 2019 dive season.  Included in the list was to complete a survey of the Maggie L shipwreck.  Dennis also indicated winter meetings will be at various restaurants in the area as a means of gathering in the off season.   Joe Dudiak reported that he was contacted by Gary Kocher of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary requesting that the club participate in the 2019 Boating Safety Event held at Bonnie Castle on June 1.  At the January meeting we will discuss these and other projects in more detail and create a draft of items for the 2019 dive season.    

   

-     The January meeting will be held on Thursday, January 10 at 5:30 PM and will be held at the Hawn Memorial Library in Clayton.  The library is located at 220 John St, Clayton and we will be using the downstairs conference room.    

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  • The meeting was then adjourned by president Dennis McCarthy.