From Joe Dudiak
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
- 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 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.
- The meeting was then adjourned by president Dennis McCarthy.