Sunday, July 14, 2019

Clayton Diving Club - July mtg minutes

The meeting was opened by club president Dennis McCarthy at 5:30 pm on July 11.  In attendance were Joe Dudiak, Ken Kozin, Carol Kozin, Kathi McCarthy, Dennis McCarthy, Diane Hammond, John Krake and Dick Bleier. 
-      Treasurer report:  
Ken Kozin reported that the current balance for the club is at $606.21, which includes $231.15 for the mooring fund. 

  • Secretary report:
Joe Dudiak reported that the minutes from the May meeting were sent to all active members via email and was posted on the club website.  The minutes were then accepted.  Joe also reported that Edwin Hammond sent a donation of $100 for the mooring fund in honor of his brother Bill Hammond.  A thank-you note from the club was sent to Edwin.   The club also received a thank-you note from the Alexandria Bay Chamber of Commerce for the club’s participation in their clean-up day.  Six divers and two deck hands were there to assist in the clean-up around the village dock. 

  • Old Business
Dennis McCarthy reported that he sent a letter to NOAA expressing the club’s views of the proposal for a National Marine Sanctuary on Lake Ontario.  Dennis received input from various members and incorporated the changes to his draft.  The letter can be viewed at

  • Dennis also reported that he sent a more generic version of the letter to the 1000 Island Life Magazine.  
  • Ken Kozin reported that the mooring buoy for the shipwreck Keystorm has not yet been placed for this dive season.  Ken, Joe Dudiak, and Skip Couch then scheduled to place the buoy on Tuesday, July 16 at 9:00. 
  • New Business
  • A club dive to create a 3D video of the Maggie L or the Grandview is scheduled for July 29 at 8:00 AM.  Dennis & Kathi McCarthy will brief the divers on the technique to take the video prior to the dive.  Any diver who would like to participate should contact Ken Kozin at 315-286-4352.
  • TI Museum Events:
History at Noon  -Wednesday, July 24 – History at Noon with Dennis McCarthy. Dennis will present a program on the Mysteries of the North Bay Carleton Island shipwreck.
Sunset History Boat Cruise – Wednesday, July 24 – Carleton Island Tour – Boat will head towards Cape Vincent to tour around historic Carleton Island, site of Fort Haldimand, a Revolutionary War fort. Dennis McCarthy will be on the cruise to relate the history of the island, the people and events that took place there, including Edward Wyckoff’s construction of a large villa, the ruins of which still stand. Tickets are $32 per person. Tour leaves the dock at 5:00. Reservations are required and space is limited.
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  • The meeting was adjourned at 6:35 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

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