Once again the final newsletter for the year is due.
2018 has flown by so quickly. I guess as we age the time just
seems to zoom by.
As usual we held the nominations for the E-Board at the
November meeting. The nominations are still open and we
will take nominations at the December meeting. All positions
are open! If you feel someone should be nominated please
nominate them. If you feel that you should be nominated then
by all means nominate yourself or ask someone to nominate you.
I encourage everyone to consider joining the E-Board. No
experience is necessary however we do ask that E-Board members
make an effort to attend meetings and actively participate.
Our annual Holiday Party will be held on Saturday, December
first at the usual location, the I.T. Parker Community Center
in Dania Beach. This is our biggest event of the year and I
hope to see many of you there. Please feel free to invite
guests such as family and friends. They are pretty much
guaranteed to have a fun evening. Great food, great live
music, and great people are waiting for them. The more the
merrier. This year the E-Board has decided to make a
donation to the South Florida Wildlife Center which is located
right down the street from the VFW, we are neighbors! We will
be taking donations at the door and all bartender tips will go
to this good cause. Please be generous.
Our Holiday Party Christmas Tree will be laid to rest on
Saturday, December 8. We and the tree will board the Sea
Experience at 8:30 am. We will place the tree on the deck of
the ship wreck Merci Jesus and proceed to decorate it with
things that fish like to eat. When we are finished we will
back off and watch the feeding frenzy. It makes a terrific
photo and video opportunity. If you plan to join us, please
bring something that fish will eat. What seems to work best is
chunks of fish or squid rings. It should be something that you
might put on a hook to catch a fish. Please use biodegradable
string to attach it to the tree. Plain cotton string works
fine. Please, no mono-filament! Plan to follow this dive trip
with lunch at a nearby restaurant. This is always a fun event.
Our Holiday Lights Cruise will be held on Sunday, December 16.
Once again we will hold this event on the Sea Experience,
docked at Bahia Mar. Please bring your beverage of choice and
some finger food to share. Once again, feel free to bring
guests. The boat will leave the dock promptly at 6 pm so
please arrive by 5:30. The cost for this fun evening is $29
which includes tax and gratuity. We plan to be back on the
dock at 8pm.
As the year is coming to a close, please remember to renew
your membership. Don’t forget that you must fill out a renewal
form and sign the waivers. Please remember to update your
information if you have moved, changed phone numbers or email
addresses. You can download the renewal form from the club
I would like to wish everyone a very happy holiday season and
a happy and health new year.
Live long and lobster.