Just as promised the Wacky Gift Exchange was a hoot. If you missed it mark your calendar for next January’s meeting. It is always a really fun evening. There was a slight improvement in the quality of gifts this year. Thank you all for that. Maybe DON’T BRING JUNK is finally sinking in. Thanks to John Kansman and Donna Eades for playing Santa and his elf.

Even though the water has chilled down a bit there is still great diving available to us. The water really isn’t all that cold so if you are lucky enough to get a day when the wind isn’t ripping you are going to have some good dives.

Remember, it is club policy that when you sign up for an event you must pay the fee for that event. The event coordinator will not consider you a participant unless you have paid. If there is an extenuating circumstance, such as forgetting to bring a check to the meeting please be sure to talk with the coordinator to make payment arrangements. Don’t forget that you can use PayPal. Just be sure to follow the instructions so that we don’t incur a fee. The instructions are on the website or you can ask Ginny or me if you need help.

If it is February it must be Barry Kulick. Yes, Barry will be back to entertain us with his wonderful photography and witty commentary. If you are new to the club this is another must do meeting. Barry is always terrific.

As we are well into 2018 please be sure to renew your membership if you haven’t already done so. Those of you not paid by the end of February will be assessed a late fee. Remember you must be a member in good standing to take part in any club activities.

As always feel free to make any suggestions regarding the running of the club or activities you would like to see on the calendar. We are always open to new ideas.

Live long and lobster.

Jeff Raffa
President SFDI