Happy New Year to everyone! I would like to thank everyone who came to the Holiday Party. The party was outstanding and special thanks to those of you who worked to make it the success that it was. We are already planning next year’s party and it will be on December 1, 2018. Mark your calendars.

This year’s designated charity was the South Florida Wildlife Center. Thanks to the generosity of many of you we raised nearly $900 for this worthy cause. Hats off to all of you who donated.

The Christmas tree dive was a great success this year. This year’s tree dive was especially memorable for all of us on the boat.  We had a great dive in surprisingly balmy water (I think that because the air was so cool that the water felt warm in comparison). Thanks to Johnny Kansman for preparing the tree and delivering it to the boat.

I am looking forward to the January meeting and our annual wacky gift exchange. Please bring a wrapped gift (it should be funny or nice - NO JUNK) and be prepared to have a lot of laughs.

We have a lot of fun activities on the calendar so check them out and join us. We always seem to have a lot of fun together. Keep in mind that you must be a member to take part in these activities so if you haven’t already paid your dues please do so.

Once again I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year 2018.

Live long and lobster

Jeff Raffa