June President's Message - Jam-Packed Summer!

Happy June Birthday TO
Jay Borstein
Nicole Bronson
Bonnie Lee
Bruce Wills

The water is warming up and the seas are lying down! I’m still wearing a 3ml suit but I’m really looking forward to wearing my 1ml.

As usual, there are a lot of fun activities planned. Be sure to check out the calendar and sign up for any or all of them at the June meeting. If there is a cost involved be sure to pay at the time you sign up. If you cannot pay immediately, let the coordinator know that you will be making your payment as soon as you can. Remember, you are not officially on a dive or a trip unless you have paid.

The night dive at the Deerfield Pier will be June 14 and the following day will be The Guinness World Record for the biggest underwater cleanup. Both of these events will be a lot of fun. See John Edmonds for more information.

Of course we will have our annual beach party on Fort Lauderdale Beach. It’s always a great time. Best of all it’s free for our members. You can’t beat that price.

The Keys weekend will be August 23-25. Be sure to sign up and get your money in. I have a feeling we will have more demand for rooms than we have reserved and the hotel is already sold out. The first people on the sign up sheet and paid will get accommodations at the hotel. If you don’t make the cut you can always stay at another hotel and join us for diving and all of the festivities at Breezy Palms and Saturday dinner at Lazy Days.

The Starlight Music Series will be starting up on June 7 in Holiday Park. The music is always great and it’s always a fun time. Bring your chairs, some food and something to drink and join us for a great evening. There is no charge and there is ample parking. I will send out the schedule as soon as I have it.

Lobster mini season will be here before we know it. A week later the regular season will begin. Make sure your lobster gear is in good shape and be sure to zip up you lobster hotel. You know who you are!

Have a great summer and I look forward to seeing you all on club events

Jeff Raffa
President SFDI
bocaraffa@yahoo.com