December 2003/January 2004
NEADC Web Site: www.NEADC.org

NEADC GENERAL MEETING

 

Wednesday, December 17, 2003, 6:30 p.m.
Immersion Theater at New England Aquarium
ANNUAL SHOW & TELL

Club Members present their stuff!  Contact Al Bozza if you’d like to be a presenter.

Wednesday, January 21, 2004,  6:30 p.m.
Immersion Theater at New England Aquarium

Guest Speaker:  PAUL M. LAWTON  --The Sinking of the U.S.S. Eagle PE-56 – Silent Victim of the U-853.  Paul is a local attorney that has been actively involved in recreational technical shipwreck diving since 1978.  His early diving experiences aroused his curiosity in the thousands of recorded shipwrecks in New England waters, and he spent nearly twenty years studying naval and maritime history, particularly the battle of the Atlantic and German U-boat operations in New England waters.  In June 2001, Mr. Lawton succeeded in compelling the U.S. Navy to correct official naval history, crediting the sinking of the PE-56 to "enemy action" by the U-boat 853, resulting in the belated issuance of Purple Heart Medals to the casualties on June 8, 2002.

INFORMAL MEETING

The September Informal Meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 7th, at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Scott Matey in Boston, MA.  February Informal: Alan Boudreau, Concord, MA.  March Informal: Jim and Laura Stewart, Southboro, MA]  See page 2 for Directions.

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Submit your news for the next Newsletter by
Monday, January 26, 2004

For the February of the NEADC Newsletter.  Submissions should be forwarded by e-mail at newsletter@neadc.org,

Thank you

      THIS MONTH'S CONTENTS

      Officers/Voice Mail/Directions to Informal........ Page 2

      From the Officers........................................... Page 3

      Sea Rovers.................................................. Page 7

      Results of November Elections...................... Page 7

      Lowell Lecture Series.................................... Page 8

      Members’ Advertising................................... Page 8

      NEADC Calendar of Events/Dives.................. Page 9

      Membership Application.............................. Page 10


WANTED/NEEDED 2004 NEWSLETTER EDITOR

This space available for YOU!

If you enjoy the NEADC Newsletter and would like to continue receiving it, consider becoming the Newsletter Editor. 
Without you, we may not be able to continue publishing this newsletter!

Any questions about the job can be directed to the outgoing Editor at newsletter@neadc.org
or any other member of the Board


2003 NEADC OFFICERS and CONTACT INFORMATION


President - Maryhelen Shuman-Groh, P. O. Box 70, Raynham, MA 02767; (508) 821-4704, president@neadc.org

Vice-President– Peter McCarthy (617) 561-4829, vicepresident@neadc.org

Business Manager - Jim Carozza (617) 973-3821,  business@neadc.org

Boat Dive Coordinator – William Low, boatdive@neadc.org

Shore Dive Coordinator - Rick Rosa, shoredive@neadc.org

Newsletter Editor - Scott Bortis, newsletter@neadc.org

Program Director - Al Bozza (508)-384-1377,  programs@neadc.org

Membership Director – Trish Katzman (781) 648-1850, membership@neadc.org

Secretary - Anna Krowczynska,  secretary@neadc.org

Environmental Affairs - Alicia Lenci (617) 889-1486, environmental@neadc.org

Webmaster - Bryce Flynn (508) 543-9761 webmaster@neadc.org

NEADC VOICE MAIL SYSTEM:  (617) 973-0240


INFORMAL MEETING INFORMATION and DIRECTIONS


Wednesday, January 7th, 2002, at 6: 30 p.m. at the home of Scott Matey, 103 Gainsborough St, Boston MA 103 Gainsborough Street, Apt. 104, Boston.  No allergy alerts!  However, there is a parking alert!  As I live in the city, street parking is by residential permit only (you may get a ticket - but you will never get towed).  There are limited meters in the area and a parking garage around the corner.  Directions to my home are as follows:
From West of the City: Mass Pike to the Copley/Pru Exit.  Stay left on the off ramp for the Pru exit.  Merge onto Huntington Ave.  Go through 2 lights and stay left to go under Mass Ave. On the other side of Mass Ave, turn right at first light (Burger King on corner) onto Gainsborough St.  Go through the blinking light at first intersection. 103 is halfway up on the right side.  NOTE:  Meter parking available on first block of Gainsborough (before the blinking light).
From South of the City:93 North to Mass Ave. exit (#18).  Follow signs for Mass Ave off highway exit. Merge (right) onto Mass Ave (Boston Medical Center on right side).  Travel north on Mass Ave until you reach Huntington Ave. (Symphony Hall on left side).  Stay in left lane and turn left onto St. Stephen Street immediately after you pass Symphony Hall (sharp left - not the soft left towards the Whole Foods market). Go one block and turn right at the blinking light onto Gainsborough.  103 halfway up on right side.
From North of the City:93 South to Storrow Drive Exit.  Storrow Drive West to Fenway exit.  Stay left on exit (Fenway, not Kenmore Square).  At traffic light, turn left on Riverway.  Bear right to stay on Riverway (do not follow signs for Boylston St).  Follow Riverway to second light and turn right onto Hemenway St.  Take first left onto Symphony Road. At end of street, turn right onto St. Stephan. At blinking light, turn right onto Gainsborough. 103 is halfway up on right side. 
IN the City:  Take Green Line (E) to Symphony Stop or Orange Line to Mass Ave. stop.
Parking:  You can park on Gainsborough but you risk a ticket. BTD does not ticket daily.  There are limited meter spots (meters are off at 6 so no money is needed) on first block of Gainsborough and some surrounding streets.  If you prefer, there is a parking garage a block and half away - at the end of Gainsborough, turn right onto Hemenway, go to traffic light and turn right onto Westland Ave and 3/4 way down the street on left side is a parking garage.

Wednesday, February 4, 2004, at the home of Alan Budreau and Diana Hughes, 206 Holden Wood Road, Concord, MA.  Phone:(978) 369-8132 or 8649.

From Rte. 128/I95, take Rte. 2 West about 6 miles to the Sudbury Road traffic light and turn left (South).  Sudbury Road is not well marked, but is the traffic light past the Walden Pond/Rte. 126 one.  The Texaco station on the left is the best landmark - Sudbury Road is just past it.  Go about 1/2 mile on Sudbury Road and cross the Sudbury River.  Take an immediate left on Heaths Bridge Road.  Go to end and turn right on Valley Road.  Go to end and turn right on Holden Wood Road .  Look for large red house on right, with "206 HUGHES-BUDREAU" on the sign in front.  There are two lights above the sign.  There will be a dive flag in front, as well as NEADC signs at the intersections.  If you use a map please note that we are at West Circle.

If it is easier to come from I495, take Rte. 2 East and look for the Rte. 62 intersection and then Emerson Hospital on the right as landmarks.  It is about 10 miles from I495 to Sudbury Road.  Sudbury Road is the traffic light past Emerson Hospital.  Go right and follow the above instructions



FROM YOUR PRESIDENT Maryhelen Shuman-Groh

Yes, it’s me AGAIN!  I do want to thank you for the confidence you’ve shown in me but at the same time I find it very discouraging that we’re not getting a lot of support that this Club absolutely must have in order to continue – namely running for office!  Not only was every single unopposed, one position remains vacant.  I believe I now hold the title of the longest served New England Aquarium Dive Club President and I am honored.  At the same time I have to wonder about having run unopposed for all five years.  In fact, if we check the records, I believe we’ll find that the last five year’s annual elections were decided by the one vote cast by the Club Secretary for an unopposed slate of nominees.  This is a really Club and we offer some of the best programming and speakers, most varied dives and dive trips, and finest talent in New England but in order to continue this great tradition, we must have your help.  You don’t have to be Jacques Cousteau (besides he isn’t available) or Sylvia Earle to be a leader in YOUR dive club – you have to be steadfast, reliable, and willing.  In fact, these are the traits that make for a good diver and if you’re out there diving, you’re qualified to be a Dive Club Officer!

On other fronts, 2004 promises to be another busy year.  You’ll see from the calendar that there is already a base of meetings and events.  We’ll be adding more events, workshops, clinics, and dives as they become available.  Be sure to send your calendar updates to newsletter@neadc.org – oh, wait a minute – we don’t have a Newsletter Editor!!!  If you value the receipt of this newsletter, maybe YOU should consider filling the slot!  Give it some thought.

In the meantime, Best Fishes for a Happy and Safe Holiday and New Year’s Season.

FROM YOUR SECRETARY  Anna Krowczynska

Holiday season is again upon us and soon we will be saying goodbye to the year 2003. If you are a hardcore New England diver you can celebrate New Year by participating in New Year’s Dive organized this time by Al Bozza. I prefer to welcome New Year on skies, the way I did it for years (OK, I confess, I don’t have dry suit and I am not fond of taking the wet suit off when air temperature hovers around freezing point ).

Looking back, the year 2003 was a great year for diving ( at least for me ). I started year with the club trip to Dominica ( there is no better place than West Indies to escape the coldest week in Massachusetts ), followed by wreck diving in Morehead City N.C and culminated with the Galapagos trip. I really like to participate in club trips, somebody else arranges everything, company is great and prices are reasonable. During the summer I was spending each weekend shore diving (Jacki thanks for being such great dive Buddy), infected my girlfriend with a dive bug (now she is talking about liveaboard trip together!)  and become the Dive Master. Now I am not only getting great discounts on dive gear, but also being paid for taking people diving, since to participate in shore dives organized by dive shops you have to pay $10.

In comparison, NEADC shore dives are free, so the next year why not to take advantage of that and join us or even better become a Dive Leader. You will not only choose the spot, but also will get a reward.

I found diving a great way to get away from the hassle and demands of my professional and family life. Once I stick my head under the water, the familiar world above ceases to exist and I am a visitor in the wonderful world beneath the ocean surface.

Wish you happy and healthy Holidays and let Santa bring you this dream trip or a piece of dive equipment you always desired.

Make a New Year resolution to participate more in NEADC activities (wasn’t this the reason why you joined the club in the first place?)  Happy and safe diving ! See you all back in water next season.


FROM YOUR VICE PRESIDENT  Peter McCarthy

Congratulations to Dick Whitehouse, who will be succeeding me as Vice President, and to all of the other newly elected officers who will be serving on the Executive Board for 2004! 

2003 was a great diving year, and 2004 promises to be even better!  If you haven’t hung up your gear yet for the season, don’t forget that we still have dives and activities scheduled right through the beginning of the New Year.  I wish you and your families all the best for a wonderful holiday season!

FROM YOUR PROGRAM DIRECTOR Al Bozza

DIVE CLUB TRAVEL: January -- DOMINICA-- Sold Out- possible 2nd trip this year to accommodate all the people that were to late with deposits.

February -- SKI TRIP-- This year we will be renting a large ski house in N. Conway/ Jackson area. Downhill/cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, ice skating, sleigh rides, bonfires & hot chocolate, and good social company--sign up early!!!

May--Dive the Ryukyu Islands, Southern Japan May 6-16th, we will visit Naha(Okinawa's capital),the Kerama Islands that are a pristine paradise with miles of white sandy beaches, and Yonaguni Island that is home to the Yonaguni Stone Monuments, a sunken lost city rumored to be the sister city to Atlantis as featured on the Discovery Channel and National Geographic. Last year the group dove with an array of marine life: sharks, mating rays, turtles, filament finned stingers, frog fish, blue fin tuna-- If you are looking for a unique trip this is it: Unbelievable diving, excellent Japanese food, the best hotels on each Island visited and your own bilingual guide. We are getting 10% off so the land price is $2995 and includes: Domestic flights,transfers,9 nights accommodations with breakfast, 16 boat dives, tanks and weights, lunch and dinner for 4 days in Yonaguni, bilingual guide, land tours, all taxes, tips and surcharges. Only 10 spots left!!

July and Sept: Snappa Charters, Pt Judith R.I. --Blue sharks and Mako sharks--more info at meetings
October: Galapagos with Jonathan Bird  (only 4 spots left)
October: GREAT WHITE SHARK DIVING---October 26th - 30th, Imagine diving in 100 ft visibility and water temps of 74 degrees surrounded by 7 - 10 great whites. Shark Adventures in California has found a location that is offering the most incredible cage diving with great whites on the planet today. They combine this with world-class tuna fishing (shark bait!!) on an 86' luxury long-range dive boat. These 5 day boat trips are only available during October and part of November. We have reserved the boat for Oct 2004 at the cost of $2100 per diver. This price will include a video of our trip.---Update the price for 2004 has been increased to $2400 per diver we will still have the opportunity to pay 2003 prices-- When speaking to Patrick from Shark Adventures, he told me they had several large encounters--one 16 footer!!!  10 spots left!!

If you have any questions or are interested in any of my scheduled events—or have suggestions for club activities please contact me at: Abozza@aol.com or call me at (508)384-1377

Congratulations to Club President Maryhelen Shuman-Groh on her Dive Master Certification!!!!! 

FROM YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS DIRECTOR Alicia Lenci

I am looking forward to my fourth year as a club officer.  I am proud to say I led 10 dives last year for the club.  Many of which were night dives, along with 3 clean up dive events and 1 fish census.  So look for these events and more in 2004.  New Year resolution time is approaching.  Make 2004 the year your commitment to some changes in your behavior that effect the health of our environment.  A great placed to learn how easy it is to make a difference is right here at the Aquarium.  Check out the exhibit Living Links.  Also, check out  http://www.neaq.org/livinglinks/turntide.html.  Here you can learn the 9 easy ways to make considerable contribution to improving the health of our environment.  Small sacrifices by one equal large benefit to all.  Here will also lead you to sign up with Turn the Tide- 9 Actions for the Planet.  It is free and the site will not only keep track of your 2004 New Year Resolution environmental action to make a difference, you will also get the statistics.  For example, I commute 72 miles a week by bicycle; by having taken this action, I have saved 7,353 lbs of carbon dioxide each year. I emit 11,875 less lbs of carbon dioxide each year than the average American.  If you are having a hard time visualizing pounds of carbon dioxide then check out this site. You make a difference. 

Shore Diving Access Issues?  You need to contact Bay State Council of Divers.

WHAT IS BAY STATE COUNCIL OF DIVERS?

The Bay State Council of Divers, Inc. (commonly known as the BSC) was founded in the early 1970’s to represent the organized divers in Massachusetts. The Bay State Council of Divers is a member of the Underwater Society of America which is composed of other dive councils, clubs and independent divers throughout North America. The Bay State Council of Divers, which is managed by a Board of Directors, meets approximately four times a year. The Bay State Council of Divers membership is made up of over 700 individual divers, clubs, dive shop owners, charter boat captains, scuba instructors and other interested persons throughout the state.  The Bay State Council of Divers was organized for the following purposes:

1 To disseminate information relative to the sport of diving and legislation affecting divers.

2. To create public sentiment for the encouragement of skin and scuba diving;

3. To promote safety, education and conservation in the sport of skin and scuba diving;

4. To cooperate with and assist government officials in the use of diving in connection with governmental functions;

5. To sponsor competitive activities in the sport of diving;

6. To give aid and assistance to groups desiring to organize diving organizations;

7. To educate the public and diving community in the sport of skin and scuba diving;

8. To advance educational and literary endeavors in the field of underwater activities.

The annual Bay State Council of Divers Underwater Treasure Hunt competition is performed in May or June of each year and is their major fundraiser.  It is an enjoyable family event providing an opportunity to meet new dive buddies, compete in a friendly environment and win prizes while supporting the Bay State Council of Divers.

As a member of the Underwater Society of America, the Bay State Council of Divers sanctions local, regional and national competitions each year in scuba, free diving, underwater hockey, fin swimming, underwater rugby and underwater photography.

The Bay State Council of Divers promotes recreational diving and helps keep divers informed through the Bay State Council of Divers Newsletter which is sent to all members.

Board of Directors meetings are held approximately four times a year and all Bay State Council of Divers members are invited to attend.  February 11, 2004 is the next meeting.

Contact: Baystatecouncil@yahoo.com  The 2004 Treasure Hunt will be Sunday, May 23, 2004. To join the NEADC team, please contact Alicia, environmental@neadc.org

FROM YOUR MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR Trish Katzman

Thank you for bringing me back as your Membership Director.  I look forward to another year with the club.  Since last March, we have gained 100 new members which is about 25% of the total number of members.  This is good news especially after a period of steady decline in membership.  Hopefully, we’ll continue this trend of attracting new members during 2004.

As many of you are aware, the New England Aquarium is going through hard times.  Regardless, their exhibits are as high quality as ever.  They now have two new sand tiger pups in the Giant Ocean Tank.  Another entertaining exhibit is the cuttlefish on the 1st floor.  Four of the cuttlefish are now mating, laying eggs, and showing colorful behaviors.  The octopus is also interesting to watch.  She is a little over 1 year old and is learning to be quite clever at opening jars and boxes.  If possible, please consider increasing the level of your membership to help out the Aquarium.  Another way to help the Aquarium is to check out their volunteer positions.  There may be one that fits your schedule.

Lastly, we would like to use more online forms of communication for the club.  Please send us the email address you would like us to route information from the club by dropping me a quick email at membership@neadc.org.  Your addresses will be used only for dive club purposes and will not be given to a 3rd party. 

I hope to see you at the next meeting.


 

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DIVE THE BEST OF CURACAO (FEBRUARY 21 TO 28, 2004)

Your Trip to Curacao includes: 

Round trip airfare from Boston

8 Days at the Lions Dive Resort in Curacao

Breakfast daily

3 Days of 2 tank boat dives

Unlimited shore diving

Free access to the Sea Aquarium Underwater Park 

Plus: 

A 1 tank night dive

A 2 tank boat dive to Klein Curacao, including an island Barbeque

A 2 tank shore dive and drive safari to Porto Mari

A 2 tank boat dive to the famous dive sites of the west: “Mushroom Forest” and “Watamula”

Dive Training: 

Curacao is the perfect destination for new and experienced divers alike. To take advantage of this we are offering free certification dives. Referrals from other instructors are welcome. Equipment rental included.

For already certified divers, we will be doing a PADI Advanced Open Water Course for only to cost of the PADI course materials.

Double Occupancy: $1849 (Single Occupancy, Children’s and non-diver rates available)

Dive with us Contact Paul or Genevieve at PG Dive LLC. 617-964-0443 or divewithus@pgdive.com


The Boston Sea Rovers Announce the

50th Annual Underwater Clinic and Film Festival

            November, 2003 - BOSTON, MA - The Boston Sea Rovers, one of this country’s oldest and most prestigious dive clubs, have announced they will be sponsoring their historic 50th Annual Underwater Clinic on March 6th & 7th, 2004 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, St. James Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts.  This year’s Golden Anniversary event is sure to uphold their time-honored tradition to “Raise the Level of Knowledge of the Underwater World”.  Features of the Clinic include forty daytime seminars covering every aspect of scuba diving and the marine environment, a dozen detailed workshops on advanced diving techniques, a world class evening film festival, and, with over sixty booths, the largest display of dive equipment and services in New England for the year. Tickets for the evening show are $20 per person, as are tickets for the Clinic Saturday, that includes exhibit displays and the diverse programs offered.  On Sunday, admission is $15, children under 12 are free, and admission for students with valid ID and Senior Citizens is only $10.  Daytime events run from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM on Saturday, March 6, and 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM on Sunday, March 7th. 

            The spectacular Saturday Evening Film Festival, one of the most prestigious in the underwater world, is host this year to world premiers from some of the most recognized names in the business.  This year we’re proud to feature as Master of Ceremonies, famed oceanographer Dr. Robert Ballard.  Other speakers include Deep Sea Explorer Emory Kristof, and National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry, with many more surprises in store for a show that will span the fifty decades of ground-breaking Sea Rover’s history.  The Saturday Evening Film Festival runs from 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM, and will be held at the John Hancock Hall, two blocks from the hotel. 

            The Sea Rovers are a not-for-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to increasing the awareness and appreciation of the marine environment.  A portion of proceeds benefits scholarships, and SeaMark, an organization dedicated to helping children with disabilities.  Anyone interested in purchasing tickets or obtaining further information should call (617) 424-9899, write to the Boston Sea Rovers, P.O. Box 935, Bedford, MA 01730-0935, or visit our website at http://www.bostonsearovers.com.

RESULTS OF THE NOVEMBER ELECTION
NEADC OFFICERS FOR 2004

By the casting of a single vote by the current Secretary, Anna Krowczynska, the following slate of Nominees were elected to hold office for 2004 on November 19, 2003.

President                                                                Maryhelen Shuman-Groh
Vice President                                                                       Dick Whitehouse
Business Manager                                                                       Jim Carozza
Secretary                                                                             Anna Krowczynska
Programs                                                                                               Al Bozza
Boat Dive                                                                                            Rick Rosa
Shore Dive                                                                          Genevieve Stewart
Membership                                                                              Trish Katzman
Environmental                                                                                Alicia Lenci
Webmaster                                                                                 Steve Whitford
Newsletter                                                                                     STILL OPEN

LOWELL LECTURE SERIES -- OCEAN EXPLORERS

Tuesday, December 9, 2003 • 6 p.m.  Simon’s IMAX Theatre.  Ancient Shipwrecks in the Black Sea.  Robert Ballard, President of the Institute for Exploration, Mystic, Connecticut, Director of the Institute for Archaeological Oceanography, University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography

Renowned underwater explorer Bob Ballard is a veteran of more than 110 deep sea expeditions. Although many of his expeditions have been in search of lost ships and ancient history, Bob Ballard spent 30 years at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution where he pioneered the development of deep submergence exploration technology including the submersible ALVIN and the JASON remotely operated vehicle system. There, he participated in the first exploration of the Mid-Ocean Ridge and the discovery of hydrothermal vents and their exotic animal communities. Bob Ballard is best known for his 1985 discovery of the Titanic and has succeeded in tracking down numerous other significant shipwrecks throughout his career including the German battleship Bismarck, the lost fleet of Guadalcanal, the American aircraft carrier Yorktown, sunk in World War II’s Battle of Midway and most recently, the final remains of President John F. Kennedy’s PT-109.The present focus of his research and the subject of his talk will be his recent expedition to the Black Sea where he has discovered and excavated ancient shipwrecks in the highly-preserving bottom waters of that sea.

The Lowell Lecture Series is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact: Ken Mallory at kmallory@neaq.org  or 617-973-5295; or Dr. Caroly Shumway at cshumway@neaq.org  or 617-673-6570. The New England Aquarium presents this lecture series with the generous support of the Lowell Institute.

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LUXURY CONDO ON THE EAST END OF GRAND CAYMAN

 The Morritts Tortuga, away from the crowded west end –

Some of the amenities on site: 2 pools, one with poolside bar. scuba diving operation with 3 boats on the virgin walls of Grand Cayman’s east end; windsurfing operation (rated 3rd in the world); wave runners, sailboats, snorkeling; gourmet restaurant
exercise room; social programs for children & adults; new grocery store on-site; Within a short distance:  other wonderful restaurants, Sting Ray City, RumPoint Club, Turtle Farm, more
       
This is a one bedroom, sleeps four unit with queen size bed, living room with queen sofabed, kitchen, dining area, and veranda.  The MORRITTS is on the beach.  The windsurfing and dive shops are right there. Snorkeling under the dock is fantastic! 

Temperatures are always in the mid-80's with a constant breeze. Grand Cayman is a British island, so the language is English.  Currency is Cayman dollar, although there is little need to exchange.

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New England Aquarium Dive Club

2003-2004 Shore Diving and Event Calendar

If you plan to participate in a shore dive you should contact the designated leader prior to the dive date to let him or her know that you will be attending.  Decisions to cancel or modify dive plans (due to weather or other factors) are left to the discretion of the individual leaders who organize the dives, and confirming your attendance beforehand will help ensure that you are notified of any last minute changes.  Likewise, if you confirm attendance but then cannot attend a dive for any reason, please notify the dive leader as soon as possible, so that the group does not wait for you at the meeting site on the day of the dive.

DATE

EVENT

INFO

January 1, Thursday

New Year’s Day Dive

Jamestown, Rhode Island; Contact Al Bozza (508) 384-1377; programs@neadc.org

January 7, Wednesday

Informal/Business Meeting

Scott Matey, Boston, MA

January 21, Wednesday

General Meeting

Immersion Theater, New England Aquarium

February 4, Wednesday

Informal/Business Meeting

Al Budreau, Concord, MA

February 11, Wednesday

Bay State Council of Divers

South Shore Neptunes Clubhouse, Quincy, MA

February 18, Wednesday

General Meeting

Immersion Theater, New England Aquarium

February 21, Saturday

Boston SCUBA Show featuring Spencer Slate and the sinking of the Spiegel Grove

Holiday Inn, Marlboro, MA, 10 AM to 4 PM.  For info call 978 897-0877.

March 3, Wednesday

Informal/Business Meeting

Jim and Laura Stewart, Southboro, MA

March 5-7, Friday-Sunday

Sea Rovers Underwater Clinic

Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel www.searovers.org

March 17, Wednesday

General Meeting

Immersion Theater, New England Aquarium

March 26-28, Friday-Sunday

Beneath the Sea

Meadowlands Exposition Center, Secaucus, NJ www.beneaththesea.org

April 7, Wednesday

Informal/Business Meeting

TBA

April 21, Wednesday

General Meeting

Immersion Theater, New England Aquarium

May 5, Wednesday

Informal/Business Meeting

TBA

May 12, Wednesday

BSC Meeting

7:30 Quincy

May 19, Wednesday

General Meeting

Immersion Theater, New England Aquarium

May 23, Sunday

BSC Treasure Hunt

Diving Event - Join the NEADC Team. (Stage Fort Park, Gloucester, Ma)

June 2, Wednesday

Informal/Business Meeting

TBA

June 16, Wednesday

General Meeting

Immersion Theater, New England Aquarium

July 7, Wednesday

Informal/Business Meeting

TBA

July 17, Saturday

ANNUAL PICNIC in conjunction with the Great Annual Fish Count and the Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary

Stage Fort Park, Gloucester, MA

July 21, Wednesday

General Meeting

Immersion Theater, New England Aquarium

August 4, Wednesday

Informal/Business Meeting

TBA

August 18, Wednesday

General Meeting

Immersion Theater, New England Aquarium

September 1, Wednesday

Informal/Business Meeting

TBA

September 15, Wednesday

General Meeting

Immersion Theater, New England Aquarium

October 6, Wednesday

Informal/Business Meeting

TBA

October 20, Wednesday

General Meeting

Immersion Theater, New England Aquarium

November 3, Wednesday

Informal/Business Meeting

TBA

November 17, Wednesday

General Meeting

Immersion Theater, New England Aquarium

December 1, Wednesday

Informal/Business Meeting

TBA

December 15, Wednesday

General Meeting

Immersion Theater, New England Aquarium


New England Aquarium Dive Club Membership Form

Type of Membership:                                                                                               New _____                              Renewal _____

Has your address changed since last renewal?                      No_____                 Yes_____                previous town _________________

New England Aquarium Membership Categories: Choose One:

(Membership in Dive Club requires current membership in New England Aquarium)

q       Individual                        $45.00  +          Dive Club Membership $15.00    =          $60.00

q       Couple/Family              $80.00  +          Dive Club Membership $15.00    =          $95.00

q       Quartermaster            $100.00  +          Dive Club Membership $15.00    =       $115.00

q       Master Mariner           $150.00  +          Dive Club Membership $15.00    =       $165.00

q       Friend of Aquarium    $250.00  +          Dive Club Membership $15.00    =       $265.00

Total Amount Enclosed $________ (Dive Club dues plus Aquarium membership)

Name _____________________________________________________                            Phone ____________________________

Address ___________________________________________________                            E-mail ____________________________

City _____________________________               State _______         Zip ____

Please make your check payable to New England Aquarium or charge to:

MasterCard                           Visa                      Discover                               American Express               Signature _____________________________

Account # ___________________________________ Expiration __________ Amount $ ______________

Mail to:     Membership Dept. New England Aquarium

                                Central Wharf, Boston MA  02110

Requirements for Dive Club Membership include current membership in the New England Aquarium and payment of Dive Club dues.  New members receive a New England Aquarium membership card marked “DIVER”.  IF YOU ARE ALREADY A MEMBER OF THE AQUARIUM, send your membership card, Dive Club dues payment and this application to the Membership Department.  Your membership card will be returned marked “DIVER”.  If you have any questions, please call the Aquarium Membership Office at 617-973-6555/6564.

      Central Wharf, Boston, MA  02110