I don’t normally circulate these sort of things but this is one I think it’s worth sharing with the club and the wider diving community.
“The Secretary of State for Transport has announced that the Portland Coastguard Helicopter base will close, despite protests from local people, MPs and Hospital Consultants.
Many people with an in depth knowledge of what this helicopter does at a local level feel that lives will be lost as a result of losing this Search & Rescue facility.
We urge the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Transport to reverse this decision before loss of life is encountered.”
Please click on the link below to add your name to the petition
Hope to see you at the Quiz on Thursday at the pool at 8pm. Don’t worry about getting a team together – just turn up at 8pm and we’ll sort you out some helpful team mates on the night!
Start picking your team!
I am pleased to announce the first ever Surrey Aquanauts Quiz which will be held on Thursday 7th June at 8.00 in the lecture room at the Pool in the Park. All welcome! Quizmaster our very own Chris Knights who has devised a number of tantalising questions on diving, boats, the sea and all things nautical. Come along and join in!
Happy New Year (a bit belated!) I hope you’re all looking forward to a good year’s diving in 2012. We’ve got some interesting trips planned this year with some new locations and boats. Spaces are filling up fast so see Paul or Brian at the pool or the pub on Thursdays to book your place.
Despite losing a few members to the increased subs last November, I’m pleased to report that membership is looking strong and we’ve had two new members this year already. The most noticable change so far this year is pool attendance. We saw 20 people down at the pool a couple of weeks ago and for the first time in recent memory there were more people at the pool than at the pub that week! Now that the pool entrance is included in your subs, there’s a better reason than ever to come down and have a swim. We’re also hoping to have more themed nights this year at the pool, including “Mission Impossible” on 23rd February – all welcome.
On the social side we’re planning to hold our annual New Season’s DInner at The Cricketers on Friday 9th March. More details to follow but put the date in your diary now.
Once the season gets going I’d like to encourage you to write up a small article about any dives you’ve done for our website. They don’t have to be club dives, you could write up any diving you’ve done on holiday. Our website is the most valuable tool we have to attract new members. It’s really important that we keep it up to date and have lots of new stuff for prospecitve members (and our own club members) to read. If you’ve never written one before, why not give it a go? it doesn’t have to be long and if you’ve got a couple of photos to add too, even better. Looking forward to reading all about it soon!
That’s it for now!