Attendees : Richie Denmark, Chloe Touze, Leo Laskin, Bernard Brzezinski, Tina Dow, Andy Dow, Lynn Connolly
Andy started the meeting off with some news:
-The GUE conference will be Nov 9-10 and the schedule is on the GUE website. There are always really cool presentations and great opportunities to meet new divers. People are registering quickly so it’s a good idea to start coordinating with dive buddies and getting plans in order. Lots of the divers attending the conference will be in town 1-2 weeks before/after conference which gives us all plenty of time to get some good dives in and meet new divers. There will also be guided diving for anyone who is interested.
-DEMA comes around soon after the conference and GUE will have a booth. There will be a few SEUE members attending so keep an eye out. Don’t forget to use the SSSEEEEUUUUEEEE call!
-We have a new GUE instructor in South Florida (Joaquin Jimenez Krijgsman) so if you’re ever down south he is a great contact to have.
-Speaking of “down south”, the SEUE community is slowly expanding and we are happy to welcome any and all new members from south Florida.
-We are finally in the process of finalizing T-shirts designs. The cost will likely be around the $25 mark and they will be available on the website soon.
-50 total members
-29 Explorer Members (one new this week)
-21 Supporter Members
-232 Facebook group members
-Check out our new Instagram account @seuedivers
-We don’t have any specific trips planned for the near future, but we are planning on doing an event during the conference.
-During the conference the SEUE booth will need volunteers. Send us an email if you’re interested and keep in mind that it does not need to be a whole weekend commitment.
-We want to remind everyone that we welcome divers from all backgrounds regardless of training agency and experience level.