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17 November 2015
The Diving Club November Newsletter The Diving Club November Newsletter
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November Newsletter

 In this edition

1.         Welcome

2.         AGM

3.         Accounts

4.         Membership Renewals

5.         Social

6.         Diving



I am sure you are all gearing up for the festive season and diving is the last thing on your mind, however, I trust that you have enjoyed this years diving and are looking forward to next year.  Thank you all for your support in 2015 and I look forward 2016 and to diving with as many of you as possible.    


The AGM was held on Wednesday the 2nd of September and here is the link to the minutes of the meeting:

From the minutes you will see that there are two additions to the new committee.

Claire Chaplin is now our publicity officer and Jim Godsell is the membership secretary, I would like to welcome them to the committee and from all the club members, thank them for their commitment to the club.  I would also like to thank Kevin High for his contribution to the committee and the club over the years.

Club accounts

Tom has now completed the accounts and they have been approved.  Below is the link to the summary of financial transactions for the period ending 31 October 2015.


Membership renewals

It’s that time of the year, so I am sure you have received your renewal notices, I hope that we will see you all back for the 2016 season.  Please contact Jim to renew your membership at


Social Calendar

John Bantin Talk

Tonight at 8:30 John Bantin will be giving one of his signatures talks to the club.  It promises to be a great social and I hope as many of you as possible will be able to attend.    There will also be a collection in aid of Dive Ability (, in exchange for some cakes and savouries, sp please give generously.

Club Christmas Party

The club Christmas party will be held on the 09/12/2015.  There will be a quiz and a prize for the winning team.  As always it would be greatly appreciated if you can bring something to share.  Peter is co-ordinating the food, so please read the social calendar on the website for details and contact Peter at to let us know if you are bringing savouries or puds.


Party in the Park in Aid of Deptherapy.

This will be held on Saturday 12th December at the Cantley House Hotel in Wokingham.  Tickets are priced at £43 per person and this includes a 3 course dinner, disco, live auction and a raffle.  If you like getting your best frock out and being suited and booted then this is for you.  It’s a great fun event in aid of the fantastic charity Deptherapy which helps ex soldiers with life changing injuries to dive.  Win your self a £500 holiday voucher from Blue O Two, or a £500 holiday voucher from Scuba Travel. Win a £100 Scuba Travel holiday voucher for just £1 in the raffle. There will be approximately £900 of prizes in the raffle. And just under £2,500 in auction prizes.  The event is sponsored by Divecrew, so please either contact them on 0118 9799912  or contact Andrew Harfield via email to reserve your tickets.  Please let them know you are from the Diving Club so they know to seat us at the same table.  If you have any other questions about the event you can contact me



Although due to the weather and sea conditions the start to this year was somewhat disappointing, it was more than made up with some great diving over the year.  To kick off the 2016 season please make a date on the 6th of January for the RDP planning event, arguably the most important day of the year.  Martin, Tim and Pob will be presenting the full diving programme for 2016.


Safe and happy diving.


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