Here are several exciting updates from our monthly Zoom meeting last night.
Wisconsin Underwater Archaeology Association (WUAA) is holding its symposium virtually and for free on Saturday, October 24th from 10am – 1pm on Facebook Live. Info here. Get your Shipwreck Bingo cards ready!
We’ll be doing a couple of Lake Cleanup Dives over the next several weeks:
- This Saturday, October 17th at 8:45am, we’ll be meeting at the top of Lake Street by the Wisconsin Alumni Center. This is the same location that we found so much junk this spring. Remember to bring a dive flag, bags for hauling trash, and a mask. If there isn’t parking available, drop off your gear next to the water and park on the street or in the Lake Street ramp.
- Next Sunday, October 25th at 9am, we’ll be doing a Yahara River cleanup drift dive. We’ll meet at the MSCR Boathouse near Tenney Park and drift down to the other side of the isthmus. Shore support and canoeists are welcome to help out! Because of the need to shuttle divers back to the starting point, more coordination is needed, and details will follow. Let Brad know if you’re interested.
With both of these events, remember that preventing the spread of Covid is a top concern. Please wear a mask and bring along a ziplock baggie to keep it dry while diving.
If you know of ideas for virtual speakers, let us know. November is currently open.
As per tradition, December’s monthly meeting will be an end-of-year holiday banquet. Just over Zoom instead of in-person. Plan on fun, revelry, fun drinks, and awards for the most local dives and getting in all four of our local lakes.
Hi folks and happy autumn!
First of all, we hope you’ll join us for this month’s Virtual Zoom meeting. It will be at 7pm this Wednesday, October 14th. Meeting link. (Meeting ID: 818 7417 4049, Password: 858754.)
Also, be sure to check out this month’s newsletter for details on ordering your club t-shirts. The deadline to let John know your order is October 24th!
Join us this Wednesday, August 12 at 7pm for another Virtual Zoom Social Hour, with a special guest speaker Annette Smith! Annette will be joining us from the last frontier to share her Alaskan diving experiences. Feel free to call in a little early at 6:30 for the Board meeting.
Here’s this month’s Zoom direct link:
Meeting ID: 867 6303 0189
Call-in numbers (sorry, no Alaska number)
Also catch up on this month’s newsletter.
The July Four Lakes Scuba meeting will be Wednesday, July 8th at 7PM Central. We do have a speaker this month! John-Aaron Bozanic will join us to talk about his project, 1,000,000 Pieces of Trash, a worldwide effort to clean up trash on land and underwater. Our club has contributed to this goal.
Direct link to the meeting
Zoom call-in info: Meeting ID: 860 2073 6671 Password: 994634
Also be sure to check out this month’s newsletter.
For those who are looking to get out and go diving, the club is planning a fun dive for Saturday, June 27th at Devil’s Lake State Park. We’ll meet at 8:00am at the north shore parking lot by the railroad tracks. (Here’s a map of where we’ll meet and dive).
We’ll have a grill, so bring your own meat or other food to grill. Also bring a lawn chair to help with social distancing during the picnic.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Brad at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for yet another virtual cocktail hour! Starts at 7:00pm on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.
Link to join
If needed: 844 5371 9024 , Password: 543832
Join Four Lakes Scuba Club for another virtual cocktail hour (or two) during our regular time. Come and touch base with old friends, share diving stories, and chat about current events.
This meeting is over Zoom, which you’ll need to download. Here’s the information:
Wednesday, May 13 from 7-8pm
Meeting ID: 841 1124 4021
Stay tuned on June’s meeting. Here’s hoping COVID-19 gets under control and we can meet again in some capacity real soon.
Looking for something to do on Saturday, April 25th? Check out the Great Lakes Shipwreck Research Group’s online festival for virtual talks about shipwrecks in our Great Lakes! There’s a lineup of great speakers in store. Hope to see you (virtually) there!
Due to the COVID-19, we won’t be meeting in-person for the Four Lakes Scuba Social in April. At this point, we’re also not sure about the May meeting either, but we’ll send out more information in a few weeks.
Instead, we’ll be meeting online with Zoom, like all those tech-savvy cool cats and kittens are doing these days! Hope you can drop in and chat. And please, stay safe and healthy!
Four Lakes Scuba Virtual Cocktail Hour
Wednesday, April 8 from 7-8pm
Link to the meeting
Meeting ID: 192 424 847
Also be sure to check out this month’s newsletter for Team Jellen’s trip report to Roatán.
First of all, big thanks to Greg on his presentation of the SS Newbrn/USS New Berne/SS United States at our February meeting! It was a very interesting presentation on a shipwreck just south of L.A.
Please stay tuned to this site, your email, or Facebook for a location on the April meeting. The past two meetings have been at the Cranefield’s, but the club may try another venue to see whether it works out better.
Finally, save the dates for our lake cleanup dives! They’ll be held on May 16, 17, 23, and 24. The annual picnic will be on June 7 at Mendota County Park. More details to come on the locations for those dates.