October Happenings

Here are several exciting updates from our monthly Zoom meeting last night.

WUAA Symposium

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!

Cleanup Dives

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.

Looking Ahead

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.

August Virtual Meeting

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:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86763030189?pwd=ZUVJbjYwOXZZNmlva25nRDltZ3pBdz09

Meeting ID: 867 6303 0189
Passcode: 458296
Call-in numbers (sorry, no Alaska number)

Also catch up on this month’s newsletter.

Devil’s Lake Dive

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 vp@fourlakesscubaclub.org.

May Zoom Meeting!

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 Link
Meeting ID: 841 1124 4021
Password: 499767

Stay tuned on June’s meeting. Here’s hoping COVID-19 gets under control and we can meet again in some capacity real soon.

April Meeting: Going Virtual!

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
Password: 86421379

Also be sure to check out this month’s newsletter for Team Jellen’s trip report to Roatán.

April Meeting

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.