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.
The Four Lakes Scuba Social will be held February 12, 2020 at Cranefields VFW Post 1318 at 133 E. Lakeside St. This is a new location and we’re interested in what you think about it.
There is no formal speaker this month. Instead, come on down for a social event. There will be a raffle with prizes. If you have any recent footage that you want to informally share, feel free to bring your footage on an HD card or external USB drive!
Also be sure to check out this month’s newsletter.
4LSC wishes everyone a safe and happy year of diving this 2020. Our holiday party was a great time. Congratulations to Gayle on another year of winning most dives, and Gayle, John, and Ellen for diving in all four of our local lakes.
A reminder that the meeting is at the Middleton Nitty Gritty, 1021 N. Gammon Rd. We’re on the lookout for a new home for our monthly meetings, so keep an eye on the newsletter, Facebook, and this website on locations for future meetings.
We’re also looking for speakers for the 2020 calendar year. If you’ve been on a trip recently, consider sharing your experience. And if you have ideas of good topics or speakers, let the club officers know.
‘Tis (almost) the season for the 4LSC holiday party!
This year, the party is on Wednesday December 11th at 7pm. In order to get an accurate count, please RSVP here by December 4.
The event will be held at the clubhouse for Mirabel Apartments, 8001 Ritz Dr. Madison. The entrance is along Ritz Dr. Please park on the street. The club will provide pizza, salad, and dessert. There will also be door prizes for club members, so you won’t want to miss it!
Things to bring:
- Your own beverages.
- Your logbook. We’ll recognize those who have been in all four of the local lakes, as well as who’s done the most dives this year.
- A DVD of your diving videos from the year. Share your recent trips with others.
Hope to see you there!
Big thanks to Cassandra Johnson for presenting at the September 2019 meeting about Dunbar Rock Villa at Guanaja, Honduras.
There are some club events coming up this fall!
- Saturday, October 5: Phoenix Party. Bring a side dish, beverages, a lawn chair, warm clothing, and any anchors you’ve found this dive season. More details are in the newsletter.
- Sunday, October 13: Yahara River cleanup dive. We’ll meet over near the locks and float down to Lake Monona, cleaning up trash along the way. The water will be much warmer than when we’ve done this dive in the early spring. We’re looking for canoes, canoeists, and shore support to help with removing the trash from the water.
- Wednesday, December 12: Holiday Party. The December monthly meeting is our annual party. More details to come.