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 Yakima Dive Club's 2017 Promo:
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 Yakima Dive Club's 2016 Promo
 Yakima Dive Club Activities:

 Salmon Dinner at Nana Kates or order off the menu
www.nanakates.com or call in ahead to order
Meeting Starts at 6:30 but arrive early to socialize, etc..
 Yakima Dive Club's November 14th Meeting
Nana Kates in Selah
Officer nominations for 2018 and election.



 October 10th Yakima Dive Club Meeting
2018 Club Officer Nominations Begin
(suggest that you attend to defend your platform when you are nominated)
Updates on club shirts & underwater pumpkin carving contest

 Meeting Starts At 6:30 P.M. - Nana Kates in Selah
Special Monthly Menu is 'BAKED POTATO BAR"
Please call in or email dinner orders ahead of time
www.nanakates.com
Arrive early to socialize 


 Yakima Dive Club Meeting
September 12th
Nana Kates in Selah
Special Menu Addition:  Taco Buffett
See the menu and details in our monthly electronic newsletter which will be sent out on the 7th.
Meeting time is 6:30, but arrive earlier to order foods, beverages and to socialize.
All invited with interest in SCUBA
 Meet Dr. David Asmussen Who Shall Be Our Special Guest Presenter About Diving In The Philippine Islands.
More details in our electronic newsletter


 Scuba Gear For Sale
SOLD!!!!

 Two Aluminum 80’s - 3000psi

$100 each.

Hydro, Viz & filled with air - August 2017  ($70 value per tank)

A friend and diver from Yakima, Barry James, owned these tanks.

He passed away from cancer at a young age a couple years ago.

He was very involved with getting young children involved with running and other physical activities in sports and life.

He was an excellent runner and triathlete himself.

The entire proceeds from these tanks will go to the Barry James Memorial Fund which is used to involve youth in physical activities.

Contact Kenn


 Scuba Gear For Sale

Full gear for two.

Vest, 1 XL, 1 Medium

Wetsuits, bags, flashlights.

6 tanks

Contact Gene Clampitt at 509-899-7322, Yakima.



 Yellow House Invite To All

 September 29, 30 & October 1 Click on 'Yellow House' in the upper left hand column of this page for information
 https://youtu.be/F-dG4XGeJ5k

Yakima Dive Club's weekend at the Yellow House only has a few openings left. If interested, contact Kenn. Just finished a twilight dive there, viz opened up to 30+ feet. Y.H. Dive Park has a new addition and needs a name. Submit ideas to Kenn.  See it at the 60 foot depth line. Also, a new young gpo is in that area too. Looking forward to watching it grow bigger. 

 


 




 Y.D.C.'s Crabfest
August 5th
Crab Mukilteo's Boeing Dock Waters
Go to city park, cook & eat
 Yakima Dive Club Meeting
August 8th
6:30 Meeting Time at Nana Kates in Selah
Arrive earlier to order foods & socialize
All interested in SCUBA invited



 
 YDC's Summer BBQ on the 11th of July was Great!
Delicious foods, social time and SCUBA gear sales/swaps.
Voted for club meeting site, which will be Nana Kates and club logo will be the one shown at the top of this web site page.
More photos in the August electronic newsletter.
Kudos to Leslie & Dick Carmody for hosting our annual event!
 
 
 
 



 Yakima Dive Club July Activities
1.  Vote for a new dive club logo.
Choices shall be emailed by the 3rd of July
2.  Summer BBQ/Meeting is on Tuesday, July 11th.  6:30 PM at the home of Dick & Leslie C.  Details in the newsletters.
3.  SCUBA gear:  sell, swap, trade, barter.  At the summer BBQ.
 
 


 Y.D.C's Pond Clean Up
June 17, 2017
Dive club members did below and above water clean up at Rotary Lake.  Making bubbles were Max, Brian, Steve & Chris.  Kayak support was Ciro.  
Ground clean up included Bev, Sally, Jean, and Kenn.
Thank you Sara for bringing the chickens for the post clean up picnic at the rivers edge.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



 Yakima Dive Club Meeting
Tuesday - June 13th
Appletree Restaurant
Meeting Time is 6:30 PM
Arrive Earlier To Order Foods, Beverages & Socialize
 
 Remember:

1. YDC Shirt Logo Contest submissions by June 13

2. Pond Clean Up is June 17 at Rotary Lake




 Fun Day of Water Adventures in Lion's Pool - May 20th 
 
 
 
 


 Yakima Dive Club Events
For 
May 20th
and 
June 17th
 May 20th.
We have Lion's Pool from 3-5 P.M..
Bring your dive gear to enjoy some freshwater time.
Swim, snorkel too.
Some games & challenges.
All club members, family, kids, grandkids, friends and anyone interested in diving are invited.
Lite Potluck
Club Shall Furnish Plates, Cups, Napkins & Utensils
Bring Your Own Beverages
Foods to be brought, if your last name starts with:
A-I - Appetizers
J-Q - Chips/Dips
R-Z - Lite Dessert
If your last name starts with 'tad'
Huckleberry Cobbler
 Yakima Dive Club's Annual Pond Clean Up Will Be On June 17 (Saturday)
We will be at Rotary Lake this year.
Details of how to get there, time and bbq/foods will be posted as soon as available.



 Yakima Dive Club's May 9th Meeting Will Return to Nana Kates in Selah.


 



 Great YDC Meeting on April 11
at Nana Kates in Selah.
30+ enjoyed the foods, social time and meeting.
Shall return to Nana Kates for the May 9th meeting.
 
 
 
 
 


 Yakima Dive Club April 11 Meeting is going to be at Nana Kates in Selah.
Meeting time is 6:30 P.M., but arrive earlier to socialize.
You can order foods ahead of time.  Check the menu at Nana Kates web site or in our April newsletter.  More details in the newsletter.


 New mailing address for our club.
It is:
430 Highpoint Landing
Yakima, WA.
98901


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Pond Cleanup is in the works.  Date & site to be set soon.
 Mark your calendar for 


Next Yakima Dive Club
Meeting is on
March 14, 2017
 Bob's Burger & Brew
121 North Fair Avenue
Meeting starts at 6:30 but arrive earlier to order foods & beverages and to socialize
 


 Y.D.C. - Hood Canal

Yellow House



 
 

 
 
February 17-20, 2017  
A great weekend of diving adventures with a superb time at the Yellow House enjoying foods and social time together.
We made new friends and swapped stories and tales!
 
 



 YDC's February 14th Meeting was a great time for all to enjoy foods, beverages and social time.
(more photos in the March newsletter) 
 
 
 
 
 Happy Birthday
Bob B.


 
 Yakima Dive Club Meeting
February 14th
Returning to the 
Apple Tree Restaurant
It IS Valentine's Day!
Meeting Starts At 6:30 
Arrive Early To Order Foods
And Socialize
 




 The Yakima Dive Club Has The
Yellow House
 Four Days and Three Nights:
February 17-20


 View What The Yellow House Is, Location, Amenities and Cost: Click on "Yellow House" near the bottom of the left column at the top of this page.
 
 
 

 As of January 17, Ten have confirmed they are going.  We can accommodate four or five more for the fun filled diving and social adventures.


 Yakima Dive Club Meeting
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Meeting Starts at 6:30.....
Arrive Earlier To Order and
Socialize.
 Creekside West
Corner of 40th Avenue
and Washington Avenue.
Open to all club members, family, friends and anyone interested in SCUBA
 



Happy New Year and a Great 2017 of Diving Adventures





 
 YDC's Christmas Party Was Fun on December 13, 2016
Karrisa relinquishes her 2016 club president position to our 2017 president Max McGuire
Watch a short You Tube clip at:
https://youtu.be/ioWE--3IQTo
Short video of the fun shall be presented at the January 10, 2017 meeting.

 
 
  


 YDC's Annual Christmas Gift Exchange, Ugly-Tacky Sweater Contest, Dinner & Meeting
 shall be on Tuesday, December 13th., 6:30 P.M. at Apple Tree Restaurant.
Details in the December newsletters: mail version to arrive on the 7th and electronic version emailed out on the 8th of December .
 


Winner Has Their Dinner Paid By The Club.
 


Doubles, time to:
A.  Act Like You Did Not Get Doubles and hide the gift you just have to have, under your chair behind your legs/feet (look innocent)
B.  Go Snag The Gift You Wanted
C.  Scramble To Get Rid Of The Gift You Have
D.  Jump Up And Yell "Bingo"



 
 
At the club's November 8th meeting,

nominations were closed and election of the 2017 officers was confirmed.

Congratulations to all for the upcoming year.


Yakima Dive Club Meeting - November 8, 2016
Meeting Starts at 6:30 P.M..  Arrive earlier to order foods and beverages (optional)
Jack Son's at 48th & Tieton Avenue - Yakima, WA.
Open to all interested in SCUBA
On the agenda:
         Final nominations & election of 2017 club officers
         Dive Trip reports for Underwater Pumpkin Carving with Wenatchee Dive Club 
              and
                   Bali - Wakatobi Dive Excursions
         Preparation for the Annual Christmas Gift Exchange Party on December 13th



 Check out Dick & Ty at the Underwater Pumpkin Carving With the Wenatchee Dive Club at:

https://youtu.be/6S9mAFqr5jg


 
 
 
 
 





 Tuesday, October 11th 
Yakima Dive Club Meeting

Meeting Starts At 6:30 P.M., but arrive early to socialize, order beverages and foods (optional).
Peking Palace, North First Street
On the agenda:
Officer Nominations for 2017.  (Might want to be at the meeting to defend your nomination)
Plans for Pumpkin Carving/Costume Contest/Potluck
Site for December Gift Exchange
Open to all interested in SCUBA diving



 YDC Members Started the Fall Season With A Weekend At The Yellow House and Diving In Hood Canal.
Check out the full write up and numerous photos in our club's October electronic newsletter.
 
 
 
 
 


 Yakima Dive Club Meeting
Tuesday, September 13th.
Open to all interested in SCUBA
 6:30 P.M. for start of meeting, arrive earlier to order food and beverages.
Westside Pizza
140 South 72nd Avenue, Suite 130
North end of shopping area which includes Rosauer's
Between Tieton & Chestnut Avenues, off of 72nd Avenue
(Suppose to be quiet within this time)



Yakima Dive Club Invites you and friends to a weekend of diving and social fun at the Yellow House on Hood CanalWelcome the first days of Fall,
September 23-25

If you have not been there before, check out the house and 'Diver's Inn' from the menu in the upper left column 
Dive in front of the 'house and head to Sund Rock.
GPO's and Wolfies are on the agenda.
Maybe, get extremely lucky and see a six gill?
 

Contract Kenn to sign up and for additional information.


 Kudos to Paul & Kathy for hosting the fun BB&B adventures at their home again this year on August 20th.
Great activities, foods and social time by everyone.  

(More photos in the upcoming club's September newsletters.)
 
 


from George & Kimberly:

 I was wanting to get an opportunity out to the dive club members. As you know George and I are going to Bali this summer and have reserved the entire micro-resort. We have one room still available and wanted to offer it up to the dive club. Can you please send it out to everyone. Here are some of the particulars.

 

Dates: Arriving July 2, 2017 Leaving July 9, 2017  

Room Cost: $1,175.00 Asking for a 50% deposit.

Room cost include: Breakfast every day, Dinner on the last night with Balinese dancers by the pool and airport transfer.

The rooms can only accommodate 2 people, no more.

Receipt of your deposit confirms your room, they are given on a first come, first serve priority.

 

Currently we have:

Room #1: Us (Penthouse Suite)

Room #2:  Andrea & Rommie

Room #3: Alexis plus 1

Room #4: Jeary & Jana (Ocean View Private Villa)

Room #5:

 

Everyone is free and encouraged to plan their own daily activities as George and I will be Diving during the day. If you want to dive with us we can make your diving arrangements with ours. Half of our group going are non-divers.

As the dates get closer and we know more, We’ll pass on the airline information. We think it’s important to have everyone arriving at the same time since it’s a

2 hour drive to the resort from the airport. So far what I’m seeing is that airfare will cost about $1,200.00

 

Bali is 15 hours ahead of us. I encourage anyone interested to do their own on-line research.

 

Here is the resort website. www.VillaCandiMatahari.com  This is located in Amed which is in East Bali.

 

Please call or e-mail me with any questions or if you’re interested.

 

Kimberly 509-949-4869

kdomine@charter.net






 Yakima Dive Club Meeting
Tuesday, August 9.
Open to all interested in SCUBA
 6:30 P.M. for start of meeting, arrive earlier to order food and beverages.
Westside Pizza
140 South 72nd Avenue, Suite 130
North end of shopping area which includes Rosauer's
Between Tieton & Chestnut Avenues, off of 72nd Avenue




 Yakima Dive Club's Summer BBQ 
 6:30 P.M..
At the home of Dick & Leslie Carmody.
All Members, Families, Friends and anyone interested in SCUBA are welcome.
Details in the July newsletters

If questions, contact Kenn
kennz@aol.com
 



 
 You can order your own.
Here is the information:
 I believe this is their on line web site:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/Section13Graphics#about

  On ebay, they are 'Section13graphics"
  Chrome License Plate Frame.
  Custom request.
  Red lettering, all caps.
scuba diving logo on bottom right and left corners
Following captions, please, you decide if top or bottom for each:
YAKIMA DIVE CLUB
SCUBA DIVER

Cost was 9.99 + 3.99 shipping.


 Wildlife Detectives: Unraveling the Mystery of the Sixgill Sharks
PBS - Wednesday, June 22nd 9PM
From Washington States' Seattle Puget Sound
http://kcts9.org/programs/wildlife-detectives/unraveling-mystery-sixgill-sharks
 



 YDC's Pond Cleanup Multimedia Presentation
(This is the 5 minute version shown at the club meeting.
 https://youtu.be/QQGAoabCQdU


 Yakima Dive Club Meeting - Tuesday - June 14th - 6:30 P.M..
Peking Palace on North 1st Street
Open to all interested in underwater diving activities.
Arrive earlier to socialize and order foods/beverages (optional)
On the agenda......club's constitution & by-laws, 4 minute multimedia presentation of the club's pond clean up....summer club dives???....dive gear for sale....and.......





 
 

 Yakima Dive Club's Pond Cleanup at Sarg Hubbard Park on the 11th of June was great time with plenty of trash collected and a fun BBQ afterwards.
Full report at the June meeting with a short video/pictures.





 Mark Your Calendar For May 10th.  YDC Will Have A Unique Site For Our Meeting!

May 10 Yakima Dive Club Meeting Shall Be At “WHISPER RIDGE WINERY” in Zillah. 

The winery will be closed to the public and shall be a ‘private gathering’ just for our club.

We will obtain ‘take out’ from El Porton and all can make their own taco or bring your own foods.

Weather permitting, we will set up tables/chairs outside on the deck.

Meeting starts at 6:30 but come earlier to socialize and enjoy the new winery.

From I-82 (eastbound) , take exit 52, turn left and cross the freeway.

Turn left at the next road onto Vintage Valley Parkway.

Whisper Ridge is just the otherside of Subway. 

Mandy is co-owner! 

***

  



 Yakima Dive Club Meeting
Tuesday, April 12
Returning to Peking Palace one more time.
6:30 Meeting Start.
Arrive earlier to socialize and order foods.  (optional)
 


 
 



 



 Yakima Dive Club members were at the Yellow House in Hoodsport March 18-20.
Great social time and dive time for the weekend.
George, Kimberly, Roger, Karissa, Ty, Don, Peg and Kenn.  Superb foods and 'deco time' in the hot tub were highlites too.
Check out the fun at:  https://youtu.be/xzc4lEJq9Gc
 
 



 From Ron Montgomery at Bonaire , March 2016

Today I went snorkeling again with Sara and the other scuba divers (I snorkeled, everyone else scuba dived).

When we came back to the dock I took the next step and, using Sara's diver gear, took my first ever scuba dive. A short dive of 18 minutes at a depth of 34 feet. The first 2 feet was the hardest...panic was setting in, but I managed to calm myself down. Snorkeling was great, but I could see so much more and up close!

Many thanks to Dick Carmody, Jim, Albert, Diane for helping me through the dive, along with the others on the dock, Leslie, Sara, Paula, Katie. And congratulations to Jacquie, who took her first dive alongside me.
*****

Bonaire Dive Group

March 2016

 




 YDC Meeting
March 8th at the Peking Palace
Great time with some interesting 'shark' stories by members.
Club members are heading to the Yellow House March 18-20, with a few openings yet.  Contact Kenn if you would like to join in.  Open to non YDC members too.
Working on Pond Clean Up date and other club activities.
Check out all that is going on with our newsletters and on our Facebook page.
 
 
 



YDC's March 8th Meeting Site IS Peking Palace at 610 North 1st Street

Meeting starts at 6:30 P.M., but arrive earlier to socialize and order food/beverages (optional)

 

A few key items for our March meeting includes: 

Meeting Sites; we are still looking for that ‘perfect meeting site”.  Ample room, good acoustics, able to show multimedia presentations, food menu that has variety, reasonable prices with fast service……

Date for our club’s spring pond cleanup…..

Site and date for ‘Crabfest and Potluck’…..

Invite to the March 18-20 Yellow House Dive Weekend with St. Patrick’s Day & First Day of Spring Celebration…..

God’s Pocket Diving openings for first week of May…..

Summer Camping/Motel/Diving Weekend Adventures; Dennis will have some site and dates suggestions…….

Dive Reports:

                Ty’s Hawaiian Adventures

Club Promotions……

YDC logo shirts?

And………..?????? 

 


 Eric and I (Joanne) have XS Scuba luggage we are interested in selling.   We have two exactly the same, they are well taken care of and each have a matching duffle bag which is one of the pictures.

 

We would like $50 each which would include the duffle bags.

 

We also have four - aluminum 80 tanks.  We are sure they all need to be VIP'd and hydroed.  We know that is expensive and are willing to just give them to someone who would like to go through the process of having them usable again.  Sick of them taking up space in our garage :)

 
 
 
 
 


 
 Yakima Dive Club's February Meeting
Tuesday the 9th.
Sea Galley Restaurant in Union Gap.
Meeting Starts at 6:30 P.M..
Arrive earlier and socialize.
All interested in diving are welcome.
Dinner optional




 Heard that this Ground Hog booked trip via Carmody Scuba Travel at:
http://carmodyscuba.com/Welcome.html
 


 The Yakima Dive Club has the "Yellow House" for three days and two nights; March 18, 19, 20.


 Let's Go Diving, 
Post Celebrate St. Patrick's Day 
and 
Welcome the First Day of Spring.


 Check out the facility at:
 https://sites.google.com/site/yakimadiveclub/home/yellow-house.
Contact Kenn to sign up and for details and information (kennz@aol.com)


Diving at the Yellow House and Sund Rock.
Very good chance the 'train' will be back for evenings.






 Welcome to 2016. Our first meeting of the year shall be on Tuesday, January 12. 
 We are meeting at Sea Galley in Union Gap to start our year. Meeting time is 6:30 P.M., but arrive early, socialize and order dinner & beverages (optional). 

Bring ideas for club activities, possible meeting sites (we are looking for a permanent meeting place), guest speakers and Pacific Northwest dive dates/sites to do. 
 Hard copy newsletters were mailed and should be received today or tomorrow. 
 The electronic newsletter version will be sent out via email Thursday.
 (If you have not been receiving your newsletter(s), please send me an email or let me know at the meeting. kz)
 


 

The Yakima Dive Club Welcomes All to 2016.
Here are a few of the reasons we dive the colorful cold waters of the Pacific Northwest.
 
 
 


 Yes, Winter Has Arrived! 


 YDC's Christmas Gift Exchange
(More photos on our Facebook page.)
 Additional pictures shall be in our January Newsletter

Welcome to our newest club members
 
 
 
 
 


 Yakima Dive Club Meeting & Christmas Gift Exchange 
December
8th
 6:30 P.M. at Russillo's
Open to all interested in Scuba diving.

Plan to save time.....
Pre-order pizza.  Check out the pizza menu on Russillo's web site or in the December electronic version of our newsletter.
Call or email Mandy with your choice.  $10 each.  Order your own beverages.


 Bring a wrapped gift, nice or 'white elephant'.  "Let the fun begin!"




Yakima Dive Club Meeting: Tuesday, November 10th.

6:30 P.M., Russillo's at 32 North Front Street.


Agenda items include 2016 officer nominations and election, update on club apparel, dive gear for sale, our club's Halloween party, dive reports and other items of interest.
 



 Yakima Dive Club's Halloween Party was on October 24, 2015
Events included underwater pumpkin carving, costume contest and potluck.  Fun by all.
See pictures and write ups in our newsletters and on You Tube at:
https://youtu.be/btipigNsqBY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



 YDC Meeting at Russillo's - October 13, 2015.
Good food and lots of fun for the evening.  Multimedia presentations of St. Kitts & Yellow House dive trips.  Prep for the Halloween Adventure on the 24th & finalist of the Survivor Diver competition faced off.  See more photos and write-ups in the next newsletters.
 
Russillo's at 32 North Front Street
 
Next Club meeting will be on November 10th.  Meeting at 6:30
 
November meeting shall include 2016 officer elections.
 
 


 Add to your 'adventure' calendar:
YDC's Underwater Pumpkin Carving, Cosutme Party & Potluck
Saturday, October 24th. 

Underwater pumpkin carving: bring your own pumpkin, must carve with dive knife, only natural decorations from the lake can be used, no extra free weights.
Costume contest:  'big kids', children, grandchildren & families are welcome.
Potluck, club supplies hamburgers and 'brauts.
Bring a side dish (salad, dessert, etc.) and your beverages of choice.



 

Saturday October 24th, Noon.  Diving starts around 12:30!

Aspen Village/Lake Aspen

2011 Evergreen Ct.

(off River Road take N. 22nd through gate. Keep left and circle down to Evergreen Court.)

Boo!

Please RSVP with total attending to: mcguire.brian59@gmail.comby 10/22 or sooner

!!!!





 
 This is a special piece of stained glass work made and displayed by Marsha Edwards in memory of friend and club member Dave Rowley.
It is at the Central Washington State Fair.
Located in upstairs level of the fine arts building, east window.
Very Well Done Marsha!


New Club Meeting Site!

 
 YDC Meeting on Tuesday, October 13, 2015.  at Russillo's: 32 North Front Street, 6:30 P.M..  Open to all.

Check out their menu at:
http://www.russillospizzawa.com/about-us/







 




 Ok me mates, 

Here be th' pitch; We (Yakima Dive Club),  have th' Yellow 'ship' fer th' dates 'o Friday, SeptembARrrrr 18 to Sunday, SeptembARrrrr 20.

 At 'tis the hour, thar be 9 signed up to be thar. 
If ye want to gather with thee pirates, contact Kenn at kennz@aol.com 

Need to send th' doubloons....(120 each) 
Oh, it be "Speak Like A Scurvy Pirate" weekend while we be thar.

If you have not been to the Yellow House in Hoodsport, WA., check out the information at: 


 


 WoW! Kudos to Mandy, Marsha, Dillon & Dick for setting up and presenting the Yakima Dive Club to the new students-family & staff at the PNWU of Health Science's Community Fair.
Numerous expressed serious interest and have been added to our electronic mailing list and invited to our meetings and club activities.
 
 
 

August 8: Annual Crab Fest & Picnic/Potluck At Mukilteo

Good Dives With Enough Crabs For All

Thank You To All That Brought Foods and Goodies.


Short You Tube at:

https://youtu.be/YbNpcp2czoo

 
 
Check out all of the pictures in our electronic September newsletter which will be out to all around September 3rd.
 
 August 15:  Bullets, Burgers & Brews
Was at the home of Paul & Kathy W.







 Yakima Dive Club's Summer BBQ, Potluck and Meeting
July 14, 2015
6:30 P.M..
At the home of Dick & Leslie Carmody.
All Members, Families, Friends and anyone interested in SCUBA are welcome.

If questions, contact Kenn
kennz@aol.com
 Bring chairs, beverages
Foods - Last name:
A-I  Main dish,
J-P  Salad
Q-Z  Dessert
Club provides hamburgers, fixings & utensils

The Pool Is Open, bring swim suits.  

...and from Sally R., 

"All Survivor Diver competitors, bring a mask or goggles. You will need them for your challenge!"

 


 
 United States of America

July 4th

Celebration of Independence
Day 1776
 


 July 14: YDC's Annual Summer BBQ & Potluck.  At Carmody's.  6:30 P.M..
 August 8:  YDC's Annual CrabFest-Potluck.  Mukilteo City Park.  Noon
 August 15:  YDC's Bullets, Burgers & Brews.  2 P.M. at Paul & Kathys.  Foods about 4 PM






Yakima Dive Club Meeting: June 9th


6:30 P.M..

Sea Galley Restaurant in Union Gap.

Plenty of room for all.

On the agenda:

Survivor Diver
God's Pocket
July Summer Potluck & BBQ
August Crabfest
 


 (from Marsha) - 

For those planning to attend the memorial service for Dave Rowley this Saturday the 23rd, 2 pm at Keith & Keith, Terrace Heights, we will not be wearing black, we will wear tropical and/or tye dye. 'Cuz that's who dave was!
 
 



 
 
 
 YDC's Annual Pond Clean Up was on May 17th at Myron Lake in Yakima.  Collected 12-13 bags of trash.  Thank you to all that were able to pick up trash topside and the divers down under.  Good food too.  More photos in the June newsletters. 
 


 The May 12th meeting shall be at Sea Galley in Union Gap.  Starts at 6:30 P.M..
The change in venue is due to the sudden closing of Bert's Pub last Saturday, May 2nd.

 
 YDC's Afternoon At Lion's Pool - April 18th

Diving, Buoyancy Rings, Emergency Skills, Underwater Scooter, Social Fun & Foods.
A great time by all.
See pictures on our Facebook page and in the May newsletters.


 Yakima Dive Club Meeting
Tuesday - April 14 - 6:30 PM
Bert's Pub

Another Round of: "SURVIVOR DIVER"

Prepare for "Our Afternoon at the Pool"

For Your Calendar: Pond Clean Up
May 17th - Myron Lake in Yakima
 


 The Yakima Dive Club Invites You To:

“Our AFTERNOON At The Pool”

 

All club members, family & friends invited.

Little kids, grandkids & all of the BIG adult kids too.

 

BBQ & Potluck:

Bring a side dish to share, your favorite meat for the grill

and beverages  (sorry-no alcoholic beverages)

(the club will provide paper plates, cups, napkins & plastic table ware)

 

Swimming and pool fun:

We plan to dive in the pool (wet suits optional)

 &

 to have all the float toys for the ‘kids’ to enjoy with while they swim & play in the water.

 

SCUBA Diving:

See what others have for gear and maybe try something new

Practice your skills and try your hand at the:

 “BUOYANCE CONTROL GAUNTLET OF DEATH”

 

Saturday - April 18, 2015

Lion's Pool - Yakima

3-5 P.M.

 





 




 
The Monthly Meeting of the Yakima Dive Club Shall Be on Tuesday, March 10.
6:30 P.M. at Bert's Pub on Tieton Drive.
Open to all.
Start of 'Survivor-Diver'


The 'Yellow House' in Hoodsport invites you to enjoy three days and two nights of diving and social fun.
Friday, March 27 to Sunday, March 29.
Contact Kenn to sign up and details.


 Yakima Dive Club's February 10, 2015 Meeting Starts at 6:30 P.M. at Bert's Pub located at 5110 Tieton Drive.  All Welcome! 


 
 YDC's First Meeting of 2015 at Bert's Pub.
January 13, 2015
President Mandy H. welcomed all and invites ideas for activities and events for our club to be involved with.
She is looking for ways to present our club to the public and add new members.
Details of events and activities are in our newsletters and on our club's calendar page.
Survivor Game for 2015???? More at the next meeting.
(photo is of a few members before the meeting) REM: Dues.....


 Tuesday, January 13th. First Club Meeting of 2015.

  Welcome our new officers for 2015.

  Input and discuss club activities for 2015.

  Newsletters, those still receiving hard copies, you should receive yours by the 7th or 8th.
  Electronic version will be sent out on the 8th or 9th.




  
 
 Bert's Pub - 6:30 P.M..
Open to all interested in SCUBA
 Remember.....Dues are Due!


 
2015 "Memorial Day" Week of Diving and Pursuit of the "Moatengator Award".

The 45' 'Bessie' has been reserved.

Available dates are May 19 to May 25th.

Diving Daily.

Leaves the marina at Anacortes around 9 AM and returns about 3 PM..

Contact Dennis Sperry for details and cost.

Heard rumors about a 'pirate flag and black eye patch'??????


 Yakima Dive Club Meeting and Christmas Gift Exchange WAS  December 9, 2014

Here is a link to 3 minutes of video fun from the exchanges.



"The Fun is Done?"
 (Will add still photos soon)





 
 The Yellow House has a few beds available for the weekend of December 12-14.  Contact Kenn if interested.  


 Diving Playa del Carmen
November 2014
 You Tube Video:
http://youtu.be/__ORU0mpkOY

Nice drift dive onto wreck at 90 fsw and another drift dive at 30-40 fsw.

 The Yakima Dive Club was represented by a minority of one on the drift dives in Playa.
by Kenn
 
 


 
  Yakima Dive Club Monthly Meeting

November 11th - Tuesday
6:30 P.M..

NOTE:
We are at Bert's Pub this month again.
5110 Tieton Drive
 

Final Officer Nominations and Elections for 2015.

Dennis is in need of pictures from dive activities of 2014 for the club's year book.  Please bring them for him or if electronic, email to him.






 
 Yakima Dive Club Monthly Meeting

October 14th - Tuesday
6:30 P.M..

NOTE:
We are at Bert's Pub this month.
5110 Tieton Drive




Yakima Dive Club:
 Club Dive
October 5, 2014
Meet at Redondo
Noon.
Splash shortly after.
All welcome
 


 YDC at Yellow House in Hoodsport
September 19-22, 2014
Short You Tube Multimedia

 http://youtu.be/kCYSHxdki3c

(photos by Gary & Kenn)
 
 
 
 



 Forget Octoberfest.......

For many years, we have been renting the Yellow House in Hoodsport for weekends of diving.

Hoodsport ‘n Dive, the dive shop associated with the Yellow House, has been excellent.

Now they have opened another dive shop in Tumwater, WA.

Here is a synopsis of what they are offering on the 4th of October (full details/schedule in the attached pdf file, octofest1).

1st Annual OctoFest Celebration:

Octopus photo contest: Bring and enter a photo of your best Pacific Northwest Octopus.
Refreshments
Classes/Sessions, etc:
  • 1.        Oxygen/AED/CPR/1st Aid – 9 am – 11 am, ($75)  by Don Kinney

  • 2.        Ron Ault/Retired NEDU, World record dive to 1000+ feet & testing dive helmets with Kirby Morgan – 11 am to noon (free)
  • 3.       Valve Repair, bring your own, take it apart, clean, suggest necessary replacements parts, put it back together (free)  noon to 1 PM.  By Mike Hoisington

  • 4.       Videography, (free), 1-2 pm, video successes and failures in Pacific Northwest low visibility waters.  Demonstrations of the new Intova Edge camera.  By Mike Zahn

  • 5.       Travel. Review problems encountered while conducting dive travel: customs, packing,  2-3, (free).  By Anita Floyd

  • 6.       Full Face Mask and Underwater communications, 3-4 pm, (free)  OTS Guardian/AGA/Kirby Morgan – masks available to recreational diving & public safety teams.  Pro’s and con’s of underwater communications. By Don Kinney

  • 7.       Happy Hour(s) from 4- ????
Vendors will be present with their wares.
Drawings on the hour.  Special drawings for each individual sessions.  (list of prizes on pdf file)
Coloring Contest for “kids”…..attached pdf file of a printable (hoodsportndivecolorpage7) that can be colored.  (Jean and I have colored ours….signed our names and our ages  6………………………. + 6 decades).
Where:  Hoodsport ‘n Dive – Tumwater.  3409 Capitol Blvd SE, Tumwater.

(An email was sent to club members with the attached pdf files.  If you would like these files, send me an email request and I'll send them to you.)  kz


 Yakima Dive Club Meeting:
Tuesday, September 9th 
 At the home of Eric & JoAnne H.  
(not at El Porton this month)



 August 10: River Float

Yakima River Canyon Float & Lunch.  

Meet about 9:30 at mile marker 21 to launch around 10:30.  Lunch will be at Red’s.  Please contact Ciro if you have not told him you are going.

 August 16: Annual Crab Fest & Picnic/Potluck

Annual Crab Dive & Feast at Mukilteo.  Splash time is noon.  (earlier dives are welcome too.)  Out of the water with crabs at 1, off to city park to cook crab and other foods.  Eat at 2:00 P.M. ish.  Open to all YDC members, families and friends.  The sign up list will be circulated again at the August 12 meeting.  We do have the covered shelter again this year.

 August 23:  Burgers & Brews
At the home of Paul & Kathy W.
2:00 P.M.. 






 For Sale:

Apollo - Women's Med. crushed neoprene
4th Element under garment
Male Med. Zeadle ranger w/weights & weight pockets
All for $300
Rochelle: (206) 407-4929
 Want to Buy:

BCD, large, with integrated weight pockets.

Contact Dave R. at 'yakipaw@aol.com


 
 YDC’s Summer BBQ
Was on July 8th.


 


 Here is your chance to input your ideas about ling cod & other spearfishing, crabbing, claming, etc. 

Thank you Ciro for the information.

 

WDFW WILDLIFE PROGRAM 
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 

wildthing@dfw.wa.gov

2015-17 Hunting Season Development

It's time to begin developing the 2015-2017 hunting seasons.  This year we will be taking a slightly different approach to what we did for the last three year package.  Once again the process will have three phases: 1) Issue Scoping; 2) Refining Alternatives; and 3) Recommendations, with public input taken during each phase. 

The first opportunity for you to participate in the process is during the "Issue Scoping" phase.  This year we will be using a web form to collect and track all suggestions that you would like to have considered during the development of the three-year package.  The public comment period will be from Wednesday, June 18th through Friday, July 18th. 

To participate, please go to http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/regulations/seasonsetting/

Thank you for taking the time to help shape the upcoming hunting seasons.

WDFW Wildlife Program




 I submitted pictures for a photo contest some years ago to this Chocolate candy company who made chocolates in the shape of seahorses and shells, etc.  Just got this e-mail from them asking for submission of pictures to this project seahorse site.  Maybe you can put it in the newsletter or the club's site, so anyone can participate.    Sally

From: iSeahorse Administrator <iseahorse@projectseahorse.org>

Date: July 2, 2014 4:26:24 PM PDT

Subject: Guylian Seahorse Photo Submission

Dear Sally,

I am contacting you on behalf of Project Seahorse, a marine conservation organization based at the University of British Columbia and Zoological Society of London.

A few years ago you submitted some beautiful seahorse photos to Guylian’s “Seahorses of the World” photo competition. Guylian is one of our major sponsors and the competition is an important event that supports our seahorse conservation work

In 2013, Project Seahorse launched an exciting new ‘citizen science’ initiative called iSeahorse. The purpose of iSeahorse is to use photos and data gathered by divers around the world to help us, and other scientists, assess and protect global seahorse populations.

We are collecting these materials through our iSeahorse website (www.iseahorse.org) and free iPhone app (search ‘iSeahorse Explore’ in the App Store). Anyone can post their seahorse sightings to iSeahorse, and it will make a huge difference to the long-term conservation of these amazing animals.

We would like to invite you become a contributor to iSeahorse. It’s fast and easy. Just visit www.iseahorse.org or download the app, register for an account, and upload your seahorse photos, including those you entered in the Guylian Seahorses of the World photo competition.

You’ll be able to view your sightings, along with those of hundreds of other citizen scientists, on iSeahorse’s interactive map. You can also comment on sightings and help with species identifications on a special ID forum. And you’ll be eligible for our monthly prize for the most unique or beautiful sighting. 

If you have any questions about iSeahorse or Project Seahorse, or need assistance adding your observation to the website, please do not hesitate to contact me at iseahorse@projectseahorse.org. I’ll be happy to help!

Sincerely,

Katelyn Dick

iSeahorse Citizen Science Program Assistant  Project Seahorse, Fisheries Centre
The University of British Columbia

2202 Main Mall 

Vancouver, BC Canada

www.iseahorse.org   ~ Saving seahorses together~

Have you seen a seahorse in the wild? Visit http://www.iseahorse.org




YDC's 25th Year Celebration
Pictures & Video Clip
Dennis S. tells about the club's first meeting 25 years ago:
CLICK HERE


 More pictures and write up in our July Newsletters
 
 Annual Memorial Day MOATENGATOR Spearfishing Tournament Award 2014
 Be sure to view both video clips:
Part 1 - Brian makes the award presentation with new amendments!
Part 2 - John's Acceptance & Defense Speech

PART 1 - CLICK HERE

PART 2 - CLICK HERE


 Yakima Dive Club MeetingTuesday
June 10, 2014


6:30 P.M.
El Porton
48th Avenue & Tieton Drive
Open to all interested in diving, snorkeling, etc.
Dinner (Optional)
Meeting

"BLAST FROM THE PAST"
Come and help celebrate our club's 25th year.
Family and friends are welcome!

Add August 10 to your calendar as our annual Yakima River Canyon Float



 Yakima Dive Club's Electronic Newsletter 
June 2014
 Club members have the option of the mailed 4 page black & white hard copy version of our newsletter and/or the electronic version which has unlimited pages and in color.
Our June electronic version includes 11 pages of colored photographs and links to video clips.
Columns include: 'Tale of Two Tag Lines" by Dick C., YDC Annual Pond Clean Up, May Club Minutes, Steel vs. Aluminum Dive Tanks, Pictures and video links of diving in Key Largo and Curacao, 5 Tips of Using a Compass, Sea Star Wasting Syndrome by Jeff Christianson, New Dive Store in Tumwater, WA., and YDC Activities & Events.
If you did not receive your electronic newsletter or would like to have one emailed to you, send me a request for one.  (kennz@aol.com)


 Yakima Dive Club MeetingTuesday
May 13, 2014


6:30 P.M.
El Porton
48th Avenue & Tieton Drive
Open to all interested in diving, snorkeling, etc.
Dinner (Optional)
Meeting

Join us to hear Jeff Christanson from the Seattle Aquarium present about the 'Seastar Wasting Syndrome'
Prep for the Annual Pond Clean Up on May 17th.
Add August 9 to your calendar as our annual Yakima River Canyon Float




 Yakima Dive Club's Club Dive
February 9, 2014
Was At Edmonds
 
 
Andrea, Gary and Dick braved the drifting snow to go diving at Edmonds! While the air had warmed up to a balmy 34, the water was absolutely bath like at 45 degrees. Lots of Ling Cod and eggs and several Cabezons that came out after us. A few star fish that showed the effects of the wasting disease. 

After 50 minutes, we got out and it took Dick several minutes to get his fingers to work and operate the releases on his BC.
 — at Brackett's Landing Park.
 
 
 
 
 
 




 
 YDC's Christmas Party & Gift Exchange
December 10, 2013
 
  Did We Have Fun or What? Click Here To See.... 
   



 
 Annual Christmas Party - Gift Exchange

was on 
December 10th


 




 Check out all the fun we had at our Pumpkin Carving & Costume Contest of October 27, 2013:


http://youtu.be/ip9H7bR7uwc
 
 
 
 


 



















 Yakima Dive Club Pumpkin Carving and Costume Contest

Sunday, October 27th – 11:00 A.M., Dive by Noon!

Aspen Village-Lake Aspen

2011 Evergreen Ct.

(off River road, take N. 22nd through gate.  Keep left and circle down to Evergreen Court.)

Please R.S.V.P. with total attending to:  mcguire.brian59@gmail.com by 10/22 or sooner!!!!!

 

Join your friends from the Yakima Dive Club for the annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest.  Show off your best Halloween Costume during the potluck!!

We will have prizes for the best carvers and the greatest costumes!!

Again this year, we will dive at Lake Aspen, and divers will hit the slack tide at Noon.

Costume Contest and BBQ to follow the carving.  The club will provide the hamburgers and Brauts, just bring your favorite Scary Side Dish (or your “Signature Dish” – you know who you are…) and of course your beverage of choice.  A lawn chair is also a good idea.  We will have the use of a huge 3 car garage, so this gig goes down rain or shine!!

 

Pumpkin Carving Rules:

Bring your own pumpkin – huge ones are the most fun

Dive knives only

Decorations must be found in the lake

 

Costume Party Rules:  None!

 
























 "Dinner with the Prez"
September 10, 2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
BBQ Ribs, corn on the cob, BBQ beans, salads, huckleberry cheesecake, frozen sorbet in coconut shells and a club meeting.  Thank You Eric & Jo!


   Annual Crab Fest
at Mukilteo!
August 17, 2013



YDC's Annual Crab Fest

  
   




 Yakima Dive Club presented at Pacific Northwest University of Health Science's Community Fair on August 7, 2013
Thank You to Richard & JoAnne.
 
 
 
 
 
 



 The Tacoma Dive Show is No More!
New Name, New Site, New Dates!
Scuba and H2O Adventure Show
Seattle - Pier 91
April 5 & 6, 2014
http://www.divenewsnetwork.com/expo/


July 9, 2013
Annual YDC BBQ at the Carmody's
Yakima Dive Club's Annual BBQ at the Carmody's.  Thank You Dick & Leslie!90 degrees, no wind, nice shade, great food and beverages, swim pool, great social time with all!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




 Club Dive:  Seacrest Park - Saturday, July 27th

 
 
 
 
 
 



 Paul and Kathy Shoot Fest. - Sunday, July 28th
Paul and kathy are hosting the dive club for an afternoon of skeet and target shooting.
 
 
 
 

 Second Annual Dive Club River Float- Sunday, August 4th. 
lunch at Red's Fly shop restaurant, halfway through the float. 
 
 
 
 
 
 






 YDC's June Dive Trip to Edmonds 
 
 



  Annual Crab Fest

at Mukilteo!
August 17, 2013
Bus - Yakima to Mukilteo & back, crabbing, potluck.
Divers, family & friends invited.
Sign up at the club meetings or email to kennz@aol.com
Family & friends are welcome to join in!



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Memorial Week Diving in Anacortes - 2013
Click Here for a group of photos from Brian McGuire





 

 Here is a link to a You-Tube video of the presentation of the 2013 Montengator Award.

Well done on the presentation by Paul & Brian.

http://youtu.be/T6dgac_pgAg
 


May 4, 2013
Annual Pond Clean Up & BBQ


 

  
 

 

 
 
 
 


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  Costa Rica Diving - A brief preview of our 5 days of diving the Pacific Ocean side in January


 
 Yakima Dive Club 2012 Christmas Party/Gift Exchange WAS 
December 11th. 



  Mukilteo Crab Fest - August 25, 2012
Great day of weather, crabs, food and social time together at Lighthouse Park.


  Marsha & Morrie inform new students and staff of Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Terrace Heights/Yakima, WA. of the Yakima Dive Club activities - August 17, 2012


 May 19th - Annual Pond Clean Up.  Click Here For Photo & Y-H Article



 Video - Sund Rock - January 14, 2012
 Ambergris Caye, Belize - February 4-11, 2012:  A few pictures


 Excellent video of diving - click here
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