We seem to have a cluster of divers in Florida and Ohio. Perhaps concentrating where the "man and women" power is would be a start. I'd love to travel to California too. My personal economy would have to do some serious recovering though. Pretty tough during these days of "I hope it will change". LOLsimonbeans wrote:Maybe you could suggest some ideas that could make NAVED more visible or interesting. We did at one time do a diver of the month. Or maybe someone who has access to some nice dive site run events more often. Obviously you wouldn't get good attendance all the time, but if we knew that there would be a Sand Dog, Portage, some west coast activity, some northeast (not in CT however) event throughout the year, then maybe we could be more visible.
We even tried to be more visible with NAVED shirts. We have NAVED stickers for cars, etc. It is time for someone to suggest more activities to assist the NAVED group in growing.
Us old guys are getting older as we write. I think we should ask the youngster to carry tanks and weights for us at Sand Dog. What do you think?
Yup, I'm up for it. Mine and Ron's combined Voit/USD fleet could probably equip an entire platoon of vintage "studii"..slonda828 wrote:I am willing to do my part too (besides carrying grumpy Allan's tanks). If we want to sanction some NAVED events, even small ones, I will help or even assume responsibility for running them. I have no problem following, but I have no problem leading either. I would bet that Blue Grotto or one of the other springs would be receptive to an event, they never care if Jim and I are there. We could invite a dive shop, or several, or even local dive clubs. We could provide gear to try if divers pay their own entrance fee, and maybe couple it with a power point presentation and narration or question and answer session. We could take pictures for people interested in joining the NAVED and offer mentoring for those who would like to improve. I think that there should be some oversight from the leadership of the NAVED as to what we should cover in the presentation and such, but I will do my part for Florida and Georgia. I will even renew my insurance to supervise divers if I must. Capn Tucker will help me I bet. I'm just throwing that one out there.
Give it a couple more years.slonda828 wrote:
I have never not pulled something off that I have ran into half-cocked. .
I was not the only one who paid to have them made. I know that Nemrod did most of the leg work and paid a large chunk of the cost as well. Sorry if I don't know the others that went in on them as well. I don't mean to omit or forget your contribution as they are all appreciated very much.1969ivan1 wrote: As for the NAVED pamphlet! I think it looks great and very professional and by definition is such since it was paid for by Bryan and made by a printer.
I'll gladly carry your tanks. And maybe Rob can carry mine and Ron can carry his...simonbeans wrote:... Us old guys are getting older as we write. I think we should ask the youngster to carry tanks and weights for us at Sand Dog. What do you think?
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