Well, it is like this, we are going to have to have a board to handle such things. Right now there is no one to collect the money or maintain an account for it or to maintain books and accountability.
Along with Ripper and Bryan, I have sort of been moderating this forum and of course the NAVED web page for which I asked imput such as articals and stories.
Yes, T-shirts and coffee mugs and several other ideas have been mentioned but who will keep the money, who will send the items out, who will have them made. Perhaps we can twist the King of T-Shirt's arm for advice on a NAVED shirt.
OK, once we collect money, without a board there is no one to decide what to do with it or how to spend it.
Sure, if we have a fellow with video expertise who could film some vintage diving, visit some collectors and film that and some action stuff etc that would be INCREADABLE, do we have any vidieogaphers among us. Another possibility or additional project would be a glossy five or six page NAVED pamphlet full of pictures---to give to dive clubs, shops and all that.
So, I guess what I am saying, killjoy that I am, first things first.
One of my biggest worries now is that someone will still NAVED from us. How do we move to protect the name? etc
Talking about spreading the gospel, we are going to have to have a board to decide who gets in and some REAL criteria for membership--a path to membership that is clear. Yes, we sort of have one but it may need a bit more definition.
Did I mention we need a board of directors? LOL.