Freedive Toronto Minutes – AGM Jan 12 2003

Attendees: Gord Lemon, Doug Sitter, Dave Maifrini, Aaron Wood, [* denotes Action Item].

Vice President Doug Sitter called the meeting to order at 8:32pm. Gord Lemon read the minutes from the last meeting

*T-Shirts: Dave Maifrini volunteered to contact Matt Airhart and find out more about printing FT shirts.

Freedive Toronto Open: Most of the meeting was spend discussing the pros and cons of hosting locations for a spring/early summer competition. Doug Sitter compiled the results as follows:

June 5th - 6th (Tentative)

The Areas Suggested Were

Owen Sound
Barrie
Tobermory

Owen Sound
Pros:
- Hospital Close
- Public pools close
- Local Dive Shops (have contacts)
- Visibility is good

Cons:
- Competition would have to be from a boat
- No deep areas are protected from the wind (offshore)
- Water will be Cold

Barrie
Pros:
- Closest not only for Toronto but if Ottawa wants to
join it is closest for them.
- No Boat needed
- This will be the warmest of all the areas

Cons:
20 min by car to hospital
Not a Sheltered Dive area
This will have the least visibility of the three

Tobermory
Pros:
Divers available
Dive Hospital Local
Best Visibility
Lots of Back up sheltered areas to dive in
Lots of Depth
Boat Charters (Aaron has a possible contact)

Cons:
No public pool is local (hotel pool possible)
Coldest
Furthest away from everyone 

Aaron Wood volunteered to look into the cost of FHOF (Freediver Hook On and Forget). His findings are:

“As far as the FHOF system goes, here’s a link so you can all check it out.
Also some good reviews here

Other related items discussed are as follows:
* Doug to contact Ian in Owen Sound
* Aaron to contact Owen Sound divers and Tobermory boat operator

Membership Dues: *Dave Maifrini volunteered to bring the clubs financial records uptodate and collect membership dues.

Waterways Fins *Gord Lemon volunteered to reinvestigate a fin demonstration from the local Waterway representated

At 10:00 Gord Lemon motioned to close the meeting. Seconded by Doug Sitter.

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