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Annual Dinner Banquet
"Dive Destination Theme"
Saturday, February 20, 2016
MWDC Annual Dinner Banquet - "Dive Destination Theme"

Dinner Dance Ticket Ordering Page

The Columbus Club
11 Fountain Street (Jct. of Rt. 135)
Framingham, MA 01702

Saturday Feb 20, 2016
6:30 - 11:30

It's time to buy your tickets for the annual Dinner Dance! This year, we have picked a new theme- Dive Destinations. Wear a t-shirt or other attire from one of your favorite dive trips. Tickets will be on sale using PayPal, at every meeting through January, or you can order them from Rich Palanzi at (508) 797-7027 or via email. Tickets are priced at only $30!. So get those Dive Logs signed off for diving awards, and choose your pictures or artifacts to enter in the contest! If you missed the Banquet last year, don't make the same mistake twice.

Banquet Photos

Cocktail hour is from 6:30-7:30. Listen to those tunes that remind us of warm days and nights while having a drink and voting. Voting will take place from 6:45-7:30 so be sure to bring your entries early before the voting begins. Diver of the Year will also be awarded. Please bring some kind of raffle item, the raffle seems to have evolved into a fun combination of prizes for all. Any item will do, and it does not have to be dive related. Mark your calendar now so you'll be able to join the limbo contest!! See you there!!

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Check out our photos!
Check out our photos!

We?re now regularly adding pictures of club members dive experiences! Check them out here. Want to submit photos you?ve taken? Just send an email to Jeff Wagner.

EVENT CALENDAR
DIVES
Join us for a Date@8 shore dive!
Date @ 8 (Date @ 10 During The Winter!!!)

Join us for a weekly Date @ 8 shore dive. We meet at the Burger King on Rt.128 in Beverly every Saturday morning and head to one of Cape Ann's numerous dive sites for a dive or two. Dive sites are decided on the spot to accomodate the experience and skill levels of those who show up, and everyone is welcome - members and non-members alike.

Click for photos of past shore dives

Please contact the coordinator (listed on the Date @ 8 page linked above) a day or two before Saturday if you'd like to join us, to make sure the group doesn't leave without you if you're running a little late.

Also, please note that during winter months we meet at 10am! See you there!


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Victor Mastone - Maritime Archaeology in Massachusetts

Every day we see the State's rich maritime heritage on land in the form of lighthouses, the homes of ship's captains, and even as floating museums such as the U.S.S. Constitution and the Schooner Ernestina. However, there is an amazing wealth of maritime heritage most of us never see lying beneath the waters of ocean, lakes, and rivers of Massachusetts. These historical resources span the breadth of human occupation of Massachusetts. In February, the Club will host Victor Mastone, the Director and Chief Archaeologist of the Massachusetts Board of Underwater Archaeological Resources (BoUAR), will give us an overview of our diverse submerged heritage, recent research, and tell us more about the state agency responsible for these non-renewable public resources.

Vic joined the BoUAR in 1987 as its first staff archaeologist and is a visiting instructor at Salem State University where he teaches a maritime archaeology summer field school. He is a member of the Society for Historical Archaeology's UNESCO Committee, Vice President of the North American Society for Oceanic History, and Trustee of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society. Vic was an appointed member of the Federal Advisory Committee on Marine Protected Areas, and has also been a guest investigator with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.



Upcoming Speakers and Topics*

Mar 8 Vin Malkoski State hunting rules for divers
Apr 12 TBD Best Massachusetts dive sites
May 10 Eric Dube Diving Grand Cayman

*All speakers and topics subject to change without notice.

The MetroWest Dive Club (MWDC) is dedicated to promoting fun, safe diving, and introducing and familiarizing members with new dive sites. We are committed to encouraging good relations with our coastal neighbors through courtesy and good diving etiquette, and getting involved with community activities.

The MWDC is not affiliated with any retailer, vendor, or manufacturers. We are a large group of sport divers with a wide range of scuba diving interests. Club members can help direct you to the many training classes locally available.

MetroWest Dive Club meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at the Courtyard Marriott on Speen Street in Natick. Meetings are free and guests are welcome, divers and non-divers alike. MWDC meetings start at 7:30 pm but members often meet socially at the bar from 6:30 to 7:30pm.