"Dive Destination Theme"
Saturday, February 22, 2014
New Location The Columbus Club
11 Fountain Street (Jct. of Rt. 135)
Framingham, MA 01702
Saturday Feb 22, 2014
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 Photo Album 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!! Again, this year we have invited other local Dive Clubs to join us. Last year's banquet was such a success we just figured???why not? See you there!!
The Courtyard Marriott in Natick is undergoing renovations. Our General Meetings during the renovations will be held at the Sheraton Tara:Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center
1657 Worcester Rd
Framingham, MA 01701
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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Tuesday, March 11th, 2014:
TEMPORARY VENUE! Please join us at 8:00pm
at the Sharaton Tara on Worcester Road in Framingham.
(Membership meetings will be held at this location until further notice)
Divers are naturally curious and recognizing many of the fish and other critters we encounter in New England brings a unique satisfaction to every dive outing. In March, Bob Michelson will present a 45-minute workshop that will teach divers how to identify the 20 most sighted Northeast Fish species using the REEF Environmental Education Foundation's Northeast Fish Identification Program. This photography-based curriculum teaches how to identify local finfish in natural habitats and shows how to identify these creatures by using body shape, size, fin structure and location, body markings, coloration and habitat as identification keys. Memory clues are used to make this learning experience fun for SCUBA divers and snorkelers of all skill levels. Bob will also provide support materials including laminated waterproof color ID cards and a Quick Look Reference Guide.
About the speaker: Bob Michelson of Photography By Michelson, Inc. based in Braintree, MA is a published underwater photographer and videographer as well as a PADI Dive Master, a Specialty Instructor in Underwater Photography, Videography and Naturalist. His photography and articles have appeared in numerous regional and national magazines including Northeast Dive News, Field & Stream, Highlights for Children and National Geographic. Video footage and programming produced by Michelson have aired on ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox and PBS affiliate stations, in addition to the Discovery, History and Science Channels.
Upcoming Speakers and Topics*
|April 8||MWDC Round Table||Dive Travel Issues|
|May 13||E. Steven Coren, Esq.||Diving and the Law|
|June 10||Kerry McNally||Care and Feeding of the Great Ocean Tank||July 8||Stephen J. Bigelow||Diving North Carolina; 2014 edition|
*All speakers and topics subject to change without notice.
You can check out past speakers and presentations on our meetings page.
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.