“Just come back from a couple of dives at wraysbury with liz what a great day. Decent vis loads of lobster size crayfish perch everywhere big ones and lots of shoals of juveniles. A couple of pikes and a leather carp. And only 10 miles from home.” – Darren
You don’t have to go all the way to the coast to enjoy UK diving.
The club held its AGM on 18th November at the HYC. The AGM is the only formal club meeting of the year when all the members get together to review the past year, nominate who will be looking after the club for the following year, plan for 2015 and also reward achievements and contributions to the club by individual members.
This year the annual Putney BSAC awards went to:
Club Person of the Year – Philippa Davis
Philippa won for the fantastic job she did as both chair of the club and membership secretary. She always put the effort in to introduce new members to the club ensuring they an enthusiastic welcome, as well as providing a leadership presence for the whole club.
Diver of the Year – Tim Watson
Tim won this award for the enthusiasm he has shown throughout the year for diving and the efforts he makes to attend as many dive trips as possible.
Photographer of the Year – Steve Gibbons
Steve won for the fantastic photo he took of a turtle swimming through a school of fish in Sipadan, which you can look at here
Skomer Claw – Steve Gibbons
The Skomer Claw is given to the club member responsible for the funniest incident of the year. Steve had several incidents for which he was nominated for the award, but it was jumping into the water at Vobster with his drysuit undone that clinched the award for him, which was particularly funny as he was the instructor that day.
One of the key functions of the AGM is to elect a committee for the upcoming year. This year we can welcome two members who are joining the committee for the first time, Dale and Sarah.
Our committee members for 2015 are:
|Diving Officer||Nick Levesque|
|Training Officer||Sarah Turpin|
|Membership Secretary||Dale Rogerson|
|Boat Officer||Darren Jones|
|Social Secretary||Tor Parkinson|
|Equipment Officer||Steve Gibbons|