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  • November 12, 2021 4:06 PM | Julie Manhold (Administrator)

    Newest Hall of Fame Inductee 

    This month we would like to begin by congratulating Alan Feuerman for becoming USA’s newest Hall of Fame member. 

    Alan joined the USA Dive Club in April 2011.  He wasted no time becoming an active member, enjoying many social activities along with local and overseas diving.  Did you know that when Alan is not scuba diving he enjoys a good game of racquetball? 

    Through the years, Alan’s service on the Board of Directors included Co-VP of Overseas Diving, Promotions Coordinator/Lobster Pot and currently VP of Social Events. 

    In order to attain Hall of Fame status, a member must serve on the Board of Directors for a total of 84 months, or the equivalent of seven years.  Click on the 'CONTACT' button at the top of this page and take a look at the list of 40 other current Hall of Fame members.  There is also an “In Memoriam” section. 

    The USA Dive Club welcomes Alan to the Hall of Fame and wishes him many more years of enjoyable experiences with the Club.


    This holiday season be good to yourself.  Give yourself the gift of membership in the USA Dive Club.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, we offered USA members a complimentary year of membership.  We are now slowly working our way out of the pandemic and are resuming our membership renewal season.

    Along with our General Membership meetings, more and more of our planned activities are now in-person events.  For the safety of our members and guests, we follow all CDC guidelines very carefully.

    USA is an active dive club with something for everyone.  No longer diving?  Not to worry.  Many USAers no longer dive however, they still enjoy our various non-diving social events.  Remember that guests are always welcome to participate in all USA social and diving activities.

    Unlike most other products today, USA's annual dues have not increased.  Individual member dues remain at $50, and married couples/domestic partner dues remain at $90/couple. 

    In addition to enjoying interesting and informative guest speakers at our monthly General Membership meetings, there are many reasons to continue your membership. 

    • Colorful, informative monthly newsletter
    • Discounted dive trips
    • Group discounts on many non-diving social events
    • Continuous membership allows you priority on dive trips
    • Pre-planned diving and social activities with people you know and whose company you enjoy

    There are three easy ways to continue your membership

    1) Online banking - You may pay online using Zelle.  Send the appropriate amount to Treasurer@usadiveclub.org indicating in the memo that you are paying dues

    OR 2) you may send a check payable to USA Dive Club and mail to USA Dive Club, 4011 NE 24th Ave, Lighthouse Point, FL  33064-8025.  If you mail a check, please indicate in the memo section that you are paying dues.  You may wish to have your bank do this electronically.  It's your choice.

    OR 3) you may bring your check to a General membership meeting and pay in person.......we'd enjoy seeing you.

    As always, we invite you to browse through USA's extensive photo gallery for a look at our local and overseas diving along with varied social activities.

    A joyous holiday from USA Membership Coordinators,



  • October 19, 2021 3:43 PM | Julie Manhold (Administrator)

    Gobble, gobble to our fellow USA Dive Club members,

    Where has the summer gone?  The Halloween ghosts and goblins are returning to their lairs, and now the turkeys are running for their lives.

    With climate change doing its thing, the water will probably remain warm enough for most summer divers to squeeze in a few more under sea adventures.  Who knows?  You may even meet a future member of the USA Dive Club while you're at it.  

    Dive boats provide the perfect environment to talk to new friends and extend an invitation to browse our website or attend a meeting, whether in person or on Zoom. 

    We invite you to browse through USA's extensive photo gallery for a look at our local and overseas diving along with varied social activities.

    Have a great Thanksgiving.

    Happy bubbling from your Membership Coordinators,

     Stephanie Voris                   and           Julie Manhold  
           

             

  • September 25, 2021 11:34 AM | Julie Manhold (Administrator)

    Hello Fellow Members,

    At USA’s September Board of Director’s meeting, Julie Manhold was appointed to the Membership team, and looks forward to joining Stephanie for the remainder of this year.

    In spite of the pitfalls COVID-19 has brought with it, our Club has now resumed local and overseas diving, and continues to attract new members.  Warm ocean waters, along with excellent ocean conditions and the best dive buddies anywhere, members have kept our summer dives filled to capacity.

    The USA Dive Club would like to welcome new member Xzavion Binns and returning member Bernd Meier.

    Xzavion has multiple dive certifications.  As an underwater photographer, he enjoys macro as well as wide-angle photography.  His most memorable dive was with the hammerheads, and he dreams of diving with the manta rays at night.  Other interests include kayak fishing, running, cooking and meeting new friends.  

    Bernd is a long-time former member of the USA Dive Club, and has taken the plunge over 2,000 times.  Rarely without his camera, Bernd enjoys local diving, and as a world traveler and underwater photographer, he has been capturing beautiful undersea and land photos from all over the globe.  His most memorable dive was in Raja Ampat, and a trip to Misool might be in his future.

    We invite you to browse through USA's extensive photo gallery for a look at our local and overseas diving along with varied social activities.

    Please extend a warm USA welcome to our new members.

    Happy Bubbling,
    Membership Coordinators

                 Stephanie Voris                           Julie Manhold

                                                        

  • August 30, 2021 3:28 PM | Roger Cooper (Administrator)

    Summer diving is in full swing and the ocean temp. is 84 degrees. We have had groups in the double digits for our local dives and the hurricanes are staying away. It's been a good summer!

    We welcome our new member Susan Treusdell from Maryland. She plans on spending some time in South Florida in the very near future and we look forward to diving with her. For now we can say "hello" via Zoom.

  • July 22, 2021 6:09 PM | Roger Cooper (Administrator)

    Welcome to our new member Fran Hare. She has done some dives with the club as a guest and has done many dives at Blue Heron Bridge. She lives in Boynton Beach and we look forward to more people meeting her at the next in-person general meeting.

  • June 30, 2021 5:13 PM | Roger Cooper (Administrator)

    Please welcome our new members Gary Goff and George Cathcart. Gary lives in Hillsboro Mile and was referred by a friend. George lives in Port St. Lucie and was referred by Marie York. This is the prime season for local diving so we hope they will join us so we can meet them.

    Happy 4th of July to everyone.

  • May 30, 2021 10:29 AM | Roger Cooper (Administrator)

    I'd like to introduce our newest member, Will Schrier. He hails from Pittsburgh, PA but will be spending an extended time in West Palm Beach and was looking for people to dive with. He happened upon our website and the rest is history. He is not wasting any time in getting involved with the Club and has already signed up for the next two local dives. I, and I'm sure all those signed up, are looking forward to meeting and diving with him. I can't wait to have in person meetings again and meet the members that signed up during the pandemic.

    Editor's Note: View Will's photography blog at https://www.ktuli.com/photography/

  • March 29, 2021 6:01 PM | Roger Cooper (Administrator)

    Hello Fellow Members:

    Interest in the dive club continues Inquiries are coming in from those that are going to be in the area for extended periods of time or are moving down here. Please keep spreading the word locally as well. Very much looking forward to seeing more members on club dives when they start up again.

    Happy Bubbling,
    Stephanie Voris
    Membership Coordinator

  • February 28, 2021 9:24 PM | Roger Cooper (Administrator)

    I would like to introduce our newest member, Peter Bolton. He is a bit new to diving with about 10 logged dives. He was on Zoom for one of the past General Meetings and we hope to meet him when we can start up in person meetings. We have started a new membership committee of Julie Manhold, Alan Fuerman, Clare Anthon, and myself to review membership applications for a more efficient review. This will eliminate the month long wait for applicants to hear back after a board meeting.

    New inquiries keep coming in. Our website is getting notices and hopefully the flyers in the dive shops too.

  • January 31, 2021 9:28 PM | Roger Cooper (Administrator)

    Hello fellow divers. I hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful weather we're having, albeit a bit chilly at times. I have been doing a little bit of local diving to support the charters but it is cool now, 72-74 degree water temperatures. It takes more than one layer of wetsuit this time of year. Visibility has been very good due to no rain and runoff. I see our flyers in Force-E Pompano and hope it generates interest for more members. I have had an inquiry or two during this non-gathering time.

    Happy Bubbling,
    Stephanie

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