Dolphin Underwater & Adventure
November 2012 Newsletter
Next Club Meeting:
Wed. 14 th November
Venue: The Club Rooms
Northcote Rd Ext’n,
Lake Pupuke, Takapuna
Club’s Mail Address:
14 Gails Drive
Ph/Fax: 09 473 8069
Mob: 0274 839 839
COMMITTEE MEMBERS: 2012/2013
President Steve Boundford 476 9286 firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice-President/Editor Denis Adams 444 0501 email@example.com
Secretary/Treasurer Margaret Howard 473 8069 Ph/Fax firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary/Treasurer Trish Mahon-Adams 444 0501 email@example.com
Web Site John Freeman 478 4958 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dive Trips Officer Dave Dobbie 479 8334 email@example.com
Assist Dive Trips Officer Andy Kilgallon 012 450 477 firstname.lastname@example.org
Adventure Trips Martin Saggers 410 2363 email@example.com
Entertainment Tom Butler 624 3505 firstname.lastname@example.org
Honorary Dive Instructor Kevin Hodgson 442 4148 email@example.com
Clubroom Management Denis Adams 0275 970 922 firstname.lastname@example.org
Life & Honorary Members
Barry Barnes – Life Peter & Margaret Howard – Life Brian Horton – Life
Reg Lawson - Life Roberto Tonei – Life Dave Quinlan – Life
Graham Thumah – Honorary Tony & Jenny Enderby - Honorary Eileen Slark – Honorary
Cover Page Photo: by Project Jonah – Pilot Whale stranded on Karikari beach.
Dolphin UAC Trips & Events Coming Up
14 th Nov – Wednesday – 7:30pm Dive Club Meeting – Club Rooms – Northcote Rd Extn – Guest Speaker –
Yuin Foong from Project Jonah.
17 th Nov – Saturday – 10am Dive gear swap meet & BBQ at our club. Other clubs have been invited.
If attending please advise Denis, Trish, Steve or Sue for catering.
17 th Nov –Saturday – Movie night & dinner at the Westwind Theatre. Contact Tom.
25 th Nov – Sunday – Club’s Xmas dinner at the Bays Club. Contact Margaret.
30 th Nov – 2 nd Dec – Annual Coromandel Dive Festival – Whitianga. http://www.divefestival.co.nz/ Contact
Other suggestions please contact David or it won't happen. 09-479-8334
Our Club’s Trip Rules
A. Bookings allowed on all trips.
B. A deposit or full payment to be made at time of booking.
C. Full payment MUST be paid at least two weeks before departure date.
D. Trips Officer to handle trips & bookings, & Treasurer to handle finances. Cancellations due to weather will
be refunded in full, or transferred to another trip.
E. Members cancelling for any reason will lose full monies unless they find a replacement for their position on
F The trips Officer will determine if there are enough people to run a trip & if not will notify cancellation two
weeks prior to departure.
Non-Members & non-financial members will be charged an extra $10 on trips.
Two trips & club membership is a must.
Please send Club Fees to Margaret Howard, 14 Gails Drive, Okura, RD2, Albany
Or Internet bank to 06 0122 0074227 00 & don’t forget your name.
Family Membership $55 – Single $45 – Junior $30 – Social $30
For those that pay their now over-due subs,
you will then receive one of the new CLUB membership cards.
We need to support this by educating others that don’t dive
And another Sunday at the track
Ready to roll
Trish all concentration
Bob & Denis slugging it out
The podium – Bob, Steve, Brian, Denis
and the re-run at Speakers corner
The Swap, Buy, Sell Meet has a great range of gear starting to line up.
Dive Tanks, Wet, Semi-Dry & Dry Suits, Cameras, Housings, Accessories, Knives, Fins, Bouyancy Comp,
SS Boat Props, Boogie Boards, Etc,Etc.
Another succesful “Beatles Charity Night at the Soccer Club”
The Dolphin’s table less Trish
And a time watch what you say Guys
A husband and wife are shopping in their local Foodtown.
The husband picks up a case of Speights Gold and puts it in their trolley.
'What do you think you're doing?' asks the wife.
'They're on sale, only $40 for 24 cans' he replies.
'Put them back, we can't afford them' demands the wife, and so they carry on shopping.
A few aisles further on along the woman picks up a $80 jar of face cream and puts it in the basket.
What do you think you're doing?' asks the husband.
'It's my face cream. It makes me look beautiful,' replies the wife.
Her husband retorts:
'So does 24 cans of Speight’s, and it's half the price.'
HUSBAND DOWN!, HUSBAND DOWN!, AISLE 7
Dead turtle swallowed 317 plastic pieces
• A GIANT sea turtle found dead on a NSW beach is likely to have starved after more than 300
pieces of plastic it swallowed caused its digestive system to shut down, a marine biologist says.
• The 40cm turtle was found washed up on a beach at Ballina, on the NSW far north coast, earlier this
• A necropsy procedure found it had swallowed 317 pieces of plastic, including three varieties of plastic
bags - clear, black and blue - plastic lids, several lolly pop sticks, fishing line and packing tape, Australian
Seabird Rescue spokeswoman Rochelle Ferris told AAP.
• "Its digestive system became so impacted with the undigestible material that the system basically shut
down and that turtle slowly starved to death," she said.
• Ms Ferris, who is a marine biologist, said she was aware of 40 to 50 cases of turtles suffering from
plastic ingestion each year, but this was a particularly disturbing discovery.
• "We've rescued hundreds of sea turtles. This is the worst case we've seen," she said.
• She called on federal, state and territory governments to act to halt the flow of garbage streaming into
oceans from urban rivers and waterways.
• "The government knows this is a problem," she said.
• "The science is there that says 36 per cent of sea turtles are affected by plastic debris."
• Ms Ferris said there were only seven species of sea turtles on the planet.
• "We only operate on 250 kilometres of coastline," she said.
• "It makes me sick to imagine how many turtles are dying long, slow deaths across the country where
there is no help."
Don’t forget to support these people. They need us as much as we need them.
Some may be offering discount, you’ll have to ask & show your membership card.
It pays to belong & there’s more to come as soon as I can get their cards.
Remember this Date
10am Sat. 17 th November Sell-Swap-Buy & B-B-Q Meet at The Clubrooms