CHAMBER DAY/EVE 2012 - EVENT UPDATE "B" (posted 3/29/12 - last updated 3/14)

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Posted by Chamber Day Committee on March 29, 2012 at 19:27:51:

This event has an ebb and a flow to it and this week, we've had a little of both.

The ebb occurred when we got word that both the Pac Star and the Riviera were dropping out of the event, the former due to acquiring a trip booking and the latter due to scheduled haul-out maintenance. The flow occurred with increases in the number of people registered for each aspect of the event.

But it always feel like an uphill climb and we never know if we're going to hit our goals. The reality is that we can't do it without you. And simply put, our Chamber faces some unique financial challenges this year, only one of which involves paying for a $27,000 needed air compressor. And that's on top of the normal annual operating expenses.

You may also have seen an article in the current Alert Diver (from D.A.N.) about how chambers that are available on a 24/7/366 basis, as ours is, are becoming rarer and rarer. We'd certainly hate to be put in a position where our Chamber is forced to go part-time and guess when it is you might most likely need services so as to be staffed at those times, or - even worse - have to close down all together.

So every dollar you give, every t-shirt you buy, every poster you order, every raffle ticket you clutch means we are a just a little stronger and can put off those bleak outcomes for a while longer. But if you choose to just sit back and do nothing, then you give bleakness a chance to become reality.

So come on and join is. You can sign up through our website (www.chamberday.org) or by calling 310/652-4990. But let's get you involved and help our Chamber stay strong. Here’s where we are as of 6PM on 3/29:

241 total spots - 127 sold (51%) , 117 still available
Boats can be booked either through the sponsor, the website, or by calling us at the general phone number:

Cee Ray (Reef Seekers, Aubery Shaughnessy, & Douglas Dive Club) - 21 sold, 11 available
Giant Stride (LAUPS) - SOLD OUT
Great Escape (Open) - 19, sold 16 available
Island Clipper (Open) - 0 sold, 10 available
Magician (Sport Chalet) - SOLD OUT
Mr. C (CA Wreck Divers) - 13 sold, 13 available
Sand Dollar (Hollywoodivers) - 16 sold, 10 available
Sea Bass (Deep Sea Supply) - SOLD OUT
Second Stage (Scuba Schools of America) - 0 sold, 6 available
Sundiver (Ocean Adventures) - 2 sold, 24 available
Sundiver Express (Sharky's Eco Dive) - 14 sold, 10 available
Sundiver II (Ch-Day Committee) - SOLD OUT
Westbound (Malibu Divers) - 0 sold, 6 available

FLYING DUTCHMAN (don’t forget to include your “pirate” name)
Flying Dutchman (Open) - 17 signed up so far

CHAMBER EVENING TABLES (table sponsor & total seats)
500 seats total - 293 sold (59%) , 207 still available
Note that a few tables that are listed as SOLD OUT may actually still have unpaid/available seats through the table sponsor. Please check with them directly. (Table sponsors names are listed in the order they appear in our book because it’s a nightmare to track them in this document any other way.)

Reef Seekers (20) - 19 sold, 1 available
Burbank Dive Club (10) - 2 sold, 8 available
Tom Wetzel LA County (5 - shared) - 3 sold, 2 available
Catalina Conservancy Divers (5 - shared) - 3 sold, 2 available
Beach Cities Scuba (60) - 24 sold, 36 available
Barnacle Busters (10) - 2 sold, 8 available
Private Scuba (10) - 5 sold, 5 available
Sharky's Eco Diving (30) - 22 sold, 8 available
LA County Sheriff's ESD (10) - SOLD OUT
Malibu Divers (10) - 0 sold, 10 available
Aqua Adventures - 2 sold, 8 available
AOP Dive program (10) - 4 sold, 6 available
Sharkbait Dive Club (10) - 0 sold, 10 available
Scuba Schools of America (20) - 10 sold, 10 available
PCH Scuba (20) - SOLD OUT
Sport Chalet (20) - 2 sold, 18 available
Deep Sea Supply (10) - SOLD OUT
Hollywoodivers (10) - 6 sold, 4 available
Ocean Adventures (20) - 0 sold, 20 available
DDD/Digital Darkside Divers (10) - 0 sold, 10 available
Ocean Institute (20) - SOLD OUT
Dive Vets (10) - SOLD OUT
Pacific Wilderness (20) - 5 sold, 15 available
Pacific Explorers Dive Club (10) - 0 sold 10 available
L.A. Dive & Ride (10) - SOLD OUT
Laguna Sea Dwellers (10) - 7 sold, 3 available
Women's Diving Hall of Fame (10) - SOLD OUT
Deep Blue (10) - 6 sold, 4 available
Antelope Valley Desert Divers (10) - SOLD OUT
Sundiver International (10) - SOLD OUT
Boat Captains & Chamber guests (40) - SOLD OUT

TOTAL - $6,540 as of 3/29. Who’s next???

Your Chamber needs you. Join in on the fun!!!!

Ken Kurtis (Chairman)
& the Chamber Day 2011 Committee

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