CHAMBER DAY 2020 - EVENT UPDATE "F" (as of 4/25/20 @ 9AM)

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Posted by Chamber Day 2020 on April 25, 2020 at 09:33:34:

The weather’s heating up and so is Chamber Day activity. Apologies for being a day late with this event update but it was a busy day yesterday

We are 12 days away from Chamber Day 2020 which is obviously going to have a very different feel this year. But we seem to be holding our own in the various areas and that’s good. Usually in the final two weeks before the event, the pace of signups picks up and hopefully that’s the case this year as well.

BTW, in addition to these updates, we also do a 10-minute Facebook Live video update every Friday at 3PM PDT and another one Monday at 3PM. If you don’t catch the live feeds, they’re recorded and available for viewing on the Chamber FB page as soon as they’re finished.

We are also finalizing plans to allow those interested in extra raffle tickets to buy them since we obviously won’t see any of you in-person to hound you . . . I mean, convince you . . . that you need more. The short version is that you’ll send us an e-mail telling us how many additional raffle tickets you want and we’ll call you back to arrange payment. We will announce more details on Monday but the cutoff for buying more tickets will be Saturday, May 2, at 6PM. And since everything is virtual this year, instead of mailing you tickets, everything will be on an Excel spreadsheet and we’ll use a random-number generator to pull the winners and their prizes.

How will you know who won what? Well, we also plan to LIVE-STREAM Chamber Eve on Wednesday, May 6. Most likely it will be done as a Zoom gathering. From 7-8PM we’ll be running acknowledgements for sponsors and others, and then we’ll go LIVE 8-9PM with our usual Chamber Eve program that includes the raffle, thank yous and acknowledgments, blind bid winners, and presentation of the final check to Karl Huggins. Make plans to tune in.

In the meantime, we keep chugging along and are hoping to hear from you if we haven’t already. Get involved with one or more aspects of Chamber Day 2020. The direct link to our sign-up page is: https://dornsife.usc.edu/chamberday/signup-link/.

Here’s where we are as of 9AM on 4/25/20:

We thank the following boats and sponsors who were ready to donate their time to the cause:
Asante (SSA), Big Blue, Cee Ray (West Coast Dive Club, Reef Seekers & Douglas Dive Club), Explorer, Giant Stride (LAUPS – still going – check with Jim), Pacific Star (Dive 'N Surf), Sundiver, Sundiver II, Sundiver Express

FLYING DUTCHMAN (don’t forget to include your “pirate” name)
Flying Dutchman (Come one, come all) - 121 signed up so far

Dutchman sign-ups by sponsor:
#1 - Reef Seekers – 24
T2 - Antelope Valley Desert Divers - 4
T2 - Beach Cities - 4
T2 - Hollywood Divers – 4
T2 - Sole Searchers – 4
T3 - Chamber crew – 3
T3 - Sharky’s Scuba & Swim - 3
T4 - Dive N’ Surf - 2
T4 - Douglas Dive Club - 2
T4 - LAUPS – 2
T4 – Scubatude - 2
T5 @ 1 each:
Barnacle Busters
Burbank Dive Club
CA Science Center
Eco Dive Center
Hollywood Divers
Malibu Divers
No Limits Scuba
Pacific Wilderness
Signature Scuba
South Orange County Dive Club
Sport Chalet
Whalers Dive Club
(No affiliation/sponsor listed – 54)

Unlimited seats total - 150 sold - whole bunch still available
Each table is listed individually with the number of seats sold. Each table seats as many as you like. (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.)

Pacific Wilderness - 13 sold
Beach Cities Scuba - 14 sold
PADI – 10 sold
Sharky's - 1 sold
Barnacle Busters - 8 sold
Dive N’ Surf - 5 sold
Ocean Institute – 20 sold
CA Science Center Divers - 11 sold
DDD - 2 sold
Liquid Adrenaline Divers - 0 sold
Scubatude - 2 sold
Scuba Schools of America - 0 sold
Deep Blue - 0 sold
Signature Scuba - 0 sold
Reef Seekers Dive Co. – 9 sold
South Orange County Dive Club - 6 sold
West Coast Dive Club – 5 sold
Hollywood Divers - 6 sold
In 2 Deep Diving – 18 sold
Antelope Valley Desert Divers - 2 sold
GUE #1 (David Watson) - 0 sold
GUE #2 (Karim Hamza) – 0 sold
Eco Dive Center - 8 sold
A.A.U.S. – 0 sold
Sea Stallions – 0 sold
Sharkbait – 3 sold
Unaffiliated - 7 sold

TOTAL - $77,700 as of 4/25. (Includes some yet not announced.) Who’s next???

Direct donation link: https://dornsife.usc.edu/chamberday/signup-link/

Your Chamber needs you. Join in on the fun!!!!
Ken Kurtis (Chairman)
& the Chamber Day 2020 Committee

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