CHAMBER DAY & CHAMBER EVE 2021 - EVENT UPDATE "C" (as of 4/3/21 @ 3PM)

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Posted by Chamber Day 2021 on April 03, 2021 at 16:20:13:

We are just a shade over a month away from Chamber Day/Eve 2021 on Wednesday, May 5. We’re making great progress on the Challenge, and doing OK in others areas but could be doing better is some as well.

Maybe the biggest challenge (no pun intended) right now is making sure everyone understands about the Chamber Day boats. These are real boats, but since we still are not allowed by USC to bring anyone onto the Chamber property, they’re fake dives because – like the Flying Dutchman – you’re not really going to be going anywhere.

But our hope was that this would sort of turn into a vote-of-appreciation for the boats that have agreed to let us use their name in this manner. They absolutely support our Chamber and they’d really rather be able to take your there on May 5. And our thought was that if there’s a boat your normally dive, you’d give some thought to “singing up” for that instead of doing the Dutchman as a way of thanking the boats for their continued support.

And to that end, you’ll get a special Chamber Day 2021 t-shirt that not only has our logo on the front, but will have the name of each boat and the divers who “dove” it (that would be you) on the back.

But whatever floats your boat (pun fully intended), we hope you’ll pitch in and support our Chamber. We have the added burden this year of not only raising funds as we do each year, but also replacing funds lost because we haven’t been able to teach classes or do training sessions for groups during this past year. So every dollar donated, no matter how you do it, really helps.

While it may seem like there’s plenty of time to go, we always feel like there’s no time to spare. Better put, maybe there’s no time like the present. To make donation, signup for portions of the event and get t-shirts, just click on this direct link to our sign-up page: https://usc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dp3rzL7cVCFp1rM

Here’s where we are as of 3PM on 4/3/21:

198 total spots (normally but really unlimited) - 29 sold (15%), 169 still available
Boats can be booked through the website or by calling us at the general phone number:

Asante - 0 sold
Big Blue - 4 sold
Bottom Scratcher – 3 sold
Cee Ray - 7 sold
Explorer - 1 sold
Giant Stride (LAUPS) - SOLD OUT (8)
Hattitude – 0 sold
Pacific Star - 4 sold
Sundiver - 1 sold
Sundiver II - 1 sold
Sundiver Express - 2 sold

FLYING DUTCHMAN (don’t forget to include your “pirate” name)
Flying Dutchman - 49 signed up so far
Check out the shirt logo if you haven’t seen it already: https://dornsife.usc.edu/assets/sites/233/imgs/FD2021_Shirt_Both.jpg

Dutchman sign-ups by sponsor:
1. Reef Seekers – 6
2. Beach Cities - 5
3. Antelope Valley Desert Divers - 3
T4. Chamber crew – 2
T4. Pacific Wilderness – 2
T4.LAUPS – 2
T6. Channel Island Dive Adventures – 1
T6. LAC/USC med program – 1
T6. Sharkbait – 1
T6. San Gabriel Valley Scuba Club – 1
T6. Barnacle Busters – 1
T6. Malibu Divers – 1
T6. Dive N Surf – 1
T6. Douglas Dive Club - 1
No affiliation/sponsor listed - 21

420 seats total (normally – but really unlimited) - 125 sold (30%) , 295 still available
Each virtual table is listed individually by sponsor. Needless to say, we won’t run out of seats. (Table sponsor 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 - 2 sold
Beach Cities Scuba - 10 sold
WDHOF (Women Divers Hall of Fame) – 3 sold
Sharky's Swim & Scuba / San Gabriel Valley Scuba Club - 5 sold
Barnacle Busters - 7 sold
Dive 'N Surf - 0 sold
Ocean Institute - SOLD OUT (20)
CA Science Center Divers - 9 sold
DDD - 0 sold
Scubatude - 0 sold
Signature Scuba - 1 sold
Reef Seekers Dive Co. – 9 sold
South Orange County Dive Club - 3 sold
Liquid Adrenaline Divers - 2 sold
Hollywood Divers - 4 sold
In 2 Deep Diving – 24 sold
Antelope Valley Desert Divers - 2 sold
GUE - 2 sold
zen dive co – 2 sold
Eco Dive Center - 2 sold
AAUS (American Academy of Underwater Scientists) – 2 sold
Unaffiliated - 8 sold

$59,270 as of 4/3. Who’s next???

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

Ken Kurtis (Chairman)
& the Chamber Day 2021 Committee

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