CHAMBER DAY & CHAMBER EVE 2021 - EVENT UPDATE "E" (as of 4/21/21 @ 8AM)

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Posted by Chamber Day 2021 on April 21, 2021 at 08:10:42:

Chamber Day/Eve 2021 is two weeks from today. Overall we’re in fairly good shape but could certainly use help in beefing up a couple of areas.

This is a more critical year than usual because not all that much changed for us during the pandemic these past 12 months. We still had crews on standby 24/7/365 and that meant we were still doing training runs, housing volunteer staff, and doing all the other things we’d do during a “normal” year. So our expenses for the past year remained pretty much the same.

But, since the USC Wrigley Campus has been closed to no-staff, it also meant that we couldn’t teach classes this past year. We couldn’t conduct training sessions for public service agencies that we work with. We couldn’t host any conferences. Although not a huge part of our budget, these all represent income that was lost to us, so we’ve got to make that up as well.

Chamber Day usually represents about 50% of the funding we need to run for the coming year. And with some of the income shortfalls, that percentage may realistically be a little higher. So every dollar you donate is needed and WILL be put to good use.

There’s no time like the present. To support YOUR Chamber, 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 8AM on Wednesday, 4/21/21:

198 total spots (normally but really unlimited) - 39 sold (20%), 160 still available
Boats can be booked through the website or by calling us at the general phone number:

Asante - 1 sold
Big Blue - 4 sold
Bottom Scratcher – 3 sold
Cee Ray - 12 sold
Explorer - 1 sold
Giant Stride (LAUPS) - SOLD OUT (8)
Hattitude – 1 sold
Pacific Star - 5 sold
Sundiver - 1 sold
Sundiver II - 1 sold
Sundiver Express - 4 sold

FLYING DUTCHMAN (don’t forget to include your “pirate” name)
Flying Dutchman - 71 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 – 16
2. Beach Cities - 7
3. Chamber crew – 4
4. Antelope Valley Desert Divers - 3
T5. Pacific Wilderness – 2
T5.LAUPS – 2
T5. Gray Family – 2
T8. Channel Island Dive Adventures – 1
T8. LAC/USC med program – 1
T8. Sharkbait – 1
T8. San Gabriel Valley Scuba Club – 1
T8. Barnacle Busters – 1
T8. Malibu Divers – 1
T8. Dive N Surf – 1
T8. Douglas Dive Club – 1
T8. Signature Scuba – 1
T8. Scubatude - 1
No affiliation/sponsor listed - 25

420 seats total (normally – but really unlimited) - 153 sold (36%) , 267 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 - 11 sold
WDHOF (Women Divers Hall of Fame) – 3 sold
Sharky's Swim & Scuba / San Gabriel Valley Scuba Club - 7 sold
Barnacle Busters - 8 sold
Dive 'N Surf - 5 sold
Ocean Institute - SOLD OUT (20)
CA Science Center Divers - 11 sold
DDD - 0 sold
Scubatude - 0 sold
Signature Scuba - 3 sold
Reef Seekers Dive Co. – 14 sold
South Orange County Dive Club - 3 sold
Liquid Adrenaline Divers - 2 sold
Hollywood Divers - 6 sold
In 2 Deep Diving – 25 sold
Antelope Valley Desert Divers - 4 sold
GUE - 3 sold
zen dive co – 4 sold
Eco Dive Center - 2 sold
AAUS (American Academy of Underwater Scientists) – 2 sold
Unaffiliated - 8 sold

Officially $89,175, a new record.
(But unofficially, a Garibaldi told me that we’re now over $90,000.)
Who’s next???

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

Ken Kurtis (Chairman)
& the Chamber Day 2021 Committee

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