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Posted by Chamber Day 2022 on April 01, 2022 at 12:57:10:

For obvious reasons, especially for those of you who know me well, I am extremely hesitant to post anything meaningful on April 1 of any year. But I assure you that everything that follows is legit, despite this day’s claim to fame.

We’re more or less at the halfway point (a little more than four weeks to go until May 4) and we’re making good progress. But we never want to rest on our laurels and always want to emphasize how critical your support is in any and all aspects of Chamber Day because this event provides roughly 55% of the funding needed to keep our Chamber open 24/7/365. Can you imagine how awful it would be to be in need of a Chamber treatment only to be told, “Sorry, we’re closed today. Try us again tomorrow.” That’s not a tenable situation.

Your support absolutely makes all the difference. Whether you’re just getting a t-shirt, diving on a boat, coming to Chamber Eve (or virtual Chamber Eve if you don’t want to be in a crowd), making a Challenge donation, or whatever works for you, every dollar helps. And the real question to ask yourself is: What is the peace of mind you get knowing your Chamber is there for you worth? $100, $500, more? You decide and let us know with your donation. The direct link to our sign-up page is: https://usc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cTKwbhUykVzL95Q

We have some housekeeping things to cover as well.

We have to conduct this event under the COVID protocols of both USC (who runs the Chamber) and the Aquarium of the Pacific (who hosts Chamber Eve). Both institutions are updating their protocols regularly and we’ll do our best to keep you posted as to what’s what. Here’s what’s in effect as of 4/1:
CHAMBER DAY BOATS – Proof of vaccination NOT required. Follow the boat’s protocols.
ISLAND/CHAMBER TOUR – Health check (Trojan Check) and proof of vaccination is required OR a negative test. We will have some test kits on the boats if you are not vaccinated and need to take one day-of. (Or you can just skip the island/Chamber tour.)
CHAMBER EVE – Health check (Trojan Check) and proof of vaccination. If you are not vaccinated, we can’t admit you and hope you will sign up for Virtual Chamber Eve instead.

The other housekeeping note is that starting today, we’ll be doing a FaceBook Live video update every Friday at 5PM PDT. Go to the Chamber Day FaceBook page to watch or access the video archives on the same page if you can’t watch the live webcast.

Please remember it takes a few days from when you sign-up until it reaches me so there are likely sign-ups in the pipeline that are not reflected below. Here’s where we are as of Noon on 4/1/22:

153 total spots - 79 sold (52%), 74 still available
(Proof of COVID vaccination is NOT required to go on a boat)
Boats can be booked through the website, the boat sponsor, or by calling us at the general phone number:

Asante (SSA) – 7 sold, 7 available
Bottom Scratcher – SOLD OUT
Cee Ray (Signature Scuba) - 6 sold, 14 available
Explorer - 8 sold, 12 available
Giant Stride (LAUPS) - SOLD OUT (6)
Pacific Moon (SSA) – SOLD OUT (12)
Pacific Star (SSA) - 19 sold, 6 available
Sundiver - 0 sold, 20 available
Sundiver Express - 5 sold, 15 available

FLYING DUTCHMAN (don’t forget to include your “pirate” name)
Flying Dutchman - 49 signed up so far

Dutchman sign-ups by sponsor:
1. Reef Seekers – 5
2. AVDD – 3
T3. Chamber crew - 2
T3. Dive ‘N Surf – 2
T3. Beach Cities – 2
T3. Riverside Scuba Locker – 2
T7. zen dive co. – 1
T7. Barnacle Busters – 1
T7. Dive ‘N Trips (not a typo – we checked) – 1
T7. Sharky’s – 1
T7. GUE – 1
T7. Sole Searchers – 1
T7. Douglas Dive Club – 1
No affiliation/sponsor listed - 22

280 seats total (increased capacity slightly but still limited) - 163 sold (58%), 117 still available
(Proof of COVID vaccination IS required to attend this part of the event)
Each table of 10 is listed individually by sponsor. As of now, all tables sponsors are limited to one table so we anticipate they will all fill. Don’t dilly-dally and get shut out. (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 #1 – SOLD OUT
Pacific Wilderness #2 – SOLD OUT
Beach Cities Scuba #1 – SOLD OUT
Beach Cities Scuba #2 - 4 sold, 6 available
Barnacle Busters - 3 sold, 7 available
Dive 'N Surf - 0 sold, 10 available
Kling-ons - SOLD OUT
CA Science Center Divers - 1 sold, 9 available
SSA – 0 sold, 10 available
Signature Scuba #1 - SOLD OUT
Signature Scuba #2 – 0 sold, 10 available
Reef Seekers Dive Co. – 8 sold, 2 available
South Orange County Dive Club (SOCDC) - 2 sold, 8 available
Liquid Adrenaline Divers - 0 sold, 10 available
In2Deep Diving – 6 sold, 4 available
Antelope Valley Desert Divers (AVDD) #1 – SOLD OUT
Antelope Valley Desert Divers (AVDD) #2 - 2 sold, 8 available
GUE (David Watson) - 0 sold, 10 available
zen dive co.#1 – SOLD OUT
zen dive co. #2 – 2 sold, 8 available
Eco Dive Center #1 - SOLD OUT
Eco Dive Center #2 – 0 sold, 10 available
Eco Dive Center #3 – 0 sold, 10 available
Deep Blue – 7 sold, 3 available
Unaffiliated - 4 sold, 6 available

V.G.D. (Very Generous Diver) Ch-Eve VIP package ($50 add-on to your Ch-Eve ticket)
LIMITED TO 75 TOTAL - 15 sold, 60 still available

Unlimited seats - 19 sold
Each “attendee” gets a Ch-Eve short-sleeved t-shirt and a private link to the live-stream of Chamber Eve

Beach Cities Scuba - 2 sold
Barnacle Busters – 1 sold
CA Science Center Divers – 1 sold
Signature Scuba – 0 sold
Reef Seekers – 4 sold
Liquid Adrenaline Divers – 0 sold
Hollywood Divers – 0 sold
In2Deep Diving – 5 sold
GUE – 2 sold
AAUS – 0 sold
Unaffiliated – 4 sold

$45,265 as of 4/1. Who’s next???

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

Ken Kurtis (Chairman)
& the Chamber Day 2022 Committee

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