HDS SEAP BULLETIN - APRIL 2013
Secretary Allan has filed the following:
HDS SEAP had a busy time in March especially in NSW.
1. The Autumn edition of Classic Diver was mailed out in early March and you should have received it by now. The next edition will be out in June.
2. OZTeK 2013 was a very successful event for us. We attracted 17 new members over the weekend and a few more have joined since. A big welcome to all new members. We had many visitors to the stand and had a great response. Many people made comments along the lines of it being the best stand at the show. This is very satisfying for the members who generously donate their time and loan their collections and equipment. Thanks to these members from NSW and the ACT. President Chris Deane and Treasurer Des Williams also attended and helped to man our stand. We will have a report in the next edition of Classic Diver.
3. On Saturday 16th March a Special General Meeting was held to ratify a fee increase for the 2013 – 2014 financial year. The motions were passed unanimously and the fees will be $AUD50 for Australian and New Zealand members and $AUD60 for other overseas members. I have had a few enquiries from new members. At OZTeK we ran a special joining offer that new memberships would extend till June 2014 (approximately 15 months for the 12 month subscription). So new members do not need to pay any additional fee. Your next membership fee will be due for the 2014 – 2015 year and you will pay whatever the current fee is then. If there is any confusion please do not hesitate to contact membership Secretary Des Williams or myself.
4. On Monday the 18th March, following OZTeK, NSW members also went to Chowder Bay for some standard dress diving in a RAN diver training school re-enactment. If you read my article in the last Classic Diver you will know why that was important to me personally. If not, read it now J. Again there will be a full report in the next Classic Diver.
5. Coming events:
a. 18th February – 1st May to mark the 100th Anniversary of HMAS Melbourne’s first visit to Melbourne. The Royal Historical Society will have a display including photographs and personal items of the ships diver. A Siebe Gorman 12 bolt helmet, similar to that worn by the ships diver, will be on display. Des Williams attended the opening night on 28th March which is the actual day the HMAS Melbourne arrived. He has reported it was a very interesting night. The exhibition is open for the rest of the month so there is still time to get there.
b. 18th April – 18th May the 2013 Western Australian Heritage Festival: Peter McMahon is organising the HDS SEAP presence there on the 5th & 12th May from 10 am to 3 pm. The theme of the HDS SEAP presence will be the Broome pearling industry and will include hard hat diving displays. For more details contact Peter McMahon at email@example.com.
c. 8th – 10th June Standard Dress course and diving. Run by Professional Diving Services, Portland, Victoria. Full details are given inside the cover of the Autumn Classic Diver. You can contact Steve Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or Leslie at Professional Diving Services on +61 3 5523 6392 or email@example.com.
d. 5th – 6th October 2013 HDS SEAP 2013 AGM: to be held in Sydney in conjunction with the RAN International Fleet Review. This is to mark 100 years since the then, newly formed RAN fleet, all arrived in Sydney Harbour. The RAN has invited other countries to send a warship or tall ship and will be organising a week of activities. It is our plan to hold our AGM and participate in some of the activities.
Membership in the Society is AUD$50 for Australian & New Zealand Membership and AUD$60 for memberships from all other countries, per year. Members receive four issues of the Society’s magazine ‘Classic Diver’ as well as the invitation to participate in events and network with others interested in historic diving, both in our region and internationally.
You can join the Society
for an annual subscription of AUD$50 for Australian & New Zealand Membership
and AUD$60 for memberships from all other countries, by making contact
with HDS SEAP Membership Secretary, Des Williams, via email firstname.lastname@example.org
or mail to c/o P. O Box 347 Dingley Village, Victoria, 3172, AUSTRALIA
using the membership application form which can be downloaded via the following
GENERAL MEETING - Historical
Diving Society South East Asia Pacific
Opened at 6:00pm by President
Christopher Deane (chairman)
Meeting closed at 6:05pm.
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And for dive book collectors, check out Classic Dive Books.
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The HDS SEAP is a membership-based,
not for profit, Incorporated organisation, formed in 1997. Administration
of the Society is carried out by a small Committee elected by the members
on an annual basis. There are no paid positions at any level within the
Society. Due to the tyranny of distance over the huge area in which the
HDS SEAP operates, Committee meetings are held by email. Committee Minutes
and financials are reported in our magazine. The HDS SEAP is not involved
in any in-water activities. Diving is potentially hazardous and may cause
serious injury or death. The Board of the HDS SEAP suggests that to dive
without proper training or procedures, using equipment that you have not
been trained or have experience with, or equipment that has not been well
maintained, all increase this risk. The HDS SEAP is not a substitute for
any of the above in any way. Commonsense and diving within your own experience
and ability, is each members choice.