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SCUBADILLO MEETING FOR AUG 3RD
August 3, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Very excited about our speaker this month.
Dr. Larry McKenna – S.O.L.O. Founding Director will be talking about Save Our Leatherbacks Operation (S.O.L.O.)
Save Our Leatherbacks Operation (S.O.L.O.) had its beginnings in the spring of 2002 (details are chronicled in the book Almost Gone). It was then our Founder, Dr. Larry McKenna went in search of film file footage and photos of some large turtle which he was informed, was heading for a rapid extinction; the Leatherback sea turtle. After 3 frustrating; but �character building� attempts to get to the remote nesting location in Indonesia, he succeeded in July and August.
The situation he observed with both these truly giant and amazing turtles and the lack of any consistent or effective activity to help the Leatherback sea turtle survive either at the nesting beaches or at sea was a strong motivation to become involved. Larry approached many of his long time associates who are key members of the SCUBA diving industry in October, 2002 during the DEMA Exhibition in Las Vegas. He was promised some assistance and support but ONLY if the effort was certified with IRS as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) activity. He researched the certification process and filed the application; which was approved by IRS in record speed.
August 19th- Underwater Poker run at Wheeler Branch Lake.
Sept. 2-3 Lake Ouachita FULL
Oct. 14th-Underwater Pumpkin carving contest (Make reservations at Tyler State Park now if you plan to camp)
WE WILL BE RAFFLING OFF SOME COOL DIVE RELATED GEAR OR HAVE A 50/50 POT.
The “Social Hour” begins at 6:30 PM and the meeting begins at 7:30 PM.
We had a full house last meeting so get there at 6:30