The Trip Leader is: Alex Fassas and can be reached by telephone or text to (859) 582-1600, email to webmaster@bluegrassdiveclub.com or using the Contact Us and selecting Webmaster as your message recipient.
Any questions regarding this trip should be directed to the Trip Leader.

EFFECTIVE August 24, 2022: All restrictions for travel in to the Cayman Islands have been lifted. We look forward to welcoming all visitors back to Cayman–regardless of vaccination status.
Cayman Islands Travel Requirements (VisitCaymanIslands.com)

There may still be room for YOU on this trip.
Trip registration is still open.
Room space is not guaranteed, please verify that we have the requested room available before booking airfare.

Trip details are here: 
Trip page: Compass Point, Grand Cayman club dive trip – 11/12 to 11/19/2022 | Bluegrass Dive Club
Compass Point website:
Home (compasspointdiveresort.com)



Club Meeting Details

Join us for an in person club meeting and program.  Meeting is Tuesday, 8/9/2022.  Social time starts at 7:00PM, Business meeting and program at 7:30PM EDT.  We will also include a ZOOM meeting for those not able to be with us in person.  Meetings are open to members and non-members.

In Person Meeting location details:
Roosters (formerly the Chop House)
2640 Richmond Rd.  [there are 3 Roosters locations in Lexington, this is the former Chop House restaurant location]
Lexington, KY 40509
– We will meet in their back event room.
– There will be snacks provided at the meeting.
– Full food and beverage service is available.
– Come early and have supper.

Program: History of the Bluegrass Dive Club
Our program for the meeting will be a trip down memory lane, guided by Billy Forbess, a founding club member, on the history of our Bluegrass Dive Club.  For those that know Billy, you know that time in his company and stories will be entertaining.  For those that don’t, here is your chance to be a part of an evening to remember.  Celebrating 50+ years of supporting the love of diving with the Bluegrass Dive Club.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88213559721?pwd=cEx2bFd5djEzTzY3ZGs0S3RlR25MUT09

Meeting ID: 882 1355 9721
Passcode: 790610

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Meeting ID: 882 1355 9721
Passcode: 790610

Put it on your calendar.  Hope to see you in person at Roosters or on ZOOM.

Update on the 11/12-19/2022 club trip to Compass Point, Grand Cayman

Club deadline to release unreserved rooms is Friday, August 12, 2022.

You must be fully registered and your $100 per person deposit and membership dues paid by 8/12/2022 to be guaranteed a room.

The club will release any unreserved rooms on 8/12/2022.  The club is contractually bound to pay 100% of any reserved rooms after that date. 

Any trip registrations and deposits received after 8/12/2022 are subject to room availability.

Registered for the trip as of 8/8/2022

Alex Fassas & Kathryn Bowers
Gavin Gerondale & Terri Anderson

Noel Hall 
Randy & Susan Dague  (friends of Noel Hall)
(looking for a 4th or more in a 2 bedroom condo)

Alan Stubbs & Tracey Combs

Those saying they are going but still need to register as of 8/8/2022

John Geddes & Leigh Ann Bowe-Geddes

Bart & Sandra Bertetto  (Bart is probably going to need ankle surgery, timing unsure for trip)

Jump on this trip and let’s go diving!

 

Join us as we return to in person club meetings and program.  Meeting is Tuesday, 6/14/2022.  Social time starts at 7:00PM, Business meeting and program at 7:30PM EDT.  We will also include a ZOOM meeting for those not able to be with us in person.  Meetings are open to members and non-members.

In Person Meeting location details:
Roosters (formerly the Chop House)
2640 Richmond Rd.
Lexington, KY 40509
– We will meet in their back event room.
– There will be snacks provided at the meeting.
– Full food and beverage service is available.
– Come early and have supper.

Program: CONFIRMED
Our program for the meeting will be a presentation by Beth VanPelt, Store Manager of Diventure Dive Center, in Lexington, KY.  She will share what Diventures and our local dive center have going on.  Come feel the excitement for what is planned for the Lexington diver community.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88213559721?pwd=cEx2bFd5djEzTzY3ZGs0S3RlR25MUT09

Meeting ID: 882 1355 9721
Passcode: 790610

One tap mobile
+13017158592,,88213559721#,,,,*790610# US 

Dial by your location
+1 301 715 8592 US
Meeting ID: 882 1355 9721
Passcode: 790610

Put it on your calendar.  Hope to see you in person at Roosters or on ZOOM.

Club Pig Roast, hold the date Saturday, July 9th, 2022.  More info coming soon.

Helen Denham, longtime club member passed from this life peacefully and suddenly, on Monday, 4/18/2022.

Services will be held for Helen Denham on Friday April 22 at Hall-Taylor Funeral home in Shelbyville, Ky Visitation is from 10;00 until 1:45. there will be a brief service at 2:00 and internment will follow in the Pleasureville Cemetery. Friends are asked to make a donation to the Salvation Army in lieu of flowers.

The 2022 edition of the Bluegrass Dive Club Kentucky Derby party is looking for a new host this year.  The past several years have been hosted by Alex Fassas at their home; but with scheduled renovations they will be unable to host in 2022.

The Derby party would be on Saturday, May 7th, 2022 from approximately 4:00PM EDT until after the Derby race 12, post time 6:57PM.  Guests will bring appetizers and snacks to share.  Non-alcoholic beverages provided by the club, guests are welcome to bring their own beverages as well.

Host should have television space for viewing the race by the guests.

Please reach out to Alex Fassas, club Webmaster if you would like to host or need more details about hosting via Contact Us | Bluegrass Dive Club, or email to webmaster@bluegrassdiveclub.com, or call at (859) 582-1600.

Don’t ask what this can club do for you, but what can you do for your Club.  If we have No Host, we have No Club Derby party.  

 

Join us via Zoom for our meeting and program.  Meeting is Tuesday, 4/12/2022 via ZOOM only.  Social time starts at 7:00PM, Business meeting and program at 7:30PM EDT.  Bring your own snacks and beverage.

We are hoping to have a program for our meeting on 4/12/2022 from Beth VanPelt, Store Manager of New Horizons/Diventure Dive Center, in Lexington, KY.  She will share what Diventures and our local dive center have going on.  

If our program from New Horizons/Diventure does not materialize our backup program is a professionally produced video of SCUBA Diving the Egypt Red Sea.

We are looking for suggestions for a location to host in-person club meetings in the future.  Host venue would need to be open until 9:00PM.  Beverages and some food would be a plus.  Send suggestions to Kris Harn, club Vice President via our Contact Us | Bluegrass Dive Club, or email to vicepresident@bluegrassdiveclub.com, or call her at (859) 333-6911.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88213559721?pwd=cEx2bFd5djEzTzY3ZGs0S3RlR25MUT09

Meeting ID: 882 1355 9721
Passcode: 790610

One tap mobile
+13017158592,,88213559721#,,,,*790610# US 

Dial by your location
+1 301 715 8592 US
Meeting ID: 882 1355 9721
Passcode: 790610

Put it on your calendar.  Hope to see you on ZOOM.

We are pleased to announce that our program for our meeting on 2/8/2022 is a Report on Grand Cayman Reopening from Tom Shropshire, Off The Wall Divers, based in Grand Cayman.  Many in the club know Tom because of his Kentucky roots.  Join us via Zoom for our first meeting and program of 2022.

Details and Zoom link for the meeting can be found at: https://bluegrassdiveclub.com/event/regular-club-meeting-2022-zoom-only-2/
Social time starts at 7:00PM, Business meeting and program at 7:30PM EST.

Club members Rob Foster and Mellisa Hamilton are putting together a dive trip.  This is not a club trip, but still a great opportunity to get wet and enjoy the caribbean.

What: BVI Cuan Law liveaboard

Where: departs from Tortola, British Virgin Islands

When: December 11 – 18, 2021

Cost:  $3,195 per person, double occupancy; discounts and comps possible if enough people go

Here are the details that Rob Foster has asked that we share.
Rob said, “The boat wasn’t scheduled to run this week but we got them to agree to make it available if we could get 5 people to commit and pay the deposit.  So far, we have 4 people committed so we need at least one more but there should be plenty of room for more.  We can get a discount with 6 or more which would be split evenly among those going on the trip.  I put additional details below.”  Mellisa shared, “ If we can get 8 people, one can go free which they can apply as a discount for the entire group.”

Trip/Boat Details:
https://allstarliveaboards.com/cuan-law-dive-liveaboard/

Payment link for deposit:
https://allstarliveaboards.com/submit-payment/

For further details contact Mellisa Hamilton via email at mellisarn@yahoo.com .