Reunion 2007, our sixth reunion, held May 10-13 in Key West, Florida, got off to a great start with the Icebreaker in the Flying Conch Lounge.
The Diving History Museum in Islamorada was very trusting and loaned us some valuable old diving rigs that included a Navy Mk5 hard hat and a Miller-Dunn hat and pump. The old rigs and the FO/UWSS archives were displayed at the icebreaker and the banquet.
The snorkel trip on Friday was underway by 0900 with a full boat of snorkelers and riders. The weather was ideal and the waters calm and clear. The visit to Sand Key Lighthouse revealed that very little live coral is left, but there were many beautifulfish to enjoy.
That evening we mustered at Sunset Lounge for a Cuban style meal and sea stories.
Aaron Farrior, Gerry Flowers, Rudy Boesch, Bob Holmes, Don Stone
At the business meeting Saturday morning new officers were elected: President, Bob Holmes, Vice President, Gerry Flowers, Secretary/Treasurer, Don Stone. Committee chairmen for the 2009 reunion in Panama City are Woody Woodward and Bill Garnett. They will be assisted by Aaron Farrior, Bernie Campoli and others from the Panama City area.
The banquet was started off with a group photo taken by Bernie Campoli. After dinner we were entertained by three speakers. Bob Shouse told about his career in early UDT; Rudy Enders told about his memories of Key West; and Gerry Flowers spoke about Moore’s Marauders.