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NCUPS Meeting April 13, 2007

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 12:34 PM

Location: New Vision United Methodist Church, 450 Chadbourne Avenue,
Millbrae, CA 94030, located only ten minutes south of the San Francisco
International Airport. Cost is FREE.

The door will open at 7:00 p.m. for socializing.
Pre-meeting Seminar will start at 7:15 p.m.
The meeting will begin promptly at 8:00 p.m.

Chuck Tribolet earns his living as a Silicon Valley software nerd, but
that's just how he supports his Nikon and Boston Whaler habits. Chuck
spends his lunch hours, weekends, and vacations photographing the wildlife
of the world, both underwater and on the surface. Chuck is one of Monterey's
regular SCUBA divers, where he has done almost 1300 dives. He's there
diving off his 17' Boston Whaler almost every weekend day that sea
conditions permit with occasional side trips to the Farallon Islands. Chuck
has also traveled to dive a number of tropical locations including Fiji,
Cocos Island, Australia, Belize, Turks and Caicos, Tahiti, and Hawaii.

Chuck is the lead moderator for the local diver's e-mail list
(http://groups.yahoo....roup/ba_diving/) and the webmaster for Diving
Singles (http://www.divingsingles.org), a local dive club for unmarried
divers, where Chuck met his long-term steady girl friend and dive buddy,
"Admiral Linda". Chuck is also the site identification chairperson for the
Northern California Oceans Foundation (http://www.oceansfoundation.org), a
group which would like to convert some of the surplus U.S. Navy ships in
Suisun Bay into artificial reefs.

Chuck will present an all-new slide show drawn from over 500 dives in the
Monterey area in the last four years, and give a short discussion on his
philosophy of photography, and why he's still a filmosaurus and hasn't made
the leap to digital (underwater anyway), even though his first job out
of Stanford in 1973 was writing software for digital imaging. Chuck says
that while some of his prior shows have leaned more towards "biologically
interesting", this show is designed more around featuring eye-popping images
of subjects both common and unusual around Monterey.

Chuck has also been active in NCUPS for many years as the monthly boat dive
coordinator (Commodore Tribolet), past newsletter editor, and as a regular
volunteer at the California Beach Dive Photo Competition, at meetings and
many other events. This is a huge treat so don't miss Chuck's presentation
at this Friday's meeting!

PRE-MEETING SEMINAR: Gary Pedersen from the Alameda County Sheriff's Dive

MINICOMP(S): The minicomp subject is Humor (Creative entries allowed this
month). Last month for slide entries! Scanned slide images will be accepted.
There is a separate skill level for Novice entries (if there are enough entries). You
must be an NCUPS member to participate.

More details at http://www.ncups.org

See you Friday,

Kathy Mendes
NCUPS President

SCUBA Diver, Photographer, Grandma