Annual Conference -Dinner – AGM

Saturday – Sunday 16th -17th November 2019

Saturday 12-30 hrs. Conference Speakers:

Mae Dorricott.

Mae, 22, is interested in the avenue of scientific communication, an area she first encountered during her time in Plymouth when she worked at The National Marine Aquarium as a host. The task of bridging the gap between the latest science and the public and trying to generate dialogue is the area Mae is now most interested in pursuing, resulting in her current undertaking of a Masters in Scientific Communication. The opportunity provided by the OWUSS as the European Rolex Scholar is a phenomenal chance for Mae to try and capture a snapshot of what is out there, and help her achieve her dream of reconnecting others back to the sea.

Martin Sampson.

His presentation is ‘From Tyres To Nurdles: The Impact of Plastic Pollution’

Martin hails from Bristol and is a former Diving Officer for WestFed. He and his wife Caroline have been running their diving business, Anglesey Divers, in Holyhead for over 30 years. He is a BSAC National Instructor, PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and Scuba Schools International (SSI) Master Instructor. He was awarded Platinum Pro Diver by SSI for contributions to the diving industry over last 30 years. He is also volunteer crew on the Holyhead All Weather Lifeboat as Navigator. He is passionate about diving being used to help educate society at large and is pushing the reduction in plastic use along with Surfers Against Sewage on Anglesey which recently won the Plastic Free Anglesey award.

 Ken Crow Photo Competition.
More speakers being arranged

61st Annual NORFED Dinner
Guest Speaker is BSAC (NDO)

Dai Atkins
Attending will be our President Phil Harrison MBE
Presentation of the Diver of the Year followed by Prize Giving Photo-Competition and others.

Sunday 17th November 10-00 hrs A.G.M.
To read and approve the minutes of the 2018 A.G.M.
Chair’s report-Secretary’s Report, Financial Report-Diving-Officer’s Report.
Old Committee will stand down and New Committee to be elected.
Open Forum
To discuss the future of NORFED going into 2020
Diving Calendar – Nor-Fest – Windive Sports



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This has been something that members have been asking for since NORFEST 2018.