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Five DAM Years - DAM CHUMMERS 2017

Discussion in 'Where CHUM Dives' started by Heidi Ho, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. Heidi Ho

    Heidi Ho Grand Pooh Staff Member

    Hard to believe but it's true; CHUM's often imitated but never duplicated DAM CHUMMER program is back for its 5th year.

    Very cool - and here's how it works. Here's also a link to last year's challenge so you can see how it works.

    DAM stands for 'Dive a Month'. It's a challenge in our club to dive once a month for the entire year. Your dive doesn't have to be part of a CHUM outing - although those are always the most fun. You can dive anywhere and with anyone as long as you dive once a month.

    As you complete your dive each month, just report back here on this thread and let us know. Even though we are pirates, we run this program on the honor system. Feel free to add a few details and post pictures in the gallery too - we'd love to know what you were up to. It's a great way for us all to share in your success.

    As always, we kick off the program each year with a New Year's Dive so you can get that first dive out of the way early. We encourage everyone to use the Dive Buddy Board anytime you want to get wet.

    In addition to showing off your love of diving, we give you .... well, actually you earn, CHUM swag that you can show off.

    If you've successfully completed the first year, you'll earn a DAM CHUMMER patch.

    If you've successfully completed the second year, you'll earn a DAM CHUMMER hat or visor with the DAM CHUMMER logo and your screen name embroidered on it. We should be able to offer your choice of any of the hats/visors/colors that we had in Cap-a-palooza but it depends on what the vendor still carries. Here's an example of the Fidel cap:

    Fidel cap.jpg

    If you've successfully completed the third year, you'll earn a DAM CHUMMER polo shirt with the DAM CHUMMER logo embroidered on the front, the Texas dive flag embroidered on the back of the collar, and your screen name embroidered on the sleeve. They are Port Authority Rapid Dry Polos, with a 60/40 cotton/poly blend and are available in either a Unisex or Ladies version. You'll have your choice of any of the available colors; here is an example of the Unisex polo in blue. Man not included ;)

    polo blue.jpg

    If you've successfully completed the fourth year, you'll earn a DAM CHUMMER microfiber towel embroidered with the DAM CHUMMER logo and your screen name. We're just about to award our first DAM CHUMMER towels so when we do, I'll post a pic.

    If you've successfully completed the fifth year, you'll earn a scuba coat embroidered with a DAM CHUMMER logo and your screen name. We haven't decided yet on the exact jacket, but this is the type of scuba coat we're looking at.


    If you can't do it every single year, not a problem; the years that you dive do not have to be consecutive. If you were a DAM CHUMMER one year, then took a year off then did it for a second year, you'd have earned the second year swag.

    Also, for those who can't quite swing diving for 12 consecutive months, we have (DAM Close) - diving 11 of the 12 months - and (Still DAM Good) - diving 10 of the 12 months. While you won't have earned any swag, you will have earned recognition at our January meeting.

    The only requirement to enter is that you must be a Tiger Shark when you started and when you completed the challenge.

    It's a great program and a fun way to stay in the water all year.

    We've got a great group of divers who have already accepted the challenge - let's add your name to that list!
  2. Heidi Ho

    Heidi Ho Grand Pooh Staff Member

    DAM CHUMMERS for 2017

    First year DAM CHUMMERS:

    PegLeg (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec)
    Seaagg05 (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, June, July, Aug, Sept,Oct,Nov,Dec)
    Cajun Diver (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr,May, June, July, Aug, Sept,Oct,Nov,Dec)
    JSWeather4d (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr,May, June, July, Aug, Sept,Oct,Nov,Dec)​

    Second year DAM CHUMMERS:

    wanderwoman (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr,May,June,July, Aug, Sept,Oct,Nov,Dec)
    Siren (Jan, Feb,Mar, Apr,May, June, July, Aug, Sept,Oct,Nov,Dec)
    24% (Jan, Feb,Mar, Apr,May, June, July, Aug, Sept,Oct,Nov,Dec)​

    Third year DAM CHUMMERS:

    watermonkee (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, June, July, Aug,Sept,Oct,Nov,Dec)
    Fifth year DAM CHUMMERS:
    LegoBloxs (Jan, Feb, March,Apr, May, June, July, Aug,Sept, Oct,Nov,Dec)
    birddog (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, June, July, Aug,Sept,Oct,Nov,Dec)
    Sushi Boy (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr,May,June, July, Aug,Sept,Oct,Nov,Dec)
    GWNDWN (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr,May, June, July, Aug,Sept,Oct,Nov,Dec)
    ReefHound (Jan, Feb, Mar,Apr, May, June, July, Aug,Sept,Oct,Nov,Dec)​

    STILL DAM GOOD (we tried):

    DivingDoug (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, June, July, Aug, Sept,Oct)
    VanessaArrrr (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, June, July)
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 2, 2018
  3. VanessaArrrr

    VanessaArrrr Tiger Shark

    I am down for five.
    Heidi Ho and Sushi Boy like this.
  4. wanderwoman

    wanderwoman Tiger Shark

    Please put me down as a year 2 DAM CHUMmer.
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  5. LegoBloxs

    LegoBloxs Tiger Shark

    How could I possibly say 'no'? Going for 5th.
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  6. Siren

    Siren Tiger Shark

    I am SO in for year 2.....but I have to convince 24%. :oops:

    GWNDWN Tiger Shark

    sign me up for a 5th year
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  8. ReefHound

    ReefHound Divemaster

    You should just automatically put in the 2nd-5th year members. Or wait til they post in January that they actually dived.
  9. LegoBloxs

    LegoBloxs Tiger Shark

    Woohoo, first month in the bag. Birddog, Seaagg05 and myself braved the cold morning to make nice dive at Blue Lagoon. Nice dive but a little chilly on the hands getting wet gear put away after.
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  10. PegLeg

    PegLeg Tiger Shark

    My first is done, Thursday, Aquarena.
    Much warmer than Blue Lagoon Saturday.
  11. LegoBloxs

    LegoBloxs Tiger Shark

    Delighted to hear you are back in the water again
  12. wanderwoman

    wanderwoman Tiger Shark

    Year two for me!
  13. Heidi Ho

    Heidi Ho Grand Pooh Staff Member

    Excellent start - and we're not even two weeks in. I know we'll add another coupla DAMMERS this Saturday when the weather is more reasonable :)

    Welcome to our new first years - PegLeg and Seaagg05. There's still plenty of time to join them.
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  14. Heidi Ho

    Heidi Ho Grand Pooh Staff Member

    Yeah.....no. :) If you don't post it, it didn't happen.
  15. ReefHound

    ReefHound Divemaster

    I'm not talking about posting the actual dives but there is no requirement to announce you are "going" for it. You can say what you're going to do all you want but the only thing that counts is what you've done, when you post and say "I dived this month at...".
  16. Sushi Boy

    Sushi Boy DAM CHUMmer

    I guess I'll go for it. Jan done! It was fun, much more fun than last weekend would've been.
  17. VanessaArrrr

    VanessaArrrr Tiger Shark

    January completed. 11 more to go.
  18. ReefHound

    ReefHound Divemaster

    Marci and I dived Cream of Wheat and Diversion at Spring Lake, January in the bag.
  19. watermonkee

    watermonkee CHUM Secretary Staff Member

    Sorry, 288 ain't my thang. This was our last opportunity to go for January, so we had to miss the get-together. I hope y'all had a great time!
  20. wanderwoman

    wanderwoman Tiger Shark

    Jan in the bag. 29 minutes at 59 degrees at 288 with a few other diving maniacs.

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