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Please join us in the Times Mirror room of the Natural History Museum at 7:30pm, Wednesday July 16 for a presentation on travel medicine by Dr Tabby Stone. Tabby Stone, MD practices Pediatrics at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Panorama City and is an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at USC. He developed an interest in diving medicine following his initial dive certification in 1979. He lectures to both divers and medical audiences on diving topics and was the author of the Medical Facts column in Discover Diving from 1988 to 1999. He is past President of the Pacific Chapter of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, and an avid underwater photographer. JULY MINICOMPS: This month's topics are "Color Abstract Patterns" (stills) and "Slow" (video). Please submit your entries using the upload form by 11:59pm Tuesday July 15. TRIP REPORTS We love having one or two people share their dive experiences at the beginning of meetings, so if you have a short trip report (about 5 minutes) you'd like to share, please e-mail the webmaster.

Thanks to everyone who joined us last night for a great presentation by Nikki Pieper about the dive trip to the Philippines she is leading this fall. This is Nikki's 5th time to the Philippines, visiting some old favorite spots plus a few new ones - if you're interested in joining her, there's more information on the trip at the Hollywood Divers website. I also encourage everyone to consider entering the NCUPS SEA 2014 International Photo and Video Competition. Deadline for entries is June 30. Last night's minicomp topics were "Lit with One Strobe" (photos) and "Fast" (video). The winners have been posted in our gallery:

June 2014 Minicomp Winners

Stills: 1st Place - Fletcher Forbes 2nd Place - Vickie Elson 3rd Place - Bob McKenna Video: 1st Place - Anastasia Laity 2nd Place - Vickie Elson 3rd Place - Vickie Elson Congratulations!

1st Place: Fletcher Forbes