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DAN Recognizes Two Ohioans
with President's Award
On July 17 and 18th the TA Dive Club held their 26th Annual
DAN Barbeque at the Portage Quarry in Bowling Green, Oh. Mr.
Dan Orr, president of Divers Alert Network (DAN) and his
wife, Betty, were present for the Taterís Treasure Hunt , as
well as the Barbeque on Sunday, where awards and prizes were
A large number of divers were present when Dan Orr announced
to the crowd that a Presidentís Award had been created for
DAN members. Holding the second DAN newsletter ever printed,
he indicated that one member of DAN present at the Barbeque
had been a member since DANís inception.
Dan Orr then
presented the first Presidentís Award to Jeff Rice, owner of
the Portage Quarry, for his contributions to the
organization. He made mention of the countless hours, money,
and printing that Rice had provided to help keep DAN alive
in the beginning. The inscription reads on the award, ďFor
dedicated service to DAN. By providing critical early
assistance to DAN and your continued commitment to DANís
vital dive safety mission you have helped secure DANíS
growth and success in the future. July 17, 2010Ē
The second award was handed out to Tim Broderick, president
of the TA Club, for the clubís 36 years of service, as well
as for being the first dive club to reach platinum status.
Through the years they have donated more than $37,000 to
DAN. The TA Club then presented another $2,000 to Dan Orr
from this yearís benefit Barbeque. Dan Orr finished by
thanking the many club members and local dive shops for
their support of the TA Dive Club and helping to make this
annual fund-raising barbeque a success. Plans are already
under way for the 27th Annual DAN Barbeque to be held once
again at the Portage Quarry next July.
Rice (left) receives the President's Award from Dan Orr.
Broderick (right) receives the President's Award from Dan Orr.
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