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October 13 • Plainwell, MI October 14 • Newington, NH
The Southwest Michigan Aquarium Society ( www.swmas.org) will hold its Fall Workshop on The New Hampshire Aquarium Society will be holding its fifteenth annual auction at
Saturday, October 13 and a Tropical Fish Auction on Sunday, October 14. Both events will take the Newington Town Hall on Sunday October 14, 2007. Dry goods, fishy stuff, and tons
place at the Plainwell Community Center, 798 E. Bridge in Plainwell, Michigan. Speakers include of fish will be auctioned. Food and refreshments will be available. A great fun time
Dr. Gene Lucas on Genetics, Ray “Kingfish” Lucas on “Happenings in the Hobby,” Pat Hartman on with a nice group of people and many good buys. Doors open at 9 a.m. for registration
“Wild Livebearer Species,” and Christopher Newell on “Crypt Plants.” For more information on the and preview. Auction starts at noon. For more information contact Don Van Pelt at
Fall Workshop please contact Pat Hartman at 269-649-2949 or email@example.com. For more 207-793-2030 or Bill Janetos at 603-749-2667, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit
information about the auction contact Erich Dellenbusch at (616) 225-1547or email@example.com. www.nhaquariumsociety.com.
October 13 • Wallington, NJ October 26–28 • East Hanover, NJ
Please join NYCichlids.com for our Fall 2007 live fish and dry good auction at The Knights of North Jersey Aquarium Society presents a gigantic Salt Meets Fresh weekend event!
Columbus, 67 Hathaway Street, Wallington, NJ. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the auction Renowned freshwater and marine speakers, banquet, show, auction and more! Friday,
will start at 11: 30 a.m. This is a great opportunity to meet experienced fish hobbyists in the Saturday, and Sunday October 26–28, 2007, at the Ramada Inn on Route 10 in East
Northeast region and to acquire quality fish. Cichlids, non-cichlids, dry good, and plants are Hanover, NJ. Sunday auction with hundreds of bags of fish, plants, and dry goods—don’t
accepted as auction items. There is a $3 bidder card fee. Visit www.NYCichlids.com for discounts, miss it! Please see the club’s website for registration info, speaker line-up, auction rules
auction rules, registration information, and more details. All other inquiries may be sent to etc: www.njas.net. For more information call Bob Larsen at 201-664-0128 or Kevin Carr
Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org. at 201-724-9460.
American Cichlid Association
Come join in the largest and most distinguished national
organization of the cichlid hobby! Your membership in the
American Cichlid Association entitles you to six issues per year
of our highly acclaimed Buntbarsche Bulletin and access to
our Online Trading Post. Each July the ACA hosts a most
fabulous convention not to be missed! Guaranteed to be
the time of your lifetime, with a speaker lineup of celebrated
greats, there will be more cichlids for sale than you can
envision, or fit into your tanks! Your membership in the
ACA will offer so much more, such as participation in cichlid
conservation through the Paul V. Loiselle Conservation Fund,
cichlid research through the Guy D. Jordan Endowment
Fund, hands-on cichlid conservation through ACA C.A.R.E.S.,
show sanctioning, the ACA forum, a speaker program, a
Club Liaison Program, special awards, and an up-to-date,
informative ACA website. We welcome you to become a
part of the ACA by logging onto www.cichlid.org. Please
feel free to contact Claudia with any questions that you may
have at email@example.com or 631-668-5125. Claudia
is here to answer your questions, and happy to help you!
Come join in the fun! You’ll be glad you did!
American Killifish Association
The American Killifish Association is dedicated to the
propagation, study, and conservation of killifish. Enjoy the
benefits as a member. Membership is $26 per year and
includes six issues of the Journal of the American Killifish
Association and monthly issues of the Business Newsletter,
which gives members the opportunity to obtain and sell
killifish. Members are also given access to the members-only
section of the website. The AKA hosts many events during
the year, including the big Memorial Weekend convention
and affiliate club shows, which occur all year long. Log on
to www.aka.org for more information. You can join online
or contact Membership Chair Lonny Langione, 4081 Carlisle
Road / Dover, PA / 17315-3507, call: 717-292-6824, or email
American Livebearer Association
Bi-monthly publications, species maintenance program,
access to various types of livebearers, annual convention,
special publications, slides, and more. For more information,
contact Timothy Brady, 5 Zerbe St., Cressona, PA 17929-1513.
The Angelfish Society
The Angelfish Society is a collection of angelfish
enthusiasts, hobbyists, and breeders, who are
interested in the advancement of our hobby through
improvements in the quality of the fish we keep and
breed by employing the standard which this society
will develop. TAS is dedicated to the enhancement of
the angelfish through high quality breeding programs
using standards established by the society. We will also
be focused on setting standards for identifying the
genotypes of the angelfish we breed and keep and the
genetic notations used to describe them. Informative
online chatroom meeting schedules can be found at
http://theangelfishsociety.org. Membership is $5 annually,
which includes the quarterly FinTAStic newsletter.
Arizona Rivulin Keepers
Arizona Rivulin Keepers is an affiliate club of the American
Killifish Association. Meeting are held every month, usually
on the second Saturday, starting at 7:00 p.m. (or 6 p.m. if
ordering dinner), at Denny’s Restaurant, 4403 S Rural Road,
in Tempe. Check the ARK website ( http://ark.aka.org) for
directions and possible changes.
The Atlanta Area Aquarium Association
This association is the largest freshwater aquarium club in
the southeast. It meets the first Thursday of every month
at 7: 30 pm at the Athens Pizza House, 1341 Clairmont
Road, Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30033. There is a monthly
guest speaker, fish/plant auction, prizes, newsletter, and
spring and fall workshops. Come eat pizza, meet fellow
hobbyists, share experiences, and have lots of fun. For
more information contact Ken Davis at 770-725-9223, P.O.
Box 20951, Atlanta, GA 30320, www.atlantaaquarium.
com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aqua-Land Aquarium Society
This Bristol, CT fish club meets the second Tuesday of each
month (except August) at the Bristol Public Library, 9 High
Street, Bristol, CT. We have informative speakers, lively
discussions, a BAP, a bowl show, a monthly raffle, an auction
and refreshments. Families are welcome, and your first
meeting is always free. More information is available at
The Aquarium Club of Lancaster County
We are a non-profit organization devoted to the
advancement of the aquarium hobby in South Central
Pennsylvania. Meetings every third Tuesday of the month
except July and August. The Aquarium Club of Lancaster’s
address is P.O. Box 111, Lititz, Pa. 17543. For more information
visit us on the web at: http://www.aclc.us.
The Aquarium Society of Winnipeg
The Aquarium Society of Winnipeg meets every third
Sunday, September through June, in theatre 100 at St. Pauls
College, University of Manitoba, 70 Dysart Road. Doors open
at 1:00 p.m. and meeting starts at 1: 30 p.m. Meetings include
auctions, raffles, refreshments, and guest speakers. There
is something for everyone, from beginner to expert, and
visitors are always welcome. Membership includes a monthly
newsletter. For more information, visit www.asw.ca or write
to P.O. Box 301, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3C 2H6.
Aquarists Metro East of Puerto Rico
AMEPR meets at San Juan every first Saturday at 1: 30 p.m.,
Interamerican University Metro,426. Please, visitour website
and chat: www.amepr.org. We read and write English and
Spanish. 787-312-2640, 949-6068.
Aquatic Gardeners Association
Membership includes a quarterly journal with informative
articlesfor beginnersandadvancedhobbyistsalike. Duesare$20
per year (US, Canada, Mexico), $33 all other countries (multiyear
discounts available). For more information see website shown
below or contact Cheryl Rogers at ( Cheryl@wilstream.com).
For sample copy of The Aquatic Gardener, please send $6 (US,
Canada, Mexico), shipping extra elsewhere (contact Diana
Walstad at email@example.com for further shipping info)
to AGA Bookstore, 2303 Mt. Sinai Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
USA. Web site http://www.aquatic-gardeners.org.
Australia New Guinea Fishes Association
The Australia New Guinea Fishes Association (ANGFA)
is dedicated to the conservation, keeping, breeding and
studying of the fishes of Sahul. You too can discover the
pleasures of keeping the native freshwater fishes of both
Australia and New Guinea by becoming a member of
ANGFA. We invite you to browse our web site www.
angfa.org.au, sampling what our organization can
offer those interested in the aquatic flora and fauna of
this region. If you like what you see then we ask you to
become one of a growing number that subscribe to our
publications, Fishes of Sahul and ANGFA News, worldwide.
Contact our membership officer at membership@angfa.
org.au , PO Box 673, Ringwood Vic 3134, Australia, or use
our online facilities to join up.
The Big Island Aquarium Society
The Big Island Aquarium Society is located in Hilo, Hawaii.
General membership meetings are held on the first Friday
of every month at the Komohana Agricultural Complex.
The meetings start at 7:00 p.m. Membership dues: senior
members $15; junior members (under 18) $5; family of two
$17; family of three or more $20. Corresponding member
$10. For more information contact: Ricky K. Ogata, P.O. Box
6807, Hilo, HI 96720; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Boston Aquarium Society
Founded in 1916, this is the second oldest ongoing
aquarium society in the world today, according to available
information. Meetings, on the third Monday of each month,
are held at New England Aquarium, The Exploration
Center, Central Wharf, Boston, MA. The doors open at
7: 30 p.m. The speaker’s program starts at 8. http://www.
Brampton Aquarium Club
Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month from
September to June at 7:00 p.m at Turner Fenton Secondary
School 7935 Kennedy Road South. Each month we have
speakers, presentations, door prizes and an auction. Visitors
are welcome. For more information call Peter Orphanos at
Brooklyn Aquarium Society
Meeting the second Friday of the month at 7: 30 p.m. at the
New York Aquarium’s Education Hall, Coney Island, Surf Ave.
and West 8th St., Brooklyn, NY. Saltwater and freshwater
events monthly. Knowledgeable speakers, auctions, raffles,
refreshments, videotape library, and award-winning
publications. www.brooklynaquariumsociety.org. Phone,
718-837-4455; write, BAS, Membership, P.O. Box 290610,
Brooklyn, NY 11229-0011. The Brooklyn Aquarium Society
will teach you how to keep your fish alive and save money
too. BAS, noted for educating aquarists, is holding classes in
state-of-the-art techniques and products for freshwater and
marine aquariums, to help you become a better aquarist
and avoid costly errors. Those attending will receive a
bound outline of the course, valuable coupons, aquarium
products, and free refreshments. Classes will be held at the
NY Aquariums Education Hall, located at Surf Ave. 8th St.
Coney Island, Brooklyn.
The Bucks County Aquarium Society
Meets on the first Thursday of every month at the Churchville
Nature Center in Churchville, Pennsylvania. Meetings start at
7: 30 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m. Meetings include
guest speakers, auctions, raffles, etc. Convenient to all of
Southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. For
more information call Carol at 215-822-5669 or check our
website at http://www.bcasonline.com.
The Canadian Rift Lake Cichlid Association
This specialty association is for African rift lake cichlid
enthusiasts. The CanadianRiftLake CichlidAssociationis open
to all qualifiedand accepted African fanciers worldwide who
are 15 years of age and older. Annual memberships are $25
(payable in USD for out–of – Canada members). Quarterly
meetings are held at the University of Guelph, Arboretum
Nature Centre approximately 10 Km North from Exit 299 at
highway 401 in Guelph, Ontario, whichis just 11/4 hours from
Buffalo, New York. For more information and temporary
membership, visit the CRLCA website at http://www.crlca.
com; or e-mail email@example.com; CRLCA contact: Tom
Herman CRLCA Depot, 1166 Gordon St., Guelph, Ontario,
Canada N1L 1H2; 519-837-8608.
Canadian Killifish Association
Meets once a month-on the second Sunday at 1:00 PM.
Location changes month to month. For further details visit
The Capital Cichlid Association
The Capital Cichlid Association is centered around
Washington D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland. If your interests
are in the keeping and conservationof cichlids, we would like
to see you at our next meeting. Meetings are held the second
Saturday of every month from 2 to 4 p.m. Whether you are
a seasoned cichlid keeper or a novice, everyone is welcome!
To join us please visit our website www.capitalcichlids.org or
contact Pat at 410-838-2055.
Capital District Marine Aquarist Society
CDMAS is a group of reef-oriented individuals from
throughout the Albany Capital District area in New York.
Meetings are informal and held once per month at a
volunteering member’s home. Our main goals when we
get together are to share experiences and knowledge, trade
coral frags, view other aquariums, and just have fun. CDMAS
is always looking for new members. We welcome all levels of
marine enthusiasts, from those who are still contemplating
their first tank to experts and all levels in between. www.
Central New York Aquarium Society
Central New York Aquarium Society meets at 7 p.m. on
the third Wednesday of every month (except July and
August) at the Liverpool Library, located at 210 Tulip Street,
Liverpool, NY. Monthly meetings include guest speakers,
raffles, door prizes, mini auctions, bowl shows, and
refreshments. For complete meeting and membership
information visit www.cnyas.org.
Champaign Area Fish Exchange
Champaign Area Fish Exchange meets the first Saturday
of the month (except for holiday weekends, in which case
it is the second Saturday. (no meeting in January or July) at
the Carroll Community Center, 1210 Carroll Ave. Urbana,
IL. Doors open 7 p.m., meeting begins at 7: 30 p.m. Speaker,
bowl show, door prize, mini auction. For more info contact
Jerry Montgomery, 2508 Alton Dr., Champaign, IL 61821.
Phone 217-359-6707 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org;.
Connecticut Area Reef Society
We are a nonprofit organization. CTARS meets monthly at
various spots throughout the state of Connecticut. Meetings
are typically held on the third or fourth Sunday of the month.
Meetings include demonstrations, auctions, raffles, and
generally a good time with fellow reef-keeping enthusiasts.
Membership provides special privileges, being $15 for an
individual, $20 for a family. More information can be found
at our web site www.ctars.org.
The Canadian Association
of Aquarium Clubs
CAOAC is a non-profit association of aquarium, herptile, and
pond clubs from across Canada and New York State. Some
of the things we offer are: A national awards program to
honor those in member clubs who have achieved success
in breeding, plant propagation, or other endeavors related
to the hobby; a Fish Rescue Program to help those hobbyists
with large or unwanted fish to find new homes for them;
a national judging program to train and certify judges as
well as set standards that all can use to judge their shows;
a national forum to express views and opinions; a national
voice to deal with legislation that may impact negatively on
our hobby and toput forward constructive ideas topoliticians
and bureaucrats; a chance to become involved with people
who share similar interests with yourselves. Please visit our
website at www.caoac.on.ca for more information.
The Chesapeake Marine Aquaria Society
The Chesapeake Marine Aquaria Society meets monthly in
the Greater Washington/ Baltimore area. Join us in exploring
the wonders of the saltwater world. Share your experiences
with fellow enthusiasts. Novices and experts are welcome.
For more information visit our website at http://www.
cmas-md.org or contact our President, George Schwab at
Chicago Killifish Association
Chicago Killifish Association meets the second Friday
bimonthly at College of Dupage OCC Building, Room
128A – Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Meetings start at 7: 30 p.m.
Auctions of fish, plants, live food cultures, raffles, guest
speakers and annual show. For more information contact
Gene Sladek at 630-910-7553.
The Chicagoland Marine
The society meets on the second Saturday of each month at
1 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held in the
Rassmussen Room on the second floor of the Schaumburg
Public Library. Contact CMAS, 1455 Nottingham Lane,
Hoffman Estates, IL 60195-2542; 847-622-5371; web site:
Circle City Aquarium Club
CCAC is a non-profit organization whose objectives are
to promote higher educational levels of the aquarium
hobby, to stimulate an interest in the hobby, to increase
knowledge of environmental concerns related to
the hobby, and to develop social friendships of the
members. We meet the first Thursday of each month at
7: 30 p.m. at Garfield Park Conservatory, 2450 S. Shelby,
Indianapolis, Indiana. Our dues are $18/year. Visitors
are always welcome. We also hold virtual meetings at
Monday and Wednesday at 7 p.m. For info: CCAC, PO
Box 55165, Indianapolis, Indiana 46205-0165; or you can
email: email@example.com; or call Hedy