For further information, contact Lou Pochettino at 610-527-
1430 or e-mail: LouisPochettino@hotmail.com.
Mid-Atlantic Koi Club
For information contract Tom Burton, e-mail: tomskoi@
juno.com;. For membership: Floyd and Carolyn Broussard,
2801 John Coffee Ct., Woodbridge, VA 22192; 703-4914921;
The Midwest Cichlid Association.
The Midwest Cichlid Association is a new and exciting
organization, dedicated to the promotion of keeping,
breeding, and specialization of the cichlid fish hobby. We
eat, sleep, and breathe cichlids! As more and more people
continue to connect to each other via the Internet, our
network of hobbyist members will be able to ask questions,
share their knowledge and experiences, and work together
to promote this intricate hobby that each of us hascome
to enjoy so very much. If you would like more information
about The Midwest Cichlid Association, please email
usat Contact@MidwestCichlid.com or visit http://www.
The Milwaukee Aquarium Society
We meet on the fourth Friday of every month except July
and December. Join us for an informative speaker and/or
presentation, raffles, bowl show, refreshments, and a mini-auction. Meetings are held at Hoffer’s Tropic Life Pets, 7323 N.
76th St. Milwaukee, WI. All of our programs are open to the
public and everyone is welcome. Our members range from
beginners to advanced in freshwater, saltwater, and planted
tanks and are available for questions at all meetings. For
more information visit the M.A.S. website at http://fishclubs.
com/WI/MAS, e-mail requests to firstname.lastname@example.org, or
Minnesota Aquarium Society
(MAS) meets the first Thursday of every month (except
July) at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Roseville. The
church is located at the intersection of Hamline Avenue and
Highway 36. Meetings begin promptly at 7: 30 and focus
on a presentation by a speaker, including some nationally
recognized experts. MAS tries to cater to all aspects of
fishkeeping so our speakers cover the full range of topics. In
additionto the speaker program, we have drawings, a library
for members, and an auction of fish and plants from our
Breeder Award Program and Horticulturist Award Program.
However, the biggest reason to attend a meeting is for the
opportunity to socialize and exchange valuable information
with other members. For more information, please visit our
website at www.mn-aquarium.org.
The Missouri Aquarium Society
Meets the third Thursday of each month at 7: 30 pm at the
Dorsett Village Baptist Church, 2240 Bennington Place,
Maryland Heights, MO 63043. Meetings are free and
open to the public. Each meeting features a hobby-related
speaker/program, mini-auction, raffle, door prizes, social
hour, and more. Dues are $20/yr. and include a subscription
to the bi-monthly club publication, The Darter. For more
information, contact MASI Membership Info, Attn: Kathy,
P.O. Box 1682, Maryland Heights, MO 63043-1682 or visit the
website at www.missouriaquariumsociety.org.
Motor City Aquarium Society
Meetings are on the second Thursday of every month at
St. Gertrudes Religious Education Building 28839 Jefferson
St. Clair Shores, Michigan, north of Martin Rd. ( 11 1/2 Mile
Rd.) near the Blue Goose Restaurant. Enter from the Back
of the Building. Doors open at 7: 30 p.m. Visitors Always
Welcome—Come and Bring a Friend!
Nassau County Aquarium Society (NY)
We meet on the second Tuesday of the month (except July
& August). Guest speakers, raffle, auction, fellow aquarists.
For more info, visit us at www.ncasweb.org or call (516)
The New Hampshire Aquarium Society
Meets on the second Wednesday of every month,
September through June, at 7 p.m. at Somersworth, N.H.
High School/Vocational school. Meetings include a bowl
show, raffles, mini-auction, refreshments, lots of fish talk
and fish related programs such as speakers, demonstrations,
and other activities. Something for everyone from beginner
to expert, young or old, no tanks or many. For more
information contact: Lawrence L. Feltz at 603-926-2743 or e-mail email@example.com or see our webpage at www.
New Jersey Tri-State
Tropical Fish Association
Meets held monthly at 7 p.m. at the Barrington Municipal
Building, 229 Trenton Avenue, Barrington, NJ. Meetings
include videos, lectures, tropical fish discussions, fish and
product auctions, and door prizes. The hobbyist-friendly club
also has a publication entitled Fish For Thought. For more
information, contact Bill Farrell, President, at 856-428-1431 or
North American Discus Association
NADA (the North American Discus Association) is a
non-profit organization comprised of discus enthusiasts,
hobbyists and breeders. Our goal is to educate the general
public, encourage new members, provide information
on the hobby and promote discus at fish shows. We offer
a quarterly newsletter. Please visit our web site at www.
discusnada.org for more information or contact Carol
Roberts at 514-839-6459
The North Jersey Aquarium Society
The North Jersey Aquarium Society (NJAS) is one of the
oldest and largest Tropical Fish Clubs in the US. We meet
the 3rd Thursday of every month at the Meadowlands
Environmental Center, 1 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst,
NJ. Phone (201) 460-1700. Doors open at 7: 30 pm and
meeting starts promptly at 8 pm. Expect an evening of
aquatic educational experiences for all including a guest
speaker, a tropical fish and plant auction, and refreshments.
Meet and Learn from New Jersey’s finest. Annual member
and corresponding memberships available. Check us out at
www.njas.net and call (732) 541-1392 for the latest news.
Northwest Killies Club
The Northwest Killies Club is an affiliate club of the
American Killifish Association. Our intent is to represent
the interests of killifish keepers of the Pacific Northwest
and beyond. Membership is open to all. Our members
are widely scattered, living in various parts of Oregon,
Washington, and as far away as Utah. For that reason,
we call ourselves a “virtual club,” using e-mail to keep in
regular contact and meeting physically only four times
a year. We also publish a quarterly newsletter, copies of
which are available on our site. For more information, visit
nwk.aka.org or call 541-926-1672.
The Norwalk Aquarium Society
We meet the 3rd Thursday of every month (except July and
December) at Earthplace, 10 Woodside Lane, Westport,
Connecticut. Free admission, includes guest speaker, door
prizes, mini fish & plant auctions, raffle, and refreshments.
Annual show and auction will be held on September 29 and
30. For more information, call John at (899) 219-4NAS or visit
our website at www.NorwalkAS.org.
The Ohio Cichlid Association
Thenation’slargest cichlidclub(otherthanthe ACA),the Ohio
Cichlid Association, meets on the first Friday of every month
(except July, because of the ACA convention) at our brand
new meeting location, the Old Oak Bible Church, which is
located at 7575 Old Oak Blvd. in Middleburg Hts, Ohio (north
of Fowles Road) just minutes from either the I- 71 Pearl Road
exit or the I- 71 Bagley Exit. The doors open at 7: 30 p.m. and
the meeting begins promptly at 8 p.m. Meetings feature a
monthly speaker, a giant raffle, plenty of free refreshments,
a mini bowl show, a mini cichlid auction, a breeders award
program, and much more. These meetings are free to the
public. For more information, contact Dan Woodland at
440-885-2033 or Marc De Werth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information visit www.ohiocichlid.com.
Oklahoma Aquarium Association
The Oklahoma Aquarium Association has two chapters,
one in Tulsa and one in Oklahoma City. We have
monthly meetings, free to the public, with local and
nationally known speakers and roundtable discussions
on freshwater fish, planted tanks, brackish setups,
saltwater fish, and reef setups. Membership benefits
include door prizes, monthly auctions, BAP and HAP
programs, private and public aquaria tours, collecting
trips, and more. Website and discussion forum at
www.okcaa.org. Contact 405-263-4769 or email
Ottawa Valley Aquarium Society
The Ottawa Valley Aquarium Society serves the nation’s
capital and the surrounding community. Meetings are held
on the fourth Monday of the month throughout the year,
with the exception of July and August. OVAS meetings are
held at the Jack Purcell Community Center, 320 Jack Purcell
Lane, Ottawa ON. Meetings are open to the public and
consist of a speaker or presentation, door prizes and a mini-auction. The Ottawa Valley Aquarium Society is a registered
member of the Canadian Association of Aquarium Clubs.
For more information, please visit our website; http://www. ovas.ca, or email email@example.com.
The Pacific Coast Cichlid Association
Now celebrating its 20th year, the PCCA meets in San Jose,
CA the second Saturday of each month. Meetings feature a
presentation (past speakers have included Dr. Paul V. Loiselle
and Ad Konings) with an auction and raffle following. For
more information, write to: PCCA P.O. Box 28145t, San
Jose, CA 95159-8145.Or visit our web site at http://www.
Palouse Region Aquarium Society
Our goal is to bring together aquarists of all ages and skill
levels, freshwater or marine enthusiasts, and anyone with a
determined or casual interest in the hobby. We will provide
an educational and fun experience to our members and will
strive to further the hobby as a whole! Visit us at 2400 N.W.
Short Court, Pullman, WA 99163. For further information
Pennsylvania Fish Culturist Association
The Pennsylvania Fish Culturist Association is the oldest
continuous fish association in the country. We meet the
second Thursday of every month at 7: 30 p.m. except for July
and August. Themeetingsareheldat Lawncrest Recreation
Center, 6000 Rising Sun Avenue (Rising Sun Avenue at Comly
Street). Tropical fish discussions, lectures, videos, and door
prizes. PUBLIC WELCOME! For more information please
contact Bill at (856) 428-1431 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Philadelphia Area Reef Club
Meetings held the first Wednesday of each month at the
Katherine Drexel Library, 11099 Knights Rd., Philadelphia,
PA 19154. Discussing topics of interest to saltwater/marine
aquarists, speakers, and trades. For more info, e-mail:
The Pioneer Valley Aquarium Society
Meetings take place on the first Tuesday of each month
from September through June, featuring guest speakers,
bowl shows, raffles, and refreshments. PVAS presents a great
opportunity for swapping information, fish, etc. For more
information, call Linda at 860-745-0785 or e-mail p.parciak@
Potomac Valley Aquarium Society
The PVAS meets on the second Monday of each month
at The Green Acres School, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax,
VA. Doors open at 7: 30 p.m. and meetings begin at 8 p.m.
Everyone is welcome! Meetings include a featured speaker,
bowl show, door prize, raffles, and a mini-auction. For more
information visit our website at www.PVAS.com or e-mail
Susan at PVAS@PVAS.com.
Raleigh Aquarium Society
The Raleigh Aquarium Society was founded in 1981 and
meets at the North Carolina State University School of
Veterinary Medicine on the first Thursday of each month;
downstairs, across from the library; at 7: 30 p.m. Each
monthly program includes a speaker, Q&A period, raffle
of aquarium related items, plants, fish, and refreshments.
This society was formed from a broad base of interest in
the aquarium hobby. Other club activities include native
fish collecting trips, an annual picnic, Christmas Party with a
mega raffle, along with our Annual Workshop and Auction
each February. For more information please visit our website
Reef Aquarium Society of Charlotte
We are a young club but growing rapidly in Charlotte, N.C.
and the surrounding areas! We place value on education,
captive breeding/propagation, and the distribution of
valuable knowledge for both beginner or advanced
hobbyists. We meet every 3rd Saturday of the month from
2-4 pm. Feel free to contact us at www.rasoc.org or at
Rocky Mountain Cichlid Association
The Rocky Mountain Cichlid Association has been serving
the cichlid hobbyist community in Denver for over 25 years.
The club was honored to host the ACA convention in 2004.
The RMCA meets September through June on the second
Sunday of the month at the Englewood Recreation Center,
1155 W. Oxford Ave., 1/2 mile south of Hampden and one
block east of Santa Fe Avenue. Meetings start at 6p.m. Club
activities also include a summer picnic and a holiday party.
The club has monthly speakers, presentations and auctions
twice a year, and a monthly newsletter. Speakers for 2006
include Ad Konings, Leif DeMason, and Spencer Jack. Guests
are always welcome, for more information please visit our
web page: www.rmicichlid.org.
St. Catharines Aquarium Society
Monthly meetings are held on the first Monday of each
month at 7: 30 p.m. at Monsignor Clancy High School, 41
Collier, Thorold, ON. No meetings are held on Mondays that
are school holidays; those meetings are held on the second
Monday. There are no meetings during the months of July
and August. The St. Catharines Aquarium Society is a charter
member of the Canadian Association of Aquarium Clubs
Saint Louis Area Saltwater Hobbyists
A group dedicated to the concept that clubs can be fun,
informative, helpful, and ecologically responsible and a great
conduit for meeting new friends. For more information visit
us on the web www.slashclub.org
San Diego Tropical Fish Society
Meetings held on the second Sunday of every month at 7
p.m. in Room 101 of Casa del Prado in Balboa Park. For more
info, contact Victor Tonco by writing to 695 Saturn Blvd.,
Suite G, San Diego, CA 92154, or call 619-281-FISH, or e-mail
email@example.com. Visit our website
San Francisco Aquarium Society
Founded in 1923, the San Francisco Aquarium Society is
one of the nation’s esteemed hobbyist organizations. It
operates for the express purpose of promoting the hobby
through education and camaraderie while spilling as little
water as possible. Our membership includes all levels of
hobbyists as well as professionals from all facets of aquarium
are at 8:00 p.m. on the first Friday of every month and are
free and open to everyone. Meeting agendas include a
guest speaker and an auction with mega auction meetings
held twice a year. For more information please consult our
website at www.sfaquarium.org. We look forward to
seeing you next month!
Sarnia Aquarium Society
The Sarnia Aquarium Society meets at 7: 30 p.m. on the
second Tuesday of each month at the British Canadian
Club, 375 Vidal Street South., Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.
At our general meetings, we enjoy guest speakers,
slide or video presentations, a bowl show competition,
raffles, mini auctions, and discussions on fishkeeping,
breeding fish, and growing aquatic plants. The meetings
are informal and friendly and there are always plenty
of opportunities to talk fish with other hobbyists. The
club belongs to C.A.O.A.C. (Canadian Association of
Aquarium Clubs). Its Breeders Award Program and
Aquatic Horticulture Programs are nationally recognized
and its annual Show is C.A.O.A.C. Sanctioned. The object
of these programs is to encourage knowledge on the
requirements of individual fish species; to conserve rare
and endangered species and to educate the public.
There is also a Marine Awards Program. Membership
dues are $20 per year per family, payable October 1 each
year. New members are encouraged to try the club for
two meetings before being asked to join. http://www.
Seattle Saltwater Fish Association
Meets bi-weekly in west Seattle, Washington. We are
open to all levels of hobbyists. We specialize in fish and
reef setups. Our emphasis is on sharing coral frags, product
info (best skimmers, sumps, dealers, etc.), information
about fish/invert specimens, organizing and attending
saltwater fish events, and scuba diving/snorkeling in
Hawaii (we try to go once a year). We are expanding our
area of expertise into (attempted) breeding of several fish
and invert species. For more information contact Kristine
at 206-935-3212 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org. That’s
us in a nutshell. We’re a real friendly group and anyone’s
welcome to join. We have men and women of all ages
and if nothing else we have some pretty interesting tanks
to look at!
Silicon Valley Aquarium Society
Meets are held every first Saturday at 6: 30 p.m. at Round
Table Pizza, 4302 Moorpark Ave., San Jose (Rt. 280 &
Saratoga Ave.). Each month we have fascinating speakers
that discuss every aspect of the aquarium hobby, followed
by a huge auction of tropical fish and supplies. For more
information, call 408-244-3013 or visit www.svas.info.
Southern Colorado Aquarium Society
Dedicated to the collection and sharing of knowledge in all
areas of the aquarium hobby and promoting fellowship
among hobbyists. General meetings are the third Sunday
of each month at the ReMax Building, 1740 Chapel Hills
Drive, Colorado Springs, CO. 80920. For more information
visit www.southerncoloradoaquariumsociety.com, or call
The South Jersey Guppy Group
The South Jersey Guppy Group meets on the third Sunday
of each month at 1 p.m.. The meetings are held at the
Griggs Town fire house in Princeton New Jersey. We have
slide presentation, guppy discussions, raffles, auctions and
free refreshments. Beginners are especially welcomed. For
further information contact Dave Polunas at 732 329 9597
or email Dave at email@example.com.
The South Jersey Tropical Fish Association
Meetings held on the third Tuesday of each month
(September-May) at 7: 30 p.m. at the Voorhees Community
CenterinVoorhees, NJ. Meetingsfeatureeducational videos,
speakers, raffles, mini-auction, refreshments, and, of course,
the chance to talk to other hobbyists. All are welcome.
Contact Colleen at (856) 809-9947 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meetings are the first Friday of each month at 8:00 p.m. at
the Kalamazoo Valley Community College at the M-Tec in
the Groves (7101 Elm Valley Drive). Each meeting includes
a monthly topic, bowl show, and a mini-auction. Other
programs such as the breeder and award program and the
horticultural award program are also available. For more
information, contact George at 616-344-2392 or check out
the club’s website at www.swmas.org. Our mailing address is
SWMAS, P.O. Box3095, Kalamazoo, MI 49003-3095.
Stark County Aqua Life
(SCALES) meets the second Sunday of every month at the
Perry Grange, 6300 Richville Dr., Massilow, Ohio 44646.
Meetings are from 5: 30 to 8: 30 p.m. For more information
about membership and meetings contact Theresa Baad at
330-452-9027 or Don McGuire at 330-833-7194.
The Suburban Aquarist
Society of Chicagoland
Meets take place at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every
month, except July and December, at the Lincolnwood
Public Library, 4000 W. Pratt, between Crawford and
Lincoln Ave., Lincolnwood, IL. For more information, e-mail
email@example.com or visit our web site at http://home.
Texas Cichlid Association
Meetings are on the third Saturday evening of each month.
All meetings are open to the public, with door prizes and
various programs planned. We also host an annual show
as well as semi-annual workshops and giant auctions. For
more information, contact Kathy Stearns at 817-337-0117;
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit TCA’s web site at www.flash.
Tropical Fish Club of Burlington, VT
The Tropical Fish Club of Burlington, VT meets monthly
September through June, on the second Thursday of
the month at the VFW hall, 176 South Winooski Ave,
Burlington, VT. Please contact David & Janine Banks at 802-
372-8716or email@example.com or www.tfcb.org for
Vancouver Aquatic Hobbyist Club
Come swap fish stories, get and give hobbyist advice, and
most of all, make new friends! Meetings include a question
and answer period, speakers, videos, tropical fish discussions,
fish/plant/product auctions, and door prizes. We are geared
to all ages and to all levels of expertise from beginner to
expert. Wearealwayslookingfornew members and would
love for you to come and join us. For more information,
please visit www.fishopolis.com/vahc.
Wasatch Marine Aquarium Society
(WMAS) Come and join the WMAS on the first Thursday of
each month. Monthly speakers, raffles, coral propagation,
Q&A, and other activities. www.utahreefs.com.
Wichita Aquarium Club
This club was formed to share knowledge of keeping and
maintaining marine & freshwater aquariums. It is home to
the Greater Wichita Reef Society and located in Wichita, KS
and includes the greater metropolitan surrounding area.
Please visit the local site for information on meetings: www.
Youngstown Area Tropical Fish Society
Meetings are held on the third Friday of each month at
the Presbyterian Church in Mineral Ridge, Ohio at 7: 30
pm. Church is on left side going north on Rt. 46. Anyone
interested is welcomed to pop in and check us out. For more
information on auctions, the annual show or membership
visit www.yatfs.com or contact Curt at 330-824-2653 or
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