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Looking For A Local Club?

Discussion in 'US' started by Inchworm, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. Inchworm

    Inchworm Li'l Ole Fish Lady

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    Are you a member of a fish club or aquarium society? :unsure:

    We are compiling a list of organizations that our members belong to so that we can spread the word about another way to meet, and share experiences with, other people who enjoy fishkeeping. It will be posted in the near future.

    If you are a member of one, please let us know. Send a PM with the following information to BigC (UK, etc.) or me (US) or post it on this thread.

    Club Name: (Full Name of Club or Society)
    Meetings:(where and when)
    Contact Person:(Name Address Telephone & Email where app.)
    Website: (If Available)

    We would also like to hear about any auctions or special events that your club will be sponsoring or active in. We will be happy to add them to our calender, near the bottom of TFF's Index page. :D
     
  2. OldMan47

    OldMan47 Livebearer fanatic
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    I am a member of both the American Livebearer Association and CAFE.

    ALA meets annually at their convention. The next convention is in April 2010 in Detroit Michigan.
    The ALA forum website is <a href="http://livebearers.org/index.php" target="_blank">http://livebearers.org/index.php</a>
    The next ALA convention is spring of 2010 in Detroit http://www.ala2010.com/

    The CAFE, Champaign Area Fish Exchange, meets monthly on the first Saturday of each month at the University of Illinois Plant Science Laboratory building at 7PM
    The CAFE website is <a href="http://www.champaignfish.com/about/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.champaignfish.com/about/index.html</a> and contains links to auction information and similar items. We also have a yahoo group established at <a href="http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/champaignurbanafishclub/" target="_blank">http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/champaignurbanafishclub/</a> which is not open to the general public because of the difficulties we have seen with open web sites being trashed. It is primarily for members and for those that one or more of us can vouch for from outside the group. Like most Yahoo groups, it runs more like a mail posting location than a forum.

    Our next club auction is in January 2010.
     
  3. Inchworm

    Inchworm Li'l Ole Fish Lady

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    Thanks, OldMan47 :)

    I just put the convention and auction information on the calendar and will be adding the other information to the fish club list. :thumbs:
     
  4. Tolak

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    Club Name: Green Water Aquarist Society of Chicagoland
    Meetings:Meetings are held at 7:30 on the first Friday of every month, except for the months of July and December at the Alsip Village Hall located at 4500 123rd Street in Alsip Il.
    Contact Person: It's probably easiest to contact me through Tropical Fish Forums
    Website: http://www.gwasoc.org/

    The Green Water Aquarist Society is an all-species, general-interest aquarium society founded in 1957 as a not-for-profit organization devoted to promoting the interests of fish enthusiasts and providing information regarding the care of tropical fish.
     
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    anyone know any auctions or committees in arizona?
     
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    any in brooklyn new york USA?
     
  7. Inchworm

    Inchworm Li'l Ole Fish Lady

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    Inchworm Li'l Ole Fish Lady

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    Hi swaddell13 :)

    I think this club in Phoenix might be close to you. I hope so. :D

    http://drywashaquarium.org/
     
  9. Inchworm

    Inchworm Li'l Ole Fish Lady

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    For the common question of do you know of a club in xxxx. In North America try looking at the list here at FAAS.
     
  11. Inchworm

    Inchworm Li'l Ole Fish Lady

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    Hi OldMan47 :)

    That list is somewhat out of date but still worth trying. BigC and I are currently working on updated lists for the US and UK clubs. Watch for them to appear soon. :D
     
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    Is there any in Wisconsin
     
  13. Tolak

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    http://www.fishforums.net/index.php?/topic/292232-local-aquarium-society-directory/

    Plenty in Wisconsin, I've been to Milwaukee's auctions several times, good club!
     
  14. Jenste

    Jenste Resurrecting the Passion of Fishkeeping

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    A new club is being founded for those in the New England area - guppy specific.

    http://bostonguppyclub.com/



    very new - looking to have members join in the area - meeting schedule has not yet been finalized. Membership is free and information about the club and how to join is located on the website.
     
  15. Amberleaf

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    There's a rather new club in southern Ontario (Canada). Its name is Peel Regional Aquarium Club. Hope that's helpful for anybody living in Canada.... ^^; :D
     

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