Celebrating 70 Years of GAAS
Save the Date for the 2022 Ultra-Aqua Swap Meet, Tropical Fish Show, and Auction—Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12, 2022
Make plans to attend the 2022 Ultra-Aqua Swap Meet, 60-Class All-Species Tropical Fish Show, and Auction, Saturday June 11 and Sunday June 12. All Ultra-Aqua events are held at the Tallmadge Community Center.
►Swap Meet—Saturday June 11, Noon to 5 pm
►Dinner and Speaker, Josh Cunningham—Saturday June 11, 7 pm
►Auction (Fish and Plants Only)—Sunday June 12, Begins 11 am
►Show Entry Registration—Saturday June 11 from 10 am to 5 pm
►Show Awards Presentation—Sunday June 12, 5 pm
All Cash Prizes
Cash prizes will be awarded $10.00 for first, $7.00 for second, and $3.00 for third place in each class. The cost to register each show entry item is $1.50. Registration is Saturday June 11, from 10 am to 5 pm. Entry forms and fees are to be brought to the registration desk upon entry to the Tallmadge Community Center. All forms or changes must be received by 5 p.m. The Show Area closes at 7 p.m.
Go Native on June 18 & 19, 2022—Ohio DNR Free Fishing Days
On June 19 and 20, 2021, all Ohio residents are invited to experience Ohio’s fantastic public fishing opportunities without purchasing a license. All size and daily limits apply during these two days. Please see ODNR’s Free Fishing Day’s Brochure.
Rick Borstein Gave an Excellent Virtual Program in May
GAAS club members experienced a fantastic virtual talk “Sixty MORE Tips in 60 Minutes” by Rick Borstein at the May meeting. We thank Rick for his willingness to share his very useful tips and for his ability to make it fun and entertaining.
Rob William Was the Program Presenter in April
On April 8, Rob Williams, owner of Awesome Aquatics, gave an entertaining account of how he started Awesome Aquatics and how he faced unexpected ups and downs of his business journey. Thank you, Rob for sharing your love of the hobby.
Gary Mendez Spoke at Our March Meeting
Gary Mendez had success with breeding Aspidoras catfish, and he shared his experience nd knowledge through his talk, “Breeding Techniques for Apsidoras Catfish.” Thank you, Gary, for your time and presentation.
2022 Spring Auction Was a Success
Thanks to everyone who bought and sold items at the March 6 spring auction. Auction participants came from near and far (shout out to Cincy Mob, Dayton, C-Bus, West Virginia, Michigan, Western New York, Western Pennsylvania, and Youngstown), who provided a rich variety of quality items to be auctioned. Special thanks goes to our volunteers: The kitchen wizards, raffle and 50/50 promoters, the many runners who stepped up to keep items moving, and the auctioneers, Randy and George, who kept things running smoothly with a touch of humor.
Our February Speaker Was Dr. Ron Oldfield
GAAS members were informed and entertained by Dr. Ron Oldfield’s presentation of “A New Mexican Fish Has Invaded Louisiana: How Did It Get There and Will Saltwater Prevent It From Spreading?” Dr. Oldfield told an easy-to-understand story of how the discovery of Herichthys carpintis in Louisiana laid the foundation for years of comparative research with H. cyanoguttatus.
A Few Pictures From the 2021 Fall Auction
Thanks to all the participants (sellers, buyers, volunteers, and auctioneers) who made the 2021 Fall Auction a huge success!