Member Appreciation Picnic and Fish Swap, August 13, 2021
Although everyone likes the Summer Pot luck dinner, we thought that, in this year of COVID, it would be best to bring in professionally made food. The main course will be Italian sausage & shredded chicken sandwiches, along with pasta salad, potato salad, veggies, dessert and beverages.
GAAS members are asked to share surplus aquarium hobby materials. Please bring your fish, plants, live food cultures, and new or gently used equipment for the swap. New members are welcome to enjoy the picnic and to participate in the swap, the BAP/HAP, and all other activities of the night.
The BAP/HAP, Raffle, and our other usual meeting-night items will go on as usual.
Please RSVP Your Intention to Attend the Picnic
It would be of help if you could let the club know how many in your family will be attending, so that the club can plan for enough food. If you have not already responded to the member’s email regarding the picnic, then please send a simple RSVP email to firstname.lastname@example.org at your earliest convenience. Thank you.
August Meeting Bowl Show Classes
- Angels and Discus
- Minnows, Danios, Rasboras, and Barbs
Save the Date (November 7, 2021) for the Fall Auction
Akron’s Fall Auction is scheduled for Sunday, November 7, 2021.
We Thank Eric Bodrock for His Presentation on Peru at the July Meeting
The attendees of the first in-person GAAS meeting since March 2020 were treated to an excellent collecting trip presentation by Eric Bodrock. He recounted his trip with Regina to the Madre de Dios region of Peru in search of Catfish, Tetras, Cichlids, and Killifish. He also brought some interesting catfish to share at the mini-auction. The Club is very grateful for our friendship with Eric. Click here to see Eric’s Bio.
Below are pictures taken at the July meeting—the club’s first meeting since March 2020.
Thanks to the June Swap Meet Vendors
We thank the following vendors who took the kind effort to contribute to the June 11 Swap Meet: Josh Cunningham Cichlids, Larry & Kriss Secaur, Mike & Elsie Swanson, Dave Williamson, Justin Bahil & Kristen Codish, Rich Serva, Mark Allar, Brian Shrimpton, Paul Nerlich, Zachary Smith, Jeff & Cindy Walker, Joe Rogowsky, and Kim Rodburn.
We Thank Smantha Levell for a Great Virtual Presentation at Our June Meeting
Samantha Levell, PhD Candidate at the University of California, Riverside, gave an interesting talk on genetics and behavior at our virtual June meeting. We thank Samantha for sharing her information and love for fishes, such as bettas and least killifish. We wish Samantha all the best as she completes her doctoral thesis.