June 12 Swap Meet Announced—At Tallmadge Community Center
Save the Date—Saturday, June 12, 2021 (12 to 4 pm)
The Greater Akron Aquarium Society will host a Swap Meet on Saturday, June 12, 2021. It will be held indoors at the Tallmadge Community Center, 80 Community Rd, Tallmadge, OH 44278. Setup time for vendors will begin at 11:00 am. Admission is free for all. Doors will open to the public at noon and will be open until 4 pm. We will not push anybody out at 4:00 pm, but the building will be closed by the club members before 5 pm. Please note that the club will not be providing/selling food during the swap, but there are several fast-food options very close to the Community Center. Check out the list vendors here
For Swap Meet Vendors: Setup time for vendors will begin at 11:00 am. The Greater Akron Aquarium Society has 3 auctions per year in this building under normal conditions, and the location is well known by many hobbyists in the Ohio/Pennsylvania area. Table rentals are $25 per table. The city of Tallmadge has limited this swap meet event to 17 tables to allow for adequate spacing. The tables are normal 8-foot rectangular tables, and there will be padded chairs. The club plans on providing plastic table covers. To reserve your table(s)—first come, first reserved—please write a check made payable to The Greater Akron Aquarium Society and mail to Rich Serva, 5407 Celeste View Drive, Stow Ohio 44224. When the tables are sold out, we will have a notice on the website. Direct questions to the Program Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
May’s Meeting Will Be Virtual and Easy to Attend
The regular May GAAS meeting, which is scheduled for Friday, May 14, 2021, at 8:00 pm (ET), will be held virtually via ZOOM. If you are a member of GAAS, then you will receive an email with a ZOOM meeting invite. Use the information in the email to connect to ZOOM and attend the virtual meeting at 8 pm on Friday, May 14. Our speaker for May is Dr. Zach Culumber, from The University of Alabama in Huntsville, and he will be speaking on the topic of “History of USA Researchers Collecting in Mexico.” Read more about Dr. Culumber’s research here.
If you would like to receive the ZOOM invite for the May meeting, but you are not a GAAS member, then contact the Program Chair to receive the ZOOM meeting link: email@example.com
Future Virtual Talks Planned
June 11, 2021—Samantha Levell, PhD Candidate at the University of California, Riverside, will speak on Fish Behavior
Summer Fish Show and Summer Auction Canceled
After careful consideration, GAAS has decided to cancel the 2021 Ultra-Aqua Annual Fish Show and the Summer Auction. Instead of the fish show and auction, we will be hosting a swap meet in June because a swap event will meet the capacity limits set by the State and the City of Tallmadge. The City of Tallmadge has opened their rental facilities starting in June with limits on capacity.