Auctions, Shows, and Events

GREATER AKRON AQUARIUM SOCIETY EVENTS

 
Our Next Upcoming Event will be…

Our Christmas  Celebration and Sevrum Growth Competition Judging!

These will both be held during our December monthly meeting at our usual time and place on, Dec 8th, 2017 beginning at 8:00pm at   Ritchie Memorial Shelter House.

For the Sevrum Growth Competition..

Bring in your biggest Sevrum that you received from us back in our April meeting to be judged  in the Growth Competition! Just have a short log of the care you have given these guys over the last 8 months so you can share your wisdom with the rest of us in case you’re the winner!

The winner will receive a $25 Cash Award and a one year extension to their club membership.

And remember to still hang on to these guys so you can participate in the upcoming cross club Growth Competition at our next Ultra Aqua Show in June of 2018!
The Christmas Celebration!

The Christmas party is another fun event, where instead of having a Speaker or Presentation, the club focuses on providing  it’s members and attendees with a wonderful Holiday Dinner as well as Special, High Value, Ticket Raffles, that include a bounty of Fish, Plants, Equipment, etc! 

Remember the more club meetings and activities that you’ve participated in throughout the year, the more FREE tickets you will get! So be sure to always sign in at our meetings and events!

All BAP and HAP items turned in this month will also be placed among the raffle items.

Donations brought in, in the spirit of giving,  are always welcome and added to our prize table as well!

So bring a dish of your choosing and be prepared to have a great time. Remember to bring those coolers, you will need them!


Annual Events

 


Ultra Aqua All Species Show and Auction Event

This is a TWO DAY EVENT that occurs during the second weekend in June. Held at at the Tallmadge Community Center, 80 Community Road, Tallmadge, OH

Ultra Aqua encompasses a whopping 60 Classes of an all Species Show competition!

Everyone is welcome to come and compete for awards and prizes! Your fish may be a winner! 😉

Saturday!

Show Registration Starts at 10 AM on Saturday so bring your fish and set them up, Don’t delay because registration closes at 5PM for Judging! Entrance fees are 1.50$ per for the first 20 animals you enter, each animal after 20 is free.

The Swap Meet will be in effect from 12 PM until 5 PM on Saturday as well with various Independent Vendor tables sat up selling their animals or fish and Hobby related wares.

Dinner hosted by us, along with a Speaker and Presentation begins at 7PM all entrants are invited to attend. (non entrants can choose to join us and buy their dinner @ $5 per plate if they wish to attend)

Sunday!

Summer Show Auction registration begins at 10 AM and starts at 11 AM. This is a livestock animal and plant only auction, no hard-goods/supplies  please, as we have limited space with the Ultra Aqua Show Entry Tables.

All other typical Auction features Such as Item Raffles, 50/50 Raffles, Vendors, and Kitchen Food and Drink Sales will still be available during the auction as normal.

Ultra Aqua Award Ceremony Presentation begins at 5 PM.

It’s an amazing weekend for an aquarium hobbyist! Whatever your interest, if you’ve come to compete, view, shop, sell,try your luck on the raffles, enjoy our dinner and presentation or even simply to socialize with other aquarists, there truly is something for everyone to enjoy!

 


Spring Auctions are held on the First Sunday in March.

Fall Auctions are held on the First Sunday in November.

at the Tallmadge Community Center, 80 Community Road, Tallmadge, OH

Registration opens at 10 AM, Auction begins at 11 AM

These Auctions are open to the general public and all who attend are invited to register and place their items up for sell and or to bid for and buy items. (we do accept Major Credit Cards)

We welcome Fish and Aquatic Animals, Plants, Hard-Goods (Hard-Goods include Tanks, Equipment, Accessories, Food, as well as Fish or Hobby related items such as home decor etc)  to be brought in, we will then auction off these items to be sold. 

 There are usually several raffles such as….

The Club Membership sign-up / Renewal Raffle–  In which everyone who Signs up or renews at this time gets a free ticket for a Special Displayed Prize.  Family Memberships are only 10$ for 2 years (Digital) or 1 Year (Paper)

Item Raffles – Usually include a selection of several displayed higher value items in which you can purchase tickets and choose which item/s you wish to enter them for. Simply purchase your tickets and place them in the cups in front of the items you hope to win!

Item Raffle Ticket Prices are…

1 for $1
6 for $5 
15 for $10 
40 for $20 
150 for $50

50/50 Raffles – Several of these raffles are done periodically throughout the length of the auction. In these, tickets are sold at $1 each, and the winner who is drawn receives 50% of all the ticket sales for that particular 50/50 Raffle.

Vendors – In addition, from time to time at these events, we may offer tables with the ability to purchase Club Merchandise such as our logo Shirts, as well as independent vendors selling Fish Bags, Caves, and other hobby related items.

FOOD– all this shopping and selling will make anyone hungry. It’s a good thing our excellent Kitchen Staff always provides a very reasonably priced and tasty selection of food, drinks, and deserts.

Re-bagging Station– Dealing with plastic bags full of water, accidents happen… Don’t worry we provide a re-bagging station with dechlorinated water and supplies on hand for those emergencies.

Helpful Tips for bagging your fish! 

These fish are in bags for quite a few hours, please be aware especially with large fish that water can foul quickly. Make sure you have enough water and air available in a large enough container to preserve your fish' health for this duration. It's also a good idea to fast your fish a day or so before the auction to help reduce the waste produced. Ideally bags should be half water and half air. Bags should also be as "blown up" with as much water and air as possible to form a tight tube, this helps keep fish from getting stuck in corners or crushed by other bags. Double Bagging your fish (while not mandatory) offers more protection against leaks. Tying or Banding double bagged fish at opposing ends helps protect your fish from getting stuck in the corners as well.

Click Below for complete  Spring and Fall Auction Rules and Instructions.

 


Member Appreciation Fish Swap and Picnic.

Our annual Fish Swap and Picnic Is held during our August Club meeting on the second Friday of the Month, 8PM at the Ritchie Memorial Shelter.

This is another month in which instead of having a Speaker or Presentation during our meeting, we instead, focus on showing our appreciation by having a great dinner, getting loads of new fish, as well as socializing to celebrate  another successful Ultra Aqua Show Event (that we all have worked hard for!)

This is more of a Pot-Luck Style Dinner where we provide the main course and everyone pitches in and brings a dish of their choosing.

After we all have a great dinner, we draw tickets for the Fish Swap! The Club provides some nice high value fish and plants for the swap as well as everyone else brings in their own nice fish or plants to contribute and earn their tickets! Then as your ticket is called, you get to chose your prize from the loaded tables full of goodies that everyone has brought in!  We all usually leave with our arms and bellies quite full!  If you don’t already, this is a good time to remember to bring those coolers with you 😉


Christmas Celebration

This will be held during our December monthly meeting at our Usual time the Second Friday of the month, beginning at 8:00pm at the   Ritchie Memorial Shelter House.

This is another fun event, where instead of having a Speaker or Presentation, the club focuses on providing  it’s members and attendees with a wonderful Holiday Dinner as well as Special High Value, Ticket Raffles, that include a bounty of Fish, Plants, Equipment, etc

Remember the more club meetings and activities that you’ve participated in throughout the year, the more FREE tickets you will get! So be sure to always sign in at our meetings and events!

All BAP and HAP items turned in this month will also be placed among the raffle items.

Donations brought in, in the spirit of giving,  are always welcome to be included!

So bring your favorite dish, and join us as we spread good cheer!

Again remember to bring those coolers, you will need them!


Occasional Special Events


Growth Competitions!

From time to time our Club will occasionally receive the opportunity to offer our members something special that isn’t necessarily always available on an annual schedule such as, Growth Program Competitions.

These opportunities come up when the club has a chance to obtain or purchase bulk quantities of fish from the same supplier all at the same age for a low price.

We are actually lucky enough to have an ongoing “Growth Competition” going on now.

Sevrum Growth Competition!   April-December 2017!

Thanks to a local breeder, YATFS member Brian Strickland who had over 500 Gold Sevrum Fry to re-home, we were able to obtain and distribute over 100 of these guys to our members.

We have used this opportunity and these 100 fry to start a club growth competition! Anyone who came to our April meeting, 2017 and wished to participate was provided with a bag of 8 gold sevrum fry, free of charge

The winner will receive a $25 Cash Award and a one year extension to their club membership.

The competition rules are simple. 

Take your fry home, care for them, feed and maintain your fish however you normally do, but keep some records (tank size, water changes, feeding etc.) This will allow the winner to pass along to other members what worked for them.

For judging just bring in your largest individual at the December Christmas party meeting. 

That’s it!

 We will also be participating in a Multi-Club competition hosted at our ULTRA AQUA SHOW!  April 2017- Jun 2018

We will also be using these Sevrums and competing against neighboring local club members from Y.A.T.F.S. who also received their sevrums from the  same stock for their own home club competition. 

The Multi-Club Competition Judging will be held next year during our 2018 ULTRA AQUA SHOW!

Winning Prizes and any specific rules for this one will be announced at a later date.

GOOD LUCK to all the participants!


 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Bud White (330) 848-3866 E-mail

Wayne Toven (330) 256-7836 E-mail

Rich Serva (330) 650-4613 E-mail