PLEASE NOTICE: PAYMENTS TO SETTLE ACCOUNTS AT THE FALL AUCTION WILL BE CASH OR CHECK ONLY. GAAS will not be able to accept credit card payments during the Fall Auction. If running a tab at the auction, please be prepared to make your payment at the end of the auction with a check or cash. A list of nearby ATMs is available here.
Spring Auctions are held on the First Sunday in March
Fall Auctions are held on the First Sunday in November (November 6, 2022).
Where: At the Tallmadge Community Center, 80 Community Road, Tallmadge, OH 44278
When: Registration opens at 10 AM, and the Auction begins at 11 AM
Cost: Admission is free and open to the general public. There is no cost to bid on auction items. There will be hot dogs, chips, and other snack items for purchase.
Buyers may pay cash as they go, or buyers can choose to register with the registration table and run a tab and pay by cash, check, or credit card when they are ready to leave.
Sellers, please follow the auction rules below. The auction is a 70/30 split or each item sold, with 70% of the proceeds of each item going to the seller of that item.
We welcome Fish and Aquatic Animals, Plants, Hard Goods to be brought in (Hard Goods include Tanks, Equipment, Accessories, Food, as well as Fish or Hobby related items such as home decorations), we will then auction off these items to be sold.
Click Below for complete Spring and Fall Auction Rules and Instructions.
Additionally, 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.
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