November Meeting Summary

 Tonight “Bowl Show BobRob Williams did a fantastic presentation titled “What about Bettas“. This was his first time speaking for a club and he nailed it! The presentation of course had tons of information about everything “betta” including breeding as well as introducing us to some of the less commonly found bettas. 

Bob has recorded and uploaded  his presentation on Youtube, So click the link below if you would like to watch it for yourself.

“What about Bettas?” By Bob Williamson

Tonight was also an important night for our club as we held our annual Board Member Position Elections.  Our board members have remained the same, however we will be merging our “Publicity” position into our “Webmaster”  duties as well.

Tonight’s Bowl Show went to Dave Williamson Winning 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the AO Livebearers as well as 1st in AO Catfish. Come on people, bring those entries in and give this man some competition! 

Congratulations  to Bill on winning the  RMS Gift Certificate door prize

Elsie Swanson and Dave Williamson each took home a BAP Certificate tonight and we had several spawns turned in by several members and auctioned off by Will White.

Cheese, meat, and cracker platters as well as 4 varieties of cupcakes graced our Refreshment Table thanks to Elsie, and as usual our Raffle table was packed full! 

It was another enjoyable evening at the GAAS and we hope to see you at the next one!


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2017 Fall Auction Summary

We had another successful Fall AUCTION this year!

First off we would like to thank everyone who showed up and participated,  and to all of you who volunteered their time…

Runners, Auctioneers, Our Staff, and Setup Crew


Without your help, these events couldn’t happen!

If you weren’t there, you should have been! There was an awesome selection of fish, plants, and hard goods that were brought in.

Our Tables were simply loaded with items for sale, 1,014 to be exact, and the auction went well into the evening, finally wrapping up at 8pm!

We had some really great Centerpieces for our Membership sign-up or Renewal Raffle, as well as some very nice Purchased Ticket Raffle Items.

We also had more of our New G.A.A.S. T-Shirts for sale.

and of course the kitchen had plenty of food and drinks available.

This year our 50/50 Raffle went to a great cause….

Dominick Cox, a fellow local hobbyist, was involved in a horrific motorcycle accident. He is facing a long and difficult road to recovery and we are proud to say, we were able to raise $205 from the Raffle to help.

So we would like to say a Special Thank You to everyone who participated in the 50/50 Raffle for a cause.



October, Friday the 13th Meeting

Our October meeting was held on Friday the 13th 2017.  At 8:00pm

This month’s Meeting didn’t go quite as planned. Our scheduled speaker had an emergency cancellation, but we made the best of the situation. We had a short presentation that invited group discussions about the various Pros and Cons of several common types of filtration methods, led by Will White.

We had 2 spawns brought in for our BAP that we auctioned off, and our refreshment table sported a mouth watering “South of the border” dip cookies, and a cherry crumble, made by Elsie Swanson as well as a delicious white cake brought in by Todd.

Another full raffle table including our Spooky Skeletal Fish was distributed  out to our members who were lucky enough to have their tickets drawn. Congratulations Violet on taking him home, and to Jeff for winning the door prize!

Bowl show winners were …

All other Old World Cichlids 
1st Dave Williamson
2nd Wayne Toven
3rd Wayne Toven

Gouramis & Anabantoids 
1st Wayne Toven
2nd Dave Williamson
3rd Wayne Toven

Arts & Crafts
1st Elsie and Mike Swanson
2nd Wayne Toven
3rd Elsie and Mike Swanson


(Original Meeting announcement below)

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New Club Shirts!

Pre-Order yours by Wednesday, September 20th

You can Pay for and pick up your order at the next Meeting on Friday, Oct 13.

If you’re interested in buying a shirt and missed this order deadline, don’t worry! You can still contact Elsie Swanson to see what extra sizes may be available or to get in on the next order we place!

Please email or text Elsie Swanson with your order

Please Include your:



Quantity: (if ordering more than 1)

Shirt sizes and price are as follows: 

 Small  $12
 Medium $12
 Large  $12
 XL     $12
 2X     $14  (tall $15)
 3X     $15  (tall $16)


September 8th, 2017 Meeting

First off, a big thank you to our speaker this month, Emilie Myatt, from Hog and Lot Breeders for her fun and informative Axolotl presentation!

Ms. Emilie Myatt is a member of GAAS and is an
experienced breeder of the Mexican neotenic salamander,
Ambystoma mexicanum, which is known commonly as
axolotl. Her talk “You Sure Ask Axolotl Questions” covered
the husbandry and reproduction of these cute aquatic predators.
She brought in 3 axolotls to show as living
examples, and even a hedgehog, which she also
breeds. If you have an axolotl or if you are thinking about
obtaining an axolotl, this was a great program to see.


Our bowl show winners this month were…

(Results coming soon)


As always we had a full and plentiful Raffle table along with several species of fish and plants turned in for our B.A.P. and H.A.P. programs
that went up for auction.

While our waistlines may not always appreciate the delicious spread of watermelon, brownies, s’mores rice crispy treats, and berry cheese cobbler that was on our refreshment table, our taste buds were certainly happy!

Finally, Congratulations to Jeff Plazak on winning the Two Turtles gift certificate door prize!

We hope you will come join us for next month!


August 11, 2017 Meeting

This meeting was our annual Picnic and Bring a Fish, get a Fish Fish Swap!

If you weren’t here, you certainly missed out! 

There was no speaker this month, instead this meeting was to celebrate another Great Ultra Aqua Show and show our appreciation for our members and all their hard work! 

The picnic had 2 full banquet tables with tons of great food organized by our very own Elsie Swanson and contributed to by everyone who graciously brought in a dish.

We also had 3 tables full of goodies provided both by the club and all our members who brought in bags of fish, plants, and supplies to participate in the swap. 

One thing is for certain, everyone who came left with full arms and bellies!


Our BOWL SHOW results were..

1-Jeff Plazak– Gold Tuxedo
2-Jeff Plazak– Red Wag
3-Dave Williamson– Blue Spotted
1-Wayne Toven– Millennium
2-Dave Williamson– Signifer
3-Wayne Toven– Parkinsoni
1-Misty White– Melanoid Axolotyl
2-Dave Williamson– Dwarf Frog
3-Dave Williamson– Albino Axolotyl

July 14 2017

We had a fun DIY Workshop Program this month at our meeting  making AIRLINE MANIFOLDS!

Our members could pick their length, materials, and preferred nozzles for their manifolds, making them custom to their own individual needs in the hobby. We had several experienced DIY members on hand to help teach and assist any who were new to this. Hey playing with Power Tools is always a blast!

Our BOWL SHOW results were…

1-Dave Williamson– Everglades Pigmy Sunfish
2-Dave Williamson– Gambusia holbrooki
3-Dave Williamson– Crenichthys baylei
1-Dave Williamson– Cryptocoryne albida
2-Dave Williamson– Cryptocoryne petchii
3-Dave Williamson– Java Fern

June is our Ultra Aqua Show!

This month we had our annual Ultra Aqua Show and auction!

We had another successful show this year!