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Malmö Aquarium Association
About MAF! Website: "www.malmoakvarieforening.se/" Malmö Aquarium Association is the meeting place for all aquariums in the region. We hold meetings with interesting aquarium lectures every month. We also organize many other activities such as day trips to aquarium shops in southern Sweden and Denmark, longer trips to aquaristic attractions on the continent. Every year, we arrange auctions and exciting aquariums competitions. We are having fun while we develop our hobby.
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St. Louis Area Saltwater Hobbyists
1 member Missouri
Website: slashclub.org What is SLASH and where are we going? It may be best to start with our mission statement and go from there. The Saint Louis Area Saltwater Hobbyists are a group of enthusiasts who are dedicated to the concept that clubs can be fun, informative and helpful, as well as being a great conduit for meeting new friends. We promote and urge the practices of conservation, proper husbandry technique, ecological responsibility and friendship. Our creed is group participation at every level and every member will be heard. We will make every effort to prove to all members that their opinions are a highly valued and necessary asset that will help to shape the future of our club. continued on website.....
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Oklahoma Aquarium Association
1 member Oklahoma
theokaa.org The Oklahoma Aquarium Association is a general aquarium hobbyist group. Our members maintain fresh, brackish and marine aquariums. All persons interested in the hobby are welcome, from the novice to the advanced fishkeeper. Our members have kept and spawned many species in their aquaria. The OKC chapter meets the first saturday of each month. Every third meeting is held at member's house in the evening. The Tulsa chapter meets the second Sunday of each month. Meetings generally involve a door prize, a presentation and include an auction of live fish and plants. Participation in the monthly meetings is open to the public and there is no charge for attending. Membership dues are $20.00 per household and cover 12 months. Special discounted memberships are available to members of other aquarium specialty groups and non-voting out-of-state members for half price. Junior memberships are also available at half-price for members under 18 years of age. Membership benefits include discounts at area merchants, presentations on various aspects of aquatics given by nationally recognized speakers, participation in club auctions where you can acquire rare fish and plants for bargain basement prices, and club activities that include behind the scenes tours of public and commercial aquariums, as well as native fish collecting trips. Plus you will have the opportunity to develop friendships with other interested hobbyists and share information and experiences.
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Windsor Cichlid & Catfish Group
1 member Ontario
Windsor Cichlid & Catfish Group Website: "windsorcichlidgroup.proboards.com/" The Windsor Cichlid & Catfish Group was started as an idea by which a few fish friends, who were interested in cichlids and catfish, could have get-togethers, hang out, attend fish events/auctions, organize group orders and primarily have FUN. We launched a ProBoards Forum and Facebook Group where we could hang out online. Not long after, several other hobbyists were interested in the same ideals and also joined the family. Lo and behold the WCCG soon gravitated from being a small group of friends to a larger group of friends and ultimately a bonafide aquarium club with a burgeoning membership hailing from several cities and towns within the province of Ontario and a few neighboring US states. The Windsor Cichlid & Catfish Group officially launched with its first meeting on April 23, 2016 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. There was a solid turnout for an inaugural meeting and we were able to share the vision for the new club. The club is hoping to be involved with the following: •Host Monthly Meetings •Club Events •Participate in Regional/National/International Events •Breeders Award Program •Newsletter •Summer Social •Group Orders •Fishroom Tours •Sponge Exchange •Fish Store Visits •Auction The Current Board of Directors consist of the following: •Jay Gannon •Mike Newton (CAOAC) •Jason Reding, CA (Treasurer) •Director: Open Position •Director: Open Position We are still searching for a permanent meeting place at which we can host guest speakers and hold regular club meetings. We're also looking for two additional volunteers to sit on the Board of Directors. If you would like to volunteer or get involved with the club please contact us via the WCCG forum or WCCG Facebook Group. We're looking forward to a successful year of fun filled activities and events. Jay
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Eastern Iowa Aquarium Association
1 member Iowa
Website: "finflap.com" The Eastern Iowa Aquarium Association is a non-profit organization to promote the Tropical and Marine Fish keeping hobby with an emphasis on education and fellowship. Since 1983 The Eastern Iowa Aquarium Association has worked to disseminate helpful information throughout the fish keeping community. EIAA is for everyone with an interest in fish keeping. EIAA is for YOU! EIAA has an interesting history with ties to the roots of AGA, Aquatic Gardener's Association. Who knew? The history of EIAA begins in September 1982 at the community center in the Bali Hai Estates trailer park in Hiawatha Iowa. Present were Bruce Mostrom, Dick Van Hyfte, Lee Van Hyfte (about 9 yr. old), Greg Goodnow, Steve Rutan, Phyllis Wetherbee, Irne VandeLune and Dick Green. This was the formation team. Bruce Mostrom is credited with being the founding father of EIAA. By 1984 the organization us up and having regular meetings in a basement community room at People's Bank on First Avenue and 35th street NE in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where they met for year, the second Tuesday of the month at 7 pm. Because of his affiliation with FAAS and a previous background in aquarium club structures from Blackhawk Aquarium Society, Dick Van Hyfte drafted the first EIAA Constitution, Bylaws and BAP (breeder's Award Program). As a response to a lack of information about aquatic plants, Dick also drafted the EIAA's Horticultural Award Program (HAP) which he sent to FAAS as an example program. The American Aquatic Gardeners Association (AAGA) was formed by the committee of Mark Carder, Dennis Sindelar and Dick Van Hyftee, also in an attempt to fill the gap in plant information in the aquarium hobby. Years later the AAGA would morph into the AGA which is recognized internationally today as THE society devoted to the promotion of live plants in the aquarium hobby.
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Regina Aquarium Society
1 member Saskatchewan
Regina Aquarium Society Website: "reginaaquariumsociety.com" Regina Aquarium Society Are you interested in raising and exhibiting various Freshwater and Marine fish, plants and other aquatic life? We can help! We want to share our interests and knowledge with you. Membership Benefits - Participate in our programmes about fish breeding, plants, and photography, equipment reviews and use, making equipment and many other topics. - Visit with other people in the hobby and talk about fish or plants. - Participate in our members-only monthly auction. Bring your extras or buy something you need. This is a great way to support the club. - Get a chance to win one of our monthly door and raffle prizes. - Receive a 10% discount at participating local pet stores. - Receive an informative newsletter with Society news and articles about various aspects of the hobby. - Participate in the Aquatic Photography Programme (APP), which encourages you to learn more about fish through photography. - Participate in the Breeders Award Programme (BAP), which encourages you to learn more about your fish and breed them. - Participate in the Horticultural Award Programme (HAP) encourages you to learn more about growing and propagating aquatic plants. - Have access to unusual fish and plants often not available in local pet stores. - Learn from other members about fish species, as well as many other aspects of the hobby. - Make use of our websites Annual Membership Rates Junior (17 years and under) – $5 Adult – $15 Family – $20
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Chicago Marine Aquarium Society
1 member Illinois
Website: "cmas.net" Established in January 1993, the Chicagoland Marine Aquarium Society (CMAS) is a nonprofit organization of marine hobbyists brought together by the desire to promote a better understanding of the life we keep in our marine aquariums. Our focus is to increase the longevity of marine life in a controlled environment and to encourage that life to propagate freely. Only through education and the sharing of ideas can we expect a future for our hobby. Anyone interested in advancing these goals is invited to join. CMAS meets monthly September through May, usually on the third Saturday of the month. Please refer to our meeting announcements for each meeting's specific location. Our meetings generally begin at 1:00PM with a short review of club business, moving on to the main program (if applicable) and then to an open discussion among members present. Everyone is welcome to bring their questions and/or problems to the club meetings for assistance as most discussion topics originate this way. Over the years, CMAS has had the good fortune of being able to bring its members some extremely informative and interesting programs. Some of these programs have been presentations by fellow club members, including Mike Kirda and Doug Lehman. In the past year, CMAS co-hosted a two-day educational and fragging event called Fragapalooza, which included presentations by Dr. Ron Shimek, Linda Jedlicka, Steven Pro and our own Rod Buehler. There have been hands-on demonstrations of propagating soft corals and gorgonians, swap meets, raffles, and field trips to such places as the Shedd Aquarium and supporting dealers' stores. For more details about past meeting see the meeting section of this web site. In 2007, CMAS also participated in IMAC, which holds an excellent 3 event in the Chicago area. IMAC invites many nationally known speakers to attend (see the CMAS meetings section for details on the IMAC seminars). Besides the forum for fellow member presentations, CMAS also has had the ability to bring its membership some truly outstanding guest speakers. Recent speakers have included Janet Nestlerode and Beth Hinchey from the Aquarius, Kelly Jedlicki speaking on puffers, Sanjay Joshi talking about aquarium lighting,and Ferdinand Cruz speaking on net-caught-fish. Although these special guest meetings bring out the largest attendance, the regular monthly meetings are really what CMAS is all about. Information exchange is the heart of our society. From homemade wave makers and protein skimmers to Magnum canister filter repair -- debates over calcium levels, cloudy water and pH control as well as helping new hobbyists learn the ropes -- the Chicagoland Marine Aquarium Society caters to the making of all of its members welcome. In the summertime CMAS holds a barbeque at a member's house, and occasionally during the year members open their homes for "Tank Tours," when all are invited to come see others' tanks. In 2007, Mike and Elizabeth Kleist hosted a wonderful (and dry) picnic under their patio tents in Brookfield, shaded by the water tower. CMAS also has a good relationship with many pet stores throughout the Chicagoland area, as many of these stores offer our members discounts on livestock and supplies. Supporting dealers are listed on the website, and we urge members to visit them. The Chicagoland Marine Aquarium Society is also a member and supporter of Marine Aquarium Societies of North America (MASNA) -- the national society to which CMAS actually owes its origins, for if it wasn't for MASNA, the founding members of CMAS would not have "found" each other. And MASNA announced its support of CMAS by awarding the 1997 Marine Aquarium Conference of North America (MACNA IX) to the Chicagoland Marine Aquarium Society! So regardless of whether you're a beginner, an "old salt," a fish-only person, or a reef maniac, the Chicagoland Marine Aquarium Society has something in it for you.
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Minnesota Aquarium Society
1 member Minnesota
aquarium.mn The Minnesota Aquarium Society (MAS) is an incorporated, non-profit organization of tropical fish enthusiasts that was established in the 1931. From beginner to advanced hobbyists, store owners and breeders, there are roughly 200 current members - making it one of the largest societies in the country. Nonmembers are welcome to attend MAS meetings. MAS is a member of: Federation American Aquarium Societies General membership meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month at: King of Kings Lutheran Church; 2330 Dale Street North; Roseville, MN 55113-4599; (Just north of the intersection of Hwy 36 and Dale Street) We encourage members and visitors to arrive between 6:50pm and 7:00pm to network and socialize. We call the meeting to order at 7:15pm.
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North Texas Reef Fanatics
1 member Texas
northtexasreeffanatics.org/ NTRF is an organization of marine aquarium enthusiasts with an emphasis dedicated to the education, knowledge and ethical husbandry of sustaining marine life in a captive environment in the Dallas/Fort Worth and North Texas area. Through education and knowledge we promote responsibility to hobbyists for the well being of marine life through the reproduction of their natural environments. Our commitment to marine life includes the conservation and preservation of marine life by providing hobbyist with online forums and resources, sharing ideas, events, speakers, news publications and other means that connect hobbyist of all levels. We strive to promote and support Eco-friendly propagation and captive breeding techniques to our members and the public. Our goal is to reduce the constant ever changing impact of our coral reefs and oceans while still being able to enjoy marine life in our homes and in captivity.
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