Indiana Koi Water Garden Club
1 member Indiana
Website: "koi-indiana.com" Welcome to Indiana Koi & Water Garden Club. The club was founded to support the Koi hobbyists. Meetings are held at various locations in Pendleton and Indianapolis area. Oftentimes, meetings are held at a member’s home on Saturdays. Monthly meeting allows member to learn and appreciate other member’s Koi collection and pond. We host an annual pond tour, and Koi Show. This annual event will be a great opportunity to meet many interesting Koi enthusiasts, see beautiful Koi, inspiring ponds, and gorgeous landscaped gardens. Exhibitors include vendors of Koi, pond equipment, supplies, art, jewelry, water plants, other Koi accessories, and free seminars on Koi topics. We are the Indiana Chapter of the Associated Koi Clubs of America. AKCA has Koi club chapters across the United States and conducts annual Koi seminars in cooperation with the local chapters.
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Columbus Area Fish Enthusiasts
1 member Ohio
columbusfishclub.org CAFE is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of the aquarium hobby. CAFE hosts a number of events and meetings throughout the year sure to interest novice and veteran aquarists alike. If you have more questions, need advice, or just want to chat with fellow hobbyists, CAFE is the place to be! More information on who we are and what we do is available here on the site, and of course, don't forget to visit our Forum.
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The Desert Aquarist Society
1 member Arizona
The Desert Aquarist Society, an Aquarium Keeping Club. Website: "http://desertaquaristsociety.com/" Meetings are on Second Sundays, 2 PM The Public is invited. There are no admission fees. Each meeting is informative with an educational presentation on a variety of aquarium & terrarium topics.
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The Greater Seattle Aquarium Society
1 member Washington
Website: "gsas.org" The Greater Seattle Aquarium Society is a non profit corporation, organized under the laws of the State of Washington. The primary purposes of the society are to promote interest in the aquarium hobby, and to provide a forum for the exchange of information among aquarium hobbyists. OUR MEMBERS As of this writing, GSAS has about 250 members, most of whom live in the Seattle area, but some of whom commute to our monthly meetings from elsewhere in the Pacific Northwest. Our collective experience runs from the young beginners to seasoned professionals (and even seasoned beginners). Some members keep a single nano aquarium; others have thousands of gallons of fishroom aquaria. We are from all walks of life, and all different ages! Probably the most important function of our club are our monthly meetings, which usually occur on the second Tuesday night of each month from September through June, starting at 7:30 PM and ending between 9:30 and 10. Non-members are always welcome at our meetings, free of charge. The meetings usually begin with a quick introduction, maybe some awards, and then feature an hourlong presentation by either a member or special guest. For an idea of topics, take a peek at our archives. After the main presentation, there is a smallish auction (45 minutes ~ 1 hr) of member-supplied fish, plants and dry goods. Sometimes the guest speaker brings unusual items as well. In lieu of the April and November meetings, we instead hold two large auctions. The entire meeting is devoted to the auction, and more: the General auction now takes up an entire Saturday, and drew enough people we had to move to a large church gymnasium! These two meetings are the fundraisers for much of our yearly operating budget. We have a set of unified guidelines for both sellers and bidders at our auctions. If the above seems interesting to you, why not come to a meeting or join one of our e-mail lists? Both are free. And if you find it worthwhile, consider joining GSAS as a member!
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Eastern Iowa Pond Society
1 member Iowa
Website: "eips.org" We are committed to providing a social atmosphere for members dedicated to sharing and learning the pleasures of water gardening. We are a non-profit organization. Membership in this association shall be open to any individual without regard to race, creed, national origin or gender, who shall agree to so associate and who shall tender membership dues as specified in governing document. The Eastern Iowa Pond Society, Inc. was established by Sharon Weiss in 1996 to encourage and promote water gardening and ponds. Mike Tompkins was the first president. Meetings are held at different members homes the fourth Saturday of the month from February through November at times to be decided by host/hostess. No meetings in December and January. Members volunteer to be a pond host at the February meeting. A plan-the-year meeting is held in February on a Saturday afternoon at a central location to hammer out strategies on what happens during the ponding year. Pond Tour date is decided, chairman is elected for that event, discussions are held to determine how the Pond Tour profits are spent, speakers are discussed, members have the opportunity to sign up to be pond hosts, etc. Yearly Pond Tour event involves selected members opening their ponds to the public. Speakers, demonstrations, field trips, plant and fish swaps, potlucks, club projects are all activities that happen during the ponding year. Election of officers will be held in November. A President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer will be elected to take office in February. Dues will be $10.00 per family payable February 1st and delinquent April 1st of each year. These dues entitle a member to participation in all activities and receive a monthly newsletter.
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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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Southern California Aquatic Plants
1 member California
Southern California Aquatic Plants SCAPE Enthusiasts website. Website: "scapeclub.org" SCAPE is a local, non profit group formed of the most dedicated Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts in Southern California who, together, form a movement to promote awareness and knowledge of the science, art, and beauty of planted tanks among both hobbyists and retailers. To Join SCAPE, you need only to register an account on this site, it is FREE. There are many benefits to becoming a member, you can go to meetings and participate in Auctions and Raffles to get cheap healthy plants and fish/shrimp and inverts and win some top prizes such as complete Co2 Set ups and RO units. Members of SCAPE receive discounts at many retail establishments, both brick-and-mortar and online. There is a wealth of information from experienced hobbyists to help out those new to the hobby and for those with the experience and answers, you can make a difference here helping out those just starting out. There are many reasons to join SCAPE and there will be no regrets in doing so.
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Greater Chicago Cichlid Association
1 member Illinois
Website: "gcca.net" In 1974, Ken Schultz, Jan Alm, Carlo Leon and Carl Lundquist met to form the Greater Chicago Cichlid Association (GCCA). After much discussion, a name for the organization was agreed upon, and Carlo was designated President, Jan, Vice-President and Ken, Treasurer. Postcards and posters were printed announcing the formation of a Chicago area Cichlid group, and over 500 responses were received from interested hobbyists. As most respondents were from the north side and northwest suburban area, it was decided to hold the meetings in that area. Jerry Lindquist, another hobbyist, had parents who were managing the International Motor Inn on North Mannheim Road. The club was able to use the Inn for meetings. In January 1975, the first meeting of the GCCA was held, with a large turn out of prospective members. The soon-to-be leading Cichlid group in the Great Lakes area was launched. In 1989, club member Ed Higgins (representing the Montgomery Ward Foundation) presented a $150,000 grant to help fund the Shedd Aquarium's new Oceanarium expansion. The Greater Chicago Cichlid Association has met at six different locations since the club’s conception. Master breeder Milo Manden served as GCCA president for 12 years, from 1987-1998. This is the perfect example of someone who is truly dedicated to the hobby. The GCCA is a member of the Federation of American Aquarium Societies. Former club president Bob Matthews and his wife, club photographer extraordinaire Laura Matthews, have collected wild fish in Brazil. Many other members have collected fish around the world. In 2006, GCCA hosted the American Cichlid Association convention. Over 600 cichlid keepers from around the world joined us
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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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Motor City Aquarium Society
1 member Michigan
Website: "motorcityaquariumsociety.com" Motor City Aquarium is a non-profit organization formed to further the study of all aquatic life, exchange information, and encourage the display and propagation of aquatic life forms. Motor City Aquarium Society monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm at Wyndham Garden Hotel, 34911 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights, MI 48312 (586) 979-1400
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