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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San Francisco Aquarium Society
1 member California
San Francisco Aquarium Society (SFAS) Website: "sfaquariumsociety.org" Established in 1923 by Steinhart Aquarium ichthyologists, San Francisco Aquarium Society (SFAS) is the West Coast's original tropical fish club. Each month we host a lecture on how to breed a particular species, how to grow beautiful aquarium plants, how genetics is used to predict environmental impact, virtual tours of club member aquaria, aquaponics, collecting across the world, or anything else on topic. Our members bring a variety of fish, shrimp, plants, books and aquarium supplies for the after-meeting club auction. You'll typically see superb specimens and varieties unavailable through pet shops, and at bargain prices. We sometimes have a raffle. Meetings are open to the public and free. You're invited!
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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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Youngstown Area Tropical Fish Society
1 member Ohio
yatfs.com YATFS is a non-profit hobby organization composed of local aquarists and dealers. It was founded in the spring of 1972 for the express purpose of promoting the science of exotic freshwater and saltwater fish and plants, assisting new hobbyists, encouraging the breeding and displaying of all aquatic life, and acquiring and dispensing aquatic knowledge and literature. All persons with an interest in the aquarium hobby are welcomed and invited to attend two meetings before making any decision on membership. Our meetings are held the 3rd Friday of each month (unless announced otherwise). At the Mineral Ridge Presbyterian Church on Rt 46. Doors open at 7:30pm & we start at 8:00 3654 Main St, Mineral Ridge, OH 44440 Enter through the side door.
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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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Southeast Louisiana Aquarium Society
1 member Louisiana
selas.us The Southeast Louisiana Aquarium Society, the largest and best freshwater aquarium society serving the southeast Louisiana – southern Mississippi region. Here you will find information about membership, our next social(s), Breeder’s Award Program as well as other information. You can also join our mailing list to be advised of the next social. To join online conversations, please join our main facebook group: "facebook.com/groups/selas.us" and our trading page: "facebook.com/groups/selas.trading"
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Wisconsin Reef Society
1 member Wisconsin
wireefsociety.com MISSION STATEMENT: The Wisconsin Reef Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing an environment and community to educate. WRS strives to enhance ones reef keeping and marine life skills and knowledge through meetings, discussions, on-line chats and organized presentations. WRS promotes trading, captive breeding and coral propagation with a strong belief and understanding for the conservation of the hobby. Above all, it is a place for people with a common passion to meet, exchange views, educate and have a good time.
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The Aquatic Club of Pasco County
1 member Florida
THE AQUATIC CLUB OF PASCO COUNTY Website: "pascofish.com" We are perhaps the newest club in Florida and maybe the fastest growing club. Feel free to look around and come meet us. We meet monthly in Holiday, FL. Look at the menu to your left for our meeting dates, meeting topics, and location. We are a group of people who enjoy the aquarium hobby. Regardless of your interests, whether they be freshwater, marine, aquatic plants, or any other aspect of the hobby, we have members with the same interests. We gather to learn new things and, with our monthly club auctions, gain new stock. It makes no difference if you are new or a seasoned veteran, have a fish bowl or hundreds of tanks, there is something for you. Each month we feature a speaker who is an expert in their field of expertise.
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Mid-Michigan Marine Club
1 member Michigan
Website: "midmichiganmarineclub.org" The Mid-Michigan Marine Club MMMC is a non profit charitable organization covering the Greater Lansing area. Our club is dedicated to increasing the knowledge of both captive and wild reefs. In doing so, we hope to promote the preservation our world's coral reefs and increase enthusiasm toward responsible reef keeping. Further, the Club is dedicated through its charitable activities to promote the education, conservation and scientific education of K-12 grade students through the use of marine aquariums in the classrooms. It is our goal to increase enthusiasm for scientific and raise general appreciation for reef ecosystems. The future of our coral reefs depends on next generation of stewards of our world.
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