The Greater Seattle Aquarium Society
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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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