Southwestern Michigan Aquarium Society
1 member Michigan
Website: "swmas.org" We will start off the new year with a review and discussion of the various club programs and yearly events. - DJ Hemmerlein - the chair of the Breeders Award Program (BAP) will discuss the entire program and how it works. In addition DJ will present some changes he would like to make to the BAP rules. A vote by the membership is forthcoming of the proposed rule changes. - Bob Dempsey - the chair for the Horticulture Awards Program (HAP) will discuss the whole program and how it works. - Chase - the chair for the Fry Raising Program and Contests will discuss how this program is conducted and how you can participate. - Dave Hemmerlein - will discuss the SWMAS club fish, plant and dry goods auctions. He will identify what actions are required to make this happen and why club member participation at the auctions is so important. - Bob Dempsey will do a 10 minute program on live foods. A review of all our programs won’t only benefit the new members but will benefit all.
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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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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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Michigan Koi & Pond Club
1 member Michigan
Website: "mkpc-se.com" The MKPC was founded March of 1996 after the founder, Gil Orris, took some advice from a pond supply store on how to get rid of algae in his pond which resulted in the death of every fish in his pond except one. After losing 15 mature Koi he felt there had to be a better way to learn about the hobby and that others in the area were probably also experiencing “learning pains” and may want to join in. Seventeen people attended that first meeting at his home and the club has met continuously since then, enjoying, seeing and learning about the many members ponds and gardens. We are one of the oldest and largest Koi and pond clubs in Michigan and a member of The Associated Koi Clubs of America, AKCA. We have produced an annual pond and water garden tour since 1998 with homes representing at least 20 communities and have had well over 5000 people learn a little about our hobby through these tours. We have also produced 3 different educational programs using slides, video and computer technology on our hobby that have been presented to various groups and are available to other groups at a modest fee. We have members just learning about the hobby that have yet to have their first pond to members with 3 decades of experience in the hobby. Some members have very small ponds with either a few or even no fish to one of the largest being a beautiful garden with half a dozen ponds from 1000 gallons up to one of 25,000 gallons and more Koi than you can easily count. We welcome members to our club regardless of whether you are a newcomer or an experienced pond keeper. We all have something to give and knowledge to share. We feel our newsletter and web site are part of our educational mission. Over the years our club has been blessed to be affiliated with many knowledgeable vendors. The first association we developed was with Wiegands nursery in Macomb Township, and have been very fortunate to have had the support and help of others such as Barsons Greenhouse, Bordines, English Gardens, Grass Roots Nursery, The Pond Place, Tropical Treasures, Wiegand’s, and others. We have had award winning displays and presented educational events at the Bloomfest at Cobo Hall, the Ann Arbor Garden Show, a Koi Health and Wet Lab Seminar with Vicki Vaughn, organized the 2009 KOI Symposium and had Kodama Koi Academy I and II. On Labor Day weekend 2012, the MKPC held it’s first Koi Show. New members and guests are always welcome. Persons interested in attending a club event can look on this website and/or contact our webmaster. We encourage you to attend and learn about this fascinating, enjoyable, and rapidly growing hobby, and to share your knowledge and experiences with us!
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Michigan Guppy Breeders
1 member Michigan
Website: "michiganguppybreeders.com" Michigan Guppy Breeders is a group of people from a large geographical area with the sole interest of enjoying the fancy guppy. Michigan Guppy Breeders is an International Fancy Guppy Association affiliated club. The club has been around Michigan since the mid 1960's under the name Motor City Guppy Breeders. The name was changed in later years to Michigan Guppy Breeders to reflect the regional diversity of our members. We have members from all over Michigan as well as Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Ohio, New Jersey, Canada and Thailand. Michigan Guppy Breeders has at least four meetings a year and these are usually at members' homes. At the meetings we begin with a potluck lunch followed by a brief business meeting and gab session in the club member's fish room. We try to host one IFGA (International Fancy Guppy Association) show per year. The event is challenging at times, but also fun for all members.If you enjoy guppies then you should consider becoming a member of the Michigan Guppy Breeders as the information available from fellow members is priceless. You do not have to show your fish to be a member, just love guppies.
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Michigan Cichlid Association
1 member Michigan
Website: "michigancichlid.com/" The Michigan Cichlid Association was established in 1980. Our club was established to educate people in the care, conservation and breeding of cichlids. Our club accomplishes this by hosting guest speakers, sponsoring field trips, and other programs to fulfill our mission. We hold meetings 10 months a year, typically on the first Friday of the month. See Meetings page for more info. Check us out on Facebook! "facebook.com/groups/michiganCichlidAssociation/"
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