Greater Iowa Reef Society
1 member Iowa
Website: "greateriowareefsociety.org" Website Registration Please note that club membership is NOT a requirement to use our website. If you have not yet registered, you can create a FREE account by clicking here, or by clicking on the Log In or Sign Up link in the upper right hand corner of this page, or the Sign Up Now button, then selecting "create an account now". Registration is required to post in our forums, participate in chat and several other areas of the site. We invite you to "Test Drive" our club before joining. Attend one of our events, participate in our discussions forums or stop in for one of our regular online chats. If you decide that you enjoy the club, we encourage you to take the next step and become and official GIRS member. As a GIRS member, you will be able to participate/vote in club elections, you will be eligible for discounts at certain GIRS events & functions and you will get access to our private members forum. Additionally, many members give other club members great deals on corals, etc. Membership dues are $20 per year and your membership lasts 1 year from the date that your dues are paid.
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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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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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