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.
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TL;DR version: January 10th, 6:30 PM social, 7:30 PM meeting start, Otto-Miller Hall 109, SPU campus (usual meeting location).
We are back from the fall 2016 break, and diving full-force into the winter 2017 season. This month, we are going to try something new: Micro-talks! Eight members will each present a five minute talk, and at the end of each talk, there will be two minutes for questions before we quickly move to the next person. The topic is
My Favorite Fish, so each member will make the case for why they like a particular species of fish.
A big thanks to everyone who participated in our big plant auction this month... Florida Aquatic Nurseries, who gave us hundreds of dollars worth of free plants, Wholesale Fish and Pets who gave us a nice discount on our order and included some freebie tissue culture bags, Aquarium Zen who spontaneously donated some new and unusual species, and the mysterious new Member #1160 who donated all the items she brought.
Thanks also to auctioneer Phil and his record time of 2.85 items per minute, our crack team of recorders, registrar, preview entry kids, and runners.
Finally, thanks to all of you who came and purchased things. We are hoping to have two very cool plant speakers next year to make up for the recent drought on the topic.
Our 2016-2017 season is just around the corner, so here are some dates to save (apologies that we don't have an exact date plant auction and holiday party yet -- there's a scheduling conflict with the venue on our normal day):
A huge thanks to all the attendees and volunteers at our 2016 Big General Auction -- we sold a ridiculous number of items, and will be able to keep GSAS running quite healthily for the next year, including some speakers from across the country and even the ocean (hopefully no cancellations this time!)...