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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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.
It’s almost time for our annual Holiday Potluck meeting on Tuesday, December 13th.
The doors open at 7pm, come early and help set up!!
We will be holding the party in the Student Union Building Gazebo, same place as last year. Please see map and directions below.
Map to the meeting, and Google directions.
We will have a potluck dinner, for which the club provides ham, rotisserie chicken and bean stew (vegetarian/vegan), drinks, paper plates and plastic utensils. PLEASE bring a dish to share, sweet or savory …. Your choice.
If you would like to participate in the White Elephant gift exchange, bring a gift wrapped, fish themed item and see what you can take home. (Value ~$10-$15)
We’ll also play FISH-O … a roaring game of fishy themed bingo where you can win great prizes.
Leslie, our BAP chairpersons, will award prizes to the top fish breeders in the club.
Roy, our HAP chairperson, will award prizes to the most accomplished plant geeks.
We hope to see you there, and bring the family!!
If you could drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know you are coming and how many will be in your party, that would be very much appreciated! We want to make sure to have enough utensils, drinks and ham/chicken/beans for all!
Here are the details in a nut shell:
What: GSAS Holiday potluck, White Elephant gift exchange, BAP/HAP awards and Fish-O
When: Tuesday, December 13th, 2016, doors open at 7pm.
Where: SPU Student Union Gazebo, 315 West Bertona St, Seattle, WA 98119
What to bring: a dish to share, present for the white elephant gift exchange, your family/friend
Join us on Monday (Note the special day and different week), November 14th for our annual Aquatic Plant and Fish Auction! This is our second-largest fundraiser of the year, and a great way to acquire new plants, fish or invertebrates. The stock is mostly brought in from members, but we also get some commercially-grown aquatic plants. There will be specimens suitable for beginners and advanced aquarists alike!
Just like the April auction, we will be holding it at the West Seattle Christian Church at 4400 42nd Ave SW. This is a great large space, easy to navigate to from I-5 and the West Seattle Bridge, and has a lot of close parking on the street and in two lots.
Bidding starts at 7, preview and setup at 6. Please read the auction guidelines for more information. Non-members are welcome! If you are a member, please pre-register your items. Also, if you have a large number of donations, contact auction chair Erik at email@example.com.
Bid early, bid often, support your club!
GSAS is proud to present Mark Duffill from Great Britain as our October speaker. Mark will be presenting on loaches, a fish we have never had the privilege of a full meeting's treatment!
Mark has a long history with the hobby. He primarily works with Loaches, Rasboras and other Asian species. He is the founder of the International Loach Association, has written books and worldwide magazine articles on the subject. He has spawned 20+ loach species (some considered unbreedable at the time). He comes to GSAS in the midst of a multi-club North American
tour of sorts.
After the meeting, we will have our usual monthly auction, plus door prizes and other giveaways.
September 13th, 7:30 PM (social time 6:30)
Normal location, SPU Otto-Miller 109 directions here).
Join us for our first meeting of the fall with the return of Jay and Carol, who will present Beyond the Can of Flakes, Part 2: Feeding Tips and Strategies!
During Part 1, Jay & Carol highlighted the various types of foods and cultures used in feeding their fishroom, but according to them, there is more to feeding than just the food itself. In Part 2 they will share some tips and strategies they use when feeding not only their adult fish, but also fry.
After the presentation, there will be the return of our monthly auctions. Expect the September auction to be a little longer than usual, with all the good stuff people have built up over the summer!
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!)...
Thanks to the generosity of the entrants, the home show video is available in its entirety here!
Please feel free to share the link to this free presentation to friends, social media, etc. Spread the word about GSAS! Also please check out the photo gallery and previous year archives.