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Greater Seattle Aquarium Society

Greater Seattle Aquarium Society

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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Posted on Wed, 30 Nov 2016 by Erik

Plant Auction - THANK YOU!

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.

Posted on Sun, 27 Nov 2016 by Christine

Holiday Party December 13th

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 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

Posted on Sat, 27 Aug 2016 (updated Fri, 07 Oct) by Erik

GSAS Fall Season Upcoming Meetings

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):

September 13
Jay and Carol Geiler - Foods for the Fishroom Part 2
October 11
Mark Duffill (from UK!) - Loaches
November 14
Huge Plant Auction in West Seattle... Note special day -- this is a Monday, not normal meeting day!
Holiday Party
January 10, 2017
Posted on Tue, 17 May 2016 by Erik

Thanks to our 2016 Auction Donors

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!)...

Please buy stuff from all the local stores and national companies that provided us with the huge variety of donations this year! We are really appreciative of their support.

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