What: GSAS Holiday potluck, White Elephant gift exchange, BAP/HAP awards and FISHO
When: Tuesday, December 12th 2023, doors open at 6:30pm, food at 7pm.
Where: SPU Student Union "Fireside Room", 315 West Bertona St, Seattle, WA 98119 (and online -- see details below)
Bring: a dish to share, present for the white elephant gift exchange, your family/friend
Hello GSAS members,
It is time for our annual Holiday Party, mark your calendars for Tuesday December 12th at 7pm. The doors will open at 6:30pm -- feel free to come a little early and help us set up.
It's that time of the year for colds and flu (not to mention COVID), so if you feel at all sick, please stay home! You will be able to play FISHO with everyone via the Zoom link below 😀!
We will be holding the party in the same building as the last few years (Student Union Building) in the same room as last year, the Fireside Room!
We will have a potluck dinner, for which the club provides ham and rotisserie chickens, 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. If you are unable to attend in person you can join us via Zoom for FISH-O - click on the button above!
Leslie, our BAP chairpersons, will award prizes to the top fish breeders in the club. Jennifer, 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 email@example.com 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 for all!
Once again, it's time for the GSAS Aquatic Plant and Animal Auction. All the best cuttings and spawns from GSAS members, plus another generous order of plants from Florida Aquatic Nurseries. This is one of our two main yearly fundraisers for the club, and pays for bringing in big speakers like Zeb Hogan from last meeting.
For 2023, we are pleased as punch with our new venue space: Upper Gwinn Hall at Seattle Pacific University, same campus as our monthly meetings and Holiday Party. Click on Google directions above, or on the map to see details of the area. Please park in the Dravus lot to the Southeast. A very small amount of accessible Parking and load/unload space is available at the North side of the building as well. Outside food is not allowed inside the room...but directly downstairs is the SPU cafeteria and an Einstein Bros Bagels. Bring a water bottle!
Bidding starts at 10 AM, preview and setup at 9. We go until everything's gone (likely early afternoon). Please read the auction guidelines for more information. If you are a member, please pre-register your items. The board has again approved a bump of the seller split to 70% (historically it's 60%)!
Remember, live items only! Please leave tanks, logs, CO2 equipment and fertilizer for April. Check Airstone and our Facebook page for updates and photos of the plant order and what members are bringing!
Non-members are always welcome to bid -- spread the news, print and hang the amazing poster from Amit! Volunteer to be a runner or recorder for a stretch.
Masks are encouraged but not required. If you have any symptoms of sickness, please be respectful of others and stay home. Similarly, be respectful of others' mask-wearing or distancing choices at our meetings.
Tuesday, October 10th, 7:30 PM (6:30 PM Social)
Dr. Zeb Hogan: “Chasing Giants: From Fishkeeping in Thailand to the Discovery of the World's Largest Freshwater Fish”
SPU, Otto Miller Hall Room 109
Masks encouraged but not required
We are positively thrilled to have Zeb Hogan as our October speaker. He is probably most-well-known as a National Geographic Explorer, host of Nat Geo Wild's "Monster Fish", which was part of a multi-year scientific investigation focusing on the world's largest freshwater fish.
Dr. Hogan is currently the Principal Investigator of the USAID-funded Wonders of the Mekong Project. The goal of the Wonders of the Mekong Project is to document and highlight the internationally significant natural and human capital assets of the Mekong, communicate to regional and world audiences the value of these assets in ways that resonate with wide segments of society, and create new models of effective stewardship for Mekong basin ecosystems.
We hope you can join us for this very special meeting!
Registration is now open for the 2024 Home Show tour, which will take place sometime in January or February. One tiny nano aquarium? We love it! Fishroom full of hundreds of tanks? We love them!
Or maybe you've entered before and want to spend the whole weekend riding around in a van as a judge? Yes you can!
If you've never heard of the GSAS Home Show before, take a look at our extensive archive of videos and still photographs.
Hope to see you at home in 2024!
Hope everyone's having a great summer. The Greater Seattle Aquarium Society Fall Schedule is out, and we have an incredible line-up for the next four months!
Thank you to everyone who came out in force to our record-breaking general auction this year, especially to all our volunteers who worked tirelessly the whole day. And a special thanks to the sponsor stores and national companies.
Our big auctions still remain the primary source of income from the club, and their success means we can pay our rent and Internet video storage bills, bring in top quality speakers, and have nice prizes in our contests throughout the year. Thanks again!