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Location: YouTube livestream gsas.org/stream
Date: June 9th, 6 PM (Note the earlier time!)
For our June [virtual] meeting, the Greater Seattle Aquarium Society is pleased to welcome back world-famous aquarist, speaker, author and aquatic plant hunter Karen Randall! She will give a brand-new presentation on paludariums for us. No auction afterward, but we'll give some club updates as usual at the start of the meeting. Our meetings are normally open to non-members, and thankfully we're also able to make this virtual meeting open to non-members all across the globe.
We'll be taking questions for Karen via the YouTube chat (or if you know our phone numbers, you can text them!) like our last couple meetings.)
Quarantine continues, but so do the virtual meetings! Join us Tuesday May 12th at 7:30 PM (Pacific Daylight Time) at gsas.org/stream for something resembling a normal meeting (except for the auction), where we will be featuring Pam Chin presenting her recent trip to Lake Tanganyika.
Pam Chin, self described
Cichlidiot, has been a long-time tropical fish enthusiast, having kept an entire fishroom "house" just for the enjoyment of it, not as a business. Her articles have been published in multiple magazines and journals, and received writing awards from the ACA and FAAS.
The organized and social aspect of the hobby is just as important to Pam as the fish: A staple at national conventions, Pam is a founding member of "Babes in the Cichlid Hobby", which has raised over $150,000 for cichlid conservation and research.
Combining the two together, Pam enjoys traveling with
fish friends to see and photograph fish in their natural habitat. Surely, experiencing these fish in the wild makes one a better aquarist back home! Pam's presentation for us will feature underwater video and still photographs of observed fish behavior at she traveled along the Zambian coast of the lake.
Thanks so much to all the folks who bought and sold at our 2019 General Auction. The auctions are the club's primary funding, so your bidding is helping us bring more big speakers, fund the huge home show coming up in February, and pay for the BAP and HAP awards coming up this month.
A special shout-out to our local stores who donated product, even with the weird fall schedule we had this year. Please let them know by visiting and purchasing from them this holiday season and the upcoming year.
We've had some requests from people who couldn't make it to our auction or meetings to buy our nice new T-shirts (design by Ryan Henry Ward of Seattle mural fame). For a few bucks extra, we'll ship you one. Go to https://gsas.org/t-shirt/ to order.