What: GSAS Holiday potluck, White Elephant gift exchange, BAP/HAP awards and FISHO
When: Tuesday, December 13th 2022, 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 13th at 7pm. The doors will open at 6:30pm, feel free to come a little early and help us set up.
Please provide proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test result within the previous 72 hours. If you are experiencing any cold or flu like symptoms 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, rotisserie chickens 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. If you are unable to attend in person you can join us via Zoom for Fisho - click on the button above!
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 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/beans for all!
Thanks to all who attended our record-breaking plant and fish auction this month, from the bidders and sellers, to the auctioneers, recorders, check-in table, runners and all the other volunteers. We hope everyone came home with something interesting for their aquariums. And a special thanks to the generous donations from Florida Aquatic Nurseries and a semi-anonymous GSAS member (you know who you are)!
TL;DR: Saturday November 12th, 10AM, White Center Eagles.
Plants, Fish and other Live Things
We are cashless -- cards only, please!
Proof of COVID vaccination required, masks optional but encouraged
For the first time since 2018, it's the return of the GIANT GSAS Aquatic Plant and Animal Auction. We did a little one last year, this time we're back back back! All the best cuttings and spawns from GSAS members, plus a generous order of plants from Florida Aquatic Nurseries.
Like last April's event, we will be holding our this auction at the White Center Fraternal Order of Eagles, 10452 15th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98146. It's super easy to get to from 99/509, and fairly close to I5 as well. Tons of parking right in the lots there, and no stairs. Lots of lunch options close (though we will have pizza slices available).
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 even approved a one-time bump of the seller split to 70% (normally it's 60%)!
Will there be more giant logs like this? Not unless it's got a live plant attached to it! Check Airstone and our Facebook page for updates and photos of the 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.
Hope to see our entire membership there on the 12th!
Home Show 2023 is open for registration through early December to all current members. We are shooting for in-person visits in late January. We are looking for both entrants and judges. No home too small, no home too big!
Hope everyone's having a great summer. The Greater Seattle Aquarium Society Fall Schedule is out, and we have a great line-up for the next few months!
Thank you to everyone who bid, donated, sold, operated computers, ran items, set up and cleaned up at our major auction this year. And a special thanks to the sponsor stores and national companies for your generous donations (some of which were sitting in storage for over two years!).
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!