Do you have aquariums you’d like to share with other members? Do you enjoy seeing what others are doing with theirs? Do you like prizes? The Greater Seattle Aquarium Society has decided to add another contest for our members and so we are pleased to announce our new Monthly Photo Contest.
Go to our contest page (members only) for complete rules and submission e-mail address.
The short version: Submission deadline is the end of the month (first contest closes February 28th -- extra time!). Prize to each month's winner is either a $25 gift certificate to one of our sponsor stores or a club t-shirt (including mailing).
We hope to see your submissions soon!
Tuesday, January 10th, 7:30 PM (6:30 PM Social)
Spencer Jack: “Collecting Gymnogeophagus Sp. and other cool fishes in Uruguay”
SPU, Otto Miller Hall Room 109
Proof of vaccination (or 72 hour negative PCR test) required, masks encouraged
Welcome to the second half of the GSAS meeting season! First up, we have Canada's Spencer Jack as our January speaker.
Spencer is a true
cichlidiot, having worked with cichlids (and other fish) for over thirty years. His passions for fish have lead him to collecting on four continents and spoken at countless numbers of aquarium clubs.
He has an abundance of material, plenty of hands-on experience in the field as well as in fish breeding, has great photos, lots of new information, and a very entertaining way of presenting this all.
Spencer is also an active hobbyist within the Canadian aquarium hobbyist community, having co-founded the Aquarium Society of Winnipeg and founded the Canadian Cichlid Association. He also owns and operates a tropical fish business.
Spencer's talk is "Collecting Gymnogeophagus Sp. and other cool fishes in Uruguay". After the presentation, join us for our Monthly Auction (sellers, pre-register your stuff here). Plus, welcome our new committee chairs for 2023!
If you've got a minute, come visit our newly-revitalized GSAS Instagram presence, having just been brought back from the dead by Marina Dobbie! Please follow, like and comment!
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)!
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!