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LIAS Meeting Friday - September 15 - 7:30 p.m.

Hey Everybody,  Friday is our first meeting of the season!!  I hope you all saved the date and are excited to see all your old and new fish keeping friends.  I want to make it a good year as we re-grow our club.  There will be a fish show of your fish so please bring at least one fish.  The judging will be done by all the members voting.  Any fish could take first, second, or third.  Also, a fish auction.  I am sure you have raised fish over the summer and want to sell some to make room for some new and different ones that you get from the auction.  Maybe you just have too many in a tank and must thin them out.  The basket raffle will be four nice items and the regular table raffle will be run differently and it will be a surprise to all how we do it.  Refreshments of course and talking about fish and sharing ideas that we have learned from others.  I know I learned a few because it is always an evolving hobby.  I included a link to the fish show rules. 

The meeting is at the same location (link below), and you can start coming at 730 or so to set up.  See You There!!!

Fish Show Rules:  

https://liasonline.org/documents/fish%20show%20rules.pdf

Location:  

https://goo.gl/maps/R1mvrKVPFGJeYzDj7

Tom Keegan (acting President)

 

LIAS Meeting Friday - September 15 - 7:30 p.m.

Hello All!

Hard to believe that September is right around the corner already! School will be starting, and we will be getting into our fall and winter activities. With that in mind our meeting will be coming up on September 15th at the Amvets hall in Lake Ronkonkoma. It will start at 7:30 as usual and has a soft end time because it is happy hour upstairs at the hall and they welcome us to join.

We will have a fish(bowl) show and I encourage you to bring at least one fish that you have to the show. Voting will be done on a ballot by all the members. Honor system that you do not vote for your own fish LOL. I will post all the rules which are basic and most of us know them. Never think your fish are not worthy. I won best cichlid in show at the Keystone Clash with a small neolamp similis shell dweller. One of the smallest and gray cichlid in the show. Also bring fish in for the fish auction! Not only will you be able to show your fish in the show but sell and buy some. Many of us have been breeding fish not only indoors but outdoors in tubs. No doubt too many fish to bring inside so bring some to the auction. So, there will be lots of fish to look at and buy!

There will be a basket raffle with four or five larger items and our regular raffle. Our regular raffle will only have fifteen tickets pulled. The first five you will take one item off the table and the second ten will pick two items. Of course, there will be the refreshment table and we will mingle and talk fish while looking at what I hope will be a big fish show and auction to get our first meeting of the year rolling. Bring Fish!

Business will have to be discussed. Believe me, I wish everything could be free. The board has decided that dues will be twenty dollars a year for membership. At ten meetings a year that’s two dollars a meeting. This will help us with the costs of running the club. We will need help and officers will have to be elected. Dues will be collected at this meeting and the next. Probably have elections in November like the rest of America. I really want to get this club up and running like some of the other clubs. Fish and Ponds seem to be on an upswing!

Please feel free to email me with any questions at all. I generally check my mail twice a day.

Tom Keegan (acting President)

2018 Holiday Dinner

LIAS Annual Holiday Party

Friday, Dec. 7, 7:00 p.m.

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TEXAS ROADHOUSE

502 Commack Road

Deer Park, NY 11729

(631) 242-7427


Paid-up LIAS members $10 * Because of limited seating, only one additional person per member * Spouses, significant others and immediate family members are $10 each * non-family guest $21.

10 menu options (choose at the restaurant), including chicken, pork, fish, steak dinners. Two sides, coffee, tea, soda, assorted desserts.

Alcoholic beverages not included, but are available at additional charge. LIAS takes no responsibility for members or guests who purchase alcohol.  Please drink responsibly.

You must reserve a spot. Walk-ins cannot be seated with the club. Reserve your spot by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.(631-277-6950) by Dec 5.

In the event of inclement weather, club members should call (631) 224-3911 after 5:00 p.m. to hear a recorded announcement about the status of the dinner.  If the dinner is cancelled, an email will go out and it will be posted at liasonline.org.  We will NOT be calling individual members.

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 Texas Roadhouse

 

2019 Holiday Dinner

LIAS Annual Holiday Party Dinner 

Thursday, Dec. 12, 7:00 p.m.

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Flaming Grill & Supreme Buffet Chinese Restaurant

527 Montauk Hwy

West Babylon, NY 11704

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(631) 620-3688

Paid-up LIAS members $10 * Because of limited seating, only one additional person per member * Spouses, significant others and immediate family members are $10 each * non-family guest $16.

Alcoholic beverages not included, but are available at additional charge. LIAS takes no responsibility for members or guests who purchase alcohol.  Please drink responsibly.

Fish Xmas TreeYou must reserve a spot. Walk-ins cannot be seated with the club. Reserve your spot by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.(631-277-6950) by Dec 10.

fish bagsPlease note:  We will hold our usual auction of fish and plants.

In the event of inclement weather, club members should call (631) 224-3911 after 5:00 p.m. to hear a recorded announcement about the status of the dinner.  If the dinner is cancelled, an email will go out and it will be posted at liasonline.org.  We will NOT be calling individual members.

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Welcome Back to LIAS!

Welcome to the beginning of a new season for LIAS!  Be sure to check out the item below about a contest for ideas for a theme for the 2014 NEC Convention.  The deadline for submision of ideas is September 14 at noon.

Our first meeting takes place on Friday, September 20th @ 8pm in Endeavour Hall, at the SUNY Stony Brook’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Bldg, Room 120. This month is also a bowl show month and I hope you plan to enter some fish. Maybe your fish can place and win some ribbons!

Joining us this month is Guy Van Rossum, who comes to us from the Danbury Area Aquarium Society and will be talking to us about "The Finer Points of Fish Photography." Hopefully, this will help members take great pictures for the annual holiday calendar and the Paradise Press.  

Remember that September is when LIAS membership is renewed.

Margaret Peterson, LIAS President

NEC 2017 Information

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2017 nec poster thumbnailThe Northeast Council of Aquarium Societies is proud to announce our 2017 Annual Convention will return to the fabulous Sheraton Hartford South on MARCH 10-12.

"Going to the NEC" has been a tradition among hobbyists for over 40 years, making it the longest running, and one of the largest, all-species organized aquarium hobby events in the Western Hemisphere. (we must be doing something right!) Last year's "NEC" received much acclaim for its non-stop diversity of offerings and friendly atmosphere.

The 2017 Convention is OPEN TO ALL and will feature 3 days of: multiple speakers and programs, multiple shows/exhibitions, multiple auctions, multiple specialty club meetings, multiple fish/plant/dry good vendors, manufacturer booths, hospitality room, full-course chef-prepared buffet meals, raffles and freebies, amazingly modern and comfortable accommodations, and most of all, the chance to meet and greet friendly hobbyists from around the country (and from other countries!).

Stay tuned for more!  We will be posting updates on this site and our Facebook Event Page at facebook.com/events/227381200997505/#

Click here for 2017 NEC Poster.

Monthly Meeting Information

LIAS Meetings are held at SUNY Stony Brook's Maritime Science area.  Room 120 in Endeavor Hall on the State University at Stony Brook Campus, Stony Brook, NY 11790

Directions:

West onto South Drive off of Nicolls Road (County Rd 97). At the light, make a right onto Marburger Drive and then make the next right (the street has no name but there are signs indicating that you are near the Marine Sciences buildings). Follow the road all the way to the back and you will see three buildings - Discovery, Challenger and Endeavour – the last one is Endeavour Hall.

For more information, see this map on the SUNY Stony Brook website.

General Information:
  • Doors open @7:30 PM, meeting starts @8:00 PM (this may change in the future)
  • Please park in parking lot stalls - not along curb.
  • Meeting is in Room 120 in Endeavour Hall. (After you enter building, take hallway on the right. Room 120 is first room on the left)
  • For more info, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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