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)