President’s Message – March 2015

Dear Aquarist,

The winds of March blew strong enough to deliver Discus Hans as our guest speaker. He came from Baltimore, Maryland to talk about his love for the discus. He was kind enough to bring and donate many bags of his world renowned Stendker Discus, which were created in Germany. Discus Hans and his wife have one of the largest discus facilities in the United States. He has won many awards over the years at discus shows all over the world. It was great to have him as our guest speaker. I was able to bid and win a pair of his prize Marlboro discus. We had a fantastic turnout with a standing room only crowd. It was a wonderful evening for everyone.

Next month is our April event and we will have Todd C. LaJeunesse as our guest speaker. Todd’s topic for the evening will be “Coral Physiology, Ecology, Symbiosis and Evolution.”  For anyone who wants to know about corals, this is the meeting to attend. As always, the meetings will be at the NY Aquarium Education Hall. Doors open at 7:30 PM. And, as always, there is Free Parking and Free Refreshments.

Please visit our new website where you can read the Bulletin and enjoy a full color Aquatica. The interactive forums and sponsor sections are truly remarkable. Provided you have given us your email address, you will be getting notifications of club events via email.

I am asking again for your help and support. If you want to see different speakers or try different things, please let me know. The elected officials of the Brooklyn Aquarium Society are here to serve YOU! Please let us know what you want and why. It would be helpful to everyone.

It is important that you visit and patronize our sponsors. It goes full circle: by helping them, they are also helping you as hobbyists and everyone is helping the Brooklyn Aquarium Society, so help us, help you!

For more info, please call our BAS Hotline at (718) 837-4455.

On a more personal note – Any member who desires to attend a Board meeting, which are held at Education Hall of the New York Aquarium on the 1st Friday of the month, September through June, please notify me at (718) 238-1792 by the Tuesday previous to the meeting.

Hopefully, Spring will be here soon!


Joe Graffagnino