President’s Message – October 2015

Dear Aquarist,

Our October giant auction has come and gone. Even though we had a rainy night, that did not keep our members home. We had a great turnout, with plenty of fish and supplies for sale.

We had a busy night with over 200 bags of fish, plants, marine fish and corals, all donated from local fish store sponsors and members. We had many rare and hard to find fish for our auction. The night was a great success.

Next month, we will have Bob Fenner speaking on reef stocking. Bob is a renowned author on saltwater, and we have been asking for him as a speaker for some time. We finally were able to pin him down and are looking forward to him to gracing our club with his pearls of wisdom. For all you reef enthusiasts – don’t miss him. We always have free parking and free refreshments, so mark your calendar. See you next month.

Remember, if it was not for our local pet store sponsors, BAS would not be able to survive, so please patronize our loyal sponsor stores because they keep us up and running.

Our photo contest has come to a close, so if you did not post any photos, plan for next year’s competition. We have been making announcements about our annual photo contest, which started in June and ended on October 18th. Winners will be named at our next meeting. As always, we have lots of great prizes, so hope you cleaned up those tanks and got your photos ready.

If any of our members have a topic they want to hear speakers give a presentation on or have ideas about our events, we want to hear them. We need your feedback to keep our club going strong. Members can contact us at our hotline (718) 837-4455 or visit our web site where you can find out about upcoming events or join our BAS forum. The forum is a great place for your questions and answers, and to buy or sell aquarium items.

Members can also bring up new ideas at our Board meeting on the first Friday of the month in the NY Aquarium Education Hall. If you want to attend a Board meeting to help out or just to talk about your ideas, you are always welcome. Please call Joe Graffagnino (718) 238-1792. You must call by the Tuesday previous to the meeting. The next board meeting is November 6, 2015. Hope to see you there.
Steven Matassa