President’s Message – November 2015

Dear Aquarist,

Our November auction was another big hit, with a great presentation from our speaker Mark Denaro on “Fishes for the Reef Aquarium.” Our members really enjoyed his talk. The weather was great and we had a “standing room only” crowd. With over 200 bags of livestock and lots of aquarium related supplies, aquariums and other aquatic products for sale, we all stayed late and enjoyed a successful night.

We awarded our photo contest prizes at this meeting. There were some terrific photos to match the great prizes. Every year it gets better because this year we had more entries than last year’s contest. Check out our web site for the winning photos.  I’m sure you’ll agree that our members submitted some excellent, professional quality pictures.

Remember, if 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.

Next month we will be having our holiday party at Seaport Buffet, Chinese Restaurant, in Sheepshead Bay on Friday, December 11th. Tickets are required in advance.  There will be no entry without one.  If you have not yet obtained your tickets, and want to attend, please contact Joe Graffagnino (see number below). Hope to see you there.

If any of our members have a topic they want to hear speakers talk 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 our upcoming events or join our BAS Forum. The BAS 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 express your thoughts; 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 December 4, 2015. Hope to see you there.

Steven Matassa