President’s Message – December 2015

Dear Aquarist,

Another year has come and gone in our club, and we still see so many familiar faces, and of course so many new ones, as our club continues to grow. We still maintain as the largest and oldest aquarium society in the country – thanks to our dedicated members.
December’s event was our Holiday Party at the Seaport Buffet Chinese Restaurant in Sheepshead Bay. We decided to try something different this year; normally, we would all cook or bring food, dessert or non-alcoholic drinks to share with fellow members, family and friends. We thought we would try to give the chefs and cooks a break this year by dining out. We had over 60 members attend to enjoy the many varieties of foods, sushi and desserts. Everyone had a good time. It is always fun to reminisce among friends and talk about our favorite subject – tropical fish. It is even better when we can do that along with eating and drinking delicious and never ending gourmet cuisine. I think everyone truly enjoyed themselves.
In January, our guest speaker will be Jeff Bollbach. Jeff’s topic for the evening will be “Getting Rich Breeding Fish.” Sound interesting: making money from breeding fish, instead of costing us money? This certainly caught my interest.
As always, we will have free parking and refreshments. We also have a sales table for our new shirts, hats and club patch. Don’t forget our livestock auction and used aquatic equipment display for your perusal.
Doors open at 7:30 PM

We can always use help at our meetings, so anyone willing to pitch in, please let us know. We always are looking for your input, so if you have any ideas please let us know that as well.
Our local stores keep our club going with very generous donations, so please patronize these establishments and show your BAS membership card. These stores give discounts to BAS members. Check our web site or our publications (The Bulletin and Aquatica) for a list of our sponsors.  You can also pick up a sheet of coupons at the next meeting.
Hope to see you in January and have a good holiday.


Steven Matassa