President’s Message – March 2017

Dear Aquarist,

If you missed our March event, then you missed a fantastic birthday cake. Thanks to Marie and Victoria we had a fishy and aquarium looking 106th birthday cake! Also the author of The Dragon Behind The Glass, Emily Voigt, provided a very informative presentation of her expeditions to find the ultra rare Asian red arowana, in the wild. She had assistance along her journey from such notable aquarists as Tyson Roberts and Heiko Bleher, among others. It was a great presentation and well received by our members.

Next month, we welcome back Todd Gardner, whose topic for the evening shall be Long Island, NY: An unlikely hotspot for marine ornamental. Todd’s discussion will be about catching saltwater fish right off of our local beaches. Todd has spoken at our club many times in the past and always gives a great talk.

As always, we will have free parking and refreshments. There are sure to be great items available, but they do go quick.

In response to your requests, we have changed our routine. Doors open at 7:30 pm, for viewing of auction items. The speaker will go on at 8:00 pm and last for one hour, so be on time. Our auction will commence within 15 minutes after the speaker concludes, with the goal of having the meeting conclude earlier than it has in the past.

We would like to thank our members and our sponsors for their constant generous donations that keep us going. Anyone who has any aquatic items, supplies or equipment, which would include healthy livestock of fish, corals or plants, we always welcome the donation.

If anyone has any topics they want to hear an expert speak on, or any specific speaker, please tell us.

Steven Matassa