President’s Message – September 2022

Dear Aquarist,

We are back to start another year at BAS, the 112th. That’s pretty amazing even for a fish club. We resumed by bringing you a speaker all the way from Germany, Andreas Tanke. Andreas gave a great talk on Plecos. We will continue to bring you great speakers in the future.

As always we welcome your input on speakers.
Our meeting on October 21st will be our annual giant auction at Saint Brendan church basement. They are located at 1202 Avenue O, on the corner of Ave O and East 12th in Brooklyn. We will have some restrictions for that night. Everyone for your own safety, please wear a mask inside, no one will be allowed in before 7:30 pm, and also try to keep your distance between members, there is plenty of room. If we follow these simple rules, we should have a great time. They have a parking lot right across the street. We will have refreshments, but cannot have members handling the refreshments. They will be given out by our staff. These simple rules are to keep us all safe, so we can continue having our meetings. We will have many items for sale, including tanks, light, and filters.

Anyone wishing to make a donation in Joe’s name can donate to either Disabled American Veterans or Tunnel to Tower Foundation. These were two of Joe Graffagnino’s favorite originations to donate to.

You can check our website for future events ( We are still not allowed to use the Aquarium for meetings, but are going to book other halls for our shows. Please look out for the locations we are to meet. When we do not have a place we will continue to bring you speakers online, with the help of our board member, David Manual. David has been working hard to keep things going. We thank him for all his hard work, so tune in on August 12th.
Look on our Facebook page for aquatic sales, from our club. We will post things for sale periodically. We always have tanks and equipment for sale. If you are looking for something aquatic, reach out to us.

Any hobby or aquatic information you hear or read about, please share with our Editor, Ginny Cahill. It can even be your own short stories, about your own aquatic experiences. Please send all emails to Ginny at Ginny has done a great job since taking over as editor and we thank her for her dedication. The Aquatica looks awesome, Ginny. Thank you for all your hard work.
We are always looking for your input on our events. Please let us know if you want speakers on any aquatic topic. We need our members to be more involved as we are always trying to better our club.

For more info, please call out hotline 718 837-4455.