President’s Message – September 2011

The new season kick-off meeting of September featuring Joe Caparetta was a great success. Joe’s topic for the evening was “Unique Corals You Can Keep.”  We had “technical difficulties” with the PowerPoint presentation, so Joe had to “wing” it and just talk about keeping marine corals, fish and the proper maintenance to sustain these livestock. The Q & A went on long after Joe went off camera. Everyone enjoyed this very different type of presentation.


October brings our Fall Giant auction featuring marine fish and corals, freshwater plants, fish and invertebrates. As always, we will have many bags of your favorite species. Great bargains will be available, so make sure you come to the greatest auction in New York on October 14th. Our unique sales tables will be open for shirts, hats, books, magazines and other aquarium equipment and supplies. We will also have a giant raffle for our members and guests.


I hope to see everyone at our October 14th event. As always, there is free parking and free refreshments.


Please visit our new website where you can read the Bulletin and enjoy a full color Aquatica. So far, feedback has been very favorable.  We put a lot of effort and hard work into this new web site and we want your reaction as to how you like it. Please get back to me on this. The interactive forums and sponsor sections are truly enjoyable. Provided you have given us your email address, you will be getting notifications of club events via email.

I am asking for your help and support. If you want to see different speakers or try different things, please let me know. The elected officials of the Brooklyn Aquarium Society are here to serve YOU! Please let us know what you want and why. It would be helpful to everyone. It is important that you visit and patronize our sponsors. It goes full circle: by helping them, they are also helping you as hobbyists and everyone is helping the Brooklyn Aquarium Society, so help us, help you!


On a more personal note – Any member who desires to attend a Board meeting, held at the Education Center of the New York Aquarium on the 1st Friday of the month, please notify me at (718) 238-1792 by the Tuesday previous to the meeting.

Joe Graffagnino

One thought on “President’s Message – September 2011”

  1. I am president of the NHAS. Could you send me contact info on Anthony Stissi? We would like to invite him th NH to speak. Thanks.

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