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SouthWest Florida Marine Aquarium Society

ChemStar

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About ChemStar

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    2019 SWFMAS Vice President
  • Birthday 12/26/1972

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    http://www.serenityhealingstudio.com

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    Estero

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  1. For the March meeting we will be hosting guest speaker James Fatherree who will be presenting the topic of Aquarium Photography. March 30th, 2019 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Estero Community Park Recreation Center Room 103A 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd. Estero, FL ‎ 33928 Entry fee: $5 for General Public; Free for SWFMAS club members Annual memberships available on-site. James Fatherree is a professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida, and has been a reef aquarist and diver for over twenty-five years. He also worked for an aquarium livestock collector and wholesaler, managed a large retail aquarium shop, and operated his own aquarium installation and maintenance business in the past. James has also been a writer and photographer for Tropical Fish Hobbyist magazine since 1999, has regularly contributed to other aquarium and dive magazines, and has authored several marine aquarium books, including Giant Clams in the Sea and the Aquarium. James will be will be giving a presentation on aquarium photography, and will cover the key aspects of getting the most from digital cameras and taking great pictures.
  2. UPDATE: We will be meeting at 9:30 am now as we have secured a behind the scenes tour!
  3. Our January meeting will be a field trip to Mote Marine Aquarium and Laboratory in Sarasota. We will meet at the aquarium at 9:30 am on Saturday, January 19th. 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota, FL 34236 We will be getting a behind the scenes tour, so please be on time. Link to the aquarium website is: http://mote.org/ Group Rates: (We need a minimum of 10 people going to qualify for group rates) Adults (13 & older): $19Youth (age 3-12): $16 If you are interested in going sign up here! (not required, but appreciated) Please also post if you want to car pool in this thread.
  4. Below is the proposed meeting schedule for 2019. As meeting topics and dates are confirmed, we will highlight them in green. January 19 – Field Trip to Mote Aquarium in Sarasota March 2 - Field Trip to Florida Aquaculture facility in Apollo Beach March 30 – James Fatherree - Aquarium Photography in Estero April 20 – Tour of Aquariums May 25 - Marc Levenson (aka melev) - Aquarium Plumbing in Estero June 15-16 – Keys Field Trip July 20 – Public BOD Meeting & Guest Speaker in Estero August 17 - Field Trip to Boyd Enterprises in Plantation September 21- Guest speaker, workshop, or panel discussion October 20 – Frag Auction at Riverside Community Center in Fort Myers November 16 – Build Your Own Rock Workshop at Jeff's in Lehigh December 7 – Holiday Party We are open to suggestions for future meetings. This is the thread for that discussion!!
  5. Heather and Matt will be there. We will bring a Key Lime Pie
  6. Thanks Rick. Our plans are still up in the air. I'll have Matt contact you if we will be joining.
  7. Is there a deadline to RSVP for the snorkel trip?
  8. Yes, according to square only one lunch was bought for Charlie.
  9. We have been instructed to check in as a group at the membership office in the museum at 10:00 am. We will meet at 9:45 am outside the entrance and enter together. Please allow yourself adequate travel time and additional time to park. The estimated travel time from Estero is 2 hours and 15 minutes to give you an idea of how long to allow.
  10. Registration to sell in the Frag Auction is officially open. Follow the instructions in the OP.
  11. We will be having Mission BBQ deliver to us at the 2018 Spring Frag Auction. Lunch will be served from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm. Choices of Meat available will be Pulled Pork and Chopped Brisket. (Serving size approximately 1/2 lb per person) There will also be sides and bread served. Beverages not included. (Drinks will be available the day of the event for $1 each) Cost is $13 Price is per person and is non-refundable. Deadline to purchase is Sunday, February 11th. Pre-purchase only - Lunch tickets will not be available the day of the event. You can place your order at https://squareup.com/store/swfmas/. Reservations received: (10) RickO - paid zyphen & ChemStar - paid charlie0101 - paid nottarts23 +1 - paid jdhuyvetter +1 - paid ckeiling - paid edward pike - paid
  12. Listed below are the positions needing to be filled for the event to run as smoothly as possible. Please volunteer by posting which position you would like to help with! Volunteers: Entry / Membership (entry fee) (2) – RickO & Savannah F. Register Bidders (1) -zyphen Armbands (1) - Register Sellers / Sort Corals (2) - Merchandise Table (1) - Robin Sell Drinks (1) - Auctioneer (1) – Jdhuyvetter Runners (2) - Camera Man (1) - Data Entry (1) – zyphen Checkout (4) – ChemStar, dbl Paper Tracking (2) - charlie0101 - wherever needed The numbers behind the positions are the minimum number of people needed.
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