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ChemStar

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  1. BBQ Lunch Reservations for the Auction

    Yes, according to square only one lunch was bought for Charlie.
  2. 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.
  3. Registration to sell in the Frag Auction is officially open. Follow the instructions in the OP.
  4. 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
  5. Volunteers Needed!

    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.
  6. Official Coral Registration Rules And Instructions The following rules and instructions apply to those selling corals in the SWFMAS Auction. You must be a paid SWFMAS member to sell corals at the auction. You do not need to be a paid member to buy corals at the auction. Registration to bid is the day of the auction and is open to all. Item Registration will open on Saturday, January 13th at 12:00 pm (noon). Registrations submitted before then will not be valid and will be deleted. All corals must be registered by Sunday, February 4th at 12:00 pm (noon) (02/4/18). Item Registration consists of listing the corals for sale in your own thread in this forum, posting pics is optional. (Note, if you choose not to post pictures, we will not post a sample picture for you. When your coral is auctioned, there will be a generic/non item related photo on the slideshow.) Deadline for posting pictures is February 4th at 12:00 pm (midday). If you choose not to post pictures in this forum, they may be emailed to matt@swfmas.com; Picture format instructions are below and, whether posted or emailed, are still due by February 4th (02/04/2018) Auction split is 75/25 (75% to the seller, 25% to SWFMAS) If you wish to have a minimum bid, please post it in your registration thread (see instructions below). There is a maximum of 3 corals per type, per seller (in other words, you may bring 3 Hollywood Stunner, not 4. Also, you may bring 3 green digitata, 3 red digitata and 3 purple digitata. You may not bring 4 of each color) There is a maximum of 35 corals per seller. There is a maximum of 10 corals per type in the auction. Once we hit 10 of a given coral, no more will be accepted. This is first come, first served. The auction maximum is 350 items. Once we hit 350, registration will be closed. Every year, we have a few corals donated to the club. As always, these are welcome and will be auctioned at the end. We prefer that you preregister donation corals. But, this is not a requirement. Donated corals do not count towards the 350 maximum. We call this a frag auction. But, it is really a fundraiser for the club. Any marine livestock is acceptable. If you are raising clown fish, cardinals, etc., we would love to see them. In years past, we have auctioned macro algae, fish, inverts, and clean-up crews. (SWFMAS reserves the right to determine whether an item is appropriate for listing in the auction.) **Auction Items must be in the SWFMAS provided bags if they fit. No zip lock bags, Tupperware, specimen cups, etc.; Only items that do not fit in the provided bags may be in a different type of container if necessary that the seller is responsible for providing.** Bags can be picked up from the following: Ft. Myers - Matt (nottarts32) Lehigh - Jeff (jdhuyvetter) Estero - Heather (ChemStar) Please PM one of the members above to schedule a time to pick up your bags. The following instructions apply to posting your item registration for the Frag Auction: NOTE: Auction Item Registration opens January 13th at noon (12:00 PM EST). Entries before this date and time will not be considered registered. Deadline for Auction Item Registration: February 4th at noon (12:00 PM EST) Deadline for Picture Registration: February 4th at noon (12:00 PM EST) To register your corals for the auction, please create a post in the 2018 Spring Frag Auction section titled "[your screen-name]'s Auction Coral Registration Thread" and add your corals as follows: Item #, Scientific name (if you know it), common name and details - minimum bid (if you have one) Please list every item separately, for example, if you have 3 Red Cap frags, please list them on 3 separate lines in your auction thread. Do not list them as 3 x 1" Red Cap as this makes it harder for us to count and ensure that each item is properly registered and accounted for. For example: 1. Montipora Capricornis sp., Red Cap (1" by 1" frag on plug) - no minimum 2. Montipora Capricornis sp., Red Cap (2" by 2" frag on plug) - $10 minimum 3. Montipora Capricornis sp., Green Cap colony (10" diameter on rock) - $35 minimum 4. Zoanthid sp., Red Hornet zoanthids (8 polyps on plug) - $20 minimum ... While pictures are not required for registration, they are extremely helpful in increasing bids on your corals (We highly recommend them!). Please use the following format to post pictures of your corals: file format: .jpg picture size: 1024 pixels wide by 768 pixels high (please size your pictures before sending. Request help if needed with re-sizing pictures. If you need a tool to re-size your pictures, you can try webresizer online) file name: [item number]-[screen-name].jpg (example: 02-zyphen.jpg) You can add writing on the picture to label and point to a specific coral if the shot contains multiple corals, but please do not add your item numbers (provided once registration is closed) to what you write (as these will be different to the randomized lot numbers presented during the auction. You can write "Frag 1, Frag 2 on the pictures if multiple frags are in the photo. The top right hand corner will be where we number your picture for the slide projection to match the number of the coral once registration is complete and we have randomized the registered corals and provided sellers (you) with your lot numbers to write on your bags. Please do NOT write anything in the top right corner of your picture as it will be covered up by our item registration number. Here is an example of a picture:
  7. Our Annual Frag Auction will be Sunday, February 18th 2018. This auction is open to all (members and non members alike). There will be a live raffle at this event and you must be present to win. Tickets are $1 each. Location: Riverside Community Center 3061 East Riverside Drive Fort Myers, FL 33916 Click here for a map Door Fee: SWFMAS club Members - $3 per person Other Florida MAS Members - $4 per person No Club Affiliation - $5 per person (children under 17 get in free) Drinks (water & soda) $1 each Schedule: 12:50 pm - 1:00 pm: Club announcements and auction rules (please be seated by this time) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Live Auction 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm: Auction Break and Live RAFFLE (you must be present to win) 3:30 pm - Close: Live Auction Below is a link to the Auction Item List in the order the items will be presented: http://www.swfmas.com/forum/index.php?/topic/13065-auction-items-list/ **Bidders will need to bring a box or cooler which we will number with your bidder number and placed on stage to hold the items you win! You will need at least one box/cooler for each bidder; you may not share a box/cooler with someone. **
  8. For those that have said they are going, please go purchase your tickets at https://squareup.com/store/swfmas by January 6th! Forgot to RSVP and still want to join us also go to the link and purchase your tickets. I will be finalizing this trip with the aquarium this weekend with our head count and deposit.
  9. We are planning on a 10:00 am arrival at Frost.
  10. The payment link has been added to the original post. Payment for reservations must be made by January 6th, but we need the headcount by December 30th! Pay at https://squareup.com/store/swfmas
  11. Just got off the phone with the Frost Science Center and they are working on the possibility of a behind the scenes tour for us. I should hear back in a couple of days. Also, if we wanted to drop the planetarium tickets off of our itinerary, the cost would go down to $19 for adults and $12 for children ages 3 - 11. So, let me know your thoughts on including the planetarium with the tickets.
  12. To get a discount we need a minimum of 10 people and book 3 weeks in advance with a 50% deposit. The discount prices are Adults-$22.40, Youth (ages 3-11)-$16, Children (2 and under)-Free These are total experience tickets that include one planetarium show.
  13. 2018 Meeting Schedule

    This is what happens when I try to do 3 things at once. Thanks Ron, it has been corrected.
  14. We are planning a visit to the aquarium at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in Miami for our January meeting on Saturday, January 20th 2018. Regular admission is Adults-$29, Youth (ages 3-11)-$20, Children (2 and under)-Free and parking is $8 for the first hour and $4 for each additional hour. (Max daily rate of $40) To get a group discount we need a minimum of 10 people and book 3 weeks in advance. The discount prices are Adults-$19, Youth (ages 3-11)-$12, Children (2 and under)-Free. *Planetarium not included, but may be purchased separately individually the day of. We will be requiring pre-payment to attend. Please purchase your tickets at https://squareup.com/store/swfmas So, we need an head count. Please comment in this thread if you are planning on attending with how many people are in your party. RSVPs must be made by December 30th! Payment must be made by January 6th! We are planning on a 10:00 am arrival at Frost. RSVPs (Adults:11, Youth:1, Child: 1 ) nottarts23 - 2 adult, 1 youth, 1 child - PAID ChemStar - 2 adults - PAID FishinBob - 2 adults - PAID wiszmaster - 3 adults, 2 youth RickO - 2 adults - PAID charlie0101 - 2 adults - PAID jdhuyvetter - 1 adult - PAID ckeiling - 2 adults