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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 27 – Poker Run. Stops to include JoeFish Aquatics, Saltwater Solutions, Barrier Reef May 25 - Marc Levenson (aka melev) - Aquarium Plumbing in Estero June 22-23 – Keys Field Trip July 20 – Julian Sprung (Two Little Fishies) - Water Chemistry in Estero August 17 - Poker Run North - stops include Fishy Business, Aquarium & Reef Center (FTM) and Seven Seas Aquatics 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 – Boat Parade Holiday Party at RickO's We are open to suggestions for future meetings. This is the thread for that discussion!!
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.