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  1. @Jeni I have added Landon to the list
  2. Heather Lloyd and Matt Egna are attending
  3. Matt and I will be there and possibly Jared. We will be bringing our cooler to have lunch on the beach.
  4. Matt and I will be there. Not sure what we are bringing yet.
  5. RickO has generously offered to host our party at his home to coincide with the Fort Myers Beach Boat Parade again this year. The parade starts at 6:00 pm and ends at 8:00 pm. It usually runs a little late and they should be by the house between 7:00 to 7:30. The weather, winds, amount of boats and how much the captains of the boats have to drink will have effects on the time so it is not carved in stone. We will be eating before the parade, so please arrive between 5:00 pm and 5:30 pm. As usual, the club will provide the meat and sodas. There will be an ugly holiday sweater/outfit contest again this year. Prizes TBD. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. Please also bring a lawn chair with you. There is a $5 per person charge for those attending that are not paid club members to cover food expenses. Parking will be at a premium in the subdivision. It has been recommended that we organize car-pooling from the old Win Dixie now Walmart parking lot at the San Carlos and Summerlin intersection or get here early and beat the neighbors out of the street parking. If you are willing to meet to carpool, please arrive at parking lot between 4:30 pm - 4:45 pm. 2019 SWFMAS Holiday BBQ/Potluck Dinner and Boat Parade When: Saturday, December 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm Where: Rick Oxton's Home 18324 Cutlass Drive Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 Please RSVP by 4 pm on Monday December 2nd in this thread with how many people are in your party and what dish/dessert you are bringing. RSVPs - (13) Jeff - cookies Heather & Matt - TBD Cindy & Brian - deviled eggs and artichoke dip Rick & Lisa From Facebook: Amy & Abbey Charlie & Robin Chris McCollum Rich Windler
  6. Ryan at Saltwater Solutions is looking to hire someone passionate about the hobby for part time or full time and pay can be negotiated based on experience and ability. They need a service tech and an in store person or a hybrid of both. Please send your info and/or resume to [email protected]
  7. FGCU Volunteers: Brian Blanford Dawn Littleton
  8. 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 Register Bidders (1) -zyphen Armbands (1) - Register Sellers / Sort Corals (2) - ckeiling Merchandise Table (1) - Robin Sell Drinks (1) - Auctioneer (1) – Jdhuyvetter Runners (2) - Charlie0101 Camera Man (1) - Data Entry (1) – zyphen Checkout (4) – ChemStar, Paper Tracking (2) - Ckeiling The numbers behind the positions are the minimum number of people needed.
  9. 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.
  10. UPDATE: We will be meeting at 9:30 am now as we have secured a behind the scenes tour!
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