September Meeting Minutes

Meeting started at 7:12 PM on 9/14/16



John, Rosa, Chad, Mary, Jessica, Matt, Bob, Kristen, Grace, Lynn, Cindy, Lizzie, Ken, Ron, Sharon, Scott G., and Mindy.


Noah C. introduced himself.

Meeting Minutes

Bob made a motion to approve minutes as read, Mindy seconded and the motion was carried.

Treasurer’s Report

The treasurer’s report was accepted as read.




The following positions were discussed and were assigned.

     Auctioneers - Brian, Mike, Jim and Marc (possibly)

     Check out - Mary

     Seller check in - Mark Z.

     Buyer check in - Marge, Rosa and Mindy

     Door prize ticket distributor - Grace

     Raffle ticket sales - Bob

     Bagging station - Ken

     Photographer - Jessica

     Runners - Everyone else


Rosa and John thought it would be a good idea to have runners help sellers check in from start to finish.  This might help speed up the check-in process.


John made a motion to hold the next auction on March 12th at the Starlite Club pending availability.  Lynn seconded the motion and the motion passed.


John made a motion to have signs made for the auction with a $200 limit.  Ken seconded the motion and the motion passed.


Discussed buying preprinted bidder cards instead of filling them out with magic marker. 


Discussed changing the auction rules to reflect that covered buckets would be allowed for large and spiny fish and also to add a rule banning the sale of prohibited or illegal animals.


John suggested changing “Frag Swap” to “Swap Meet” on the website.


The Facebook page has 716 likes, which is an increase of 27 likes since last month.


New Amazonas Magazine


Current BAP standings:

John: 635 points

Derrick: 172 points

Chad:  100 points


Current HAP standings:

John: 415 points

Derrick: 55 points

Chad:  75 points


Current CAP standings:

John: 985 points


Field Trips:

Upcoming Trips: 

Fragstock is coming upon September 17th; John has accepted an invitation to set up and maintain an informational table to distribute information about GBAS.

Rockford Fish Swap is on September 18th; John made a motion to go there on a field trip, Jessica seconded the motion and the motion passed.

The Fish Bowl, a two day event hosted by the Milwaukee Aquarium Society, is being held in October.  More information will be shared at the next meeting.

John will send out an email to explain the route and stops a week before the events.


Nothing to report.


Nothing to report.

Group Buy:

There were not enough participants for the club to sponsor last month’s group buy at AZ Gardens.

Next month’s group buy will be through Drs. Foster and Smith.  An email will be sent to members with the details as the time grows closer.

Old Business:


Rosa was nominated as Secretary and accepted

Mary was nominated as Treasurer and accepted

Ken was nominated as Vice President and accepted

John was nominated as President and accepted

New Business:

Raffle Prize for Fragstock

John made a motion for the club to donate a $25 gift card, consisting of “fun money” to be used at our Fall Auction.  Rosa seconded and the motion passed.


Open Forum

Door Prize

Ken won the door prize.

Breeder of the Quarter

The Breeder of the Quarter for May - July will be drawn next month.

Mini Auction

Nothing was auctioned.


Meeting was adjourned at 8:30

The next meeting is at Bob and Marge’s