Meeting started at 7:00 PM on 03/08/17
Chad, Wayne, Lon, Vicki, Ken, Mary, Rosa, Jessica, John, Robbie, Mark, AJ, Mindy, Cindy, Lynn, Lizzie, Kristin, Bob, Travis, Dusty and son, Noah, and Pheng were in attendance
There was a correction to the minutes. It was recorded that Kim was in attendance twice, this was not the case and the date of the Pet Expo was listed as March of 2027 instead of 2017
John made a motion to approve minutes as corrected, Mary seconded and the motion was carried.
The Treasurer’s Report was approved as read.
922 Likes on Facebook which is an increase of 104 over last month. 4.7 Star Rating
John made a motion to have a Facebook “Like and Share” contest to celebrate our 1000th “Page Like”. John will develop a picture with the contest rules. One would simply have to “Like and Share” the post and a winner (from only those that shared) will be randomly selected to win a $25 gift certificate to our Fall Auction. AJ seconded the motion and the motion carried.
New magazines were distributed.
No report available
TCMAS is holding a swap meet on
April 29th. AJ made a motion to go there on a field trip, John
seconded the motion and the motion carried.
GCCA Swap Meet is on 5/21/17 John made a motion to go there on a field trip, Travis seconded the motion and the motion carried.
We have been invited to set up a table at the Lady’s Frag Swap on June 11th in Sturgis Michigan was omitted. John made a motion to set up a table at the Ladies Frag Club Swap, Travis seconded and the motion passed.
Lots of surrenders last month. At the event we took in 25 animals total. We also had a few calls from around the area. Wayne took in a HUGE pacu from a situation where the owners were being evicted and had nowhere else to go.
Nothing to report.
Keeping track of volunteers was tricky since we had so many. John will put together a better sign-in sheet so we can keep track of who is doing what.
There were some issues with missing slips and missing numbers. We will
try to do better next time.
We discussed having a large meal catered in instead of individual orders.
We had a pretty good turnout at the surrender event. Three news outlets showed up so the word is getting out there about what we do.
This was a very good event. We were able to talk to quite a few people.
They would like to do this program again in the summer.
The tank project for Winneconne School District is coming along nicely.
Next month’s group buy will be through Live Aquaria and Diver’s Den, an email will be sent to members with the details as the time grows closer.
We donated a copy of “Conditioning, Spawning and Rearing of Fish with Emphasis on Marine Clownfish” each to the Kaukauna Library, Green Bay Library and Menasha Library.
Mary purchased pens and distributed some.
We discussed some options for the Summer Picnic:
· 1000 Islands
· Discovery World
· Wisconsin Dells Ducks
· DeYoung Family Zoo
· Milwaukee Zoo
Details will be discussed at the next meeting and a vote will be held.
Since we no longer meet in member’s homes, we do not really get an opportunity to “officially” check out each other’s fishrooms anymore. John thought that it would be fun to do a “parade of homes” and hand out Awards for “Best Freshwater” “Best Saltwater” and “People’s Choice” based on participant’s votes. John will organize a more complete concept and submit it at the May meeting.
There had been some chatter about
setting up an aquascaping contest. The Green Bay Pet Expo would be the ideal
venue for this.
Seafood Watch has partnered with
us to raise awareness of the concept of “sustainable seafood”. We will be
receiving handouts shortly.
We can receive a 10% discount off of a $500 purchase from Drs. Foster and Smith.
Mary won a gift card
Nothing to Report
Meeting was adjourned at 8:25pm
The next meeting is at 1000 Islands Environmental Center. Rosa will bring the main dish.