July Meeting Minutes

Meeting started at 7:11 PM on 07/12/17

Present

Members

John, Rosa, Lizzy, Cindy, Lynn, Chad, Kristin, Bob, Noah, Travis, Jessica, Mary, Matt, Ken, Richard, Anya, Richard Jr., Micaela, Robert, Aaron, Jacob and Wayne were in attendance.

Guests

None

Meeting Minutes

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

Treasurer’s Report

The Treasurer’s Report was approved as read.

 

Committees:

Membership:

We are continuing the 5 year trend of steady growth as a club.

·         Meeting attendance is up 2% over last year

·         Club membership is up 6% over last year

 

Website:

Renewed the website for another 3 years.

Social Media:

Facebook has 973 likes, an increase of 8 over last month and a 4.7 star rating.

Instagram has 47 followers, an increase of 38 over last month

Twitter has 2 followers.

YouTube and Google+ are still under construction.

Library:

New magazines were distributed.

Rosa made a motion to subscribe to Cichlid News Magazine, Richard seconded the motion and the motion carried

Events:

Swap:

Nothing to report.

Auction:

Pet Age Magazine did an article on our Auction, we are hoping that that draws more attention to it. 
We decided that clear clipboards for the runners would be a good option that would allow them to bid while working.
Still working on branding some merchandise.

Surrender Event

Nothing to report.

 

BAP/HAP/CAP

Working on getting plaques made.  Mary made a motion to allow Noah to purchase plaques at his discretion, Richard seconded the motion and the motion carried. 

Field Trips:

Past Trips

Upcoming Trips

Fragstock is coming up on 9/9/17.  John made a motion to go as a field trip and donate a $25 gift certificate to our fall auction.  Mary seconded the motion and it carried.

Cat-a-Clysm is coming up in September as well.  We can talk about a field trip at a later meeting.

Surrender Network:

Estimated the amount of critters taken in this year to be 65.

Project:

John is looking to do a program at Kaukauna Public Library and will need a 10 gallon kit.  We will discuss this more as the time grows closer.

Group Buy:

Next month’s group buy will be through That Pet Place, an email will be sent to members with the details as the time grows closer. 

Old Business:

Summer Picnic

The next meeting will be at the Glacier Grille located in the Henry Vilas Zoo at noon on August 6th, 2017

Parade of Tanks 

John will send out an email asking for participation.

Dyed Fish Campaign

John is still waiting on information regarding Practical Fishkeeping’s campaign.

New Business:

Seafood Watch

Our branded cards came in.  We have 2500 of them.  If you would like some, contact John.

Give Away

John made a motion to give a special give away at this meeting, Jessica seconded it and the motion carried. 
We gave a calendar provided by Omega One to each person in attendance.  John made a motion that we give the rest to Just Pets to hand out, Jessica seconded the motion and the motion carried. 

Open Forum

We discussed various successes and improvements that we had with our fish tanks.  |
Matt and Kim have endler’s to rehome

Noah asked about how to battle high nitrates.

Door Prize

Lizzie won

Mini Auction

John Auctioned off Guppies

Noah auctioned off Cichlids

Adjournment

Meeting was adjourned at 8:14pm

The next meeting is at Henry Vilas Zoo.