August Meeting Minutes

Meeting started at 12:45 PM on 08/6/17



Mary, John, Rosa, Anya, Richard, Richard Jr, Micaela, Robert, Ken and Noah were in attendance.


Sean, Ken’s Wife and niece, and Noah’s wife, parents, and children.

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes were not read.

Treasurer’s Report

The Treasurer’s Report was approved as read.




2 new members were added to the roster



BAP articles were added to the website

Social Media:

Facebook has 985 likes, an increase of 12 over last month and a 4.7 star rating.

Instagram has 48 followers, an increase of 1 over last month

Twitter has 9 followers.

YouTube and Google+ are still under construction.


Will follow up about Cichlid News subscription next month



Nothing to report.


Flyers will be out by next meeting

Surrender Event

August 26th is the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Surrender Event.  John and Rosa will be there representing the club.



Nothing to report. 

Field Trips:

Past Trips

Upcoming Trips

Fragstock is coming up on 9/9/17. 
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.


John is doing a program on fish at Kaukauna Public Library right before the September Meeting at 5:30 on the 13th.

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:

Parade of Tanks 

John will send out an email asking for participation.  The deadline is the 1st of September.

Dyed Fish Campaign

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


Nominations are due next month for officer positions.

New Business:

Zoo Admission

John thought it would be a good idea to send Henry Vilas Zoo a donation based on their suggested “admission” of $2 a person.  It would have to be sent out after discussion at the next meeting.

Open Forum

We spoke with Sean from Madison Area Aquatic Hobbyists about the Cataclysm.

Door Prize


Mini Auction

John submitted paperwork on Rainbow Goodeids but withheld the spawn


Meeting was adjourned at 12:58pm

The next meeting is at 1000 Islands