October Meeting Minutes

Meeting started at 7:10 PM on 10/11/17

Present

Members

Mark, Rosa, Jessica, Matt, Bob, Marge, Mary, Chad, Dan, Lynn, Cindy, Lizzie, Aaron and Noah were in attendance.

Guests

None

Meeting Minutes

September Minutes were read, John made a motion to accept minutes as read Rosa seconded and the motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

The Treasurer’s Report was approved as read.

 

Committees:

Membership:

Dues were discussed. 

The group felt that the dues amount did not need to be changed

Dues are due this month, if not paid by December you will be dropped from the roster

 

Website:

Updated swap date

Social Media:

Facebook has 1032 likes, an increase of 15 over last month and a 4.7 star rating.

Instagram has 57 followers, an increase of 2 over last month

Twitter has 16 followers, an increase of 0 over last month

YouTube and Google+ are still under construction.

Library:

Magazines were available for checkout

Lynn made a motion to subscribe to TFH for 3 years, Rosa seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Events:

Swap:

Nothing to report

Auction:

We need volunteers for “set up” to be done on Saturday at 1000 Islands. 

We discussed changing the kinds of dry goods that people are allowed to sell.

Surrender Event

The people at the Fox/Wolf Watershed Alliance designed an ad for us to use in the OCT edition of Amazonas Magazine.  John blew it up and printed it to use as a poster for the Surrender Event and Auction. 

 

BAP/HAP/CAP

BAP

John Moyles = 750 (Grandmaster Breeder 3)

Derrick Doxtator = 120 (Advanced Breeder) 

Noah Carriveau = 110 (Senior Breeder) 

Chad Doxtator = 55 (Junior Breeder) 

 

Field Trips:

Past Trips

Cataclysm Auction was short but sweet.  All that attended had a good time.

Upcoming Trips

MAS Auction is on the 22nd of October.  Rosa made a motion that we go there on a field trip, Chad seconded the motion and the motion carried. 

Aquatic Experience is on November 3rd through the 5th.  John made a motion to go there on a field trip, Noah seconded it and the motion carried.

TCMAS is coming up on November 22nd.

Surrender Network:

No report available.

Project:

Kim wants to do a presentation and tank set up on November 9th at New Horizons.  Matt made a motion to reimburse John for the costs of setting up this program.  Dan seconded, and the motion carried.

Brown County Library tank is being maintained by Richard.

Group Buy:

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

 

Nominations:

John asked for nominations from the floor, none were made.

John made a motion to elect all nominees by a show of hands, Mark seconded the motion and the motion passed. 

Old Business:

Parade of Tanks 

The winner of the “Best Saltwater Tank” went to AJ

The winner of the “Best Freshwater Tank” went to Scott

The winner of the “People’s Choice Award” went to Noah

Awards will be handed out at the December Meeting

Dyed Fish Campaign

John has developed a pledge letter and poster for Pet Shops.  He is working on informational materials and articles.

Zoo Admission

The check was sent out.

New Business:

December Meeting

John thought it might be a good idea to host a holiday “thank you dinner” for all of our members.  This would also include the awards ceremony. 

Pens

Mark received a pen with our logo on it.  We had just ordered pens.

Open Forum

Rose Coleman has a bunch of stuff to donate to the club, Mark will pick it up.

Mark has a box of foam that might be able to be used for filters.

Noah is installing a large indoor grow-out pond.

Door Prize

Mark won a gift card

 

Mini Auction

John submitted bladder snails

Noah submitted lelupi and ramshorn snails

Adjournment

Meeting was adjourned at 8:30pm

The next meeting is at 1000 Islands Environmental Center.