September’s general meeting will be on Friday, September 18th, at 6:30. The first half hour is for introductions and catching up. Doors close and our speaker will begin as promptly at 7 as is possible.
Our speaker for this meeting is Jen Williams, she will be speaking on Aquascaping with Plants.
“I got my first tank when I was seven and went through the appropriate array of guppies, barbs and tetras through to my first encounter with keeping Cichlids when I was in high school and “Bubba” (a Melanochromis auratus with an extra dose of sassiness) paved the way to more. Years later, a craigslist ad I posted stating “Firemouth Cichlids, bring a net and a bucket” (as not surprisingly two had turned into what I swear was easily zillions), I was introduced to something I wasn’t expecting…a formidable former Army Lieutenant in my living room filling his bucket with fish, and telling me all about local fish clubs and planted tanks. Armed with a healthy dose of curiosity at what kind of characters would be at a plant and fish club meeting, I attended my first planted tank (GWAPA) gathering and was completely hooked. Serving on the Board in several positions (including President) I have also enjoyed participating in events with the other local clubs and the true friendships I have made in this hobby. To date I have a stack of ribbons from aquascaping contests, including most recently firsts in both categories at the 2014 Aquatic Experience/AGA Aquascaping Live! Invitational Competition in Chicago, IL for 75 gallon and nano entries. I am also an avid fan of Blue-eyed Rainbowfish and enjoy keeping and breeding them with the rest of my eclectic assortment of fish. To pay the electric and water bills that accompany 241 assorted gallons of aquatic madness, I work as a Graphic Designer…and also enjoy fast cars and purring cats.”
Aquascaping – Jen will share her strategies and tips for creating beautiful, award-winning aquascapes using structure and plants.
BAP and Donation auction to follow the meeting, and we generally go out and grab a bite at Mulligans on 27th street, and perhaps an adult beverage or two following the meetings. Non-members are welcomed, and, importantly, welcomed to become members.
Nominations for the 2016 MAS board are due by the end of this meeting, elections will be held in November. Please email MilwaukeeBombers@hotmail.com or contact Rock Smith via one of the forums or FaceBook.