Spring has SPRUNG! Speaker & Swap info!

Our April meeting will be on Friday, April 20th at 6:30 PM.  Our speaker will be John Lyons, his talk will be “Conservation of the Mexican Goodeid livebearers: the critical role of the aquarium hobbyist”.  John is a fish biologist and ichthyologist with over 32 years of experience. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Union College, Schenectady, NY, and his Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Currently, he serves as the Curator of Fishes at the University of Wisconsin Zoological Museum and as a Fisheries Research Supervisor for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, both in Madison. As curator, he has conducted conservation-oriented work on freshwater fishes throughout Mexico since 1986. A long-term focus has been the goodeid fishes and their associates in central Mexico. He serves as the Chair of the North American branch of the Goodeid Working Group (NAGWG), and is an honorary member of the Mexican Ichthyological Society (SIMAC). He is extremely proud to have had a goodeid recently named after him, Xenotoca lyonsi.

The first half hour is for introductions and catching up.  Doors close and our speaker will begin as promptly at 7 as is possible. During the presentation, please  be respectful of the other attendees, as well as the speaker and take any private discussions to the bar, only exit through the rear of the room, and please silence your phones. 

Before all of that, we’ll have a swap, on April 15th.  The swap will begin at 10 (No early admissions) in our new format “Now with Herps!”  Our swap has been expanded to include some tables devoted to reptile enthusiasts.  We will take the entire room for this swap, all of us under one roof.  For admission of only $2, we’re well on our way to being fully booked, 37 tables of non-stop shopping for your Sunday.  The posted end time is 2PM, but people tend to sell out, so earlier is better.

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3 Responses to Spring has SPRUNG! Speaker & Swap info!

  1. Ed says:

    Im new to the hobby. Understand you have a swap meet on April 15th ..but I cant find where this event is happening ???

    Im driving in from Chicago and need to know an exact address.

    Thank you

  2. Alex Royster says:

    This was a great talk! Kept fish as a kid and was able to convince my wife that our daughter needed one for her 1st birthday. Turns out a lot has changed but I’ve got the bug. I heard about the CARES program and wanted to learn more about it. Was very excited when I saw this was the next talk.
    Everyone recommended checking out local clubs and I wasn’t disappointed, great folks, great speaker and the auction had some great stuff. Was conservative because I’m looking at getting another tank but am looking forward to stocking it with some of those amazing plants and fish 🙂
    Also, excited to see membership won’t break the budget and it will be well worth it.

    Thanks for a great evening can’t wait for next month!

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