St. Catharines & Area Aquarium Society
<p style="FONT-SIZE: 20px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" abp="1771"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt" abp="1772"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 32px !important" abp="1773"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 27px !important" abp="1774"><font color="#0000ff" face="Georgia,serif" abp="1775"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18px" abp="1776"> </span>Welcome to </font></span></span></span></p><p style="FONT-SIZE: 20px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" abp="1777"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt" abp="1778"><font face="Georgia,serif" abp="1779"><font color="#0000ff" abp="1780"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 27px !important" abp="1781">St. Catharines &amp; Area Aquarium Society!</span> </font></font></span></p><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18px" abp="1782"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18px" abp="1783"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18px" abp="1784"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18px" abp="1785"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18px" abp="1786"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18px" abp="1787"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18px" abp="1788"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18px" abp="1789"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18px" abp="1790"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18px" abp="1791"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18px" abp="1792"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18px" abp="1793"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18px" abp="1794"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18px" abp="1795"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18px" abp="1796"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18px" abp="1797"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18px" abp="1798"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18px" abp="1799"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18px" abp="1800"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18px" abp="1801"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18px" abp="1802"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18px" abp="1803"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18px" abp="1804"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18px" abp="1805"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18px" abp="1806"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18px" abp="1807"><font color="#1868c2" abp="1808"><br abp="1809" /></font></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span><br abp="1810" /><p style="FONT-SIZE: 20px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" abp="1811">____________________________________________________________<br abp="1812" /></p><p style="FONT-SIZE: 20px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" abp="1813"><font color="#0066cc" face="Georgia,serif" abp="1814"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 27px" abp="1815">Next St. Catharines &amp; Area Aquarium Society meeting is Monday May  7th at 7:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM <br abp="1816" />at Seafarers &amp; Teamsters Union Hall <br abp="1817" />70 St. David Street East, Thorold </span></font></p><p style="FONT-SIZE: 20px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" abp="1827">This months program Peter Desouza <br />from the Hamilton Club will be speaking on line breeding of tropical fish. We will also <br />have our usual raffle draw and auction as well as jar show</p><p style="FONT-SIZE: 20px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" abp="1828" /><h1 style="FONT-SIZE: 20px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" abp="1829" /><font color="#ff0000" abp="1830"><p style="FONT-SIZE: 20px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" abp="1831"><font style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,255)" abp="1832"><font color="#1868c2" abp="1833"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18px" abp="1834">. </span></font></font></p><p style="FONT-SIZE: 20px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" abp="1835"><b abp="1836"><font style="VERTICAL-ALIGN: super; COLOR: rgb(24,104,194)" face="Times New Roman, serif" abp="1837"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 27px" abp="1838">We meet at the Seafarers and Teamsters Union at                   </span></font></b></p><p style="FONT-SIZE: 20px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" abp="1839"><b abp="1840"><font style="VERTICAL-ALIGN: super; COLOR: rgb(24,104,194)" face="Times New Roman, serif" abp="1841"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 27px" abp="1842">70 St. David St. East </span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 27px" abp="1843">in </span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 27px" abp="1844">Thorold</span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 27px" abp="1845">, </span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 27px" abp="1846">Ontario</span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 27px" abp="1847">.  </span></font></b></p><p style="FONT-SIZE: 20px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" abp="1848"><b abp="1849"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: super; COLOR: rgb(24,104,194)" abp="1850"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 27px" abp="1851"><a href="http://scaas.info/tinc?key=lHAtl7cn&zoom=1" abp="1852"><font face="Georgia, serif" abp="1853"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 24px" abp="1854">Click here for directions</span></font></a></span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18.18px; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman', serif" abp="1855"> </span><font size="4" abp="1856"></font></span></b></p><p style="FONT-SIZE: 20px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" abp="1857"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt" abp="1858"><font color="#bda577" face="Tahoma, sans-serif" abp="1859"></font></span></p><h3 abp="1860"><div style="TEXT-ALIGN: center" abp="1861"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt" abp="1862"><font color="#bda577" abp="1863"></font></span></div><div style="TEXT-ALIGN: center" abp="1864"></div><div style="TEXT-ALIGN: center" abp="1865"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 27px; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia, serif" abp="1866"><font color="#074899" abp="1867">Who Are We?</font></span></div><p class="MsoNormal" style="TEXT-ALIGN: left" abp="1868"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 12px !important" abp="1869"><font color="#1868c2" face="Georgia, serif" abp="1870"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14px" abp="1871"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18px !important" abp="1872">The Society was established in 1958 and is a non-profit, educational organization that is dedicated to the task of promoting interest in the breeding, raising, maintenance and study of aquatic life, both at the beginner and advanced levels. We achieve these goals by sharing information from our own experiences and also by bringing in re</span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18px" abp="1873">cognized expert speakers. We also have a fairly large library with books on pretty much any topic to do with fish</span>.<br abp="1874" /></span></font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="TEXT-ALIGN: left" align="center" abp="1875"><font face="Georgia, serif" abp="1876"><font color="#1868c2" abp="1877"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14px" abp="1878">The St. Catharines &amp; Area Aquarium Society is a charter member of the Canadian Association of Aquarium Clubs, Inc (CAOAC - <a href="http://www.caoac.ca/" abp="1879"><font face="Georgia, serif" abp="1880"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 13.63px" abp="1881">www.caoac.ca</span></font></a>).</span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14px" abp="1882">  </span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14px" abp="1883">The St. Catharines &amp; Area Aquarium Society is also a member of the Federation of American Aquarium <font face="Georgia,serif" abp="1884">Societies (FAAS – </font></span></font><a style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt" href="http://www.faas.info/" abp="1885"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 12px" abp="1886"><font color="#1868c2" face="Georgia,serif" abp="1887"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14px" abp="1888">www.faas.info</span></font></span></a><span style="FONT-SIZE: 12px" abp="1889"><font color="#0000ff" size="6" abp="1890"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14px" abp="1891">).                                                              </span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 24px" abp="1892"><br abp="1893" /></span></font></span></font></p><img border="0" src="https://websitebuilder.1and1.com/xml/wfxdirect/res;jsessionid=8F5005F78841979A81496C1306305CD3.TC4a?name=sep+meeting+pics+resized.jpg&type=image" width="600" height="474" abp="1894" wfxtype="resource" wfxsrc="sep meeting pics resized.jpg" /><p class="MsoNormal" style="TEXT-ALIGN: left" align="center" abp="1895"><font face="Georgia, serif" abp="1896"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 12px" abp="1897"><font color="#0000ff" size="6" abp="1898"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 24px" abp="1899">Join Us!</span></font></span></font></p><font face="Georgia, serif" abp="1900"></font><p style="TEXT-ALIGN: left" align="center" abp="1901"><font face="Georgia, serif" abp="1902"><font color="#0000ff" abp="1903"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14px" abp="1904"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 24px" abp="1905"><font color="#c14d26" abp="1906">Meetings</font> </span>of the St. Catharines &amp; Area Aquarium Society are held on the first Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m at the Seafarers &amp; Teamsters Union Hall, </span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14px" abp="1907">70 St. David's St. E.</span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14px" abp="1908"> Thorold</span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14px" abp="1909">, </span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14px" abp="1910">Ontario</span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14px" abp="1911">.</span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14px" abp="1912">  <br abp="1913" /></span></font></font></p><p style="TEXT-ALIGN: left" align="center" abp="1914"><font face="Georgia, serif" abp="1915"><font color="#0000ff" abp="1916"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14px" abp="1917">If the first Monday of the month is a holiday, the meeting will be held on the second Monday of the month.</span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14px" abp="1918">  </span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14px" abp="1919">There are no meetings held in July or August.</span></font></font><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14px" abp="1920"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14px" abp="1921"><font color="#0000ff" face="Georgia,serif" abp="1922"> While our meetings start at 7:30 p.m, most members arrive early to chat beforehand and to enter items into our auction or jar show. </font></span><font color="#0000ff" face="Georgia,serif" abp="1923">Our President calls the meeting to order around 7:30. He informs us of club news, introduces new members and talks about recent fish endeavors. </font></span></p><p style="TEXT-ALIGN: left" abp="1924"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14px" abp="1925"><font color="#0000ff" face="Georgia,serif" abp="1926"><font color="#c14d26" abp="1927"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 24px" abp="1928">AWARDS:</span></font> Next we present  awards for breeding and plant propigatio. Find out more about the breeder’s award program b</font><font face="Georgia, serif" abp="1929"><font color="#0000ff" abp="1930">y</font><font color="#1868c2" abp="1931"> <font color="#1868c2" abp="1932"><a href="http://scaas.info/resources/bapinfoinbrief.pdf" abp="1933"><font face="Georgia, serif" abp="1934"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14px" abp="1935"><font color="#1868c2" abp="1936">Breeder award</font></span></font></a><font color="#0000ff" abp="1937"> , <a href="https://websitebuilder.1and1.com/xml/wfxdirect/res;jsessionid=8F5005F78841979A81496C1306305CD3.TC4a?name=AHAPFORMrev09.pdf&type=resource" target="_blank" abp="1938" wfxtype="resource" wfxsrc="AHAPFORMrev09.pdf">Horticultural form</a>, </font></font></font><font color="#0000ff" abp="1939">Following this, someone introduces that month’s presenter and topic.</font></font></span></p><p style="TEXT-ALIGN: left" abp="1940"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14px" abp="1941"><font color="#0000ff" face="Georgia,serif" abp="1942"><font color="#c14d26" abp="1943"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 24px !important" abp="1944">PROGRAMS</span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 24px" abp="1945">:</span></font> Some of the many topics have included how to start a saltwater tank (with a live demonstration), presentations from experts, some are our own members,  who have traveled the world collecting exotic fish, and setting up a do-it-yourself CO2 system. This year’s line-up looks just as exciting! </font></span></p><p style="TEXT-ALIGN: left" abp="1946"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14px" abp="1947"><font color="#0000ff" face="Georgia,serif" abp="1948"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 24px" abp="1949"><font color="#c14d26" abp="1950">SOCIAL:</font> </span>There is always an “intermission” during which time everyone mingles and discusses their aquariums. Coffee and snacks are always available. Whether you’re interested in a species of fish, having trouble with algae or wanting to set up your first tank, someone will be able to help. Our club consists of some of the friendliest people you’ll meet; we’re always willing to help each other out. <br abp="1951" /></font></span></p><p style="TEXT-ALIGN: left" abp="1952"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14px" abp="1953"><font face="Georgia,serif" abp="1954"><font color="#0000ff" abp="1955"><font color="#c14d26" abp="1956"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 24px" abp="1957">JAR SHOW: </span></font>After the break our club's Jar Show Judge announces the winner(s) of the jar show.  Find out more about our jar shows, including how to enter, by </font><a href="https://websitebuilder.1and1.com/xml/wfxdirect/preview;jsessionid=8F5005F78841979A81496C1306305CD3.TC4a?page=3&mode=preview" abp="1958" wfxtype="page" wfxsrc="3"><font face="Georgia, serif" abp="1959"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14px" abp="1960"><font color="#1868c2" abp="1961">clicking here</font></span></font></a> <font color="#0000ff" abp="1962"> <br abp="1963" /></font></font></span></p><p style="TEXT-ALIGN: left" abp="1964"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14px" abp="1965"><font face="Georgia,serif" abp="1966"><font color="#0000ff" abp="1967"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 18px !important" abp="1968"><font color="#c14d26" abp="1969">RAFFLES:</font> </span>We also have raffles with fantastic prizes that are drawn right after the results of the jar show.</font></font></span></p><p style="TEXT-ALIGN: left" abp="1970"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14px" abp="1971"><font color="#0000ff" face="Georgia,serif" abp="1972"><font color="#0000ff" abp="1973"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 24px" abp="1974"><font color="#c14d26" abp="1975">Auction:</font> </span> Here, you are able to bid on or enter your own healthy aquatic creatures, plants and functioning aquariums and supplies.  The fish and plants in our auction far exceed the quality and selection you can find in stores. 70% of the profit goes to the seller and the club keeps the other 30%to help pay the bills.  Find out more information and forms for the auction by </font><a href="https://websitebuilder.1and1.com/xml/wfxdirect/preview;jsessionid=8F5005F78841979A81496C1306305CD3.TC4a?page=3&mode=preview" abp="1976" wfxtype="page" wfxsrc="3"><font color="#1868c2" face="Georgia, serif" abp="1977"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14px" abp="1978">clicking here</span></font></a> <font color="#0000ff" abp="1979">  The auction is one of the highlights of the meetings for many people because you are able to find great deals on reliable aquatics and equipment.</font></font></span></p><p style="TEXT-ALIGN: left" abp="1980"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14px" abp="1981"><font face="Georgia,serif" abp="1982"><font color="#0000ff" abp="1983">Come on out and see what you think.  If you enjoy yourself (which we know you will), get a membership for you and your family for the year.  It's less than the cost of seeing a movie and much more enjoyable!  In addition, membership comes with access to our monthly newsletter, the &quot;SCAT&quot;, which features articles by hobbyists, information about upcoming events in the hobby and information about our sponsors.  Find out more about becoming a member by </font><font color="#1868c2" face="Georgia, serif" abp="1984"><a href="https://websitebuilder.1and1.com/xml/wfxdirect/preview;jsessionid=8F5005F78841979A81496C1306305CD3.TC4a?page=7&mode=preview" abp="1985" wfxtype="page" wfxsrc="7"><font face="Georgia, serif" abp="1986"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14px !important" abp="1987">clicking here</span></font></a> </font><font color="#0000ff" abp="1988"></font></font></span></p><p style="TEXT-ALIGN: left" abp="1989" /><p style="TEXT-ALIGN: left" align="center" abp="1990">                                                                             <img style="HEIGHT: 150px; WIDTH: 170px" border="0" src="https://websitebuilder.1and1.com/xml/wfxdirect/res;jsessionid=8F5005F78841979A81496C1306305CD3.TC4a?name=thumbnail.jpg&type=image" width="170" height="150" abp="1991" wfxtype="resource" wfxsrc="thumbnail.jpg" /></p><p style="TEXT-ALIGN: left" align="center" abp="1992">           </p></h3><span style="FONT-SIZE: 20px" abp="1993"><br abp="1994" /><p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center" align="center" abp="1995"><img id="tincInclude4574" src="https://websitebuilder.1and1.com/xml/wfxdirect/proxy;jsessionid=8F5005F78841979A81496C1306305CD3.TC4a?key=Lzipy6i5&no=1" width="147" height="32" abp="1996" wfxtype="tinc" wfxsrc="key=Lzipy6i5&no=1" wfx:resizable="false" wfx:originalwidth="147" wfx:originalheight="32" xmlns:wfx="http://www.schlund.de/webfix" /></p></span><p abp="1997" /><p abp="1998"><font color="#ff0000" abp="1999"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 24px" abp="2000"><br abp="2001" /></span></font></p></font><img border="0" src="https://websitebuilder.1and1.com/xml/wfxdirect/res;jsessionid=8F5005F78841979A81496C1306305CD3.TC4a?name=bicoastally-page-divider.png&type=image" width="580" height="50" abp="2002" wfxtype="resource" wfxsrc="bicoastally-page-divider.png" /> <p abp="2003" />