Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Is there a member fee for joining the club, attending the meetings, etc?
A: No, it's free to come to meetings. We won't ask you for money, it's free and always will be.
Q: What's a meeting like?
A: People show up around 7:30 and start setting up and browsing through auction goods. From 8-9, we all listen to the month's speaker. At 9, we have a betta bowl show, and the crowd's favorite betta gets a printout certificate. Around 9:15 we start auctioning stuff off.
Q: Auction? What are the auction rules?
A: People are welcome to bring any aquarium related item (fish fry, filters, reptile heating lamps, flake food, anything). They set their item's starting bid. The auctioneer bounces bids back and forth among people, until the highest bid is determined. That person gives cash to the seller. The club doesn't keep any of the sale price. What people bid is what the seller gets.
Q: I heard there was a raffle, what's that?
A: This month there are two raffles, and you get a ticket for both simply by attending the meeting. The first is for Marineland and Hikari fish food, sponsored by those companies and coordinated by our own very awesome admin, Steven Wallace. The second raffle item is an unopened copy of Linkin Park's new album, The Hunting Party. I (Erica) had to buy the physical CD to buy the digital copy, but I don't keep physical copies of music. So I'm raffling it off to increase attendance. No raffle entry cost.
Q: Cool! I'm interested in coming! Where do I park?
A: Park in Lot T on this map, which isn't labeled "T" in real life.
It helps if you print that map out. We'll be in room 125 of Winston Hall.
Q: Can I bring a friend? My kids? My spouse?
A: Yes! Everybody is welcome. We will even try to have aquarium themed coloring pages for kids at most meetings.
Q: How many people usually attend the average meeting?
A: We've increased attendance since we first started meeting in the fall of 2013 to now expect between 10 and 30 people at each meeting. Make us bigger by bringing your friends The more the merrier!