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2024 PROGRAM
Schedule

Sat, Jan 6 | Green Acres Center | 1 - 4 pm

Monthly meeting

12:30 pm Set-up

1:00 pm Socializing

1:15 pm Announcements

1:30 pm Feature Presentation: Kevin Wilson"Chesapeake Bay Oyster Reef Biotope Aquarium: Dream tank realized"

2:45 pm Mini-auction

4:00 pm Take-down

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Schedule

Sat, Feb 3 | Green Acres Center | 1 - 4 pm

Monthly meeting

12:30 pm Set-up

1:00 pm Socializing

1:15 pm Announcements

1:45 pm Feature Presentation: Chris Teem "Discus"

2:45 pm Mini-auction

4:00 pm Take-down

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Sat, Mar 2 | Green Acres Center | 1 - 4 pm

Monthly meeting

12:30 pm Set-up

1:00 pm Socializing

1:15 pm Announcements

1:45 pm Feature Presentation: Christopher Scharpf "Adventures in Etymology"

2:45 pm Mini-auction

4:00 pm Take-down

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*** Sunday ***, Apr 7 | Green Acres Center | 10 am - 5 pm

Spring All-Day Auction

8:30 am Set-up

10:00 am Registration opens

10:30 am Tag sale opens

10:45 am Auction opens

4:00 pm Bidding winds down

5:00 pm Take-down

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Sat, May 4 | Green Acres Center | 1 - 4 pm

Monthly meeting

12:30 pm Set-up

1:00 pm Socializing

1:15 pm Announcements

1:45 pm Feature Presentation: Richard Koogle"All About Water Gardening"

2:45 pm Mini-auction

4:00 pm Take-down

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Sat, Jun 1 | Green Acres Center | 1 - 4 pm

Monthly Meeting

12:30 pm Set-up

1:00 pm Socializing

1:15 pm Announcements

1:45 pm Feature Presentation: Placeholder"Placeholder"

2:45 pm Mini-auction

4:00 pm Take-down

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Bowl Show & Indoor Picnic

12:30 pm Set-up

1:00 pm Register fish and set out hospitality buffet

1:30 pm Eat

2:00 pm Judging and admiring fish, voting for People's Choice

3:00 pm Mini-auction

4:00 pm Awards

4:30 pm More mini-auction and take-down

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Sat, Jul 13 | Green Acres Center | 1 - 5 pm

Monthly meeting

12:30 pm Set-up

1:00 pm Socializing

1:15 pm Announcements

1:45 pm Feature Presentation: Placeholder"Placeholder"

2:45 pm Mini-auction

4:00 pm Take-down

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Sat, Aug 3 | Green Acres Center | 1 - 4 pm

Monthly meeting

12:30 pm Set-up

1:00 pm Socializing

1:15 pm Announcements

1:30 pm Presentation: Shelby Stensrud "Placeholder"

2:45 pm Mini-auction

4:00 pm Take-down

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Sat, Sep 7 | Green Acres Center | 1 - 4 pm

*** SATURDAY ***, Sep 21 | Green Acres Center | 10 am - 6 pm

Fall All-Day Auction

8:30 am Set-up

10:00 am Registration opens

10:30 am Tag Sale begins

11:00 am Auction opens

1:00 pm First raffle

3:00 pm Second raffle

5:00 pm Take-down

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Annual Meeting

12:30 pm Set-up

1:00 pm Socializing

1:15 pm Announcements

1:25 Elections

1:45 pm Presentation: Placeholder "Placeholder"

3:00 pm Mini-auction

4:00 pm Take-down

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Sat, Nov 2 | Green Acres Center | 12 - 5 pm

Holiday Party & Potluck Dinner

12:30 pm Set-up

1:00 pm Lay out buffet

1:15 pm Announcements

1:30 pm Potluck dinner

2:45 pm Mini-auction

4:00 pm Take-down

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Sat, Dec 7 | Green Acres Center | 1 pm - 4 pm

Speakers
Speakers
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Kevin Wilson

Kevin began fishkeeping at the age of 13. After Graduating High School, he worked his first job at the Barrier Reef Aquarium in Rockville, where he was introduced to the saltwater side of the hobby. It was then after purchasing his first blenny that he fell in love with the blennies, a genus of coastal fishes with interesting behaviors.  While in college, he caught his first local blenny and became fascinated with a grad student’s experiment on striped blennies. This fascination led to his current dream, to keep local blennies in a setting close to their natural environment and resulted in his efforts to build a simulated oyster reef in a home aquarium. He’s also kept local native freshwater fish species in home aquariums for 43 years and is a member of the North American Native Fishes Association (NANFA).

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Chris Teem

Chris Teem joined Capital Exotic Fish as its general manager. Over the past 20-plus years, Chris cultivated an intense passion for fish and aquarium development, service, and maintenance. His mentor, Dr. Robert J. Goldstein, taught Chris everything he knows about how to breed fish. Through Chris’ travels overseas, studying fish in their natural environments, and working for zoological societies, Chris has developed extensive aquarist knowledge and insights. Discus are his favorite fish and loves sharing his experience on what he has learned.

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Christopher Scharpf

Since 2009, Christopher Scharpf has been working on The ETYFish Project (etyfish.org), the first and only reference to explain the derivations and meanings of the generic and specific names of all the fishes of the world. He also serves on the Committee on Names of Fishes, a joint committee of the American Fisheries Society and American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists; the Committee’s goals are to achieve uniform use of common names and avoid confusion in scientific names for all fishes from the United States, Canada and Mexico. Formerly, Chris was editor of American Currents, the quarterly publication of the North American Native Fishes Association (NANFA), from 1996 through 2008. He has also served on NANFA’s Board of Directors and as Membership Coordinator. Chris was named a NANFA Fellow in 2004. His articles, papers and book reviews have appeared in Tropical Fish Hobbyist, Aquarium Fish, Fishes of Sahul, Zootaxa, Fisheries, and Ichthyology & Herpetology.

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Richard Koogle

Richard has more than 40 years experience water gardening as Director of Operations, and Water Gardening Designer, Installer, and Consultant for Lilypons Water Gardens near Frederick, Maryland.  Since 1917 Lilypons has offered provided water gardeners a wide selection of water lillies, lotuses, and all manner of aquatic plants, as well as fish and other animals, and equipment and supplies.  It's also a beautiful place to visit, especially in the blooming season, with acres  of flowering plants for inspiration!

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