Jun 2

Great June 1 Meeting!

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That was an excellent meeting yesterday. Thanks to the board for organizing it, Pat Garverick for the lightning presentation, Nova Tropicals for the excellent door prize, David Snell for auctioning, and especially Jamie Smith and Christine Neumeyer of Freshwater Exotics for the wonderful presentation and the very cool donated auction items!

Believe it or not, that was Christine's very first talk at a club. Impressive. She's already lined up to speak to two more clubs this month! But we will have left a lasting impression for sure. It was especially gracious of Christine and Jamie to come on such short notice. Our scheduled speaker, Liz Marchio, had to cancel with two week's notice for a job interview. Liz recently completed her PhD at Texas A&M on fishkeeper psychology and is entering a very competitive job market. She just couldn't make it work. Christine and Jamie were willing to come to the rescue and bring so many gorgeous fish with them for the mini-auction. We owe them big time in many ways. Anyone wanting to see them again will be able to at the 2020 All-Aquarium Catfish Convention in October next year.

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  • First a big shout out to Raychel Upright for a job well done filling in for your absent Treasurer. She erred on the side of caution in deciding to not make any payouts. To her credit, on Friday, we verified that she entered everything correctly in MyGroupAuctions. Plus the cash box cash count worked out to the penny. Envelopes are in the cash box for distribution to those owed money. The following should see the Treasurer at a future meeting for their November Mini-Auction payouts: Skanda Abeyesekere Andrew Blumhagen Matt Chambers Patchin Curtis Cristy Keister Jae Mitchell Jason Robinson David Snell Brianna Yeager Additionally, there are envelopes in the cash box from past mini-auctions for: Melissa Aragon Mark Hartnett* Jose Jordan* The following individuals should check with the Treasurer in regard to other matters: Kathleen Culbertson Matt Guinn Tom Hall Jackie Hutcherson Sherry Patrick Tracey Pender Susan Peterson Mark Rohrbaugh Matt Woods Any questions please send an email to PVASTreasurer@gmail.com. *mini-auction proceeds not collected in six months devolve to PVAS.
  • That was a great November meeting! Congratulations to our officers and directors. Four more years! Thanks to Raychel Upright for a strong presentation on living wills for your aquatic pets. And many thanks to Scott Fellman for a fantastic presentation on the use of botanicals in the aquarium. Scott is extremely knowledgeable, passionate, and energetic. I love the talks where I come home with a list of new things to try in my aquariums. Finally, that was another fine mini-auction. Very impressive to have so many cool items after the all day auction in October. Thanks to David Snell for being auctioneer.
  • As required by the PVAS Bylaws Article VI(B), as the PVAS Nominations Committee Chairperson I hereby put forward the following 2020 slate of candidates: Officers: · President: Patchin Curtis · Vice President: Raychel Upright · Treasurer: Michael Barber · Recording Secretary: Susan Peterson · Corresponding Secretary: Jacob Waters · Corporate Agent: David Snell Directors: 2020-2021 Term · Mark Kaprow · Jeanette Blumhagen Continuing 2019-2020 Director Positions (not up for election this year) · Don Kinyon · Bob Bock (appointed to serve the remaining term for Cindy Solis) Nominations for all open positions may still be put forward and will be taken from the floor at the PVAS general meeting to be held November 2nd, 2019. David Snell PVAS Nomination Chairperson

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