Get ready for our most social event of the year, our only meeting dedicated to socializing, good food, and of course, fish. There will be no presentation. We will have a raffle and mini-auction as usual. The club will provide turkey, ham, water, and soft drinks. Each club member is expected to bring an item. Homemade is always best if you have time. Sign up below so others can plan what to bring. We need side dishes and desserts. I'll be bringing bread and a celery root, celery, apple slaw.
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.