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The New Hampsire Aquarium Society is a non-profit group made up of people that have a common interest in marine and freshwater life and systems.
We meet the second Wednesday of every month September through June at the Somersworth High School. Each meeting has a speaker, Bowl Show, Photo Show, raffle and mini-auction where those present can bid on interesting species that are difficult
to find in local stores as well as used, but still useful hardware. The club also runs a Breeders Award Program and Horticultural Award Program to recognize and celebrate the propagation of fish and aquatic plants.
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The next Board of Directors Meeting will be Monday . August 21st at the VanPelt's
There is no regular monthly meeting in July or August
at Fort Foster in Kittery Point, Maine. Saturday July 22nd with a rain date: July 29th. The club will provide the meat and condiments and members are asked to bring a desert or salad to share with the group.
Summer Get-together, Please join us at our next regular meeting:
Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 at 7:00pm
Monthly Meeting 2017
Richard Ross "Stingrays in the Aquarium"
The Last Meeting:
On May tenth, 2017, with about twenty-five people in attendance, president Keith Richardson called the May meeting of the New Hampshire Aquarium society to order. Keith started with some announcements including the summer get-together, which will again be held at Fort Foster at Kittery Point, Maine. The dates are Saturday July 22nd with a rain date a week later on the 29th. The club will provide the meat and condiments and members are asked to bring a desert or salad to share with the group. Also announced was the process for the Wetspot member only group order. The BOD voted to pay for the overnight shipping which can be expensive and perhaps prohibitive. See the June issue of the Granite Fisher for details. This is a great opportunity, don't miss out.
The final order of business was a suggested constitution change that can be found printed in the May issue of the newsletter and will also be in the June Granite Fisher. The vote on the change will be taken at the June monthly meeting.
The speaker for the evening was Ann Whitman and her topic was Back Porch Ponds. The talk included containers that work well particularly many that come from Tractor Supply. Ann had some beautiful photographs of some of lotus plants and various tropical and hardy water lilies. There are so many varieties of marginal plants, submerged and partially submerged plants that the choice is probably greater then the choice of fish. Ann spent some time on different fish that might do well in your back porch pond. We all want to thank Ann for a great talk. It was easy to see that one could really get carried away with another branch of our hobby. Thank you, Ann.
The evening ended with the drawing for the annual auctions 'special' raffle which was won By Don Van Pelt for the second year in a row. The winners for the bowl and photo show were announced and we concluded with a rather large and varied auction. Overall, a nice evening.
It should be noted that both Ann Whitman and her sister made an effort to speak to me about how impressed they were by the warmth, enthusiasm and overall friendliness of our members. I certainly agree but it is great to hear from others!
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