[Feb 7, 2015] Fragging Workshop, Gear Swap, and Giveaway (Hayward, CA) Post-mortem

Discussion in 'General Club Business' started by denzil, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. denzil

    denzil Webmaster

    Thanks to everyone who were able to attend our first event of the year! Also, thank you to everyone who contributed to making this a successful event.

    With our first event in the books, we'd like to reflect on the event itself and solicit everyone's feedback on what went well and what improvements could be made. Here's your chance to make our meetings better! :)
  2. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    More colonies to frag, start at 1 pm. If we are going to do a gear swap we shoukd join together w other clubs and make it big, and somehow attract people who will buy stuff.
  3. wpeterson

    wpeterson Webmaster

    This was a great event that went well overall. I appreciated the setup of the space (open enough to mill around for socializing, but a good demonstration area and seating). I like the loose format of the meeting and the time to talk shop with folks as well as the main event.

    The 11am start time was difficult for me, since it's an hour or so drive from the southbay.

    The gear swap was a good idea, but didn't seem to catch much or any interest.
  4. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    I thought the demo was great, but a variety of fragging techniques would have been nice. A lot of us don't own band saws, so that wouldn't really help me learn how to frag. The fragging demo Rich Ross did a few years back was a bit more diverse. He used the saw on some things, bone cutters, a hammer to break up rocks of zoas, etc. He also showed how to glue different types of corals to plugs or rubble rock.
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  5. Nav

    Nav Director of Marketing & Photography

    Agreed with Felicia on variety of fragging techniques & I also understand we didn't have pieces to demo on.

    11am was better for me since I had the rest of my day to do other things, 1pm is in the middle of day but is still workable.

    This might be too fancy and not applicable for a small group... a slideshow of all different techniques, where they apply, tools, tips & tricks, safety, iodine dips, glueing, etc. would be nice ;)
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  6. HiFidelity

    HiFidelity Guest

    Though it didn't seem anyone this year was interested in hearing about my favorite techniques in fragging coral colonies, perhaps next year?
    I don't mind demonstrating next time


    Clearly I draw inspiration from greatness :p
  7. denzil

    denzil Webmaster

    Great feedback thus far... let's keep it coming.
  8. tygunn

    tygunn Webmaster

    Overall went pretty well. Agree some other fragging techniques would be nice to see as well. However still valuable. Really glad I never got the urge to use a wood bandsaw for this!! Haha
  9. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Me and my saw can travel If people need help getting ready forthe swap...
  10. HiFidelity

    HiFidelity Guest

    Mike, such a gentleman :)
  11. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Takes one to know one
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  12. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    please come by and take a bucket load to the swap for me :)
  13. MolaMola

    MolaMola Supporting Member

    It was great! Members are nice people! Slideshow is a cool idea, too, showing things like where to cut corals with different growth patterns. Even if all of the corals are not there to frag, pictures could be useful and interesting. If no one has that already prepared I bet there are plenty of PowerPts online.
    11am was great so I still had a chunk of day to do other things.
    I really like how you told people to frag well in advance of the swap so they are healed.
    I enjoyed talking with various people and hearing about their tanks. Lots of experience and interest.
    Thanks to everyone who worked to organize it, brought corals and set up equipment.
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