Need Input from all members for 2017

Discussion in 'Events & Announcements' started by tankguy, Dec 3, 2016.

  1. MolaMola

    MolaMola Supporting Member

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    Tidepools there are awesome! A LONG time ago I organized a little club trip to my favorite secret tidepool spot next door at Princeton. (Okay, not secret - the Maverick's surfing watch beach.) We also did an elephant seal walk at Ano Nuevo. I would totally go tidepooling!
    On an unrelated side note, last Friday I went to Point Reyes and harvested delicious mussels at my favorite secret mussel beach. (Okay, also not secret.) We inadvertently had some tiny anemone and limpet hitchhikers, so I put them in saltwater and have been changing water and giving them some fridge time. They are looking good! We will look at them at school tomorrow and change our "beaker of doom" into a "coldwater tank" as best we can.
     
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  2. Vhuang168

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    Tide pools are fun! But not really for younger kids if you want to head further out to where most of the critters are. Rocks are slippery and accidents do happen.


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  3. Ranjib Dey

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    Depends when you are visiting. I won't say its crazy windy though. Bit colder, but bearable.
     
  4. gimmito

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    Is Jonathan still around? It was cool seeing what he had going on at the Romberg Tiburon Center. There was a large cafeteria and grill the last time we were there. Very education for the young ones too boot.

    I always thought it would be cool to have accomplished aquarists in the bay area who have their tanks featured (TOTM). They can discuss tank build, qt section, dosing, equipment choice, feeding, etc.

    As far as local guys Luis Rocha of the Steinhart and his deep water dives would be interesting, Bob Fenner is always a good talk and is not too far in San Diego, and a bit further in Colorado is Jake Adams to give a talk on all the cool equipment coming out in the hobby.
     
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  5. Coral reefer

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    Haven't seen @Crabby on in quite awhile...
    If you want to see any of those guys make it happen Jim! Or tell @tankguy to make it happen...
     
  6. gimmito

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    I talked to Bob today. It seems members aren't turning out to meetings like they use to. Different crowd? Regardless I would be happy to help out bring in speakers members would like to listen to.
     
  7. Coral reefer

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    As long as the speaker is fine with 20-35 listeners then we are a go. How many attendees do you think used to come to speakers you were booking 5 years ago? I disagree with bob and think it's about the same amount. Definitely mostly a different crowd, but about the same size imo
     
  8. Flagg37

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    I would guess that there was at least 30 for the Rich Ross event.
     
  9. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

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    Fragging event had pretty decent turn out.
     
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  10. gimmito

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    The place was definitely packed when Bob spoke. My guess is 60+ people.
     
  11. tygunn

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    My 2017 seems to be starting off a lot calmer than 2016 (not planning on a new house this year, and hopefully we've gotten the major surgeries out of our system).

    An event that happened a couple years ago that I really enjoyed was when we had the fish food making event. I know, I know, I'm a broken record and keep bringing it up. Along those lines, I wonder if there are any other practical hands-on things we could get people out to do.

    Other ideas:
    Rock making (cement rocks, not sure if anyone does that anymore; it was fun when I did it)
    Tutorial on making your own 2-part alk and ca supplements
     
  12. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

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    We JUST did rock making in Jan :)

    DIY food sounds interesting
     
  13. Coral reefer

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    We built structures with rocks. He wants to make the rocks I think? I'm down for fish food making
     
  14. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

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    Ah ic, I have a mushroom structure in my tank that is made out of cement by @jestersix
     
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  15. F6553066

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    I'm still planning on haven't a social event at my home. Lunch provided by my wife. Those who attended last summer seemed to have a good time, and it was good to meet a lot of know members. Will need about 16 to 20 members to attend.

    Dick Flanagan
     
  16. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

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    When are you planning to do yours?

    I'm thinking about hosting something similar (inspired by yours).
     
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  17. F6553066

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    I think June would good depending on enough people being around then. I say the more parties the better. There are a lot of things happening, and sharing experiences is important.

    Dick Flanagan
     
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  18. tankguy

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    Fun time at Dicks place last year
     
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  19. wfong

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    Bay Area Reefers needs to have an annual mega auction selling corals, fish, new or used reef supply and , etc. The club would benefit 25% from the total sales and the seller would receive 75% of his or her total sales. Only supporting members can sell and buyers are open to the public. This would help generate more supporting members.
    I helped ran San Francisco Aquarium society for 30 + years and still active in this organization. Mike (previous BAR 2016 vice president) observed April 7, 2017 SFAS Mega Auction and gave it a thumb up. If interested BOD come by my house for a meeting on this subject.
    PS, Tank Guy, my forest fire montipora has grown into a small colony. Thank you so much.
     
  20. Chromis

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    My personal take is we should help organize trading or DBTC but not try to sell corals to public. That's really hard to organize and probably steps on toes of our sponsors.


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