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Featured Holiday Potluck, Rich Ross talk, mini frag swap, 12/3

Srt4eric

Public Relations
BOD
So its been a while since we have done one of these and the Holidays are right around the corner, and our annual December Holiday Potluck will be Saturday, December 3rd, at Michael's house (@H2OPlayar) in Sunnyvale. 4pm-8pm. Please RSVP to this thread.

1) For the lunch potluck, please let us know in this thread what you are bringing and I’ll update the post below.

2) Rich Ross will join and discuss reefing with us (topic TBD). He’s always informative and entertaining!

3) Just for fun we wanted to try out a mini frag swap at the potluck, details to follow.

4) We will also be taking care of some club business towards the end of the meeting. Topics to include selection of the Board of Directors for 2023, and what you would like to see from BAR in 2023. We’ll start a separate thread for discussion and volunteers/nominations.

The event is free (of course) for Supporting members and their guests.

Address will be posted closer to the date.

I hope to see everyone there
 

Srt4eric

Public Relations
BOD
RSVP and what everyone is bringing (I will update)-

@Thales -his wisdom and knowledge
@H2OPlayar -the venue
@Coral reefer drinks
@phatduckk -pie(s)
@musclebenz+1 -spaghetti and garlic bread
@IOnceWasLegend+1 -savory dish and amazing brownies
@jonmos75 +1 -pasta salad
@Scott Sweet +1
@Devon +1
@hung_do +24 eggrolls
@JVU -chips and such
@SaltwaterAddict +1
@nlopedota +1
@Apon - fruit bowls
@Danhsj -spring rolls
@Darkxerox - protein
@Matthew Meyer -pie
@Da_Neefer - crispy taters
@guihan +1 -corn soup
 
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Srt4eric

Public Relations
BOD
Mini-Swap

This is going to be a special holiday version of a frag swap and here’s the rules and regulations you need to know. This is completely voluntary, the potluck and talk by Rich Ross are the main event.

Requirement 1 : You need to bring something for the potluck. Doesn’t have to be something homemade, can be something as simple as a bag of chips, a box of cookies, whatever.

Requirement 2 : You bring ONE frag of something, in a container with the name of said frag written on the container, and that’s it.

The frag that you bring should be something that you yourself would want to take home, so bring something nice, something healthy, something without pests. We don’t want to see a coral that looks like you ripped it right off the rock (soft coral) 2 minutes before you left, or fished it out from behind some rocks where it’s half dead or brown, or sprouting aiptasia or other nasty pests on it, if you can’t do that then we honestly do not want you bringing the coral. This is meant to spread holiday joy, not pests, frustration and anger. So do your club a solid, find one of your best fragable coral you have in your tank and bring that, then realize not everyone may have something as nice as what you brought and enjoy the food and talk, we’re trying to have fun not get rich from our take home.

Standard do not bring list includes green star polyps, anthella, xenia, brown palythoas, brown polyped leathers, or brown corals in general, colt coral, Kenya tree, encrusting gorgonian. Let’s just keep this to corals, with no “freebee” table or other things that need to be cleaned up after, if you have free stuff to bring make an announcement asking if anyone wants it and you can prearrange that stuff.

Picking order, and format, will be decided the day of the event based on the number of participants and the fact you’ll only have one picking turn. But do note if I see any crowding to the “front of the line” to try and be the first one to pick, I’ll invoke Grinch Rules #28c and make the picking start from the other end of the line :)
 

sfsuphysics

Frag Swap Coordinator
BOD
Mini-Swap

Requirement 2 : You bring ONE frag of something, in a container with the name of said frag written on the container, and that’s it.
To follow up here a bit with some clarification, this is a bring one get one type of swap, so bring one and ONLY one frag. Make it a good one, as mentioned something you would want to bring home yourself.

Picking order, and format, will be decided the day of the event based on the number of participants and the fact you’ll only have one picking turn. But do note if I see any crowding to the “front of the line” to try and be the first one to pick, I’ll invoke Grinch Rules #28c and make the picking start from the other end of the line :)
We'll try to make this fair... pick numbers out of a hat, type of fair. So line order doesn't matter... unless you get in front of me for something I want at the tasty table (I'm not participating in the swap, just the filling my belly portion of the evening).
 

Srt4eric

Public Relations
BOD
To follow up here a bit with some clarification, this is a bring one get one type of swap, so bring one and ONLY one frag. Make it a good one, as mentioned something you would want to bring home yourself.


We'll try to make this fair... pick numbers out of a hat, type of fair. So line order doesn't matter... unless you get in front of me for something I want at the tasty table (I'm not participating in the swap, just the filling my belly portion of the evening).
I just copied what you wrote in 2019.
 

Darkxerox

Supporting Member
To follow up here a bit with some clarification, this is a bring one get one type of swap, so bring one and ONLY one frag. Make it a good one, as mentioned something you would want to bring home yourself.


We'll try to make this fair... pick numbers out of a hat, type of fair. So line order doesn't matter... unless you get in front of me for something I want at the tasty table (I'm not participating in the swap, just the filling my belly portion of the evening).
Maybe do it white elephant style with "gift wrapped" frags and option to steal based on pick order?
 

Arvin R

Supporting Member
Sounds like fun! Going to try and make it but have to wait and see if my wife plans any family things for the Holidays. Dec is always a busy month for me.
 
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