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Meeting April 2017: Chris Carpenter, Shell Dwellers

Chris Carpenter speaks on "Shell dwellers of Lake Tanganyika"

Chris Carpenter is a Board member of the Grand Valley Aquarium Club and got serious about the aquarium hobby ten years ago. He keeps many different types of freshwater fish and dabbles in saltwater as well. His main interest lies with the cichlids from Lake Tanganyika and even more specifically with the very interesting and small Shelldwellers that live in the lake. Having kept and bred many of these fish, he will be sharing his experiences.

Guests are always welcome at our meetings, however after your third visit we do ask that you officially join the club.

Meeting Agenda

  • Presidents commentary and business affairs - (~10 minutes)
  • Discussion & overview of upcoming events ( ~5 minutes )
  • Introduction of any new members (~2 minutes )
  • Short Break (10 minutes)
  • Speaker (~ 1 to 1.5 hours)
  • BAP Auction (~15 minutes)
  • Members Auction (Did you know you can auction your fish off any meeting for a fee of $2 per bag to the club, max three bags)
  • Dry goods raffle (2 minutes)
  • After meeting networking and questions (unlimited)
  • Food / Dinner after meeting at Portillo's (30 minutes)

Meetings generally are at 6PM on the second Sunday of the month, unless otherwise noticed, so please check our Events Calendar.

Each meeting is attended by 25-50 people typically. The meeting starts with a welcome from our President and some business affairs may be discussed. We usually ask if there are guests present, raise your hand and tell us what kind of fish you keep!

Following business, there is a short break when you can meet other attendees, take a look at the fish that are available for sales, buy raffle tickets for aquarium goods and see the fish in our Bowl Show.

After the break, a speaker or other program is presented. We bring in speakers from all over the US and other countries. These speakers are usually an expert in cichlids or an aquarium-related topic. The talk usually lasts about an hour.

Following the talk, we announce the raffle winner and begin the auction of fish.

If you like fish or cichlids, you should come to the next meeting.

Doubletree Hotel Downers Grove
2111 Butterfield Rd.
Downers Grove, Illinois, 60515
1-630-971-2000   |  Map and Directions

Event Properties

Event Date 04-09-2017 6:00 pm
Event End Date 04-09-2017 9:00 pm
Location
DoubleTree Hotel Downers Grove
2111 Butterfield Road Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
DoubleTree Hotel Downers Grove
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