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Meeting March 2017: Joey Mullen - "Building aquariums"

Joey Mullen - speaks on "Building aquariums"

uaru joey 200 updatedBeing resourceful and creative has always been a center focus to Joey Mullen’s aquarium hobby.

“I come from a small town in Nova Scotia, Canada. There’s not a whole lot here for an aquarium hobbyist like me. I have had to become extremely resourceful and creative, especially given the fish I keep. ”

Mixing his strong urge to teach with his passion for the aquarium hobby has resulted in what is the world’s most popular aquarium channel.

On a weekly basis, Joey creates a couple of educational and sometimes entertaining video’s for his youtube channel “The king of DIY”.

“On a daily basis, I ask myself; How can I inspire my fellow aquarist today? So I come up with something I think might do the trick, and put it on video.”

Joey's unprecedented popularity in the aquarium hobby has attracted more than 40 million aquarium hobbyists to his videos, resulting in well over 200,000 subscribers to his youtube channel. Joey has amassed a following of over 350,000 aquarium hobbyists across all of his creative outlets. Or as he calls them; “My fellow DIY fishkeepers”.

Along with authoring and publishing the book; “The ultimate DIY handbook; for the DIY aquarist”, you can find Joey on youtube, facebook, instagram, his podcast, his free mobile App (iTunes and google play), forum or several other social media platforms.

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 03-12-2017 6:00 pm
Event End Date 03-12-2017 9:00 pm
DoubleTree Hotel Downers Grove
2111 Butterfield Road
DoubleTree Hotel Downers Grove
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