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Meeting October 2018: Matt Anderson speaks on "Julidochromis and Chalinochromis"

NOTE: For this meeting only, we will meet at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel - Knowledge Room. It is located on the first floor just past the escalators.

Matt Anderson speaks on "Julidochromis and Chalinochromis"

"I started keeping fish when I received a five gallon metaframe slate bottom aquarium for my birthday at age 10. I thought I had a big tank when I got a metaframe ten gallon the next year. I took a break from fishkeeping during high school but bought tanks in college. I have primarily kept cichlids but have been keeping livebearers during the last few years too. I enjoy showing fish too.

I have been a member of the ACA since 1986. I am also a member of ALA and other clubs.

I have kept cichlids from Lakes Malawi and Tanganyika and from South America but now primarily keep Tanganyikans."

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.

Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel
1551 Thoreau Dr N, Schaumburg, IL 60173

(847) 303-4100

Event Properties

Event Date 10-14-2018 6:00 pm
Event End Date 10-14-2018 9:00 pm
Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel
1551 Thoreau Dr N
Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel