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Individual Member

Single (Adult or Minor with sponsor).

 

 

Why you should join?

  • Monthly Meetings featuring expert speakers (10 per year)
  • Participation in our Breeders Award and CARES programs
  • Priority registration for Swap Meets (5 per year)
  • Ability to buy fish at our Rare Fish Auction (2 per year)
  • Participation in Bag Exchanges (during Covid)
  • Members-only events such as Holiday Party, Picnic, hobby tours and more
  • Our award-winning website which includes hundreds of articles, a cichlid classifieds allow you to find local fish for sale and special members-only sections
  • Show your support for the top cichlid club in the USA
Duration: 1 year
Price: $20.00
Family Member

Family (Spouses and children under the age of 18 & all under one roof) - roommates, relatives, in-laws, adult siblings, etc will need to get individual memberships

Single (Adult or Minor with sponsor).

Why you should join?

  • Monthly Meetings featuring expert speakers (10 per year)
  • Participation in our Breeders Award and CARES programs
  • Priority registration for Swap Meets (5 per year)
  • Ability to buy fish at our Rare Fish Auction (2 per year)
  • Participation in Bag Exchanges (during Covid)
  • Members-only events such as Holiday Party, Picnic, hobby tours and more
  • Our award-winning website which includes hundreds of articles, a cichlid classifieds allow you to find local fish for sale and special members-only sections
  • Show your support for the top cichlid club in the USA
Duration: 1 year
Price: $25.00
Lifetime Member

Lifetime Member

A Lifetime Memebership entitles you to all the benefits of GCCA for your entire life. 

Single (Adult or Minor with sponsor).

Why you should join?

  • Monthly Meetings featuring expert speakers (10 per year)
  • Participation in our Breeders Award and CARES programs
  • Priority registration for Swap Meets (5 per year)
  • Ability to buy fish at our Rare Fish Auction (2 per year)
  • Participation in Bag Exchanges (during Covid)
  • Members-only events such as Holiday Party, Picnic, hobby tours and more
  • Our award-winning website which includes hundreds of articles, a cichlid classifieds allow you to find local fish for sale and special members-only sections
  • Show your support for the top cichlid club in the USA
Duration: Lifetime
Price: $500.00

Membership Status: Expired or Not Paid

June Meeting: TBD

2022 06 12 Meeting

Join us for an in-person meeting! 

Sal Silvestri speaks on “My experience with Tanganyikan Cichlids”

About the Speaker

Rusty Wessel maintains over 8,000 gallons of freshwater aquariums in a state of the art fish house constructed specifically for fish. The 90-plus aquariums predominantly contain cichlids and livebearers, which he successfully raises and breeds.

An active hobbyist for over 40 years. It all started with one goldfish won at a carnival. This one bowl eventually grew to a 55 gl tank which housed two 14 " Oscars. Even though he has kept and bred a variety of fish "Cichlids" are still his favorite.

Sal's tanks grew along with his breeding skills, and 40 years later he currently has 17 running tanks, which range from 10 to 125 gallons. Four of the tanks is devoted to communities of Lake Tanganyikan Cichlids, and five house several varieties of Apistogramma species, Sal's favorite. The remaining tanks contain a variety of cichlids from West African to tetras, bettas and a new found love “fancy plecos”.

Sal joined and became very active in the Norwalk Aquarium Society in 1975, where he has held every position in the club and presently serve as the program chairperson. Sal's notoriety has spread far and wide, as he has generously shared his knowledge and wisdom during many speaking engagements throughout the Northeast and Europe. He has also written many articles and honored with reprints in ACA's Buntbarche Bulletin and society magazines across the country and abroad.

Covid Note

Illinois has mandated masks for indoor gatherings. Please wear a mask at this event.

GCCA Meeting Agenda

  1. President Jason Libasci offers his opening remarks and business meeting (20 minutes)
  2. Speaker (1 hour)
  3. Raffle winners announced
  4. Fish Auction

Guests are welcome!

All guests are welcome, but if you attend more than twice we ask that you Join or Renew Membership in our club.

Meeting Location

Chicago Hilton Northbrook
2855 Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook, IL 60062
Map and Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/jhan4BvCgttD64ms8

 

 

Event Properties

Event Date 06-12-2022 6:00 pm
Event End Date 06-12-2022 9:00 pm
Location Hilton Chicago Northbrook