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About the Grand Valley Aquarium Club

The Grand Valley Aquarium Club (GVAC) is a non-profit, non-commercial educational organization dedicated to the study of aquatic life. GVAC is based in the Grand Rapids, MI metropolitan area. Monthly meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month, with the exception of December and July.

2017 Upcoming Events

Below is the schedule for 2017 GVAC Events including monthly meetings, auctions, swap meets, etc. See the meetings page for more information on speakers for our monthly meetings.

May 13, 2017
GVAC Board Meeting
Homeschool Building, 5 PM

GVAC Meeting
Homeschool Building, 7 PM
Pat Hartman - An old rookie goes to Mexico

May 20, 2017
West Side Shop Hop
9 AM - Mike Monje's Fish Room (Comstock Park)
10 AM - Chris Carpenter's Fish Room (Plainfield)
11 AM - Special Early Open Hours at Water Colors Aquarium Gallery (Downtown Grand Rapids)
12:30 PM - V.I.Pets Cutlerville (Division & 68th)
1:30 PM - Blue Fish (Grandville)
3:00 PM - Special Late Hours at Allendale Aquatic Nursery
5:00 PM - Justin Sarns' Fish Room (Jenison) along with burgers and hot dogs, please bring your own drink.
Contact Steve Hosteter for more information.


June 10, 2017
GVAC Meeting
Homeschool Building, 7 PM
Lawrence Kent - A Cichlid guy discovers Anabantoids


July 8, 2017
GVAC Board Meeting
Hagar Park, Jenison

GVAC Annual Summer Picnic
Hagar Park, Jenison
Stay tuned for more info!
Food: Families with the last name starting A thru M please bring a dessert style dish to pass. Families with the last name starting in N thru Z please bring a salad or casserole to pass.
GVAC will be providing a main dish, pop and plates/utensils.
Bring a Bag, Get a Bag Swap: Don't forget to bring a bag of fish or live plants for the swap! Bring a bag and you will get to pick a bag from what others bring.


August 12, 2017
GVAC Meeting
Homeschool Building, 7 PM
Josh Cunningham - How I became a Fishaholic


September 9, 2017
GVAC Meeting
Homeschool Building, 7 PM
John Krepper - Tanganyika Cichlids

September 17, 2017
GVAC Board Meeting
Water Colors, 2 PM


October 14, 2017
GVAC Meeting
Homeschool Building, 7 PM
Cory Mcelroy of Aquarium CO-OP - Puffer fish

October 21, 2017
Annual Fall Auction
Homeschool Building
Seller Registration begins at 9:30 AM
Auction begins at 11 AM until last item is sold


November 5, 2017
GVAC Board Meeting
Justin Sarns' Home, 2 PM

November 11, 2017
GVAC Meeting
Homeschool Building, 7 PM
Rare Fish with Fish Profiles/Mini Aquascape contest


December 9, 2017
GVAC Annual Christmas Party
Stay tuned for more info!
Food: Families with the last name starting in A thru M please bring a salad or casserole to pass.
Families with the last name starting N thru Z please bring a dessert style dish to pass.
GVAC will be providing a main dish, pop and plates/utensils.

Bring a Bag, Get a Bag Swap: Don't forget to bring a bag of fish or live plants for the swap! Bring a bag and you will get to pick a bag from what others bring.