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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.

March 4, 2017
Roger Miller Fishroom Liquidation Sale
10:30 AM - 5 PM
582 Fremont St.
Newaygo MI 49337

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

March 11, 2017
GVAC Meeting
Homeschool Building, 7 PM
Rick Preuss- TBA

March 18, 2017
Annual Spring Auction
Homeschool Building
Seller Registration begins at 9:30 AM
Auction begins at 11 AM until last item is sold


April 8, 2017
GVAC Meeting
Homeschool Building, 7 PM
Barbie Fiorentino - Spawning Plecos


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

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


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
Rare Fish with Fish Profiles/Mini swap

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
Cory Mcelroy of Aquarium CO-OP - Puffer fish


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.