Meetings & Speakers

Meetings

Regular club meetings are held the second Saturday of every month with the exception of July and December. During July we have our members only summer picnic and December is our members only Holiday party and awards presentation. The schedule for meetings, speakers, auctions, and other club events is listed on the home page and information on upcoming speakers is below on this page.

Meeting Location:
Home School Building Gymnasium
5625 Burlingame Ave.
Wyoming, MI 49509

Format:
On the typical meeting night the doors will open approximately 6:30pm and will have a social period until 7:00pm. At the start of the meeting all club business will be discussed which lasts anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes depending on the agenda. Usually there is another brief break that allows the program or speaker time to set-up.

After the brief intermission there is a program that typically lasts for 45 minutes to an hour. The topics of these programs can be as wide as the hobby itself. Sometimes it is a video or local club member while at other times it is a well known speaker from the hobby such as Ad Konings, Karen Randall or Bob Fenner.
At the conclusion of the program the club members set up for a mini-auction of fish and aquarium related goods. Typically this lasts anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour when the meeting concludes. We also have a raffle of donated goods from our sponsors.
On average, the meetings usually last until 9:30 or 10:00 pm and often we go out for a late dinner with our guest speaker.


Monthly Meeting Information & Speakers

Photo courtesy of Cory McElroy

Photo courtesy of Cory McElroy

October 14, 2017: GVAC Monthly Meeting
Homeschool Building, 7 PM

Speaker: Cory McElroy – Freshwater Puffer fish

Cory McElroy, owner of Aquarium Co-op in Edmonds, balances his time between managing his store and creating content for his popular YouTube channel about proper fish and aquarium care. https://www.aquariumcoop.com/

If you haven't listened to Cory's podcast or seen any of his livestreams, I highly recommend checking them out! He has an extremely broad knowledge base and is a very entertaining speaker. His love for the hobby and people involved, is very evident. His podcast gets me through many weekly road trips, and I can't wait for this meeting. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/real-fish-talk-by-aquarium-co-op/id1072185017?mt=2 — at HSB, Inc..