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 Mike Monje

Photo courtesy of Mike Monje

January 13, 2018: GVAC Monthly Meeting
Homeschool Building, 7 PM

Speaker: Mike Monje – Beautiful Barbs & Unusual Cyprinids

In January we have GVAC’s own Mike Monje- An avid and lifelong aquarist, past president of GVAC, Masterbreeder level in his home club (GVAC), Horticulturist level in his home club (GVAC), and what he considers his proudest moment in the hobby he was made a Fellow of GVAC in 2016. Mike has been lucky enough to travel to various locations around the world to collect and photograph aquatic life. At various stages in his hobby (obsession) he has worked with Wild-type livebearers, (esp. Limias), cichlids (esp. Victorians), his current obsession is Cyprinids, (esp. Barbs). Mike maintains a fishroom which houses over 1300 gallons of Freshwater and 400 gallons of Saltwater, in various sized tanks allowing him to work with many different species of fish, plants, and inverts (Freshwater and Marine).

Mike is a great guy, with tons of fish and aquarium knowledge, he’s also an entertaining speaker. You won’t want to miss this one.