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Club members: To get directions to these houses / locations, please read the e-newsletter sent to you by Gary Carr

Non-Club members: email Michael Marcotrigiano if you want to attend our next meeting

Meeting Schedule

  • October 13, 14 & 15, New Jersey Show and Annual Meeting

  • September 24, Host needed
    Topic: Topic to be determined at a prior meeting & Open Forum! Always good interaction and great way to share! Write down all your issues/concerns and bring them to the meeting to take advantage of all the experience of the group to help solve you problems.
    BRING "GOODIES/CRITTERS" FOR THE AUCTION!!!!

  • August 19-20, Deep South Show in Murfreesboro TN

  • August 13, Jim Randall's house in Albany, NY
    Topic: Mostly show debriefing but another topic may be added & Open Forum! Always good interaction and great way to share! Write down all your issues/concerns and bring them to the meeting to take advantage of all the experience of the group to help solve you problems.
    BRING "GOODIES/CRITTERS" FOR THE AUCTION!!!!

  • Saturday/Sunday, July 15-16, 2017, Dr. Franklin Perkins School, Lancaster MA
    New England Fancy Guppy Association's IFGA Sanctioned Bowl Show
    Come and see what an IFGA Bowl Show is all about. See some of the best guppies AND breeders in the world. Saturday afternoon is the best time to see the guppies but there will be an auction Sunday morning. Click on the yellow text above to learn more.

  • Sunday, June 25, 2017 @ Greg's House in Sterling, MA
    Topic: Mostly Show Prep. Reveiw the timelines and assignments. There will be some changes because of being at the new Perkins School site. But as always, there will be time for Open Forum. Always good interaction and great way to share! Write down all your issues/concerns and bring them to the meeting to take advantage of all the experience of the group to help solve you problems.
    BRING "GOODIES/CRITTERS" FOR THE AUCTION!!!!

  • Sunday, May 21, 2017 @ Brian's House in Dracut MA
    Topic: Open Forum! Always good interaction and great way to share! Write down all your issues/concerns and bring them to the meeting to take advantage of all the experience of the group to help solve you problems. Bring and questions you may have from last month's discussion on "Sex Linked Trailts"led by Michael
    BRING "GOODIES/CRITTERS" FOR THE AUCTION!!!!

  • Sunday, April 9th, 2017 @ Michael's House in Montague MA
    Topic: "Sex Linked Traits" led by Michael, Open Forum! Always good interaction and great way to share! Write down all your issues/concerns and bring them to the meeting to take advantage of all the experience of the group to help solve you problems.
    BRING "GOODIES/CRITTERS" FOR THE AUCTION!!!!

  • Sunday, March 5th, 2017 @ Paul Muscatiello's Home
    Topic: Open Forum! Always good interaction and great way to share! Write down all your issues/concerns and bring them to the meeting to take advantage of all the experience of the group to help solve you problems.
    BRING "GOODIES/CRITTERS" FOR THE AUCTION!!!!

  • Sunday, January 29th, 2017 @ ET & Jane's House in Amherst MA
    Topic: Open Forum! Always good interaction and great way to share! Write down all your issues/concerns and bring them to the meeting to take advantage of all the experience of the group to help solve you problems.
    BRING "GOODIES/CRITTERS" FOR THE AUCTION!!!!

  • Sunday, December 11th, 2016 @ Chris & Kathy's House in Bristol, CT
    Topic: Trimming dorsals and caudals....the do's and don'ts!
    Open Forum! Always good interaction and great way to share! Write down all your issues/concerns and bring them to the meeting to take advantage of all the experience of the group to help solve you problems.
    BRING "GOODIES/CRITTERS" FOR THE AUCTION!!!!

  • Sunday, October 23, 2016 @ Ken's Fish in MA
    Topic: Discussion led by Ken Menard on medications and what's new!
    Open Forum! Always good interaction and great way to share! Write down all your issues/concerns and bring them to the meeting to take advantage of all the experience of the group to help solve you problems.

  • Sunday, September 18, 2016 @ Paul's House in Norton MA
    Topic: Cutting Glass .... making covers, repairing tanks & drilling holes
    Open Forum! Always good interaction and great way to share! Write down all your issues/concerns and bring them to the meeting to take advantage of all the experience of the group to help solve you problems.
    BRING "GOODIES/CRITTERS" FOR THE AUCTION!!!!

  • Saturday - Sunday, September 10-11, 2016
    Tropical Fish Society of Rhode Island Fall Bowl Show & Auction
    TFSRI's auction (9/11/16) is always full of great fish and aquarium supplies. Check it out on their web site by cliclking on the link below.....
    http://tfsri.net/tfsri-wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/TFSRIShowandAuction2016Fixed.pdf

    BRING "GOODIES/CRITTERS" FOR THE AUCTION!!!!

  • Sunday, August 14, 2016 @ Brian's House in Dracut, MA
    Topic: Bowl Show Debriefing (discuss +'s & -'s) and Open Forum!
    Always good interaction and great way to share! Write down all your issues/concerns and bring them to the meeting to take advantage of all the experience of the group to help solve you problems. Come and see Frank's new Chiclid setups.... and eat Shirley's great cooking!!!!
    BRING "GOODIES/CRITTERS" FOR THE AUCTION!!!!

  • Saturday/Sunday, July 16-17, 2016, Luther Burbank Middle School, Lancaster MA
    New England Fancy Guppy Association's IFGA Sanctioned Bowl Show
    Come and see what an IFGA Bowl Show is all about. See some of the best guppies AND breeders in the world. Saturday afternoon is the best time to see the guppies but there will be an auction Sunday morning. Click on the yellow text above to learn more.

  • Sunday, June 12, 2016 @ Greg's House in Sterling, MA
    Topic: Mostly Show Prep also a "work"day...pull all the show "stuff" out of Greg's shed and store in our new trailer. But as always, there will be time for Open Forum. Always good interaction and great way to share! Write down all your issues/concerns and bring them to the meeting to take advantage of all the experience of the group to help solve you problems.
    BRING "GOODIES/CRITTERS" FOR THE AUCTION!!!!

  • Saturday/Sunday, May 14-15, 2016
    South Jersey Guppy Group's IFGA Sanctioned Bowl Show in Griggstown, NJ
    Come and see what an IFGA Bowl Show is all about. The Jersey "Guys" always help us at our show here in New England so many of us go down to New Jersey to help them out. See some of the best guppies AND breeders in the world. Saturday afternoon is the best time to see the guppies but there will be an auction Sunday morning. Click on the yellow text above to learn more

  • Sunday, May 1, 2016 @ ET's House in Amherst, MA
    Topic: Open Forum! Topics discussed will be posted in the next Newsletter!
    Always good interaction and great way to share! Write down all your issues/concerns and bring them to the meeting to take advantage of all the experience of the group to help solve you problems.
    BRING "GOODIES/CRITTERS" FOR THE AUCTION!!!!

  • Sunday, April 3, 2016 @ Paul's House in Norton MA
    Topic: Open Forum! Topics discussed will be posted in the next Newsletter!
    Always good interaction and great way to share! Write down all your issues/concerns and bring them to the meeting to take advantage of all the experience of the group to help solve you problems.
    BRING "GOODIES/CRITTERS" FOR THE AUCTION!!!!

  • Sunday, March 6, 2016 @ Elaine's House in Yantic, CT
    Topic: Open Forum! Topics discussed will be posted in the next Newsletter!
    Always good interaction and great way to share! Write down all your issues/concerns and bring them to the meeting to take advantage of all the experience of the group to help solve you problems.
    BRING "GOODIES/CRITTERS" FOR THE AUCTION!!!!

  • Sunday, January 31, 2016 @ Greg's House in Sterling MA
    Topic: Open Forum! Topics discussed will be posted in the next Newsletter!
    ET is going to try a very short business meeting first so we can get right to the Open Forum! Always good interaction and great way to share! Write down all your issues/concerns and bring them to the meeting to take advantage of all the experience of the group to help solve you problems. Don't forget to bring fish for the bowl show judging!
    BRING "GOODIES/CRITTERS" FOR THE AUCTION!!!!

  • Sunday, December 6, 2015 @ Chris's House in Bristol, CT
    SPECIAL NOTE: This is a change from our last meeting, Paul contacted us and informed us that couldn't host the meeting!!!! So its NOT at Paul's....Its at Chris's
    Topic: Open Forum! Topics discussed will be posted in the next Newsletter!
    Always good interaction and great way to share! Write down all your issues/concerns and bring them to the meeting to take advantage of all the experience of the group to help solve you problems.
    DON'T FORGET TO BRING "GOODIES/CRITTERS" FOR THE AUCTION!!!!

  • Sunday, October 25, 2015 @ Elaine's House in Yantic CT
    SPECIAL NOTE: This is a change from our last meeting, Elaine contacted us and volunteered to host the meeting at her house!!!! So its NOT at ET's....Its at Elaine's
    Topic: Annual Bowl Show Debreifing AND Open Forum!
    While we do need to devote a good portion of the meeting to details for debriefing the IFGA Annual show that we just hosted, time should be available for another "Open Forum". Always good interaction and great way to share! Write down all your issues/concerns and bring them to the meeting to take advantage of all the experience of the group to help solve you problems.
    DON'T FORGET TO BRING "GOODIES/CRITTERS" FOR THE AUCTION!!!!

  • Friday-Sunday, October 2, 3 & 4 in Seekonk MA,Our huge IFGA Annual Show
    This is the biggest show of the year.... don't miss it.
    Don't forget to make your hotel reservations. Review your tasks and job obligations AND make sure you have everything you'll need. Most of all, come and have a great time talking and learning with the best breeders in the WORLD!
    DON'T FORGET TO BRING "GOODIES/CRITTERS" FOR THE HUGE SUNDAY AUCTION!!!!

  • Sunday, September 20, 2015 @ Michael's House in Montague MA
    Topic: FINAL Show Planning AND Open Forum!
    While we do need to devote a good portion of the meeting to details for the upcoming IFGA Annual show that we will be hosting, time should be available for another "Open Forum". Always good interaction and great way to share! Write down all your issues/concerns and bring them to the meeting to take advantage of all the experience of the group to help solve you problems.
    DON'T FORGET TO BRING "GOODIES/CRITTERS" FOR THE AUCTION!!!!

  • Sunday, August 16, 2015 @ Brian's House in Dracut MA
    Topic: Show Planning AND Open Forum!
    While we do need to devote a good portion of the meeting to details for the upcoming IFGA Annual show that we will be hosting, time should be available for another "Open Forum". Always good interaction and great way to share! Write down all your issues/concerns and bring them to the meeting to take advantage of all the experience of the group to help solve you problems.
    DON'T FORGET TO BRING "GOODIES/CRITTERS" FOR THE AUCTION!!!!


  • Sunday, July 12, 2015 @ Paul's House in Norton MA
    Topic: OPEN FORUM! Finally!!! We've been so busy that we haven't had a chance to just sit around a talk about whatever any one wants to bring up! Always good interaction and great way to share! Write down all your issues/concerns and bring them to the meeting to take advantage of all the experience of the group to help solve you problems.
    DON'T FORGET TO BRING "GOODIES/CRITTERS" FOR THE AUCTION!!!!


  • Sunday, MAY 31, 2015 @ ET's house, Amherst MA
    Topic: Water quality(all aspects!).... Bring a one cup labeled sample of water you want tested and ET will test it after the meeting and publish the results in an email so we can all compare and learn!
    If time...OPEN FORUM! Write down all your issues/concerns and bring them to the meeting to take advantage of all the experience of the group to help solve you problems

    DON'T FORGET TO BRING "GOODIES/CRITTERS" FOR THE AUCTION!!!!

  • Sunday, April 19, 2015 @ Chris's house, Bristol, CT
    Topic: Brief overview of proper shipping techniques THEN......
    OPEN FORUM by popular demand because the meetings have been so "packed" lately, there has been very little time for open forum! Write down all your issues/concerns and bring them to the meeting to take advantage of all the experience of the group to help solve you problems

    DON'T FORGET TO BRING "GOODIES/CRITTERS" FOR THE AUCTION!!!!

  • SATURDAY, March 21, 2015 @ Ken's Fish ....Note this is a SATURDAY special event.We'll meet at Ken's Fish warehouse....have a meeting but the focus will be free view of the warehouse and all the new offerings! Kens is always up on the latest and greatest materials, foods and medications! Don't miss this special event. CHECK out Ken's Fish web site so you have a handle on what you want to buy/look at! The business meeting will be very short so there is more time for Ken and his warehouse!
    The AUCTION will only include Aquatic plants and animals.... No supplies!
    Don't forget to let Paul know if you are coming or not so he can let Ken know!!!!


  • SATURDAY, March 14, 2015 @ TFSRI Auction ....Special SATURDAY event.

    St. Joseph’s Parish Center 1303 Mendon Road (Rte. 122) Cumberland, RI
    Free Admission! All are welcome!
    Doors will be open at 10:00 AM.
    The auction starts promptly at 12:00 PM

    Click on the yellow underlined text above to link for more details!

  • Sunday, March 1, 2015 @ Brian Novak's All New Tropical Fish World, Worcester MA
    Topic: Demonstration on starting up a Grindle Worm culture because we never got to it at Greg's house because the open discussion and auction went so long. Greg, Michael and ET will hand out "kits" to everyone that wants one with ALL the parts needed to start a culture. They will also make sure that there are plenty of premade cultures in the auction so everyone will have a starter colony.
    OPEN FORUM! Write down all your issues/concerns and bring them to the meeting to take advantage of all the experience of the group to help solve you problems

    DON'T FORGET TO BRING "GOODIES/CRITTERS" FOR THE AUCTION!!!! We had a great aucion at Greg's thanks mostly to Elaine Daigle. Let's keep the interest and quality "goodies" coming!

  • Sunday, January 25, 2015 @ Greg Billings' house in Sterling MA
    Topic: At the last meeting, members voted to "Generate grindle worm cultures from scratch so you'll then be able to generate more at home once your own becomes established. " With that in mind, packets are being made with cut screens, landscape fabric, culture notes and containers by Greg, ET and Michael who will lead the demonstration. Be sure to RSVP Greg if you want to make a culture so he is able to make the correct number of packets.

    Time permitting, we will also try to "Make a pendant floating java moss "island" for your shrimp and guppy fry to hide in!"
    OPEN FORUM! Write down all your issues/concerns and bring them to the meeting to take advantage of all the experience of the group to help solve you problems
    DON'T FORGET TO BRING "GOODIES/CRITTERS" FOR THE AUCTION!!!!
  • Sunday, December 7, 2014 @ All New Tropic Fish World, Worcester MA
    Topic: OPEN FORUM! Topics for discussion.... Deworming, Scared fish syndrome, Moving fish issues(like clamping fins) & the Value of SALT
    Write down all your issues/concerns and bring them to the meeting to take advantage of all the experience of the group to help solve you problems. We'll vote on which topic to cover at Greg's house in January. The choices are 1) Making a pendant floating java moss "island" for your shrimp and guppy fry to hide in! 2) Making "pleco" caves out of wood or clay. You'll have an opportunity to make one of these yourself. Or 3) Generate grindle worm cultures from scratch so you'll then be able to generate more at home once your own becomes established. Unfortunately, due to time and material, we'll only be able to do one of the three options. We'll vote at the December 7th meeting which way to go so Greg can prep the materials.
  • Saturday, October 11 2014, @ 12:30PM @ET's house North Amherst MA
    SPECIAL NOTE!!! That's SATURDAY....not Sunday!!!!
    Topics: Shipping fish to shows! The do's and Don'ts
    OPEN FORUM! Write down all your issues/concerns and bring them to the meeting to take advantage of all the experience of the group to help solve you problems
    ALSO, come and see ET's new fish room! Over 50 tanks up and producing!!!!
  • Sunday, September 14th @Brian Farrel's house in Dracut, MA
    Topics: OPEN FORUM! Write down all your issues/concerns
    and bring them to the meeting to take advantage of all the experience of the group to help solve you problems
  • Rick Lowe came to the July 13th meeting!!! Great time had by all. Share with us how any of your Bonsai Aquatic attempts came out.
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  • September 5-7, Tropical Fish Society of Rhode Island Show & Auction
    * Friday Sept 5th...setup and viewing
    * Saturday, Sept 6th... setup, judging and viewing
    * Sunday, Sept 7th... show viewing and auction
  • August 3, 2014 @ Paul's house in Norton, MA
    Topics: Show debriefing....What went right! What went Wrong! Plus time for open discussion
  • July 19-20, 2014, South Jersey IFGA Sanctioned Bowl Show, New Jersey
  • July 13, 2014 @ Tammy & Bill's house in Worcester, MA
    Topics: Later steps in setting up a new fish room! & Show Debriefing!

      Construction demonstration of "AquaticBonsai" by Rick Lowe of Aquatic Designs, click on ... http://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/AquaBonsai
  • June 28-29, 2014, IFGA Sanctioned Bowl Show @
    Luther Burbank Middle School, Lancaster, Massachusetts
  • June 8, 2014 @ Frank's house in Riverside RI
    Topics: Show prep!
  • May 4, 2014 @ ET's house in Amherst, MA
    Topics: How to design and setup a new fish room! & A little show prep!
    Come see ET's new fish room!!!
  • April 6, 2014 @ Michael's house in Montague MA
    Topics: Grindel Worms & How to ship to IFGA Shows, also an update on Michael's Paludarium
  • March 2, 2014 @Brian Novak's New Tropical Pet World

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