03-30-2011, 08:35 PM
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: West Allis, WI
| | Re: Care for a Wisconsin Club?
I, too, like WAPS as for what it stands for, but the acronym doesn't work. How about something like Wisconsin Aquatic Gardeners and Aquarists Society (or Association?)? It would get across the fact that a primary focus is the plant side of things, but it would still show that the fish/animal side of things is important, too. Just a thought...
I made a post on TPT stating that a few friends and I started an aquarium society during college that is still active to this day (20+ years later). It was literally just a few of us friends in the beginning, and it grew steadily. I would submit that it will not take a large initial group of people to get this up and running. The initial people will need to be pretty passionate about it, though, and shouldn't mind trying to promote the organization--flyers at fish stores, setting up a webpage, social media presence (specifically Facebook, possibly others), etc.
Also, I am planning on attending the April meeting held by the Madison Aquarium Gardeners. They hold their meetings on Tuesdays, and I just so happen to have Tuesdays off of work. I won't mind the drive from Milwaukee at all--looking forward to it quite a bit in fact. If anyone else is interested in going or has any suggestions (questions to ask or whatever), just let me know. Feel free to reply in this thread or PM me.