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Old 09-23-2009, 07:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone,
I'd like to get a plant club started soon. I want to have the first meeting in one month (around the 23rd-26th of Oct). I'd like to hold it on a monday, but fridays are a possibility as well. I was thinking of starting around noon at my house in hamden CT (0651, then we can go on a collection trip for rocks and driftwood and then come back to my house for tea, some snacks, and to discuss plants, trade, etc... So far three people including myself are going to be attending. Please PM me for more details or to confirm.

You are all welcome to bring friends or anyone else who might be interested in aquarium related hobbies.
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Old 09-25-2009, 10:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Michael. Just a FYI. You're likely going to get much more interest and better success if you have the meetings in the evenings after work or on the weekends. Most of the members are working class smoes and don't have the flexible schedule that students have.
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Old 09-25-2009, 12:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hmm yeah I figured that might be a problem. I wanted to do it from noon - later since I wanted to plan a collection trip for wood and rocks and still have enough light to see.

Perhaps we can just postpone the collection trip and just start the meeting from 6 or 7 pm to 8 or 9 pm at my house and just get to know each other first and what our schedules are like. Then later we can plan a weekend trip. How does that sound? Would you be up for that?
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Alright. After conferring with several people the meeting will be held on Monday October 19th 2009 at my house in Hamden Connecticut from 6 pm to 9 pm.

If anyone that I haven't spoken with wants to come, please PM me for my address.
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Just a reminder: the meeting is still scheduled and will happen monday 19th from 6-9 pm. Please PM me to confirm if you want to come! I've got to figure out how much pizza to make!!!
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Hey Zap,
I sent you an email but no reply. How did the meeting go?
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Old 10-27-2009, 09:47 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Hey Penny, the meeting went very well! Sorry about not replying before, I was busy with work and I forgot to reply. I think what I'll do is post some pictures of the meeting here later on (with people's permission).

We had a total of four people show up to the first meeting. Drift wood and plants were traded. We talked about growing plants in different methods (soil, EI, etc...), how to coax apistos into breeding, emersed culture, auto-water change systems. Some people stayed until midnight, others left at 10 pm. We also discussed how to get more people to come.

One idea was to make a website for our group, another was to post adds on a website called get together. I talked with a pet shop owner in Hartford and got him to agree to give our group discounts on all purchases from his store (also to post our group's fliers all over the fish section in his shop). I plan to talk to a few more pet shop owners in the area. With any luck we'll be getting tons of members and discounts from online and from local pet shops.

Did I forget anything? Feel free to chime in anyone who came!
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Great, keep me posted on the next meeting date.
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Old 10-30-2009, 10:02 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Hmm I think I might just join chip in once it gets more established! Great job guys!
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Old 10-31-2009, 11:54 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Hey theif I'll add you to the mailing list then. By the way we actually have 9 members so you could join now .
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