11-30-2009, 10:50 AM
The Plant Whisperer
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: South VA
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| | Re: Second plant club meeting!! Monday 23rd Nov 2009
I don't mind holding the next meeting here, in fact I would prefer it since as you said, my tanks are here and it would be nice to look at them during the meeting. The problem is, people tell me they are coming and then cancel just before the meeting. I'm not sure why it happens this way, perhaps it is the distance to come to my house? Perhaps it is just random change, I'm not sure, but I'd really like to get everyone together at the same time.
If we meet in Hartford we could meet on the weekend, perhaps Saturday and have an earlier meeting time from 6-8 pm. We could also all go to the Puppy Center and buy some things from their fish section. At least we will see more then one fish tank if we made a trip to the pet shop.
For the next meeting I have been speaking with the former Chairman of the American Livebearer Association. He has told me that he would consider making a presentation for us without charge. So, perhaps for the next meeting we can organize having him come. The only thing I am worried about is that he goes through all the trouble of coming out to the meeting and then only 1-2 people show up.
If there is some way to guarantee that everyone will show up then I'd be willing to ask him to come and give us a presentation. Otherwise we can either try again for my house or just meet up at the Puppy Center and then go to Trinity college for the remainder of the meeting.
Let me know.
Also, I'd like to be able to contact everyone by email or phone rather then have to chase everyone down on the various forums so if everyone could PM me their name, email address and phone number that would help me tremendously in organizing things.