I'm curious about NASH. Can someone give me some basics of what NASH does? Do they have monthly meetings? If so, where and when? Is it a large group with speakers or more of a social get together? Thanks!
Thanks for finding out about us. We are a local club in Houston dedicated to the art and craft of keeping planted tanks. There are a few of us who have been in the hobby for a while and so we try to disseminate the knowledge around. Keeping planted tanks really isn't as difficult as many may think. So that's the basic idea. The club is pretty laid back with members who are pretty down-to-earth and easy to talk to. We try to have one formal meeting once a month, if everything goes well(IE weather) But other than that, we also have informal gathering whenever and wherever. We post all that information right here in NASH thread.
The first meeting is free, with an annual membership fee of $25 paid during the subsequent meetings. This fee is to help us cover fees such as invitations for guest-speakers as well as hold fun events such as plant collection trip. It also gives members privileges of swapping and trading planted goods. And this is often the case on how we obtain some really cool plants and related goods.
Hope this helps and we look forward to having you drop at one of our meetings and see for yourself
Vicki, We don't have a fixed location for our meetings. Generally ADG or HAW kindly allow us to use there premises for our meetings and presentations. Some times we hold our meetings at different restaurants which are convenient for the members to meet up.
I live in Clear Lake and the trip to ADG is well worth it. Their tanks are a real pleasure to view and the members are really helpful too. Now if I could just find a member in my area to car pool with.
Most everyone (I think) is meeting for dinner at 6-7pm this Saturday at Star Pizza (2111 Norfolk is the address?) . Look at the thread in the NASH forum titled "looking for E. tenellus" or something like that.
I'd love to come this Saturday, but I can't commit to it since I'm dealing with the move. Saturday is the last day of my lease so I'll be doing final cleaning and then moving the remainder of my stuff out.
If I don't make it this Saturday, I hope to be able to come the next time. I'm not on this board every day so I don't see all the posts, but I'll look for it for next month.
BTW, congratulations on moving to Houston! You'll love our Fall, Winter and Spring seasons. And love our a/c during the Summer! [smilie=l: