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Meeting Minutes

May 19, 2019

 Meeting called to order at 6:15 PM


It was our last meeting at Petland thank you Terri for all your help.

Went over last months meeting notes.

Deferred Constitution vote until June Meeting. 

new items

Kids day  June 23  

place St. Thomas of Canterbury Church

425 University Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87106


items needed heaters for ten gallon tanks, air-pumps for 10 gallon 


Next item

Round table discussion on money saving ideas for our hobby.


Last item Auction  


April 28, 2019

The meeting was called to order at 6:20 PM

Gary Person reminded all members where to find minutes for March 31st meeting

New items to discuss

1. competitions will start after a new board is elected.

2. Fish Swap vendor cap set by Albuquerque water garden to 30

3. updated about kids day in June will update in May

Guest Speaker Alan talked about No3 Cycle and using cycled media - potential problems.  20 min discussion 

6:45 PM Started Auction Great success 


March 31

Meeting met and greet we had 27 members and families show up to our first meeting. 30 minutes of handshaking, meeting, and goodwill.​

Opened floor up for inquires on what our members want from our society.


 A. Facebook sales page this suggestion was an overwhelming agreed upon.                                   

B. Skill set options- this where our club presents the members with high knowledge in any area and connect them members who need help.                                                                                                                   

1.Questions will be answered through Facebook and on website forum link.                                                       

 2. We will set up small workshops to cover any areas that members want  covered.

 3. Shows/Competitions Gary Person will be filming members tanks and as                                                             

a whole our society will hand out awards. (pending)  


Kids - we as a society we were asked to put on an educational seminar.

ASAS announced NM the very first fish swap meet to be held August 4, 2019 at Albuquerque Water Gardens (AWG).   

  A. Vendors tables will $20.00 per table with no profit sharing. Gate price will be  $5 per family and $2.00 per person.                                                                                                                                                      

1. Gate and table admission will be split with AWG and ASAS equally.                                                

2. Ask for voluntary committee for fish swap.                                                                                                                                                      a.. Gary Person (Chair) 937-765-7190                                                                                                                                                    b. Greg Robertson                                                                                                                                                                          

                 c. Sara Mason                                                                                                                                                                                   

                e. David Miller                                                                                                                                                                                           f.  Ray Rankin (co-Chair) 505-228-4401

Awarded Door prizes                                                                                                                                                                                     

A. 20-gallon tank winner Randy Stephens                                                                                                                                         1. Tank donated by Mike Downey                                                                                                                                                           

2. Filter and Heater donated by Petland of Albuquerque                                                                                        

3. Bubble Light and Cleaning Siphon donated by Aqueon                                                                                                        

4. Fish Food donated by Omega One                                                                                                                                               

5. Stand and filter media donated by Gary Person & Anakin Person                                               

B. 2.5-gallon tank winner Jason Ryberg                                                                                                                                                  

1. Tank donated by Reef-licious                                                                                                                                                

2. Fish food donated by Omega One                                                                                                                                       

3. Extra bio-media donated by Marine Pure                                                                                                                         

4. Cleaning Siphon donated by Aqueon                                 


Future Goals of ASAS board.                                                                                                                                                                       

A. Board will run ASAS until after August Swap Meet.                                                                                                           

B. General Elections will be held at August monthly meeting.                                                                                            

C. Board Members will not be able to hold the office of President or Vice-President.

Error occurred                                                                                                                                                                                                  

A. Gary Person misconstrued a donation from James Valencia                                                                                          

1. Apology text and letter sent.

Meeting Adjured.  



Meeting Purpose;

Founding of (ASAS)  Albuquerque Santa Fe Aquarium Society

Meeting Date:


Meeting Time:


Meeting Location:

Founding Five Member Gary Person residents.

Meeting Facilitator:



John V., Mike D., Jeremy A., Gary P.,

Minutes Issued By:

Gary P.


Next Steps: 

Fine tune website film

John V.

by 3/31

Update website

Gary P.

by 3/31

Meeting and event venues

Jeremy A.

B4 3/31

Check on why club needs to be incorporated

Gary in state of NM, Mike National

B4 3/31


Decisions Made: (What, Why, Impacts)

  1. Update website film script.

    • Jeremy to record John's updated script for club video.

  2. Update mission statement completed by Gary P.

  • Conservation

  • Education

  • Community

3. Work on promoting ASAS

  • Work on all social media

  • Get donation letters sent out



Club direction

  1. What was most important for ASAS

  • Community conservation and education.


Items that need work

  1. Fine tune all of our social media Outlets


Providing education

  1. Member education

  • Answering questions for members

  • School education

  • Setting up tanks in classrooms Club library

  • Mike D.  to donate reference books

  • To create a rolling library

  • Create a system for checking out books

  • Fined librarian possible (Anakin Person)



Miscellaneous Items:

Making kits for the beginner Aquarius.


The expertise of the founding five members.


Introducing ourselves to other aquarium clubs in the area.


Future fish shows and fish swaps.


Donations of founding five members for the second society meeting door prize.


Membership fees or none fees if possible.


Board elections and how long founding five members run the show

  • Elections will be held when meetings have consent meetings of 20-40 members.