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PostSubject: Hobbyist Meetings   Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:18 pm

This weekend I was able to atend a salt water hobbyist anual christmas meeting and i must say it was pretty good.I got to do some coral exchanges wich is nice as well as a raffle.There was also food and drink available not to mention alot of fellow hobbyists wanting to talk salt Smile
I was hoping that at some point we could do something similar once there is enough interest.Obviously the amount of attendance and a venue would be a first hurdle but i think that this could easily be something worth while.I am thinking in a couple of months I will put out a feeler and see if there would be a good attendance.I know alot of peoples, so if i got the word out and had a place that would be suitablle then all i need would be some planning and a little asistance and it would be very plausable.some food for thought i suppose.I know there are alot of people in corvallis,eugene,albany,salem,ect that are yet to be organized or even social about the hobby.they need a little push..I mean sometimes there are meetings at my house but that doesnt count, as it is not oganized and not as social as i would like.
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PostSubject: Re: Hobbyist Meetings   Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:30 pm

I can't really think of a place that you could setup multiple aquariums as well as have people with food.Maybe if it is during the warmer seasons it could be a BBQ of sorts.One of the meetings I attended was held at a pizza parlor wich, although isn't ideal for setting up tanks ,was an ideal meeting place. Could also look into a banquet room at a local restaraunt although that would take some funds and planning. Upon thinking about it this is more comlicated than I thought it would be.
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PostSubject: Re: Hobbyist Meetings   Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:02 am

All those places would be great for meetings maybe if there was a explanation of what was going on ahead of time there could be a small tank to hold corals in.people could simply bring there coolers and tuperwares and we could hold them in the tank until the meeting and trade is over. I dont know..just thinking here.I would definatly be down for a frag BBQ.
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PostSubject: Re: Hobbyist Meetings   Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:24 am

I'm down, let's figure something out! If there arent toooo many people my garage/patio would work in the warmer months
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PostSubject: Re: Hobbyist Meetings   Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:20 pm

it would be awesome to have a get together at your pad.when its dry and warm we could even setup a 10/20 for the frags.this is down the road obviously but something to think about.
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PostSubject: Re: Hobbyist Meetings   Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:50 pm

Just saw this post. That sounds like an awesome idea, any progress on it?
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PostSubject: Re: Hobbyist Meetings   Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:59 pm

I honestly have not put the gears moving on this one as I am just recovering from a knee surgery, but seeing as I am mostly recovered I suppose its time to put some more thought into it.I will see if shutterfish has any more ideas\suggestions on a location.I suppose I can cook and if the weathers good there is a small park adjacent to my house that could facilitate a small gathering.I could house the frag tank,but my biggest hurdle is my children...I need a babysitter. Hmmmmmm...
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PostSubject: Re: Hobbyist Meetings   Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:51 am

Awesome! I think this is such a great idea. I am in and am willing to help. its slightly possible that my place would work as well, I would have to check with the roommates though...
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PostSubject: Re: Hobbyist Meetings   Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:31 pm

Looks like we can get something going as I know a few people who want to attend.So lets say we get the word out and see what we can do about it I am thinking the begining of may...maybe?I think maybe downtown at my house may work best as I can have a frag tank ready for a coral trade and I dont mind getting food stuffs.
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PostSubject: Re: Hobbyist Meetings   Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:25 am

Alright the word is out,at least to the few I have spoken to, that may 5th sunday 1:00 my house the meeting will take place.There will be a tank to put corals in for a frag swap,foods made by yours truly,dont worry I know how to cook before fragging ,and if there are any ideas to make things more enjoyable I would love to hear them.But basicaly just bring yourself a fellow hobbyist if you like and some frags to trade in a cooler.its gonna be fun.
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PostSubject: Re: Hobbyist Meetings   Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:25 pm

Ahhhh frag swapping...perhaps I could slim down on my orange monticap and get rid of some of my overgrown coral...will macro algae be accepted?
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PostSubject: Re: Hobbyist Meetings   Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:09 pm

you never know,I might just bring a bag just in case.Worst that happens is you can take it to the local fish store,or fee it to my tang.
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PostSubject: Re: Hobbyist Meetings   Thu May 02, 2013 10:05 pm

What time should we show up?
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PostSubject: Re: Hobbyist Meetings   Thu May 02, 2013 10:29 pm

Its at 1:00 sunday so whenever really Laughing but a tad early or late wont hurt.
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PostSubject: Re: Hobbyist Meetings   Thu May 02, 2013 10:31 pm

Awesome
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PostSubject: Re: Hobbyist Meetings   Sun May 05, 2013 1:16 am

yeah I am super excited What a Face It sucks because RedSkull will not be attending and he was my backup prep man, but I will be trading for him,if someone has zoas up for grabs he is interested.
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PostSubject: Re: Hobbyist Meetings   Sun May 05, 2013 11:05 am

Did everyone get there invite and address? Its only a few hours till the meet!
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PostSubject: Re: Hobbyist Meetings   Sun May 05, 2013 2:47 pm

I think we are showing up a bit on the early side Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Hobbyist Meetings   Mon May 06, 2013 12:40 am

Big fun!! Thanks for hosting such a great event! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Hobbyist Meetings   Mon May 06, 2013 1:37 am

Thanks for coming all the way to geek out Laughing I think the next one will be even better and more organized as far as the coral swaps went.I would love to thank you for the nice acan again...I love nice cans Razz
I think I am going to post up another thread for the get together.give me a minute..
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