Past Events (2019):
Oct 3 (Thursday - 7:30 Vet School): Thomas Narten. “Growing Plants- it can be easy” NOTE: no auction at this meeting, bring your stuff to the Sunday Fall Auction 3 days later!!!
New Date: Sept 12 (Thursday 7PM - Vet School): Catered Social + Discussion Centers (Grace Romano on Reef tanks and Richard Mullinax on summer tubbing) + Wet Spot Group Buy pickup. Note: Meeting date moved one week due to Hurricane Dorian.
Aug 2 (Friday): Local collecting trip, led by Gerald.
June 6( Thursday 7:30PM - Vet School): Chris Smith on “Fertilization in Planted Aquaria”, plus regular mini-auction.
June 7 (Friday all day): “Local aquatic plant and fish Collecting Field Trip” led by Gerald Pottern
June 8 (Saturday 1PM - Vet School): “How to to ID Aquarium Plants”, by Gerald Pottern. Saturday session will also feature a mini-auction with focus on plants. Participants can gather at NC CVM at 12:30pm. Location of 11:30am lunch with speaker will be announced later. (Unfortunately the previously planned talk by Cavan Allan on “Identification of Native and Nursery Grown Aquatic Plants” will not take place; we hope to bring it at a future date.)
May 2 (Thursday 7PM - Vet School): Catered Social + Discussion Centers + Wet Spot Order Pickup, "Water Quality Parameters" (Mark D Domanowski), “Aquarium Gadgets” (Thomas Narten) -NOTE: 7PM time
April 4 (Thursday - Vet School): Mini-talks: "Native Collecting Trip Review" (Gerald Pottern), "Growing and Flowering Crypts Emersed" (Steve Perkins), “Raising shrimp, ” (Richard Mullinax), “Using Liquid Carbon,” (Makeila Cox)
March 1-3, 2019: Annual Workshop/Auction @ Holiday Inn
March 7 (Thursday - Vet School): Bob Schraedley on “Killifish - The Chromas & Kathetys”
Jan 27 (Sunday - Holiday Inn) : RAS Tag Sale
Feb 7 (Thursday - Vet School): “A Look at RAS Members’ Aquaria” (various)
Jan 10 (Thursday - Vet School): Diana Walstad on “Small-Scale Guppy Breeding”
Past Events (2018):
Dec 6 (Thursday - Vet School): Holiday Party (bring dish to share)
Nov 1 (Thursday - Vet School): Three Mini Talks: Diana Walstad on “Raising Brine Shrimp”, Jamie Carr on “3-d Printing of Aquarium Parts” and Gabe Alrcon on “Marine Macroalgae: The Planted Reef”
Oct 4 (Thursday - Vet School): Social with Sub Sandwiches + SIGs (Thomas Narten on “Inexpensive LED Lights”, Jon Hamm on “Breeding and Raising Baby Fish”, Gerald Pottern on “Catching and Keeping American Native Fish”)
Sept 23 (for October delivery): Wet Spot Group Buy
Sept 5 (Wednesday - Hibernian Pub): Ken Davis on How he has Kept and Bred over 1,000 Species. Have dinner and drinks at the Hibernian while we get together to talk fish. Ken’s presentation will be a Q&A discussion format for us to pick his brain on spawning and raising fry. He will also dazzle us with photos and interesting stories. It will be a fun evening!!
Sept 7 (Friday 10AM): Local Collecting Trip with Gerald Pottern
August 2 (Thursday - Vet School): Dave Herlong on Malawi Cichlids
August 4 (Saturday 11AM-3PM - Sertoma Park): Annual picnic (RAS supplies everything, bring dish to share)
July 5 (Thursday - Vet School): Alex Scharnberg on West African Cichlids
May 3 (Thursday - Vet School 7PM): Pizza Social + Special Interest Group:
Note: Early start time of 7PM!!
David Herlong on African Cichlids
Richard Mullinax on Keeping Shrimp
Ticia Antinori on Beginning Plant Keeping
May 5 (Saturday, noon - Shelley Lake Park): Leadmine Creek Cleanup (Adopt A Stream)
April 6 (Friday - location TBD): Local Collecting Trip with Gerald Pottern
March 24 (Saturday): Michael Maieli hosts RAS table at NCSU Vet School Open House
March 1-5: 2018 Workshop & Auction
Feb 1 (Thursday): Arielle Wright & Chris Sotherden on What's so Fancy About Goldfish?
Jan 4 (Thursday): Mini presentations: Mark Domanowski on Breeding Black Worms, Allan Bryant on Water Treatment in NC: How it may Affect Aquariums, and Doug Brown on 2017 Spawnings by RAS Breeder of the Year