Sacramento Aquarium Society

Bringing Aquarium Hobbyists of the Greater Sacramento Valley Together Since 1952

Welcome

The Sacramento Aquarium Society (SAS) is a local fish club that meets at 7:00 pm on the first Saturday of each month.  We are a non-profit organization with an objective to encourage and further the interest of the care and breeding of tropical fish and to promote the exchange of information between amateur aquarists.  Meetings typically include a guest speaker, bowl show, raffle, attendance prize, and an auction which includes fish, aquatic plants, and aquarium supplies.  Many of the auction items go for less than wholesale prices.

Next Meeting June 3rd

Program: Birger Kamprath - "Squeakers and their Close Relatives"

Birger has been keeping fish of one form or another since the age of ten. Forty-five years later this childhood hobby persists as strong as ever, and you will find many aquariums in his home. Most are dedicated to the Mochokid catfish of Africa, a fascinating group of species that offer challenges in understanding the care and breeding of this family of fish.

Supplementing his fish keeping, over the past few years Birger has turned amateur writer and photographer, writing catfish related articles as another expression of his interest in these fascinating creatures. His interest in catfish brought him to the on-line world of PlanetCatfish in the mid 2000's, where he sits as a Moderator and spends many hours conversing and sharing insights. His first nervously accepted speaking engagement was to the 2012 Catfish Study Group Convention in the United Kingdom but is now excited to continue to share knowledge on the fishes of the often mysterious continent of Africa.

You will find Birger living in the Canadian Rockies, self-employed as a log-fitter and timber-framer in the Bow Valley town of Canmore, Alberta. You will also find him practicing and teaching karate as the Head Instructor of a non-profit karate club, where he engages community youth in age-old teachings focused on self-improvement and humility. Many hours have also been spent getting to know the lakes and streams of Western Canada, with both a fishing rod and dip net.

Announcements

02/03/2017 - Membership Dues Change March 4th

SAS membership dues change will go up at the March 4th General Meeting. SAS offers two types of memberships, digital (email copy), and snail mail (printed copy) newsletter. Annual membership dues will go up to $30 for snail mail, and $20 for digital. You can join or renew your SAS membership now for $24 for snail mail, and $14 for digital via PayPal through March 6th.

02/01/2017 - General Meetings

General Meetings start at 7:00 pm. Socializing times are between 4:45 and 7:00 pm. Auction check in is between 6:00 and 7:00 PM. No auction Items will be checked in after 7:00 pm. Click here for Monthly Auction Rules. Also keep in mind that we now ask for membership cards to be shown when checking in.

08/01/2016 - PayPal Monetary Donations

SAS has a easy way to make a monetary donation, if you wish. Click on the ad below to be redirected to PayPal's web site and enter any amount you wish to donate.

02/18/2016 - Google+ Community - Sacramento Aquarium and Pond Hobby

Google+

Bringing together aquarium and pond hobbyist of the greater Sacramento area. Some of our sponsors and many SAS members have already joined. A great place to share information with other hobbyist in the area.

A link has been added on the left side menu of this home page for you to find it quickly.

Have you joined yet?

06/10/2015 - Historic Tropical News Online

Modesta Moréy has digitized historic Tropical News going back to 1955 and they are now available via Google Drive for those members that have a Google account. If you have a Google account and you do not see the Tropical News in your "Shared with me" folder send me (Tony Griffitts) an email and I will share it with you.

"Members Only" Web Pages

The Members Only section is available to members of the Sacramento Aquarium Society.  It currently contains articles, current and past digital issues of the Tropical News newsletter,  email addresses for club members, contact information for club officers and committee chairs, a list of sales table products, and  Board of Directors meeting schedule.

Contact Tony Griffitts (SAS Webmaster) for access.

Website Design

Please send content ideas, usability suggestions, or problems with this site to the SAS Webmaster Tony Griffitts.


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