Saturday June 16, 2018
12:30 PM at the Clark Public Library, Clark NJ
Karen A. Randall is past president of the Boston Aquarium Society, and serves on the board of the Aquatic Gardeners Association. She was editor of the AGA magazine, The Aquatic Gardener, for five years and is now technical editor of the magazine. She has served as a judge for both the AGA Aquascaping Contest and the Aqua Design Amano International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest since its inception. In 2010 she served as a speaker and jury member for the prestigious live international contest "The Art of the Planted Aquarium" held in Hannover, Germany. She has also served as a consultant on several major projects at public aquaria.
Karen travels frequently to study aquatic plants in the wild. She has traveled extensively in South and Central America and Southeast Asia as well as the southern parts of the United States. In Brazil she has assisted with Project Piaba, a conservation program in the Amazon centered on the aquarium fish trade. She regularly does programs on these topics as well as aquatic gardening for groups including aquarium clubs, school children, garden clubs, and church organizations.
We are privileged to present Karen Randall on June 16!
Snacks & Refreshments will be served. Following the program and discussion there will be an auction of fish and plants, from local hobbyists and shops, many rare and hard-to-find. Doors open at high noon and feature a door prize, raffles, sales table, Breeder & Grower Award Programs, and a Plant, Fish, and Sponsor of the Month. Meet and greet hobbyists from around the region! Clark Public Library, just off exit 135 on the Garden State Parkway. All are welcome!
UPCOMING NJAS MEETINGS:Schedule specifics are subject to change -- as of now we've got this exciting line up!
Note Schedule Change 2018: New meeting day/time and location -- we change to 3rd Saturday of each month -- afternoon meetings begin at 12:30 pm -- and we're moving to the conveniently located Clark Public Library in Union County, just off the Parkway at exit 135. This new locale gives us a lot of flexibility to provide you with fuller, fantastic programs! Many of the meetings will include a light lunch, and we'll have participation from vendor reps from time to time. We look forward to this exciting new venue and we'll see you there!
Remembering our Friend, Frank Zillito
For those that have not heard on our closed Group site (Finaddicts) Frank Zillitto, longtime NJAS member and leader, passed away last week after struggling with pneumonia since early November. Frank was a fixture in the New Jersey metro area club and show scene for many decades. He received NJAS' highest honor - Lifetime Member -and the highest level in our Growers Award Program is named in his honor.
Frank was well known and regarded for his expertise with aquatic plants, ponds, and IFGA guppies. He served on the Boards and as President of various NJ aquarium societies over the years. Never an unkind word for anyone, Frank was loved and respected for his kind, generous, and gracious nature. For all these things he will be remembered fondly. Frank Zillitto's official obituary, highlighting a life of diverse accomplishments and service, can be found here with an option to post condolences and tributes: LINK
Breeders & Growers Award Programs
Completed forms and questions can be emailed to NJAS Breeders Award Program. If that link doesn't work, simply e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
NJAS is an organization of aquarists with a wide range of interests and backgrounds. From cichlids to killies, livebearers to labyrinths...plus plants, aquascaping, breeding, do-it-yourself help...we cover a wide range of topics, and we especially encourage newcomers to join us! Our location in Lyndhurst is convenient to major highways and bus routes, and enables us to welcome a large number of attendees. We invite you to join us and look forward to meeting you.