President's Message


November 2017

Lest we forget,
I hope everybody has had a chance to take in some of the Fall Auctions and Shows. The competition in the shows has been exciting. The Kitchener, Waterloo Aquarium Society had their show at the end of October. The turnout was alright but all in all there was some great fish. The Auction was well attended as well as lots of great bargains for all. The St. Catharineís will be next, then Peel, lots of miles and lots of great deals. Then it is time to get ready for the cold and crappy weather and with all the new species to breed over the winter this is one of the exciting things about our hobby.

If there are any Aquarium Clubs out there that is interested in putting on the CAOAC Convention in 2019. Get your plans and agendas ready and put on a presentation. There could be a couple of clubs wanting that honor of putting their best foot forward. There are guidelines to help you and lots of people to help you so you are never on your own; all you have to do is ask for help.

The CAOAC Executive has got the raffle tickets for a chance to win your convention ticket. They are five dollars each and with every twenty that are sold then a draw will take place and the winner will get their convention ticket free. Good luck to all.

I would still like to see a few more faces at the CAOAC Meeting in Waterdown, as this is a great way to increase the communication between the clubs and find out what everybody is doing to help their club work and maybe get some fresh ideas to bring back to your own club. We had a few new faces at the last meeting but there were still a lot of empty chairs around the table. Remember an empty chair makes no noise and there are a lot of great ideas that are not being shared. It is very discouraging when you hear grumbling from the clubs that donít make an appearance at the meetings. When you hear this stuff from somebody who was not there it has no bearing on those that were there. We had a great discussion from those in attendance last meeting and lots of great ideas came out. For those who donít care to show up I guess you will have to put up with the ideas of those who show up. Once again Remember a empty chair makes no noise.
If some people would show up they would not have to start rumors about stuff they have not got all the facts about. Itís great some people show up once a year and know everything about whatís gone on all year and then proceed to tell everyone about what they think is happening.

Also if there are interested people we need some committee people to fill some empty spots. We will be having our 50/50 Draw and the ever popular draw table so we can all either donate or buy some tickets for a chance to win what is on the tables. So come one all.

If there are any clubs out there that have changes in executive please get the new information to us so we can update our records.

The chill is in the air,
Time to enjoy the fall,
Ron Bishop

President CAOAC


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