CCAC March 7th, 2019 MEETING – Kelsea Kruger “Axolotls”

Come meet Kelsea Nicole Kruger. Kelsea is a huge animal lover of all kinds, of course that includes fish. Born and raised in Indianapolis she lives with her husband Edward, their four dogs, and several tanks. She has had aquariums since she was little. She started young with the more common bettas and live bearers. Then at age 13 her most vivid memory was her Christmas present, a full setup 28 bowfront from her parents. She has been hooked ever since. Keeping angels, tetras, and plecos. She now keeps around 20 tanks. Ranging from 5 gallons to 150 gallons with everything from shrimp, angels, several types of cichlids, and of course her most loved axolotls.


Kelsea is very active with the Circle City Aquarium Club. Kelsea is the Vice President of the club, does membership, and plans several events for the club. She has won the President appreciation award, Specialist breeder and aquarist of the year. This will be her first talk, I am sure she is nervous and excited. She has great knowledge about axolotls and is willing to share what she knows. Come join her and learn about the amazing axolotl.


Free and open to the public.

Meeting Time:

Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Meeting Location:

La Quinta Inn & Suites                                                                                                                   5120 Victory Dr.                                                                                                                        Indianapolis, Indiana 46203

What to Expect:

A typical meeting we start setting up about 7:00 pm and will official start around 7:30 pm. At the start of the meeting all club business and announcements are made.

Next is our speaker/presentation. Typically they last about 1 hour. Topics have a very broad range as far as a hobbyist can see.

After that a  brief intermission

  The Conclusion consists of door prizes, a members-only raffle item donated from one of our many proud sponsors/supporters, and  a members-only mini-auction of fish and aquarium related goods.  Meetings usually last until 9:30 or 10:00 pm

Red Raffle Tickets are priced as follows:

1 ticket $1.00    6 tickets $5.00     15 tickets $10.00    35 tickets $20.00

Membership

Remember it is only $20.00 a year for membership. You can join in person or online http://ccacaqclub.org/membership-2/join-now/

CCAC February 7th, 2019 MEETING – Charley Grimes “Killifish”

Come meet Mr. Charley Grimes. Charley is extremely well-known in the hobby and has been an avid aquarist since the age of 14. His first fish tank was a 12+ gallon tank that he made from an old gasoline pump cylinder.  He has maintained well over 100 tanks and has worked with  small barbs, killies, native fishes, rainbow fishes, various Badis species, cichlids, as well as gobys and gudgeons just to name a few.

Living in the Indianapolis area, Charley is active with the Circle City Aquarium Club. He has 1523 points and is a Grandmaster Breder. He is one of the best-known pure hobbyists among US aquarists. His popularity is the result of his aquaristic skill and experience, his personality and sense of humor and his willingness to share all of the above with others. There is a HUGE demand for Charley’s presentations, especially among the cichlid- and killifish-oriented clubs. He has spoken at American Cichlid Association and American Killifish Association conventions, at past OCA meetings and at four OCA Extravaganzas. Charley has also been an avid fish collector and has taken three trips to South America and one to Mexico. In the spring, he often gets “Native Fish Fever” and collects locally in Indiana and in the southeastern part of the country. He has been keeping fish for sixty years and still loves it. Come listen to his amazing talks that people come from afar to listen to. It is not one to be missed.


Free and open to the public.

Meeting Time:

Thursday, February 7 , 2019 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Meeting Location:

La Quinta Inn & Suites                                                                                                                 5120 Victory Dr.                                                                                                                        Indianapolis, Indiana 46203

What to Expect:

A typical meeting we start setting up about 7:00 pm and will official start around 7:30 pm. At the start of the meeting all club business and announcements are made.

Next is our speaker/presentation. Typically they last about 1 hour. Topics have a very broad range as far as a hobbyist can see.

After that a  brief intermission

  The Conclusion consists of door prizes, a members-only raffle item donated from one of our many proud sponsors/supporters, and  a members-only mini-auction of fish and aquarium related goods.  Meetings usually last until 9:30 or 10:00 pm

Red Raffle Tickets are priced as follows:

1 ticket $1.00              6 tickets $5.00            15 tickets $10.00            35 tickets $20.00

Membership

Remember it is only $20.00 a year for membership. You can join in person or online http://ccacaqclub.org/membership-2/join-now/

CCAC January 3rd, 2019 MEETING – Jennifer Dillon “Tips and Tricks of the hobby”

Jennifer Dillon is a self-professed “plant geek”.  She’s been keeping planted tanks for going on 18 years.  Her hobby began at 16 years old, working her first job at PetsMart.  She moved on to Speck’s Pet Supply in Avon, and then worked at Inland Aquatics through college.  She is a former moderator on The Planted Tank forum (as JenThePlantGeek), and a long-time member and volunteer with the Aquatic Gardner’s Association.  She’s the former HAP chairperson for the Circle City Aquarium Club and is currently serving as its President.
When not elbows deep in planted tanks, Jen enjoys outdoor gardening, curating her Little Free Library, crafting, chasing her two wonderful children, and working by day as a Software Engineer.

Meeting Time:

Thursday, January 3 , 2019 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Meeting Location:

La Quinta Inn & Suites                                                                                                                        5120 Victory Dr.                                                                                                                        Indianapolis, Indiana 46203

What to Expect:

A typical meeting we start setting up about 7:00 pm and will official start around 7:30 pm. At the start of the meeting all club business and announcements are made.

Next is our speaker/presentation. Typically they last about 1 hour. Topics have a very broad range as far as a hobbyist can see.

After that a  brief intermission

  The Conclusion consists of door prizes, a members-only raffle item donated from one of our many proud sponsors/supporters, and  a members-only mini-auction of fish and aquarium related goods.  Meetings usually last until 9:30 or 10:00 pm

Red Raffle Tickets are priced as follows:

1 ticket $1.00              6 tickets $5.00            15 tickets $10.00            35 tickets $20.00

Membership

Remember it is only $20.00 a year for membership. You can join in person or online http://ccacaqclub.org/membership-2/join-now/