Joe Fleckenstein

CCAC June 4, 2020 MEETING – CCAC Joe Fleckenstein speaking on Big Ponds

speaker bio

Joe Fleckenstein, past president of the Circle City Aquarium Club in Indianapolis, has been in the hobby seriously for about twenty-five years. He formerly maintained many species of fish in a basement fishroom consisting of over 130 aquariums.  Joe has recently moved to a larger property and is currently working on constructing a separate building in order to expand and update his hobby. Joe has a B.S. degree in Biology/Zoology and an M.S degree in secondary education from Ball State University.  He is employed as a high school science teacher.

Joe will give a program on how he turned his above ground pool into a pond housing tropical fish in the summer.  The talk will include how he maintained his 13,000 gallon oasis in the backyard of his home in Indianapolis.  He will discuss the types of plants and fish he has kept in the pool pond as well as many other aspects of this unusual spin-off of his “aquaristic” addiction.


Please Note – due to the continuing COVID-19 crisis, and travel restrictions within Marion County, this will be a “virtual” meeting. We will be using the BlueJeans app for this presentation. The meeting link is below.

We hope to resume a more normal meeting format in July with a very exciting speaker, as well as mini-auction. We will are also planning to hold a combined virtual-live format beginning in July.


Free and open to the public.

Meeting Time: Thursday, Month, Day 2020 at 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Meeting Location:

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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.

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 March 5, 2020 MEETING – Amber Menard speaking on betta species

Amber Menard is a betta hobbyist that has been passionate about keeping and breeding wild bettas. Amber began keeping and breeding domestic betta splendens at a young age. She eventually discovered elusive wild betta species, and became hooked. The conservation, preservation, and education of these amazing fish has become her life’s work. Amber is the owner and curator of the largest wild betta breeding collection in North America, and has had the honor of being recognized by CARES this year as a species ambassador for her work with these captivating fish. Amber is now working with 74 wild betta species and has several upcoming collection/documentation trips planned to Asia. Amber hopes to share this passion with others so that they may be inspired to start keeping wild bettas of their own.



Free and open to the public.

Meeting Time: Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 7:30 PM – 10:30 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/