January Meeting – Officer Elections Jan 20, 2018

The first TCA meeting of 2018 will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 6:00 PM.  Please note the time change to earlier in the evening/day.  We realize – and apologize since – this earlier time makes it harder/often impossible for those of you who work on Saturday to attend the meetings, and we are committed to generally getting back to a 7 PM start time.  We do expect the meeting to last until about 8 PM, so even if you are likely to be late, we encourage you to attend.

This meeting will be held at Texas Aquatics ( 6908 Baker Blvd. Richland, TX. 76118 ) – where the Christmas party was held.

The main agenda items are:

1.  Approval of the 2018 schedule.

2.  Payment of 2018 dues.

3.  Election of officers and board members.

If you would like to run for any office – Please email Michael  (   http://aggiefishman@ live.com  )   or you can even have your name added to the ballot at the meeting that night.

We hope to have lots of folks at this meeting – so please make plans to attend.

We will also finalize plans for the year’s calendar.  Tentative plans are to hold the Swap Meet  on March 11, the Spring Auction  in April, and the Fall Auction on September 16th. These dates and the rest of the calendar will be finalized at the meeting.

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Christmas Party To Be Held December 2, 2017 at 6 PM

Texas Aquatics is proud to be hosting the Texas Cichlid Association’s
Annual Christmas Party/Crazy Santa Gift Exchange

December 2 at 6 pm – 9pm

Please bring a small finger food, chips & dip, or dessert plus a folding chair

(The gift exchange is optional. If you want to participate, please bring a gift-wrapped  fish or fish related item. The gift excahnge is a great deal of fun for all who play)

“Please come early if you want to shop at our store”

Location:  6908 Baker Blvd., Richland Hills, TX, 76118

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FOTAS In Houston Oct 20-22

FOTAS 2017 HoustonThe Federation of Texas Aquarium Societies (FOTAS) is having its annual conference and show this weekend in Houston!!  The event will feature, world class speakers, a funny money auction, a fish show sanctioned by the American Cichlid Association and a auction of all aquarium related items on Sunday.  For more information, go

 

to http://selas.us/FOTAS/.

Click Here For The Auction Rules

 

Click Here For The Seller Form

 

 

Click Here For The Auction Rules

 

Click Here For The Seller Form
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Texas Aquatics Swap Meet Saturday, November 4, 2017

Swap Meet

Saturday, November 4, 2017

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Texas Aquatics is hosting a Swap Meet in their store parking lot at 6908 Baker Boulevard:  Saturday, November 4, 2017. Bring your fish stuff that has been just sitting around the house or fish room that you don’t want to use anymore (working). Sell young or old fish you want to get rid of (Bagged to sell).  You can set up tables or just sell out of your vehicles. It will start at 11 am in our parking lot and end at 4 pm.

All are welcome.

 If you have any questions please e-mail us at texasaquatics@att.net

 

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Houston Sept 2nd Auction Cancelled Due To Hurrican Harvey

HCA has posted this message:

HCA Auction Cancelled

 

 

 

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Fall Auction Will Be Held On September 17th

TCA will be hosting the Fall 2017 Auction

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Hilton Garden Inn DFW South

2001 Valley View Lane, Irving, Texas 75061

(972) 313-2800

This is the same location as our past several auctions (map below).  Most of the details will be familiar to those of you who have attended our auctions in the past.

Scene From A Recent Auction
Scene From A Recent Auction

As usual 3 different things will be taking place – somewhat simultaneously.

Live Auction Live Fish, rocks, tanks, equipment, etc.
Silent Auction All Plants must be sold in the silent auction.  Other items can also be sold this way.
Buy It Now Table This option is not available at this auction.
The Raffle. Buy tickets at the registration table at $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.

More specific details are below, but first I want to discuss the schedule.

8:30AM Latest arrival time for TCA members to arrive to help with setup.
9:00 AM Registration will be open for sellers only.
10:00AM Registration Table will be open for buyer registration.  No buyers allowed in until after registration.
11:00 AM Live Auction will begin.
 ?? The auction will end when the last item has been sold
 ?? Final raffle will be conducted after the auction ends.  You must still be present to win.

 

Just A Small Part Of The Available Items
Just A Small Part Of The Available Items
Bidder Looking Over The Silent Auction Table
Bidder Looking Over The Silent Auction Table

Detailed Auction Rules are the same as in the past.  This link will take you to those rules for review:

http://www.texascichlid.org/auctions/auction-rules/

http://www.texascichlid.org/auctions/silent-auction-rules/

Map of Auction Location

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June Meeting and Pool Party Coming June 17th

TCA’s meeting this month will be a Pool Party at the home of Tom & Melissa Ruden, 2676 Gardendale Dr., Fort Worth TX 76120.  

Be sure to note the meeting will start at 1 PM.

Please email Michael  (   http://aggiefishman@ live.com  )  if you will be attending so we can we get a count of the number of people attending. Tom and Melissa will supply the meat but we will need to bring chips and drinks.

 

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Our Next TCA Meeting Will Be A Roadtrip on May 20th

On May 20th TCA will hold it’s monthly meeting by traveling to the Hill Country Auction. 

Hill Country AdThere is no plan at this point to arrange a group travel activity, so everyone can just make their own plans to drive down at their convenience.  Oddly there is no information in the ad about the exact venue, but when that information is available we will post it here.

 

 

 

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Spring Auction Scheduled For Sunday, April 30, 2017

TCA will be hosting the Spring 2017 Auction

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Hilton Garden Inn DFW South

2001 Valley View Lane, Irving, Texas 75061

(972) 313-2800

This is the same location as our past several auctions (map below).  Most of the details will be familiar to those of you who have attended our auctions in the past.

Scene From A Recent Auction
Scene From A Recent Auction

As usual 3 different things will be taking place – somewhat simultaneously.

 Live Auction  Only Live Fish, rocks, and tanks over 20 gallons allowed
 Silent Auction  All items not listed above, including plants, tanks 20 gallons & under, decorations, etc
Buy It Now Table  This option is not available at this auction.
The Raffle.  Buy tickets at the registration table at $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.

More specific details are below, but first I want to discuss the schedule.

 8:30 AM Latest arrival time for TCA members to arrive to help with setup.
 9:00 AM Registration will be open for sellers only.
 10:00 AM Registration Table will be open for buyer registration.  No buyers allowed in until after registration.
11:00 AM Live Auction will begin.
   ?? The auction will end when the last item has been sold
   ??  Final raffle will be conducted after the auction ends.  You must still be present to win.

 

Just A Small Part Of The Available Items
Just A Small Part Of The Available Items
Bidder Looking Over The Silent Auction Table
Bidder Looking Over The Silent Auction Table

Detailed Auction Rules are the same as in the past.  This link will take you to those rules for review:

http://www.texascichlid.org/auctions/auction-rules/

http://www.texascichlid.org/auctions/silent-auction-rules/

Map of Auction Location

 

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TCA Swap Meet Coming on Sunday March 19

TCA will be hosting a swap meet at Texas Aquatics (6908 Baker Blvd, Richland Hills, TX) on Sunday March 19 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. This will give you a great chance to either buy lots of equipment and fish – or sell the same to excited buyers.  You will want to get here early to find the best selections.  You will find good choices in tanks (John Hansen has promised to bring several), tropical fish, and equipment.

Sellers will be able to set up in the parking lot (be here early to find the optimum spots) and sell right from your vehicles.

 

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