TCA Christmas Party Coming December 10th

The Christmas Party will be held on Saturday evening, December 10, 2016.  The party will begin at 7 PM. with setup starting at 6:30 PM.

The party will be held at Page and Collen’s aquarium shop, which is located at 6908 Baker Blvd. Richland, TX. 76118.  If you need additional information about the location, you can call the store at 817-537-2102.  The website is: www.texasaquaticsfish.com

The Christmas extravaganza is always lots of fun, and this year we are asking those attending to bring their favorite finger foods plus a chair.  TCA will provide the soft drinks, water, etc.

If you want to be involved in the Crazy Santa gift exchange, you need to bring a fish related item or actual live fish.

We’re looking forward to a great evening and

hope you will be there

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Fall Auction Coming September 11th

TCA will be hosting the Fall 2016 Auction

Sunday, September 11th at the

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 Annual Cookout – August 20, 2016 at 7 PM

TCA annual cookout – August 20th at 7 PM

Our August meeting will be a backyard cookout on Saturday, August 20th at 7 PM at Alan Young’s home.    This is always a fun event and we hope everyone can get this on your calendar.

Alan will be providing the hot dogs and brats for the grill, and everyone else should bring something that goes with them, such as potato and pasta salads, chips and dips, finger foods, and desserts, plus anything special they would like to drink.

It will be helpful if you try to arrive at 6:30 or later so things can be set up without too much confusion.

      Alan lives at:     1201 Brookvalley Drive        

                                Arlington, TX   76018

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June Meeting – Pool Party June 11 at 3 PM

The TCA June monthly meeting is going to be a pool party/cookout at the home of Tom & Melissa Ruden, 2676 Gardendale Drive, Fort Worth TX  76120. We are scheduled to start at 3 PM.

Tom and Melissa are going to provide Hotdogs and Burgers. We need everyone else to bring chips and drinks.  Mike has asked you to RSVP no later than Wednesday, June 8th so we can get a clear head count.  Mike’s e-mail address is aggiefishman@ live.com.

If you want to swim just bring your swim suit, but it is also Ok to just attend and enjoy the cookout.

 

 

 

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TCA Auction Coming May 1st

TCA will be hosting the Spring 2016 Auction

Sunday, May 1st at the

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 Meeting Saturday April 16 at The Fish Gallery

April 16TCA will hold the regular monthly meeting at the Fish Gallery in Dallas on Saturday, April 16th.  Carla Johnson will demonstrate how to make your own fish food and has promised free samples will be available after the presentation.

NOTE SPECIAL MEETING TIME OF 5:30.  We need to start on time and finish our meeting promptly so the Fish Gallery folks can close the store and go home.

The Fish Gallery is located at 6955 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75231.   Phone:(214) 373-3474

 

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Swap Meeting Scheduled For Sunday March 20th

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Through the generosity of Texas Aquatics, The Texas Cichlid Association is hosting a swap meet on Sunday, March 20th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Texas Aquatics–6908 Baker Boulevard in Richland Hills Texas.  The swap meet will take place in the front parking lot.

Those wishing to sell will need to provide their own table.  Some have thought about just selling out of the back of their car/SUV/pickup.  There is no charge for sellers since you are responsible for your own table.

Feel free to attend and bring snacks, drinks, etc.  It would be helpful if you let Jolee know about what food items you plan to bring.

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For more information keep your eye on this website for updated information, or contact:

Mike Johnson aggiefishman@live.com;

 In case of inclement weather we will move the swap meet to April 3rd.

 

 For information about Texas Aquatics go to:  www.texasaquaticsfish.com

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TCA Calendar For 2016

The Calendar for 2016 has been finalized and is shown below.  A pdf version is included at the end in case you wish to save a copy on your computer.

TEXAS CICHLID ASSOCIATION

CALENDAR FOR 2016

 March 20:  TCA Swap Meet on Texas Aquatics’ parking lot.  Vendor set-up begins at 12:30; Sales from 1:00 to 4:00.  NOTE:  In case of inclement weather causing cancellation, alternate date will be April 3.

April 16 Regular monthly TCA meeting at Fish Gallery in Dallas. Carla Johnson will demonstrate how to make your own fish food. Free samples will be available after the presentation.  NOTE SPECIAL MEETING TIME OF 5:30.  We need to start on time and finish our meeting promptly so the Fish Gallery folks can close the store and go home.

May 1 TCA Spring Auction.  Hilton Garden Inn, Irving (the usual place).

June 11 Pool party hosted by Tom & Melissa Ruden, 2676 Gardendale Drive, Fort Worth.  We need some type of short program for this meeting.

No July TCA meeting.

July 7-10: American Cichlid Association convention, Cincinnati, Ohio.  See www.cichlid.org for more info.

August 20:  Annual TCA end-of-summer cookout hosted by Alan Young, 1201 Brookvalley, Arlington.  We need some type of short program for this meeting.

September 11:  TCA Fall Auction.  Hilton Garden Inn, Irving (the usual place).

October 21-23:  FOTAS convention hosted by Hill Country Cichlid Club, in Schertz.  

No November TCA meeting.

December 10:  Annual Christmas Party and Crazy Santa gift exchange at Texas Aquatics.  Attendees bring snacks and finger foods.  Those wishing to participate in the gift exchange should bring something nice to swap.  Gifts can be live fish or merely fish-related.

TCA 2016 CALENDAR

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January Meeting – Elections Coming Saturday January 16

TCA will be holding the first meeting of 2016 this Saturday night at 7 PM.  The agenda consists of 4 things:

  1. Officer/Board elections
  2. Finalizing the 2016 monthly schedule
  3. Announcement of the annual Breeder’s Award
  4. Phil Tucker will give a brief talk on raising & Breeding Plecos
  5. A fun raffle of a collection of beautiful Plecos

Renewal membership forms will be available and you must pay 2016 dues ($5) to vote or run for office.

The February meeting details are still in process.  We would love to have someone volunteer to host that meeting, which should be held February 20th.  Let Mike (  e-mail at Aggiefishman@live.com  )   know if you are willing to help with that.  A final decision on the exact details will be made at the meeting.

The party will be held at Texas Aquatics, which is located at 6908 Baker Blvd. Richland Hills, TX. 76118.  If you need additional information about the location, you can call the store at 817-537-2102.  The website is: www.texasaquaticsfish.com

 

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Christmas Party Coming Saturday December 12th at 7 PM

The Christmas Party will be held on Saturday evening, December 12, 2015.  The party will begin at 7 PM. with setup starting at 6:30 PM.

The party will be held at Page and Collen’s aquarium shop, which is located at 6908 Baker Blvd. Richland, TX. 76118.  If you need additional information about the location, you can call the store at 817-537-2102.  The website is: www.texasaquaticsfish.com

The Christmas extravaganza is always lots of fun, and this year we are asking those attending to bring their favorite finger foods plus a chair.  TCA will provide the soft drinks, water, etc.

If you want to be involved in the Crazy Santa gift exchange, you need to bring a fish related item or actual live fish.

We’re looking forward to a great evening and

hope you will be there.

 

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