Greenwater Aquarist Society


Welcome!  Greenwater Aquarist Society is an all species, general-interest Aquarium Society in the Greater Chicagoland Area that has been around since 1957!  Come to one of our events or join us as a guest at one of our monthly meetings.   Meet and socialize with others interested in the aquarium hobby and get access to fish and plants raised by hobbyists. 

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Greenwater Aquarist Society Meeting:
Sunday May 16, 2021 at 12pm - 4pm CDT
Meeting Location:
Pilcher Park Pavilion, Highland Park Dr & Gougar Rd, Joliet IL 60432

Please join us at our Monthly Meeting.
Meetings are open to Members or attend as a Guest.
We will have Refreshments, Program, Mini-Auction, and Raffle.

More info to come

TIME: 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm CDT
LOCATION: Pilcher Park Pavilion
    Highland Park Dr  & Gougar Rd, Joliet, IL 60432
    This is same location as September 2020 Outdoor Meeting
    (1 Block South of Bird Haven 225 Gougar Rd, Joliet IL 60432)

Noon: Meal & Refreshments. We will be serving beverages and a hosting a BBQ.
As always, members are more than welcome to bring appetizers, snacks, and desserts to share!
Enjoy a meal and socialize with other hobbyists about your specific interests.  Being an all species club with a large monthly attendance, you are sure to find that there are several other members with similar aquatic collections to your own.
1:00 pm Club Business and Raffle (top prizes to be announced soon).
1:30 pm Program -- tba
2:30 pm Club Mini Auction! Members are encouraged to bring fish, plants, decorations, and aquarium supplies to be sold at our mini auction. Limit of ten items per seller.
Bowl Show -- tba

Prize Raffle -- tba
Other Items: Driftwood, Flake Food, Pellets, Sponge Filters, Gravel, Sand, and more.

Fundraising Raffle Note:  Listing of brand names indicates items donated to Greenwater Aquarist Society by those manufacturers.  Greenwater wishes to thank those manufacturers for their generous support. 

More Info to come

Hope to see you at the meeting!

Questions? Contact us using this link
If you or someone you know is interested in speaking at a Greenwater meeting please contact Our Program Coordinator using this link

We've always got somethin' goin' on.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we encourage all attendees to respect local ordinances, which include and are not limited to: wearing facemasks and observing proper social distancing protocol. This page will be updated promptly in the case of changing circumstances.

Note: Location for our upcoming meeting will NOT be held at Christ Lutheran Church nor at Bird Haven Greenhouse & Conservatory, where we usually hold our public auctions and swap meets.

Well, for a fish club that uses the slogan, "We've always got somethin' goin' on", 2020 has been an "almost nothin' goin' on" year and 2021 has been about the same.  But all that nothin' is changing.  Meetings are back but not on a regular schedule.  We were able to conduct an in person March and April meetings which went very well.  If you did not receive an email notification, there were some issues, but that has been corrected.  

     So we've finally "we've got somethin' goin' on" and hopefully you can join us for an informal, in person meeting.

Member's Membership status:

We have implemented a month to month pass on membership dues.  If you were a paid member in March of 2020, you are still currently a paid member.  At some time, hopefully in the near future, as we get back to normal, membership dues will return to normal.

Membership applications will be available at this meeting.  

You may also download, fill out, print and bring with to event.

Click here for GWAS Membership Application as a fillable PDF.

Please check back for the latest updates regarding our next scheduled meeting.

Thank you,

Greenwater Aquarist Society


Dates are subject to change as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic


May 16, 2021 - Meeting / BBQ at Pilcher Park in Joliet

June 13, 2021 - Meeting

July 11, 2021 - Meeting

August 8, 2021 - Summer Member's Party 11am-6pm

September 3, 2021 - Meeting

October 1, 2021 - Meeting

October 17, 2021 - Fall Auction

November 5, 2021 - Meeting

November 21, 2021 - Swap Meet

December 3, 2021 - Meeting

January 2, 2022 - Member's Christmas in January 11am-6pm