Greenwater Aquarist Society

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Welcome!  Greenwater Aquarist Society is an all species, general-interest Aquarium Society in the South 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 Meeting Sunday April 25, 2021
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.

TIME: 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm CDT
LOCATION: Bird Haven Greenhouse Hall
    225 Gougar Road Joliet, Illinois 60432

Noon: Meal & Refreshments. We will be serving pizzas and beverages.
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 -- open discussion group
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.
No Bowl Show this Month

Prize Raffle
1) Marineland Magnum Polishing Internal Canister Filter
2) Mini Green Killing Machine Internal UV Sterilizer with Powerhead
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. 
Mini-Auction:
   Donations welcome for Mini-Auction.
   BAP & AHAP donated items.
   Members can bring up to 12 items for 100 percent proceeds.
   Only Members can sell in the Mini-Auction.
   Pricing options available to members:
      1. It sells for what it sells for
      2. Minimum Bid
      3. Buy it Now - can sell before the Mini-Auction
   Guests are welcome to purchase items.

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. It will be held at Bird Haven Greenhouse & Conservatory, where we usually hold our public auctions and swap meets.



We'd like to thank everyone who attended our first meeting of the year on March 14, 2021.   As progress is made against the Covid-19 virus, we will be attempting to return to a normal meeting and event schedule.  We apologize for the trouble with our mailing list but we are working to resolve the issue to properly notify everyone about our next meeting and/or event.   We are working to schedule a meeting in May, 2021.  We will post here as soon as we have anything definite.


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.


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


Thank you,

Greenwater Aquarist Society




SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (2021)

April 25, 2021 -  Meeting 

May, 2021 - Up in the air

June 13, 2021 - Meeting

July 9, 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