Greenwater Aquarist Society

of Chicagoland

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. 

Sign up for our Email List - Receive information about our Auctions, Swaps, and Meetings.

Check out our public Facebook Group - Greenwater Aquarist Society of Chicagoland

Have Questions? Contact Us - One of our Volunteers will get back to you as soon as possible.

Swap Meet and Meeting Event Saturday May 18, 2024 

The swap will run from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Club Meeting follows the Swap at 1:00 pm.

Location:  Zion Lutheran Church, 17100 69th Av, Tinley Park IL 60477 

Buy hard to find fish, plants, and dry goods directly from local breeders and vendors in a farmer's market atmosphere at the best prices. 

Open to the Public.  Parking is Free.

Buyers will be allowed in at 10:00 am.  Free - No Entry fee!

Doors will open at 8:00 am for vendor set up only. 

Vendor List 

Vendor Sign Up and Wait List

Hope to see you at the swap!


Join us at the Meeting Saturday, May 18, 2024 after the Swap 1:00pm CT

Please join us at our Monthly Meeting.

Meetings are open to Members or attend as a Guest.

We will have Refreshments, Program, Bowl Show, Auction, and Raffle.

Cost: Please bring an appetizer, dish, or dessert to share (Not Mandatory). 

     No Cost to Members, you may bring a guest.

     No Cost for Luncheon.

     Auction - Members can bring up to 10 items and keep 100% of proceeds. 

     Guests are welcome to purchase items.

     RSVP Not Necessary.


Meeting Itinerary

1:00pm: Meal & Refreshments. We will be serving Entre and Sides.

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.

1:15 pm Bowl Show

1:30 pm Club 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.

2:15 pm Prize Raffle.  

2:45 pm Program: Moderated Discussion Tables followed with Club Business and Board Meeting



Bowl Show and Raffle

Bowl ShowCrustaceans, Amphibious Creatures, Guppies 

Prize Raffle 

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. 

Monthly Auction:

   Donations welcome for the Monthly Auction.

   BAP & AHAP donated items.

   Members can bring up to 10 items for 100 percent proceeds.

   Only Members can sell in the Monthly Auction.

   Pricing options available for items:

      1. It sells for what it sells for

      2. Minimum Bid

      3. Buy it Now - members have option to sell before start of Auction

   Guests are welcome to purchase items.

Greenwater Aquarist Society Upcoming Events

Event Schedule

Saturday May 18, 2024 - Swap / Meeting Combo 

Saturday June 22, 2024 - Swap / Meeting Combo 

Saturday July 20, 2024 - Member's Summer Party 12pm

Saturday August 17, 2024 - Swap / Meeting Combo 

Saturday September 14, 2024 - Swap / Meeting Combo 

Saturday October 12, 2024 - Swap / Meeting Combo 

Saturday November 9, 2024 - Swap / Meeting Combo 

Saturday December 14, 2024 - Member's Holiday Party 12pm 

Tentative Schedule

Saturday January 04, 2025 - Swap / Meeting Combo

Saturday February 01, 2025 - Swap / Meeting Combo

Saturday March 01, 2025 - Swap / Meeting Combo

Saturday March 22, 2025 - Swap / Meeting Combo

Saturday April 26, 2025 - Swap / Meeting Combo

Saturday May 31, 2025 - Swap / Meeting Combo

Saturday June 28, 2025 - Swap / Meeting Combo

Saturday July 26, 2025 - Member's Summer Party 12pm

Saturday August 16, 2025 - Swap / Meeting Combo

Saturday September 13, 2025 - Swap / Meeting Combo

Saturday October 11, 2025 - Swap / Meeting Combo

Saturday November 08, 2025 - Swap / Meeting Combo

Saturday December 13, 2025 - Member's Winter Party 12pm

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


Thank you,

Greenwater Aquarist Society

We've always got somethin' goin' on.