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 of Chicagoland Swap:
Current Vendor List
Vendor Registration is Open

Sunday May 15, 2022 10am - 1:00pm CDT
Bird Haven Greenhouse Hall, 225 Gougar Rd, Joliet IL 60432
Open to the Public.  Parking is Free.
Buyers will be allowed in at 10:00 am.  Free -- No Entry fee!

Greenwater Aquarist Society of Chicagoland's Swap Meet
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. 
The swap will run from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Free -- No Entry fee!
Doors will open at 8:00 am for vendor set up. 

Hope to see you at the swap!

Greenwater Aquarist Society of Chicagoland Meeting after Swap:
Sunday May 15, 2022 at 1pm - 4pm CDT

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.
(10:00 am Swap Meet)
12:00pm: Meal & Refreshments. We will be serving Italian Sausage, Hot Dogs 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.

2:30 pm Prize Raffle.  

3:00 pm Program A: Moderated Discussion Tables
3:00 pm Program B: Club Business and Board Meeting

Bowl Show --  Tetras, Barbs, and Loaches

Bowl Show --   Crustaceans, 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.

Hope to see you at the meeting!

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Membership applications will be available at this event.  

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

We've always got somethin' goin' on.



May 15, 2022 - Swap / Meeting Combo 

June 26, 2022 - Swap / Meeting Combo 

July 24, 2022 - Swap / Meeting Combo 

August 21, 2022 - Meeting / Party 12pm

September 11, 2022 - Swap / Meeting Combo 

October 16, 2022 - Swap / Meeting Combo 

November 20, 2022 - Swap / Meeting Combo 

December 11, 2022 - Member's Christmas Party 12pm 

January 15, 2023 - Swap / Meeting Combo 

February 19, 2023 - Swap / Meeting Combo