Greenwater Aquarist Society


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 Swap:
Notice: Vendor Registration is now open

Sunday October 17, 2021 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'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.
Doors will open at 8:00 am for vendor set up. 
Buyers will be allowed in at 10:00 am.  Free -- No Entry fee!

Hope to see you at the swap!

Greenwater Aquarist Society Meeting after Swap:
Sunday October 17, 2021 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.

(10:00 am Swap Meet)
1:00pm: Meal & Refreshments. We will be serving Pizza 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.

1:45 pm Bowl Show
2:00 pm Club Business and Raffle.
2:15 pm Program -- open discussion group.
3:00 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.

Bowl Show -- Angelfish, Discus, Goldfish
Prize Raffle 
1) TBA
2) TBA

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!
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

Membership applications will be available at this swap.  

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.



October 17, 2021 - Swap Meet 10am

October 17, 2021 - Meeting 1pm

November 21, 2021 - Meeting

December 5, 2021 - Meeting

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

February 13, 2022 - Meeting

March 13, 2022 - Meeting