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The Tropical Fish Club of Burlington holds monthly meetings on the second Thursday of every month. The meetings take place at the VFW Hall on Pearl Street in Essex Junction, Vermont.
The meetings start promptly at 6:30pm, and “on-time” door prizes (often fish food, equipment, medications etc. which have been generously donated by manufacturers) are awarded for those who are present when the meeting starts. The drawing is usually followed by the Officers’ reports, announcements about upcoming events. and a general discussion about fish-related topics. Then there is a short break, followed by a feature presentation (usually a guest speaker giving a slide show, sometimes a movie). At the end of the meeting, there is a club auction where live fish, plants and other aquarium related equipment are auctioned off.
It has been a tradition to have a Holiday meeting every December. For the December meeting we meet at someone’s house to see their fish! There are no speakers, but we all bring a pot-luck dish, eat dinner together and chat informally. This is also the meeting where all of the Breeder Award Program awards are given out, and where the winners of the Bowl Show contest are recognized.
Another tradition has been a summer picnic – a good time to reconnect since we don’t meet formally in the months of July and August. The summer picnics have often been held either at a park on Lake Champlain, or at someone’s house (often David and Janine’s, since they conveniently live right on Lake Champlain!). We usually bring food, and swim, play games, eat, talk, and oogle at the fish.
New members are always welcome!