Hi Everyone!

Well, I can barely see my pond and yard for all the snow. I know I will be complaining that it’s too hot in July sometime. I will try to look back and remember this day.

At the last meeting we did a small survey to see what you like and what we can do better at the HDAS. One of the suggestions was to get the meetings started on time. We do our best to start at 7:30 but often it is felt that not everyone is there and many would miss part of the meeting. We are going to try to get the meetings started on time at the upcoming meeting.

There is some exciting events scheduled at the HDAS in the next few months. To start with I’d like to thank Bob Wright for his program last month on his trip to Nevada. Very interesting information for us all. Our program this month is on “Seahorses.” I’m looking forward to this presentation. The March program is “setting up a Reef Tank.” Some of you have signed up for the Home Show in April. There is still lots of time to sign up for the Home Show. We will also have a presentation on the CARES program.

The spring auction is set for Sunday March 6 at the Canadian Legion in Waterdown. It’s the first auction of the spring season. Have you checked out your tanks or gently used fish related items to see what you can sell or need to purchase. Come visit us, make some purchases or give us a hand.

A trip to the Toronto Zoo is planned for Sunday June 12. A behind the scenes tour is being arranged in the Aquarium areas. Please sign up for this trip if you are interested in attending. Bring a guest or two. The price will be decided soon. The Third Annual HDAS Pond Tour is being scheduled for Sunday July 10th. The ponds should be in great colour. As today is Ground Hog Day and they are calling for an early spring, I can’t wait to get my yard and pond ready. It’s really hard to believe we will ever get rid of all this snow.

Brantford is hosting the CAOAC Convention on the May Long Weekend. There are many exciting events planned. If you haven’t been to a Tropical Fish Convention before it is being hosted almost next door. This is a great opportunity to meet friends with your interests, compare ideas with your tanks and mingle. Make some plans to come see a speaker or attend the auction. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Happy Valentines to all,