Hi Everyone!!!   Is everyone’s pond closed……………I’m going to have to still work on that!

Well, I’m glad that’s over.  The HDAS Fall Auction and Show are over.  Don’t worry-spring will be coming again sooner than you know and I will make the chili again for all you Chili Dog auction people.  I see the Kitchener crowd is into my chili.  Whatever it takes to make you guys happy and buying some really nice fish.  The Show was amazing with 204 entries.  I can’t remember ever having as many entries.  Thank you to all that brought some really nice fish and items for the show.
The auction seemed to be a really big success as well.  Even without Albert-we survived.  Thank you Jessica and Margaret for manning the computer and cash table.  The kitchen did a great job.  I think every item was sold there too.  We had more than 1000 items sold in the auction and that is pretty incredible.  Thanks to all the runners from our club.  Special thanks to all the runners from the many other clubs that helped us out.  It was a long day and these events can’t happen without everyones help.  Thank you to Jerry D, Ed K, Brad S, Bob W, Robin P for helping with the auctioning.  You guys were terrific.  Thanks to Pet Paradise, Tropical Fish Room, Big Al’s for their support with the Show and Auction.  I’d like to thank Mario at Big Al’s for his kind donation of a 26 gallon Bow Front Tank and Stand.  I need to also thank Mike at “Eye Catchers” for his donation of an eye wear package from his store in the Dundurn Plaza.  Bob, thank you for running the Fish Show and Udo and Ron B for judging.  Overall, a really successful day.

Thank you Udo for starting this new season with a great filtration presentation.  The October presenter is Frank Aguire on Catfish.  I hope you can all make it on the 13th.  Larry J will be speaking on Lake Malawi in November.  December is the month of cheer with Christmas.  Let me know if you have any suggestions for the Christmas party.  We will be having a Neighbour to Neighbour Food Drive.  We will have a Fish Table Draw.  If you have anything to add to the Fish Table, please let Sarah L know.  We generally have pizza and wings that night but if anyone has another idea – please let me know.  January is election month.  If you are interested in a position helping out the club, please let me know.  All nominations must be into Charlie Drew or myself by the Christmas meeting.  A presentation will follow.

I hope I didn’t miss anyone that helped us out at the Auction and Show.  Everyone did a great job.

Thank you and Keep Fishing!!!