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Fw: aquatic plant club

The idea of starting an aquatic plant club in the greater Washington, D.C.,
area has come up several times in the past, but we have never taken the next
step.  Well, kudos to Bill Pabst for stepping up to make it happen.  See his
e-mail notice below --

We already have a great fish club in the area, the Potomac Valley Aquarium
Society (PVAS), and several participants in the APD are members of PVAS.
Plant clippings are well-represented at the auctions and the informal
conversations that take place after every monthly meeting, over Coke and
Oreos, are a great chance to talk about plants as well as spawning
techniques for killies or dwarf cichlids.

I'm excited about the idea of a separate plant club, however, because it
gives us a better opportunity to see each others' tanks, share our successes
and failures, give tips, put together group mail orders, etc.  I expect that
we'll hold a first meeting at some point in the next month or so.  If you're
interested in joining us, send an e-mail to Bill at BPabst at Asha_org or to me
at alysoun.mclaughlin at ncsl_org.  The more the merrier!

Alysoun McLaughlin
Wheaton, MD

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Pabst" <BPabst at Asha_org>
Subject: aquatic plant club

Hi all
I am contacting you to see if you would be interested in participating in an
aquatic plant club in the VA/MD/DC area.  I included your email on this
informal list either because your name was given to me by Alysoun, or I know
you have a planted tank, or a pond, or keep plants, or would like to learn
more about this aspect of the aquarium hobby.

The format we have in mind is monthly or bimonthly meetings held at members'
houses in the area, with a focus on the growing, trading, and auctioning of
aquatic plants. All are welcome, from beginner to expert.  You do not have
to keep plants to join, but we hope to get you started!

If this idea holds any interest for you, please reply and I will keep you on
this list, so you will be informed when a date is set for the first meeting.
If you are not interested, please let me know and I will remove your name.
If you know other aquarists who would like to stay informed, please forward
this invitation to them, or include their email address in your reply.

Bill Pabst
bpabst at asha_org