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Re: Hey killie keepers
As a BOT member - I have absolutely no problem with promoting a local hobby
club on Killietalk so long as it is part of the general ongoing conversation
about the hobby. Without local clubs like Boston Aquarium Society, killies
would probably be even less common than they are and it is a place where the
AKA often finds new and curious people who develop an interest in the hobby.
The only time I would object is when someone uses Killietalk as a personal
Advertising forum for their non-killie group on a very regular basis. To me
Killietalk is about killies, but it is also about the overall support of the
hobby in most aspects.
----- Original Message -----
From: "MICHIKO KITA" <michikokita at earthlink_net>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2003 11:58 AM
Subject: Re: Hey killie keepers
> I have gotten an email from someone to let me know that it might not be
> a good idea to recruit through killietalk.
> So I wanted to drop a line to apologize if I offended anyone.
> But I wanted to post the message because I think a lot of people are
> looking for local groups to meet other hobbyists. I did not write this
> message because I am the Board member. I am not one who might be an
> expert in the hobby or anything like that, I am still more like a
> beginner. I mentioned about it because I benefited a lot from other
> local members. So my intention was not really recruiting, it was more of
> sharing the benefits. So I did not notice that some people could take
> things differently.
> I could have sent the email to one individual, but I felt that some
> other people in the are might be looking for the same, but did not post.
> Four, Five years ago, I started off by keeping the betta in one jar at
> college dorm room, then found out about the aquairum society 2 yrs ago.
> Now I have variety of fishes, bigger fish tanks. I even keep two
> killifishes now. I do much better now because of help from mailing list
> like killietalk and local members whom I met through local aquarium
> society. So from my point of view, I did not find my message offensive,
> but I apologize for others who might not like my thought.
> On Thursday, January 9, 2003, at 11:23 AM, MICHIKO KITA wrote:
> > Have you been to Boston Aquarium Society meeting?
> > Boston Aquarium Society is the great gather place for hobbyists.
> > Meetings are free and open to the public or you can choose to pay $15
> > (per year) for membership. Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of every
> > month at The New England Aquarium's Exploration Center on Central Wharf
> > in Boston. The doors open at 7:30 pm. There are usually speakers at
> > every meeting, and auctions. People usually bring variety of fishes,
> > plants, and sometimes aquarium equipments to auction off.
> > I am not really a killi expert, but I keep some myself. There are some
> > other members who keep them in the club. Even the talk might not be
> > about killifish at the meeting (because we have had one for killifish a
> > couple months ago) but it is good to meet local people who are into
> > killie.
> > If you have any more questions about the club let me know.
> > Check our website
> > http://bostonaquariumsociety.org/
> > Michiko Kita
> > Boston Aquarium Society Board Member
> > michikokita at earthlink_net
> > "One cannot convey the beauty of nature to others without having a love
> > of all small living creatures oneself." - Takashi Amano
> > On Sunday, January 5, 2003, at 12:37 AM, Steve Thomas wrote:
> >> Any killie keepers in New England? I live in MA and would love to meet
> >> some
> >> locals and buy some fish.
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> Michiko Kita
> michikokita at earthlink_net
> "One cannot convey the beauty of nature to others without having a love
> of all small living creatures oneself." - Takashi Amano
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