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Re: [Killietalk] N&R plus ++
Tony Terceira <terceira at ride_ri.net> wrote:
Or, on the other hand, the AKA is the only true source of
publications and literature for the American fish
hobby...................... Somehow the ability to help the AKA move
ahead and make information available must be worth the price of
membership ... after all ... We owe a debt to those who have helped
make the Killifish hobby what it is today. It has become what it is
today due to the the dedication, devotion. volunteerism, and
contribution of Killie Keepers, not Publishers and Manufactures or
Local Fish Stores.
Right on, Tony.
Many of us belong to the AKA as a common sense way to support and
improve the hobby we get so much out of. If you have an attitude of
"What do I get..." then I'm not sure we really need you here. Most of
those aren't worth the powder it would take to blow them to hell.
Suzy, this is a group of dedicated volunteers that want to share. You
are most welcome to enter and share. At first, you may get a lot of help
and free advice (always worth every penny!). I'll never be able to repay
the generous sharing of their hobby that I got from Stan Weitzman, Oleg
Kiselev, Bill Gallagher, Robert Nhan, Wayland Lee, Don Greig, and many
others too numerous to mention.
I, myself, have spent many an hour at the keyboard, trying to share my
mistakes and what I may have learned from them with novices who are as
puzzled as I was. The vehicle? These days it is the killietalk list,
provided through the good offices of -- you guessed it, the AKA.
I frequently use the wonderful AKA website, and I have a nice library
that would never have happened if earlier members had not devoted
themselves to making it happen.
When we look back on life (and my perspective is from my '70s) it is the
chances we had to make a contribution that makes us most happy. Not the
lottery we won, not the chance to put down an opponent, it is the solid
contribution that lasts that is a real satisfaction.
Take your time Suzy, and get comfortable with the way the hobby works.
I'm confident that you will then decide that a small contribution to the
AKA is a big one to your hobby. Yeah, you'll get more member benefits
than you know of now, but the real joy is spreading the wonder and
knowledge we gain with this fascinating pastime. Eventually you will
find yourself volunteering to do some of the really tough, boring stuff,
like N&RC. :-)
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