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Re: KillieTalk Digest V2 #1138
>>I am confused here. I joined the AKA about 4-5 months ago. I receive the BNL and the Journal. That is all I have received.<<
You should have also received a copy of the Beginners Guide. Joe Bulterman may be able to help straighten things out if you didn't get it. His email is jbulterman at earthlink_net
>>"sale of a pair of beginners killifish for $5"<<
There once was a trial program for the beginners commitee to help arrange for the sale a beginners killifish for $5. That program died out a while ago but the legend continues, like an urban myth.
>>The BNL lists all these committees, books, videos, etc. Is there a reason? Can someone check these out, buy a copy, even get a description of what it is? I do not know.<<
The committees are listed in the bylaws, which can be found in the front of your roster. The descriptions are rather terse and do not really provide insight on what they do or how they operate. This was a subject of any earlier message of mine on the N&R thread a few weeks back. We, the AKA, could do a better job of explaining and promoting what services are provided (and not provided) to members and the hobby.
The books, slide and videos are available for sale to both members and non-members. Members receive a 10% discount on the Wildekamp series hwne in print. Non-members, of course, are not even award of the slides and videos becasue they do not have access to the BNL (hint: we should add them to the web site).
>>Hopefully the organization does everything possible to help people enjoy a truly delightful group of fish which are almost
impossible for the 'walk into the pet shop guy' to ever even see!<<
Agreed. Aside from the tangible benifits, such as the BNL and JAKA, the biggest role the AKA plays is maintaining a community of killie keeper. It manages to unite the hobbyist, scientest, breeder and collector under a consoludated cause, the maintenence of killies. Since they will never be commercially viable for pet store, especially as more local mom-and-pop stores give way to the Wal-Marts and other chains, killies will only survive in the hobby through the efforts of the AKA and it's members. There are not too many aquarium organizations that can play such a role and every AKA member should be proud of their organization's legacy.