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Seminole State Report
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- Subject: Seminole State Report
- From: robertrice at juno_com (robert a rice)
- Date: Thu, 26 Jun 1997 20:51:00 +0000
Seminole State Report !!
Robert Rice (your reluctant host)
2213 Prytania Circle Navarre Florida 32566
email robertrice at juno_com
Here it is 2 a.m. and I cant sleep so it is time for a mid summer
Seminole state report . First off as a state we are getting close to 30
members so kudos go out to all who have been busy putting those
applications out in the mainstream ! I have not got much local mail in
the past few months I assume it is because of the summer season and the
influx of new members so I will do a quick recap of things we as a region
need to get done !
1. Get the word out ! Without public support our native fishes are
doomed. So take a NANFA application to circle K, 7-11, local newspaper or
anyplace you think it will get some traffic.
2. Volunteer somewhere (i.e. your kids school, your local newspaper, a
local fish club etc...) ! Tell someone about them native fishes.
3 OK you are not the talking type . breed something , collect something
or write something ! It all counts .We cant talk about you if we do not
know about you !
4. Call someone !! Take a moment call someone you used to collect with or
someone you always wanted to collect with and say hello. You will be
shocked at the positive response you will receive.
5. Send your news tidbits to me ! I NEED SOME INPUT TO KEEP THIS REPORT
UP TO SPEED !! WHO DOES WHAT IN SOUTH FLORIDA ? WHO DOES WHAT ANYWHERE
TELL ME !!!
6. The last group meeting was a washout due to lack of interest ! Could
it be true that we are too lazy to talk to each other :(
..................I hope not !
7. Care !!! Care enough about our environmental concerns to get involved,
care enough about our fishes to share them, and care enough about NANFA
to do something about it !
NANFA is a unique organization. It's makeup of 2/3 Aquarists and 1/3
professionals places it in a unique position. NANFA has resources in
domestic rearing and propagation unparalleled . To be successful in the
greater goals of public education and conservation we need the support of
the greater populous . The Aquarist are that support. There are over 5
million Aquarist in this country and they spend over 1 billion on their
hobby annually. To bring them into the environmental fray is not only
right it is necessary. If Aquarist can discover and rear and breed unique
Cichlids why can't they apply that dedication to local species ? NOT ONLY
CAN THEY, BUT THEY SHOULD !
With a bit of input from you folks I would like to keep this report
alive. Right now it is nothing more than an editorial when it could be so
much more. I would be glad to send out news, local activities, membership
directories and other such stuff to interested parties but up to this
point there has been scant support for a newsletter . No news , no help,
no nothing. So either give me a hand or say good-bye to the Seminole
state report ! I have not receive anything from our Florida members this
year. Which leads me to believe this report is unnecessary ! I'd love to
have a vital active group to discuss this with but like I said no
response has been the rule the last two years ! Anyhow speak up or say so
long ! I just cant justify the time and expenses to talk to myself via
this newsletter ( I know me and I am kinda boring :)
). Do our teachers here in the State do something, do other amateur
collectors collect , do people write, does south Florida still exist ?
These and other questions inquiring minds want to know >>>>>:)
BTW CHECK OUT NANFA's WEBSITE AT WWW.NANFA.ORG I HAVE A PHONE LIST FOR
THE ORGANIZATION READY FOR THE ASKING !!! SO AS THEY SAY DO NOTHING, GET
NOTHING. DO SOMETHING AND GET EVERYTHING !
Here is a short application and stuff...............................NANFA
IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE IT'S DEAL OF THE DECADE . PASS THIS ON TO EVERY BODY
UNTIL SEPT 15TH 1997 ( OR UNTIL SUPPLIES RUN OUT ) NANFA IS OFFERING AN
INCREDIBLE FREE DEAL !!!!1
JOIN NANFA (SEE APP BELOW ) , OR IF YOU ARE ALLREADY A MEMBER REUP FOR A
YEAR AND YOU WILL RECIEVE FREE, 1 JOSEPH TOMELERRI ORIGINAL COLOR PRINT
(RETAIL VALUE 25$ ) FROM ONE OF THE SPECIES BELOW.THE PRINT WILL BE
MAILED DIRECTLY TO YOUR NANFA ADDRESS . THE PRINTS ARE EXCELLENT AND ARE
SUITABLE FOR HOME OR OFFICE ..
SPECIES LIST: (PLEASE MAKE 1ST 2ND AND 3RD CHOICES )
GREEN SUNFISH, NORTHERN ROCKBASS, CREEK CHUB, SOUTHERN REDBELLY DACE,
STRIPED SHINER , ROSEFIN SHINER, BLUENOSE SHINER , LOACH MINNOW .
FILL OUT THIS FORM AND SEND IT IN WITH YOUR $ AND YOUR PRINT WILL BE ON
NORTH AMERICAN NATIVE FISHES ASSOCIATION
PURPOSES: The North American Native Fishes Association_NANFA_was founded
to bring together people interested in fishes native to this continent
for scientific purposes or aquarium study; to encourage increased
scientific, conservation, and aquaristic appreciation of native fishes
through observation, study, and research; and to assemble and distribute
information on native fishes.
*AMERICAN CURRENTS, a quarterly magazine featuring articles on finding,
collecting, keeping, observing, conserving, and breeding North American
fishes; and news about aquaristics, laws, the environment, scientific
literature and developments, and other sources of information
*DARTER, a bi-monthly newsletter with fast-breaking news about NANFA and
*TRADING POST, a section of AMERICAN CURRENTS or DARTER for advertising
fish (offered or wanted), fish eggs, plants, publications_anything
related to native fish and fishkeeping.
*REGIONAL NANFA CHAPTERS, Join others in your area collecting discussing,
and trading Natives. Get involved locally in conservation issues
*NANFA'S INFORMATION RESOURCES, including access to indexes of
native-fish information. For example, NANFA has published the only
readily available, computerized, regularly updated list of North American
fish species listed by federal, state, and provincial governments as
endangered, threatened, or special status; and a directory of native-fish
articles that appeared in aquarium publications 1946-1981. NANFA's web
site at www.nanfa.org, and their email list !
MEMBERSHIP COSTS: USA, CANADA, MEXICO, $15/yr. (US$); ALL OTHER
COUNTRIES, $17/yr. (US$).
TO: Konrad Schmidt, 1663 Iowa Avenue East, St. Paul , Minnesota
Please begin my NANFA membership. Enclosed is a check or
money order made out to NANFA in the amount of $___________(US$). This
covers_______years at $________a year (US$).
Non-U.S. Members, please send postal money order in U.S. funds. Thanks.