Mid-Columbia Saltwater Aquarium Club

MCMAC => MCMAC 2009 => Topic started by: jimbo on December 28, 2008, 05:35:50 PM

Title: 2009 conference
Post by: jimbo on December 28, 2008, 05:35:50 PM
hi this is jimbo,i have been working on our conference. i have talked (email) with steve tyree about combining the coralfarmers market with our conference and talked (email) with bob fenner about being a speaker. the 3rd weekend in july is good for both of them.  so thats when we are working for any suggestions,comments and of course questions i will try to answer. let everyone know to show.
Title: Re: 2009 conference
Post by: Ed on December 29, 2008, 09:10:13 AM
awesome!  Good Job Jim! 
Title: Re: 2009 conference
Post by: Nate C. on December 29, 2008, 11:17:27 AM
Looking forward to this Jim, thanks for getting things going at a great clip!
Title: Re: 2009 conference
Post by: gregreefer on January 23, 2009, 10:29:27 PM
time to start putting money to the side this is so cool
Title: Re: 2009 conference
Post by: Cartman on February 07, 2009, 05:14:21 AM
 Im hoping by 3rd weekend in july you really meant 3rd weekend in august :) So sad ill miss the conference but we wont be back tell august some time. Miss the club cant wait to get back and set up a new tank
Title: Re: 2009 conference
Post by: colleen on February 07, 2009, 08:48:47 AM
Sorry to hear you won't be back Terry.  We are going to miss it as well, Nate's sister decided to choose the same day to get married.  :-p
Title: Re: 2009 conference
Post by: jimbo on February 08, 2009, 11:22:49 AM
hi guys

latest news on the conference bob fenner is on :) also james fatherree:)the coral farmers market is not coming.we will have a tank tour, silent auction, and raffle oh yeah there will be food and libations. aquatic dreams is our first sponser(thanks kevin) tickets should be ready in mid march.   
                                                    jim
Title: Re: 2009 conference
Post by: nacheetah on February 08, 2009, 04:56:09 PM
Sounds like your making great strides.  This is great!
Title: Re: 2009 conference
Post by: jimbo on February 14, 2009, 09:39:14 AM
hi jim here ,glad to hear people talking about the conference.biggest question is cost
.we raised the price from 2007 15 bucks. so non-members 70.00 per family ,60.00 individual ,members 60.00 per family, 50.00 individual. that includes two meals, tank tour and speakers.we are going to be per-saleing conference t shirts. but don't have price as of yet. hope all can come and we'll have a good time
                                                                                         jimbo
Title: Re: 2009 conference
Post by: jimbo on February 15, 2009, 04:35:18 PM
i would like to thank barbie at aquarium solutions. she said she could sponser our conference with some frags and merchantdise. all help is apprecated

                                                                                              jim

Title: Re: 2009 conference
Post by: Ed on February 26, 2009, 12:32:32 PM
Portland Club Vice President John Manrow asked what he could do to help.

  http://www.pnwmas.org/forums/showthread.php?t=9705
Title: Re: 2009 conference
Post by: colleen on March 01, 2009, 07:12:29 PM
Ed, we checked out the Portland thread, sounds like really great support and interest from folks down there.  It's great the vice pres. is offering to help out! 

Sounds like we will have a great group of speakers this year, I'm so bummed we'll be out of town!  :-(  We will, however, make sure our tank is available for the tour.

Title: Re: 2009 conference
Post by: Ed on March 02, 2009, 09:42:46 AM
Yeah, they offered to do what they could to help.    Thank you for heads up. 
So Spokane has Kevin and Barbie willing to help.   If Portland can do anything they will.   I will check on mailing flyers to LFS in Portland or asking one of them to post flyers at LFS or possibly go to meeting in Portland.

Stace said something about going to Spokane.   We will see how that pans out.
Title: Re: 2009 conference
Post by: Ed on March 09, 2009, 09:07:24 AM
Kevin Pockell has tickets at Aquatic Dreams in Spokane.

Barbie owner of Aquarium Solutions said she would be willing to sell tickets.

People that want to buy Tickets can send Check to

MCSAC
6915 W. 2nd Ave.
Kennewick, Wa.
99336

You can also call 509-374-0815 or 509-948-5013 after 9am and before 9pm

My Brother in law is working on other things behind the scenes. Flyers will be ready by 12th.

Cindy Harrington made some  very attractive Car signs that for Tank tour.



Stace talked to Portland Vice President he will do what he can to help.   

We have 4 awesome speakers and more, a really nice place for conference, 

If anyone wants to help sell tickets contact us.
Title: Re: 2009 conference
Post by: nacheetah on April 13, 2009, 09:13:23 PM
We had a club officers meeting and decided that it would be a great idea if we gave you the option to do a payment plan towards the 2009 MCMAC Conference ticket purchase. 

With the economy and all, this may help with allocating the cost and not feeling the pinch all at once.  I'm definitely going to take advantage of it because this is one conference I don't want to miss.  I'm looking forward to all the great speakers and the tank tour, of course.

Our treasurer (Stacey) has agreed to keep a payment card on file with your name on it so if you are interested in taking advantage of this plan, you can email her at: staciepuananihahn@yahoo.com or esmzhahn@clearwire.net for more information. 

You can make 3 easy payments (May, June and July) and have it paid by the deadline of July 15th.  She will also do a "will call" and can hold your ticket at the door.

Ticket Prices: 
Members:  $60/Family or $50/Individual
Non-Members: $70/ Family or $60/Individual

This price is good for the two day event July 17th & 18th which includes 2 dinners, 4 speakers, tank tour, auction, raffles and a great experience of sharing the hobby with others.

MCSAC Secretary   

Title: Re: 2009 conference
Post by: nacheetah on April 26, 2009, 09:23:12 PM
We stopped at JJ'S Reef Aquarium in Moses Lake on Saturday and picked up a Rose Milli for a good price.  It was the first time we had been there but I thought it was a nice clean store and also had some nice corals for decent prices.

If anyone has a chance, you should check it out.  We also mentioned the conference and he said that we can send a flyer to see if anyone in their area club would be interested in attending.

It's a small world because as we were talking to the owner, we discovered that he went to school with my husband's brother.


Title: Re: 2009 conference
Post by: nacheetah on May 17, 2009, 08:58:54 PM
It seems the time is going by real fast and before you know it, we will be in full force putting the conference together.

If anyone has styrofoam coolers they want to donate for the conference, please bring them to the next meeting so we can use them for livestock going home from the conference.

If you can't make the next meeting and you have some to donate, let me know and we can arrange to pick them up.

Thanks!
Title: Re: 2009 conference
Post by: btrue on May 20, 2009, 06:14:40 AM
we have 3 or 4 large styrofoam coolers that we will bring next meeting, to use for the conference.-Sandi
Title: Re: 2009 conference
Post by: nacheetah on May 20, 2009, 06:52:18 PM
Thanks, that is a start.  It's greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: 2009 conference
Post by: Nate C. on May 21, 2009, 06:31:19 AM
We will be missing the meeting, but probalby can donate a couple coolers.
Title: Re: 2009 conference
Post by: jmanrow on May 26, 2009, 12:24:42 AM
I really don't know how much more I can do right now about helping with  the 2009 MCMAC. Will there be a website with more information than what is on your flier?
I am unable to attend. I have spoken to someone about discussing the Tanks For Teachers Program, but it looks like he is also unable to attend.
I hope our posts at pnwmas.org have been helpful in some way. Let us know if you have updates on speakers, vendor booths, etc.

 
Title: Re: 2009 conference
Post by: Ed on May 26, 2009, 07:27:59 AM
Ok, So there will be no presentation from Oregon.   Thanks John.
Title: Re: 2009 conference
Post by: Ed on June 01, 2009, 11:08:39 AM
Please plan on a Talk from Tanks for Teachers from Oregon Club.    Someone chimed in again.   Thanks, Ed