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2016 Southwest Aquarium Keepers Event (SAKE) on March 19
« on: June 26, 2015, 05:58:31 PM »
The 18th annual Southwest Aquarium Keeper Event (or SAKE) is scheduled for Saturday, March 19, 2016.  We will have several programs, a giant raffle, and both a silent and a regular auction.  There is no admission fee and everyone is welcome.  We do encourage you to donate fish, aquatic plants, live food cultures, and aquarium items for the auctions to help us defray our expenses.  Although technically a "killifish event," all types of fishes suitable for smaller aquaria can be donated to the auctions.

LOCATION:  SAKE will be held at the same location as last year:

    La Quinta Inns & Suites
    2510 W Greenway Rd  (NE corner of I-17 at Greenway)
    Phoenix, AZ 85023

     NOTE: For anyone planning to spend the night, our use of the meeting rooms at La Quinta is NOT dependent upon any room reservations.  La Quinta
     expects to be fully booked due to Cactus League Spring Training so feel free to shop for the best rate among the nearby hotels and motels. For some
     alternatives, check the attachment below.
 
REGISTER NOW:  There is no registration fee to attend SAKE.  You can register at the door; however, we encourage you to "register" before the event.  There may be some incentives offered at the event for those who register early. To register early, on or after January 10, 2016, please send an e-mail to azkillie@yahoo.com.  The e-mail to register must include:

    1.   Your name
    2.    Any current aquarium club affiliation(s)
    3.    Current hometown (and state)

If you are registering a spouse, children, or a friend, please include the same information for each attendee.  When your registration has been processed, you will see your name listed on the ARK website. To be eligible for possible incentives, early registration requests must be sent before 6 p.m. Arizona time on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.  You can scroll down this page to find a list of registered attendees.

SCHEDULE:
  9:00 a.m.  Set up begins (log in and sort mailed in fish shipments; set up Silent Auction and raffle tables; etc.)
10:30          Doors open for attendees
11:30          Silent Auction begins
11:45          First program – Ron Harlan "Dwarf Cichlids"
 1:00 p.m.  1st Raffle Drawing session
 1:30           Second program - Dan Pape "Nothobranchius Survival Mechanisms"
 2:45           Break
 3:00           Silent Auction ends!!! Items will be distributed starting at 4:45 (if you can’t stay until then, please do NOT bid on items in the Silent
                       Auction)
 3:00           Regular Auction – first session
 3:30           Third program – Chuck Rambo "Rift Lakes For Rookies"
 4:45           3rd (final) Raffle Drawing session 
 4:45           Silent Auction distribution begins
 5:15           Dinner break starts
 6:30 p.m.  Fourth program – Andrew Furness  "The evolution of an annual life cycle in killifish"
 7:45           Break
 8:15           Regular Auction - second session - until completed

EVENT SPONSORS:  We encourage you to buy products from the companies who are donating to SAKE.  For the list of companies from whom we have received raffle items, go to
http://forum.azrivulinkeepers.org/index.php?topic=1100.0

BRINGING DONATED AUCTION ITEMS:  If you are bringing items for the auctions, it would greatly help if you fill out an auction form BEFORE you arrive.  Bring the form with you and turn it in when you check in at SAKE.  The form is attached as a pdf file below.  If you are unable to print the pdf, you can write your items on a piece of paper and provide the same information.  Almost anything "fish-related" is welcome as a donation. 

BRINGING ITEMS FOR SALE:  We allow out-of-state attendees to sell some of their items so they can cover some of their expenses in coming to SAKE.  Even then there will be limits as to what can be entered and how much.  Please contact Allan Semeit at azkillie@yahoo.com for approval of sale items PRIOR to SAKE.  In-state participants can also request to sell items, but we would expect they would donate 50% or more of their items to help us cover expenses. Again, obtain prior approval before bringing any sales items.

SHIPPING AUCTION ITEMS FOR SAKE:  If you would like to send fish for the auction, please e-mail Allan Semeit at azkillie@yahoo.com for the shipping address.
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Speaker Biographies for 2016 SAKE
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2015, 10:37:01 PM »
Andrew Furness is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of California, Irvine. His research interests include the evolution of vertebrate reproductive mode, life history evolution, and island biogeography. He has worked primarily on two groups of fishes in the Order Cyprinodontiformes that show remarkable reproductive adaptations: African and South American killifish adapted to life in aquatic pools that completely dry out each year, and live-bearing fishes in the family Poeciliidae that have evolved placentas. His fieldwork involving these fishes has taken him to Mozambique, Trinidad, Venezuela, and Costa Rica.  His presentation is titled: "The evolution of an annual life cycle in killifish."

Charles Rambo has as his topic "Rift Lakes For Rookies" - which evolved from two trips to Lake Tanganyika and Lake Malawi. He will discuss the differences and the similarities between the two lakes and their cichlids. Chuck has been keeping aquarium fish for 47 years. He has been interested in all kinds of aquatic life but his strongest love has always been cichlids. He started with a 5 gallon metaframe aquarium and a pair of convicts then mushroomed at one point into a substantial fish room with 50+ aquariums filled with cichlids from all over the world. He is a two term past President of the Pacific Coast Cichlid Association and a two time Chairman of the American Cichlid Association.  His work with the ACA earned him a “Fellow” status within the organization. He has been to both rift lakes with renowned cichlid authority Ad Konings. He was also part of the Lake Victoria Cichlid and Conservation Program working with endangered Lake Victoria cichlid species.

Dr. Ron Harlan will talk about the amazing and beautiful "Dwarf Cichlids." The presentation will cover the various groups of New and Old World dwarf cichlids as well as their maintenance and breeding. Ron will work to dispel the misconception that dwarf cichlids and killifish are hard to keep and breed and always need special water conditions.  Ron will bring along several species of dwarf cichlids for the sale and auction including several rare species as well as several that are both beautiful and easy to maintain and breed. Ron traces his interest in tropical fish to his childhood in Rangoon, Burma.  He helped a family friend, U Cho, drag a seine through streams, which was his introduction to wild collecting tropical fish. He was one of the first members of the American Cichlid Association during the Guy Jordan years. Ron spent his high school years living with 35 species of dwarf cichlids and killifish in his bedroom with a dual piston air pump in his underwear drawer.  More recently he has been one of the resident dwarf cichlid specialists in California tropical fish societies. For retirement Ron built a 2-room 350 square foot “fishhouse” where he keeps 50 aquaria and breeds many species of dwarf cichlids and killifish. Professionally, Ron was a biology faculty member, department chairman, and Dean of Instruction at Glendale College for 33 years. Now retired, he is the owner of Back to Nature Filtration that he founded in 1985 when a move to a hard water area almost killed his tropical fish breeding.  RO saved the day and and he still prides himself in providing affordable reverse osmosis for the tropical fish and orchid hobbyist. Wild collecting never left his blood and Ron has taken 6 “fishing trips” into the Peruvian Amazon as well as collecting in Mexico, Costa Rica, Venezuela and Bolivia.

Dan Pape will narrate the American Killifish Association's digital presentation titled "Nothobranchius Survival Mechanisms." Dan became interested in keeping aquarium fish when he saw a friend’s aquarium in high school and had to try it.  He moved to Tucson, AZ, from New York to attend college (many years ago) and became involved in the local aquarium society.  There he acquired some killifish and was fascinated by their beauty and unique characteristics; and Dan has kept killies ever since.  Dan still lives in Tucson and maintains several killifish species as well as other freshwater fish.  He also keeps busy with his other interests which include model rocketry, including an 8-foot tall night flying rocket, and coaching soccer to young kids.  This began when he learned to coach his daughter when she was younger.
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People who have registered for 2016 SAKE
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2016, 12:14:38 PM »
These are the people who submitted early registration requests before the deadline at 6 p.m. Arizona time on Tuesday, March 15, 2015.  If you are not listed, see the early registration instructions above.  If you miss the deadline, you can still register at the door.

2015 SAKE early registered attendees:

  1. Allan Semeit......AKA, ARK, DWAS, GPPS....Phoenix, AZ
  2. John Kukowski......ARK, DWAS....Tempe, AZ
  3. Scott Jacobson......ALA, ARK, NANFA....Cottonwood, AZ
  4. Tara Launders......ARK....Peoria, AZ
  5. Ron Harlan......AKA, SCKC, COAST, SDTFS, SDKC....Fallbrook, CA

  6. Dan Pape......AKA, ARK, DAS....Tucson, AZ
  7. Tim McCullough......AKA, ARK....Flagstaff, AZ
  8. Sandra Mokole/Brown......ARK....Phoenix, AZ
  9. Wallace Brown......ARK....Phoenix, AZ
 10. Bob Goemans......ARK, DAS....Tucson, AZ

 11. David Padgett......ARK, DAS....Tucson, AZ
 12. Beatriz Padgett....DAS....Tucson, AZ
 13. Mahlon Wood......ARK, DAS....Tucson, AZ
 14. Sheila Wood......DAS....Tucson, AZ
 15. Dave Ryan......AKA, ARK....Phoenix, AZ

 16. Deena Dunham......ARK....Phoenix, AZ
 17. Ryan Yoder......ARK....Mesa, AZ
 18. Melissa Etheridge......ARK....Phoenix, AZ
 19. David Etheridge......Phoenix AZ
 20. Derek Tang......ARK, DWAS, VSKC....Chandler, AZ

 21. Tyler Gaston....Tempe, AZ
 22. Ted Wong......ARK....Phoenix, AZ
 23. James Darlack......ARK, DAS....Tucson, AZ
 24. Ray Ralon......ARK....Mesa, AZ
 25. Tom Wilkinson......ARK....Goodyear, AZ

 26. James McIntosh......ARK, AAPE....Glendale, AZ
 27. Robert Cahoon......ARK....Glendale, AZ
 28. Lisa Cahoon......ARK....Glendale, AZ
 29. Sean Cahoon......ARK....Glendale, AZ
 30. Ben Melesio Jr.......ARK....San Tan Valley, AZ

 31. Joe Meinholz......AKA, ALA, ARK....Prescott, AZ
 32. Mary Meinholz....Prescott, AZ
 33. Peter Meinholz....Prescott, AZ
 34. Matt Meinholz....Prescott, AZ
 35. Lizzy Meinholz....Prescott, AZ

 36. Michael "Mick" Harvey......ARK....Mesa, AZ
 37. Kerry Schultz......DWAS....Avondale, AZ
 38. Jim Rae.......SCKC....Corona, CA
 39. Gabe Skidmore....Tucson, AZ
 40. Barbara Skidmore....Tucson, AZ

 41. Bill Blair......DWAS....Phoenix, AZ
 42. Sherry Blair......DWAS....Phoenix, AZ
 43. Chuck Rambo......ACA, PCCA, SFAS, SAS, DWAS....San Jose, CA
 44. David Burke.....HCCC....Vail, AZ
 45. Crystal Burke....Vail, AZ

 46. Chris Vasold....Mesa, AZ
 47. Lynn Cain......DWAS....Phoenix, AZ
 48. Chris Breitkreutz......AKA, SCKC, COAST....North Edwards, CA
 49. Kathleen Breitkreutz......SCKC, COAST....North Edwards, CA
 50. David Huie......SDTFS, SDKG, COAST, SCAPE, SCKC, ACA....El Cajon, CA

 51. Andrew Furness......SCKC....Laguna Beach, CA
 52. Tim LaMarsh....Peoria, AZ
 53. John G. Pitcairn......AKA, SDKG, SCKC, ACA, ALA, SDTFS....San Diego, CA
 54. Jeff Hostetler....AAPE, The Angelfish Society, Catfish Study Group....Surprise, AZ
 55. Harold Ansell......DWAS....Mesa, AZ

 56. Stephen Friedman....El Mirage, AZ
 57. Caitlin Friedman....El Mirage, AZ
 58. Jim Russell......SCKC....Yorba Linda, CA
 59. Adam Israel......AAPE, GCAS, DWAS, Circle City....Mesa, AZ
 60. Billie Perkins....Mesa, AZ

 61. Shaun Affeldt......ACIA....Glendale, AZ
 62. Patricia Seifried......DWAS....Glendale, AZ
 63. John DiSanto......DWAS, AAPE, FRAG....Scottsdale, AZ
 64. Albert Joiner....Glendale, AZ
 65. Mark E. Milliken......AZBH....Glendale, AZ

 66. Diane Milliken......AZBH....Glendale, AZ
 67. Caleb Milliken....AZBH....Glendale, AZ
 68. Simon Vu....Peoria, AZ
 69. Robert McRae......DWAS, FRAG, AAPE....Phoenix, AZ
 70. Shelly McRae....Phoenix, AZ

 71. Kyle Dooley....Phoenix, AZ
 72. Kristina Smith....Phoenix, AZ
 73. Earnest Pearson......DWAS....Phoenix, AZ
 74. Becky Pape......DAS....Tucson, AZ
 75. Jason Lumactod......DWAS....Maricopa, AZ

 76. Sara Zurlinden......DAS....Tucson, AZ
 77. Crispino L Ramos......AAPE....Phoenix, AZ
 78. Anthony (Tony) Long....Buckeye, AZ
 79. Marianne Long....Buckeye, AZ
 80. Sam Murphy......DAS....Tucson, AZ

 81. Beth Murphy......DAS....Tucson, AZ
 82. Jeremy Moore......DWAS....Tucson, AZ
 83. Natalie Moore......DWAS....Tucson, AZ
 84. Miranda Moore......DWAS....Tucson, AZ
 85. Andria Vitagliano......Phoenix, AZ

 86. Kenny Wong......DAS....Tucson, AZ
 87. Rebecca Waddell....Yuma, AZ
 88. Sean Johnson....Phoenix, AZ
 89. Marilyn Pendleton....Yuma, AZ
 90. Philip Sarelis......AAPE, DAS....Tucson, AZ

 91. Stan Thomassan......DWAS....Phoenix, AZ
 92. Vince Smith......AAPE....Phoenix, AZ
 93. Craig Coen......AAPE....Glendale, AZ
 94. Edward M.Violante....Glendale, AZ
 95. Bill Maynard......AAPE....Phoenix, AZ

 96. Troy Buigera......AAPE....Chandler, AZ
 97. Peter Fischer....Phoenix, AZ
 98. Matt Pfeilstucker....Phoenix AZ
 99. Gary Coard......DAS....Oro Valley, AZ
100. Jean Coard......DAS....Oro Valley, AZ

101.  Jamie McQuarrie......ARK....Phoenix, AZ
102. Megan Lilly......MAS....Phoenix, AZ
103. Joe Urbaniak....Phoenix, AZ
104. Jim Richardson....Gilbert, AZ
105. Wanda Smith......AAPE....Mesa, AZ

106. Tina Launders....Peoria, AZ
107. Jola Francuzik....Litchfield Park, AZ
108. Harith Jones......AAPE, ARK....Gilbert, AZ
109. James Matthews......AC, ACIA....Glendale, AZ
110. Tanya Vaughn....Anthem, AZ

111. Alyssa Vaughn....Anthem, AZ
112. Kylie Vaughn....Anthem, AZ
113. James Pamplin......AAPE....Chandler, AZ
114. Dallin Heslop....Gilbert, AZ
115. Burke Johnston....Gilbert, AZ

116. David Corella....Phoenix, AZ
117. Mark Dean......AKA, ARK....New River, AZ
118. Chad Heslop....Gilbert, AZ
119. Duane Heller....Phoenix, AZ
120.  Ben Smith....Glendale, AZ

121. Ashley Wright....Glendale, AZ
122. Benjamin Smith....Glendale, AZ
123. Lee Roop......AAPE, DAS....Tucson,  AZ
124. Noah Deland....Gilbert, AZ
125. Coleman Brignone....Gilbert, AZ

126. Jace Mason....Scottsdale, AZ
127. Natalie Case....Mesa, AZ
128. Mike Cone....Phoenix, AZ
129. Resi Baetiong....Phoenix, AZ
130. Melvin Traynum......DAS....Tucson, AZ

131. Gloria Traynum......DAS....Tucson, AZ




A strikethrough means the registrant notified us that they cannot attend after all.


Key to Club abbreviations:
AAPE = Arizona Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts
AC = African Cichlids
ACIA = African Cichlids in Arizona
AKA = American Killifish Association
ALA = American Livebearer Association
AGA = Aquatic Gardeners Association
ARK = Arizona Rivulin Keepers
AZBH = Arizona Betta HEADS
CA = Cichlids Anonymous
COAST = California Organization of Aquatic Show Tropicals
DAS = Desert Aquarist Society (Arizona)
DFWKA = Dallas/Fort Worth Killifish Association (Texas)
DWAS = Dry Wash Aquarium Society (Arizona)
FRAG = Arizona Fish & Reef Aquarium Group
GPPS = Greater Phoenix Pond Society
HCCC = Hill Country Cichlid Club (Texas)
MAS = Minnesota Aquarium Society
NAAC = Northern Arizona Aquatics Club
NANFA = North American Native Fishes Association
PCCA = Pacific Coast Cichlid Association
SAS = Sacramento Aquarium Society
SCAPE = Southern California Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts
SCKC = Southern California Killi Club
SDKG = San Diego Killifish Group
SDTFS = San Diego Tropical Fish Society
SFAS = San Francisco Aquarium Society
SWC = Southwest Cichlids
TAKO = Texas Area Killifish Organization
VSKC = Valley of the Sun Koi Club (Arizona)
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