Author Topic: 2019 Southwest Aquarium Keeper Event (SAKE)  (Read 1221 times)

azkillie

  • Administrator
  • Jr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 94
    • View Profile
2019 Southwest Aquarium Keeper Event (SAKE)
« on: July 13, 2018, 12:25:02 PM »
The 2019 Southwest Aquarium Keeper Event will be on Saturday, April 27, 2019. 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.

LOCATION: SAKE will be held at:
    La Quinta Inns & Suites
    2510 W Greenway Rd  (NE corner of I-17 at Greenway)
    Phoenix, AZ 85023

    In 2018, early registrations had to be closed when we exceeded what was allowable by the city fire code. 
    To solve that problem, we have added another large room and almost doubled the space for 2019 SAKE.
 
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 14, 2019, 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), if any
    3.    Current hometown (and state)

If you are registering a spouse, children, or a friend, please include the same information for each attendee.  Children aged 8 and under do not need to be registered.  When your registration has been processed, you will see your name listed below.  The deadline for early registration is April 22.

PROGRAMS:
  • "LED Aquarium Lighting, Past, Present, and Future" by Bob Goemans, "Mr. Saltwater"
  • "Building Biotopes & Breeding Killifish in Planted Tanks" by John Willmon
  • "Planted Tank Base Essentials" by David Villapudua
  • "Five Easy Pisces" (Care and Breeding of 5 of My Favorite Killies) by Dr. Ron Harlan
  • topic will be Bettas by speaker to be determined
    SPECIAL FEATURE:
    • International Betta Congress Sanctioned District show co-hosted by the AZ Betta Hobbyists

         See the Betta show rules posted below.

    TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:
     9:00 a.m.     Set up begins (log in and sort mailed in fish shipments; set up Silent Auction and raffle tables; etc.)
     9:30             Doors open for attendees
    11:30            Betta Show opens in the Rose Room (behind the cafeteria)
    11:30            Silent Auction begins in the Rose Room - the Silent Auction closes at 3:00 and items will be distributed starting at 5:00 (if you canít stay until then, please do NOT bid on items in the Silent Auction)
    11:45-12:15  First program: David Villapudua
    12:15-12:45  1st Raffle Drawing session
    12:45-1:15    Second program: Bettas
     1:15-1:45     Break
     1:45-2:15     Third Program: Bob Goemans
     2:15-2:45     Regular Auction Ė first session (you can pay for your items during either the next break, when the Silent Auction items are distributed, or after the evening auction)
     2:45-3:00     Break
     3:00             Silent Auction ends and Betta Show closes
     3:00-3:45     Fourth program: John Willmon   
     3:45             2nd (final) Raffle Drawing session 
     4:00-5:00     Fifth program: Dr. Ron Harlan
     5:00             Silent Auction distribution begins
     5:00             Dinner break starts
     5:45-6:45     Fifth program: to be determined
     6:45             Break
     7:00             Regular Auction - second session - until completed

    RAFFLE ITEMS:  If you have items you would like to donate to the raffle, they are certainly welcome.  However, all raffle items should be new and in the original packaging whenever possible.  Partially used or "not new" items should go into the auction.

    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=1125.0

    AUCTION DONATIONS:  Since SAKE is a FREE event we ask that you donate your auction items in order to help offset our costs. Expenses for SAKE run from $1,500 - $2,000 so every donated auction item helps to defray costs.

    AUCTION SALES: In past years some sellers, mainly those coming from out-of-state, would both donate and sell items at the auction. Trying to split an auction account became both complicated and tedious with 500+ auction lots.  Our solution is that if you are planning on selling your items at SAKE, all items of yours will be sold with a 50% split.  We would still like to approve all sales items ahead of time.  If you would like to sell something at SAKE, please contact Allan Semeit at azkillie@yahoo.com or we will consider your items as donations.

    AUCTION ITEM REGISTRATION: If you are bringing items for the auctions, it would greatly help if you fill out an auction form BEFORE you arrive. Please e-mail your list to - john.kukowski@gmail.com and 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 provide the same information on the e-mail.  Almost anything "fish-related" is welcome as a donation. 


    This page will be updated as more information is confirmed. [/list][/list]
    « Last Edit: February 15, 2019, 09:19:03 AM by azkillie »

    azkillie

    • Administrator
    • Jr. Member
    • *****
    • Posts: 94
      • View Profile
    Re: 2019 Southwest Aquarium Keeper Event (SAKE)
    « Reply #1 on: January 13, 2019, 01:43:50 PM »
    These are the people who have registered for the 2019 SAKE.  If you are not listed, see the registration instructions above.  You can still register at the door.

          Name                  Club Affiliations (if any)     City, State   

       1. Allan Semeit......AKA, ARK, DWAS, GPPS, SAS....Phoenix, AZ
       2. Derek Tang......ARK, DWAS, VSKS....Chandler, AZ
       3. Tyler Gaston....Tempe, AZ
       4. Bill Blair......ARK, DAS, AAPE, SAS....Sun City, AZ
       5. Sherry Blair......ARK, DAS, AAPE, SAS....Sun City, AZ

       6. Sarah Walker.......ARK, DWAS, AAPE, DAS, AKA....Phoenix, AZ
       7. J.D. Uker.......ARK, DWAS, AAPE, DAS, AKA....Phoenix, AZ
       8. Art Brinkmann......ARK, DWAS....Glendale, AZ
       9. Bonnie Brinkmann......ARK....Glendale, AZ
     10. E-Jay Christopher......AAPE, AKA, SAS....Mesa, AZ

     11. Jenny Christopher......AAPE, AKA, SAS....Mesa, AZ
     12. Justin Bratten......ARK, DWAS....Phoenix, AZ
     13. Jessica Bauer......ARK, DWAS...Phoenix, AZ
     14. Bob Goemans......ARK, DAS....Tucson, AZ
     15. James Hall......ARK....Gilbert AZ
     
     16. John Kukowski......ARK....Glendale, AZ
     17. Haydee Kukowski......ARK....Glendale, AZ
     18. Jeremy Kurtz......ARK....Mesa, AZ
     19. Marita "Rita" Lammie......ARK....Gilbert, AZ
     20. Tara Launders......ARK....Peoria, AZ
     
     21. James McIntosh......AAPE, ARK....Glendale, AZ
     22. Ben Melesio Jr......AKA, ARK....San Tan Valley, AZ
     23. Sam Murphy......DAS, ARK, AKA....Tucson, AZ
     24. Ken Pace......AKA, ARK, DWAS, SAS....Mesa, AZ
     25. David Padgett......ARK, DAS....Tucson, AZ

     26. Dan Pape......ARK, DAS, AKA....Tucson, AZ
     27. Dave Ryan......ARK, AKA....Phoenix, AZ
     28. Gabe Skidmore......ARK, AKA, DAS....Tucson, AZ
     29. Ron Sower......ARK, SAS....Florence, AZ
     30. Kristen Stewart......ARK....Mesa, AZ

     31. Richard Strickland......ARK....Scottsdale, AZ
     32. Chris Strickland......ARK....Scottsdale, AZ
     33. Hannah Tift......ARK, SAS....Mesa, AZ
     34. Johnny Tse......ARK, SAS....Tempe, AZ
     35. David Villapudua......ARK, SAS

     36. John Willmon......AKA, AAPE, AGA, ASHS, DAS, IAS, TAVS....Tucson, AZ
     37. Debra Howard......ARK....Mesa, AZ
     38. Tina Launders....Peoria, AZ
     39. Ron Whaley......ARK, AAPE, DWAS, SAS....Sedona, AZ
     40. Rebecca Oakley......ARK, SAS....Glendale, AZ

     41. Jeff Hostetler....AAPE....Sun City West, AZ
     42. Melissa Etheridge......ARK....Phoenix, AZ
     43. Tim McCullough......AKA, ARK....Flagstaff, AZ
     44. Bill Maynard....Phoenix, AZ
     45. Jason Lumactod......DWAS, SAS....Maricopa, AZ

     46. Scott Rakich....Phoenix, AZ
     47. Dan Smith....Mesa, AZ
     48. Jeff Rhodes......SAS....Phoenix, AZ
     49. Ramona Rhodes......SAS....Phoenix, AZ
     50. Jim Jundt....Peoria, AZ

     51. Ellie Jundt......Peoria, AZ
     52. Kerry Schultz......DWAS....Avondale, AZ
     53. Tom Wilkinson......ARK....Goodyear, AZ
     54. Danelle Chaney......ARK, AAPE, SAS....Peoria, AZ
     55. Patricia Seifried......DWAS....Glendale, AZ

     56. Lynn Cain......DWAS....Phoenix, AZ
     57. Lori Blair......DAS, SAS....Tucson, AZ
     58. John Blair......DAS, SAS....Tucson, AZ
     59. Keeley Blair......DAS, SAS....Tucson, AZ
     60. Ashton Blair......DAS, SAS....Tucson, AZ

     61. Adelle Torres....Tonopah, AZ
     62. Brandon Perez....Tonopah, AZ
     63. David Huie......COAST, SDTFS, SDKG....El Cajon, CA
     64. Samuel Portillo....Buckeye, AZ
     65. Abigail Molina....Buckeye, AZ

     66. Travis Moore....Glendale, AZ
     67. Jesse Moore....Glendale, AZ
     68. Mark Milliken......AZBH....Peoria, AZ
     69. Caleb Milliken......AZBH....Peoria, AZ
     70. Kenny Wong......DAS....Tucson, AZ

     71. Jim Russell......SCKC....Yorba Linda, CA
     72. Jim Rae......SCKC....Corona, CA
     73. Chris Breitkreutz......SCKC....North Edwards, CA
     74. Kathleen Breitkreutz......SCKC....North Edwards, CA
     75. Tanya Vaughn......SAS....Anthem, AZ

     76. Kylie Vaughn......SAS....Anthem, AZ
     77. Shawn Ryan....Goodyear, AZ
     78. Matt Pfeilstucker....Phoenix, AZ
     79. George Garcia....Phoenix, AZ
     80. Phil Farrell......NANFA, SAC....Placerville, CA

     81. Harold Ansell......DWAS....Mesa, AZ
     82. Ron Harlan......SCKC, SDKC, AKA, SDTFS....Fallbrook, CA 
     83. Lucy Ross......VSKC....Phoenix, AZ
     84. John Pitcairn......SDKG, SCKC, SDTFS, AKA, COAST, SCWG....San Diego, CA
     85. Chris Armstrong......DWAS....Phoenix, AZ

     86. Emily Jacobson.......DAS....Tucson, AZ
     87. Brittany Griwzow......DAS....Tucson, AZ
     88. Tom Roberts......AAPE....Phoenix, AZ
     89. Robert McRae......DWAS, AAPE, FRAG....Phoenix, AZ
     90. Shelly McRae....Phoenix, AZ

     91. Sheila Hoppe....Tempe, AZ
     92. Lee Roop......DAS....Tucson, AZ
     93. Simon Vu....Peoria, AZ
     94. Richard Self......DWAS....Phoenix, AZ
     95. Cathie Rasmussen....Sun City West, AZ

     96. Holly Rutan......IBC, BBU.....Los Angeles, CA 
     97. Nelson Snook......IBC, CBS, AZBH....Livermore, CA
     98. Tim Gunty......AAFS, AAPE, AZBH, FRAG, SAS, SIA....San Tan Valley, AZ
     99. Crystal Gunty......AAFS, AAPE, AZBH, SAS, SIA....San Tan Valley, AZ
    100. David Spector.....AZBH....Vancouver, WA

    101. Steve Mac Auley......AZBH....Rancho Mirage, CA
    102. Karen Mac Auley......AZBH....Rancho Mirage, CA
    103. Samantha Levell......COAST, IBC, ALA....Riverside, CA
    104. Stacey Stanislaw....Tucson, AZ
    105. Rune Stanislaw....Tucson, AZ

    106. Mike Jones......SAS....Phoenix, AZ
    107. Brianna Nunez......ARK, DWAS, SAS....Phoenix, AZ
    108. Leonardo Gutierrez......ARK, DWAE, SAS....Phoenix, AZ
    109. Dave Combs....Fountain Hills, AZ
    110. Diane Krenn......SAS....Glendale, AZ

    111. Richard ( Rick ) Waldhouse......DWAS....Peoria, AZ





     
    Key to Club abbreviations:

    AAFS = Arizona Aquarium Fresh and Saltwater
    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
    ASHS = American Society for the Horticultural Sciences - Industry/Academic Society
    AZBH = Arizona Betta Hobbyists
    BAKA = San Francisco Bay Area Killifish Association
    BBU = Betta Breeders United
    CA = Cichlids Anonymous
    CBS = California Betta Society
    CKC = Colorado Killie Club
    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
    GSAS = Greater Seattle Aquarium Society
    IAS = International Aroid Society
    IBC = International Betta Congress
    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
    SAC = Sacramento Aquarium Society
    SDKG = San Diego Killifish Group
    SDTFS = San Diego Tropical Fish Society
    SFAS = San Francisco Aquarium Society
    SAS = Southwest Aquatic Society
    SCAPE = Southern California Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts
    SCKC = Southern California Killi Club
    SIA = Southwest Inverts and Aquatics
    SWC = Southwest Cichlids
    TAKO = Texas Area Killifish Organization
    TAVS = Tucson African Violet Society
    VSKC = Valley of the Sun Koi Club (Arizona)
    « Last Edit: February 18, 2019, 10:38:29 PM by azkillie »