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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.
    Early registration will open in January 2019.

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.  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

SPECIAL FEATURE:
  • International Betta Congress Sanctioned District show co-hosted by the AZ Betta Hobbyists


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 help 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 can get 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% club 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 write your items on a piece of paper and provide the same information.  Almost anything "fish-related" is welcome as a donation. 


This page will be updated as more information is confirmed.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2019, 01:02:36 PM by azkillie »

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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
 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
 32. Chris Strickland......ARK
 33. Hannah Tift......ARK, SAS
 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


 
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 HEADS
BAKA = San Francisco Bay Area Killifish Association
CA = Cichlids Anonymous
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
SAS = Southwest Aquatic 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
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)
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