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2013 Southwest Area Killifish Event (SAKE)
« on: October 12, 2012, 09:54:25 AM »
The 15th annual Southwest Area Killifish Event (or SAKE) is scheduled for Saturday, March 9, 2013.  We will have three speakers (see below), 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 and aquatic plants for the auctions to help us defray our expenses.  Although technically a "killifish event," all types of fishes suitable for aquaria can be donated to the auctions.  To be successful, we rely upon both your contributions of aquarium fishes, aquatic plants, and live foods, and your participation in the raffle and auctions. 

LOCATION:  SAKE will be held at a new location:

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

For room reservations (2 double beds) at La Quinta for Saturday night, we have a group rate of $103.50 + tax.  Call 1-866-527-1498 no later than   02/15/2013.  Use Confirmation Code: 0908GRRMLA 

See the photos of the La Quinta Inn below. Pictures show the front entrance, lobby, meeting room, and breakfast area.

PROGRAMS:  We expect to have three presentations on different topics; AKA Board member and noted killifish breeder Chris Weatherford will discuss west African killifishes; Scott Jacobson will be returning in early 2013 from another fish collecting trip to Peru, and will talk about his experiences; and Larry Vires, author and fish breeder, will review plecostomuses and possibly some catfishes.   You can scroll down this page to find additional information about the speakers.

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, 2013, 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

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 Thursday, March 7, 2013.  You can scroll down this page to find a list of registered attendees.

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=43.msg57#msg57Be sure to check for their SAKE special offerings and discounts.
 
SCHEDULE:  This is tentative and subject to change.
10:00 a.m.  Set up begins
11:30          Doors open for attendees,  Silent auction begins
12:30          First program - Larry Vires
1:30           1st Raffle Drawings
2:00           Break
2:30          Second program - Chris Weatherford
3:30           2nd (final) Raffle Drawings
4:00           Break
4:30           Silent Auction ends!!!  Distribute items to Silent Auction winners
5:00           Dinner break starts
7:00 p.m.  Third program - Scott Jacobson
8:00          Break
8:15          Auction until completed

BRINGING AUCTION ITEMS:  If you are bringing items for the auctions, it would greatly help if you fill out an auction form BEFORE you arrive.  These are located at http://www.aka.org/ark/sake.pdf.  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.  If you want to sell items through the auction, there will be limits as to what you can enter and how much.  Please contact Allan Semeit at azkillie@yahoo.com for approval of sale items PRIOR to SAKE.

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. 


For more information about 2013 SAKE, go to the website for the Arizona Rivulin Keepers at: http://www.aka.org/ark/. On the home page, select the link to the ARK Forum, and then go to "Meetings & Events," and then look for the topic "2013 Southwest Area Killifish Event."


Further updates will be posted as they are confirmed.
« Last Edit: March 07, 2013, 06:48:33 PM by azkillie »

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2013 SAKE registered attendees
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2013, 06:54:21 AM »
These are the people who submitted early registration requests before the deadline at 6 p.m. Arizona time on Thursday, March 7, 2013.  If you are not listed, you can still register at the door.

2013 SAKE early registered attendees:

 1. Allan Semeit......AKA, ARK, DWAS, GPPS....Phoenix, AZ
 2. Sandy Binder......AKA, SCKC....Seal Beach, CA
 3. Ron Harlan......AKA, SCKC....Fallbrook, CA
 4. Scott Jacobson......ALA, ARK, NANFA....Payson, AZ
 5. Leah Weisel......AAPE, ARK, DAS....Tucson, AZ

 6. Jacob Miller......DAS....Tucson, AZ
 7. Derek Tang......ARK, DWAS, VSKC....Chandler, AZ
 8. Crispino Ramos......AAPE....Phoenix, AZ
 9. Jim Darlack......ARK, DAS....Tucson, AZ
10. Chris Breitkreutz......SCKC....North Edwards, CA

11. Kathleen Breitkreutz......SCKC....North Edwards, CA
12. Stephen Reagor......DWAS....Phoenix, AZ
13. Joe Meinholz......ACA, AKA, ALA, ARK....Prescott, AZ
14. Tim McCullough......AKA, ARK....Flagstaff, AZ
15. Tara Launders, ARK, AZ Bettaheads....Phoenix, AZ

16. John DiSanto......AAPE, DWAS....Scottsdale, AZ
17. Michael "Mick" Harvey......ARK....Mesa, AZ
18. Gary Kukowski......ACA, AKA, ALA, ARK, DWAS....Glendale, AZ
19. John Kukowski......ARK, DWAS....Tempe, AZ
20. Dan Pape......AKA, ARK, DAS....Tucson, AZ

21. Ben Melesio, Jr ......ARK....San Tan Valley, AZ
22. Mike Jones......AAPE, DWAS....Glendale, AZ
23. Jerry Zornes......Phoenix, AZ
24. Craig Coen......AAPE....Glendale, AZ
25. Larry Vires......AAPE, ARK, AZ Bettaheads....Florence, AZ

26. Jamie McQuarrie......ARK, DWAS....Phoenix, AZ
27. Caleb McQuarrie......ARK, DWAS....Phoenix, AZ
28. Ryan Yoder......ARK, AZ Betta HEADS....Mesa, AZ
29. Lynden Cain......DWAS....Phoenix, AZ
30. David Riggs......ARK....Phoenix, AZ

31. Kristen Stewart......ARK....Chandler, AZ
32. Robert Cahoon......ARK, DAS....Tucson, AZ
33. James Hall......DFWKA....Saginaw, TX
34. John G. Pitcairn......AKA, SCKC, SDKG, SDTFS, ALA, ACA, SCAPE....San Diego, CA
35. David Huie......COAST, SCAPE, SDTFS....El Cajon, CA

36. Jeremy Moore......ACA, DWAS, DAS....Arizona City, AZ
37. Natalie Moore......ACA, DWAS, DAS....Arizona City, AZ
38. Miranda Moore......ACA, DWAS, DAS....Arizona City, AZ
39. Greg Sage......ALA, CAS....Erie, CO
40. Tom Wilkinson......ARK....Goodyear, AZ

41. Lisa Cahoon......DAS....Tucson, AZ
42. Kristian Downs......COAST president....Norwalk, CA
43. Chris Moreno......AAPE....Phoenix, AZ
44. Kenny Wong......DAS....Tucson, AZ
45. Sarah Shoker......AAPE....Phoenix, AZ

46.  Joseph Shoker......AAPE....Phoenix, AZ
47. Tom King....Mesa, AZ
48. Brad Sutton....Tempe, AZ
49. Dave Padgett......ARK, DAS....Tucson, AZ
50. Kevin Hilden......DWAS....Phoenix, AZ

51. George Garcia......Phoenix, AZ
52. Donna Madill (formerly Rager)......ARK....Chandler, AZ
53. Chris Weatherford......AKA, TAKO....Bonnerdale, AR
54. Danny Shinkle......Bonnerdale, AR
55. John Bautista......DWAS....Peoria, AZ

56. Ben Aronowitz......ARK....Phoenix, AZ
57. Stephanie Garafola......AZ Betta HEADS....Mesa, AZ
58. Michael Wistuber......Phoenix, AZ
59. Tam Tran......Glendale, AZ
60. Noah Palafox......Phoenix, AZ

61. James McIntosh......AAPE, ARK, DWAS....Glendale, AZ
62. Jim Russell......SCKC....Yorba Linda, CA
63. Jim Rae......AKA, SCKC....Corona, CA
64. Rick Novy......Scottsdale, AZ
65. Russel Novy......Scottsdale, AZ

66. Bob McRae......DWAS, FRAG....Phoenix, AZ
67. Shelly McRae......Phoenix, AZ
68. Jay Bohland......DAS....Tucson, AZ
69. Lena Bohland......DAS....Tucson, AZ
70. Alex Bohland......DAS....Tucson, AZ

71. William Bohland......DAS....Tucson, AZ
72. Veronica Mendez......Phoenix, AZ
73. Jim Dempsey......DWAS....Avondale, AZ
74. Shelby Dempsey......DWAS....Avondale, AZ
75. Tessa Dempsey......DWAS....Avondale, AZ

76. Derick Acuff......DWAS....Avondale, AZ
77. Wendy Santeyan......DAS....Tucson, AZ
78. Craig McGowan......ARK....Glendale, AZ
79. Michael Lopez......Phoenix, AZ
80. Cesar Lopez......Phoenix, AZ
 
81. Tim P. Santeyan......Tucson, AZ
82. Timothy I. Santeyan Jr.......Tucson, AZ
83. Andrew Vires......Florence, AZ
84. Ivan Ankrom......El Mirage, AZ
85. Bob Christian......DWAS....Glendale, AZ

86. Lauren Christian......DWAS....Glendale, AZ
87. Tim LaMarsh......Glendale, AZ
88. Kaitlyn LaMarsh......Glendale, AZ
89. Marianne Finley......Phoenix, AZ
90. Scott Olson......AAPE, ARK....Phoenix

91. Bill Maynard......AAPE....Phoenix, AZ
92. Mark Milliken......AZ Betta HEADS....Glendale, AZ
93. Joseph Salas......AAPE....Avondale, AZ
94. Jude Salas......AAPE....Buckeye, AZ
95. Glenn Gordon......Phoenix, AZ

96. Michael Dobie......DWAS....Phoenix, AZ
97. Scott Johnson......El Mirage, AZ
98. Summer Calhoun......El Mirage, AZ
99. Alyssa Calhoun......El Mirage, AZ
100. Laura Sage......Erie, CO

101. Lee Ruffell......Phoenix, AZ
102. Abbey Ruffell......Phoenix, AZ
103. Mathew Lundin......Gilbert, AZ
104. Bryce Lundin......Gilbert, AZ



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

Key to Club abbreviations:
AAPE = Arizona Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts
AKA = American Killifish Association
ALA = American Livebearer Association
ARK = Arizona Rivulin Keepers
AZ Betta HEADS = Arizona Betta HEADS
DAS = Desert Aquarist Society
DFWKA = Dallas/Fort Worth Killifish Association
DWAS = Dry Wash Aquarium Society
FRAG = Fish & Reef Aquarium Group
GPPS = Greater Phoenix Pond Society
NANFA = North American Native Fishes Association
SCAPE = Southern California Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts
SDKG = San Diego Killifish Group
SDTFS = San Diego Tropical Fish Society
SCKC = Southern California Killi Club
TAKO = Texas Area Killifish Organization
VSKC = Valley of the Sun Koi Club
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2013, 12:36:27 PM »
At 2013 SAKE, Scott Jacobson will present a program called "Collecting in the Amazon." Scott is an avid aquarist and fish collector. He has traveled to collect tropical and temperate fish in the Amazon River and its tributaries 4 different times (the most recent in early 2013) as well as to Uruguay once. Since the age of 5, Scott has kept a variety of fish aquariums, primarily freshwater. Currently, Scott Jacobson is keeping a variety of fish including killifish, South American cichlids, livebearers, and many others. Additionally, Scott is the North American Native Fish Association representative for Arizona. When not collecting or maintaining his fish, Scott Jacobson is a math teacher at Pine-Strawberry Elementary School in Pine, AZ and lives in nearby Payson, AZ with his wife and son.


Larry Vires will be another presenter at 2013 SAKE. He has been drawn to tropical fish his entire life. He has a small scar above his right eye from pulling himself up to see a bowl of fancy guppies, while still learning to walk, to prove it. Since then, the addiction has only gotten stronger, and he is consistently reaching for those fish that are just beyond the grasp of most people. The difference between then and now is the goal. Larry specializes in breeding rare or difficult species in order to get them into the hobby.

Larry is best known for breeding Loricariidae catfish for the past twenty plus years, and a book, Loricariidae: The Tricks of the Trade, which he self-published in 1999 to get the proper method of spawning these fish into the mainstream of the hobby. However, over the course of thirty years of actively keeping fish, he has spawned hundreds of species ranging from those initial livebearers to Corydoras, tetras, cichlids, gouramis, food and game species, and of course...plecos. A large portion of these were spawned for the family pet shop which closed in 2004, or for university research purposes prior to 2000.

Currently, Larry operates a small portion of his fish room while remodeling the remainder for better space allocation. Since the remodel started in January 2012, the fish room has been downsized from ninety tanks to only thirty. At completion, sometime this year, it will be back to one hundred and seventy-five tanks (plus whatever can be tucked into the main house). All of these are designed/built with the sole goal of successfully spawning fish with the least effort possible.

Due to recent personal issues, this could be the last lecture Larry will be able to give. With that being the circumstance, the intent will be to simplify some of what has been called "conflicting information" from the internet and other breeders. The goal is to make sure everyone in attendance has a firm grasp on the spawning requirements of Loricariidae catfish.


Chris Weatherford lives in Bonnerdale, Arkansas.  He was born and raised in the country and currently lives less than 100 yards from his great grandparentís original homestead.  His property is part of the acreage from his grandparentís farm.
 
Chris started out his young life riding around the cow pastures in a wheel barrow pushed by his grandfather. By the age of 10 he was already helping out with wrangling cattle, giving vaccinations, and deworming the family cattle.  He has always had a fascination with all types of fauna.  Chris has been keeping tropical fish since he was a child.  His earliest attempts were when he rescued minnows and small perch from the bait bucket on fishing trips.  By age 15 he was rescuing injured wildlife and performing his own experiments on how this thing we call life works. 
 
Following graduation from Glenwood High School, Chris attended The University of Arkansas at Monticello, where he obtained a Bachelors in Agriculture, majoring in Animal Science. While attending high school and college, Chris worked at a veterinary hospital.  After graduating from college, he immediately went into the research field at Arkansas Childrenís Hospital Research Institute and studied the nutritional effects of protein on cancer, the effects of alcohol in development, and infant alcohol syndrome.  He also helped author a paper on the effects of whey or soy protein on induced mammary tumors in rats that was published in the Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
 
Next, in break from academia, Chris operated the Arkansas House of Reptiles that was a sort of a reptile zoo. While there, he bred, raised, and exhibited numerous species of snakes, lizards, frogs, turtles, and tortoises. Some of the snakes were at the top of the list of rare and dangerous animals; everything from the feared black mamba to bushmasters from the Central and South American tropics. He also bred and kept lots of cobras. After getting his fill of everything reptilian, Chris scaled down his collection and currently keeps only a boa and a Gabon viper.
 
At this point, Chris returned to one of his passions - Veterinary Medicine.  He now works at Fletcher Veterinary Clinic in Hot Spring, Arkansas.
 
Chris had seen pictures of killifish ever since he was a boy, but had never seen a live one.  Somewhere around the end of summer in 2005 he purchased an aquarium magazine and saw a notice about the American Killifish Association.  He promptly joined and it wasnít long before he had his first killifish Ė Fundulopanchax gardneri Lafia. About a year later, he came across an announcement of a killie show in Dallas, Texas.  Since it was only 4-5 hours away, he decided to go. That is where Chris sealed his fate and became a killie fanatic. He came home with Nothos, Blue Gularis, and many species of Aphyosemions.  His fish room has grown to over 200 tanks and Chris is one of the few people to be successful with several difficult killifish species.  He raises and distributes such species as Fundulopanchax avichang, Terranatos dolichopterus, Rivulus mahadiaensis, Campellolebias brucei and Fundulopanchax arnoldi (the latter was a commercial import that bears his initials "CW."
 
Chris has attended several conventions and shows with a resulting collection of awards. For example, at the 2012 AKA Convention in May, Chris received ten awards for the fish he entered in the show.  Later, in the fall of 2012, Chris was elected to the Board of Trustees of the AKA in 2012.
 
For the future, Chris plans to continue to study and maintain killifish. Many species of killies now kept by hobbyists are extinct in the wild and those killies are in only a handful of tanks around the world. Chris hopes to become a leader in making sure that not only the current generation but all generations to come will be able to see and save a small piece of the world we live in.
 
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