EL Reef Club?

Discussion in 'Local Reefing Clubs' started by Lowflyer, 2 Sep 2008.

  1. Lowflyer

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    Hey guys and gals

    For those of you who don't know, my name is Luke and I'm from East London.

    I've noticed that other cities have monthly meetings for reefers and I think it would be a great idea to start one in East London. I am willing to be involved in the organization, but can't run the thing by myself, so I'm looking to see how many EL people are keen to come if it is started first off, and if we get the numbers, who is keen to help me run the thing.

    The reason I'm wanting to start this is because I think it would be a great bridge that people who want to start the hobby can cross. We can invite friends to come and have the more experienced guys help the newbs. even have someone talk on a certain topic or something like that. So will all EL people who would be willing to attend such a once a month meeting post on this thread to say so, just so I we can build a list of numbers and see if it's worth starting. I know a couple of other EL reefers who are keen.

    Thanks
    Luke:)
     
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    luke its a difficult one.. the best thing to do would be to revive the old aquarium meetings... this had a inconsistent turn out but maintained untill key members fizzled out....

    i personally find it difficult to attend such meeting as work and family life keep me very busy.. there is also the issue of polotics that became a big problem a few years ago...

    ideas to include however were

    1) raffles of fish/ equipment. (im sure our local LFS would participate)
    2) organisation of collection trips to the transkei coast
    3) perhaps a big brother system in assigning a less experienced member to a more experienced one to assist with tank problems etc..
    4) attendance award (i found a skimmer to be the best enticement.
    5) guest speakers..

    however some of these ideas were already in full swing and yielded a small turn out

    alternative options

    strippers and booze:1: seem to go down well at most functions...:slayer:

    just my input...

    good luck les
     
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    Shot man, I didn't know about all of this. Do you recommend I go to the aquarium and finny and chat to Sean and Steve to find out their thoughts?
     
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    im sure they will be your best bet to get alll local guys involved.. i could help with furnishing you with peoples contact numbers to intiate some action.. perhaps even a e-mailing system could be obtained from FELA (friends of east london aquarium).

    contact Hill (also on the forum) as he was one of the strongest driving forces in his time of service on the comittee...

    i think the thing still exists but is dwindling...
     
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    Ok cool, thanks les, will do
     
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    I've got 8 guys who are keen already, so it's a good start
     
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    Hi guys, a bunch of the guys in EL are having a bring and braai on saturday at one of the local reefers houses to get this reef club going if you're keen. PM me if you're from east london or are going to be in east london this saturday so I can give you details of address and time. Shotto:thumbup:
     
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    Wish I was there, us Gautengers can't organise a p*** up in a brewery :(
     
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    haha, maybe if we get this thing going and raise funds we can fly you down as a guest speaker one day;)
     
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    More like a guest drinker ;) :peroni::peroni::peroni:
     
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    Haha, well you do that, I'll stick to 1 :peroni:
     
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