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GCCA's June 2019 Meeting
Speaker: Jim Cumming
Topic: South American Cichlids

Event Date 06-09-2019 6:00 pm
Event End Date 06-09-2019 9:00 pm
Location Delta Hotel by Marriott - Glenview

GCCA's July 2019 Meeting
Speaker: Mark Denaro
Topic: Cichlids I Hate

Event Date 07-14-2019 6:00 pm
Event End Date 07-14-2019 9:00 pm
Location Delta Hotel by Marriott - Glenview

GCCA's August 2019 Rare Fish Auction
GCCA brings in rare and hard to find cichlids.

Event Date 08-11-2019 6:00 pm
Event End Date 08-11-2019 9:00 pm
Location Delta Hotel by Marriott - Glenview

GCCA's September picnic
This is a members-only event. Registration Required.

Event Date 09-08-2019 12:00 pm
Event End Date 09-08-2019 5:00 pm
Location Home of Rick Borstein
 GCCA Swap Meet Vendor Registration
Event Date 10-06-2019 7:00 am
Event End Date 10-06-2019 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 09-24-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 10-06-2019 6:00 pm
Individual Price USD45.00
Location Marriott Hoffman Estates
Event Date 10-06-2019 10:00 am
Event End Date 10-06-2019 2:00 pm
Cut off date 10-07-2019
Individual Price $5.00
Location Marriott Hoffman Estates

GCCA's October 2019 Meeting
Speaker: Chuck Rambo
Topic: Poor Man's Collecting Trip

Event Date 10-13-2019 6:00 pm
Event End Date 10-13-2019 9:00 pm
Location Delta Hotel by Marriott - Glenview

GCCA's November 2019 Meeting
Speaker: Open
Topic: Open

Event Date 11-10-2019 6:00 pm
Event End Date 11-10-2019 9:00 pm
Location Delta Hotel by Marriott - Glenview
 GCCA Swap Meet Vendor Registration
Event Date 12-01-2019 7:00 am
Event End Date 12-01-2019 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 11-12-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 11-29-2019 6:00 pm
Individual Price USD45.00
Location Marriott Hoffman Estates
Event Date 12-01-2019 10:00 am
Event End Date 12-01-2019 2:00 pm
Cut off date 12-02-2019
Individual Price $5.00
Location Marriott Hoffman Estates

GCCA's Janary 2020 Meeting
Speaker: Christine Neumeyer  
Topic:  A Journey Downriver: From the Amazon to Your Aquarium  

Event Date 01-12-2020 6:00 pm
Event End Date 01-12-2020 9:00 pm
Location Delta Hotel by Marriott - Glenview

 

 

Jim Cumming speaks on "Keeping and Breeding Large South American Cichlids"

jim cummingJim Cumming hails from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and has been keeping tropical fish for over 65 years. Other than a fifteen year sojourn into the world of killifish (his online name is ‘notho2000’) he has kept and presently keeps Central and South American cichlids, and currently devotes about one third of his 40 aquarium fish room to Madagascan cichlids and the Etroplus genus from India. Jim has made presentations to over 30 cichlid and generalist aquarium societies throughout the US and Canada over the last three years and in the Spring of 2018, was invited to Berlin and Dresden, Germany where he presented on Madagascan and South American cichlids to the German Cichlid Association (DCG). Other speaking engagements included the International Cichlid Conference in Brisbane, Australia in November, 2018, the upcoming Nordic Cichlid Association in Uppsala, Sweden in March 2019, the East Anglia Cichlid Group in Newmarket, UK in April 2019 and the ACA Convention in Cromwell, Connecticut, in July 2019. Jim has never turned down an invitation to speak other than for a conflict of dates.
Over the last 10 years, Jim has become captivated by the magical cichlids from Madagascar. They have certainly ‘supercharged’ his passion for the cichlid keeping hobby. Jim has had extensive collecting experience in Mexico, Belize, Cuba, and Brazil as well as the Southern U.S. He maintains a very active YouTube channel with around 700 videos as of January, 2019, highlighting the fish he keeps or has kept. The emphasis is on maintenance and breeding, along with social interactions, both con- and heterospecific. Jim has been a moderator for several on-line forums and several Facebook aquatic interest groups and maintains a Facebook site solely devoted to fish and their conservation. Jim has had articles published in Amazonas, Cichlid News and the Swedish Ciklid Bladet magazines. He is also an American Cichlid Association Speaker, as well as a Madagascan cichlid Species Specialist and speaker for the CARES Preservation program. He also has been actively involved in the local Aquarium Society of Winnipeg, where he served for many years as Program Chair, Journal Editor, and President. He enthusiastically looks forward to spreading the word on Madagascar and its cichlids, as well as on variety of other hobby based topics wherever and whenever he can.

Guests are always welcome at our meetings.

If you like fish or cichlids, come and hang out with us!

Delta Hotel by Marriott | 6PM
1400 Milwaukee Ave, Glenview, IL 60025
| Map and Directions

Mark Denaro speaks on "Cichlids I Hate"

Mark will present a humorous talk about the cichlids he doesn't like along with some alternative choices for those who do like these species.

Mark Denaro has been keeping freshwater aquariums since 1970 and marine aquariums since 1976. Mark has been keeping planted and biotope aquariums since the mid-70s and was keeping reef aquariums before that term was coined. He has bred well over 200 species of freshwater fish and propagated over 150 species of aquatic plants. He has spawned 10 species of marine fish and propagated over 40 species of marine invertebrates. Mark is a coauthor of Adventurous Aquarist Guide to the 101 Best Freshwater Nano Species, published by Microcosm, Ltd. in September of 2014. He has written articles for several national and international magazines and wrote the recurring column ‘Into the Labyrinth’ for “Tropical Fish Hobbyist” magazine. He currently writes feature articles for TFH. Mark has been involved in the organized hobby since 1984. He is a past president of the International Betta Congress, the Indianapolis Aquarium Society and the Bucks County Aquarium Society. He is a founding member and the inaugural president of the American Labyrinth Fish Association. He is a well-known speaker and judge and has lectured to more than 50 aquarium societies in 20 states plus Canada and Bermuda and spoken at numerous regional and national conventions.

Guests are always welcome at our meetings.

If you like fish or cichlids, come and hang out with us!

Delta Hotel by Marriott | 6PM
1400 Milwaukee Ave, Glenview, IL 60025
| Map and Directions

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