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UNYKA MEETS SUNDAY

UNYKA MEETS SUNDAY

Upstate New York Killifish Association will hold its monthly meeting on Sunday, Aug. 5th at noon in the Casa Too Mucha restaurant in New Hartford NY. (13 Genesee Street).  Meals are purchased from the restaurant.  This is be an open discussion meeting with a focus on plans for the upcoming Keystone Class in Pennsylvania.  There will be several pairs of killies purchased for the auction for this meeting including Aus. nigripinnis, Chrom. biv. Lagos Red, Chrom. splendopleure and N. fuscotaeniatus.

Does anyone recognize this species of Rivulus?

Does anyone recognize this species of Rivulus?

Several years ago I took this picture at an AKA or NEW convention, but for some silly reason I did not document the species.  Does anyone recognize it?

What Are You Looking For in a Killie Website?

What Are You Looking For in a Killie Website?

I have been staring at KillieNutz Online for some time now and wondering what I could/should do to make it an active site that people make a regular stop on their internet travels.  At one time several years ago, KillieNutz was a very active website.  Now it is rarely visited. I came to the realization, the best way to do this is to ask.  So what would excite you enough to visit KillieNutz regularly?  Please let me know either here as a comment or send me and email at killienutz@killienutz.com . Some things I am implementing starting today include: AKA/Killie Clubs News (including international groups. (I could sure use some help with people sending me what is going on anywhere.) Daily checks on new species/name changes. An ongoing review of available killies in the hobby. Regular updates to all species of killifish. (This takes time to prepare and put online.) Forums that are active (That is up to you – join KillieNutz and post away) Please make suggestions as to what I can do to make KillieNutz the one place you want to check out regularly. I will appreciate any assistance.

UNYKA TO HOLD MEETING JULY 8TH

UNYKA TO HOLD MEETING JULY 8TH

 The next meeting of Upstate New York Killifish Association is set for July 8th in the Utica, NY region.  We will be meeting at Noon in our regular spot: Casa Too Mucha, 13 Genesee St, New Hartford, NY.  Members are responsible for their own meals (via the restaurant’s menu).  There will be a program and an auction at this meeting.

UNYKA Sets Officers, Plans for Future

UNYKA Sets Officers, Plans for Future

UNYKA held its first meeting since May to begin the process of fully reactivating the club by appointing officers to oversee the group.  Several topics of discussion were brought forward. Dr. Dan Nielsen was appointed as President. Len Futterman accepted the post of Interim Vice President Mary Teelin became the Secretary for UNYKA Scott Schlueter is now the Treasurer. Tom Grady was appointed to run the website and act as correspondence secretary. The club is now in the process of creating a new set of Bylaws and will  be applying for an EIN and 401c Tax Exempt status.  Scott Schlueter is in charge of the process. Dues have been set at $15 per person or $18. for a family. UNYKA will meet on the first Sunday of each month unless otherwise designated (holidays, etc.) except for December through March.   The next meeting is July 1st at Casa Too Mucha in New Hartford NY (Utica)

New Heating System

New Heating System

Step 2 of reopnening my fishroom is happening today. My local heating providers are coming in to install a natural gas heating system into my fish-room (basement) which should save me a ton of money from the past use of electric heaters.  We added a gas furnace last summer for the house and saved a ton of money over fuel oil and electric, bot of which we tried.  It will probably be the first time since I bought this house I will feel good about the way the area is kept warm during the winter.  Over the past several years, I have lost a number of fish to power outages and simply inconsistent heating of the room.  This system should take care of the heating quite well. Wish me well!