-Event- TCMAS 2017 Fall Saltwater Expo/Frag Swap

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  1. jjwhiteboy

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    [​IMG] Raffle prizes sneak peak!!! A big thanks to Liveaquaria, ORA, Segrest Farms, Biota, Apet, Quality Marine, and Omega One Fish food!

    Over 50 coral colonies and large frags to win! Many awesome captive bread fish in the raffle also... Including but not limited to... A coral beauty and green mandarin! A pair of 6" Brazillian Seahorses galloped their way in also!

    Buy Raffle Tickets!
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  2. NotJacques

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    Kudos to Ryan and Tcmas event crew for the expo/swap today! It seemed like this event might be dead in the water back in August but thanks to Blacknblue2 and Darksky for making it happen.

    P.S. Huge thanks to Petco! and other generous donors to the raffle too!!!
    (yeah, taking a raffle colony home was pretty sweet:))
     
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    Agreed. Petco went above and beyond this Fall swap. Impressive.

    Thanks Jason!
     
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  4. blennieluvr

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    There were many generous donors this year. In addition to those already mentioned, New Wave and BRS stepped up to the plate too. I'm pretty thrilled with my captive bred Mandarin for sure!! First time I have ever won!!

    Thank you!, Blacknblue2 and Darksky for taking this event on.

    On a side note, Ryan is a pretty good emcee and the food was YUMMY!!

    Everyone that had a part, pat yourself on the back and get you some rest!
     
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  5. BlacknBlue2

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    This was an incredible day. Never have we ever had complaints of parking at the event since I started in the spring of 2013. The vendors took home so pretty good coin and things went off without any issues. I want to thank everyone on the tcmas event crew, and BOD for a wonderful day. Also my oldest had a friend with her and she wants to do more events with us in the future. You all made an impression on her and for that I say thank you.
     
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  6. RSnodgrass

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    Just got home and had a few hours to reflect on the past 32hrs. Thanks go all around for sure... planning, confirming venue (who checked in on us and liked what they saw), confirming vendors, coordinating surrounding clubs, asking for the order and getting donations!, setup the day before, evening, & morning, running the 4hrs, food prep/cooking/serving, tear down, resetting up the venue, cleaning, coordinating storage... holy crap!

    Also, we've learned a lot and the prior BOD and event crew really paved the way and graciously stepped aside to see what else we could do and provided wisdom when asked.
    This is a really big deal to a new BOD.

    Any suggestions on how to improve please message me directly as I'm compiling a list. If your idea is terrible or expensive don't worry I won't tell you (o; It helps come up with good ideas, just make any criticism constructive. If there are things you particularly liked that helps too so we don't get rid of it.

    PS. Let's hope the 10,560 photos I took make for a good time-lapse from setup to tear down.

    Thanks,
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  7. BlacknBlue2

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    Ryan you did a great job today my friend. I look forward to see what we can do with the new event commitee and BOD.
     
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    The kiddos were awesome with volunteering to take food orders for those of us stuck at our tables... Fantastic job all around! Thank you :)
     
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    You guys are most welcome, and we've already started our spring expo work.
     
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    This was the largest swap I think I've attended, at least at the Medicine Lake Park location. I had to park on the other side of the baseball diamond. And inside was shoulder to shoulder for over an hour, it was actually fairly difficult to get up to many of the tank to check out the livestock.

    Kudos to Ryan, BOD, Event Committee and all those that set this up when it was iffy to even happen this summer.
     
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    Thanks for coming everyone, it was a lot of fun. Looking forward to the spring swap.... we gotta lock in a date soon! :)

    ... and a super huge thank you to everyone involved, everyone who helped volunteer, gave feed back or advice really made this possible. Couldn't have done it without that help and support.

    Let's keep this energy going for the next swap, our vendors are looking forward to it.
     
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  12. jjwhiteboy

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    Great turnout and thanks to everyone who came, participated, and volunteered!

    If anyone has pictures to share... please post! I send as many as I can to all of my vendors who donated. This is a potential for national exposure and could grow our club and event participants. Maybe I can get some speakers interested :)
     
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  13. DarkSky

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    I have a ton on my phone I haven't posted yet. I'll do that soon.
     
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    Here ya go!

     
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