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Promptness Award: Make sure that you are at the general meeting by 7:30 for your chance to win the Promptness Award.
Bowl Show June
Competition Date: 6/7/2013
Each Bowl Show has two pre-determined classes and one open class.
Remember: Only Flat Sided Containers will be accepted.
For More Information on Bowl Show Rules, Click Here
Characins and Tetras. Shown in twos, with a divider, if necessary.
Barbs. Shown in pairs or twos.
Our objective is to promote and share information about the hobby of ornamental fish-keeping. We are a ‘general’ aquarium club that covers every aspect of the freshwater and marine aquarium hobby. This includes all fish, invertebrates, and plants kept in either tanks or ponds. The CAS was established in 1947 and incorporated under Colorado law as a non profit organization on November 6, 1962. For a detailed review of our history go to our history page.
General Meetings are held on the first Friday of every month, and feature a cash promptness award, a detailed program on a specific aspect of the aquarium hobby, a bowl show, a mini-auction, and announcements of up-coming activities.
General meetings are open to the public. We welcome guests, so please feel free to attend if you are interested in aquariums and ornamental fishkeeping.
The CAS encourages its members to breed and show their fish through various programs such as Bowl Shows, Grow Competitions, Aquarist of the Year, and more. Members who place in these competitions are awarded points that are accumulated towards a number of different awards.
Mini-Auctions are held at the end of each General Meeting and include fish, plants, supplies, and equipment. Please note that there is a 5 item per member limit on items to be auctioned at the Mini-Auction.
If you would like to print these labels, you must attach them with packing tape that covers the label completely to protect it from getting wet. Also for Minimum Bid, if your printer doesn't print the pink for minimum bid, you will need to highlight in Pink / Red after printing.
Board Meetings are held the last Friday of each month at a member’s residence. They are the business meetings of the CAS and are open only to members.
Members are invited and encouraged to attend. Non-board members do not have voting rights but member’s input is recognized and appreciated. It is also a great way to see other member’s aquarium setups.
Throughout the year CAS hosts a variety of educational and fun activities for its members. Annual events may include a fish show, auctions, a Summer picnic, and the Christmas Party / Annual Awards Banquet.
In addition, other special events are held and vary each year. Past years events have included: field trips, collecting trips, workshops, making fish food, and home (fish room) tours.
CAS holds two auctions annually: a Spring Auction and a Fall Auction. The purpose of these auctions is to generate operating revenue. Auctions are open to the public and we invite everyone to attend. Items include: bagged fish, hardware such as tanks, heaters, filters, etc., and supplies such as food and water conditioner. For more information on Auctions, visit our Auction Information Page.