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2019 Activities - Des Moines/Ames region

Discussion in 'Des Moines & Ames Region' started by beckerj3, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. beckerj3 Expert Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
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    One big take-away from the meeting was that we really want to focus this year on increasing our activities/events in the various regions. We've set a goal that each region will have at least 3 local meetings/events (Not counting Spring or Fall Fest). That may not sound like alot, but considering that several regions had no events in 2018 (including our region) - it would be a big step forward.

    So who wants to get together for a planning discussion on what we want to do this year in our region. There are alot of ideas out there. Some include: DIY food, trip to Central campus, tank tour, fragging demo, discussion for beginners, potluck/barbecue..... We don't have to limit ourselves to just 3 events - that's just the starting point.

    Let's do this sooner than later. Would 2 weeks from yesterday (Feb 23) work for people???

    Since I don't know how accurate our regional listing is, I'm sending this to all GIRS members.

    @GIRS Member
     
  2. LighthouseGal

    LighthouseGal GIRS Member

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    You are very fortunate to have Central Campus in your town ... I loved the tour you sponcered during MACNA..anyone who hasn’t been there should surely jump at that chance..
     
  3. Maureen Experienced Reefkeeper GIRS Member

    Urbandale, IA
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    I am free for a planning discussion on the weekend.
     
  4. pwfish

    pwfish Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

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    I would be available for a meeting on the 23rd.

    Sent from my SM-N960U via App
     
  5. Reef Medic Clay Well-Known ReefKeeper Leadership Team GIRS Member

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    Depending on the time, I should be able to make it on the 23rd!
     
  6. Sponge Expert Reefkeeper GIRS Member Sponsor

    Marshalltown, IA
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    If I can, I will.
     
  7. DangerJ Well-Known ReefKeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

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    Des Moines, IA
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    I might be able to remote in
     
  8. beckerj3 Expert Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
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    What time works for everyone next Saturday, Feb 23rd? 1:00 pm???? Late morning - 10:30 or 11:00 ?????
     
  9. pwfish

    pwfish Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

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    Anytime works for me.

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  10. beckerj3 Expert Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
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    Let's plan on 1pm for our meeting. Meet at my house. Hope to see you then!!

    @GIRS Member
     
  11. Barrett GIRS Member

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    That works for me
     
  12. Reef Medic Clay Well-Known ReefKeeper Leadership Team GIRS Member

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    Yes maam! I'll be there!
     
  13. Fort Dodger GIRS Member

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    Right on
     
  14. Maureen Experienced Reefkeeper GIRS Member

    Urbandale, IA
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    It's on my calendar!
     
  15. Sponge Expert Reefkeeper GIRS Member Sponsor

    Marshalltown, IA
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    It doesn't look promising for me to make it because of the weather. If I can, I will.
     
  16. beckerj3 Expert Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
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    Don't forget about the meeting tomorrow at my house - 1pm to discuss events/activities for 2019 for the Des Moines/Ames region! I hope to see everyone here! Please PM me if you need my address. We can also discuss reefs!!

    Hopefully the weather cooperates enough and doesn't turn bad until late Saturday evening!

    @GIRS Member
     
  17. beckerj3 Expert Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
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    Thanks to Maureen (@Maureen@Maureen ), Paul (@pwfish@pwfish ), and Clay (@Reef Medic Clay@Reef Medic Clay ) who were able to make it this afternoon to help plan our calendar for the Des Moines/Ames region. We have a number of activities/meetings being planned. We hope you will be able to join us! Here's our tentative schedule:

    March 17th - Spring Fest - Des Moines
    April 6th - DIY Food - hosted by Dave Roth @Dave@Dave
    May - Tour of Central Campus Marine Biology dept. I will be contacting them on Monday to set the date.
    June 8th - Plumbing demo - hosted by Clay - he may be reaching out to all you plumbing wizards for input/assistance!
    July 20th - BBQ - Get to know your fellow reefers - location to be determined
    August open - we could consider another trip to the Omaha Zoo if there was enough interest
    Sept - Road trip to Omaha for Nebraska Aquatics annual bash
    Oct - Fall Fest
    Nov 2nd - Fragging demo - hosted by Paul
    Dec - Nothing planned - holidays
    January 2020 - Holiday party

    We don't have a tank tour scheduled - it could be another option for August if there was interest - otherwise - throughout the year you will have a chance to tanks at the homes of Dave Roth, Clay Wallerstedt, and Paul Horn

    A separate thread will be posted soon to start the planning process for the DIY food event.

    @GIRS Member
     
  18. Fort Dodger GIRS Member

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    Wow awesome! Wish I could have been there roads have been bad up North today. Thank you guys! What a fantastic looking schedule of events :)
     
  19. Sponge Expert Reefkeeper GIRS Member Sponsor

    Marshalltown, IA
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    Nice job you 4!!
     
  20. LighthouseGal

    LighthouseGal GIRS Member

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    Looks like a great line up ... Roger and myself may like to go on the Central Campus tour , date permitting .. would love to see the changes they have made since MACNA
     

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