************ Please note that the time for the Holiday party has been changed to 6:00 pm to 8:00/8:30 pm. ******************** Every year, we hold the Annual Business Meeting of the Greater Iowa Reef Society near the beginning of the year. We're going to do something a little different this year! Immediately following the Business Meeting, we are going to host a Holiday Party - with food and prizes - open to all hobbyists, member and non-members! The meeting & party will be held at the Ramada Williamsburg Hotel & Wasserbahn Waterpark - the same place Fall Fest was held. We also will have a block of rooms available at the reduced rate of $99, which includes 4 waterpark passes - bring the family!! Business Meeting: 4-6 PM This is the meeting where we review the previous year and lay out the upcoming year plans. You must be a dues-paying GIRS Member in order to attend, and attendance & participation is greatly encouraged! All-Hobbyist GIRS Holiday Party: 6:00-8:00/8:30 pm Again, this is open to all aquarium hobbyists! There will be food provided by GIRS, and the hotel has a cash bar. Food will be pizza, garlic bread & gondolas from Zio Johno's in Iowa City!! Huge thanks to @Chief Reef for hooking us up! There will be door prizes and other giveaways to be announced, and everyone can enter the contest to win the Grand Prize - an MP10! You can enter up to three times to win the MP10 by doing the following: Entry #1: Post in this thread if you are going to attend the party (or will try to attend). You can also select "Going" or "Maybe" using the RVSP link right above this post: Entry #2: Facebook (2 parts to this one). Join the Greater Iowa Reef Society Facebook Group **AND** Mark "Going" or "Interested" on the Facebook Event and then SHARE it as Public Post on your personal timeline Entry #3: Become a GIRS Member. If you are already a GIRS member, extend your membership another year (find the "Extend Upgrade" button under your Account Upgrades). You can also do this at the event! Entries will be collected through January 19th and announced at the GIRS Holiday Party. Make sure you are "watching" this thread for all the updates! We will be posting more information and prizes as everything gets finalized!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!!