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[AGA-Member] AGA at ACA
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- Subject: [AGA-Member] AGA at ACA
- From: Cheryl Rogers <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 10:12:37 -0500
- Organization: Aquatic Gardeners Association
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Thanks to everyone who helped to make the table at ACA this past weekend
such a great success. We had lots of great plants from the AGA and
Dallas-Ft. Worth Aquatic Plant Club. Big kudos to DFWAPC for providing
plants and devoted workers.
Harold LaRoux, May Lorfing, and David Lim from DFWAPC, and Ann
Viverette, Scott Hieber, and myself (AGA) worked the table, patiently
answering the same questions for hours. Larry Lampert was working the
convention for TCA, but dropped by when he could and also brought great
plants. The table was right at the entrance to all the action, so no one
could come in or out of the talks without passing the table. Great exposure!
I made a tri-fold poster with AGA on one side, DFWAPC on the other, and
cichlids in the middle. Ann Viverette brought a laptop and Erik Olson
set up a planted tank slide show. We even had a noise machine set up
behind it that sounded like a babbling brook.
Mega-thanks to AGA Member Rich Green who sent a huge box of plants. I
had just opened the box at the table and pulled out a grapefruit-sized
chunk of Java Fern Windelov, when Dr. Abe Schwartz (another AGA member
who had come from Puerto Rico for the convention) leaned over the table,
plucked it out of my hands and said, "How much?"
We sold a couple of AGA memberships, but maybe more will join because a
some people told me they would look us up on the web later. Each plant
had a card stapled to it with AGA info on one side and DFWAPC info on
the other. Well, we ran out of cards late Saturday but MOST of them had
Erik, Scott and I printed an article to hand out at the table: "The
Basics" by Ben Belton. It was a smash hit. We printed about 150 and
there were only a few left by the end of the weekend.
So AGA did a great service this past weekend. Many cichlids are
celebrating this week because they have plants in their tanks!
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