Sponsored by ZooMed Labs and AquaScience Research Group, Inc.
The American Cichlid Association believes the greatest asset to an aquarium society is the benefit received by the membership when a speaker gives a lecture at the monthly meeting. A live presentation by a speaker at a local meeting adds immensely to the enjoyment of the hobby and to further the knowledge of the attendees. The ACA, realizing the financial cost of bringing in an outside speaker, is proud to offer to our members the ACA Cichlid Speaker Program, now sponsored by ZooMed Labs and AquaScience Research Group, Inc..
Basically, here's how the program works. Choose your speaker from the list (below) of ACA sponsored speakers. There will be no cost for the club for honorariums and the ACA will pay half of the round trip transportation for any of these speakers to attend your meeting with a maximum dollar amount of $200.00. You will be responsible for all additional expenses including lodging and meals.
After selecting your speaker you will need to contact them directly to arrange a convenient schedule. Once the date has been finalized, please contact Chuck Rambo, 6474 Baguio Court, San Jose, CA 95119, 408-225-9175. It is imperative to get in touch with Chuck because the ACA has set a limit of 10 total speaking engagements per year for the ACA Cichlid Speaker Program. Availability is based on a first come-first serve basis and a 90 day notice is required.
Transportation for the speaker should be arranged by you. After receiving permission to proceed from Chuck, you should submit a copy of your invoice for the reimbursement of travel expenses. Chuck must also be notified of a mailing address for the shipment of ACA material. ACA material includes brochures, membership applications and copies of Buntbarsche Bulletin, the official publication of the ACA.
All societies are limited to one annual participation.
Scheduled talks for 2009:
Currently scheduled talks for the Speakers Program.
Speakers available for this program:
Along with each speaker are listed SOME of the topics they speak on. Speakers often have new talks in the works so contact them for the latest word.
Raising and breeding discus
Asian fascinations for ornamental fishes (arowanas, various south american cichlids, goldfishes, koi etc.)
Let the fish keeping hobby pay for itself
Juan Miguel Artigas Azas
San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Speaking Topics: 1. "Thorichthys", 2. "Herichthys", 3. "Cichlids from Costa Rica", 4. "Cichlids from rio Grijalva-Usumacinta", 5. "Goodeids"
7230 High Hill Drive
Sloughhouse, CA 95683
Speaking Topic: "African Rift Lake Cichlids"
1254 41st Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95822
"Costa Rican Cichlids: Life in the Fast Lane" (Powerpoint)
"From the Mountains to the Sea -- Costa Rican rivers" (Mpeg video and Powerpoint)
"Brazil 2003 and Mexico 2004" (Mpeg video and Powerpoint)
David D. Herlong
131 Brannigan Place
Cary, NC 27511
15513 Mallory Court
Moorpark, CA 93021.
704 Muriel Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Confessions of a Cichlaholic (new September 03)
The Cichlids of Lake Malawi
Fishin’ for the Answers
Cichlid Trivia Challenge
Lake Malawi Speciation
The Amazing Cichlids of Lake Tanganyika
Frontosa Fanatics (New September 03)
John Farrell Kuhns
AquaScience Research Group, Inc.
1100 Gentry Street
North Kansas City, MO 64116
2030 North East 42nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97213
845 Avison Way
Vancouver, B.C. V6B 3X8
520 West Riverwood Drive Apartment 214
Oak Creek, WI 53154
6815 Carolyn Road
Louisville, KY 40214