DESERT AQUARIST SOCIETY

Tucson's First Aquarium Society

Mission

Mahlon Wood's Entry into the Home Show

DAS is a non-profit organization seeking to provide fun and information to our members and to the community about maintaining freshwater/marine fish in an aquarium environment and geckos and amphibians in a terrarium environment.  As a non-profit, no member of the organization receives any of the net earnings or assets.

We are dedicated to the education and husbandry of aquatic and terrarium life in a captive environment. Together we can share our collective knowledge and experience for improved care and propagation of fish and terrarium life.  In particular, the DAS is dedicated to reducing the negative impact of the hobby on the coral reef, endangered species, and the rain forest. We are committed to educating the public on proper care and maintenance of these miniature ecosystems and to promote the interest and enjoyment of the hobby. Our society provides resources to the aquarium and terrarium enthusiast in Southern Arizona and surrounding areas by sponsoring meetings, lectures, online discussions, websites and other means, to connect local hobbyists. DAS will support educational and conservation organizations intended for the improvement of aquatic and terrarium environments.

For a copy of the constitution, contact Dave Padgett, 620-6972.

Membership in the Club

The membership of this organization shall be open to all persons who have an interest in aquatic life and is approved by the Society Board.  Application for membership in this organization shall be in writing on an official membership form, accompanied by one year’s annual dues and presented to the Treasurer or in the event of his/her absence, any Society Board Member.

All dues are annual.  If a member joins within the year, the dues are discounted by the quarter—3/4 if joining with the first 3 months, ½ if joining from month 3 to month 9, and ¼ if joining after month 9 of the year.  Membership dues by type are:

 Single membership (adult, 18 years or over) -- $15 (June-December:  pro-rated to $7.50)

 Family membership (domestic partner, husband and/or wife and/or children under 18 years) -- $20 (June-December:  pro-rated to $10)

 Student membership (Age 14 to 18 years of age, whose parents do not hold a family membership) -- $10 (June-December:  pro-rated to $5)

 Junior membership (age 13 and under) -- $10 (June-December:  pro-rated to $5)

 Commercial Membership is free.HTML

Current (2017) Board:

 President..................................................Dave Padgett
Vice President and Program Director.........Sam Murphy
Media Director...........................................John Willmon (acting)
Treasurer...................................................Dan Pape
Refreshment Committee Leader.................Vacant
Board Members at Large............................Bob Goemans
                                                                      Philip Sarelis

Current (2017) Membership:

Jim Anderson
Bill, Sherry, and Sam Blair
Jason Boerger
Jay Bohland
Char Cohen
Forrest Cook
Zachary Cramton and Family
Jim Darlack
Debbie and Terry Gilpin Family
Bob and Cristina Goemans Family

Brittany Griwzow
James Grizzell
Jonathan Hricik
Emily Jacobson
Norman Klinetop
Yuki and Alex Lim Family
Scott MacDonald and Tracy Tomak Family
Robert Mayerfield
Sam and Beth Murphy Family
Dave and Beatriz Padgett Family
Dan and Becky Pape Family
Eve Parris
Dr. Tammie Pearce, DVM
Diana and Bruce Roberts Family
Christopher Rodarte
Lee Roop

Philip Sarelis
Glen Sexton
Gabe Skidmore
Theresa Smith
Stephanie Stryker
Alan Thiem
Melvin and Gloria Traynum and Family
JD Uker and Sarah Walker Family
Dave Villapudua
John Willmon
Kenny Wong
Mahlon and Sheila Wood Family
Sara Zurlinden


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