President Colin opened the meeting and welcomed the attending members thanking everyone who lent a hand at the previous days highly successful open show and auction with exhibitors across most of Scotland and some of England. Special thanks to Christine Graham and Marie Rennie for assisting with the paperwork and Brian for arranging much of the prizes. Thanks also go to Ken and Gordon for sharing Auctioneer duties and to all the other club members who assisted on the day, for The open show was up on last year both in terms of entries (203) and 24 auction lots and in terms of funds raised for the club.
Consideration will be given to seeing if it would be possible to hire both halls as the increased attendance meant space for the judging was a little cramped members also discussed other issues that arised at this years show and how they could be resolved in future years. Prizes included tank setups and both internal and external filters with smaller prizes for every class. A well stocked canteen and raffle were also available. Photographs taken at the event were taken and will be added to the club website with a full write up.
Members then discussed the various fish and equipment they had purchased at the auction. The open show manager role as well as the assistant open show manager and canteen manager roles are now up for grabs members are encouraged to put their names forward for these roles.
The major prize winnners at the open show were :-
Best Fish – Gordon McLeod 2nd Place – Bernard O’Neil 3rd Place – Frances Bennett
Best Junior – Jack Young
Best Exhibitor on points – Gordon McLeod
Best KAS Member on points – Gordon McLeod
Best KAS Breeder – Ken Young
Colin mention that the auction on 13th October will be at the same venue. The club meal date has had to be rescheduled to the 1st June at Bella Italia in Dunfermline.
Next weeks meeting is a talk by the excellent Julian Dignall from Planet Catfish.