Club Meeting Reports

President Colin welcomed members and guests Jack Irish and Andy Beveridge. This week meeting consisted of a talk on live cultures form Robert Rennie. Jack and Andy also took some members to the side to discus judging techniques for the members that could be intrested in judging shows in the future. meeting ended with light fish talk and refreshments. Colin then finished meeting by thanking our guests and talker Robert.

President Colin welcomed members which despite the snow saw a good attendance.The meal night at Tony Macaroni and the bus trip were then briefly mentioned.

As this week was an off meeting there was no set topic so Colin began by mentioning the recent problems he had experienced with his heater in the shed which unfortunately resulted in the loss of some of his fish.  Ernie has his shed back up and running after solving the mystery of his high electric bill which turned out to be a faulty thermostat inside his house and not the shed after all!

A general chat was then had with some good humour before the meeting took a break for refreshments before members heading out into the arctic conditions.

Next week is Table Show No 3

President Colin welcomed members to the meeting and began by giving an update on the ongoing search for a new venue. The minutes from the recent committee meeting were then read out.

The upcoming meal night at Tony Macaroni still has spaces available and the sheet for the bus trip will be going up shortly with the same shops as last year.

As this week was an off meeting there was no set topic but most of the discussion centered around the future of the USA and the direction that Kirkcaldy Aquarist Society would go in with regards to a governing body.

Next week is a talk by Gordon McLeod on showing fish

President Colin welcomed members to the meeting and Joe gave members an update on the talkers arranged so far this year which Brian will update onto the website as soon as possible. Mike and Jill talked about their recent trip down south and mentioned some of the shops visited as well as what they had managed to pick up fish wise.

John mentioned there were show jars available for small donation and that the club badges were now on sale. The meeting then had a good natured chat on a number of fish related subjects before it broke  for refreshments and the drawing of the raffle.
Next week is table show no 2 and it is hoped to see some more entries and more entrants
This week was Christmas party. President Colin welcomed everyone and thanked them for there efforts over the past 12 months. Members brought along food and refreshments and enjoy a good catch up and some light hearted banter. A bumper raffle was had and members wished each other seasons greetings before braving the crisp winters evening and heading home.

On behalf of the committee I would like to wish all our members a merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year.

This week was the KAS presentation night and after President Colin had welcomed everyone John Reid presented the laminated certificates to the winners and runners up from each of the classes the Jimmy Gilbert quaich was then presented to Gordon McLeod for his winning Ambastaia sidimunki.

The 1st ever  KAS best member was announced and was present to Brian Hutchison we thank Brian for all his efforts during the move from Junction road where he was present everyday helping the club relocate.
Joe Graham was then presented with an honourary membership in recognition of his service to the club over the years. Joe was warmly congratulated.

Colin mentioned he had experienced a issue with his shed and the air pressure popping out some of the air hoses which unfortunately had led to a few losses A useful discussion was had regarding methods of venting off excess air pressure in a safe way. The meeting then had a chat about various other fishkeeping subjects.
Members were then reminded that next week is the KAS Christmas night and donations are welcomed of food and drinks. The meeting then broke for the raffle and refreshments.

This week saw the first table show of the year and President gave an update on the club meeting rooms with it being confirmed the club will not be able to return to our former premises at Junction Road. As yet the council aside from allowing the club to rent a room at Templehall Community Center  have offered little in the way of a more secure long term meeting room. Brian suggested Colin speak to the local councilor in an attempt to get the council to actually do something with regards to a new club room, Colin has now done this and will keep members updated with any progress. Colin also mentioned the club shop and reminded people that asking club members to buy items from outside the club and bring them in really doesn’t benefit the club in anyway.

Once all the entries had been booked in the judges were given the nod to commence judging and members had the chance to have a chat on a number of subjects including Ernie’s fish shed and Brian’s new behemoth of a marine tank. Members also discussed the recent KAS meal night and the enjoyable food and high brow conversation had by all.

Best fish on the night was a Ambastaia sidthimunki bought in by Gordon McLeod and the judges were Ken Young and John Reid and our thanks go to them for judging and to those who showed. It was pleasing to again see entries in the junior category and it is hoped this continues.

The meeting then broke for refreshments and the drawing of the raffle.

President Colin welcomed members to this weeks meeting and began by mentioning the latest KAS meal night at Sweet Chesnut in Dunfermline which proved a great success with everyone who attended enjoying some good food and chat.

A enjoyable conversation was then had covering a range of topics from Ernie’s shed, James Betta splendens order and Brian’s new 900 liter marine setup Brian thanked Colin and Joe for their assistance in fixing a pipework issue and James for helping get the tank off the lorry and into the house.
John mentioned he could get a sample of some badges for the club and will bring one in for members to have a look at these will be able to be ordered in the quantities the club wants with no minimum order.
The meeting then broke for refreshments and the drawing of the raffle.

Next week is Table Show No 1 and all are welcome to enter providing they are paid members of the club memberships can be paid for on the night.
President Colin welcomed members and covered the current club business including a final mention of the KAS meal at the Sweet Chesnut in Dunfermline on Saturday the 22nd Why not come along and get involved in the social side of the club?

This week was a talk by Colin with assistance from Brian H on their fish sheds and looked at the methods of construction, the rationale behind design decisions and issues and how they were overcome, the talk was well received with members asking questions and enjoying seeing yet more members building fish sheds. It is great to see so many club members running sheds successfully and keeping all their fish alive.

The meeting then turned to a light hearted discussion of a number of topics before it broke for refreshments and the drawing of the raffle. Next week is an off meeting.
This week was the AGM so president Colin welcomed the members before standing down the committee. Brian Stark was then left with the job of confirming Colin back to the role of president so that Colin could then confirm the remainder of the committee which remains the same as last year.

Joe then read out the minutes of the last AGM which were proposed and seconded. Jim then gave a brief impression of the club finances but will provide a more detailed report shortly. Discussion then turned to the current lack of a permanent home Colin will continue to pursue this.

A discussion was then had on revamping the criteria for a family membership and it was agreed changes would be made meaning children on the family membership do not have to reside at the address.  The bus trip was discussed but no firm decisions were reached and this subject will be revisited.

A general discussion was then had with members having the chance to input on all the subjects discussed  the meeting then broke for refreshments and the raffle. Next week is an off meeting.