RE: NANFA-L--decals, was Brindled Madtoms & Mussels, now & flame chubs

Subject: RE: NANFA-L--decals, was Brindled Madtoms & Mussels, now & flame chubs
From: Nick Zarlinga (
Date: Tue Dec 21 2004 - 23:47:31 CST

I have a decal from the conference on my truck. It's got a fish on an
overlay of North America. Quite visible and neat looking.

Nick Zarlinga
Aquarium Biologist
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
216.661.6500 ext 4485

  -----Original Message-----
matt ashton
  Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 9:23 PM
  Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- Brindled Madtoms & Mussels, now & flame chubs

  Thats exactly what I was thinking of. The whole lack of field work and
revenue in the professional setting during the winter months is quite
burdensome and I have been pushing to seek methods of alternative work
specifically grant work and partnering with non-profits for such work. What
you mention with the flame chubs is the same train of thought with fish and
mussels we were on in Ohio ... unfortunately I started the process the day
before the Ohio DOW grants were due and didnt see that until the day after

  I'd really love to see the decals happen too, I would think by the
convention is very reasonable. Think of pulling into the convention or even
on the drive there and seeing a car with someone you've never met before but
you see that NANFA decall. I think the last time the contentions were who
had the time to partake, the proper printer, and what it would have on it.
To solve what would be on it I suggest the Blackbanded sunfish and the NANFA
title that can be found on the inside of the back cover of your AC. We
already have the graphic for it if its something we print regularly. After
a year with that, we can address the situation and change it to another fish
if we feel necessary. I believe I checked into the clear decal print sheets
before but will again, and since we are non-profit and donations are tax
deductable I can swing a donation of the material if it can be ordered in
some quantity manageable. A decent printer should be able to handle this,
photo printers for sure, and while volunteers would make it possible for
them to be cheaper and the organization to get more funds from the sale,
taking it to a kinko's may not be such a bad idea.

  Bruce Stallsmith <> wrote:
    There's no reason local NANFA groups, or the national group, shouldn't
    out grants. We have 501(c)(3) status which can make it easier to receive
    money. Some of us do such work professionally, and many others have the
    skills and interest to contribute to field survey work. I'm planning to
    such a survey this summer, looking for flame chubs in north Alabama
    especially compared to where they've been reported in the past. I was
    to drag in other people to help some on this (Casper, Steven!) but I
    have any outside money for it... but it's always possible.

    And Matt you're right about window decals. Casper brought a bunch of
    oblong NANFA stickers to Columbia last summer and I have one on the side
    my truck. It almost looks official! I'm not sure how many may still be

    --Bruce Stallsmith
    near the Tennessee
    Huntsville, AL, US of A


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