>From: "Bob" <rjs_at_silcom.com>
>Subject: Re: NANFA-- just 25 days away
>Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2001 18:21:25 -0700
>30 July 2001
>I haven't informed anyone up to this point, but I plan to attend the NANFA
>Convention, and will have my adult son with me (also named Bob, but from
>Unless you have a better idea, I'll just "wing it" with regard to where
>we'll be staying, etc. I've never encountered a situation where I was
>to find a motel of some sort...
>I will be driving in, picking up my son at the Columbus airport around 4:00
>Thursday afternoon, then heading for Hocking Hills.
>Santa Barbara, California
>From: Christopher Scharpf <ichthos_at_charm.net>
>To: NANFA e-mail list <nanfa_at_aquaria.net>
>Date: Monday, July 30, 2001 5:14 AM
>Subject: NANFA-- just 25 days away
> >from Rob Carillio....
> >Good Summer everyone!!!
> >It's Rob, your convention host! Listen up good people... The convention
> >weekend is approaching fast! It's hard to believe that almost a year has
> >passed since I found myself wanting to give this thing a try! HA! Well
> >believe me... I haven't done anything really... except pulling everyone
> >together and assigning tasks... making lots of phone calls.. sending
> >.. etc.. Actually, this thing has been put together in 2 months less than
> >year as I see it, and I'm impressed so far with how things have fallen
> >place. If it weren't for all of you being so prompt and cooperative,
> >would be no convention. Everyone is doing their part, and the puzzle is
> >coming together nicely. The final picture should be very pleasing. There
> >just a few comments I want to make right now that come to mind...
> >First of all, if there is anyone out there who needs to report anything
> >all to me about their participation in this event, PLEASE SAY SO NOW!!!!
> >Please ask any questions you have... I am under the impression that all
> >us know "where we should be... and when we should be"... If their are
> >items you would like to donate to the auction or raffle... please bring
> >along with you. Those participating in the regional habitat aquarium
> >displays, you are responsible to bring outlet strips... cords...stands...
> >aquarium equipment... etc... There will be some tables that we can use to
> >set tanks on, but they are the standard 8 foot meeting tables, so that is
> >why I am suggesting the option of just bringing a stand, as perhaps your
> >stand will add to the display's character! Still, If you don't have one,
> >should be able to set it on one of the tables, providing it's no more
> >twenty gallons (weight concerns) I will offer my direction once you bring
> >the goods to the lodge... Anyone wishing to bring literature or small
> >for display are also welcome to do so.
> >As for the field outings, we have several opportunities to get out in the
> >streams, but the main observation and field trip will be with ODNR'S
> >Sanders, on Salt Creek, so I would encourage all of us to attend this
> >NOTE: THIS WILL BE AN EDUCATIONAL AND OBSERVATIONAL TRIP ONLY. FISHES MAY
> >NOT BE RETAINED.
> >Roger Thoma will also conduct a crayfish id workshop on this stream!
> >will be offered, and can be attended accordingly. In addition, we have
> >NANFA'S Mark Binkley lending a hand to visit a site on the nationally
> >recognized Big Darby!!! Brook Trout speaker, and NANFA member, Mark Smith
> >will be offering a trip opportunity to private property within his
> >featuring a nice clear running stream with nicely wooded riparian zone!
> >Quackenbush will offer a hike in selected areas of the Hocking Hills
> >and will lend his expertise on the geology, flora and fauna of these
> >and stunningly beautiful areas! There will be opportunities there for
> >stream observation as well. Mac Albin has agreed to lead some folks to a
> >tributary of the Hocking River.. I am not sure what he calls it, but he
> >indicates to me that it is a very picturesque stream that has
> >to be home to 35 species in small stretches. He indicates that there is a
> >small hike to gain access, but the scenery is worth it!! We may just
> >to vote on what we want to attend, thereafter Randy's outing! HA! Day
> >fishing licenses can be purchased from a little nearby store called
> >Faye's.. In addition, there are the usual Wal-Marts and K-Marts in nearby
> >Lancaster.. (birth place of General William T. Sherman!)
> >I am encouraging anyone with excellent id skills to offer their expertise
> >doing just that in the streams we visit, as I have told the park, that we
> >will keep track of what we actually find in the streams!!! Just to show
> >much we appreciate these streams, we should practice good "stream
> >etiquette"... This means not stomping the stream and habitat excessively,
> >and taking a gentle approach to what we will do..I also encourage anyone
> >seeing litter laying on the stream banks, or in the stream, to clean it
> >place it in a bag and leave the area better than we found it... at least
> >BTW... For those of you who enjoy snorkeling lakes and ponds, I have been
> >told by one of the park officials that springfed Rose Lake within the
> >hocking Hills State Park, offers excellent opportunity for this!!! It's
> >pretty clear, deep, and home to the beautiful Long Ear Sunfish!
> >Ok... now, If I left out anything, please holler!!!
> >If there is anyone needing directions to this event... please contact me
> >darterman_at_hotmail.com or call me at 330-393-4448. Finding Hocking
> >is pretty easy from all points ... all directions from which you would be
> >coming. You can also contact your local AAA office for assistance in this
> >situation, or call 1-800-BUCKEYE.
> >Ok everyone, this has the potential to be a wonderful and unforgettable
> >weekend. It's in a place rich in History and natural beauty... Lots of
> >roads for scenic drives, and bike rides, so don't forget your camera!
> >is plenty to do for anyone...lots of hiking trails... plenty of habitat
> >examples of which our native fishes make their home! Please register if
> >haven't and please encourage others to attend this event.. Cabins are
> >quickly. If there is anyone who still has room in their cabin for a late
> >guest, we would kindly ask that maybe you could extend a little
> >and open your doors .. this is your choice, however. If you can't get a
> >cabin, there are plenty of lodging places and campgrounds in the area...
> >Visit NANFA'S web site and see all the Convention info. and details
> >Thank you, and I look forward to seeing you at NANFA 2001!
> > Sincerely, Rob Carillio
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