NANFA-- ACA convention

Bob Bock (
Tue, 20 Mar 2001 21:10:55 -0500

Hi, all. Just forwarding this to the NANFA list, in case anyone is

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Coletti, Ted [OBI]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2001 11:54 AM
> Subject: Have you signed up yet for ACA 2001???
> ACA 2001: A Cichlid Odyssey
> You're just 3 STEPS away from a fun and unique weekend family vacation in
> the exciting New Jersey / New York City metro area July 12th-15th...
> STEP 1: Take a look at the schedule of events below and decide when you
> want to arrive and depart. There's lots of other fun stuff and extras
> planned, so you might want to review the registration booklet at
> STEP 2: Make your Hotel Reservation by calling 877-671-5746 and ask for
> the ACA room rate of $79.00. Our Group Code for reservations is " ACA."
> You can also reserve a room on-line through a link at The
> hotel is expected fill up fast so make your reservations early! You must
> make your hotel reservation separately from your convention registration.
> The deadline for hotel reservations is June 15, 2001.
> STEP 3: Register for the Convention by downloading or printing the
> registration brochure at and mailing it in! Early
> registration discounts before June 15, 2001.
> Still Got Questions?
> Call Us Toll-Free _at_ 877-903-NJAS
> See you at the BIGGEST and BEST Aquarium Event on the Planet!
> SISTER CLUBS: If you can, please publish this information in your Club
> Newsletter. THANKS IN ADVANCE!
> Schedule for ACA 2001: A Cichlid Odyssey
> This schedule is subject to change at anytime without notice.
> Thursday July 12, 2001
> 8:00 AM Fish Room Opens
> 8:00 AM Manufacturer and Vendor Room Opens
> 8:00 AM TOUR ONE - Statue of Liberty / Ellis Island
> 6:00 PM Discus Study Group
> 7:30 PM Apistogramma Study Group
> 9:00 PM South American Study Group
> 10:30 PM Cichlasoma Study Group
> 11:00 PM Manufacturer and Vendor Room Closes
> 12:00 AM Fish Room Closes
> Friday July 13, 2001
> 8:00 AM Fish Room Opens
> 8:00 AM Manufacturer and Vendor Room Opens
> 8:00 AM TOUR Three - NY Aquarium and South Street Seaport
> 6:00 PM Mike Sherridan
> 7:30 PM Paul Loiselle
> 9:00 PM Olvier Lucanus
> 10:30 PM Dick Au
> 12:00 AM Fish Room Closes
> 12:00 AM Manufacturer and Vendor Room Closes
> 12:00 AM Speaker
> Saturday July 14, 2001
> 8:00 AM Fish Room Opens
> 8:00 AM Manufacturer and Vendor Room Opens
> 8:00 AM Pam Chin
> 9:30 AM Wayne Leibel
> 11:00 AM Benny Rosler
> 12:30 PM Ole Seehausen
> 2:00 PM Speakers
> 2:00 PM Fish Room Closes for Judging
> 5:00 PM Manufacturer and Vendor Room Closes
> 6:00 PM Cocktail Hour / Cash Bar
> 7:00 PM Awards Banquet - Chuck Davis Emcee
> 10:00 PM Fish Room Opens (after banquet)
> 12:00 AM Fish Room Closes
> Sunday July 15, 2001
> 7:00 AM Fish Room Opens (remove fish)
> 7:00 AM Auction Registration Begins
> 10:00 AM Auction Begins
> 11:00 AM All fish must be removed from Fish Show
> Tour One - Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
> Liberty State Park <> has plenty to see and
> do. View the old railway station that started the last leg of the journey
> transporting immigrants throughout our great country; cruise to the Statue
> and climb her mighty staircase to her crown; cruise to Ellis Island
> <>, tour the museum of immigration and locate
> your family's entry into this great democracy The American Family
> Immigration History Center TM is currently under construction which will
> use state-of-the-art interactive computer technology to bring the
> immigration records on ancestors who came to this country as long as a
> century ago to one's fingertips... to be completed in Spring 2001. This
> tour is not to be missed; the cost is $25.00
> Tour Two - NY Aquarium & South Street Seaport
> The NY Aquarium <> is
> situated on 14 acres by the sea in Coney Island, Brooklyn. The New York
> Aquarium is home to thousands of fish and a multitude of marine creatures,
> including beluga whales, sharks, walruses and dolphins. The aquarium is
> the longest operating facility of its kind in the country, and continues
> to be a leader in aquatic science and conservation-related research. NJAS'
> own Dr. Paul V. Loiselle is the Curator of Fresh Water fishes. In addition
> to all the Aquarium has to offer, we will receive a behind the scenes tour
> of the facility
> From the aquarium, we will travel to The South Street Seaport
> <>. Located on the waterfront in
> historic downtown Manhattan, the shops and restaurants that today fill the
> historic buildings have created -- in spirit and activity -- a
> contemporary version of the original Seaport community. South Street
> Seaport is home to over 120 exciting shops, restaurants, eateries, and
> unique pushcart filled with the distinctive gifts, tastes, and styles of
> New York City. The Seaport boasts stores like Ann Taylor, Talbot's,
> Brookstone, The Body Shop, Coach and J. Crew. The South Street Seaport
> Museum, founded in 1967, is an integral part of the Seaport community --
> in fact, the architectural landmarks that line the streets and the
> historic ships docked at the Seaport, which form the "Street of Ships,"
> comprise much of the Museum. This maritime museum reflects New York City's
> past glory as a port town. The cost of this fun-filled day in New York is
> $30.
> Factory Outlet and Mall Shopping Excursion
> On Sunday. Bus leaves 12 noon and returns 5 pm.
> About the Parsippany Hilton Hotel...
> All 510 of the Hilton Parsippany's guest rooms were recently renovated,
> and a full-service Business Center was added to help meet the needs
> guests. Activities include a fitness center, indoor and outdoor pool,
> jogging track, basketball and tennis courts, as well as bicycle trails.
> Golf and shopping are all nearby and the shuttle bus can assist you.
> Hotel guests may also enjoy casual dining at The Harvest for breakfast,
> lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch, while Ruth's Chris Steakhouse is well
> recognized in the area for serving the finest in prime-steaks, chops and
> seafood. Special dietary or kosher meals are available upon request.

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