We are moving to a new meeting structure commencing immediately.
Annual memberships have never risen since the club was started. They have always remianed $25.
Due to inflation and the need to maintain the club and it's fees we have raised the annual membership fee to $30. This has taken affect immediately.
Local stores will still provide 10% discount to PCS members as per before.
Meetings will run from March through to November only and will run every second month.
They will remain on the first Tuesday of every second month. See attached calander for reference.
Auctions will no longer be 4 times per year. From this point they will run 3 times a year.
Auctions will no longer contain 150 lots but have been reduced to 100 lots. Of this 100 lots only 2-3 of each identical type will be allowed.
This will reduce the workload involved for CM, will improve pricing and supporting breeders, help dimish repeated lots and put more focus on cichlids and make the night a shorter more on point experience for a Tuesday evening..
Photo competition will now be a Facebook item. It will be open to any person who wishes to enter every second month.
Committee will choose 1 picture each from the entrants and then a poll online will take place to vote the winner each month.
Prizes MUST be collected at a PCS meeting, after a few months if uncollected they will go back into the prize pool.
PCS Library will still open to paid members. We will actually focus on investing more into this resource and attaining more books and documentaries for the collection to reward members.
Show table competition will still occur at meetings. Prizes will still be awarded for bringing in a cichlid or catfish type.
International guests will appear as they are available and may not always be in March. This may even result in an additional event being held for the guests.
Fish Of The Month will still run as before but will be reduced to every second month to coincide with meetings.
Support for Stuart Grant Fund will continue as normal.
There will be a more Facebook and online app driven focus to the club rather than the dated forums. This will become more interactive for the users and easier to manage and schedule.
There is likely other minor changes to the club to come after further discussion. The club is run by volunteers, please remember this and support us by coming to meetings and participating online.