Jake, I'm not sure when the last meeting you attended was, but they are not all about cichlids anymore. Our club also holds big auctions in the spring and summer. It's a great chance to pick up some quality fish/plants at a decent price. I have been going for a few years and the only cichlids I keep are angels, discus, and german rams. The Louisville club also has a breeders award program that you can find out about by joining this yahoo group. http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/LTFF/
. There are only 2 cichlid classes out of the 16 classes in the breeder awards program. We have several members that are very accomplished in the breeder awards program. As Nadine pointed out, we also have a facebook page. Several of our club members also enter tanks/fish into the Ky State Fair. I am setting up 4 tanks in the fair myself for the 1st time. Everyone in the club is very friendly/knowledgeable/helpful. We hold meeting on the 2nd Sunday of every month at the Bon Air Library @7:30.
The speaker this weekend is Liz Marchio. Here is a little information about her.
Liz has been keeping fish all through childhood but never seriously until 2000. She has worked in just about every fish-specific aquarium store in Columbus, Ohio where she became intimately involved in the Columbus Area Fish Enthusiasts (CAFÉ). During that time she bred and maintained many fish taxa but most notably livebearers, cichlids (namely Apistogramma and Pelvicachromis), rainbowfish and shrimp. Her and her husband, Daniel Powell, earned B.A.P. and H.A.P. awards for their successes and have kept 200+ gallons of aquaria in suburban Columbus. Her entire list of current and previously kept fish can be found here http://dlaquatics.blogspot.com/
She completed her degree in Zoology at Ohio State University in 2010 and is currently working on her Master’s of Science at Southeastern Louisiana University studying Ichthyology. Her project: Belonesox belizanus Phylogeography and Taxonomy [please hyperlink the project title with this link- https://sites.google.com/a/selu.edu/...nd-systematics
allowed her to visit México in early 2011 and more recently, Belize.
So, if you have any questions, please feel free to message me. Hope to see you there!