Welcome to the forum .. I do come to the BAS meeting almost every month ..
I know - unless I'm completely confusing you with somebody else, I'm pretty sure I've known you, your husband, and your kids for a few years now
I haven't been able to make as many meetings as I used to, lately.
+ 1 to the recommendations of Uncle Ned's -- its a great store, he and I go way back, he's a good guy and has awesome stock.
Somebody asked about trade-ins -- BAS meetings are great ways to re-home fish (auction at every meeting). As was mentioned, Ned may be able to take them. I know that Unique Aquaria also can often take fish - depending on size, available space, etc.
They generally offer credit, and are most flexible if you are getting some new fish or plants (its, ahem, "easier" to shave a few extra dollars on the price of the new fish than it is to tell the boss you're giving out credit again).
If you make it there on a Saturday, I'm one of the peeps in the freshwater department