It's not at all formal or intimidating, just a group of friendly folks that get together once a month to enjoy their hobby. Anyone is welcome to join and $15 gets a 1 yr individual membership and $20 a family membership. We have 11 sponsor stores that give our members a 10% - 20% discount when they present their GSAS membership card at the time of purchase....B&I Pet Center in Tacoma is a sponsor store as were all of the stores I listed above. We have 10 meetings a year including a BIG plant auction in November, our General Auction (all day on a Saturday), and a Holiday meeting/party. We have nationally as well as internationally known speakers including Tom Barr, Gary Lange, Ad Koenings, Oliver Lucanus, Chuck Rambo, Karen Randall, and many more than I can name here. If you are unable to attend a meeting, and the speaker gives us permission, we do a Blu-ray videotape of the presentation and make it available to our members. I assure you if you are into fish and planted aquariums it is the best $15 you will ever spend.
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