I realize you would be a lot to work out but I really think it would be a benefit to all especially some of the local sponsors. It seems to me people are willing to drive quite a distance to support a local store that gives back to the hobby. SO this would be a great opportunity for the hobbyist come together with the stores and get to know who carries what and in return the shops can see what we as the hobbyist are looking for. At the same time it gives us all an opportunity to show off our stuff and enjoy the hobby. I know as a newb I rarely get to see planted tanks in person so i watch on youtube with great jealousy... I know its still just talk but seems to me it should be something that we all would want. Imagine all of the local shrimp breeders can bring some stock and show off what they are working on...
Or a rare shrimp raffle.... Could be very cool.