About the Meeting
CLS meets at 2PM right after the GCCA Swap Meet. NEW LOCATION
Marriott Hoffman Estates
4800 Hoffman Boulevard
Hoffman Estates, IL. 60192
Enjoy a great day at the swap meet then join CLS for a livebearer auction and a great speaker!
Mike Drawdy, owner of Imperial Tropicals in Lakeland, Florida, is a third generation Florida fish farmer. Because his family had been breeding and raising fish since 1970, Mike literally grew up on the farm. After spending four years serving our country in the United States Marine Corps, he started working at Imperial and has not looked back. Mike keeps and breeds many different types of fish on their farm, including livebearers, tetras, catfishes and cichlids, and is always working to introduce new species that would be good for the fish-keeping hobby. He also loves to share his aquarium fish passion with hobbyists by aquarium society lecturing and posting entertaining fish farming videos on youtube and the latest fish pictures on facebook. Mike served on the board for Florida Farm Bureau, and is currently on the Board of Directors for the Florida Tropical Fish Farms Association.
The Life and Times of a Florida Tropical Fish Farmer
Donations for our Table
The primary method we use to raise funds is through sales at the GCCA Swap Meet. We need your donations of fish and other goods to help raise money for the club. Please bring your items to the swap and the earlier the better!