The Chicago Livebearer Society is happy to report that our recent Rare Livebearer Auction enabled us to make a substantial donation of $3000 to the American Livebearer Association's North American Goodeid Working Group (NAGWG).
The NAGWG works on habitat conservation and species maintenance and helps to fund the Fish Ark in Morelia, MX at the University de Mihoacan.
CLS's fund-raising aucton featured over 250 lots of fish, plants and other items. There was a huge variety of livebearers and even a few non-livebearers.
Forty-two bidders from all over the USA particpated in the opportunity to bid and buy rare livebearers. One bidder traveled from NYC to obtain rare goodeids.
Many thanks to Patrick MIller, Bob and Theresa Sturfield, Stephan Hopman, Mike Hellweg, Chuck Bremer, Andy Piorkowski, Mike Schadle and many others who helped run the auction and donate fish.
We probably missed some folks, so apologies in advance . . .
We received donations from Imperial Tropicals (Discount Coupons for their website), KJE Aquatics, Select Aquatics, Cobalt, Sera and Swiss Tropicals. We had some great goodie bags which generated good revenue for us.
CLS is growing and our Breeders Award Program is growing, too. That's a good problem!
Our first participants are now close to reaching the Beginner award levels (20 points) and we needed a better way to manage this data online. We're now using a new List program that allows you to easily search and filter on BAP submissions.
Now, you can see all of the BAPs you've turned in and search for specific species if you want.
Check out the BAP Standings today!