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September  9/14/19        RETRO Frag Swap              Tyler tbabcock67

October       10/12/19                                                     Ocean Aquarium - Brian Plankis

November   11/9/19        Pay it Forward                     Luis  Gonzo620

December   12/14/19      Holiday Party                       Amanda Mrsbugmaster

Frag Swap   3/14/20       Hendricks County Fairgrounds


The August meeting was at the Gosport aquarium in Gosport Indiana. Everyone that attended had a great time. We wish Niki and Brian the best of luck on their December grand opening.

The September meeting is the annual INDMAS Retro Frag swap on September 14th at tbabcock67 home from 4-6. The address is 8118 Alamosa Drive in Indianapolis 46236.  Troy has one of the most thought out setups in the club and is one setup you cannot miss.

This retro swap is a Club Members only event. This is old school no tanks no lights no electricity bring what you have to sell or trade just like it used to be. Cash and Carry no layaways.



Nominations for the 2020  board have now officially started club!  Per the INDMAS By-Laws, and in order to have more time to train any new BOD in preparation for the frag swap…the newly nominated positions will now be taking office on November 1st, 2020.


Nominations will remain open until the night before the meeting on October 12th, 2018 and voting will take place at the same October monthly meeting (Must be present to vote!!).  If you are interested in running for one of the offices below you can nominate yourself or you may nominate another member.  If another member nominates you, please accept or reject that nomination on this thread! There is no limit to the number of nominations accepted per position.

This is a great opportunity to give back to INDMAS, help assist your local non-for-profit club grow and educate, and to show your reefing pride!

So without further adieu here is the list of open positions and current nominees!

 Want to Give Back?

INDMAS is a great reefing community that offers tons of resources for us to keep our piece of the ocean looking at its best.  But all of those resources are carefully and diligently planned out by the volunteers on our Board of Directors.  This year we have a few positions that will be open to take office on November 1st.  These are all one year terms...and the nominations will begin in September.  The officers below have done a great job already for 2019, and

1 Year Terms:

Membership – currently held by Kyle Price (Silentnight1793) will not be running this year

Commerce – currently held by Mikayla Price

Education – currently held by Daniel Walden (waldend) will not be running this year

2 Year Terms:

INDMAS Treasurer – currently held by Ben

INDMAS Secretary – currently held by Jen Grimes will not be running this year

Responsibilities of the officers is as follows: http://indmas.org/main/index.php/topic/1203-duties-and-responsibilities-of-elected-positions/ 

 2019 Frag Swap Commerce Committee

Don't think you have enough time to swing a Staff position?  The INDMAS Frag Swap is a big undertaking and planning for the March 2020 event will start in November.  The Commerce Committee is responsible for helping solicit those awesome raffles that you see near the stage every year!  They are a pivotal position and work directly with the Commerce Chair to ensure a great fundraiser for the club.  How can you help give back to the club and the reefing community?  I'm glad you asked!  Email for more information to see if this is a good fit for you:  [email protected]

Thank you all for reading this extended nomination post and I hope to meet each and every one of you that I don't know already,  yet this year.  I hope all of your reefs are flourishing and I have given you all something to think about regarding the future of our reefs.  You can all help be a part of the solution!

Save the date 2020 Frag swap will be Saturday March 14th at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds


Remember to check out all of the forums at INDMAS.org.   Feel free to post a question or if you know an answer to post it as well.  As always if you have any ideas as to how we can make the club better or if you have a concern on something please do not hesitate to reach out to me

Happy Reefing


Mike Miller (Tanknovice)

[email protected]

317 730 7049

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