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bigbill
12-04-2012, 01:01 PM
i have been tossing around this idea for over a year not sure if there ever was a reef club for this area but i have talk to a few people and got good feed back so lets see who else would like to do something in our area .:thumbsup:

dputt88
12-04-2012, 02:31 PM
Id be interested, as long as it stayed near us, northern metro.

bigbill
12-04-2012, 02:58 PM
Id be interested, as long as it stayed near us, northern metro.

sorry to say romeo is not metro Detroit

dlhirst
12-04-2012, 03:11 PM
Is Detroit metro Detroit? Hah, actually, I am in Bloomfield Township. Smack dab in the middle of the "west side". I am not sure what would be expected of members, I am already on two Boards of Directors, and I have four kids, so my time is a little tight. But, I often feel envious when I see the other clubs post their meetings... so, I would certainly be interested to learn more.

bigbill
12-04-2012, 04:05 PM
Is Detroit metro Detroit? Hah, actually, I am in Bloomfield Township. Smack dab in the middle of the "west side". I am not sure what would be expected of members, I am already on two Boards of Directors, and I have four kids, so my time is a little tight. But, I often feel envious when I see the other clubs post their meetings... so, I would certainly be interested to learn more.

ahh was thinking about a 25 mile ratios of me for club meeting any one that want to join can but for meeting ea month 25 miles would be most i would be willing to travel .

dputt88
12-04-2012, 08:02 PM
sorry to say romeo is not metro Detroit

lol, im not looking to have the meetings at my house. just saying if they not going to be way out of my way i would be very interested. i already drive from romeo to detroit 7 days a week, i really dont feel like driving more than 30 min away.

where abouts in warren do you live? just so i have a feel for your 25 mile radius.

bigbill
12-04-2012, 08:20 PM
lol, im not looking to have the meetings at my house. just saying if they not going to be way out of my way i would be very interested. i already drive from romeo to detroit 7 days a week, i really dont feel like driving more than 30 min away.

where abouts in warren do you live? just so i have a feel for your 25 mile radius.

i live 2 blocks from Reef solutions witch is 696 And Vandyke

dputt88
12-04-2012, 08:28 PM
thats no too bad, near 696 and not to far from 75.

now just find aplace a bit north of that and we have 2 members, lol.

bigbill
12-04-2012, 08:30 PM
thats no too bad, near 696 and not to far from 75.

now just find aplace a bit north of that and we have 2 members, lol.
yea and the 4 to 5 people i talk to so fair are with in 4 -to 5 miles of me i even got a store that would be willing to hold a meeting our 2 there + maybe a swap Again still early stages nothing in stone

dlhirst
12-04-2012, 09:00 PM
Lucky guy - walking distance to the Kabob House!

ScottCRRT
12-05-2012, 01:41 AM
I would definitely be interested Bill. I live in Sterling Heights near 18 and Mound. Please follow up with me about any ideas you might have, or any way I could assisst.

bigbill
12-05-2012, 01:48 AM
I would definitely be interested Bill. I live in Sterling Heights near 18 and Mound. Please follow up with me about any ideas you might have, or any way I could assisst.

sure will scott going to need some help for sure

Skyhigh
12-05-2012, 06:28 AM
Maybe i could come out and play as well Bill!!!!!

RedfordReefer
12-05-2012, 08:39 AM
I would be in for this as well. I am however, on the West side of Detroit. I think with Detroit being such a spread out metro-area, we would need to find a place that is central to us all, or rotate meetings about the area.

bigbill
12-05-2012, 11:10 AM
as fair as a central meeting place probly not as most clubs have there meeting at a members house our once and a while at one of the local fish stores. but with as good as response as iam getting ill start moving forward with plans and club ideas

dputt88
12-05-2012, 11:18 AM
im willing to help as well.

im pretty sure im the most central....lol. 34 mile anyone?

bigbill
12-06-2012, 10:28 AM
all right first off what is the better day for every one sat our sun

dputt88
12-06-2012, 12:42 PM
Saturday after 2

jimsflies
12-06-2012, 01:29 PM
Just wondering why not join MASM aren't they in that area?

bigbill
12-06-2012, 02:25 PM
Just wondering why not join MASM aren't they in that area?

way to wide of an area for me looking for something more local to this area

jimsflies
12-06-2012, 02:51 PM
Having been on the board of a reef club for several years, it is always a struggle to get active members and participation. I think almost everyone involved in a club would agree. Joining an existing club, has the advantages of already having their legal/tax stuff figured out, as well as the initial fundraising under their belts. A few years back, there was a group in Macomb I believe that formed a MASM subchapter...the idea seemed to make a lot of sense at the time.

MASM has been on the forums trying to find people interested in hosting meetings, etc. It may be worthwhile to explore whether some of their meetings could be in your neck of the woods.

bigbill
12-06-2012, 03:05 PM
Having been on the board of a reef club for several years, it is always a struggle to get active members and participation. I think almost everyone involved in a club would agree. Joining an existing club, has the advantages of already having their legal/tax stuff figured out, as well as the initial fundraising under their belts. A few years back, there was a group in Macomb I believe that formed a MASM subchapter...the idea seemed to make a lot of sense at the time.

MASM has been on the forums trying to find people interested in hosting meetings, etc. It may be worthwhile to explore whether some of their meetings could be in your neck of the woods.

i will look in to it but to be honest was trying to stay away from that very thing this was just going to be people meeting up ea month to shoot the bull and look at ea others tanks and setups no dues our money involved

jimsflies
12-06-2012, 03:08 PM
One of the biggest problems I think is defining what it is that everyone wants out of the club.

If I were you, I would have a monthly meeting at the bar next to Reef Solutions. That has to be one of the better LFS arrangements!

bigbill
12-06-2012, 03:37 PM
One of the biggest problems I think is defining what it is that everyone wants out of the club.

If I were you, I would have a monthly meeting at the bar next to Reef Solutions. That has to be one of the better LFS arrangements!

there closed for remodeling have been for a bit not sure if there re opening

fishtal
12-06-2012, 06:20 PM
MASM has, and is willing to, host events all around the Metro area. Besides the events we host at Cranbrook we've also done home tank tours, A&M, Preuss and Trop tours... We're always looking for new meeting ideas and locations. Contact any MASM BOD member if you have questions or ideas. :)

bigbill
12-06-2012, 06:27 PM
has this became a MASM forum not going in to great detail but i relay have no interest in joining them ty

jimsflies
12-06-2012, 06:38 PM
Fair enough... I was just curious.

fishtal
12-06-2012, 06:48 PM
has this became a MASM forum not going in to great detail but i relay have no interest in joining them ty

Nope, I was just making an offer. :)

jstan
12-06-2012, 08:27 PM
Bill from what I've heard, fat catz bar is not going to re-open.

That said I'd be interested in joining as well, though don't count on me being to active of a member, family, friends, & work schedules make free time disappear fast.

But for what it's worth I think a local club would be great.

CableGuy
12-06-2012, 08:48 PM
has this became a MASM forum not going in to great detail but i relay have no interest in joining them ty

You don't have to join MASM or pay for a membership for them to host an event. They will organize everything and people just show up at a bar or someone's house as mentioned.



i will look in to it but to be honest was trying to stay away from that very thing this was just going to be people meeting up ea month to shoot the bull and look at ea others tanks and setups no dues our money involved

You don't have to join MASM (pay dues) in order to have them host an event, and you don't have to be a paying member either. Anyone can come to a house meet/swap. If there is a rental hall or large event, then there is a ticket price for everyone. (Members, non-member or someone off of the street)

An example of this is the MBI workshop. We are both part of the MBI, and we both had to pay for entrance to Cranbrook for the MBI workshop if we went but there is no fee associated with being a member on MBI or would you need to be a paying member to come to the workshop - anyone can go to the workshop, though they will need to pay the ticket price to get in.

Hopkins
12-07-2012, 08:08 AM
has this became a MASM forum not going in to great detail but i relay have no interest in joining them ty

I am with Jim... Have the club meet at the bar next to Reef Solutions. I would be interested in something like that.


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bigbill
12-07-2012, 08:58 AM
I am with Jim... Have the club meet at the bar next to Reef Solutions. I would be interested in something like that.


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well if u would had read the whole forum the bar has and will be closed for good from the people i have talked to
and to be honest my idea of a reef club is not meeting to get drunk

Hopkins
12-07-2012, 09:07 AM
Well then, enjoy your club.

bigbill
12-07-2012, 09:13 AM
Well then, enjoy your club.

rofl no worry's u just reminded me why we will keep this to a small group of reefers this post can now be closed

jimsflies
12-07-2012, 09:37 AM
I suggested the bar because it was casual convenient place to meet next to a nice LFS. Those types of places (LFS, restaurant, bar, etc.) in my opinion are better for meetings than someone's house since the level of prep/cleanup is low for the host and I think attendees may be more comfortable than a residential setting. Just because it is in a bar doesn't mean everyone gets drunk. :alcohol:

I guess it gets back to my earlier post about defining what it is that everyone wants out of the club.

It's unfortunate that bar is closed though...I liked the small swap Carl had there last summer.



BTW- I opened the thread...sorry to get you sidetracked.

caveman
06-15-2014, 11:09 AM
I'd be interested, am just 1/4 mi. Frm Oceans-N-Seas.