OKAA First Annual Spring Auction!

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Dean Hougen
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OKAA First Annual Spring Auction!

Post by Dean Hougen » Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:39 pm

We've been working hard recently to grow the Oklahoma Aquarium Association and it is working! Our next big thing is our first ever (and first annual) spring auction!

Location: Cleveland County Fairgrounds auditorium, 615 E. Robinson, Norman, OK 73071.

Date: April 4th, 2009 Check in: 9:30-11am; Auction begins: 11am.

Split: The first dollar of every sale goes to OKAA. Every dollar after the first dollar is split with 80% going to the seller and 20% going to OKAA.

This is a somewhat different split than you might be used to. It is meant to encourage you to bring bigger dollar items and leave the small dollar items at home (or to combine those small dollar items into fewer, larger dollar items). In other words, bring the good stuff!

I hope to see you there!


Dean

PS. I'll post a link to the complete auction rules in the next day or two.
Chair, American Cichlid Association (ACA)
President, Oklahoma Aquarium Association (OKAA)

ACA 2012 Convention in Indianapolis, IN
http://www.aca2012indy.com

Dean Hougen
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Location: Norman, OK
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Re: OKAA First Annual Spring Auction!

Post by Dean Hougen » Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:17 pm

Alright, here is the link to the full info! It should be a great time.

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Dean
Chair, American Cichlid Association (ACA)
President, Oklahoma Aquarium Association (OKAA)

ACA 2012 Convention in Indianapolis, IN
http://www.aca2012indy.com

Dean Hougen
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Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:34 pm
Location: Norman, OK
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Re: OKAA First Annual Spring Auction!

Post by Dean Hougen » Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:19 pm

By now, of course, you know about our upcoming auction next Saturday.
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However, some of you may still be wondering about making a long drive to get here. So, for those people I thought I should suggest some other things you could do while in the area.

One great event to consider is the Medieval Fair of Norman.
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The Medieval Fair of Norman is ranked by lots of travel/event reviewers as one of the top events anywhere in the nation. What is more, it is FREE! Even convenient parking kitty-corner across the street is FREE! So, while similar fairs elsewhere often charge $20 or $30 just to get in (plus more for parking), meaning that you feel the need to stay all day to get your money's worth, with the Medieval Fair of Norman, you could swing by for an hour or two after the auction before you head home and get the fun of fair without having to spend all your auction money on something other than fish and plants! Of course, it is big enough that you might want to spend all day there. My family and I often go for two or all three days of the fair. So, maybe you'd want to make a weekend of it, staying in town on Saturday night and visiting the Medieval Fair on Sunday.

Another excellent possibility for all you nature lovers (and what aquarist isn't?) is the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History.
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This is a world class museum with outstanding exhibits like the Hall of Ancient Life (above) and the Paleozoic Gallery (below).
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Another event going on is the Southwest Street Rod Nationals, hosted here in OKC from Thursday-Sunday by the National Street Rod Association.

Other great ongoing attractions in the area include these:

Little River Zoo in Norman.

Riverwind Casino in Norman.

Lake Thunderbird State Park in Norman.

Bricktown in Oklahoma city, which is similar to the riverwalk in San Antonio.

The OKC bombing memorial and museum, which is amazing.

Remington Park for horse racing and casino.

Oklahoma City Zoo.

Science Museum Oklahoma.


Dean
Chair, American Cichlid Association (ACA)
President, Oklahoma Aquarium Association (OKAA)

ACA 2012 Convention in Indianapolis, IN
http://www.aca2012indy.com

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