OCA's Jim Smith Fund Fundraising!!!

Details on this year’s Extravaganza

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Dan Woodland
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OCA's Jim Smith Fund Fundraising!!!

Post by Dan Woodland » Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:19 pm

Hi All,

Pleas keep in mind the Ohio Cichlid Association (OCA) is fully committed to raising and donating funds for Cichlid Research, Education and Conservation. Last year the OCA donated $1,000 :D :D to the Stewart Grant Conservation Fund headed by OCA friend Ad Konings to purchase materials, build and deploy Anti Netting Devices (ANDs) on the threatened islands in Malawi. We are currently negotiating with a national organization that already has a similar program in place where we would fund a project(s) they would find worthy but are not able to fund. More on this as in come in!

Reports of the successful deployment and effectiveness of the AND devices are starting to come in and future expansion of this project to other islands is almost certain. All those who have donated previously to the Ohio Cichlid Association’s Jim Smith Fund should be proud in having a hand in protecting these fishes and islands protected parks from over fishing and poaching.

That being said, we are offering special limited quantity autographed raffle items this year during the Ohio Cichlid Associations Extravaganza weekend!!! This is a rare opportunity to support the hobby you love so much and procure a piece of memorabilia for yourself!

Last year the Jim Smith based 50/50 raffle was very successful so keep an ear open for that famous cattle call, 50/50 tickets!!! :lol:

Please keep your eye open for these opportunities during the weekend and support the OCA as we “give back” to the hobby. We appreciate your attendance and support, without you we would not be able to put on this "Top Notch" annual convention!! Thank you!!

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