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Topic: The "Frags and Food" Fragfest was GREAT!! (PHOTOS)
Posted By: jwoo
Subject: The "Frags and Food" Fragfest was GREAT!! (PHOTOS)
Date Posted: May 08 2012 at 1:12pm
This is the event you've been waiting for. Our Frags and Food Frag Fest! Come check out hundreds of quality choice frags. There will be the super cool and hard to find exotic frags for you collectors, as well as great beginner corals. And we're not talking about little frags, these will be great sized frags for killer prices.

Once again members get HALF OFF ALL FRAGS!

Now not only are we doing a Fragfest we are also doing free hot dogs! Come out and get some cool frags as well as hot dogs as we kick off the summer in style! Who doesn't want coral frags and free food?

Thursday June 7th!


1. All paid WMAS members get 1/2 off the sticker price on frags!

2. Anyone who donates frags or corals to the frag fest gets a three minute head start on the sale! That's right, we open the sale early to everyone who has pitched in to make it happen, so you can get that awesome corals you've had your eye on! This is open for both WMAS members and guests!

3. You get to help support this awesome club so we can keep bringing you great meetings, guest speakers, raffle prizes and more!


Rose Garden Building

1602 East 2100 South

Salt Lake City, UT 84106


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Posted By: Jeremyw
Date Posted: May 08 2012 at 1:44pm
BAM there it is! WAHOO

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Posted By: CapnMorgan
Date Posted: May 08 2012 at 6:38pm
It's going to be pretty awesome if I do say so myself!

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Posted By: Fatman
Date Posted: May 15 2012 at 4:10pm
I'm confused as to how this works. Are these frags that are donated to the organization and sold? Or will vendors be there selling too?  What about club members, will they be selling also?

Thanks,
Fat


Posted By: Adam Blundell
Date Posted: May 15 2012 at 8:25pm
Corals are donated to the club... and the club will be selling them.  Vendors and club members selling happens a couple times per year, but this isn't one of those meetings.  This is our huge frag sell.  We do this a couple times per year as a fundraiser to keep the club going strong.

Adam


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Posted By: McClure
Date Posted: May 16 2012 at 12:45am
If a person wants to donate, should they bring it to the meeting or get with somebody beforehand?


Posted By: jwoo
Date Posted: May 16 2012 at 6:34am
Originally posted by McClure McClure wrote:

If a person wants to donate, should they bring it to the meeting or get with somebody beforehand?



Bring it to the meeting!

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Posted By: jwoo
Date Posted: May 29 2012 at 12:32pm
One week away! Next Thursday!

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Posted By: CrimsRayne
Date Posted: May 29 2012 at 7:09pm
I hope to make it.  My tank won't be ready, but that's why I have so many... my backup tank will be able to keep them till the primary tank is ready.  LOL

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Posted By: Aquarium Creations
Date Posted: May 29 2012 at 10:07pm
Keep a eye out,  There might be a special raffle....

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Posted By: tfmreefs
Date Posted: June 04 2012 at 11:00pm

So it starts at seven? I have never been to one  - do i just go in when it opens and look around? Sounds fun, just a bit confused



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Posted By: Aquarium Creations
Date Posted: June 04 2012 at 11:02pm
Yes, just show up walk in

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Posted By: tfmreefs
Date Posted: June 04 2012 at 11:04pm
And whats the deal about the meeting - do i hav to go to it, or is it just for the paid members or is it the same thing or what?

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Posted By: jwoo
Date Posted: June 05 2012 at 12:17am
Originally posted by tfmreefs tfmreefs wrote:



And whats the deal about the meeting - do i hav to go to it, or is it just for the paid members or is it the same thing or what?


The frag fest is the meeting and it is open to everyone.

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Posted By: Fatman
Date Posted: June 05 2012 at 1:04am
And it's now three days away, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Fragday!


Posted By: 1stupidpunk
Date Posted: June 05 2012 at 6:50am
What an awesome coincedence Thursday happens to be frag fest, payday, and my birthday.... looks like it was meant to be!


Posted By: BobC63
Date Posted: June 05 2012 at 8:26am
Since we have alot of new people lately - which is AWESOME Clap here are a few things to remember:
 
 
1) *** ALL *** WMAS monthly Meetings are OPEN TO EVERYONE - you DO NOT have to be a WMAS Paid Member to Attend!
This includes Events like our June Fragfest this Thursday, 06/07/12 Big smileBig smileBig smile 
 
2) ALL people who donate frags will get EARLY ADMITTANCE to the Fragfest before the general public - so you get first pick of the frags !!!
 
3) IF you are donating frags, please try to get there early (like 6:30 - 6:45 PM) so that we can get your frags out to the sale tables BEFORE we get started! Just look for any one of the WMAS Presidency Members to help you out - we all have nametags, so we are easy to spot!
 
4) WMAS Paid Members get ALL frags at HALF PRICE StarStarStar If you are not a Paid Member YOU CAN JOIN UP AT THE FRAGFEST and then YOU will get the HALF PRICE DEAL ClapClapClap 
 
5) We accept cash, checks and credit / debit cards for payment.
 
6) For the newbies (especially) - GET THERE EARLY!!! The frags will go fast!!!
 
 
 


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Posted By: jwoo
Date Posted: June 06 2012 at 11:47am
BUMP!

TOMORROW!

Don't forget your donations to get a head start on the frags! Everyone that ever donates always tell me that they didn't think it would be that big a deal . . . until they donate and realize that two min head start is a BIG DEAL! Make sure to donate to get in early!

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Posted By: griffith
Date Posted: June 06 2012 at 12:26pm
I will donate

Linn

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Posted By: chuckfu
Date Posted: June 06 2012 at 2:44pm
If theres anybody going from the ogden area and is willing to hold some stuff for me until I get feeling better let me know. I'm looking for some ricordias and some bright zoo's. I'm going in for a 2 level discectomy tomorrow and won't be able to attend frag fest. If anybody is willing let me know.


Posted By: chuckfu
Date Posted: June 07 2012 at 7:08am
Anyone before tonight?


Posted By: jwoo
Date Posted: June 07 2012 at 12:11pm
Tonight! Come kick off the summer in the right way! BBQ! Frags! Friends! You just can't beat that!

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Posted By: BobC63
Date Posted: June 07 2012 at 12:50pm
This is going to be an AWESOME Event - so DON'T MISS IT !!!
 
 - Frags Thumbs Up
 
 - Friends Hug
 
 - Food Clown
 
 - Raffling off a Custom - Built Frag Tank Star
 
What more could you ask for???!!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Posted By: Candymom
Date Posted: June 07 2012 at 5:18pm
Should I just put my frags in baggies, or do you have other little containers for them?


Posted By: jwoo
Date Posted: June 07 2012 at 5:31pm
Originally posted by Candymom Candymom wrote:

Should I just put my frags in baggies, or do you have other little containers for them?


They will come in bags already. Might want to bring something to carry all the bags in though!

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Posted By: Candymom
Date Posted: June 07 2012 at 5:33pm
I mean the ones I'm donating...


Posted By: jwoo
Date Posted: June 07 2012 at 5:34pm
Oh yes! Sorry wasn't sure what you were referring to. Yes please bring them in a baggie.

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Posted By: Candymom
Date Posted: June 07 2012 at 5:37pm
Thanks. I hate when my words aren't as clear when written as they are in my head.


Posted By: Fatman
Date Posted: June 07 2012 at 10:38pm
Thanks to all those who put this together. I donated nine coral and all of them sold. I brought home six nice new ones for my tank. I appreciate everyone that donated and a special thanks to Eric at Aquarium Creations for the donation of the frag tank that I won in the raffle.  I can't wait to set it up.  Now I just need to hit the classified for lights, a pump and all the other stuff to get it running!

Fat


Posted By: Aquarium Creations
Date Posted: June 07 2012 at 10:40pm


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Posted By: Aquarium Creations
Date Posted: June 08 2012 at 7:41am
Kevin,
Welcome to the Aquarium Creations family....


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Posted By: BobC63
Date Posted: June 08 2012 at 1:01pm

Who's up for some Fragfest photos?

 
 
First off, though... was that A BLAST or what???!!!
 
 
 
I thought everything worked out just great:
 
- Everyone who came to the Fragfest (Members, guests, their spouses, their kids, their grandmas!) ALL got to chow down on plenty of FREE grilled hotdogs with all the fixins, chips and drinks; plus desserts
(thanks AS ALWAYS to the Bagshaw's for all those yummy treats ClapClapClap)
 
- BTW, be sure to check out Ross & Carolyn's fantastic June 2012 Tank Of The Month: 
http://www.utahreefs.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=56979&title=june-2012-totm" rel="nofollow - http://www.utahreefs.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=56979&title=june-2012-totm
 
 
 - Thanks to Heather, Kevin and all the rest who donated frags - we really appreciate your support! Heart 
    I hope you all took advantage of your 'early admission' and scooped up plenty of frags!
 
 
 - Once the gate opened to the general public, it was pure pandemonium... or, should I say, "fragdemonium" !!!
 
 (I tried to snap some photos, but I kept getting jostled around by the crowd - so some of the pics are a little blurry Wink)
 
 
 - After the frag 'feeding frenzy" we did the raffle... Congrats to Kevin ("Fatman") who won the raflle and will be getting a custom,
  hand-built 24 X 24 X 10 frag tank from our good friend Eric over at Aquarium Creations in Draper StarStarStar
 
 
 - And, we have finally moved all the way up into the 'digital era' now that we have a credit card reader and can take plastic Thumbs Up
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here are those photos:
 
We started off with 8 tables loaded with pre-bagged and marked frags... these pics were taken around 6:45, before all of the donated frags had come in. I stopped counting at 225 bags; we probably had closer to 250 bags total :
 
 
 
 
 
 
Once 7 PM hit, and that room was opened up...  "FRAGdemonium"!!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
When I warned you all that the frags would go fast, I wasn't kidding... this picture was taken at  7:15 PM -
 
 
 
 
Just look at the line at the checkout!  Buying frags, getting raffle tickets, new Members signing up for a WMAS Paid Membership and getting the "half - price on frags" discount... gotta love it!!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Again, just want to say "Thanks!" to everyone who either helped set up the Rose Garden, or helped with the cooking, or donated frags, or ran the checkout table, or helped clean up afterwards...
 
And a special thank you to everybody who came out and helped support the club... YOUR club!
 
It is events like the Fragfest that allow us to bring in all those wonderful, big-name Guest Speakers like Adam Jackson (who we had on May 3rd), or Evan Jamison from The Living Planet Aquarium  (coming July 5th - with a Tour that Satuday!) or the great Steven Pro, President of the Marine Aquarium Societies of North America (MASNA) - coming August 2nd (you guys have no idea how much of a coup it is that the President of MASNA is coming out to speak at our Club!!!!) or the Annual Members Only BBQ (coming August 18th)...
 
...Or when The Discovery Channel's  "Shark Men" came to the Winter Banquet back in February, or when we have great speakers like Tony Vargas, Robert DiMarco from Seacology, Scott Micheal, Eric Borneman, "Nano Chris", etc. (OK I'm getting long-winded now Embarrassed)
 
Anyway, just wanted to say
 
Thanks to everyone who helped make the "Frags & Food" night so much fun!!!
 
 
ClapClapClapClapClap
 


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Posted By: Adam Blundell
Date Posted: June 08 2012 at 1:33pm
Thanks for this post Bob! It was a great evening

Adam

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Posted By: Hogie
Date Posted: June 08 2012 at 1:39pm
Fragtacular!


Posted By: CrimsRayne
Date Posted: June 08 2012 at 2:09pm
I'm so sad I missed it.  I had to work.  Cry 
When is the next one going to be?


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"The Puffer Girl"

Zoo freak :)

West Jordan


Posted By: Fatman
Date Posted: June 08 2012 at 4:15pm
I loved it. In all the excitement my son and I bought two of the same frags we donated.  Next time we'll coordinate better.

Fat


Posted By: ReefdUp
Date Posted: June 08 2012 at 4:29pm
Fat - you guys crack me up.  Had fun last night! 
 
 


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Posted By: Mark Peterson
Date Posted: June 08 2012 at 8:56pm
Thanks soooo much for the images. It's good to see some old friends. Bob, you are awesome. This has made my mouth water, figuratively speaking. The WMAS is awesome. If only I could fly over every month to help out and enjoy time with old and new friends. My wife gets frustrated with the amount of time I spend here on the MB, but if we could come visit family every month, she'd be in heaven. What am I saying?!! Here we are in paradise and I'm talking about heaven being SLC. Shocked

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Posted By: Will Spencer
Date Posted: June 11 2012 at 10:35am
Sounds Fantastic!  I'm so bummed I missed this one. Ouch


Posted By: BobC63
Date Posted: June 11 2012 at 10:41am
Originally posted by CrimsRayne CrimsRayne wrote:

I'm so sad I missed it.  I had to work.  Cry 
When is the next one going to be?
 
 
Next one should be in September


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Posted By: Aquarium Creations
Date Posted: June 14 2012 at 5:13pm
Here is a update pics on the Custom Frag Tank,





Perfect silicone joints.





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