MARCH MAJOR AUCTION
THE NEW SOUTH WALES CICHLID SOCIETY INC
The aim of this Society shall be the study, discussion and
Furtherance of all matters pertaining to the Family CICHLIDAE,
And the environment, to be promoted by periodical meetings,
Possible excursions and the displaying of specimens, and by
The publication of notes to members and other clubs
When deemed desirable.
General Meetings are held on the 1st Saturday of each month
NO MEETING HELD IN JANUARY
Major Auctions are held on 1st Saturday of March & October
Christmas Meeting is held on 1st Saturday of December
NEXT MEETING: SATURDAY 3RD MARCH 2018
FOLLOWING MEETING: SATURDAY 7TH APRIL 2018
MARCH 2018 MEETING DETAILS
DATE: Saturday 3rd of March 2018
TIME: 2 pm Start
WHERE: Nuwarra Public School, Mckay Ave, Moorebank NSW
ENTRY: $2 per visitor over the age of 18 (non-members). Financial Members: Free
WHAT’S ON THIS MONTH?
MAJOR FISH AUCTION
MEMBERS DRAW – 3 x $50 AUCTION MONEY
$100 AUCTION MONEY RAFFLE (2 prizes)
RAFFLES THROUGHOUT AUCTION
SAUSAGE SIZZLE & SUPPER TABLE
NEW SIZING GUIDELINE: EFFECTIVE MAY 2017
Those that wish to sell fish through our auctions, we would like to remind you that
the Minimum Fish Size Guideline for NSWCS Auctions will be enforced from
this meeting going forward. Please refer to your March 2017 magazine issue on
page 18 for the details on the new sizing requirements / guidelines.
MAJOR FISH AUCTION
MAJOR AUCTION ENTRY DETAILS
For those members who are financial – ENTRY IS FREE!
Financial members will also receive their bidders card for FREE
NON MEMBERS / VISITORS
Entry: $2 per person above 18 years of age (we may ask for ID)
Bidders cards: $5
NOTE: All bids MUST be made with a bidders card.
Bids made without a bidders card will not be accepted.
MAJOR AUCTION LOTS
For those members who have been allocated auction lots:
1) Read and comply with the auction rules (see here for auction rules)
2) Read and follow the bagging rules (see here for bagging rules)
That Is: Ensure Bags labels are placed vertically on the bag and have clear tape
over the top. Ensure you number your bags per the instruction on the back of
your lots. If you turn up to book in your fish and you have not put the lot number
on and put tape over, you will be sent away to fix. Your cooperation with the
instructions will save our scrutineers a lot of time, so please take the extra care.
Please ensure you are also following the sizing guide + make sure you bag
your fish appropriately – if you think the fish would be better
in separate bags, then bag them separately!
3) Read and follow the minimum sizing guidelines (see here for guidelines) for
the fish your are entering into the auction.
4) Ensure you are in the hall with all bags labelled, taped and auction lot forms
filled out by1:15PM sharp! No lots will be accepted after this time!
5) If you think the fish you are entering is rare, or believe we may not have this fish in our
database of photos, please bring a photo along with you on a USB so we can upload the
picture for the auction. If we have a picture,more people are able to see what the
fish looks like before they commit to bidding!
If you have not bagged your fish correctly you will be asked to move
away from the book-in area and fix the required bags. If you are
asked to fix your bags please do so without fuss – we have asked
you to fix your bags for a reason – we would prefer the fish to make
it home to their new owners.
Once your fish have been booked in, they are still your responsibility. Should
your bag deflate or leak during the auction, you will be asked to fix before
we can put it through the auction. If you are not there on the day to fix the bag
it will be fixed for you by one of our committee members and you will
be charged $2 per bag (this will be taken out of your money collected at
the end of the auction).
ALL BIDS MUST BE MADE WITH YOUR BIDDERS CARD
If you want to bid on a fish, please do so early to save any disappointment
when you miss out for bidding too late. All bids are to be made in whole dollar units.
Bids will be in minimum amounts of
$1 increments from $1 to $20.
$2 increments from $20 to $50.
$5 increments beyond $50 and $10 bids after $100.
Note: auctioneers may accept bids less than the increments if they see fit.
MEMBERS DRAW: AUCTION MONEY VOUCHERS
If you are a financial member, make sure you have signed in with Nick
by 2PM to be in the running to win 1 of 3 $50 auction money vouchers!
The winners for the vouchers will be drawn shortly after 2PM, so we
cannot stress enough that only members that are signed in by 2PM
will be counted as an entry!
$100 AUCTION MONEY RAFFLE
Do you want to win $100 auction money for just $5? Who doesn’t!!
This is your chance – purchase tickets for our $100 auction money raffle
to be in the running.
There will be 2 prizes drawn – each prize winning $100!
Ticket prices are the same as our normal raffles:
$5 for a strip of 6 for Tickets
$50 for 11 strips of 6 Tickets
$100 for 24 strips of 6 Tickets
TRADE TABLE & SUPPER TABLE
The Trade Table will be open for all your fish needs. Food, bags and
many other items available for sale! Ray will be able to help you out!
Re-bagging Available For a $1 per bag.
If you are not at the auction and you bag needs fixing it will be
fixed by one of our committee members and you will be charged
$2 per bag.
Sarah, Karen & Jodie will be at the supper table with plenty of food
and drinks to be purchased on the day! + a sausage sizzle!!
Do you have any articles that our Editor, Chris Davis, could use for our Magazine?
This is your chance to share what you have! Club money up for grabs!
Speak to our Editor at our meetings for more information!
The New South Wales Cichlid Society
Committee looks forward to seeing you all there
for a great night! If you have any questions on the
night, feel free to talk to any of our committee members!