THE NEW SOUTH WALES CICHLID SOCIETY
The aim of this Society shall be the study, discussion and
furtherance of all matters pertaining to the Family CICHLIDAE,
and their environment, to be promoted by periodical meetings,
and by the publication of a magazine for members and other clubs.
MAY 2021 MAJOR AUCTION DETAILS
Saturday 1st of May 2021
11.30am – Hall Opens
12.00pm to 1.15pm – Enter Auction Lots
2.00 pm Auction Starts
Nuwarra Public School, Mckay Ave, Moorebank NSW
Financial Members: Free Entry and Free Bidders Card
Non-Members / Guests: $2 per visitor over the age of 18 (non-members). $5 Bidders Card.
COVID RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE
PLEASE NOTE: Limited seating will be available due to Covid restrictions.
Seating cannot be reserved, and will be provided on a first in first served basis.
Procedures will be in place at the meeting to ensure we comply with Covid regulations.
All attending will need to fill in and submit the contact tracing QR Code on entry.
Please be patient and follow the instructions of the committee representatives as they guide you to your designated seats.
BIDS & PAYMENT:
Bids: All bids must be made with a Bidders Card
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.
Payment: Cash only.
ENTERING 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 rules (see here for sizing rules) 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 by 1:15PM 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 ATTENDING WILL NEED TO SCAN QR CODE AND SOCIAL DISTANCE
WHAT’S ON THIS MONTH?
Lucky door prize for MEMBERS only on the night
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 Auction fish available For a $2
Karen will be at the supper table with plenty of food
and drinks to be purchased on the day!
Do you want to win a great prize on the night!?
We will be having a raffle with fish and dry goods as prizes.
Raffle tickets will be available to be purchased on the night!
1 strip of 6 tickets – $5
11 strips of 6 tickets – $50
24 strips of 6 tickets – $100
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!
Please note ALL current financial members will receive free membership for the next financial year
2020-2021 so if you were a paid member for 2019-2020 there is no need to pay for renewal until the July 2021 meeting.
Please see Jodie or Ray at the door for membership enquiries and to update your details and arrange a membership card
GENERAL MEETING INFORMATION
Meetings are held on the 1st Saturday of each month, except in January.
NO MEETING HELD IN JANUARY
Major Auctions are held on 1st Saturday of April & October (usually, but due to only recently returning from the COVID closure the first Major Auction of 2021 will be 1 May 2021).
Christmas Meeting is held on 1st Saturday of December
NEXT MEETING: SATURDAY 5 June 2021