Thank you for your interest in SAWGG! We are a registered social club for hobbyists residing in Northwest New Jersey looking for a safe & friendly place to catch up, exchange ideas, and share livestock and supplies. Coming together for face-to-face interaction is SAWGG’s primary goal.

SAWGG differs from traditional aquarium societies by being incorporated as a private non-profit social club (501c7). To wit:

  • Our meetings are not open to the public. Hobbyists interested in membership should contact us to attend a live meeting as our guest. NOTE: due to current space limitations, we are limiting new memberships to hobbyists from our defined Skylands Region.
  • Our members are afforded frequent opportunities to interact and communicate. This is SAWGG’s mission. We meet twice a month, host a private Facebook Group, and occasional field and road trips. Members get together informally as well.
  • We only support ourselves through dues, donations, and assessments. We cannot host public auctions, swap meets, fundraisers, or raffles. We stay intentionally poor and use any funds to benefit our members.
  • “Simple, Fun & Friendly” is our governing principle for everything we do. SAWGG has a Code of Conduct for Members and guests at our live and online Meetings, and FB Group posting. SAWGG is also uniquely chartered with a Perpetual Board to ensure congenial and consistent leadership, that only meets annually.

If the cultivation or conservation of aquatic life interests you, and you want to meet other hobbyists in a safe, friendly environment to share ideas, hear a Speaker, and acquire new species, browse our top menu for more details and visit our contact page for request a visit to one of our live meetings, membership requirements, or general questions & requests.