SAWGG provides monthly gatherings in a friendly space to meet other hobbyists, learn new things, and exchange or acquire new species and helpful aquatic items. Our season runs from September through July and includes:
Held the first Friday evening of the month (Sep-Nov, Apr-Jun) or first Saturday afternoon during Winter (Jan-Mar) at Denville Community Church (Church of the Open Door) in their Statham Hall (attached building on right side of the Church), 190 Diamond Spring Road, Denville (Morris County). Parking lots are on both sides of the front of the Church. See bottom of this page for Google map and directions.
See our schedule above and stop by as our guest! You can join SAWGG at a meeting, or attend and participate in 2 meetings before you need to join as a Member.
When you arrive, please check in at our…Welcome Tables in the hallway. Here we have refreshments, name tags, BAP-GAP forms, free samples, and Membership applications with information about the club. Bring something edible/drinkable to share if you like (or just bring yourself)! An at-will meeting fund jar is also here to support the table and the room.
Now find a seat at one of the tables and then mingle or browse our:
Display Counter with the door prizes, bowl show fish, our Member Library, and any show and tell items Members want to display (e.g. an interesting fish or plant, vintage item, etc).
F.R.E.E. Nook (Free-Reuse-Expunge-Enjoy). One hobbyist’s junk is another hobbyist’s treasure. Does it spark joy? Contribute or indulge yourself here. Aquatic items only please.
Auction Table. Here’s your chance to unload, share, or acquire fish, plants, inverts, equipment, food cultures, books – anything hobby related. We live auction the table’s items at the end of the meeting. Rules are:
* Aquatic items only.
* SAWGG assesses $1 from each item sold with the seller receiving the remainder. Donated items to support the club are most welcomed. Sellers have to pick up their earnings at the end of the meeting.
* BAGGING: Fish and inverts should be submitted with 1/3 water and 2/3 air and double-bagged if not in a jar. A drop of ammonia neutralizer and/or piece of Poly Filter is an optional insurance. Your name or the word “donation” must be printed on the bag. BAP-GAP submissions should be indicated. A regular tipped permanent marker works best here. Don’t forget an insulated bag or cooler to transport live items!
After about 30 minutes of socializing, snacking, and browsing, we’ll do some brief club business and announcements, followed by a member show and tell and updates on our tanks. We then present a 30 minute (approx.) speaker or DVD program or moderated group discussion. We end the meeting with the live auction (transactions are cash only. Please bring small bills if you can). Meetings run about 2.0-2.5 hours, but you are welcome to drop in or depart at your liking.
Member Holiday / Solstice Party
For SAWGG Member households in December at a time to be announced. RSVP required. Members bring something small and edible to share. We have a free Tricky Tray and other fun instead of a program.
Member Summer Picnic
Held in July for SAWGG Member Households. RSVP required.