Youngstown Area Tropical Fish Society 

                                                      We are all about the aquarium hobby

Friday, June 21, 2024 – Monthly Meeting 7:30 p.m. 

Board elections and ice cream social!  We “encourage” our members with FOOD!!smile

We also have our annual Buck a Bag Auction.  This is where members can bring items for sale and only pay the club $1 per item.

This benefit to Sellers will make many more items available, and higher-value items will show up because of it. Of course, this is great for the membership, too!

The number of items that can be brought in per member is 10. 

The meeting starts at 7:30 pm, Doors open at 7:00 pm


New Elections at the June 2024 meeting

The positions being elected are the following:

Don Guman – President
Pam Sundin – Vice President
Lisa Reel – Treasurer
Karen Guman – Recording Secretary

Dan Guman BOD (term expires 2024)
Ron Sundin BOD (term expires 2024)
Bill Chandler BOD (term expires 2024)
Joe Doyle BOD Alt (term expires 2024)

Safe for another year are:

Larry Ayres BOD (term expires 2025)
Greg Bodden BOD (term expires 2025)
Brian Shrimpton BOD (term expires 2025)
Kim Rodburn BOD Alt (term expires 2025)
Bill Shreves BOD Alt (term expires 2025)


Officer positions are a one-year term.
Board of Directors positions are for a two-year term.

The Youngstown Area Tropical Fish Society Endowment Fund
In Honor of Tom DiCola
The Youngstown Area Tropical Fish Society is starting an endowment fund. This fund will be referred to as the “Tom DiCola Fund” for all future reference. All proceeds of this fund belong solely to the Youngstown Area Tropical Fish Society, and will be used for education of juniors in the hobby, education for other hobby related projects, and for conservation projects involving the tropical fish hobby. All proceeds will come from donations specified to the fund specifically and will be kept in the funds own account. These funds will not be used for anything other than the specified topics and cannot be used as YATFS funds unless the club comes under dire times. None of the proceeds will be used without permission of the YATFS Board of Directors upon voting on the topic for its use.

See Bowl Show MENU link for NEW 2023 categories.

We are a Non Profit Organization

JOIN US as we meet in person on the 3rd Friday of each month:

Lake Milton Baptist Temple
415 S Pricetown Rd
Diamond, OH 44412
(10 miles from our old location)

Park in the back and follow walking signs to our meeting room in the gymnasium.

Bring your BAP\\\\SAP\\\\AHAP items to turn in for credit. There will be a live Fish/Plant auction.

Meeting Dates:  All meetings, unless noted, start at 7:30 pm at Lake Milton Baptist Temple. See the address above. Doors open at 7:00 pm.
Friday, January 19th, 2024 – Sponge filter workshop. Everyone gets one free filter.   Cancelled due to weather.

Friday, February 16, 2024 – Rescheduled the Sponge Filter Workshop.

Friday, March 15, 2024 – Fishy Bingo. The following day, Saturday, March 16th, is the Spring Auction.

Friday, April 19, 2024 Discus talk by Chuck Jermont 

Friday, May 17, 2024 Josh Cunningham on Florida Fish Farms

Friday, June 21, 2024, Elections, Ice Cream Social, Buck a Bag Members Auction

Saturday, July 20, 2024, YATFS Annual Cookout Lake Milton Baptist Temple 1 pm.

All meetings except the July Cookout start at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 7:00 pm

Board of Directors – Meeting Dates: (1:00 pm at the Church unless noted)

Usually the First Tuesday of the month.

Cancelled – Dec 2nd, 2023 – BOD meeting

Saturday, January 6, 2024

Saturday, February 3, 2024

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Saturday, June 1, 2024

Saturday, July 6, 2024

Saturday, August 3, 2024

Saturday, September 7, 2024

Saturday, October 5, 2024

Saturday, November 2, 2024

Auction Dates:

Spring Auction – Saturday March 16, 2024

Fall Auction – Saturday, October 19, 2024

Swap Meet

Saturday, May 18, 2024




The Ulysses S. Grant CONTEST

That could be three chances to win $50 in your pocket for just just turning in something for BAP, SAP, IAP, HAP. any questions just ask one of us and take a glance at the contest page. Could be easy MONEY!

Check us out on BAND app..

Auctions for 2024..

Sunday, February 25, 2024, Stark County Aqua Life Enthusiasts Society (SCALES) Registration 11:00 am- 1:00 pm.  Auction starts at 12:00 pm (Noon).

Sunday, March 3rd, 2024, the Greater Akron Aquarium Society Spring Auction Starts at 11:00 am. Registration starts at 10:00 am

Saturday, March 16th, 2024, YATFS Spring Auction, Starts at 11:00 am. Registration starts at 10:00 am and goes to 12:00 pm. 

Saturday, October 19th, 2024, YATFS Fall Auction, Starts at 11:00 am. Registration starts at 10:00 am and goes to 12:00 pm. 

Sunday, November 24th, 2024, Ohio Cichlid Association (OCA) Extravaganza Auction Registration starts at 9:00 am, and the Auction starts at 10:00 am.



Swaps Listing for 2024..

Saturday, February 10th, 2024, Greater Cincinnati Aquarium Society SWAP Meet, 11 am – 2 pm at a NEW location.
THE DAYSPRING CHURCH OF GOD 1060 Smiley Ave. Cincinnati OH 45240.

Saturday, May 18th 2024, YATFS Swap Meet Starts at 11:00 am. Registration starts at 10:00 am and goes to 12:00 pm. 

Saturday, June 8th, 2024: The Greater Akron Aquarium Society’s Ultra Aqua 2024 Swap Meet


Sept 24th – S.C.A.L.E.S. – Swap Meet 




Convention Listing for 2024..

Saturday and Sunday, June 8th and 9th, 2024, The Greater Akron Aquarium Society’s Ultra Aqua 2024 – All Species Fish Show

Nov 22nd-24th – Ohio Cichlid Association (OCA) Extravaganza –