Youngstown Area Tropical Fish Society 

                                                      We are all about the aquarium hobby 

Friday Sept 15th, 2023 – Alicia Vasquez will be speaking on the Planted Aquarium

Alicia Vasquez is the co-owner of Agnoaquatics. She will be speaking on the basics of planted aquariums. The talk will include her experience as a hobbyist regarding nutrition, lighting, substrates, plant types, and placement.

Friday Oct 27th, 2023 – Fishy BINGO & Aquatic Theme Costume Contest

The Board of Directors has decided to have a costume contest in the aquatic theme and we will be playing Fishy Bingo! Stay tuned here for rules and regulations on this fun evening for all.

Sat October 28th, 2023

Auction Flyer
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Saturday Nov 18th, 2023 – Member Luncheon at OCA Extraveganza 

More Details to come as the date approaches..

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.

Congratulations to the newly elected Officers and Board of Directors:

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

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)

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)

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

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 in our new enlarged location:

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 for turn in for credit. There will be a live Fish/Plant auction.

Meeting Dates:
Sep 15th, 2023 – Regular Meeting
Oct 27th, 2023 – Regular Meeting (Fishy Bingo & Costume Contest)
Oct 28th, 2023 – YATFS Fall Auction
Nov 18th, 2023 – Member Luncheon at OCA Extravaganza
Dec 16th, 2023 – Regular Meeting – Christmas Party

All meetings start at 7:30pm, Doors open at 7:00pm

Board of Director – Meeting Dates
Oct 7th, 2023 – BOD meeting
Nov 4th, 2023 – BOD meeting
Dec 2nd, 2023 – BOD meeting

Auction Dates:
Oct 28th, 2023 – Fall Auction


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!

Saturday-day Dec 16th, 2023 – YATFS Christmas Party 

Stay tuned for more details..

Check us out on BAND app..

Auctions for 2023..

Sep 17th – NEO-Fish – North East Ohio – Fall Auction

Oct 14th – MCAS – Medina County Aquarium Society – Fall Auction

Oct 28th – YATFS – Youngstown Area Tropical Fish Society (Youngstown) – Fall Auction

Oct 29th – EAS – Erie Aquarium Society (Erie) – Fall Auction

Nov 4th – MCAS – Motor City Aquarium Society (Detroit) – Fall Auction

Nov 5th – GAAS – Greater Akron Aquarium Society (Akron) – Fall Auction


Swaps Listing for 2023..

Sept 24th – S.C.A.L.E.S. – Swap Meet 



Convention Listing for 2023..

Nov 17th-19th – Ohio Cichlid Association (OCA) Extravaganza –