Youngstown Area Tropical Fish Society 

                                                      We are all about the aquarium hobby 

Friday, April 19, 2024 – Monthly Meeting

For our talk Featuring

Charles Jermont

On Discus Care and Breeding

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


Y.A.T.F.S Swap Meet

Youngstown Area Tropical Fish Society Swap Meet


Open to the PUBLIC.

The Youngstown Swap Meet is on May 18th, 2024. This will be our 4th year hosting this event; we have had more sellers each year. The swap is inside a climate-controlled environment, so no matter the weather outside, the conditions will be perfect for all attendees. There are bathrooms inside. There is Free Parking. And there is Free admission!

Hours: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm (10:00 am Setup)
Where: Inside, Lake Milton Baptist Temple
415 S Pricetown Rd
Diamond, OH 44412

Get your tables now before all are rented.
Contact Brian Shrimpton at 440-503-9000 (texting preferred) or email for more details.

6’-foot tables spot $8 each, or three spots for $20
8’-foot tables spot $10 each, or three spots for $25

If you’re a vendor, we invite you to register on our band page and list the unique goods you’ll be offering at the swap meet. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your products to a wide audience, and we’re excited to see what you’ll bring.

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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:

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 

Friday, May 17, 2024

Friday, June 21, 2024

All meetings 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

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..

tions 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 –