Frag Swap 2023 - August 5th Arlington (volunteer sign-up thread)

Fish Think Pink

Club Secretary
Staff member
Board of Directors
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DFWMAS Frag Swap 2023
Date: Saturday August 5th, 2023
Time: Noon to 3:00 PM (11 AM Premium Member Early Bird Entry)
Where: Bob Duncan Center - 2800 S. Center St, Arlington, TX 76014
FREE admission

8:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Setup
11:00 AM - Noon - DFWMAS PREMIUM Members only
(Make sure you are able to pull up your membership card on your phone ahead of time to enter early.)

Noon - 3:00 PM - General public
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM - Seller floor closes, vendor cleanup.

11am Premium Member (paid) Early Bird Entry
Noon All Members and Public FREE Entry
12:30 silent auction #1 ends
1:00pm raffle
2:00pm silent auction #2 ends
2:15pm pickup any unsold corals else go to raffle
2:30pm raffle
3:00pm event end – start of vendor cleanup

Please leave message below, if you are interested in:
  • seller space (signup in Premium (paid) thread)
  • planning event details
  • helping day of event
Likely this Swap will be similar to last year Spring Frag Swap everyone enjoyed, details in this link:

Buyers: The event is FREE
Things to remember to bring:
  • Insulated container for your corals
  • Money
  • Corals you'd like to trade
    • Donated corals are appreciated
      • reach to @Fish Think Pink (Lisa) to ensure space in 5g tank for your donated coral(s)
    • Donated corals will be given away (in raffle or as donor wishes)
  • Corals
  • MORE (TBD)

Sign-up is under other thread:

Seller Tables - hobbyists and sponsors - sign-up info above:
  1. (sponsor) your club itself Dallas Fort Worth Marine Aquarium Society (DFWMAS) - confirmed
    1. club use table, staffed by volunteers (please sign up below)
    2. raffle giveaway item display, including contents of frag 5 gallon tank (unless club upgrades to bigger)
  2. DFWMAS - Premium Members' Bag and Grab Table (NEW TRIAL IDEA) - confirmed
    1. Bags priced FREE to $15 max per bag
      1. goal #1 - return to frag swap roots
      2. goal #2 - all corals stay out of the trash and get a home
    2. Prearrange swappers/traders/sellers limited storage under table
      1. arrange in Forum Marketplace
      2. when its closer... its still March as this is announced
  3. @hnurge (Hans) corals - half table - confirmed
  4. @hnurge (Alia) plushies - half table - confirmed
  5. @Joserb6 (Jose) half - confirmed
  6. @Joserb6 (Jose) half - confirmed
  7. @Cougarzluv (Rebecca) half art - confirmed
  8. @Cougarzluv (Rebecca) half corals - confirmed
  9. @Cedar Hill (Sonya) Half earrings - confirmed
  10. @Cedar Hill (sonya) half accessories - confirmed
  11. @Drex (Drex) half coral - confirmed
  12. @Servo (R) half coral - confirmed
  13. @ciscojr82 (Captivating Corals) half coral - confirmed
  14. @Gatorbait01 (Jerone) half coral
  15. @Servo (R) half coral (another half) - confirmed
  16. @glassboxgallery Trung DFW Coral Gallery - confirmed (2 half tables aka whole table)
  17. @wnewsom (Wes) 2 halfs - 1 for coral and 1 for art - confirmed
  18. club will make use of last 1/2 table unless someone speaks up in next couple of hours (ideally, text Lisa - volunteer Secretary)

Waiting list for seller table:

Volunteers on August 5th - please reply below and your name will be added to list:
  1. @Fish Think Pink (Lisa) all day (3): setup, event and cleanup shifts
  2. @winky8888 (Ron) all day (3): setup, event and cleanup shifts
  3. @hnurge (Cheryl) all day
  4. @murraycamp (Murray) all day (3): setup, event and cleanup shifts
  5. @IowaKGB (Nick) DFWMAS Bag & Grab Table coral help
  6. @samc727 (Sam) DFWMAS Bag & Grab Table coral help
  7. @IowaKGB (Kelly) DFWMAS Bag & Grab Table coral help

Please refer above
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Bag & Grab Table will use both Silent Auction for those wishing to sell a few corals. Free corals will be bagged and available on side of table.
My wife (Kelly) said she will also volunteer to help with the Bag & Grab table. She might have to work that morning so has asked to be a tentative as she might be a little late.
Raffle donation by DFWMAS member - new in bag, unopened Aquaforest Sea Salt! Makes 200 gallons of saltwater!

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Please support generous sponsor Reef Rax who has donated products for raffle giveaway during upcoming Frag Swap event!

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Please support generous sponsor Reef Labs who has donated products for raffle giveaway during upcoming Frag Swap event!

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Please support generous sponsor Slide-Loc who has donated products for raffle giveaway during upcoming Frag Swap event!

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