I was able to attend only prior to the actual auction, as I had two boy's football games the same day. WOW, all the Fish, plants and people. Everyone was very friendly and welcomed me, a newcomer, with open arms. I will plan on attending their monthly meetings when I can, and did join up as well. I wish I could have seen the auction too. A couple of the guys who work at my favorite LFS were there, apparently they are breeders too. No wonder they know so much!