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Old 01-08-2009, 12:48 AM   #1
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Default AFC open for membership

AFC is now open for memberships. We are inviting arowana related entities and like-minded enthusiasts to join us as members. The official launch/opening date will be on 5 September 2009. The official launch will be held at the AFC Clubhouse located at Singaro. This will also coincide with arofanatics.com 9th anniversary celebrations.

For Associate Members (arowana farms),
entrance fee is $800 (one time) plus $500 (annual fee)

For Associate Members (product companies, LFS and other commercial entities),
entrance fee is $300 (one time) plus $180 (annual fee)

For Ordinary Members, which are the individual hobbyists,
entrance fee is $100 (one time) plus $60 (annual fee).

Interested applicants, please download the forms from the following links:

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Ordinary Member Application Form
For Ordinary Members, which are the individual hobbyists,
entrance fee is $100 (one time) plus $60 (annual fee).

Associate Member (Others except Farms)
For Associate Members (product companies, LFS and other commercial entities),
entrance fee is $300 (one time) plus $180 (annual fee)

Associate Member (Farms)
For Associate Members (arowana farms),
entrance fee is $800 (one time) plus $500 (annual fee)


After completion, please scan and email to maggielee@arofanclub.org
At the same time, please transfer the member's fee to POSB Saving a/c 001-36792-7.

Please retain a copy of the transfer.

* ibanking - please indicate your name when transfer
* ATM transfer - please email me the reference no. once transfer

Thanks and regards,
Maggie aka haya23busa

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Old 01-08-2009, 01:09 AM   #2
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Default Thank you to All Sponsors

To make this an attractive offer for our members, we have lined-up some sponsors who have kindly contributed to this start-up.

We would like to first thank all our sponsors.

1. Wan Hu Fish Farm - 1 Premium High Gold Crossback
2. Singapore Arowana Breeding Farm - 1 Crossback
3. Dragon Fish Industry - 1 BMB grade AA Crossback
4. Dreamfish Inc (S) P/L - 1 Merlion Harmony
5. Gan Aquarium - 1 Red
6. Raffles Arowana - 1 Raffles 24K Gold
7. GML Aquatics - 1 Crossback
8. Ho Li Tropical Fish arm - 1 Red Tail Golden
9. Clementi Florist & Aquarium - 12 X $50 vouchers
10.Pang Long - 5 X $100 voucher valid for purchase of Super Red/Crossback & 1 Aro Book
11.SG Bros - 5 X $50 vouchers
12.Indo Dragon - 20 Gold Keychains, IndoDragon Books 1,2,3,4,5,6 & 2 DVDs
13.Yi Hu Fish Farm Trading - 100 X Arowana Guard and Super Natural Black Water
14.Sam's Pet and Aquarium - 100 X $10 vouchers
15.Rein Biotech Services - Microbe-Lift Products
16.Tetra - Memorabilia, Product Samples & 1 DVD (Setting Up a Tropical Aquarium)
17.Rainbow Aquarium - 15% Aro Discount Vouchers

Our sincere Thank You to all of you who have generously contibuted.

We are still working to get more sponsors and will update this list accordingly.
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Default What we will do for our Associate Members

1. arofanatics.com will create a new section for all AFC Associate members to reach out to all AF members. You can showcase your farm/LFS/products on your dedicated thread and post updates whenever you have news to share. You can also create links to your website when you update.

2. For Members who are not as Internet Savvy, we will create a username for you and help you post your updates online.

3. You will have access to a higher number of private message facility of 100 messages. This is to help you with enquiries originating from here.

4. You will have use of signature message in all your postings. This is where you can create weblinks and raise awareness on all your posting messages.

5. Activities like Farm Visits/Product Courses will be arranged for all member farms to increase visibilibity and make your presence felt. Articles and threads will be written after every visit.
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Default What we will do for our Ordinary Members

1. For the first 100 sign-ups, thanks to our sponsors, we have packed in a goody bag that has a value of $100.

2. At the opening/launch, you stand a chance to win one of the 8 arowanas we currently have secured. There are other prizes as listed in the above post#2 and we are still working on more.

3. You will have access to private messaging facility of 100 messages.

4. You will have access to use of signature in your postings.

5. We will plan a list of activities for you to learn and enhance your arowana keeping skills.
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Default Objective and Plans

Our long term objective in the formation of the Arowana Fanatics Club is to bring a level of professionalism and a clear, unambiguous set of terms/definitions for all of us to have a common understanding (eg What is HiBack Gold or Chilli Red). To achieve that, we believe education is the key. Not just in getting the breeders and hobbyists sharing the same understanding but also in bringing arowana keeping to a scientific, logical method.

The planned activities for our members will include but not limited to the following short/mid term plans

1. A clubhouse has been found. Although this is not a " open daily cosy corner ", this will be the venue for most of our events in the next one year. Location of the Club is at Singaro.

2. Farm Visits to all our member farms.

3. Auction of arowanas starting from zero dollars. AFC will select and purchase the arowana. It'll be auction off to the highest bidder. No reserve price. Should the price fall below our purchase price, AFC will bear the difference. This is to help our members own arowanas at very affordable rates.

4. Courses on water management. Not just simply on tank cycling but on the many products in the market which we may not know how to use or do not have the full product knowledge on. It could be anything from Bioearth to Melafix to Befuran.

5. A specific professional course on Selection, Appreciation and Competition Judging Criteria. We will invite the farm professionals to conduct this course where participants will learn how to choose a good potential arowana and the difference between a hobbyist's appreciation of an arowana and what makes an arowana a competition champion. Participants will be awarded a certificate upon completion of the course. They will also be invited as our judges in the competitions we organise in future.

6. Grow Out event. We intend to organise a grow out event where participants will buy or bring in their own juvenile arowanas and watch it develop with all the skills you would have acquired in the courses. This will likely be for a period of about 18 months. A champion will be selected at the end of the Grow Out period.

7. Grooming arowanas. The two main species of Red and Gold has varying ways of grooming. A course will be conducted to highlight certain important aspects in the grooming so that members can learn how to bring the best out of your fish.

8. Effect of various circumstances that will affect the development of arowanas. For example the White Tank effect. We intend to keep siblings of the same brood in a white tank and a darker tank over a period of time, watch it's developments and compare the progress. There may be other circumstances eg tankmates, or certain products or even a green/1.5 red in a white tank.

9. Competition. We intend to hold a competition in due course where we will have different categories for farm/commercial entities and hobbyists to compete in. The judges will be those who have participated in the arowana judging course.

10. Recognition. We will be looking at special recognition for outstanding individuals and farms. Hobbyists who do exceptionally well in grooming of both reds and golds, water management, etc. Farms who do exceptionally well in breeding, in promoting the hobby, in research etc. They will all be recognised with awards from AFC.
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where do we sign up?
Online or at Singaro during AFC anniversary celebrations?
Finally the wait is over
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