Programs & Events for 2021

                                                                   NOVEMBER JRAS ZOOM MEETING

                                                                         ZOOM MEETING WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 25, 2020

                                                               Time:  7:00 pm

                                                                   (just click on the zoom meeting invite)

                                                                                                                           Join Zoom Meeting


Kris Weinhold, will be giving us an enlightening talk on Aquascaping basics,

and easy plants to work with in low tech setups.

Kris Weinhold grew up keeping aquariums, but really fell in love with planted aquariums over 15 years ago, diving head-first into researching and experimenting with various plants, growing techniques, and aquascape designs. Kris on the board of the Greater Washington Aquatic Plant Association (GWAPA) and the Aquatic Gardener’s Association ( He has published articles and photographs in a variety of aquarium-related periodicals, and is currently a judge for the AGA’s internationally renowned aquascaping contest.

Please go to the FORUM tab NAVIGATE TO THE MARKETPLACE THREAD, and look at the rules and directions for attending, selling or buying at our upcoming Tailgate/Tagsale.  You can also follow the rules for our Auctions page when understanding what you can and cannot do at this event.  

There will also be a table set up for anyone that wishes to DONATE items towards the sale for JRAS.

Sellers are responsible for their own sales setup.  JRAS will not be supplying tables, and please note:


                         please plan accordingly for any food/snacks/water, or facilities on your own.


WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2020   7:00 pm


08/26/2020     JRAS MONTHLY "ZOOM" MEETING:  Wed Aug 26, 7:00 pm

We will have a zoom meeting (virtual) for our August Meeting.

Following a brief business report from President Lee Shadbolt,

Mike Barber, our ZOOM HOST,  will give us a short talk on "Collecting in Florida". 

 Afterwards, Devon Graham will join us for a briefing on Project Amazonas, and how things are doing in Peru amid the Covid-19 Pandemic.

To join the ZOOM meeting simply go to the following link:

Please join us for this virtual meeting

Johnathan and Michael sorting through the days catch,

in the Esperanza dinning hall,  narrated by Devon.


JRAS will be holding its September 23rd meeting as a ZOOM MEETING, for our second virtual meeting during this pandemic.


When we mention David Snell, most of you think of Dave as our ever prominent Auctioneer. Dave has done a stellar job of being our official auctioneer during our larger events, so he is well known throughout the mid atlantic fish clubs. One of the other areas Dave has been very interested in is photographing his fish, tanks and documenting some of his various collecting trips. He spoke with the JRAS folks about 4 years ago, This may be a very good topic to embrace right now with the ever present heath issues and the fact that we are not able to show off our fish and aquariums as easily to others. Maybe we can embrace some of his ideas to show off our hobby to other members through our new website. In the forum section, you can post photos in the "GALLERY" link.


here is the ZOOM invite and link to attend the meeting:



Sept zoom meeting:


Topic: James River Aquarium Society September 2020 Meeting Time: Sep 23, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 856 7988 6142 Passcode: JRAS2020 One tap mobile +19292056099,,85679886142#,,,,,,0#,,35582187# US (New York) +13017158592,,85679886142#,,,,,,0#,,35582187# US (Germantown) Dial by your location +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) Meeting ID: 856 7988 6142 Passcode: 35582187 Find your local number:


David Snell has been a tropical fish hobbyist since 1993. Specializing in killifish since 1996, having been mostly “dry” for about 5 years or so due to work, family and a Master degree, he’s back in the hobby. Since ‘93 he has spawned and raised numerous killifish, as well as various tetras, a few corydoras, and the occasional cichlid. He has been active in the tropical fish hobby in the Washington DC area serving in former PVAS positions to include: Treasurer & Board Member, 3 terms as President, and 1 term as VP. He launched PVAS’s original website in the late 90s. He’s been a member of the American Killifish Association (AKA) member since 1996, lifetime AKA member since 2006, as well as a member of the Chesapeake Area Killifish Club.


David is an avid photographer. He has had articles and photographs published in FAMA, Tropical Fish Hobbyist, Journal of the American Killifish Association, ACA’s Buntbarshe Bulletin, and NANFA’s American Currents.

He has collected trip fish in Venezuela in 2002, and Peru in 2007 & 2013.

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