Join The Club

How To Join:

Membership benefits include: Monthly Meetings, The best seller’s percentage at the Spring and Fall Auctions, the Christmas Banquet, full access to the forum Trading Post, and more.

Annual membership dues are $15.00 per individual, or $20 for a family membership.  Family is considered member, spouse and children under 16.


Fill out this membership application form and Email it to the membership chair (Steve Kalbli).

You can pay using Paypal (you need a forum username and be logged in first).

Or pay at the meeting, or Via US Mail using Money order, cash or check (made out to GCAS).

US Mail goes to:

The Greater Cincinnati Aquarium Society
P.O. Box 40477
Cincinnati, Ohio 45240

Attn: Membership Chair

Email the membership chair if you have any more payment questions.

We’ll get your forum privileges updated as soon as we can verify your payment.

Meetings are usually held at 7:30 PM on the last Sunday of each month at Winton Woods Visitors Center, located at 10245 Winton Road.  Winton Centre is at the intersection of Valley View Rd & Winton Rd Cincinnati. The meetings usually include a program or a guest speaker, and a fry auction for the Breeders Award Program. Guests are welcome to attend any two of these meetings before joining GCAS.  The meeting room is opened at approx. 6:45 for pre-meeting chit-chat and light refreshments.  Meetings start promptly at 7:30 PM.

Visitors Are Always Welcome!



In The News:

A rainy day on Saturday October 26 wasn’t enough to keep the hundreds of buyers and sellers away from GCAS FALL AUCTION 2019!                                   

Thanks to ALL that attended…sellers, buyers, runners – and especially the auction organizers… Jan and Phil Benes!  We all combine to create The BEST fish club auction anywhere!

Are YOU interested in another selling/buying event???

The GCAS Swap Meet – Saturday February 1, 2020.  Same location as the auction.  Vendors tables are only $25 (price will increase to $30 as the date draws near).  Additional info will be posted.  Tables can be purchased now by sending $25 payment per table to PAYGCAS@GCAS.ORG  Be sure to include a notation with your payment, stating “for swap table.”

The NEXT GCAS AUCTION is set for Saturday March 28, 2020

 Scroll to the bottom to see all GCAS dates for 2020.

Our Next Meeting

 2019 Meetings, Swap Meet and Auctions Dates….. Speakers info will be updated as it becomes available.

January 27 – Mike Helford and Mario Toromanovic.  Please see their bios at the top of this page.

February 2 – SWAP MEET

February 24 – Troy Head – speaking on Koi Fish.

March 30 – AUCTION (no meeting in auction months)
April 28 – Guest Speaker: Lawrence Kent.
May 19 – Regina Spotti – speaking on Tetras.
​June 30 – Gary Hater – Raising and Selecting Goldfish
July 28 – Phil Benes – Topic determined by member vote.
August 25 – Lucas Bretz “Keeping Aquariums Natural and Simple”
September 29 – Dr. Paul Loiselle  “Holy Grail Cichlids : A Personal  Odyssey”

October 26 – AUCTION (no meeting in auction months) Flyer-10-26-2019 New
November 17 – Don Danko (from the OCA Club – home of the Extravaganza)

For your “far into the future planning”…The Annual GCAS SWAP MEET is set for Saturday February 1, 2020.  Mark your calendar, and stay tuned for details…

Our annual Christmas party and awards presentation.
$25.00 per person.  This event is open to current dues paid GCAS Members only.

Options to make your payment to reserve your place:
– Pay at the October GCAS Auction – cash/check/charge accepted & also can be added to your auction tab and paid at checkout.
– Pay at the November club meeting
– send PayPal to
– Mail in check – GCAS, PO Box 40477, Cincinnati OH 45240 – Check made out to GCAS & MUST be received no later than Friday, November 15th, 2019.

DEADLINE to reserve your spot is November 29th, 2019.