Jul 072014
One common request we receive as AKA members, is to provide information about killies to others. It’s not unusual that an AKA member is a member of other fish clubs, like a local aquarium society, and local aquarium clubs always need speakers. In order to make it easier for members to present information about killies to their local aquarium clubs, the AKA has created a Digital Presentation Program that you can use. Through this program, you as an AKA member can obtain presentations, produced by the AKA, that you can show at your local club. The presentations are in Microsoft Powerpoint format. In addition, AKA will provide a free 1 year membership for you to donate to the club; that club can pass on that membership however they choose, for example by auction or raffle. In addition, if you give a presentation at a general aquarium society, you are eligible for points towards the Killifish Hobbyist of the Year program. Please visit aka.org for information on the KHY. 
How it works: To obtain the presentation, simply e-mail your name and e-mail address to aka_digital@aka.org. The coordinators will send you a link you can use to download the presentation, in Powerpoint format. A typical presentation is around 30-40 megabytes, so you’ll need a little free space on your computer for the download. Once you have the contact information for the new member, send that to aka_digital@aka.org. Please be sure that the contact information contains the recipient’s name, address and e-mail address. 
Available presentations: Currently, there is “An Introduction to Killifish – AKA 2014″ available. More presentations are in the works; expect to see updates in future issues of the BNL Any questions on this program, please feel free to e-mail aka_digital@aka.org
Jun 292014

Several updates and additions are underway on the website.

1.  I am replacing links to certain areas of the website (store, library, gallery, affiliate Clubs, Auction site) with graphic links to make it simpler to navigate the website.  You will find these just beneath the header.

2.  The Photo Gallery is back and in early stages of a complete rebuild.  Currently several photos of the 2014 AKA National Convention are accessible.  This will be greatly expanded over the next couple weeks to include everything from the past and a number of new items.  Hang in there.

Jun 052014

Just to let everyone know, I have been working on the speed and some other issues the website has developed the past few weeks. 

POSTING IN THE FORUMS:  This should now work.  I have disabled the graphic editor temporarily until a fix by the developer can be found.  You should be able to post again.

WEBSITE SPEED:  Our Service Provider throttles our website because of high usage.  This is an ongoing problem and one I am trying new background techniques to minimize.  I believe I have been able to speed up the site quite a bit today.  Please let me know.

PHOTO GALLERY:  Over the past few months this has been disabled.  I hope to fully restore the AKA Photo Gallery within the next week or two.

Apr 152014

   Everything you need to know about the 2014 AKA National Convention and some things you probably didn’t want to know.

   Included in this .PDF file are registration forms for the convention, show fish and sales room as well as the Weekend Event Schedule.  You will also find a great deal of information about many of the things you need to know about the weekend including hotel reservations, the George Maier Conservation Program, Photography Competition and the Fish Show Classes.

   Members of the AKA should have received this in their e-mail, but it is now online here for anyone to view.


Mar 042014

The Arizona Rivulin Keepers have updated information about their annual killifish picnic on their  website.  The page is http://forum.azrivulinkeepers.org/index.php?topic=139.0. 

If anyone is planning to donate fish, they should contact Allan Semeit at azkillie@yahoo.com for the mailing address.