The mission of Nebraska Aquarium Society is to grow area interest and involvement in fish keeping by fostering a more interactive and involved community of hobbyists of all experience levels.
There is already a thriving community of hobbyists in the area. That said, we have lacked consistent events aimed at bringing us together. As a club we aim to change this. We’ll also continue to maintain a collaborative discussion platform, so members can seek guidance, share experience, and discuss fish-keeping. This discussion group can be found under our name Nebraska Aquarium Society on the Band App. Full club Membership is not required to join the discussion in the Band group. There are, however, costs in running the business side of the club including the events. Your membership will help us continue to host them.
The Nebraska Aquarium Society is a registered Non Profit 501c7 which includes the following requirements:
The club must be organized for exempt purposes.
The club must provide an opportunity for personal contact among members and membership must be limited.
The club must be supported by membership fees, dues, and assessments.
The organization’s net earnings may not inure to the benefit of any person having a personal and private interest in its activities.
If the club exceeds safe harbor guidelines for nonmember and investment income, the facts and circumstances must show that it is organized substantially for exempt purposes. See “Effect of Nonmember Income on Exempt Status” below for more information.
The club may receive de minimis income from nontraditional sources.
The club’s governing instrument may not contain a provision that provides for discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, or religion.
Meetings and Events
The club will offer a calendar of events that brings together vendors and hobbyists of all levels of experience. Once we are fully established we intend to provide 6 events per year (every other month): 2 swaps (early spring/late fall), and 4 member meetings
For now, we will focus on establishing a foundation in the Omaha area before expanding to offer events elsewhere.
We will work to involve as many of the area LFS as possible, and to the extent that they are comfortable being involved.
The calendar can be viewed here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/nebraskaaquariumsociety/events/?ref=page_internal
New Membership Dues
Memberships are available at the link below. We offer additional memberships for the household at a discount and members under the age of 15 can or be added to any household for free!
Membership Registration: https://nebraskaaquariumsociety.com/membership/
Renewing Membership Dues
Renewals information can be found here: https://nebraskaaquariumsociety.com/membership-renewals/
A detailed description of member benefits, as well as information on how to join, can be found on the registration page.