I am all sorts of excited. even though I will have to be rehoming my animals there because I am moving out of town and going greyhound I can't afford to have them transported. I am getting to go to my first ever reptile expo. Not only will I be going I will be working with my favorite pet store there. The expo is saterday and sunday and I will be going with them tonight to help them set up. I am hoping to meet some cool people from Texas in the hobby however so I can get restablished in the hobby in another month or so when I get up to Dallas. And get to do something I enjoy doing for the weekend.
here is the info on this expo tho because it is first annual expo
We would like to introduce ourselves, We are the ETHS (The East Texas Herpetological Society) founded over 20 years ago and co-sponsored by the Houston Zoo. Our purpose is to provide regular meetings to educate the members and general public about the natural history, ecology, husbandry, and veterinary care and treatment of reptiles and amphibians and to provide a forum and opportunity for camaraderie among anyone interested in reptiles and amphibians. We also want to promote an understanding and appreciation of reptiles and amphibians among the general public, provide a collective pool of knowledge for those interested in any aspect of herpetology including conservation, research, breeding and the captive care of reptiles and amphibians, and unite herpetologists as a potential force to deal with issues concerning the study, conservation, collecting and keeping of reptiles and amphibians.
The ETHS is a not for profit organization. Any profits from this show will be used to provide reptile related scholarships or grants to individuals or organizations as chosen by the organization.
We are aware you were associated with another reptile club that has gone the way of the dinosaurs. We would like you to get to know us better, so we are extending a free membership in ETHS to you through May of 2013. We have meetings at the Houston Zoo every other month plus our big annual show in the Fall, along with zoo tours, campouts and other member only events during the year.
Next weekend we are having a two day Reptile Expo that was driven by some of your former members. Please see the attached or go to our website for details. Members and vendors are invited to a free Ice Breaker Friday night at the Crowne Plaza from 7 PM until?? There will be snacks, pizza,beer, soft drinks and margaritas and lots of people to meet.
If you do not wish to accept our offer, please email me with a simple "remove" in the subject line and we will drop you from our email and snail mail lists,
ETHS is looking for new members, new ideas, and people who can add energy to our now 22 year old organization. We hope to see you next weekend. Tables are still available for vendors if you are interested.
1st Annual Spring Fundraising Reptile Expo
May 12-13, 2012
ETHS is also very excited to announce the first ever ETHS Community Fundraiser on May 12 & 13, 2012. The fundraiser will be in the form of a 2-day reptile breeders expo with all of the profits generated being donated to a reptile related cause, program, or organization of YOUR choosing. Yes, that is right!! ETHS is looking to you, our members, to help determine where ETHS can do the most reptile related good with the profits from this fundraiser. Do you know of a worthy reptile related conservation program, cause, or organization? We want to hear about it. Please email your suggestions to (firstname.lastname@example.org) and ETHS will announce its final selection at the Breeders Expo.
We are looking for 4-5 volunteers to help out at the expo. If you can help, please e-mail Jessica at email@example.com with the day and approx time you can assist.
Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday 11 AM to 4 PM
Don't Forget, the Icebreaker that will be on Friday night, May 11th. Come on out and share your stories.
Adults − $8. Children under 12 − $4. Infants free. Plenty of free available parking.
Location of EXPO:
Crowne Plaza Brookhollow
12801 Northwest Fwy, Houston TX 77040
2012 Calendar of Events
1st Annual Spring Reptile Expo
May 12, 2012 10AM-5PM
May 13, 2012 11AM-4PM
Friday, May 18, 2012
Guest Speaker - TBD
Friday, July 20, 2012
Guest Speaker - TBD
Annual Expo and Conference
September 29-30, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
Guest Speaker - TBD
All General Meetings are "FREE" to the Public.
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ETHS is dedicated to the education of its members and the general public about the natural history, ecology, husbandry, conservation, proper care and treatment of reptiles and amphibians.
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