Daytona National Reptile Breeders' Expo
26 years! That's right, it's the 26th year for the reptile show often referred to as just "Expo" by longtime vendors and attendees. Thanks to Wayne Hill for his USARK support.
USARK could use a few more volunteers! If you can help us on Saturday or Sunday, please send an email to Contact@USARK.org or a private message on our Facebook page
. On Saturday, we need volunteers to collect auction items during the show. We also need help setting up the auction room and during the auction. For Sunday, we could use some help in the booth.
Daytona was the first show to have a $40,000 auction to benefit USARK. Show attendees should definitely find the auction Saturday night and see why hundreds of herpers gather there annually to see what was donated and show support for USARK.
It's not too late to send donations. You can arrange with anyone headed to the show or send an email to Contact@USARK.org. Donor names will be clearly displayed at the auction for everyone to see and donors of live auction items will get special mention.
The benefit auction is Saturday at 8:00 in the Hilton hotel directly across the street from the show. It is FREE to attend and everyone is welcome. This is a family-friendly auction.
The show is August 21-23 in Daytona, FL. Show details can be found at www.reptilebreedersexpo.com and www.facebook.com/NationalReptileBreedersExpo
Clark County, Nevada Animal Code Changes
Proposed changes to the animal code for all pets (domestic and exotic) will be discussed at the upcoming Clark County Animal Advisory Committee meeting. More information can be found at the link below.
Date: August 22, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.
Where: Clark County Government Center
500 S. Grand Central Parkway, Commission Chambers
Las Vegas, Nevada 89106
the proposed changes and agenda at www.usark.org/2015-legislation/action-alert-clark-county-nevada/
30th Midwest Herpetological Symposium
The Madison Area Herpetological Society is hosting the event this year in Madison, WI. It takes place November 6-8. Get all the details at www.facebook.com/events/760059857443519/
The Turtle and Tortoise Preservation Group holds their conference November 11-13 in Mesa, AZ. Get details at www.ttpg.org/conference2015.html
The TTPG is open to all people interested in the welfare of chelonians. TTPG is a non-profit 501c3, founded in 1996 to help ensure survival of the world's turtle and tortoise species. Individuals that maintain captive collections have a great responsibility to ensure their chelonians are properly cared for and maintained. Whether you are a member or not, the TTPG will help you fulfill this responsibility by providing information on the care and maintenance of turtles and tortoises.
Donate to the USARK Legal Defense Fund
Information for making donations online and via check/money order can be found at www.usark.org/reptile-defense-fund-2/
. You can make one-time, weekly, monthly or annual donations. You can also include a message that will be posted on the Legal Defense Fund Donor Wall
for all to see. You can even choose to make your donation or donation amount anonymous. Thanks for your support as we battle FWS to restore the freedoms of the Reptile Nation.
Join RAACA 2.0 Today!
There is a new anytime RAACA! Check out the format for listing auctions to benefit USARK via RAACA USARK Auctions at www.facebook.com/groups/1623588901209232/. These auctions will allow donations at any time and not just during fundraiser events. Anyone can bid, donate and support the Reptile Nation!
The new RAACA USARK Auctions have raised over $2,600. Thank you, RAACA, Jordan, Tammy, Houssam, Christine, donors and all the admins in this group!
Indiana Reptile Breeders' Expo: August 23 in Clarksville, IN. More details at www.irbexpo.com.
NARBC: August 29-30 in Arlington, TX. Show details at www.narbc.com/Arlington/arlington.html
Portland Metro Reptile Expo: August 29 in Portland, OR. Show details at www.nwreptileexpos.com/portland-metro-reptile-expo.
Midwest Reptile Show: August 30 in Indianapolis, IN. Show details at www.midwestreptile.com/index.php.
New York Metro Reptile Show: September 6 in White Plains, NY. Show details at www.reptileexpo.com/nyfirst.htm.
NARBC: September 12-13 in Anaheim, CA. Show details at www.narbc.com/Anaheim/anaheim.html.
Repticon FIRE: September 12-13 in Lakeland, FL. Show details at www.repticon.com.
Repticon Baton Rouge: September 12-13 in Gonzales, LA. Show details at www.repticon.com.
All Maryland Reptile Show: September 12 in Havre de Grace, MD. Show details at www.mdreptilefarm.com/havre-de-grace-maryland/.
Cin City Reptile Show: September 13 in Fairfield, OH. More details at www.cincityreptileshow.com.
Cold Blooded Expo: September 13 in Overland Park, KS. Show details at www.coldbloodedexpos.com/kc-reptile-show/.
Kentucky Reptile Expo: September 19 in Bowling Green, KY. More details at www.kentuckyreptileexpo.com/.
All Ohio Reptile Show: September 19 in Hilliard, OH. More details at www.allohioreptileshows.webs.com.
All Cleveland Reptile Show: September 20 in Brook Park, OH. Details at www.facebook.com/pages/Cleveland-Reptile-Show/238480829509251.
Sacramento Reptile Show: September 26-27 in Sacramento, CA. Show details at www.sacreptileshow.com
New England Reptile Expo: September 27 in Manchester, NH. Show details at www.reptileexpo.com/nefirst.htm.
H.E.R.P.S. - Houston Exotic Reptile and Pet Show: October 3-4 in Conroe, TX. Show details at www.herpshow.net and www.facebook.com/HERPShow.
Nebraska Reptile Breeders' Expo: October 4 in Omaha, NE. Show details at www.nebherp.org/expo.html.
Cold Blooded Expo: October 4 in Broken Arrow, OK. Show details at www.coldbloodedexpos.com/ok-reptile-expo/.
NARBC: October 10-11 in Tinley Park, IL. Show details at www.narbc.com/Tinley/tinley_park.html.
Buffalo Niagara Reptile Expo: October 11 in Amherst, NY. Show details a
Lone Star Reptile Expo: October 17-18 in Arlington, TX. Show details at www.lonestarreptileexpos.com/home.html and www.facebook.com/LSRExpos.
Long Island Reptile Expo: October 25 in Brentwood, NY. Show details at www.reptileexpo.com/lifirst.htm.
OKC Elite Reptile Show: November 7-8 in Oklahoma City, OK. Show details soon at www.okcelitereptileshow.com.
Armadillo Reptile Expo: Austin, TX. Show details at www.armadilloreptileexpos.com/austin-reptile-show.html.
SEWERFest Reptile Show: November 8 in Sturtevant, WI. Show details at www.sewerfest.com.
Turtle and Tortoise Preservation Group (TTPG) Conference: November 11-12 in Mesa, AZ. More details at www.ttpg.org/conference2015.html
Phoenix Reptile Expo: November 14-15 in Mesa, AZ. Show details at www.phxreptileexpo.com and www.facebook.com/PhoenixReptileExpo
Las Vegas Reptile Expo: Las Vegas, NV. Show details at www.getreptiles.com and www.facebook.com/events/591811610945614/.
Reptile Super Show: January 9-10, 2016 in Pomona, CA. Show details at www.reptilesupershow.com.
Reptile Super Show: July 9-10, 2016 in San Diego, CA. Show details at www.reptilesupershow.com.
Western Maryland Reptile Show: Frederick, MD. Show details at www.mdreptilefarm.com/western-maryland-reptile-show/.