PVAS Leadership

2018 Board of Directors

PVAS Officers

  • President: Patchin Curtis
  • Vice President: Gary Hostetler
  • Treasurer: Michael Barber
  • Recording Secretary: Susan Peterson
  • Corresponding Secretary: Megan Amselle
  • Corporate Agent: Gerry Hoffman

Board of Governors

2017-2018
  • Don Kinyon
  • Damian Davila
2018-2019
  • Frank Cowherd
  • Adrienne Millican

Committee Heads

  • Auctions: Jesse Torgerson
  • Audit: Cindy Solis
  • Breeders' Award Program and C.A.R.E.S. Program: Adrienne Millican
  • Budget: Gary Hostetler
  • Events: Patchin Curtis
    • Spring Auction: Jesse Torgerson
    • Bowl Show: Frank Cowherd
  • Field Trips/Open House: Bob Bock
  • Hospitality: Blythe Marshall, Mistera Mulugeta
  • Membership: Susan Peterson
  • Outreach: Megan Amselle
  • Program/Speakers: Patchin Curtis (local), Michael Barber (long distance)
  • Technology: Patchin Curtis
  • Raffles and Door Prizes: Frank Cowherd
  • Webmaster: Matt Chambers

If you would like to join any of the above committees, please email pvas@pvas.com or post a note on the PVAS Forums under the Members forum.

2018 Events

January 6: Jeremy Basch “Auchenipteridae – The Wonderful Woodcatfish”

February 3: Devon Graham “On the Origin of Species, or why are there so many fish in the Amazon?”

March 10: Panel Discussion -- Jim Chitty Frank Cowherd, Don Kinyon, and Dave Sombach “Successful Fish Breeding”, moderated by  Patchin Curtis

April 8 (Sunday): Spring All-Day Auction

May 5: Gary Lange “Cruising Papua - Following New Roads and Exploring the 'Bird’s Head'”

June 2: Larry Jinks “Building My Fish Room”

July 7: Bowl Show

August 4: Workshop: Christine Keys and TBD “Drilling and Repairing Glass Tanks”

September 1: Barbie Fiorentino Spawning Loricariidae

October 4-6: All-Aquarium Catfish Convention

October 7 (Sunday): Fall All-Day Auction at Hyatt Regency Dulles

November 3: Andrew Blumhagen “Why Bristlenose Plecos Have Bristles” and Annual Meeting, Elections, Workshop

December 1: Holiday Party