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Local / Regional Groups defined and Named

Posted: Mon May 23, 2011 11:09 am
by Philsuma
I feel that local groups are the true strength of our hobby and as such, I am working towards a Regional map, or at least a list of geographic names and areas until we can do more...

If you would like to see another region / group included or have an suggestions or comments, I would greatly appreciate same. You can post here on this thread as well.

Some groups, In no particular order:

Mid Atlantic Dendrobatid Society (MADS) (MD, PA, NY, NJ, VA)
All Florida Dendrobatid Society
GNYDS Greater New York Dendrobatid Society (love that acronym).
Michigan
Tri State (NY, NJ, PA)
SoCal (Southern California)
Utah (UAF)
Chi-Town / Chicago
U.K Froggers (the Brits)
Bay Area Dendrobatid Group (BAD)
Ohio
Virginia area Froggers (VAF)
Carolinas
Washington State (WADS) love that name btw
Texas
New England Frog group
Kansas
Arizona
NorCal (Northern California)
Southern California Area Dendrobatid Society (SCADS)
Indiana Dendrobatid Society (IDS)
Illinois
Iowa
San Diego
Georgia
Great Plains (GP PDF)
Oklahoma
Wyoming

Re: Local / Regional Groups defined and Named

Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:06 pm
by Philsuma
Anyone want to make a map for rough group locations /ideas for graphics on this ?

Local / Regional Groups defined and Named

Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:13 pm
by blocker institute
If I have time I can work on it Monday.

Re: Local / Regional Groups defined and Named

Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:28 pm
by Philsuma
blocker institute wrote:If I have time I can work on it Monday.


Wow...I was just kinda spittballin' with the Map idea, Jason.

I really wanted to try a zip code map, but that would be incumbent upon getting everyone to submit their zips ect.

I'll touch base with ya by phone on this.

Re: Local / Regional Groups defined and Named

Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:12 pm
by Philsuma
John,

You're going to have to get all the forum hobbyists to comply and submit data. That's not going to easy to get them to do.

How do you plan to get the zip code data ?

Re: Local / Regional Groups defined and Named

Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:22 pm
by Spud
No doubt, Phil.

The map will be interactive and it will be easy to update. The initial map will be rolled out soon containing some data. Once others see the map infrastructure, how the map works, and the value of the map I hope others will volunteer information so the map continues to grow…

More to come on my map soon.

Re: Local / Regional Groups defined and Named

Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:38 pm
by jeffdart
Hey Phil, our so cal group is Southern California Area Dendrobatid Society (SCADS) for short. We are the only group in our area. It ranges mainly from San Diego County to Los Angeles County. Hope that info helps you out.

Re: Local / Regional Groups defined and Named

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:14 pm
by Philsuma
^^ Added "SCADS" !

Re: Local / Regional Groups defined and Named

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:25 pm
by jeffdart
Thanks phil!

Re: Local / Regional Groups defined and Named

Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:28 am
by Widmad27
Phil,

I would list the central location zip code for Indiana Dendrobatid Society (IDS) as 46222. If you would like more information just contact me via PM. I founded this group about a year ago and we are currently holding at 28 members.

Re: Local / Regional Groups defined and Named

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:35 pm
by Philsuma
One, if not THE, major strength of this hobby....is the local group and gatherings. If you have ever been to one, then you know exactly what I'm talking about.

Fellowship
Food
Adult beverages
Frogs...not just sold but traded !
Supplies...leaf litter...film cans....you name it.

Most frog gatherings / meets, are better than a Reptile show for variety and price.

Support your local breeders and form groups ~ !

Local / Regional Groups defined and Named

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:28 am
by blocker institute
An interactive map is a great idea!

Re: Local / Regional Groups defined and Named

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:54 pm
by Philsuma
Texas has a surprisingly large amount of Froggers.

Florida has a surprisingly LOW number of Froggers considering its brom heaven.

Utah has a lot more froggers than you would think.

the northeast is HUGE for froggers.

Baltimore MD and surrounding rings into other states are big due to the heavy and long standing dart frog exhibits at the local Baltimore Aquarium.

Re: Local / Regional Groups defined and Named

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:41 pm
by ckays
GNYDS

I didn't know this one existed. I think I fall in this category being near Syracuse. I have been wondering about this for a while now, good idea on the maps/list.

Re: Local / Regional Groups defined and Named

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:45 pm
by Philsuma
ckays wrote:GNYDS

I didn't know this one existed. I think I fall in this category being near Syracuse. I have been wondering about this for a while now, good idea on the maps/list.


You should put a location in your profile. Helps a lot when making hobby contacts / friends. Highly recommended.

Re: Local / Regional Groups defined and Named

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:04 pm
by ckays
Done. I'm just settling in over here.
Good site Phil. I like the Vibe over here..

Re: Local / Regional Groups defined and Named

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:37 pm
by Lady Bullseye
ckays, sending you a pm, you are very close to us!

Re: Local / Regional Groups defined and Named

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:45 pm
by Sally
I realized Las Vegas NV is not on your list ..not exactly a dart frog mecca, especially with how transient the population can be. Yet , there are a few here. that have some nice collections. I appear to be one of the only one active on the forums at present ( or a least I am a little active). Thank goodness for S.Cal and Utah. Anyway wanted to post in case someone new that comes along.

Sally

Re: Local / Regional Groups defined and Named

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:21 am
by Philsuma
Yes Sally...there are a 1/2 dozen that I know of in LaV. How about Arizona ? Do you guys ever combine to have meets and gatherings? And I know of ONE frogger in New Mexico too !

Re: Local / Regional Groups defined and Named

Posted: Fri May 04, 2012 2:03 pm
by Sally
Yes there have been a few get togethers, seems to work out best when the LV Reptile Expo have been going on. I hope there will be more in the future.
sally