Member of the Year Award

Each CARES Member Club may wish to recognize an outstanding  an annual CARES Member of the Year Award. This achievement is awarded to a CARES Member Club participant who excels in outstanding overall contributions to ensure a positive future for conservation priority fishes, openly shares knowledge with others, and altruistically assists fellow hobbyists in their CARES endeavors.

The recipient could be deserving of this award as a fishkeeper, speaker, traveler, or for other reasons that fit the above criteria.

A Heartfelt Thank You!

A huge and heartfelt thank you to all who participate in CARES! You are all winners as are the conservation priority fish that you are maintaining and dispersing throughout the hobby.

American Cichlid Association

ACA CARES Member of the Year Award recipients

2016
Pam Chin

2015
José González

2014
Ad Konings, Ph.D.
Juan Miguel Artigas Azas

2013
Paul V. Loiselle, Ph.D.

2010
Klaus Steinhaus

2009
Barbara Wooton

2008
Daniel Geldof

2007
David Hansen
Greg Steeves

Danbury Area Aquarium Society

DAAS CARES Member of the Year Award recipients

2016
Leslie Dick
Dick Moore

2015
Artie Platt

2014
Leslie Dick
Tom Sands

2013
Leslie Dick
Dick Moore

2012
Bill Cole

2011
Leslie Dick