The Dallas/Fort Worth Marine Aquarium Society (DFWMAS) is the premier metroplex MAS. The DFWMAS is dedicated to promoting public interest in the marine aquarium hobby and the advancement of knowledge in the husbandry of closed marine ecosystems. We welcome hobbyist of all experience levels and their family to join us online or at any of our many meetings to make the most of the hobby. We are a large and friendly bunch who all just want to have fun and enjoy the wonderful saltwater world.
Our Mission Statement represents us:
- Strives to initiate public interest in the marine aquarium hobby.
- Educates hobbyists regarding the importance of the marine ecosystem.
- Increases knowledge in the husbandry of the marine aquarium system.
- Promotes captive coral propagation and marine fish breeding.
Please visit our Forums and introduce yourself if you have not done so already. We want to hear from everyone, near and far. The club was established in 1992 as small gathering of friends at Local Fish Stores by a couple people and the over 400 members is now led by a dozen or so Board of Directors and Chair committee persons. We look forward to serving you too! If you want to know more about our background, you can see our formal write-up in Reef Keeping magazine. You can also read about our first MACNA conference in their magazine as well.
- Drew Richardson – President
- Lindsey Little - Vice President
- Cameron Settle - Secretary
- Steve Burdette - Treasurer
- Wes Parton
- Marc Levenson
- David Washington
- Lance Luther
- Dennis Freeman
Past BOD Member information can be found on our History page
- Lance Luther – Webmaster
- Wes Parton/Aaron Christiansen – Webmaster Assistant
- David Washington – Communications Chair
- Andrew Lawing – Advertising & Sponsorship Chair: DFWMAS.BusinessChair@gmail.com
- Wes Parton – MASNA Delegate
- Marc Levenson/Lindsey Little - Membership Chair DFWMAS.Membership@gmail.com
- Dennis Freeman – Librarian
- David Washington – Events Chair
The club holds meetings the second Wednesday of every month in Grapevine Texas inside Stacy’s Furniture. We have various speakers, local and national, enjoy discussions with the many members of the club, enjoy a snack or two, and give away some great prizes. We look forward to seeing you there! For the most up to date news on the meetings, please see our News page.
Every year we host our popular all day marine conference, Next Wave where we bring in 4 world know speakers and about a dozen national vendors. A couple hundred people show up every year, so if you want a all in one shot at learning more then be sure to come on out. Visit dfwmas.org/nextwave to learn more about this exciting event and find out how you can come on out!
Want to learn about our meetings, newsletters, membership and more? Our FAQ page goes into more detail.