MAS Programs

Book Points

The Minnesota Aquarium Society uses the Book Points Program to recognize participants in BAP, HAP, and the Bowl Show as well as those delivering presentations at the monthly meeting.  Accrued book points my be used for reimbursement of books, programs, and memberships that are deemed educational in the area of aquaria and aquatic life.

These values are current through Dec of 2016.

Ancheta, Lenny 57.25
Anderson, Bob 14
Avenson, Brent 2
Avenson, Bruce 28.75
Balfanz, Ken 73.5
Ball, Rick 2.5
Berg, Asher 3.5
Bergem, Karen 3
Bogott, Andrew 149
Cady, Adam & Julie 59.5
Cameron, Bruce 19.75
Carey, Randy 188.25
Carlson, Jan 5
Carter, Bob 36.25
Chronakos, Tom 164.5
Ekstedt, Chet 12.5
Ekstedt, Chuck 33.5
Eschbach, Robert 1.5
Fink, Robert 12.75
Flynn, Shawn 38.5
Fries, Mike 69
Garrity, Paul 209.5
Gilbertson, Kevin 18.5
Glaser, Mike 6.5
Goodkind, Richard 0.5
Gregar, Travis 209
Gromek, Tom 31
Hansen, Ron 110
Hanson, Greg 14
Heyer, Jon 7
Honsey, Amy 10
Jameson, Andy 31
Jolivette, Kristin 15
Kafer, Curt 12
Knutson, Jen 46
Kromey, Michael 0
Kruckenberg, Jenny 142.25
Lauer, Richard 0.25
Lindberg, Jeff 2
Loh, Willie 17
Lowe, Bette 132.25
Lowe, Jay 65
Lowe, Mike 5
Marlow, Philip 24.75
Mathis, Jim 13
Mattson, David 6
McAninch, Carter 36.75
McCormick, Richard 0.5
Metzker, Kathy 4
Meyer, Vince 1.5
Miller, Matt 139.5
Morrison, Steven 38
Nelson, Charles 114.5
Orlaska, Clark 79.5
Orvisa, Nicholas 21.5
Pascale, Neil 4
Randall, Bob 182
Robb, Chad 12
Rose, Dakota 3
Scepurek, Terry 25.25
Schmit, Jeremy 75
Schoeler, Karl 33
Seaberg, Teresa 9
Shaddrick, Travis 6
Skiba, Dale 92.75
Skiba, Kian 2
Smaciarz, Rich 145.75
Smith, Christopher 9
Squires, Milo 393.5
Srdar, Chris 36.5
Stefansky, Brian 17.5
Stewart, Dave 214.5
Swanson, Brad 108.75
Swanson, Jason 186
Tanner, Stephan 104
Tennessen, Dorie 37.75
Volk, Tyler 4.5
Westen, Natasha 2
Whitney, Patricia 55.5
Ziccardi, Amy 4

 

 

Please use this form for requesting reimbursement.

Minnesota Aquarium Society (MAS) set up book point program to give back to BAP and HAP participants that donate their fish and plants to MAS.  Later MAS determined those members that participated in Bowl Show would be given Book Points and more recently members that provide a presentation at a monthly meeting would also be given book points.

Book points are determined by ratios set by Board of Directors.  Ten BAP points is worth one book point, whereas twenty HAP points is worth one book point.  Book Points from Bowl Show are limited to 3 book points per month and are based on win, place and show for that month.  Members that present a program (similar to a guest speaker program) at a monthly meeting are given 50 book points.

Book points are redeemed for books related to aquaria, subscriptions to journals related to aquaria and memberships to organizations related to aquaria.  If item selected is questionable, contact Book Point chair before purchase.  If you do not have funds to purchase item before presentation, contact book point chair to arrange for an alternative process.

How to redeem book points:

  1. Find your book point total on aquarium.mn.  This total is updated once a year with new points and deductions for points used.
  2. Each book point is worth $2 towards book, journal or membership.
  3. Pay for book, journal or membership with your own funds.
  4. Sent receipt toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  5. Bring book, journal or membership to a meeting and have item presented to you at a meeting.  January is the preferred month for Book Point presentations but any month is OK.
  6. Requirements are complete and treasurer will send you a check or pay you via a transfer.

 

  • Books must be purchased through the Book Points Chair.
  • Reimbursed purchases are only allowed with the prior approval of the Book Points Chair.
  • Books will be ordered periodically to take advantage of reduced freight costs with purchases.
  • Points can be saved for future purchases.
  • If a person's membership has expired, that person must use book points at the very next purchasing period or lose any remaining points, regardless of whether the person rejoins later. The owner of book points is responsible to notify the Chair about their points within three months of leaving MAS. (Otherwise, bookkeeping would be a nightmare!)
  • Books will be awarded at the monthly meeting.
  • The point values are set by the Book Points Chair.
  • All awards are in books or other approved published material.