I can only give you info on the club as far back as I know. The club was around for quite a while before I came around. Members like Jmanrow and krux have been around longer. I started to go to the monthly meetings in late 2005. It was an exciting time. The club wanted to become a non profit so we could accept donations from large corporations, charge for premium membership, bring in speakers, etc. so we developed our articles of incorporation in Feb of 2006, voted in our officers and board of directors and started our first charter membership. I was the secretary during our initial charter membership. We didn’t have our own website. We had a sub forum on The Reef Tank forum. It’s still there and we would use it from time to time when this site would go down. That hasn’t happened for a while now. This site is very stable. I was President for 3 or 4 years and admin as soon as we started our own website and have been ever since (except for a brief period after a very bad crash).
Unfortunately, this hobby will chew you up and spit you out. I myself have started over after 2 tank crashes. Many of our original members have come and gone. Some come back after some time off. There was a charter member book that we all signed, but I do not know if it is still around.
There are a lot of great people here. Welcome to the PNWMAS.