I would like to take this opportunity to announce today's launching of the new Southern Tier Reef Society (STRS). STRS was formed to serve some of the special needs and interests of reefers/aquarists in the So. Tier and Northeast PA geographic region . This is not in anyway intended to represent a breakaway from URS and in fact we are urging prospective "members" to maintain their participation in the URS forum and activities as well as other forums/clubs in which they previously participated. Several major factors led to the development of this forum: The development of the Binghamton Zoo project necessitated a venue through which efforts could be coordinated among local reefers. Through this endeavor, we have discovered a number of local aquarists who for whatever reason shied away from participating in URS. The number of local reefers seems to be growing and some of the issues/concerns unique to residents of this area need a venue to facilitate interchange. We will also be endeavoring to host meets, educational and community outreach projects in this area. So I'd like to invite everybody to stop by the forum and say "hello". I also want to offer a special thanks to NRogers, the So. Tiker webmiester for creating the website www.tierreef.com that was crucial to help procure the forum/club charter from RC. This was all done in the last three days. And so, Happy Birthday STRS.