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Founded in August of 1980, the Pacific Coast Cichlid Association exists to meet the needs of the west coast cichlid hobbyist. By-Laws were constructed in 1983-1984 and the PCCA was incorporated as a non-profit corporation under the laws of the state of California on January 30, 1985. Since inception, the PCCA has grown rapidly from a local society of 20 members to one of national scope, with members all over the world.

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Mega Auction July 8, 2017

Mega Auction Alert!!

The PCCA is happy to announce that our July meeting will be a Mega Auction! There will be no speaker and no raffle. Just Mega Auction!!

Check in will begin at 5:30pm. It is recommended you come early to eat some great Hoffbrau food (thank our hosts) and to get a seat.

Mega Auction will start promptly at 7:00pm and run no later than 10:30pm.

A few simple rules: (see last page of auction form for full rules).

  • You must be a member in good standing to auction items. Anyone can donate.
  • Items must be registered by 7:00pm. Late registration items may be accepted but will be auctioned last or rejected if there is no time.
  • Fish must be bagged properly (double bagged please). Leaking bags may be cited a $1 rebagging fee or removed from auction. Bags must be properly and clearly marked.
  • Equipment must be clean, serviceable and marked if not operational. The club reserves the right to remove damaged or unclean items from the auction.
  • Dry goods must be within their use by date.
  • We will not be able to move bags around in the auction order. If you must leave before all of your items have sold, please check with the auction chair before leaving that we have your current mailing address.
  • The auction will go quickly and unsold items will be set aside. If your item does not sell, please take it with you. If you set a minimum dollar amount and it does not sale, it will be removed from auction and not returned due to time limit.

Please review the Auction Rules located on the last page of the auction form. It is highly recommended you fill out the auction form and your items before arriving at the action to save time.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Join us at Harry’s Hoffbrau, 390 Saratoga Avenue, San Jose, CA 95129.

Auction Form: MS Word | PDF

Membership Dues: PCCA Membership Form

Single One Year: Email $15 Two Years: Email $25
Family One Year: Email $20 Two Years: Email $35
Foreign One Year: Email $15

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