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January 2009: At the January meeting, Joseph Alvarado was elected as the new President of the Branch. Philip Edholm was elected to replace Joseph as the Branch Secretary. Our January speaker was Jae Abel of the Santa Clara Valley Water District. He spoke about California's native water turtle, the Western Pond Turtle. He also showed pictures and discussed the recent capture of a large Common Snapper.
December 2008: Our December speaker was Jason, from Healthy Herp-San Francisco Bay Brand, who spoke on an experiment on "pyramiding" in tortoises that his company is involved in. The findings are very interesting! He will also be showing some of Healthy Herp's line of products for Turtles and Tortoises.
November 2008: The meeting featured Scott Alexander, President of BAAR's and also a member of CTTC. He gave an interesting presentation on exotic tortoises. Scott presented a slide show with many rare tortoises that few keep in captivity, and some species many of us never knew existed!
October 6, 2008: The big news from the CTTC San Jose's October Meeting was that we adopted a new name for the branch and are now the Silicon Valley Branch! The meeting featured a presentation by Gary and Ginger Wilfong of the Bay Area Turtle and Tortoise Rescue. Gary and Ginger shared many interesting stories from their years of working closely with the Fish and Game Department.
September 8, 2008:The meeting featured Terry and Nadia Burtz, who did a FANTASTIC job of explaining to the 40 attendees what it is like to live with an entire herd of Galapagos and Aldabra tortoises! Never a dull moment with these HUGE torts.
August 4, 2008: CTTC San Jose Branch held its first general meeting on August 4, 2008 with approximately 15 members in attendance. In addition to Club members, representatives from BAARS and a local veterinarian attended. We all introduced ourselves and talked about the types of tortoises/turtles we care for. We pretty much covered the list...From Galapagos tortoises to box turtles, and everything in between. Johnny Rodriguez from the TOOSLO Chapter gave a presentation on various reptile products carried by his employer, and we held a raffle for samples. The following weekend, seven of the members showed their support for the Branch by working at the San Jose Reptile Show, where Gilbert's large tortoises were show stoppers!
April 19, 2008: The California Turtle and Tortoise Club (CTTC) Executive Board approved the formation of a new Branch in the San Jose area. TOOSLO Chapter will act as sponsor for the new Branch.