Champaign Area Fish Exchange
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Current CAFE News

July 2023 Auction

Last Updated: July 2023

Auction Location:
The Vineyard Church of Central Illinois
1500 N. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, Illinois

Saturday, July 29, 2022

Registration begins at 8:00 am
Seller Registration ends at 10:15 am
Auction begins at 10:30 am.

Let's make it a good one! We'll need help from our members to pull this off. You don't have to commit to help for the entire auction. Even a couple of hours will make a difference. We especially need people to help with check-in and distribution of items to their tables. If you want to schedule a specific time to help, please contact Art Pesch ( If you have items to sell, contact Jerry Montgomery ( for a seller number.

Lunch will be available for purchase from about 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.

New Meeting Schedule

Last Updated: January 29, 2023

We are changing our monthly meeting night to the second Tuesday of the month. Our first meeting will be February 14 at 7:00pm. Meetings continue to be held in the Plant Sciences Laboratory, Room 1125, on the University of Illinois campus.

The February meeting will be our annual membership meeting when we select board members and officers for the year and many members renew their dues.

Club Auction

Last Updated: January 29, 2023

Champaign Aquarium Fish Enthusiasts (CAFÉ) will have a summer auction at The Vineyard Church, 1500 N. Lincoln Ave., Urbana, IL on Saturday, July 29, 2023 starting at 10:30 a.m. with registration starting at 8:00 a.m.

University of Illinois COVID policy:

Illinois is now in Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois plan.

There are no COVID-19 vaccination/testing requirements for visitors to the University of Il- linois. However, visitors from outside the campus community are encouraged to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 if they are able to do so.

Masks are no longer required.