Champaign Area Fish Exchange
Dedicated to hobbyists interested in all aquatic life!

Current CAFE News

December News

CAFE Meeting: Saturday, December 3, 2022, Papa Del’s Pizza Factory, 1201 S. Neil, Champaign. 6:00 pm. We have reserved a banquet room and will start eating about 6:30 pm.

Note: The club will purchase pizzas, bread sticks, and soft drinks. We are not allowed to bring any kind of food or beverage into the building.

White Elephant Gift Exchange: We will bring back our famous gift exchange. Participation is optional, but it is great fun to watch. Of course, it’s even more fun to participate. You should bring a wrapped gift of about $15 in value. It should be fish related, and can be either useful, fun, or just plain silly! Participants will draw numbers for order of selection. The person with number 1 will choose a gift, and open it for all to see. The person with number 2 can either take that gift or choose a new one from the pile, open it, and show it to all. If a person’s previously chosen gift is taken, then he or she will choose a new gift. This will continue, with each new person either choosing one of the already open gifts, or a new one from the pile. Once the last gift is chosen, the person who drew #1 can either keep his or her gift, or trade with any of the other participants.

Club Auction

CAFE will not have and Auction in January 2023, but will have an auction in July. The date has not yet been set. We will let you know once the room has been reserved.

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.