Hey Basement Bettas --
I joined IBC in late february/early march (I'd have to check back through my paypal receipts! lol!) because I want to get into serious breeding and definitely into showing.
I LOVE the TA section -- I've been slowly reading through the articles and am making a list of questions and things to ask, and I'd LOVE to have a mentor guide me through the ropes, so that program would definitely be of interest to me.
I do have an issue though -- the membership was paid for with my and my fiancee's joint paypal account, which is in his name. Thus, I can't access the yahoo group, which I think would be most beneficial to me. So who do I contact about that?
And a suggestion I have might be to put the standards in the Members Area? because i'm one of those "read it, see it, learn it" people, and if i can read the standards, see pictures of good/bad, and then apply those to my own fish, it would be a great help!
And I know that we're hosting the IBC Convention here in Dallas this summer, and I'd really love to go, just to see the show and figure out how it works!
OP -- you should join, even if "only" for the education.