Executive Board

Madison Area Aquatic Hobbyists is governed by an Executive Board (EB) as laid out in our bylaws.  The EB is comprised of seven elected members.  Each member serves a two-year term.  Three members are elected in odd-numbered years and four members are elected in even-numbered years.  Elections are held in May and terms begin in July.


The EB chooses who from their board will serve officers for the year (July to June).  The offices are President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Sgt. at Arms.  Each officer serves one year in that position.  There are no term limits in MAAH.

2018/2019 EB Members
President Sean Stake
Vice President Ted Judy
Treasurer Sarah Sajdak
Secretary Logan Zimmerman
Sergeant at Arms Dan Randall
Members at Large Nicholas Lager
Scott Wiersema

Advisory Board

An Advisory Board (AB) consists of all committee chairs who are not on the EB and other members who want to volunteer to be on the board.  The Advisory Board members can bring action items to the EB agenda and participate in discussion, but they cannot vote on the issues.

Chris Berns (Library Chair)
Elizabeth Syrjamaki (Auction Chair)
Randy Peterson (Website Chair)
Michael Fink (Outgoing board member)
Steve Suchon (Outgoing board member)
John Lambing (Outgoing board member)
Megan McGuire (Outgoing board member)
Keith Strade (GARP Chair)

Board Meetings

The EB meetings are open to anyone who wants to attend.  The members of the EB and AB are expected to attend the board meetings.  Board meetings are before the general meetings at 10 Pin Alley.


Elections are held at the general meeting in May.  Nominations for board elections begin in April.  Anyone may nominate themselves, or can be nominated by another person (no person will be added to the ballot without confirmation beforehand).


Chair: Dan Randall
Members: Elizabeth Syrjamaki

Chair: Ted Judy
Members: Dan Randall, Megan McGuire

Chair: Randy Peterson
Members: Megan McGuire

Chair: Elizabeth Syrjamaki
Members: Mike Fink, Sean Stake, Dan Randall, numerous?

Chair: Steve Suchon
Members: Sean Stake, Randy Peterson

Chair: Sean Stake
Members: Steve Suchon

Chair: Keith Strade
Members: Randy Peterson, Sean Stake, Mike Fink

Chair: Nicholas Lager

Chair/Librarian: Chris Berns

Catfish Cataclysm Event:
Chair: Megan McGuire
Members: Randy Peterson, Ted Judy, Sarah Sajdak, Dan Randall, Dianna Peterson, Tyler Hinz, Jerry Wallendal

Garden Expo Aquascaping Event:
Chair: Nicholas Lager

Bylaws Review Committee
Chair: Randy Peterson
Members: Mike Fink, Megan McGuire

Exempt Status Reinstatement Committee
Chair: Sarah Sajdak
Members: Megan McGuire, Mike Fink