Originally Posted by fishman13
Also I dont interact with people at the meetings like you guys do with each other. Its just me my mom or dad and a couple of fish and stuff to sell. I am the most shyand awkward person there at the meeting. Its very hard for me to make freinds with adults because I am a teen(as with all teens lol)
I can understand where you are coming from with it being a little intimidating dealing social with a bunch of adults as a teenager. I was 13 or 14 when I started attending PVAS meetings/auctions. I was definitely was intimidated, but what I gained was worth the at times awkward social interactions.
I have found in something like a fish meeting, it is a lot easier to socialize because there are common interests. One easy conversation starter is "What kind of fish do you keep?".
CCA(and all fish clubs) need to make themselves attractive to young hobbyists. I think bringing our kids to meetings is a start, but we need a way to "bridge the gap".
Do you have any friends that might be interested in coming to a CCA meeting? Even if they don't keep fish(yet) they might find a presentation interesting. The advantage for you would be you would have other people who see more regularly to share your hobby with.