The Federation of Texas Aquarium Societies (FOTAS) is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization that encompasses Aquarium Clubs and Societies from Texas and its neighboring states. The primary mission of FOTAS is to provide mutual support for the Aquarists and their Organizations in the South Western Region of the United States. In addition, FOTAS offers scholarships to students in fields that relate to aquiculture.
At the 2019 Annual Convention, Greg Steeves gave a presentation on the history of FOTAS. That document can be downloaded here.