President's Message! – November 2013
By Jean Jahr
Thanks everyone, I have nearly made it through my first year as your President. It would have been impossible without a lot of help from my great Board of Directors and the support of the rest of you all. This club is a great group of people with which to be associated. Welcoming and friendly, you are also some of the greatest cooks and gardeners around and have gorgeous finny friends!
Nearly every month we meet at a different pond to learn with and from each other. Oh yeah, and to eat. Last month we were in Elk Grove at Dan and Cheryl Alarid’s lovely home. Anthony Quintero from Koi Enterprise in West Sacramento spoke to us about preparing our ponds and koi to help them safely through the cold winter months ahead.
This month we gather at the home of Doug and Carol Porter at 311 Snapdragon Lane in Lincoln, on Sunday, November 24. Board of Directors meet at 12pm, regular meeting is at 1pm. All members are invited to attend both discussions. The speaker for the November meeting will be Sue Golden from Golden Ponds on Sierra College Boulevard in Loomis. She will be talking to us about aquatic plant and plants that are toxic to fish.
Agenda items will include election of officers for the coming year and meeting locations for 2014. We are especially looking for ponds that we have not previously visited. Hosting a meeting at your house is a great way to show off your hard work creating a beautiful pond and your jewel-like pets. Volunteers? First come, first pick of the month!
Bring a guest. See you there!
MEETING LOCATIONS SOUGHTIdeas are being sought for meeting locations. A priority will be a pond never seen before or not visited for a number of years. Send me a note anytime. I am always interested in hearing from you.
There are several benefits available to our club members. For example, access to our Koi Health Advisors, pond rescue, monthly meetings where guest speakers discuss topics that will add to your knowledge on Koi husbandry, a wide knowledge bank on how to build a successful pond, opportunities to visit many ponds for ideas and advice, and of course the social aspect of meeting friendly folks with similar interests. Additionally, you will enjoy barbeques, Koi events, discounts from local vendors and much more. Our members' ponds vary in size from a few hundred gallons to over 20,000 gallons, to small lakes. We can help make your pond more enjoyable. Thank you for visiting us.