Welcome to the Michigan Koi & Pond Club Website

The purpose of the Michigan Koi & Pond Club is to promote the keeping, appreciating and exhibiting of Koi, also known as Nishikigoi, as well as water gardening as a hobby. The Club engages in educational activities related to our hobby and strives to disseminate information to our members and to the general public.

The MKPC was founded in 1996 and continues to meet monthly from March through November. We strive to provide an array of topics and educational activities that are both interesting and useful for our members whether a newcomer to this hobby or an experienced pond keeper. Monthly newsletters are sent to our members from March through October. Our Pond Tour is an annual event for us and is located in a different city each year within the tri-county area around Detroit. In 2012, the MKPC held its first Koi Show which has now become an annual event.

Meetings and events are generally held the third Saturday of the month, usually at 1 pm. Please visit the Upcoming Events section for more information on our next meeting.

We appreciate your interest and encourage newcomers to contact us if you have any questions.

August Club Meeting / Mini Pond Tour

Antonette and I would like to invite all of you to the Pond-da-rosa, where you can come sit, relax and enjoy the beauty, the serenity and quiet calm of our yard.

Pond-da-rosa??? Yes, that’s the name we’ve adopted for our property. Let me explain that our home sits on a 5-acre country setting in Oakland County, about 30 miles north of Detroit. When we moved here 20 years ago, I was content just to cut grass. I never envisioned the changes that we would make in our yard.

We now have 5 ponds located on the property, (2) 600 gallon ponds, an 8000 gallon pond, a 130,000 gallon mud pond (Antonette wanted a small pond of her own) and there’s also another mud pond on the lower part of the property that holds approximately 800,000 gallons of water that goldfish, frogs, turtles and other aquatic life call home. It’s not uncommon for us to look out of the window and see wild turkeys, fox, coyotes or deer with fawns drinking from one of our ponds.

Since the club was last invited out about 4 years ago we have added 6 new flower beds (four were added this year), and although we have made our property look better each year we do still consider it a yard in process, the transformation is not yet complete. I guess that’s the curse of being in a pond club and seeing all the nice yards that other club members have, it makes you want to improve your own yard. So year after year we are finding new things to do, so the adventure continues.

After touring our property we have also arranged for you to tour 3 of our neighbors’ yards that have ponds as well, so I guess we will call this a mini pond tour.

Although I know I can’t compete with Bruce Modetz (but who can) when it comes to manning the grill, still I’m going to man up or maybe I should say grill up, and attempt to prepare a meal that I hope everyone will enjoy. To make sure there’s enough food for everyone I need to have an idea of how many people will be coming so please RSVP to:

Ervin Daniels – erv970@aol.com or call 248 736-3833.
Event Time: August 15, @ 1:00 PM
Event Location: 2551 Farm Brook Trail.  Oxford, MI. 48370 (map)

August Event

4th MKPC Koi Show

Friday, August 21 – 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Saturday, August 22 – 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, August 23 – 10:00am – 1:00pm

The Pond Place of Michigan
3505 W. Highland Road. (M-59)
Milford, Mi – 48380
(4 miles east of US 23 on south side of M-59)
248-889-8400
www.pondplace.com

Koi Show Vendor Information Packet
Michigan Koi & Pond Club 2015 Koi Show Rules