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2011 Planning Meeting

With a brisk autumn wind blowing and temperatures dropping met only one thing.  Our pond season is coming to an end.  One task left to do was to meet and reminisce on our 2011 events and plan for 2012.  Sixteen members met at the home of Dick and Vikki Kulis.  After a hardy lunch creative […]

2018-01-28T20:35:52-05:00October 15th, 2011|Club Events|

2011 Plant Exchange

The drive to Oxford may have seemed long for some, but once there, you were not disappointed.  As you arrived at the Daniel’s home, the talents of Chef Ervin at his BBQ filled the air.  As you entered the backyard the natural setting of rolling hills and acres of woods put you in a very relaxing […]

2018-01-28T20:35:52-05:00September 17th, 2011|Club Events|

2011 IKONA Koi Show

Over the Labor Day weekend the Alexander’s and Kardynski’s had the pleasure of attending and participating in the Second Annual Internet Koi Of North America (IKONA) Koi Show.  The IKONA club was formed in 2007 with the purpose of linking hobbyists together through the modern technology of the internet.  This club is able to reach […]

2018-01-28T20:35:52-05:00September 2nd, 2011|Member Trips|

2011 Mid-Atlantic Koi America

Behind the scene at this year’s Koi America had the “Michigan Group” heavily involved in set up and support of the show.  The Alexander’s and Kardynski’s Thursday morning started at 8:00am setting up 36 show tanks and laying out vendor booths.  Late Thursday and Friday morning attendees started to arrive with their Koi for competitions. Vendors […]

2018-01-28T20:35:52-05:00September 1st, 2011|Member Trips|

Hoe Down

Hoe Down MDP&GC Style

This year’s annual joint cook out hosted by the Detroit club was another great success.  The theme was a Western Hoe Down.  As you approached the Smith’s ranch, (home) you knew you were in the right place.  The front of the garage was converted into a Saloon entrance that led […]

2018-01-28T20:35:52-05:00August 20th, 2011|Club Events|

2011 Pond Tour

Perfect weather, a great group of MKPC volunteers and over 320 attendees made this years Pond Tour in the Bloomfield area a huge success.  The E. L. Johnson Nature Center was an ideal starting point.  

But the hi-light of the day was the nine home owners that […]

2018-02-18T15:07:22-05:00July 16th, 2011|MKPC Pond Tour|

2011 Chicago MPKS Koi Show

The MPKS – Midwest Pond & Koi Society held it’s 19th Annual Koi & Goldfish Show in Darien IL.  Six of our members attended the show with everyone accomplishing some goals.  The Alexander’s entered three of their Koi in competition and were not disappointed.  Their Asagi/Shusui over 26” won the Judges Award and […]

2018-01-28T20:35:52-05:00July 8th, 2011|Member Trips|

2011 Koi Auction

Derik and I had the privilege of hosting this year’s Koi Auction. As in past the 2011 event proved to be a huge success. The weather cooperated, the hot dogs and ice cream were plentiful, the biding was consistent, and our guests were enthusiastic.

Thank you Jerry Hodak (where ever you are) for […]

2018-01-28T20:35:52-05:00June 18th, 2011|Club Events|

Water Quality Seminar

President of the Pioneer Valley Water Garden and Koi Club, CEO and Co-founder of Koi Organization International, and Past Director of the Koi Health Advisor Program as well as the owner of a 55,000 gallon pond in Connecticut Agenda

Subjects covered: Demo […]

2018-01-28T20:35:52-05:00May 21st, 2011|Club Events|

Kodama Koi Academy II

21 Enthusiastically Attend Kodama Academy II
By John Rae


    Saturday April 30 and Sunday May 1, Taro and Mamaru Kodama educated club members and guests from as far away as Long Island, New York and Green Bay, Wisconsin regarding Japanese breeding and how to select […]

2018-01-28T20:35:52-05:00April 30th, 2011|Club Events|