Welcome 

With summer here we are halfway through our club season from January to June. We have had a good year so far with several new members joining the club, a full meeting schedule including a field trip to visit a koi farm, and another successful koi show in Orlando. Many thanks to everyone who opened their pond and home to host a club meeting. A special thanks to all of our club members who participated in the Central Florida Koi Show. Our club was well represented taking on the many tasks necessay to setup and run the show. It is fair to say at this point in time that the koi hobby has rebounded following the COVID pandemic.

July and August are off months for club meetings but club members are still actively  involved in hobby activities. Plans are undereway for our next meeting in September so please check backd for more information, and members check your email for announcements. 


Our February 20th meeting was a well attended field trip to visit Chevy’s Quality Koi farm in Ocala. The farm is located in SW Ocala. Thanks Brad Cumpton for hosting the meeting and for sharing his knowledge about breeding koi, and allowing us to see a working koi farm. If you missed this trip, you can visit Brad’s booth at the Central Florida Koi Show.

No meeting in March. Please join us the second weekend in March at the Central Florida Koi Show in Orlando. March 11-13, 2022! See www.cfks.org for all the details. Be sure to check out our Saturday Seminars. Koi and Goldfish judging will take place on Saturday.

April Meeting - Bill and Amelie Rogers of Pelican Bay

May Meeting - May 15th 2:00 PM Vanessa Brooks Pond

June Meeting - June 19th Susanna and John Trittschuh, Glenwood, DeLand.

Please give Bill Rogers a call (386-843-2025) if you have suggestions for a topic for our forthcoming meetings as we are running low on ideas. 

Dues

Members can renew by giving their payment to Bill Rogers or Dr. Maria Verlarde at the meeting. New members may complete the membership form. Click on “Membership Form” at left side bar. 

Family: $25   Individual: $20 Current member dues are suspended due to the pandemic. Check should be made out to Florida East Coast Koi and Watergarden Society and mailed to:

Maria Reyes-Velarde MD, EdD, MPH, Treasurer
19 RAYMONDE Circle
Ormond Beach, FL 32176

The dues helps with expenses hosting our meetings and to pay for other minor expenses incurred by the club.

November Meeting 2021

Our regular monthly meeting in November was at the home of Becky and Greg Galic of Deltona. The meeting istarted at 2pm. In addition to their koi pond, Becky and Greg have created a truly backyard wonderland of plants, a Zen garden, and many self-made yard ornaments.

If you would like to be placed on our email list for occassonal notices and meeting announcements send your email address to Bill Rogers. If you have a pond problem or would like a consultation regarding building a koi pond or water garden please contact us. Also we are still responding to calls for koi rescue. 


Thanks to all our club members for helping to make the 2020 Central Florida Koi Show one of our best shows to date!

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Mark Your Calendar !!!
We’re Back! The Central Florida Koi Show is on for the second weekend in March 2022 the 11th - 13th.

Many of our club members attend and help at the koi and goldfish show. Our club always well represented. Thanks to all for your help. See koi show information for 2022 at
cfks.org.

Results and winner photos for the 2019 and 2020 shows are now up at cfks.org. Read more….

Announcement

As of the beginning of November,  Daytona Beach is changing the water system disinfectant from chloramine to free chlorine. This is done when periodically flushing the water system. For fish keepers this may mean a difference in the strength or concentraion of chlorine than what one might usually encounter. That is, when doing water changes in the pond you may have to increase the dosage of dechlor product and test for chlorine in your pond water. This notice runs through December 11. If you have questions you can call the city at 386-671-8815 or 386-671-8809.

Orlando show web site:  WWW.CFKS.ORG

 


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About the Florida East Coast Koi and Pond Club: As noted above, the club was founded 21 years ago in January just ahead of the Central Florida Koi Show known at that time as the All Florida Koi and Pond sow (AFKAPS). Two of the original couples, Susanna and John Trittschuh (DeLand) and Sherri and Joe White (Port Orange) and Margaret Gillen (DeLand) attended the first meeting. Other charter members soon followed; Kathy and Jack Dunlop (Ormond). All are still active members of the club. 

  

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