VALLEY OF THE SUN KOI CLUB, Inc.

Mesa, AZ
Derek Tang
derekmtang@hotmail.com
http://www.vskc.net
Meets: 2nd Sunday @ 2 pm, Sep-May

September
No Report

August
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc., reports the club doesn’t meet during the extreme summer heat in the Arizona desert.

July

David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc., reports the club doesn’t meet during the extreme summer heat in the Arizona desert. Check their website at http://www.vskc.net.

June
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc., reports the club doesn’t meet during the extreme summer heat in the Arizona desert. Check their website at http://www.vskc.net.

May
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc., reports the club doesn’t meet during the extreme summer heat in the Arizona desert. Check their website at http://www.vskc.net.

April

April
No Report

March
No Report

February
No Report

January 2017
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc., reports the club is holding their 2017 Koi Show Feb 10-12 at the Margaret T. Hance Park in Phoinix. Check their website at http://www.vskc.net. Mary Oxman, of Ventura County Koi Society, reports Ronn and Virginia Boll carried on their tradition of hosting our last meeting of the year in November. Their most generous warmth and hospitality keep us returning year after year. We never tire of hearing stories how they built their own pond and humorous tales and things that have happened since. Being a koi keeper requires real dedication and hard work plus a good sense of humor to look back and laugh at what we go through for the sake of our beloved koi. Thank you so very much, Ronn and Virginia, for being such dedicated members! The Saturday, January 14th meeting will be held at 2 p.m. at the home of Jeff Graver and Valerie Pike in Ventura. Check their website at http://users.vcnet.com/rrenshaw/vcks.html.

December 2016
No Meeting

November 2016
No Report

October
No Meeting

September
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc., reports the club doesn’t meet during the extreme summer heat in the Arizona desert. Check their website at http://www.vskc.net.

August
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc., reports the club doesn’t meet during the extreme summer heat in the Arizona desert. Check their website at http://www.vskc.net.

July
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc., reports the club doesn’t meet during the extreme summer heat in the Arizona desert. Check their website at http://www.vskc.net.

June
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc., reports the club doesn’t meet during the extreme heat of the summer Arizona desert. Check their website at http://www.vskc.net.

May
No Report

April
No Report

March
No Report

February
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi .Club, Inc, reports they will be holding an exhibition of koi at the Chinese Week Festival February 12,13 and 14th at Margret T Hence Park  (I10 & 3rd Street).  They will have koi for sale at great prices and some affiliated koi merchandise vendors.  There will not be a Koi Show Competition this year. Check their website at http://www.vskc.net.

January 2016
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc., reports the club is busy planning their upcoming koi show, which will be held at the Margaret Hance Park East in Phoenix on Feb 12-14. Check their website at http://www.vskc.net.

November
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc., reports the Holiday Meeting will be held on Dec 20th. Location: Lucy Ross. Check their website at http://www.vskc.net.

October
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc., reports their Holiday meeting will be on Dec 21st at the home of Lucy Ross. Check their website at http://www.vskc.net.

September
No Report

August
No Report

July
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc., reports their meeting is scheduled for July 25th. Pond viewing at 1:30 and meeting starts at 2 p.m. Check their website at http://www.vskc.net.

June
No Report

May
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc., reports the April meeting was hosted by David Yee and took place at Yee Fong-Toy at 3040 North 16th Street, Phoenix. They announced that the club has suspended Koi Rescue Operations for the time being. Check their website at http://www.vskc.net.

April
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc., reports there have been lots of changes in club officers and the club’s website has suffered some problems which they hope to resolve soon. Check their website at http://www.vskc.net

March
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc., reports the Greater Phoenix Open Koi Show was held Feb 13 – 15 In cooperation with the Phoenix Chinese New Year Festival at Margaret T Hance Park-East, 1202 North 3rd Street, Phoenix. Check their website at http://www.vskc.net

February
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc., reports the club held their Koi Show in Phoenix this month and details are available on their website. Check their website at http://www.vskc.net.

January 2015
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc., reports the club’s upcoming 2015 Greater Phoenix Koi Show will be held Feb 13 -15 in conjunction with the Chinese Cultural Festival at the Margaret T. Hance Park. Check their website at http://www.vskc.net.

November
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc., no report.

October
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc., reports they met in Oct for a tour of the Japanese Friendship Garden. The next meeting will be on Nov 16th (time and location to be determined). Check their website at http://www.vskc.net

September
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc., reports the next meeting will be on Sep 2st. David Yee will host and Megan Yee will speak on Water Quality. The meeting will be held at the Yee-Fung-Toy Association Building on 16th St. in Phoenix. Check their website at http://www.vskc.nett.

August
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc., reports the next meeting will be the 3rd week of Sep.  News Flash: President Frank Valdez has stepped down!  Check their website at http://www.vskc.net/ .

July
No Reports

June
No Reports

May
No Reports

April
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc., reports the Apr meeting was at the Yee Fung Toy Building.  Check their website at http://www.vskc.net.

March
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc., reports the Mar meeting was at the home of Sharon Hoyle in Glendale, AZ.  Topics included the East Coast Koi Imports Harvest on the 22nd, which 2 members were scheduled to attend.  Check their website at http://www.vskc.net.

February
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc., reports they held their Annual Koi Show Feb 7th – 9th at Margaret Hance Park-East in Phoenix.  Check their website at http://www.vskc.net.

January 2014
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc., reports their Jan meeting was at Lucy Ross’s home in Scottsdale, AZ.  Their annual Koi Show is now scheduled for Friday, Feb 7 to Sunday, Feb 9 during the 2014 Chinese New Year Festival at the City of Phoenix’s Margaret Hance Park-East.  Their flyer has been posted on the KOI USA website (www.KOIUSA.com ).  Check their website at http://www.vskc.net.

November
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc., reports the Nov meeting is scheduled for the lovely home of Corey and Cathy Garrett in Fountain Hills, AZ.  Check their website at http://www.vskc.net.

October
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc., reports the Oct meeting was scheduled to feature an Education Session and a tour of the Phoenix Japanese Friendship Garden located at Margaret T. Hance Park. Members were asked to bring a desert or side dish for 6 and to RSVP in advance. Check their website at http://www.vskc.net.

September
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc., reports the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix added a photo to their timeline. Hello Garden friends: We hope you’ve had a great summer! This Sat, Sep 28th, from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. is our Annual Pre-Opening Garden Cleanup Day. No experience is necessary and everyone is welcome. Drinks and snacks will be provided and volunteer forms will be available for anyone who would like to come again! Please remember to sign in and sign out on our Volunteer Tracking sheet. For more information, please call our office at 602-256-3204 or reply below. We look forward to working with you to make the Garden a beautiful place for opening day at Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix. Check their website at http://www.vskc.net.

August
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc., reports NO meetings from June-July-August. Enjoy your summer! Check their website at http://www.vskc.net.

July
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc., reports NO meetings from June-July-August. Enjoy your summer! Check their website at http://www.vskc.net.

June
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc., reports no meetings are held in June, July and August due to the extreme heat in the desert. Check their website at http://www.vskc.net.

May
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc., reports the next meeting was scheduled for May 19 at Joe & Catherine Berardi’s home in Glendale. Check their website at http://www.vskc.net.

April
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc., reports the Mar meeting featured a Koi Education Session and was held at the Yee-Fung-Toy Association on North 16th Street; David Yee was the host. Check their website at http://www.vskc.net.

March
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc., reports the club is planning for the City of Phoenix Annual Children’s Kite & Koi festival. Check their website at http://www.vskc.net.

 February
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc., reports we had our annual Koi Show at the Chinese Culture Center during the annual Phoenix Chinese Week/Chinese New Year Festival (Feb 8-10). This event was well attended with over 15,000 people on site. Robbi and Bryan McCleney won the Supreme Champion with a size 6 and Corey Garrett won the Reserve Champion with a size 6.  Larry Christensen was our certified judge. The Koi Show highlights will be posted at our website and an article is being written for KOI USA magazine.  Check their website at http://www.vskc.net.

January 2013
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc., reports the club will conduct its annual Koi Show during the Phoenix Chinese Week/New Year Festival on Feb 8-10 at the COFCO Chinese Cultural Center. Beginning with limited fish on Fri, the main Koi Show events will be on Sat and Sun. Come see hundreds of award winning koi fish as well as a Koi Equipment Trade show and Koi Vendors Show. Expected Chinese New Year Festival attendance will be over 15,000. Check their website at http://www.vskc.net.

November
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc., reports the next meeting will be on Nov 18th at Corey & Cathy Garrett’s home in Fountain Hills. The Dec Holiday meeting will be at Bryan & Robbi McCleney’s home.  Check their website at http://www.vskc.net.

October
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc., reports their next meeting (after a long, hot summer recess) will be from 1 – 3 on Oct 21st at the West Culver St. Pergola, Margaret T. Hance Park & Japanese Friendship Garden.  Bring a desert or side dish for 6.  Check their website at http://www.vskc.net.

September
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc., reports they have not met this summer due to the heat but were looking forward to meeting again in Sep at Arne and Elizabeth Grant’s home in Gilbert, AZ on the 16th.  Check their website at http://www.vskc.net.

August
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc., reports the club did not meet in Aug due to the heat.  Next meeting will be on Sep 16.  Check their website at http://www.vskc.net.

July
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc., reports their club will not meet again until September due to the extreme heat.  Check their website at http://www.vskc.net

June
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc., reports that due to the extreme heat of summer, their next meeting is scheduled for Sep 16, 2012.  Check their website at http://www.vskc.net.

May
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun KC, Inc., reports the club held its Apr meeting at the home of Corey Garrett. A talk on the VSKC website’s Koi page was conducted.  The club also participated in the annual Phoenix Japanese Friendship Garden’s Children Festival. 

April
David Yee, reports that the club has unfortunately had to cancel their plans for a 2012 Koi Show.

March
David Yee, reports they just had their Mar club meeting and are planning for the upcoming Japanese Garden Children Kite Festival Event later this month. At the meeting, Tom Ayers, AKCA Judge, presented an excellent program on selecting koi for purchase from a judge’s prospective.

February
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun KC, Inc., reports their club has just completed the 2012 Chinese New Year Festival/Celebration event at the Phoenix Chinese Culture Center, which was attended by over 15,000 folks.  WOW!  The club had a booth with 12 tanks of koi which drew a large crowd in this the year of the Dragon 4710.

January
David Yee, of Valley of the Sun KC, Inc., reports the Jan meeting was held at Lucy Ross’s home in Scottsdale.  Topping the agenda was ongoing planning for their koi show, which will be held April 13/15.