First Coast Koi Club

First Coast Koi Club
Jacksonville, FL
Libby Mattingly  (President)
Email: Mattingly1957@att.net
http://www.firstcoastkoiclub.com/
Meets: 3rd Sunday, 2 pm

September
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August
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July
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June
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May
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April
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March
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February
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January 2017
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December 2016
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November 2016
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October
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September
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August
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July
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June
Doug Stuber, of the First Coast Koi Club, reports Libby Mattingly will be taking over for him. Check out their website at http://www.firstcoastkoiclub.com.

May
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April
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March
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February
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January 2016
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November
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October
Doug Stuber, of the First Coast Koi Club, reports the club co-hosted the First Annual All Jacksonville Koi Show on Oct 16 – 18 along with the North Florida Koi Club. Check out their website at http://www.firstcoastkoiclub.com

September
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August
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July
Doug Stuber, of the First Coast Koi Club; no report.

June
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May
Doug Stuber, of the First Coast Koi Club, reports their Annual Self Guided Pond Tour, with free admission, was on Sat, May 10th from 10 to 4. Their next meeting will be on Sat May 17th at the home of Doug and Darla Stuber on Amelia Island. Check out their website at http://www.firstcoastkoiclub.com/.

April
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March
Doug Stuber, of the First Coast Koi Club, reports the Mar meeting will be held on Sun Mar 22nd at 2 p.m. at the home of Scott & Michelle Campbell in Switzerland, FL. Don’t forget dues are due! The club is considering holding a joint show with the North Florida club to pool manpower and improve vendor selection. Check out their website at http://www.firstcoastkoiclub.com.

February
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January 2015
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November
Doug Stuber, of the First Coast Koi Club, reports our next meeting is Sun Nov 16th at 2 p.m. at the home of Scott Campbell in Switzerland, FL. Check out their website at http://www.firstcoastkoiclub.com/.

October
Doug Stuber, of the First Coast Koi Club, reports the next meeting will be on Sat 10/18 at 5 p.m. at the home of Don and Dale Whaley in Jacksonville. Check out their website at http://www.firstcoastkoiclub.com /.

September
Doug Stuber, of the First Coast Koi Club, reports the Aug meeting was at the home of Glen and Amy Fontan in Yulee. The Sep 20th meeting will be at the home Mark and Michelle Masters in Jacksonville. Special reminder: Our club Koi Show will be here in roughly 8 weeks. Put it on your schedule to be available to help. Contact one of the officers to volunteer for one of the activities. Check out their website at http://www.firstcoastkoiclub.com/.

August
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July
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June
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May
Doug Stuber, of the First Coast Koi Club, reports their Annual Self Guided Pond Tour, with free admission, was on Sat, May 10th from 10 to 4.  Their next meeting will be on Sat May 17th at the home of Doug and Darla Stuber on Amelia Island.  Check out their website at http://www.firstcoastkoiclub.com/.

April
Doug Stuber, of the First Coast Koi Club, reports our club koi auction to be held at Trads Nursery on Saturday, April 5th.  Our upcoming club Grow-Out Competition will be with fish to be purchased and selected this Spring. The club’s Annual Pond Tour will be held on May 10th.  Our next meeting will be on Saturday, May 17th at 5 p.m. at the home of Doug and Darla Stuber on Amelia Island.  Check out their website at http://www.firstcoastkoiclub.com/.

March
Doug Stuber, of the First Coast Koi Club, reports the club didn’t host a Mar meeting due to the CFKS, which members were encouraged to attend.  Check out their website at http://www.firstcoastkoiclub.com/.

February
Doug Stuber, of the First Coast Koi Club, reports their last meeting was on Feb 16th at the home of Scott Campbell in Switzerland, FL.  Members will be giving seminars on basic pond building and answering questions at the Jacksonville Home and Patio show from Feb 27 through Sunday Mar 2.  Look for the Cascade Designs booth which will feature a beautiful small pond stocked with koi provided by the club.  Check out their website at http://www.firstcoastkoiclub.com/.

January 2014
Doug Stuber, of the First Coast Koi Club, reports the Jan meeting was scheduled for the home of Bob & Mary Cook in Jacksonville on Sun the 19th.  The club offered members the chance to buy a collapsible show tank from the Club at a great price – only $150.00 – as they continue to upgrade to 6 foot hard shells.  If any of these 6 remains after the first 30 days we will offer to the general public.  Check out their website at http://www.firstcoastkoiclub.com/.

November
Doug Stuber, of the First Coast Koi Club, reports under sunny 80 degree Florida skies, the 10th Annual First Coast Koi Club Show was held in Jacksonville on Oct 13th and 14th.  Judges selected some of the top koi in Florida from over 90 entries for special recognition.  Winning fish and owners are as follows:1) Grand Champion – Kohaku – Stuber; 2) Reserve Champion A – Kohaku – Hardcastle; 3) Reserve Champion B – Asagi – Mattingly; 4) Young Champion – Kohaku – Leib; 5) Baby Champion – Showa – Kahkola; 6) Novice Award – Hikarimoyo – Ching; 7) Chairman’s Award – Showa – Masters; 8) AKCA Award – Ki Utsuri – Stuber; 9) Most Unique – Goromo Showa – Mattingly.  A big thank you also to our sister clubs of Gainesville, North Florida, and Rainbow River for participating in this year’s show.  And many, many thanks to all the club members and volunteers who did so much to make this event the success that it was.  Great SHOW!  Check out their website at http://www.firstcoastkoiclub.com/.

October
Doug Stuber, of the First Coast Koi Club, reports the club held its 10th Annual Koi Show on Oct 11th – 13th at the Mandarin Masonic Lodge #34 in Jacksonville, FL. Under sunny 80 degree Florida skies, judges selected some of the top koi in Florida from over 90 entries for special recognition. Top winners and their owners were: Grand Champion – Kohaku – Stuber; Reserve Champion A – Kohaku – Hardcastle; Reserve Champion B – Asagi – Mattingly. Big thankyous to our sister clubs of Gainesville, North Florida, and Rainbow River for participating in this year’s show. And many, many thanks to all the club members and volunteers who did so much to make this event the success that it was. Check out their website at http://www.firstcoastkoiclub.com/.

September
Doug Stuber, of the First Coast Koi Club, reports the club will be holding its Annual Koi Show Oct 11/13 at Mandarin Masonic lodge #34 in Jacksonville, FL. Suggested lodging is at the La Quinta Inn on Hartley Road. Exhibitor packets can be obtained on the club website. Check out their website at http://www.firstcoastkoiclub.com/.

August
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July
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June
Doug Stuber, of the First Coast Koi Club, reports they rescheduled the rained-out field trip to Seven Trees Nursery for Sunday, June 2nd, inviting other koi club members in the area as well to join in on a fun and interesting trip to the area’s largest exotic tropical plant nursery. We also held our koi grow-out selection process at the May meeting and we are all looking forward to the results as the Judges review our tosai kohaku at our Show in October. Two of our club members also took fish to the Middle Georgia Show in late May, bringing home numerous ‘honors’ including Adult Champion A (the Stubers), and Young Champion A (David and Karen Hardcastle). Congratulations to these two couples of koi kichi club members who between them took home 8 awards for Best in Size and Best in Variety. And thank you, Middle Georgia Koi Club, for being such wonderful hosts, with almost 180 koi in competition! Check out their website at http://www.firstcoastkoiclub.com/.

May
Doug Stuber, of the First Coast Koi Club, reports Legacy Koi has invited our club, the North FL club and the Rainbow River club to tour their facilities and purchase fish if so desired. The trip was scheduled for April 20th. Doug has also arranged for us to have a grow out of Kohaku that Legacy Koi is receiving from Japan. We have also discussed the possibility of having one of the fish as an auction fish at a meeting. On April 14th we scheduled our annual trek to see the ‘Dutchman’ and his wife at Seven Trees Nursery in Black Hammock. For those of you who have not been there, your ‘green thumb’ is in for a treat. These folks grow all sorts of cacti, succulents, exotic ferns, and some aquatic plants (primarily juncus). Unusual plants are their specialty and all are available at extremely reasonable prices. Check out their website at http://www.firstcoastkoiclub.com/.

April
Doug Stuber, of the First Coast Koi Club, reports the club has a busy couple of months planned for Apr and May. We have a club field trip to Seven Trees Nursery, a local greenhouse specializing in exotic plants for pondscaping. Then later in Apr the club travels to see Legacy Koi, a fish importing business where we will make our selections of Kohaku tosai for a Club sponsored grow-out contest to be held over the next couple of seasons. Check out their website at http://www.firstcoastkoiclub.com/

March
Doug Stuber, of the First Coast Koi Club, reports the next Board meeting will be held Mar 17th at 2 p.m. at John and Sadie Pearson’s home, 2607 Red Fox Road, Orange Park, FL 32073. Please call our hostess, at 904-333-6976 to RSVP. Check out their website at http://www.firstcoastkoiclub.com/.

February
Doug Stuber, of the First Coast Koi Club, reports the club has just purchased several thousand dollars in additional hard-sided tanks and other equipment from the Pentair/Aquatic Eco Systems folks here in Florida as an upgrade for the club’s annual Koi Show this Fall. During the Feb meeting, dates for the Spring Fish Auction, Annual Pond Tour and several anticipated field trips will be confirmed. Check out their website at http://www.firstcoastkoiclub.com/

January 2013
Doug Stuber, of the First Coast Koi Club, reports the club held its annual Christmas Party (no club business, just fun!) in mid-Dec and will be holding the first general club meeting in mid-Jan. The new administration will be rolling out an ambitious events calendar for the general club membership to discuss and approve. The proposed 2013 calendar will include scheduling for fish auctions, field trips and some significant purchases and upgrades for our 11th Annual Show to be held in Oct.  Check out their website at http://www.firstcoastkoiclub.com/.

November
Doug Stuber, of First Coast Koi Club, reports the First Coast Koi Club held its 10th Annual Koi Show in suburban Jacksonville, FL on Oct 12th – 14th. Attendees were treated to the sight of 92 of some of north Florida’s most beautiful fish.  Koi enthusiasts from throughout the region enjoyed the camaraderie of fellow koi kichi. Many thanks to Judges Mike Frady, Steve Childers and Bart Atkinson for the generosity of their time and willingness to share their knowledge.  In other news, the FCKC annual officers’ election will be held at our monthly meeting on November 18th.  Check out their website at http://www.firstcoastkoiclub.com/.

October
Doug Stuber, of the First Coast Koi Club, reports the club held its 10th Annual Koi Show on Oct 13th & 14th in Jacksonville at the Masonic Lodge, which was a big success.  Everyone is really pooped after working so hard, but he’s sure that his club’s members will bounce back real soon and start the cycle all over again.  Check out their website at http://www.firstcoastkoiclub.com/.

September
First Coast Koi Club
, reports the club held its 2nd successful Koi Auction in August this year, and will use the proceeds to help fund their upcoming 10th Anniversary Koi Show which will be held in Jacksonville, FL, on October the 12th through the 14th.  Check out their website at http://www.firstcoastkoiclub.com/.

August
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July
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June
First Coast Koi ClubThe First Coast Koi Club has been very busy lately and it appears that the next few months will be even busier. On May 11th several of our members traveled to Charleston to attend the Pond Tour conducted by the Charleston Showa Club. Those attending reported back with rave reviews. On May 19 we held our annual Pond Tour which was deemed a success. On May 20th our monthly meeting was held at the beautiful home of Doug and Darla Stuber on Amelia Island. On June 2nd several club members traveled to the Gainesville Koi Club’s auction held at the home of David & Karen Hardcastle. There were members from four clubs who participated in the auction. The guest of honor that day was Sonja Kahkola of the Rainbow River Koi Club who recently became a U.S. Citizen. Plans for our fall show scheduled for October 12, 13, and 14 are well underway, with the Vendor & Registration Packets going out shortly.

May
First Coast KCThe First Coast Koi Club recently participated with the Jacksonville Zoo during their Earth Day, Party for the Planet event which attracted 5,015 visitors to the Zoo. During the event we manned a booth near the Koi Pond and allowed the visitors to hand feed the koi which brought much attention to the exhibit and gave us the opportunity to share information about the koi. Ten days later we were advised of a tragedy, the water in the koi pond had drained, thought at first through a mechanical malfunction. It was later learned that it was not a malfunction, it was a human error. Many fish were lost but luckily it appears that the original koi placed in the pond four years ago were saved through the actions of a few individuals in the middle of the night who retrieved survivors throwing them into an adjourning lotus pond. Now we are assisting the Zoo by catching the koi, checking them for their microchip and returning them to their permanent home in the Koi Pond. In the meantime, the Club is hosting a Pond Tour on May 19th. This is a one day event with 11 ponds on the self guided tour around the city.

April
First Coast Koi Club: We have had a very busy month. At our March membership meeting the club approved revised By Laws which includes a name change. The official name of our club is now First Coast Koi Club. The spring auction was held at a local nursery on a cloudy rainy day but certainly did not dampen the spirits and overall results of the auction. The auction was deemed an overwhelming success. This Saturday a group of members will be assisting the Jacksonville Zoo during their Earth Day Celebration. As in the past we will be set up adjacent to the Koi Pond. Plans are underway for the club’s annual pond tour as well as the Fall Show.

March
The February 2012 meeting of the First Coast KG&WGC was held at the home of Jim and Libby Mattingly.

February
First Coast K,GF&WGC club is going to have their auction on March 31st for koi and goldfish. Members will be providing excess koi for the auction. This is an annual fundraising auction. They had the election of officers in December and the information was forwarded to AKCA. The Board meeting was held this month and the show in October was discussed and plans made for the event. Judges have been obtained for this year’s show.

January
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