HAWAII GOLDFISH & CARP ASSOCIATION

Bonnie Nakahara
tobon76@aol.com
www.hawaiigoldfishandkoi.org
Meets: Odd-numbered months, 2nd Sunday, 1:30 pm

September
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August
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July
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June
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May
Bonnie Nakahara, of Hawaii Goldfish and Carp Association, reports we will be participating again this year in the Hawaii Pet Expo in May.  We participate in this annual event where we display koi and goldfish and are also available to answer questions from the public. We are hoping to have a show later this year.

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
Bonnie Nakahara, of Hawaii GF& KC, said the club has been busy participating in events around the community. They recently were a part of the annual Pet Expo sponsored by the Hawaii Veterinary Association. Having a large booth space at the local exhibition hall, they were able to put on a display of koi and goldfish. They also did a display board with some information on koi and pictures of member’s ponds. They were also able to sell water lilies and bog plants raised by their members. Their latest event was the Hawaii Pet Show where they shared information on koi and goldfish and were also able to sell fishes and plants raised by their members. Upcoming is their pond tour for just their members. They will be seeing a new pond built by one of their members as well as a spring fed pond at one of their member’s house.

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 2016
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November
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October
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September
Bonnie Nakahara, of Hawaii Goldfish & Carp, said they just had their Sept. meeting this past Sunday. They had the Sakura fish food distributor for Hawaii talk about the food line and provide samples. Members will be trying the product. They also had hands on culling Kohaku for pattern. They did the first culling for this spawning at one of their earlier meetings. Another member did a presentation on a new koi pump. The club will not be doing a show this year. They are working on a fish, water plant and pond equipment sale at this year’s fundraiser.

August
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July
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June
Bonnie Nakahara, of Hawaii Goldfish & Carp, said the club recently participated in Children’s Day at the Japanese Cultural Center. They did a koi display and ran some koi and goldfish themed games for the kids. Following that they participated in the Pet Expo at the local exhibition hall. They did a koi display and 25 tanks of goldfish varieties in celebration of the Expo’s 25th anniversary. Next weekend they will be participating in a community pet show with various animal clubs. The club is keeping busy. They are working on a possible pond tour and plans for their show.

May
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April
Bonnie Nakahara, of Hawaiii GF&C, said club members are helping this Saturday at a Fun Fair at the school that they hold their meetings at. In May, they will have a booth space at the annual Pet Expo. This is a big event with various pet clubs and vendors. They plan on displaying their koi and goldfish and sell water plants since they cannot sell live animals. It is good exposure for the club and to share their hobby with the public.

March
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February
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January 2015
Bonnie Nakahara, of Hawaii GF&CA, said they had a great Christmas Party. This year they tried a new location. The party was held at a Japanese tea house. The tables were nicely decorated with beautiful donated center pieces made by one of their members who is a floral designer. Everyone received a cute reindeer party favor. It was a fast paced night with many events happening that night. They had a delicious Japanese dinner, a slide show of events they did in 2014, presentation of Koi Person of the Year, door prizes for everyone, over 60 raffle items (something for everyone to try their luck on), a live fish auction, and team games that kept the night lively. Their Christmas party is usually the highlight of the year! They just held their first meeting of 2015 this past Sunday. Suggestions were taken about possible topics for this year. They are planning a pond tour and lunch possibly next month. Their learning topic for this month was a talk about pH with discussion and Q&A.

November
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October
Bonnie Nakahara, of Hawaii GF&C, said that at their last meeting they had a talk on sanke from one of their members who breeds them. Then they had a hands on culling exercise of sanke that they had a chance to participate in. For November they are working on a possible pond tour and getting ready for the 2015 elections.

September
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August
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July
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June
Bonnie Nakahara, of Hawaii Goldfish & Carp, said the club recently participated in Children’s Day at the Japanese Cultural Center.  They did a koi display and ran some koi and goldfish themed games for the kids.  Following that they participated in the Pet Expo at the local exhibition hall.  They did a koi display and 25 tanks of goldfish varieties in celebration of the Expo’s 25th anniversary.  Next weekend they will be participating in a community pet show with various animal clubs.  The club is keeping busy.  They are working on a possible pond tour and plans for their show.

May
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April
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March
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February
Bonnie Nakahara, of Hawaii Goldfish & Carp, said they are having their Potting Day next weekend at one of their member’s house.  Club members will be getting together to pot plants to sell at some of their upcoming events.  These are usually bog, water lilies and other plants.  They have been invited to help at a local school’s fair and participate in a new pet show coming up.  Their last meeting, they had a discussion on Hikui which was interesting and they also started their Crystal Ranchu grow-out contest.

January 2014
Bonnie Nakahara, of Hawaiii Goldfish & Carp, said their Christmas Party was enjoyed by their members and their families with a slide show of the past year’s events, games, raffles, door prizes, good food and great company.  They look forward to their first meeting of 2014.  They plan to start their annual goldfish grow out in Jan which members compete for award at their annual Koi & Goldfish Show later in the year (no date set yet).  They have been busy helping to re-home koi and shut down ponds of a member who passed away.  The club is also helping a member with getting her pond completed.  They are working on plans for year of learning and activities.

November
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October
Bonnie Nakahara, of Hawaii Goldfish & Carp, said they are currently busy planning for their koi and goldfish show next week at the Japanese Cultural Center. Aside from that, nothing much to report at this time.

September
Bonnie Nakahara and the Hawaii Goldfish & Carp. Club is busy working on the upcoming 7th Annual Ohara Koi and Goldfish show October 11-13 to be held at the Japanese Culture Center of Hawaii.

August
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July
The Hawaii Goldfish & Carp Club just hosted the Annual AKCA Wet Lab and Business meeting the weekend of June 29th. It was very successful; 2 vets also attended.

June
Bonnie Nakahara and the Hawaii Goldfish & Carp. Club is busy working on the upcoming AKCA Banquet and wet lab.

May
Bonnie Nakahara, of Hawaii GF&CA, said that it has been a busy month and a half full of club activities; they have their meeting this Sunday. They also had their first “Potting Day.” This was mainly for potting of water plants for the club to sell at various events. Members donated plants from around their yard and potting supplies. It was a good opportunity to their transplanting that they had been putting off doing. With teamwork, they had everything potted in no time and it was a great time for some camaraderie. The following week they had a club Garage Sale fundraiser. They sold koi, goldfish, tropicals, plants and household goods. The funds raised help support their yearly events. This past weekend they participated in the annual Pet Expo at a local Exhibition Hall. They had koi and goldfish displays, a photo display of their club ponds and some Q&A info on koi to share with the public. Members were on hand to answer questions. They were able to sell some of their plants they had potted earlier. At this coming Sunday’s meeting, Bonnie will be updating the members on the Wet Lab and encouraging members to sign up for both lab and banquet. They would like to encourage members from other AKCA clubs to come join them in Hawaii. Upcoming Event: In June they will participate with other pet clubs at the Ewa Bird Show sponsored by a local homing pigeon club. This is their third event at a local elementary school. Their theme is to get children off the computer/electronics and back into the backyard.

April
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March
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February
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January 2013
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November
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October
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September
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August
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July
Hawaii Goldfish and Carp Association welcomes new members and those interested in learning more about pond care. Those in the area interested in raising koi or goldfish or are thinking of building a pond visit us at www.hawaiigoldfishandkoi.org .

June
Hawaii Koi & Goldfish Associationmembers promoted the hobby at the May Pet Expo with a koi and goldfish display. Plants and fish food were available and members answered questions from attendees.

May
The Hawaii Goldfish and Carp Association members are busy planning to attend the Pet Expo at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall May 12th & 13th. The event will start at 10AM and members will assist with answering question on koi and the hobby. Koi and goldfish will be on display during the Saturday and Sunday event.

April
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March
Hawaii Carp and Goldfish Association reports that they are looking forward to planning the events for 2012 and expect even more events than last year. The club’s show will be at either the Japanese Cultural Center or the Home and Garden Show.

February
Hawaii Carp and GFA reports that they are looking forward to planning the events for 2012 and expect even more events than last year.  The club’s show will be at either the Japanese Cultural Center or the Home and Garden Show.

January
Hawaii GF&CA enjoyed a well-deserved break for the holidays.  For more information on joining their club, visit their website at www.hawaiigoldfishandkoi.org.