INDIANA KOI & WATER GARDEN CLUB

Kenneth Lau
kulau@jklsoftware.com
www.koi-indiana.com
Meets: 3rd Tuesday at 6 p.m., February – April

September
No Report

August
No Report

July
Becky Troyer, of Indiana K&WGC, reports our June meeting was held at the home of Phil Troyer.  Our program for the month was a trip to Blue River Nursery a 13 acre nursery that has a very unusual selection of plant the make interesting landscaping for ponds.  We also discussed our trip to Kloubec Koi Farm.  We will be going August 26th.  It was also decided to try having a small trade and sell flea market at the our next meeting.  It would include things like used equipment, plants, and fish.  Sounds like fun!  We are all looking forward to the club trip with enthusiasm.

June
No Report

May
No Report

April
No Report

March
Becky Troyer, of Indiana K&WGC, reports that the January board and planning session was held at the home of Iris Snyder on Jan. 15th. The main thing was growing their membership and ways to do it. They are going to change their meeting format for this year by meeting bi-monthly: April, June, August, and October. They will be doing the Spring Flower & Patio Show March 11-19. They have a booth to promote the club, recruit new members and activities. It was decided to have a pond tour this year. They are also planning a trip to Iowa to visit Kloubec’s Koi Farm.

February
No Report

January 2017
No Report

December 2016
No Meeting

November 2016
No Report

October
No Meeting

September
Ken Lau, of Indiana K&WGC, said their Sept. 17th meeting will be held at Dale Dillman’s home. He is building a bog filter and his description of the build will be discussed

August
Ken Lau, of Indiana K&WGC, said that in June they had a Pond Tour and Show. There was no meeting in July. On August 20th they will see a new Bog Garden.

July
No Report

June
Ken Lau, of Indiana K&WGC, said they could still use some help selling tickets for their upcoming event.

May
Ken Lau, of Indiana K&WGC, said at their March meeting, Gary Hater, of the Goldfish club, gave a very interesting talk on the varieties, raising and breeding of goldfish. Their next meeting will have Ken speaking on koi and their diseases. They had a very good Flower and Patio Show. They had a lot of interest in the club. The Genesee Valley Pond and Koi Club, is sponsoring an info booth during “Lily Fest,” on June 4-5th, held at Bergen Water Gardens in Churchill, NY.

April
No Report

March
Ken Lau, of Indiana K&WGC, said Dan Lamberson, of Aquatic Designs, spoke at their Feb. meeting on Bog Filter Ponds. They will have a June Pond Tour. They will also halp man the Flower & Patio Show. For their March meeting, Gary Hoter, of the Goldfish Clyub, will be speaking about the koi cousins.

February
Ken Lau, of Indiana K&WGC, said they held an executive meeting January 27th. Their next meeting will be Feb. 17th. 2016 officers installed. They will have a koi display at the Flower & Patio Show to be held March 12-20. They will have a membership meeting Feb. 17th. They are also planning for a pond tour; looking at locations. Jan. 9th was their 1st meeting of the year with induction of new officers and further planning for the Flower & Patio show. Speaker for Feb. 17th meeting will be Dan Lamberson of Aquatic Designs. He will be speaking on bog gardens.

January 2016
Marilyn Strange, of Indiana K&WGC, said that she is no longer Secretary. The new Secretary is Ken Lau as of January 1st. His email address is kulau@jklsoftware.com.

November
Marilyn Strange, of Indiana K&WGC, said their club met at the home of Dale and Chris Billman in October. The election of officers for 2016 were held. The new officers are President, Phil Troyer; V. President, Mike Lewis; Secretary, Ken Lau; and Treasurer, Linda Lau. The club will be planning the 20th Anniversary tour in the coming months. Their club doesn’t meet in November, December, and January.

October
Marilyn Strange, of Indiana K&WGC, said their club met at the home of Mike & Paulette Lewis in Indianapolis. This was their annual BBQ and everyone enjoyed Squealer’s BBQ pork, rib tips, side dishes and desserts. They are working on their 20th Anniversary pond tour and elections in October.

September
No Report

August
Marilyn Strange, of Indiana K&WGC, said the club has started plans for their 20th Anniversary Tour and Exhibit! They will feature 20 ponds on the tour and hope to secure several vendors. They are holding their next meeting at the home of members Chuck and Patti Wiley in Terre Haute on August 22nd. Chuck will be doing their presentation. They continue to grow and educate the members about koi keeping and pond building and maintenance for the love of their Koi.

July
Marilyn Strange, of Indiana K&WGC, said they just had their annual club pond tour and vendor exhibit in June; it was a great success! They will have their meetings at their members’ homes from July through October. They will be in Ft. Wayne this month and they have 2 speakers. One will talk about “Plant Material and Natural Filtration” and Ryan, from Country View Nursery, will talk about unusual plants that he carries at his store. They have several new members and their club continues to grow!

June
Indiana K&WGC had no meeting in June because their pond tour is June 13-14th; the 19th Annual Indiana Koi & Water Garden Exhibit/Vendor Show at Geist Nursery. In July, they will be meeting at the home of Phil and Becky Troyer. The guest speaker will be Phil Troyer on “Plant material and Natural Filtration.” Also, Ryan, who owns Country View Nursery, will talk about plant material and his business.

May
No Report

April
No Report

March
No Report

February
Marilyn Strange, of Indiana K&WGC, said the club is very active. They have lots of new members. Their next meeting they will have three speakers and dinner. Their koi show and pond tour is set.

January 2015
No Report

November
Mark Erntivistle, of Indiana K&WGC, said they are down for the winter until Feb. 2015.

October
No Report

September
No Report

August
Marilyn Strange, of Indiana K&WGC, said she didn’t go the meeting last Sunday, Aug. 17th!  Everything is OK!

Marilyn Strange, of Indiana K&WGC, said their next meeting is Aug. 30th at Lemon Lake at a member’s home.  The big feature of the meeting is fishing and eating a lunch.  Everything is going great!

July
Marilyn Strange, of Indiana K&WGC, said they had their koi show and pond tour last June; it was a great success!

June
No Reports

May
No Reports

April
Dr. Ken Lau, of Indiana K&WGC, said their club has around 45 active members.  They are planning their Annual Pond Tour & Koi Show.  They will also have a new “T” shirt this year.

March
Ken Lau, of Indiana K&WGS, said the weather is still freezing and not much going on.  At least there is no snow.

February
Ken Lau, of Indiana K&WGC, said everything is OK.

January 2014
Dr. Ken Lau, of Indiana K&WGC, said that it has been 14 degrees below zero; everything is OK.

November
No Report

October
Dr. Ken Lau, of Indiana K&WGC, said their pond tour and koi show went well. They had 150 on the pond tour.

September
Ken Lau, of Indiana Koi and Water Garden Club , reports their club is having a wonderful year. The September BBQ meeting was held at the “Briar Patch”. As some of you know, this is the home of Linda and Duane Briar and it is awesome! Our annual June Pond Tour and Koi Show was a success. We had over 200 visitors. Since the show, we added 5 new members and reactivated several old members. One of them built a new pond with a 100-foot stream. Our October meeting will be at his home. We elected Mark Entwistle as our new President. He is very enthusiastic and already developing 2014 year’s meeting programs. He will be leading the club to higher level. He is a great outdoor BB cook. If nothing else, the club members will get bigger. We have a Face Book page and our Web Site is WWW.IKWGC.org.

September 2013 Newsletter
The September meeting was held at the home of Duane and Linda Briar on September 14th, Saturday at 12:00 pm. Thanks to Duane and Linda for their hospitality! We enjoyed a little walk to their neighbor’s new pond. WOW, how nice this pond is and he did it all through the internet and DIY. I can’t wait to see it completed with a gazebo built over the filtration. We also had an auction of the leftover raffle prizes and plants donated by Phil Troyer and a fish giveaway. I am happy to report that all of the fish found a good home and the club made some extra cash! We elected the following officers by acclamation for 2014: Mark Entwisted as President, Marilyn Strange as Secretary, Taber Baise as Treasurer and Mike Lewis as Board Member at Large. We still need a Vice President so if you are interested please contact me or any of the other officers. There was a lot of discussion at this meeting about next year’s event and new things to make it even better. By Marilyn Strange, Secretary IKWGC

August
Ken Lau, of Indiana Koi and Water Garden Club , reports the August meeting was held at the Geist Nursery on August 18th, Sunday at 2:00 pm. Thanks to Whitney for her hospitality! There was a lot of discussion at this meeting about next year’s event and new things to make it even better.

July
Marilyn Strange, of Indiana Koi and Water Garden Club , reports the July meeting was held at the home of Phil and Becky Troyer on July 20th in Ft. Wayne. Those present enjoyed Fried Chicken and several wonderful dishes brought by the members. We enjoyed their yard, wonderful and unusable plants, pond, clocks and dog and would like to give them a big “Thanks” for their great hospitality! Phil gave a presentation on breeding and raising Koi and he had several fry ( baby Koi) for us to see. We also saw how he raises brine shrimp. Great presentation Phil! We had a summary from Taber on the tour and show and we did “GREAT”.

June
Ken Lau, of Indiana Koi and Water Garden Club , reports their annual June Pond Tour and Koi Show was a success. We had over 200 visitors.

May
Dr. Ken Lau, of Indiana K&WGC, said that the club will have their koi show June 23rd. They also will have a field trip to another koi club in Eastern Iowa.

April
No Report

March
No Report

February
Dr. Ken Lau, of Indiana K&WGC, said that everything is frozen.

January 2013
Dr. Ken Lau, of Indiana K&WGC, said they had a good business meeting in January and have a busy year planned this year.

November
No Report

October
Dr. Ken Lau, of Indiana K&WGC, reports everything is OK.  At their last meeting they had a fundraiser for next year’s Pond Tour.  They also got 2 new members.

September
Dr. Ken Lau, of the Indiana K&WGC, said their club is getting back on their feet.  They had 35 members at their last meeting and expect a good turnout this next month.

August
No Report

July
Ken Lau, of Indiana K&WGC, said their club had a good koi show and a successful pond tour; they will be sending in an article to KOI USA.

June
No Report

May
Dr. Ken Lau, of Indiana K&WGC, said their club is growing and they plan a koi show and pond tour this year.

Check their website at http://jklsoftware.com/ikwgc/

April
No Report

March
Dr. Ken Lau, said he club is reactivating old members and getting back to teaching. The next month speaker is Dr.

Brown from the University of Purdue; subject is nutrition.

February
Ken Lau, of Indiana K&WGC, is that he is also the club’s new President.  The club is very active.

January
Faith Cook, of Indiana K&WGC, said the club has a new president, Dr. Ken Lau.

The first club meeting of 2012 is Feb. 21st at the Pendleton Community Building at 6pm. The following meetings are March 6th and April 17th at Pendleton Community Building at 6pm. The summer meetings are to be announced. Our web site has more information. www.inkwc.com

Ken Lau new Club {resident is having a board meeting jan 2 at Daddy O’s at 5:30 pm. in pursuit of educating the public on the hobby. The information is on the web site for topics and information.