NORTHWEST KOI & GOLDFISH CLUB -ZNA NORTHWEST CHAPTER

Portland/Vancouver
Dale Rohrer
dalerohrer@frontier.com
or
Larry Christensen
Lrcconst@hevanet.com
www.nwkg.org
Meets: 3rd Saturday @ 5 pm

September
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August
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July
Larry Christensen, of Northwest K&GFC-ZNA Northwest, said they are concentrating on the upcoming 37th show right now which is scheduled for July 28-30th. Head ZNA Judge is Dick Thomas; Assist ZNA Judge is Henry Culpepper; and, assist ALCA Judge is Pam Spindola. In August they will have their Annual club BQ at Mike & Margaret Rice’s home. In September they will hold their election of officers.

June
Larry Christensen, of Northwest K&GFC-ZNA Northwest, said they are having a meeting this month; will update after the meeting.

May
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April
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March
Larry Christensen, of Northwest K&GFC-ZNA Northwest, said they are finishing up their ZNA membership drive this month. Signups are going well for their annual koi lottery. They’re getting 20 Tosai Go Sanke from Pan Inter Corp this year all 10 to 12 inches. This month their speaker is Claudia Nice. She will be talking on her trip to the Great Barrier Reef that they took in Feb. They’re also going to start talking koi varieties at their meetings starting in March. This month is Asagi. They also had their first Koi Show Meeting for the 2017 Show. In April, their meeting topic is Water Plants. Speaker is Amon Hughes, of Hughes Water Gardens. Koi topic undetermined.

February
Larry Christensen, of Northwest K&GFC-ZNA Northwest, said he will be going to the ZNA show in Gardena. In December, they got snowed out of having a meeting. As a result, January became their Christmas meeting. They started their ZNA membership drive in January as well. They are also taking signups for their Lottery Go Sanke Koi Selections which will be supplied by Pan Inter Corp this year. In May, they will have Chai Taevanitchaoen speaking at their meeting. Members will also be selecting the Lottery Koi at that meeting.

January 2017
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December 2016
No Meeting

November 2016
Larry Christensen, of Northwest K&GFC-ZNA Northwest, said that at their last club meeting Larry brought Bob Finnegan’s status up to the club. Bob & Joan have been long time members and so supportive over the years. It’s hard to believe time has flown by so fast and we’re not on the uphill side of life any longer. He thought that there is a new card and flowers sent to them by now from the club. They’re winding up 2016. Last month they had a Go Around, lots of questions and some really good answers. The more that came up the more people got involved. It made for some new and wonderful ideas coming out of it. This month is their Thanksgiving meeting. Next month is their Christmas party and Chinese gift exchange.
October
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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
Larry & Pat Christensen, of Northwest K&GFC-ZNA Northwest, recently returned home from California. Pat slipped and broke her hip in California, thus, they were there longer than they had planned. Now that they’re home, Pat will be going through rehab. We wish her a speedy recovery.

March
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February
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January 2016
Larry & Pat Christensen, of the Northwest K&GFC-ZNA Northwest, said the club just completed a very successful year with a very nice Christmas Party at their Leo & Virginia’s house (their President) with about 45 members who showed up.

November
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October
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September
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August
Larry & Pat Christensen, of Northwest K&GFC-ZNA Northwest, said that this month is their annual club BBQ. September 25-27th they will be having their 35th Annual Koi Show in Beaverton at Uwajimaya’s Parking lot. They did have it in conjunction withthe Portland Japanese Festival but that event was cancelled. Their show will take place though as scheduled.

July
Larry & Pat Christensen, of Northwest K&GFC-ZNA Northwest, said they held their growout this last month; very successful. They had a good turnout at the PNKCA in Spokane, WA last month.

June
Larry & Pat Christensen, of Northwest K&GFC-ZNA Northwest, said they just had a club auction and raised a few dollars for their bank account. This month is the annual club koi lottery. All Japan Koi is supplying the club with grow out koi this year. This weekend is their annual PNKCA Convention. This year Inland Empire Water Garden Club, in Spokane, is hosting the Convention. A number of NW Koi Club members will be attending. The main speakers are from K.O.I. International. They are getting ready for their annual Koi Show in September; it will be their 35th show.

 

May
Northwest Koi & Goldfish Club reports we’re all working hard toward hosting the PNKCA Convention (June 6-8, 2014) this year in Portland Oregon. Friday will start off with a Bonsai and Fish Painting Classes and vendor fair. Saturday, vendor fair, 6  speakers lined up with Grant Fujita being our main speaker, banquet, awards ceremony and auction in the evening. Sunday pond tour. August – Annual Club Picnic. Sept – Is our annual koi Show in conjunction with the Portland Japanese Festival Sept 19-21, 2014 in Beaverton, Oregon.

April
Larry Christensen, of Northwest K&GFC-ZNA Northwest Chapter,said they will be attending the annual PNKCA Conference in June in Spokane, Wash. They are busy with planning their koi show. This weekend, there will be a display for membership at Camellia Flower Festival at McMinnville, Ore.

March
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February
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January 2015
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November
Larry Christensen, of Northwest K&WGC, said they had their Thanksgiving meeting and are now planning their Christmas Party. They’re working on their 35th Annual Koi Show that will be the last weekend in Sept., 2015.

October
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September
Larry Christensen, of Northwest K&GFC-ZNA Northeast Chapter, said their 34th Annual Koi Show is this weekend. They have a good slate of officers. PNKCA made $13,000 profit.

August
No Report

July
Larry Christensen, of Northwest K&GF-ZNA Club, said their club is doing very well.  They sponsored the PNKCA Conference this year and did very well with attendance and club also did well.  Their koi show is the 3rd week in September this year at Asian Food Store with the Japanese Festival.

June
No Reports

May
Northwest Koi & Goldfish Club
reports we’re all working hard toward hosting the PNKCA Convention (June 6-8, 2014) this year in Portland Oregon. Friday will start off with a Bonsai and Fish Painting Classes and vendor fair. Saturday, vendor fair, 6  speakers lined up with Grant Fujita being our main speaker, banquet, awards ceremony and auction in the evening. Sunday pond tour.  August – Annual Club Picnic.  Sept – Is our annual koi Show in conjunction with the Portland Japanese Festival Sept 19-21, 2014 in Beaverton, Oregon.

April
No Report

March
Larry Christensen, of Northwest K&WGS-ZNA, said that they will be hosting the annual PNKCA June 8th.  Grant Fujita will be their guest speaker along with others.  There will be a nice pond tour Sunday; one workshop.  Their Koi Show will be the 3rd weekend in September (19-20) at the Portland Japanese Festival.  They will rent a bus to PNKCA for their members.

February
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January 2014
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November
Larry Christensen,of Northern K&GFC ZNA, said they have made arrangements for their 2014 koi show in Sept.  It will be held for the 2nd time with the Portland All Japan Festival.  An article on the koi show will be in the Jan/Feb 2014 KOI USA magazine.

October
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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
Larry Christensen, of Northwest K&GFC – ZNA Northwest Chapter, said their name was not changed in the AKCA members listing in KOI USA. They are working on a koi show. At next months meeting, Russ Peters & Aaron Santos will present the program on koi. Club will have a display at the Japanese Gardens in June.

March
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February
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January 2013
Larry Christensen, of the Northwest K&GFC-ZNA, said that they are working on their new koi show site.  Their 1st meeting of the year will be next week.

 November
Larry Christensen, of Northwest Koi & Goldfish Club-ZNA Northwest Chapter, reports once again he’s serving as the AKCA Dir/Rep. for his club.  Their koi show site is being changed due to the constant increases for their annual koi site at the State Forestry.

October
Larry Christensen, of the Northwest K&GFCZNA Northwest Chapter, has returned as their club rep.  They are looking for a new koi show site as it is too expensive where they have had it the last 30+ years at the Forestry Center.  They may have to change the Koi Show date as well.  At their koi meetings, they are reviewing koi varieties (now on Goromos).  They will have judging activity and then auction off koi.  They had election of officers with Virginia as President and Bob Wilson as VP.  Their Koi Show Chairman is Darren Beck.

September
Larry Christianson, Northwest K&GFC, ZNA Northwest, said their club’s nominating committee is working on their new officers of the club for elections.  After their Annual Koi Show on July 3rd, committees will be starting up for next year’s Annual Koi Show.

August
Virginia Hokkkanen, of Northwest K&GFC-ZNA Northwest Chapter, said their club held their annual picnic.  They gained some new members.  Elections are next month.  They held a koi show committee meeting; had all ZNA Judges.  Vendors were happy and though all was very organized but show was not profitable this year.  They had a good attendance at PNKCA at Silverdale, WA.

July
Larry Christensen, of Northwest K&GFC-ZNA, said they are going to have their annual koi show at the end of July.  Jim Reilly will be the head Judge.  Their club is looking forward to attending the PNKCA convention in the middle of August.

June
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May
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April
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March
The Northwest K&GFC, ZNA Chapter have an excellent newsletter that is sent out monthly. They are preparing for their 32nd Annual Koi & Goldfish Show. They are one of eight clubs in the U.S. and the only one in the Northwest to belong to the Japanese hobbyist organization, ZNA.

They are currently looking for meeting places.

February
They are planning on some field trips.  The Northwest K&GFC-ZNA Northwest Chapter’s newsletter said they are behind in rainfall and not receiving as much snow as in the north.  They will start feeding their koi soon as it gets a little warmer.  They are looking for meeting places in homes or otherwise the club will be meeting in restaurants.  This meeting will have Sally Kero speaking on goldfish which is the other half of their club membership.

January
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