MID-ATLANTIC KOI CLUB

Joann Mead
Kgwglub@earthlink.net
http://www.makc.com
Meets: Day and time varies

September
No Report

August
Jo Mead, of Mid-Atlantic, said they just wrapped up the books for the Tri-State Koi Show 2017. The lab was a great refresher for her. The last one she went to was in 2008. There have been so many advancements in koi care since her last lab.

July
Jo Mead, of Mid-Atlantic, said they’ve just finished hosting the AKCA wet lab. The Li Chapter is going to have a pond tour and the Hudson Valley Chapter is going to attend a pond tour in Albany, NY benefiting the McDonald House of Albany.

June
No Report

May
No Report

April
No Report

March
Jo Mead, of Mid-Atlantic, said that their biggest issue right now is that a few of their members have been dealing with devastating mink attacks.

February
No Report

January 2017
JoAnn Mead, of Mid-Atlantic, said that right now the club is getting ready for the Wet Lab and they have collected about $2,800 worth of donations so far. They just received a donation of $8,600 worth of new pond equipment this past week for the club.

December 2016
No Meeting

November 2016
No Report

October
No Meeting

September
No Report

August
JoAnn Mead, of Mid-Atlantic, said they had MAKC members help out at the Tri-State ZNA koi show in July.

July
JoAnn Mead, of Mid-Atlantic, said for the Long Island Chapter: Pond Tour July 17th; and for the South Chapter a Japanese Festival at the National Arboretum for reopening of the pond October 15, 2016.

June
JoAnn Mead, of Mid-Atlantic, said their annual meeting and vote for the 2016/17 Executive Committee will be held in Lynbrook, NY and The Long Island Chapter will be having their pond tour in on July 17th. For the Central Chapter, June 11th meeting at Quality Koi in Carneys Point, NJ. July 10th summer BBQ in Newark, Delaware, and August 21st in Bethlehem, Penn. For the Hudson Valley Chapter, June 11th membership drive Kingston, NY; July 17th meeting in Saugerties, NY. For the Long Island Chapter, June 26th Annual Meeting and Executive Committee Election in Lynbrook, NY and July 17th meeting in Long Island Pond Tour. For the South Chapter, June 18th meeting in Alexandria, VA.

May
JoAnn Mead, of Mid-Atlantic KC, said they had to cancel their monthly magazine as of December 2015 due to lack of advertising revenue. However, they started a monthly newsletter that will run during the Northeast Pond months. Their first issue was April 2016. Their elections are going to be held in June, 2016 for their Executive Board.

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
Jo Mead, of Mid-Atlantic, said they had to cancel their monthly magazine due to financial constraints but they are in the process of producing a newsletter. Their Hudson Valley Chapter just had meet and greet at the Adams Fairacre Farm in Kingston, NY, during their garden show this past weekend. They are also in the process of setting up their chapters meeting for the upcoming season.

February
No Report

January 2016
No Report

November
No Report

October
No Report

September
No Report

August
No Report

July
Jo Mead, of Mid-Atlantic Koi Club, reports the MAKC Club elections were held on Sunday June 14, 2015, in Lynbrook, New York. The results are as follows: President: Joann Mead; Vice-President: Herb Ehrich; Secretary: Still have an opening if anyone is interested; Treasurer: Anthony Vitale; Long Island Chapter VP: Bruce Levine; North Chapter VP: Herb Ehrich; South Chapter VP: Alan Mickelson; Central Chapter VP: Bruce Damme. Check out their website at http://www.makc.com.

June
No Report

May
Philip Gray, of Mid-Atlantic Koi Club, did not report. However, from the MAKC’s On-Line Notice Board: beginning May 1st, the Mid-Atlantic Koi Club website is offline. MAKC.com has been a link for MAKC members since 1996 and throughout the world-wide koi community, koi keepers have kept in touch with MAKC and its upcoming events.  And for the past several years, a source of information has been its monthly published Mid-Atlantic Koi Magazine, which will also be missed. Check out their website at http://www.makc.com.

April
No Report

March
No Report

February
No Report

January 2015
No Report

November
Jo Mead, of Mid-Atlantic Koi Club, reports the club is not in a position to host a show in 2015 but has offered to assist the Tri-State ZNA club with their show in 2015. MAKC magazine has $17,845 in outstanding receivables on the books since Jan 2013. They will be reinstating the 4 year pre-paid membership rate of $100 (a savings of $20). Check out their website at http://www.makc.com.

October
No Report

September
No Report

August
No Reports

July
Jo Mead, of Mid-Atlantic Koi Club, has replaced Phillip Gray as President and is looking forward to learning about the AKCA.  Check out their website at http://www.makc.com. 

June
No Reports

May
Philip Gray, of Mid-Atlantic Koi Club, did not report.  However, from the MAKC’s On-Line Notice Board:  beginning May 1st, the Mid-Atlantic Koi Club website is offline.  MAKC.com has been a link for MAKC members since 1996 and throughout the world-wide koi community, koi keepers have kept in touch with MAKC and its upcoming events.  And for the past several years, a source of information has been its monthly published Mid-Atlantic Koi Magazine, which will also be missed.  Check out their website at http://www.makc.com.

April
Philip Gray, of Mid-Atlantic Koi Club, did not file a report.  However, from the MAKC’s On-Line Notice Board:  MAKC webmaster position open and still looking . . . As of 18 April 2014, no member has come forward, therefore, I will shut down the MAKC.com website on 1 May 2014!  Any questions should be sent to Philip Gray and see if he will respond to you . . . Check out their website at http://www.makc.com.

March
Philip Gray, of Mid-Atlantic Koi Club, reports our Annual Club Meeting is fast approaching and last month I asked all members whether or not you were interested in having a Koi Show this year. I am anxious to hear from you all at the meeting and look forward to your ideas on events and upcoming topics that you would enjoy learning more about. Any member with ideas, thoughts or who would like to sign up as a volunteer should email me their thoughts and ideas. Check out their website at http://www.makc.com.

February
No Report

January 2014
Philip Gray, of Mid-Atlantic Koi Club, reports the winter holidays are approaching, a time to celebrate all that we should be thankful for in our lives. He wants to personally thank all his fellow club members for the successes and opportunities they have enjoyed this past year and they look forward to all of their future events and endeavors in 2014.  Check out their website at http://www.makc.com.

November
No Report

October
Philip Gray, of Mid-Atlantic Koi Club, requests everyone joins him in recognizing Wayne Orchard for an exceptional job as Web Master and much more (like Koi Show Chairman and Koi America Event Chairperson) over the past 17 years with the Mid-Atlantic Koi Club. Wayne Orchard and his wife, Susan Boland, were early MAKC members and have been a huge driving force behind the success of MAKC. We greatly appreciate all of the work, time and service they have dedicated to MAKC. We are still in search of volunteers to take on the responsibilities of Web Club Sales Coordinator and Advertising Editor. If you have an interest in taking on these roles, please reach out. Don’t wait – your club needs you. As always, I welcome your partnership in our upcoming collaborative events, as well as your suggestions regarding events and topics you would like to see MAKC provide to its members in 2014. Let’s make it another great year! I want to thank everyone again, who joined us in making the Club BBQ a success and look forward to seeing you all soon. Check out their website at http://www.makc.com.

September
Philip Gray, of Mid-Atlantic Koi Club, reports the Annual MAKC Koi Show was CANCELLED, the reason being a lack of volunteers needed to hold a show. I hope enough MAKC members step forward and volunteer to continue this long tradition. Contact your MAKC president, Phillip Gray, today and tell him how you will help get this show back on track! Check out their website at http://www.makc.com.

August
Philip Gray, of Mid-Atlantic Koi Club, reports the club will hold its show Sep 27-29th at Kodama Koi Gardens at Waterford Gardens, 74 East Allendale Rd., Saddle River, NJ , 201-981-1180. They are delighted that Duc Nguyen has agreed to be the Show Chair and Philip Grey will be the Event Chair. Check out their website at http://www.makc.com.

July
No Report

June
Philip Gray, of Mid-Atlantic Koi Club, reports the club’s Annual Meeting was scheduled for Sunday June 9, 2013, at1:00 p.m. at the home of Steve and Nancy Borakowski in Commack, NY. Members will vote for officers and Steve Borakowski will educate us on “Shade Sails. He will talk about their importance for a koi pond and how to install them. Check out their website at http://www.makc.com.

May
Philip Gray, of Mid-Atlantic Koi Club, reports they will be holding a Seminar on The Development of Quality Koi on Sunday May 19, 2013 at the home of Philip Gray in Freeport. Check out their website at http://www.makc.com.

April
Philip Gray, of Mid-Atlantic Koi Club, shared a letter from Nicole Lembke informing members that “MAKC will no longer have a ZNA Chapter. Membership has been shrinking over the last few years. Our membership is so spread out that we cannot have meetings to share Koi knowledge and learn about Koi, which is the mission of ZNA. I would encourage you all to maintain your ZNA membership through one of the other clubs in the U.S. that is close to you or to join directly through Japan. Your NICHIRIN magazine has a listing of all the clubs and also has a membership form that you can use to join directly with Japan. It has been my pleasure to serve you all as the MAKC-ZNA representative. It is my hope that you will all continue to be ZNA members and continue to learn about your Koi. Please contact me if you have any questions.” Check out their website at http://www.makc.com.

March
No Report

February
Philip Gray, of Mid-Atlantic Koi Club, reports in Feb their club along with the Tristate ZNA Koi Club welcomed Dr. Tepper to a joint meeting at Phil Gray’s home in Long Island.  Dr. Tepper gave a presentation on Koi Health – Winter to Spring. A $20 entrance fee was charged with all proceeds used to support club initiatives.  Check out their website at http://www.makc.com.

January 2013
Philip Gray, of Mid-Atlantic Koi Club, reports they’re having a joint meeting with the Tri-State ZNA Club on Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the home of Philip Gray in Freeport, NY.  Dr. Tepper will be holding a Seminar on Koi Health – Winter to Spring.  Check out their website at http://www.makc.com.

November
No Report

October
No Report

July
Philip Gray, of Mid-Atlantic Koi Club, reports they have scheduled a dinner / lecture on Koi Herpes Virus (KHV) — August 22, 2012 — including updates on the newly approved KHV Vaccine. The talk is sponsored by Novartis.  Location: Lehigh Valley Veterinary Dermatology & Fish Hospital, 4580 Crackersport Rd., Allentown, PA 18104, 610-391-1200 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting.  Dinner starts at 6:30 pm and Lecture starts at 7:00 p.m.  RSVP by email PRIOR TO JULY 25 to Dr. Palmeiro and please see their website for further details..  Check out their website at http://www.makc.com

June
Susan Boland, of Mid-Atlantic Koi Club, reports the Mid-Atlantic Koi Club’s summer koi season kicked off with three meetings on Sunday, May 20. The Long Island Chapter meeting was hosted by June & Bob Conticchio; the Saugerties Chapter met at Inquiring Minds Bookstore; and the South Chapter meeting was hosted by Blue Ribbon Koi & Marine Products. Election of officers was held. Congratulations to MAKC’s 2012-13 Officers: President – Philip Gray; Vice-President – Bernie Szer; Secretary – Dinah Bwint; and Treasurer – Carolyn Broussard. Congratulations also to MAKC’s Koi Persons of the Year – Kavent & Dinah Bwint. MAKC also selects koi persons for each chapter. This year’s honorees are: Long Island Chapter – Akiko Ponzo; Saugerties Chapter – Suzanne Terpening; and South Chapter – Nicole Lembke. MAKC’s Annual/Anniversary Meeting was held on Sunday, June 3 (in conjunction with the Long Island Chapter’s monthly meeting) and hosted by Bernie Szer. The June 10 Saugerties Chapter meeting was hosted by chapter vice-president, Herb Ehrich. MAKC’s 2012 Young Koi Show has been rescheduled from Saturday, June 16 to Saturday, September 22 at Quality Koi Co./Nisei Koi Farm in Carneys’ Point, NJ. Koi Show Chairman is Kavent Bwint. MAKC’s new AKCA representative is Philip Gray; alternate is Bernie Szer.  For more information, visit www.makc.com.

May
No Report

April
Susan Boland, reports the Long Island Chapter meeting will be held Sunday April 15, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Starkie Brothers Garden Center, 721 Main Street, Farmingdale, NY, . Agenda: They will go over opening your Koi Pond for the season. Frank Iafrate will talk about adding beneficial bacteria to the Pond. He will also bring samples of his products. Frank represents Strata International. Ben Watrous will also be at the meeting. He represents Novartis & Novartis is developing a KHV (Koi Herpes Virus) vaccine. Any questions call Bruce’s cell at.

March
No Report

February
Susan Boland, of Mid-Atlantic KC, reports plans are underway for MAKC’s 2012 Young Koi Show on Saturday, June 2nd.  Quality Koi Co./Nisei Koi Farm in southern New Jersey is hosting the show.  Koi Show Chair is Kavent Bwint (sanke@verizon.net) and Mike Frady (mfra@aol.com) is koi show advisor.  Vendor Chair is Joyce Spears (gjs63@comcast.net).  In December, Herb & RoseMarie Ehrich hosted the Saugerties Chapter Holiday Party in New York.  The South Chapter’s “Better Late Than Never” New Year’s Party (held on January 7th) was hosted by Floyd & Carolyn Broussard in Virginia.  The winter of 2012 has been mild so far.  They all have their fingers crossed that it stays that way until March 21st!

January
Susan Boland, of Mid-Atlantic KC, reports their club’s Young Koi Show will be held at Nisei Koi Farm (Quality Koi) in June and their Jan/Feb 2012 issue of Mid-Atlantic Koi is now available to view exclusively online at their website.