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Summit View Koi Seminar

posted 3/16/12

Saturday, April 21 - 9:30am - 4:00pm

We are pleased to announce that the Mid-Columbia Koi & Pond Club is bringing in Joel Acker from Summit View Koi (svkoi.com) in Puyallup, WA, ph#253-230-2250 for an all-day seminar on Japanese Koi here in Richland on Saturday April 21, 2012. 

The seminar will be held at Ron & Gloria Boedeker's home, 415 Skamania St, Richland, WA 99354, starting at 9:30am and running to 4:00pm.

Joel will be bringing a selection of his hand selected koi in different quality/price ranges to compare during the meeting and he will be discussing the general pond  requirements for successfully keeping quality koi. Most of these koi will be offered for sale afterward. 

Summit View Koi is a small, but growing family operation in the Tacoma area. Joel has been traveling to Japan and has establish a good relationship with
some of the better, but less well known breeders, so he has been successful in bringing in high quality koi at a more affordable price. 

We will be having door prizes and raffles, including a live koi raffle. This will not be a pot-luck, but we will have refreshments & light snacks available and there are plenty of eating places close by.
The seminar will be open to the public and we extend a special invitation to the NIKK and Inland Empire clubs to join us for this special event.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP so I can get a head count how many to plan for.
To RSVP or for more information contact:
    Ron Boedeker  
    Phone: 509-222-9440
    Email: Ron.koi@charter.net
    415 Skamania St, Richland, WA 99354

How to Divide Pond Plants Seminar
posted 3/30/12

Pond Plant Specialist, Jan Jordan, will be teaching her pond plant dividing program and will be happy to answer any questions you have regarding dividing pond plants.

For Goldfish lovers, remember, she is the Queen of Goldfish care.

We will meet at the Richland Library at 955 Northgate Drive on Sunday, May 6th from 1 to 4 pm.  The room will be a classroom setting with tables and chairs.  

Jan will be presenting a slide show.  

It will not be a potluck, but we will have snacks and refreshments available.

Goldfish from Jan's ponds will be raffled off! 
Maybe even a Door Prize!  
Come be one of the lucky ones.

Japanese Koi Appreciation Group
posted 3/16/12
I'm looking to see if there is any interest in forming a hobbyist level Japanese Koi Appreciation Group.

The vision would be a group that would concentrate on learning about the characteristics of traditional established Japanese koi variations, their pond requirements and other aspects of their care & keeping.

We would be looking at koi in a higher price/quality range and ponds that are dedicated to providing an optimal environment for adult koi.

If you're interested in this concept, Please contact me at:
Ron Boedeker

Annual Dues

posted 3/16/12
A friendly reminder that 2012 club dues are due by the end of March, that's this month. 

The dues are $25 per family or $20 per single.

They can be mailed to: 
415 Skamania St.
Richland, WA 99354

Scott Hammond of Aquascape by Bluecreek

posted 3/16/12
The Mid-Columbia Koi & Pond Club is presenting a full day seminar with Scott 
Hammond of Aquascape by Bluecreek.

The event will be held at Saturday, June 2, 2012 from 9:30am to 4:00pm at the Mid-Columbia Library1620 S. Union St, Kennewick, WA 99336.

Scott is a certified Aquascape Pond builder and works mostly with naturalistic ponds & water features. 
    Website is:  Aquascape by Blue Creek
    Ph: 509-899-5654
    Email:  bluecreek.landscape@gmail.com.

This is a quote from his website:
"Thank you for your interest in well crafted, naturalistic water features.  We appreciate your time and consideration, as we welcome you into the wonderful world of water gardening!"

At Blue Creek Landscape, Inc. (operating as Aquascape by Blue Creek), we design and install beautifully crafted, naturalistic, low maintenance water features of all sizes.  From cascading waterfalls into Koi fish and lily filled ponds, to babbling brooks and streams surrounded by aquatic plants, bogs and wetlands, to  rainwater harvesting systems (RainXchange(tm)).

For our meeting, Scott will be covering the design, construction and maintenance of these systems and answering any questions you may have.

As usual, we will be having lots of door prizes and raffles available. This will (yes) be a pot-luck, but because this is an all-day event, bring dishes that do not need heating or refrigeration.

Guests and the public are welcome to attend. Admission is free.

For more information contact:
Ron Boedeker