BALLOT 2017-2018 MAKC OFFICERS RETURN BY SATURDAY JUNE 3, 2017

 

TRI STATE ZNA MEETING SATURDAY MAY 20, 2017 Staten Island, NY @ 1:00 MAKC Members Are Invited!

Good Morning MAKC Members!
 
The Tri-State ZNA Koi Club is having fundraiser meeting in Staten Island on Saturday May 20, 2017 and MAKC members have been invited.
 
There will be an auction with donated koi and a bonsai at Tri-State ZNA Koi Club President home, Carmen Caputo.  All funds raised are going toward the Tri-State ZNA for their Koi Show in July 2017
 
If you are interested in attending please contact Judi Caputo at: jcaputo@si.rr.com
 
Jo Mead
MAKC President
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Hi Everyone
 
I’d like to wish all the moms in the Club a Happy Mother’s Day.  The sun is out, so let’s enjoy the day.
 
Just want to remind everyone the meeting is Saturday , May 20, 2017 at our home at 1:00.  Judi and I will be auctioning some of our fish, with 100% of the money raised going to the club.
Should be fun, with great deals to offer for some koi.
 
Robert Mahler will be coming to the meeting, I asked him to do a bonsai demonstration, and he agreed to do that…the tree he works on will be for sale.
 
There will be lots of food and drinks, so we need to know who is attending so we have an accurate head count and not run out of food!
 
Thanks and see you all Saturday!
 
Carmen

Sunday May 21, 2017 the Long Island Chapter at Koi Market in Huntinton, NY

Dear MAKC Members,

 On Sunday May 21, 2017 the Long Island Chapter will be holding a meeting at Koi Market at 1:00 PM.  This meeting is open to all MAKC members

http://www.koimarket.com/

There you will see the AMAZING Yoshikigoi koi from Poland! Yoshikigoi is one of the oldest koi farms in Europe and is operated by Jos Aben and his family. 

 These koi have been making waves in the hobby, having won over 400 awards in the past five years

 The meeting will also go over topical issues that koi pond owners are going through with an emphasis on Water Quality.

 The location:

At Main Street Nursery

475 West Main Street

Huntington, NY 11743

 

Please contact Bruce at Kuba1953@aol.com if you are going to attend

 

Associated Koi Clubs of America Wet Lab and Hotel Information

The Mid Atlantic Koi Club (MAKC) will be hosting the Associated Koi Clubs of America Koi Health Advisor Certified Wet Lab being held on June 24-25, 2017 in Pennsville, New Jersey at the Hampton Inn Pennsville. 

 It is a great teaching event and the last one was on the east coast was back in 2006. 

 You can register at the link below:

http://www.akca.org/portfolio-view/2017-akca-business-meeting-banquet-wet-lab/

 Also, if you have a sick fish Dr. St. Erne will look at the fish for free. 

 There is a discount code/information for the Hampton Inn Pennsville 429 North Broadway, Pennsville, New Jersey, 08070 Phone Number: (856) 351-1700. 

The code is ASSOCIATEDKOI and the rate is $119.00 per night and there are a limited number of rooms set aside

http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-jersey/hampton-inn-pennsville-PVENJHX/index.html

2017/2018 Mid Atlantic Koi Club Membership Renewal

 

AKCA Wet Lab June 24-25, 2017 Hampton Inn Pennsville Hotel Information

Dear Members:

I received the discount code/information for the Hampton Inn Pennsville 429 North Broadway, Pennsville, New Jersey, 08070 Phone Number: (856) 351-1700. 

The code is ASSOCIATEDKOI and the rate is $119.00 per night and there are a limited number of rooms set aside

http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-jersey/hampton-inn-pennsville-PVENJHX/index.html

 

To register for the AKCA Wet Lab please see the link below:

http://www.akca.org/portfolio-view/2017-akca-business-meeting-banquet-wet-lab/

 

Election for the new 2017/2018 MAKC Executive Committee is just around the corner!

Dear MAKC Members,

How quickly the year has passed and the election for the new 2017/2018 Executive Committee is just around the corner!

 This means that the club will begin to accept nominations for the following available positions for the:

• President

• Vice President

• Treasurer

• Secretary

• Chapter Vice Presidents: 

    Hudson Valley Chapter

    Central Chapter

     South Chapter

     Long Island Chapter

 I want to strongly encourage all members to sincerely consider running for an available position. A Club is made up of its members, and each member along with their respective opinions and skills only strengthens us. Please contact Jo Mead, Nominating Committee at kgwgclub@earthlink.net if you have any questions about the open positions or the nominating process. The deadline for nominations is Sunday May 1, 2017

Nominating Committee for Election of Officers 2017/2018

Dear MAKC Members,

How quickly the year has passed and the election for the new 2017/2018 Executive Committee is just around the corner!

 

With that in mind I would like to know if any members would be interested to be on the Nominating Committee.  Below are the requirements to be on the Committee:

 

ARTICLE VIII

Nomination and Election of Officers

·         The President shall appoint a nominating committee consisting of three (3) persons including the chairperson which shall present a slate of candidates for each office. At chapter meetings in April, the slate of the nominating committee shall be received into nomination followed by any additional nominations for the offices from the floor. At chapter meetings in May votes shall be cast by secret ballot for each office. Each member family in good standing may cast only one vote for each office. The nominee for each office receiving the highest number of votes shall be declared elected to that office. In the event there is a tie vote for an office, votes shall be recast at the annual meeting until one nominee receives the highest number of votes.

 ·         B. All officers shall be installed by the retiring President at the annual meeting.

 A Club is made up of its members, and each member along with their respective opinions and skills only strengthens us.

 Please contact me at kgwgclub@earthlink.net if you have any questions about the open positions or the nominating process

 

Jo Mead

MAKC President

Thank yous All Around From MAKC!

Dear MAKC Members,

I would like to personally thank Shawn Rosen of Koi Market in Huntington, NY for donating the wonderful poster and registration form for the AKCA Wet Lab.  Shawn has been a long time support of the MAKC.  http://www.koimarket.com/

I would also like to thank Mat McCann of Beni Hanna Nishikgoi of New Jersey for being the guest speaker at the AKCA banquet.  There will also be a tour of Beni Hanna Nishikgoi!

http://www.benihannaaquaponics.com/

Last but now least I would like to thank Bev Letard of South Africa for allowing us to use her artwork for the poster.  You can see Bev’s work at http://www.bevletard.com/

Jo Mead

MAKC President

Associated Koi Clubs of America (AKCA) Wet Lab June 24-25, 2017 in Pennsville, NJ Registration Now Open!

Dear MAKC Members,

Registration for the Associated Koi Clubs of America Koi Health Advisor Certified Wet Lab being held on June 24-25, 2017 in Pennsville, New Jersey at the Hampton Inn Pennsville, is now open!  You can register online or by mail

http://www.akca.org/portfolio-view/2017-akca-business-meeting-banquet-wet-lab/

We have not yet received the link for the discounted room rates for the Hampton Inn in Pennsville, New Jersey.  Once I received the link I will email it out to everyone.

The AKCA Wet Lab gives the Club the opportunity to raise money for  activities that the Club Chapters hosts.  So far the Club has taken in over $2,000.00 worth of donations of Lladro and Noritake porcelain pieces.  This does not take into account the donations from  AKCA.  I am reaching out to our members for donations for the auction.  It can be anything like items for a pond or craft items. 

If you are an artist and would like to donate an item for the auction we will promote you and the item on social media. 

Donations will receive a will be a charitable contribution and you will receive a letter for tax purposes.

Jo Mead

MAKC President