MAKC Raffle for Seneye Pond Monitor, Seneye Web Server and WIFI Module $429.00 Value!

Dear MAKC Members,

Reef Radiance has generously donated a Seneye Pond Monitor and Web Server with WIFI Module to the Club and we are going to raffle the whole system, a $429.00 value!  The raffle tickets are $10.00 each and the drawing will be held on Sunday August 16, 2015 at the Saugerties Chapter meeting.

http://reefradiance.com/seneye.html

The Seneye Monitor Pond System allows you to monitor your pond right from the comfort of your PC or mobile device.  For the first time ever, all the information that you need to maintain a healthy and attractive pond or aquarium is right at your fingertips.

The Seneye system constantly and continuously monitors key parameters of your pond or aquarium and sends alerts to your email or mobile device if a parameter goes out of range.

I have the Seneye Monitor, Web Server with WIFI Module and I LOVE it!  The readings are sent directly to my iPhone so no matter where I am I can get a snap shot of the latest information on my Seneye account.

When I had problems with my Seneye after a software upgrade the Seneye Support team, located in Great Britain, was outstanding.  It is great to work with a Company with such dedicated customer service.

If you are interested in purchasing raffle tickets please email the Club at kgwgclub@earthlink.net

Jo Mead

MAKC President

New Corporate Sponsor Rainbow Koi Land of Fredericksburg, VA!

Dear MAKC Members,

 Let’s give a big shout out to our new Corporate Sponsor Rainbow Koi Land of Fredericksburg, VA!

 http://rainbowkoi.com/

 Rainbow Koi Land provide top quality premium imported & domestic Koi and the best of pond products. Their koi were all selected color, skin quality and pattern. They all originate from Koi farms in South Korea. Rainbow Koi Land is focused on providing high quality service and customer satisfaction. Their team is dedicated to continually providing healthy, high quality premium koi and pond supplies which will assist in the creation and maintenance of ponds at a reasonable price.

Election for the new 2015/2016 MAKC Executive Committee is just around the corner!

Dear MAKC Members,

How quickly the year has passed and the election for the new 2015/2016 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

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 10, 2015.

Tentative MAKC 2015 Chapter Meeting Schedule

Tentative MAKC 2015 Chapter Meeting Schedule

Also viewable on the MAKC calendar.

MAKC New York Upstate Chapter Meetings
• Saugerties NY Chapter Meeting: Sunday April 26, 2015 location to be announced (TBA)
• Saugerties NY Chapter Meeting: Sunday May 17, 2015 location TBA

• Saugerties NY Chapter Meeting: Sunday June 28, 2015 location TBA
• Saugerties NY Chapter Meeting: Sunday July 19, 2015 location TBA
• Saugerties NY Chapter Meeting: Sunday August 16, 2015 location TBA
• Saugerties NY Chapter Meeting: Sunday September 20, 2015 location TBA
• Saugerties NY Chapter Meeting: Sunday October 18, 2015 location TBA
• Saugerties NY Chapter Meeting: Sunday November 15, 2015 location TBA
• Saugerties NY Chapter Meeting: Sunday December 13, 2015 is location TBA

MAKC Central Chapter Meetings covering the areas of PA, NJ, and DE
• Central Chapter May 2, 2015 at Quality Koi 555 event, Carneys Point, NJ-for an informal meet and greet. Also the opportunity to see and purchase new Koi!
• Central Chapter June 7, 2015 in Bridgewater, NJ
• Central Chapter July 12, 2015 Newark, DE-maybe a summer BBQ
• Central Chapter August 2 or 9, 2015 Bethlehem, PA- guest speaker Dr. Brian Palmerio
• Central Chapter September -open
• Central Chapter October 4, 2015 Allentown, PA

We are working on setting up the meeting schedules for the Long Island and South Chapters. Once they are finalized we will let everyone know.

Remember! MAKC members may attend meetings in any chapter.

Seneye Monitoring Systems Shipment

Dear MAKC Members,

I just received notification from Rick Schott, President of Reef Radiance, that the Seneye units are being shipped out today.

The Club has purchased a Seneye Wi-Fi Module to go with the Seneye monitor that Reef Radiance has graciously donated to us.  In the near future we will be raffling off the Seneye Monitor and Wi-Fi Module as a bundle, a $428.00 value!  If you missed the chance to purchase a unit you will have a second chance to win one!

Jo Mead

MAKC President

PayPal Invoicing

Dear MAKC Members,

 

This year for the MAKC Membership renewal we are going to be doing something different. In the next few weeks the Club will be sending renewal invoices through www.PayPal.com.  PayPal is an online service that helps people and businesses accept and make payments online.  Many of the companies who advertise in our magazine pay their invoices through PayPal.  You receive the email from the Club and within the email there is a yellow button/link that will say “View and Pay Invoice”.  When you click on the button/link, the invoice will open in your web browser.  You can pay the bill using your debit/credit card, PayPal account, or print the bill and mail in your membership dues.  It’s that simple! Also, attached to the invoice will be the MAKC Membership Application.  The Application has been setup as a “fillable form”.  This means if you have Adobe Acrobat Reader just download the Application, type out your information, save it and email it back. Once your membership has been processed by the Membership Committee, you will receive MAKC Membership Packet via email.

 

Sincerely,

Jo Mead

MAKC President

 

New Corporate Sponsor Reef Radiance, US distributor of Seneye Monitoring Systems

Dear MAKC Members,

Let’s give a big shout out to our new Corporate Sponsor, Reef Radiance of California!  Reef Radiance is the only US distributor for the Seneye Monitoring System.

http://reefradiance.com/

Now you can monitor your Pond, Freshwater or Marine Aquarium right from the comfort of your Windows-based PC computer screen.  For the first time ever, all the information that you need to maintain a healthy and attractive pond or aquarium is right at your fingertips.

The Seneye system constantly and continuously monitors key parameters of your Pond or Aquarium and sends alerts to your email or mobile phone if a parameter goes out of range.

Reef Radiance has generously donated Seneye Pond Monitor which the Club will be raffling off at the Annual MAKC Meeting in June.

If you cannot wait until June, Reef Radiance if offering very special – one time – price on the Seneye Aquarium/Pond Monitors.  This offers ends at Midnight Sunday March 8, 2015. Please see the email notification that went out to all members for more information.

You can read all about the Seneye line of products on their site at http://reefradiance.com/seneye.html.

MAKC Meeting 3/1/15

On March 1, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Quality Koi (104 East Quillytown Rd Carney Point, NJ  08069) there will be a Special Meeting of the Mid Atlantic Koi Club (MAKC) for a vote on Bylaw changes.  The guest speaker will be Matt McCann of Quality Koi.

At the Executive Committee meeting on January 4, 2015, via Skype, the Executive Committee discussed the bylaws of Mid Atlantic Koi Club (MAKC).  We discussed ways to update the Bylaws to reflect the Executive Committee decisions and amend them to make future Club business easier to manage.

The first change occurs in Article lll Fiscal Year.  The payment and collection of annual dues shall begin on the first day of June of each year and end on the last day of May is being eliminated.  The new Bylaw will read:  The fiscal year shall begin on the first day of June of each year and end on the last day of May of the succeeding year.

Technology has changed so much over the years that we can bill membership dues electronically.  This year we will be sending out invoices via PayPal.  Even if a member does not have a PayPal account they can just print the bill and mail in their payment. 

The second change occurs in Article lV Annual Dues.  Dues as set by the Executive Committee are payable annually during the month of June, and privileges and voting rights shall be suspended for all members from the same household or family for which dues for the current fiscal year have not been paid by June 30 of each year. The dues for new members applying after the beginning of a new fiscal year shall be prorated on a monthly basis with the month of application counted as a full month. Those joining in January or after are also asked to join for the following fiscal year.

The new Bylaw will read: Dues as set by the Executive Committee are annual and the renewal date is one year after membership application has been accepted. 

The third change occurs in ARTICLE IX Duties of the Officers.

A. The duties of the President are:

1. To preside at the annual meeting;

2. To create committees as necessary to assist in accomplishing the purpose of the organization and to appoint chairpersons and members of such committees;

3. To supervise the affairs of the organization;

4. To cause the periodic publication of a newsletter for the advancement of the purpose of the organization and to appoint and supervise an editor of such newsletter;

5. To appoint custodians of the property of the organization other than funds; and

6. To take any other action as authorized or required by these bylaws.

In addition include new item 5a. Oversee yearly inventory of Club property with the custodian of the property and at least two other Club members in good standing. The results of the inventory will be published.