2014 GRANT ARTICLES & PICTURES
Oregon Koi and Water Garden Club's
Oregon Koi and Water Garden Society presented a program free to the
public. November 1st. held at the Winston-Dillard Fire Station.
Brian Marshall talked about winter care for pond and koi. How temperature effects our koi, and how water
quality during the winter is as important as it is in the spring and summer.
Faye Forhan spoke about winter preparation and care for water garden plants
Norman Call shared his knowledge of Koi identification.
Inland Empire Water Garden & Koi
Society's Grant Article
Diana Lynn Rehn
A NEW BROCHURE!
So many times the
clubs of the PNKCA attend events. What a
wonderful opportunity to let the public know about your club and give out
information, perhaps a brochure, to encourage the public to become a new
Our club decided to apply for a PNKCA Grant
so we could produce such a brochure.
Many years ago we had a brochure, but this year, with our new President
in charge, a new brochure was produced.
used this brochure starting with our first event of the year, The Garden Expo
in May of 2014, at our meetings, and our pond tour in July. We gave many away
so we could promote not
only the hobby but our individual club.
what would be good to include in such a brochure? Using ours and an example,
the first thing to
do is make sure your brochure is clear and concise. Make the cover eye catching
without too much
information, include the title (obviously), perhaps a picture of a members’
pond (ours features the Aspenleiter’s pond), a short phrase of what your club
is about, and your website address.
Inside, again, be
short and sweet. Give information about
your club and the benefits of belonging to your club. We talk about what our
club does for the
possible new member, whether the full blown koi keeper or just a small water
garden. List the activities along with
the benefits of belonging to your club.
Ours shows the benefits of getting a monthly newsletter, meetings, our
pond tour and other activities and the benefits of belonging to a group with
the same interests and the years of experience (here I always want to say “so
you don’t have to” in that voice I hear on the television). We also
have pictured our logos of the
associations we belong to, including the PNKCA!
anything we are forgetting? Yes, make
sure you have a membership application included. Make it short and perhaps one-half
like we did (it is the back cover) so the interested person can fill it out and
send it in (so make sure you give the dues and address to mail it to.
our PNKCA clubs should remember that the PNKCA has a $150 Grant available to up
to six clubs each year. Perhaps your club can apply for such a grant so you can
produce a brochure like we did with our PNKCA Grant in 2014.
Do your brochure now!
Idaho Water Garden & Koi Society's
2014 Treasure Valley Tour of Ponds
19 & 20, 2014 10am - 2pm
The Pond Tour was amazing!
Treasure Valley’s finest ponds were featured and visited by the public during
this two day event.
attendance was not as large as we would have hoped due to scorching
temperatures, the ponds were spectacular and the Hosts gracious and welcoming.
Thanks to all Hosts and Pond Sitters, we couldn’t have done it without you!
Cascade Koi & Goldfish Club's Grant
[Our President, Terrie Kaufman & Member At Large,
Darrell Strand, chat with fish & water plant lovers.]
May 17, 2014. This time we set up at the Rare Plant Research
Nursery in Oregon City, OR. What a venue! The greenhouses on site housed some unusual, rare, sub-tropical and tropical plants
that were a delight to view (and purchase, for some of us gardener-types).
Our "booth" was set up in a field and it was a good thing we brought a canopy with us as the weather cooperated very nicely
and we had sunshine all day long. We answered the typical questions of pond owners.
The grounds include a wine tasting courtyard at the owner’s house located on a hill and two lakes, on different ground
levels. Overall, it was a great day.
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