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    "Pond Happenings"

    January 2000 Newsletter

    January 2000 Meeting 
    Please Note Time Change!
    The January meeting will be held on Saturday, January 8 at Kurt M.'s pond. Kurt's pond is currently under construction, although he said that having the meeting scheduled will motivate him to work on it. The main pond is about 20'x10' and two upper ponds are planned out of cinder block.There is liner in the main pond but Kurt is undecided about the rock to use around the edges.He has built a barrel-type filter.The pond has goldfish, koi and some lillies in it and others plants on his patio waiting for their new home.The speaker will be Jim Ehmann, President of Paradise Ponds in Phoenix. Jim has been in the landscape/water garden business for 35 years.His company does landscaping, lighting, design, consulting and pond construction. Paradise Ponds operates by appointment and sells filters, pumps, aquatic plants, fish, and all other pond needs. 

    Please be sure to bring your lawn chairs. 

    A Note from the President... 
    The November meeting was held at Jeff and Dianne's house.The ponds were viewed and discussed and the water turtle was kind enough to appear and show off!We had BBQ on buns and everyone brought side dishes. There were salads, rice, pasta, deviled eggs, brownies, cookies, cake, and cheesecake.Everything was great!After eating, we began the business portion of the meeting.Bert F., the treasurer, reported the bank balance of $1613.97 and explained the year's expenses.Then the election for vice president was held.Two nominations were received and Ed T. was elected.Thanks, Ed!We're all looking forward to a great year! 

    The Greater Phoenix Pond Society will be four years old in January!The first official meeting of the club was held on January 16, 1996.Be sure to attend the January meeting and help celebrate with a piece of birthday cake! 

    2000 Pond Tour 
    If we wish to have a pond tour this year, it's time to start thinking seriously about it.We need members to volunteer their ponds to be included on the tour.We would like to have about 6 locations and confine the tour to one section of the Valley so that visitors aren't required to drive long distances.The section of the Valley chosen will depend on who volunteers their ponds.It won't take much work for the pond owner - just be willing to stay home for a few hours that Saturday, answer questions about their pond and receive lots of compliments.We also need people willing to serve as chairman and members of the Pond Tour Committee.Also, does anyone have a talent for advertising? 
    PLEASE contact Dianne at to volunteer your pond or yourself or if you have any questions or ideas about the tour.

    Welcome New Members...
    Steve and Midge - Gilbert

    Swap Shop
    Nothing at this time, if you have something, bring it to the January Meeting.