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...
NOVEMBER MEETING REVIEW
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!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GPPS!!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
to volunteer your pond or yourself or if you have any questions or ideas
about the tour.
Welcome New Members...
Steve and Midge - Gilbert
Nothing at this time, if you have something, bring
it to the January Meeting.