January 2002 Newsletter
THE JANUARY MEETING STARTS AT 10:00!!
Our first meeting of 2002 will be held on Saturday, January 12th at 10:00 am and will be located at David & Taylor R.'s pond in Paradise Valley. Their two-level pond was built by John Nagle of Paradise Ponds about 3 1/2 years ago and holds about 3000 gallons of water. It's home to many goldfish and mosquito minnows. The members who attended the 2001 pond tour may remember this pond and the extensive vegetable gardens, fruit trees and vines. David and Taylor are so successful with their gardening, they even brought produce to share at the November meeting!
We had a fantastic attendance for our last meeting of 2001 ? about 80! As some members who attended last year's November meeting pointed out, we had been dressed for winter and some even wore jackets. This year, we were in shorts and seeking out the shade! The meeting was opened, applause was given for the Diamondbacks, the executive committee was introduced and the Treasurer gave his report. It was announced that we had received a nice letter from the Boyce Thompson Arboretum thanking us for our donation in October. Members willing to have a meeting at their house were asked to raise their hands. THANKS GO TO ALL WHO VOLUNTEERED!!! The meeting was turned over to Tom N. and he gave us a short history of their pond and its construction.
Bill J. - Phoenix
Joe & Diana L. - Scottsdale
Leo & Jean S. - Tempe (Welcome
Time sure flies when we're having fun! I can't believe 2001 is gone and it's time to thank everyone for helping to make GPPS such a special club! I would especially like to thank the 2001 officers ? Don S., Brad J. and Ed T., our newsletter editor ? Emily A., our pond chef ? Kay B., all the pond tour hosts that helped make our tour so successful, pond meeting hosts, everyone that contributed newsletter articles, refreshments, etc. I'm looking forward to another great year in 2002!