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GPPS MINUTES


GREATER PHOENIX POND SOCIETY
REGULAR MEETING
September 9, 2017
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The September 2017 GPPS meeting was held on Saturday at the home of Chuck and Joy Basso in Queen Creek.

The meeting was called to order at 9:10 am by Secretary Sue Beard.

New members: Shelly and Carl Lambert.

Introduced meeting host: Chuck and Joy.

Host pond information: The pond is about 1500 gallons. It has a rubber liner but the outside perimeter is a concrete shelf that the large rocks sit on. This is so the water line does not show liner. The bottom drain is also an air line. The equipment for the pond is under ground in a shed that looks like an old fashioned house. The floor is a trap door that opens for pond work and closed to become a kids playhouse.

Guest Speaker: No speaker.

The club talked about our two field trips done during the break. A group went to a painting class and painted dragon fly pictures. Another group went to Mesa Community College and attended a presentation from Dr. Brooks on Aquaponics. We also went to his Land Lab and saw different versions of fish and planting set-ups.

Pond Club business or updates:

2017 Officers " President, Don Shaw. Out of town.

" Vice President, Judy Restad. Not here as she had shoulder surgery

" Treasurer, Annie Foster. Out of town.

" Secretary, Sue Beard. Nothing at this time. Led the meeting.

" Events Coordinator, Chris Krum: Has found a person with the Iris Society to speak next month.

" Newsletter Editors, Tanya Brown. Please respond to poll questions.

" Librarian, Jeff Karsten. Library is open.

" Webmaster, Dennis Beard. Nothing at this time.

" Facebook: Pictures of the pond tour are posted there. " Raffle: Rita Karsten won a book.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:50.

Respectfully submitted: Sue Beard

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