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November Meeting - 2PM at Chevy’s Quality Koi in Ocala

Thanks Kathy and Nate Glazer for hosting out October meeting.

For the November meeting we have an exceptional opportunity to visit Chevy’s Quality Koi Farm in Ocala, owned and operated by Brad Cumpton. Brad has done an excellent job of researching and building the necessary facilities for a successful koi farm. There is a lot to see from a standard 100,000+ koi pond at the front of the property to sales vats, breeding tanks, and mud ponds. 

HIs home is literally surounded by koi! Koi for sale are reasonably priced and range from some very nice pond grade koi up through Brad’s “Breeder’s Choice” selection including many show quality Kohaku, Kujaku, Kumonryu and other varieties. Prices for most koi are posted at each vat. His production of longfin koi, and doitsu and gin rin types is extraordinary.  Bring a cooler even if you don’t plan to buy koi as you will be tempted for sure!

The results of our survey on having a grow out were mixed. So far about five would be interested. It is suggested that once everyone has a chance to  see what is available, then those that are interested may indicate which type and size they prefer and we can plan accordingly.

Directions

Place: 2101 SW 87th Place Ocala 34476. Time: 2PM Sunday, November 10th

Exit SR 200 and go left at the light. Proceed down 200 to 27th Ave. Maybe 2 miles and take a right. Head south and you will be going out of Ocala. 3-4 miles to a flashing light at hwy 312(SW 87th Place). Take a left on 312 and we are about 1/2 mile on the left. Double gate with rock columns. 

October Meeting

Our October meeting was Sunday, October 13 at the home of Kathy and Nate Glazer in Gainesville. The topic for discussion was “What Do Judges Look For When Judging Show Koi.” The topic generated a lot of interest and discussion. The meeting closed following an open forum to answer questions and provide possible solutions to pond problems

September Club Meeting

Thanks to Susan and Fred Chelf, our hosts for the September meeting on Sunday the 8th. The topic of discussion will be “Selecting and Purchasing Koi for the Pond.” As many of you know hobbyists are faced with more complicated decisions in view of the re-emergence of Koi Herpes Virus. How does one minimize the risk of introducing new koi to the pond? What are the sources for reliable information?

There will be important business to discuss following the loss of our club founder. We hope everyone will come out for this meeting.

More information will be sent out this week about the meeting. Check back here too for updates.


Our June Meeting

Rain did not stop Dori and David Pereyra from hosting the Pondhoppers at their pond and home in Morriston. Despite the rain we had a good turn out. Our thanks to Dori and Dave.

Ed Kellar opened the meeting for officer nominations. Joe was voted in as the new president and David Locasio will work with Don in the Treasurer office. Thanks to Shirley Stone for staying on as our VP and to Ed for maintaining the club library. It was announced that the Hardcastles have left the koi and pond hobby. They will be missed as well as their contributions to the club and to the hobbies of koi and goldfish keeping.

The meeting topic for discussion centered around pond keeping during the warmer months here in our area. Thanks to all for your questions and tips for a successful summer pondwise.

Our next meeting will be in September. Details about the meeting will be sent out to members and posted here on the website and on our FB page. Guests and prospective members are welcome to attend. Please send a note to Joe if you would like to be placed on our mailing list.

Please note our new website address is: www.pondhopperskoi.club

CFKS 2019 Show Report

Congratulations to Shirley Stone, Vickie Leonard and Steve Schade, and Sherri and Joe White for their winning koi at the 2019 Central Florida Koi Show. Vickie and Steve also placed with a Ryukin Short Tail in the Goldfish Show.

Official Winners Report - Koi Show Click Here

If you would like to host a meeting or interested in please contact Joe at email: jwkoi@aol.com.

Happy Pondering to All!


The Gainesville Koi Club is one of the original sponsoring clubs of the Central Florida Koi Show held each year in Orlando. Please note that CFKS 2020 will be held again in March. The show returns to the newly renovated Avanti Palms Resort, 6515 International Dr. Rooms must be booked by early February. Phone: 866-994-3157

For more information about the show including the Koi and Goldfish shows, Vendor Fair, and Seminars see www.cfks.org


Photo is from our visit to the botanial gardens in Williston.

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