Welcome to the OAKPC 

February Meeting
Our February meeting is hosted by Hazel and Rob Forbis in Orlando. The meeting is at 10am Saturday February 23rd at 3126 Rider Place (32817). This is an important meeting in regard to lining up volunteers to help with show in March. 

The Central Florida Koi Show has been moved to the fourth weekend in March, the 22nd - 24th. Visit cfks.org for show updates.

Read a message from our new club president.

Auction a Success!!

Henry auctioned three very nice koi at the January meeting, with the proceeds going to the CFKS (see pictures of two below).  It is always a treat just to watch Henry bowl and bag these jumbo koi.  And as you might know, all three of these koi will need a large pond.  Following is Henry's description:  "As in past years, I have new Koi I purchased from Japan and so a few Koi need to move on.  Attached are photos of 2 of the 3 Koi I will auction off with the proceeds going to the show.  One is a two year old Pearl Gin Aka Hajiro that is close to 20”.  It was Best in Variety at 2018 CFKS as a tosai and the Gin is still perfect.  The other photo is my 4 year old Asagi which was the Botan Champion at the 2017 CFKS.  She is now 33” with a clean head and her beni has developed to just below her lateral line.  I do not have a photo of the final Koi.  She is an 8 year old Marudo Kohaku that is 32” with a VERY big body.” 


Prospective members are welcome to attend our meetings as guests. 

2019 Hosting Schedule
January - Saturday, January 12     Leslie and Henry Culpepper

Central Florida Koi Show Report 2018

The show this year must have been one of the most successful.  A larger tent was required to accommodate all the reserved tanks and vendors participating.  I do think the quality of the koi for those showing and the wet vendors was exceptional.  Several of our Club members  showed some of their koi this year:  Luis and Jenifer Barroso, Henry Culpepper, Rob and Hazel Forbis, Kim Hafley, Mike McMahon, Narish Ramkissoon, Sam Schult, and Joe and Sherri White.  Major awards went to Mike McMahon winning the Sakura Champion with his 20-24" Gin Rin "A"-S; Joe and Sherri White won Adult Champion with their 20-24" Showa; Luis Barroso won a Friendship Award from the Midwest Pond & Koi Society for his 24-28" Showa; and Joe and Sherri White won a Friendship Award from the St. Louis Watergarden Society with their 20-24" Showa.  Best in Variety Awards went to Mike McMahon for his Kohaku over 28"; Luis Barroso for his 24-28" Showa; Henry Culpepper for Gin Rin "B"-S under 8"; Luis Barroso for his 24-28" Doitsu-T; and Kim Hafley won with her 12-16" Longfin.  Best Koi in Size 5 went to Henry Culpepper for his 20-24" Kohaku.  To see a listing of all the winners this year with pictures you can go to www.CFKS.org.  The rest of us won first and second place awards in several categories.  We all had so much fun at the show that I expect we will do it all again next year.  A special "thank you" needs to go to Hazel and Rob Forbis for organizing and manning the Hospitality Suite the whole weekend.  Everyone was certainly happy to see this special show benefit back again this year.  And, as always, this show would not have been the great success it was without the effort and computer skills of Sherri White. 

Hurricane Preparedness

The above link is to an article by Martin Wilcox of south Florida. Martin shares many good points about pond readiness for a hurricane. With Irma arriving soon this article should provide timely information.

Happy Pondering