Welcome to the OAKPC 

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


Next Saturday, December 15, is the Christmas social and meeting of the Orlando Area Koi & Pond Club. Chris and Diane Schroettinger are hosting this year's Christmas meeting.  Their home is at 1815 Woodlawn Drive, Orlando, FL 32803. You may want to arrive around 11:00 am, with lunch being served at noon.  Bring a dish to share.  From what some of the members have mentioned they are bringing, it sounds like we are going to have a scrumptious lunch. Our Christmas meetings are usually very well attended. 

One award will be awarded this year, plus there will be several nice items to be given as pond prizes. Chris may have some of his signature goldfish available for members who wish to add someting a little different to their pond. The only Club business I know about right now is the election of Club officers for 2019.


Kim Hafley

Secretary

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Prospective members are welcome to attend our meetings as guests. If interested please call (407) 403-0757 or email Kim at: kahafley66@gmail.com. 

PONDSIDE NEWS


2018 Hosting Schedule

October 13        -  Mark Rittenberg (Wonders of Water) 11:00 am

November 10    -  Mike and Susan McMahon10:00 am

December 15  - Diane and Chris Schroettinger  11:00 am (see above).

Submitted by: Kim Hafley, Secretary
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Central Florida Koi Show Report

By Kim Hafley


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.