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    AKCA board meeting minutes May 8 2009

    Just received our AKCA May meeting minutes. Thought I would share with everyone.



    AKCA Minutes of May 8, 2009
    Officers Present Directors Present Guests
    Chair: Harlan Glenn Burt Ballou Galen Hansen
    Vice Chair: Kristine Peterson Brenda Chandler Jack Chapman
    Secretary: Carole Elliott Louie Hernandez
    CFO: Doug Dahl Joyce Glenn
    Don Chandler
    Bob Finnegan
    Joan Finnegan


    Board Highlights:
    Ř 2011 Seminar date will be June 15-19th in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Harlan Glenn @ 6:00 p.m.

    v MINUTES: Motion: To approve the minutes of April 10, 2009. Motion by Joan, 2nd by Joyce. Approved.

    v MARCH FINANCIAL STATEMENT:
    Doug reported that the investment account gained $3194 in March 2/3 due to redeemed CD. Project KHV CD interest for April was unavailable. Doug had to call Bank of America again to request a refund of the $15 online banking charge for the 2nd month and to ask them to stop charging us. 100 AKCA t-shirts donated by KOI UsA to AKCA have been delivered and valued at $785 as a donation from KOI USA in Quickbooks. 100 2009 AKCA Seminar Pins have been ordered and delivered to the bookstore at cost of $3.63 each will retail for $5. Doug discussed what he has considered administrative costs for Project KHV paid by AKCA and what was considered Project KHV research grants. He still has no final report for the San Diego Seminar regarding profit.

    COMMITTEE REPORTS:
    v Scientific/KHA: Harlan read a letter from Karen Pattist in which she terminated her association with AKCA as well as resigning as the Director of the KHA program. Motion: To reluctantly decertify Karen Pattist from the KHA Program because she meets the definition of a professional under AKCA by-laws and is non compliant with the KHA rules. Motion by Joan, 2nd by Brenda. Approved.

    v PROJECT KHV: Harlan also read a letter from Spike Cover in which he resigned from any and all involvement with the AKCA including the Directorship of Project KHV. The Board reluctantly accepted Spike’s resignation. Harlan stated that a contract with Oregon State University for a research project is ready for approval. Burt discussed the contract; he’s in favor of it. There was further discussion of the research project and guidelines that should accompany payment of money. This is a 3 year project with 5 payments. Further discussion. Burt will contact Ling Jin at OSU to get more info regarding payment schedule and research papers/reports schedule from her. Further discussion. Motion: To tentatively authorize the contract pending payment dates and status dates. Motion by Doug, 2nd by Burt. Approved. Spike has requested that no one but Harlan contact him. Motion: For the first $30k to come out of the AKCA matching funds and to have the flexibility to play with the rest of the money from KHV fund. Motion by Burt, 2nd by Don. Approved.

    v PUBLICATION: Joan reported that the magazine is headed for binding. Bob Payne implemented a new procedure called “Insight” which allows him to put the whole book on the web for Connie and Steve to have access to; the magazine will go into the mail by the end of the week. Joe

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    v reported that he has the set up to do the banners on the website. There is a banner ad for Wm. Lim as well as a reciprocal banner ad on Wm. Lim’s website for us. Steve reported that he’s almost
    done finalizing the June/July issue. He will move up the club Koi of the Year to the July/August issue and will finish the year with the Champion of Champions. Pete stated that the editing and proofing went very well. He sent out 2 CDs to Bob and Burt for review for the Koi ID poster.
    KOI USA passed a motion in which KOI USA would pay clubs $100 if they can show us that 100% of their club subscribes to KOI USA. Michael & Gleci Hernandez, koi hobbyists and guests, were there to talk about doing a video for KOI USA of the Dallas Koi Show in exchange for 2 full ads in KOI USA; this would be a one time swap. It was thought that it would be a good marketing tool in helping promote KOI USA. Connie would also try to sell 10 second and 20 second spots as well as product placement, however, the emphasis would be on the show (showing the koi as well as interviewing koi hobbyists).

    v MEMBERSHIP: Doug reported that the Southern Colorado Koi Club, with 13 families as members, has sent in their application. Motion: To approve Southern Colorado Koi Club as a member AKCA club. Motion by Doug, 2nd by Burt. Approved.

    v JUDGING: Galen stated that everything is going great. There are two empty spaces with 5 applicants. A questionnaire was sent out regarding the show and candidate judges. The feedback was that the judges would like to have a joint Seminar and show every few years; getting lots of good comments. Galen also stated that they are considering a tier system with judges.

    v SPEAKER’S GRANT: Burt stated that Tucson has been paid.

    v GUIDES: No report.

    v INSURANCE: Burt stated that several clubs don’t understand the Hold Harmless agreement. Kristine went over the Hold Harmless Agreement dated 7-13-04. It was felt that this form needs to be revised; it was decided to leave this for the committee to make any decision on wording. Discussion about the misunderstanding among KHAs about being self insured. It was pointed out that there NEVER was a motion to have the KHAs self insured. The risk is too high and even one claim/lawsuit, even if we won the legal costs, would be disastrous for AKCA. Motion: To clarify AKCAs position that we have not nor ever will self insure KHAs. Motion by Burt, 2nd by Joan. Approved with 1 abstain.

    SEMINAR REPORTS:

    v 2010 Nashville, Tenn.: Carole reported that Kay sent the contract for the General Jackson cruise to Doug; has reserved it for 50 but can add to that amount up to two weeks prior to the event. She went to the hotel and had a two hour meeting trying to re-negiotate the contract for room nights. We currently have a 650 room block and are responsible for 90%. Quality Koi is providing the koi for the judging program.

    v 2011 Seminar: We still need an AKCA Chair to coordinate with the Indiana club. Bob stated that they’re working on it.

    v 2012 Seminar: Felt it was too soon to address.

    PROXY CALLS FOR JUNE:
    q How many new members subscribe to KOI USA? Would your club like magazines for these new members provided your club pay for postage?


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    Upcoming AKCA Annual Calendar Events for JUNE
    q AKCA Board counts and validates votes for next term Officers
    q Have hotel contract for Seminar 2 years later
    q Submit year end expense reports
    q Select and notify Speakers Grant winners

    OLD BUSINESS:
    q Endorsements: The motion for endorsements was tabled last month. Motion: No member of the AKCA Board, or any of its constituent Committees (to wit: KOI USA, Judging, KHA & KHV), shall allow their likeness in their respective Committee attire to be used in, or paired with, commercial koi related advertisements – whether said participation is compensated or not. Likewise, no member of the AKCA Board, or any of its constituent Committees (to wit: KOI USA, Judging, KHA & KHV) shall allow their endorsement of any particular product, manufacturer or dealer to be used in, or paired with, commercial koi related advertisements – whether said participation is compensated or not. Said koi related advertisements shall include, but not be limited to, each and every kind of print and electronic media (such as radio, TV, magazines, newspapers, internet web sites, posters, flyers, newsletters, handbills, &/etc.). Nothing in the Motion prohibits or otherwise prevents said members from sharing their experience, expertise, observations or conclusions in any way, shape or form during the routine course of their conversations, lectures, seminars, or other official and unofficial activities. In point of fact, we both value and encourage said discourse. Motion by Don, 2nd by Burt. Approved.

    NEW BUSINESS:

    q KHA Committee: We need a committee formed. It was suggested that Harlan and Bob be involved in the formation of this committee for the KHV and KHA program.

    q Statement by Harlan: Harlan stated that he has been taking blame for Don’s 18 page report on the KHAs. Don wanted to make clear that this was done on his own. Discussion followed. Don stated that he was sorry for causing Harlan personal aggravation. Brenda, Don’s wife, stated that she compiled much of the report based on what she got from the internet.
    REPRESENTATIVE CONTACTS:
    q Written report submitted by Doug: Judy Schwartz, of Austin PS, reports the April club meeting featured Stever Kainer, of Hill Country Water Gardens, demonstrate how to divide various water garden plants. Club members toured Mike Maddox’s new pond also in April. Irene Dunic, of Dai Ichi KC, reports the highest priority for the club is their website completion. Members are making plans for a visit to a local horticultural center in June and there are four club couples planning to attend the upcoming PNKCA convention. Judy Christian, of Lone Star KC, reports John Howell presented the Ins and Outs of Filtration at the April club meeting. Some club members assisted the San Antonio club with their Spring Sale where Andrew’s Koi presented some wonderful koi for sale. In May, the club will join the Moto-Kara KoiKai club at their meeting with Ron Goforth presenting. The club will have a Pond Tour June 5/6 with over 20 ponds. The club held a joint Dainichi koi sale with the Moto-Kara Koikai club May 2/3 with over 100 people attending. The koi were incredible. Some club members plan to assist the Dallas Koi Kichi Club with their Spring Show May 23/24. Pam Francis, of Michigan K&PC-SE, reports the club held their koi seminar on April 18 with 90 people attending, including vendors. The attendees left with a goodie bag, well fed and well educated by the speakers. Keynote Speaker Taro Kodama donated 3 koi for door prizes for the Seminar. The May club meeting will be at Ann Arbor Botanical Gardens. The club will hold a Koi Auction on June 20 and a Pond Tour on July 11. Dot Wilbanks, of Moto Kara Koi Kai ZNA Chapter, reports the club did not have a meeting in April. See the discussion for Lone Star club above for the Dainichi Kohaku Koi sale attended
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    q by both clubs. Fritz Miller, of Olympic K,G&WGC, reports the May meeting topic will be a presentation on how to properly quarantine koi. On May 9, the club will take a field trip to Bluewater Koi to buy koi. Laurie Brodeur, of Pioneer Valley WG&KC, reports club members
    visited Lyman Conservatory gardens in February. After the tour, members were invited to attend the Amherst Orchid Society annual Spring Show held at Smith Vocational School. The orchid show was spectacular. The March meeting featured Mura Bacon-Erickson lecture and demo on the proper pruning of spirals and espaliers. The April club meeting had Marjorie Tanguay lecture
    on care and growth of orchids. The club will not hold a Koi Show in 2009 but plans one again in 2010. Club members are busy planning the Pond Tour for July 11/12 and a club trip to a koi farm in October. Craig Marani, owner of Butterfly Koi in Ludlow, MA was recognized for achieving BHP certification. Kristine Jones, of Salt Lake KC, shared her opinion regarding AKCA self-insuring the KHAs but will poll the club Officers and members for their opinions. David Yee, of Valley of the Sun KC, reports they just completed their Annual Koi Show in conjunction with the City of Phoenix Japanese Friendship Garden. They had a high turnout from the public and club. Mary Oxman, of Ventura KC, reports the April club meeting was hosted by Peter Fleurat in a home landscape not unlike a nature retreat paradise. Fish keeping is just one of the many living pursuits on the property. The May club meeting will again be hosted within a wildlife habitat of Dave & Frankie Ackerman in historic Santa Paula, CA. A 4,000 gallon pond includes a 30 foot stream and a waterfall and was constructed by Marcial Baryjuga of California Rock and Waterfalls using an artful blend of natural and crafted rock and boulders. Doug tried to contact the following clubs with no response: Las Vegas KC; Piedmont K&WGS.

    q Written report submitted by Burt: Norbun Watson, of Middle Georgia KS, said their 1st annual koi & goldfish show was a huge success; had 138 koi and a large number of goldfish entered. The show went very smoothly with a great amount of help from their club members, and Bart Atkinson was koi show chair; also, special thanks to Sharri White for the computer registration and Mike Frady for benching and assisting with panning during the judging. Their next event is their pond tour in only 2 weeks – so it’s a busy month. Dr. Jim Hooper, of Mendocino Coast K&WGS, said their recent meeting they worked on their web site and were going to add links that might be of interest for people interested in koi. They feel that the AKCA site is hurting itself by limiting it to members of subscribers to KOI USA. They understand that certain portions should be restricted, i.e. KHA program, but practical info, including how to properly construct a koi pond, maintenance, and beautiful photos of koi and ponds should be open to anyone to encourage the hobby. This misconception of the AKCA website was cleared up. The only thing is the Mendocino Coast K&WGS has 5 ponds which include koi on their upcoming June 6 pond tour. These represent a range of ideas and they are beautiful. Barb Flowers, of Rocky Mountain KC, said they will be having their annual auction on May 16th. For the month of June they will be planning a trip to their only Colorado koi breeder, Thompson’s Aquatic in Pueblo, Colo. Also, in June they will be going to the Denver Aquarium for a behind the scenes tour. July will be their annual pond tour and then their 20th annual koi show August 15 & 16. Arley Hulstrand, of Dallas Koi Kichi Group, said they held their May meeting at the home of Carol Marthens, owner of Luminary Llamas, In McKinney. She has a 13,000 gallon pond with crystal clear water, a small quarantine tank, and a mud pond. They spent their business meeting discussing the upcoming 7th Annual show. The show will be held at Frisco Square, Frisco, just off the Dallas North Parkway the weekend of May 22-24. There is a waiting list for tanks. Also, several members are beginning a growout contest with kohaku and showa tosai, brought back from Houston by Duc Nguyen during some stormy Texas weather. The tosai are excellent quality. Linda Montgomery, of Cascade K&GFC, said their next meeting will be at Orient farms and the owner will discuss plant divisions, otherwise all is quiet with the club. Johnny Foster, of Nature’s Coast K&WGC, said they had a very nice field trip and picnic on April 15th to Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. Sixteen members viewed thirteen theme gardens including a large bamboo collection and two koi ponds. Their 7th Annual Young Koi Show and Plant Sale was a big success. Todo Todorsky did a great job as judge. They had 86 gorgeous fish entered. Signed up some new members. They were
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    q joined by members from Gainesville & Rainbow River Koi clubs. Looking forward to joining the other Florida clubs this weekend for a Customer Appreciation Day hosted by Jeff Mendoza’s House of Koi in the Tampa area. Taro Kodama will be on hand to answer questions. Kim Hafley, of Orlando Area K&PC, said the April meeting of
    the Orlando Area Koi & Pond Club was held at the home of Kim Hafley. There were a large number of members and guests in attendance to hear the presentation by Mr.Huy Tran on pond filtration and the use of a UV system. Joe White cautioned members once again to quarantine new koi before introducing them into the pond environment. He explained about setting up the quarantine system and keeping all equipment used on the quarantine pond separate from any equipment used for the primary pond. The May meeting will be held at the home of June Roberti on May 23. He son is a chef and is planning to make something special for the group. Karen Turtle, of ZNA NORCAL, said they all had a good time at this meeting. It was well balanced between business and a koi judging exercise. They will be having judging exercises at all of their up and coming meetings. It is very interesting to see how differently they all see the same fish and can easily learn a lot with the open show of hands and discussion about each koi. Erwin did a great job as their judge. They also want to thank Russell for hosting their meeting and letting them view his koi for the judging exercise. Russell and Kari gave their club the seed money that they needed and in turn they need to support PSKoi. There will not be a May meeting because most of them will be attending Tom Tse’s judging competition. It is a great way to use your knowledge; also a chance to win a $1000 gift certificate and trophy. In June, Barbara Jackson will be hosting a BBQ picnic. The club will be providing the food. Koi Chow will also come and pass out samples for them to try. Sonka Kahkola, of Rainbow River KC, said it was an educational meeting at Jeanette & Andy’s home. Showed a short DVD sent by Quality Koi on their fall harvest. They also started watching the Train your eye to pick the best Koi DVD that is in Kodama’s Kokugyo Vol. 1. Since it’s packed full of all kinds of Koi, they decided to start with all Shiro Utsuri and will pick another variety next time. It keeps it short and everyone interested without cramming too much info. Many club members will be traveling to the May 9th Open House at Jeff’s Koi House featuring Mamoru & Taro Kodama and a Hi Utsuri grow out contest with the Kodama’s coming back next year to judge. Enjoyable meeting at the Foster’s Young Koi Show. Cathy Young was in Ireland, but her husband Bob still took their Koi to the show and they won GC with a beautiful Goromo.

    q Written report submitted by Carole: Kay Rice, of Koi Club of Middle Tennessee, said that they are busy working on the 2010 AKCA Seminar. Nancy Wojnowski, of Niagara Frontier K&PC, said they are planning a ‘mega-auction’ at their general meeting June 12. Their pond tour is scheduled for July and a koi show/auction at Menne’s Nursery August 15 & 16. The “pond squad” was out & about this spring helping less physically active members in opening their ponds. Jan Jordan, of Mid-Columbia K&PC, said they are still adjusting to the change on the board and have yet to set anything permanent. They have discussed having Arbonne come and do massages after the plant dividing season. Pond tour in fall and some sort of demo in June. Jackie Allsup, of Eastern Iowa PS, said they are waiting for warmer weather. The club is now meeting twice a month. Their recipe/pond hints cook book is now complete and being sent for printing. They’re hoping it will be a great fund raising project. They’ve about finished the line up of ponds for their annual tour on July 12th and a group of volunteers recently finished cleaning and revitalizing a pond at Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids. They’re proud of all their volunteers working on all these projects. Jerry Woodbury, of Miami Valley WGS, said that members went to Cedar Bog and enjoyed the program that was presented. Several members are returning soon to see the orchids in bloom. This month they have Steve Flesing, from Green Vista Water Gardens, giving the presentation. Yeow Chye Ng (Warren), of Central Alabama K&WGS, said that their May 23rd meeting will meet at Wachovia Bank and then depart for Huntsville to see Yeow Chye’s koi mud pond and fish lab. This is a ONE day trip meeting, 150 miles each way. It will be an interesting and educational experience. Lunch meal and tea break will be provided. After the tour of Yeow Chye’s facility and “Across the Pond (water garden dealership), there will be an optional side trip
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    q to the Huntsville Botanical Gardens. Marilee Marshall, of Camellia KC, reports there are lots of new faces and great seeing some of their long-timers this Spring. Last month, Jason Sargent gave a scrape and scope workshop aimed at beginning hobbyists, as well as raffling off tosai for a growth contest. Club auction is this month; gearing up for a big koi show this Sept. Dan Phillips, of North Carolina K&WGS, said they have four members signing up for the KHA program this
    year. They have five KHAs in club already. At the April meeting they discussed 2nd Carolina Classic Young Koi Show for this October; brought in few boxes of tosai from Toyoma koi for members, some going out to mud pond, some going home to new owner’s ponds. Distributed Dainichi and Hai Feng koi food ordered by club members and discussed plans for club spawning exercise to take place by club this year at Noel Weston’s farm. April meeting was at Noel & Molly Weston’s daylily farm. Held their Spring cull sale which was a good fundraiser $$ again for club this year. Also signed up a few new members. Tamara Skaggs, of Northern Midwest ZNA KC, said they are finalizing plans for their Koi Show, the 3rd year it has been held in Indianapolis, the 3rd weekend in June. This years show will be held at Season’s Gardens with many plans for great Seminars and great fish. Ray Jordan, of Texas K&FGFS, said their club’s 16th annual Spring Seminar and fish sale was a big success. They had good attendance and everyone remarked how healthy and beautiful the fish were brought by their fish vendors to the event. Andy Moo, of Andrews Koi International, brought a great selection of Japanese koi for their members to purchase. Mike Christensen, of Ornamental Pond fish, brought a great selection of large and small fancy goldfish to sell. Vance Schultze, of Tank Hollow Farms, brought a beautiful selection of long fin koi to sell. They also had a very successful fundraising raffle which will help with their show expenses this fall. They wish to thank the fish vendors, seminar speakers, all attendees, and especially their many club members that helped them make sure this annual event was a big success. Also, thanks to Water Garden Gems for hosting their event the past 16 years. Their club strongly supports the KHA program and the many benefits it has provided their members the past nine years. KHA’s should be members in good standing with an AKCA club and subscribe to KOI USA magazine. They recommend that a committee be put together to review current policies and if needed, develop new policies and objectives to help the KHA program continue to be all it can be for the next ten years. Bob Wheeler, of Genesee Valley P&KC, said they had a recent meeting to review the AKCA Koi classifications as an intro to newer members and a refresher for longer term members. He was able to use several sources of info in putting together the presentation, but most notably, the AKCA’s own online information, much of it authored by Doug Dahl. They are now planning their annual plant/product auction for June and their annual pond tour for August. Carole tried but was unable to reach: Amarillo KS; Bakersfield K&WGS; Canada KC of British Columbia; Midwest P&KC; North Texas WGS; Puget Sound KC; South Carolina K&WGS; Southwest K&PA; and, The WGC of South Texas.

    q Written report submitted by Phil Hunter: Jeff Venn, of the Capital Area K&WGC, reports that the April meeting was held at the Delta Community Center. Dave Richter gave a presentation on pumps and filter and the group had a potluck dinner. The May meeting will be held at Preuss Pets, with the speaker to be announced. The club is also planning a trip to Dow Gardens, possibly in August. Don Hellard, of the Gainesville KC, reports that the club is planning a field trip to a local koi farm. In addition, they are planning a pond tour in July. Tom Tranbarger, of the Shasta K&WGC, reports that the April meeting was held at the home of Tom & Becky Tranbarger. The discussion topic was: “Salting-You Decide.” The May meeting will be held at the Grant Pond. The meeting will feature a hands on demonstration on dividing plants. In addition, there will be a plant exchange. In June, the regular meeting will not be held, but the club will have a public pond tour. Linda Siler, of the Springfield WGS, reports that the April meeting was held at Garden Adventures. The nursery specializes in Azaleas and the meeting coincided with the azalea festival. In May, the club is having an informal get together with the Master Gardeners at Machino’s. The regular May meeting will be held at the home of Ken & Mimi Grozinger. The Dayton K&GFC, Inland Empire WG&KS and the Mountaineer K&WGS had no report this month.
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    q Written report submitted by Don Chandler: Janet Vukovich, of Central Calif. KC, reports that April’s meeting was their first of the year. While mostly social (several new members were introduced), planning is underway for their Pond Tour and their Koi Show later this year. Debi Gillis, of Central Coast KC, reports the April meeting was to include a presentation by her on filtration. Don Chandler, of Internet Koi of North America (IKONA), reports 14 club members attended the April meeting; after the business portion was completed, AKCA Judges Jan Thompson and Bob Winkler led a group participation exercise on Designing Your Perfect Gosanke – Do’s & don’ts. Participants were given a white outline of a koi and were to draw their perfect Kohaku, Sanke, Showa, and/or Utsuri. Jan and Bob then judged these and talked about how pattern can make or break a koi’s appearance. No contact with Debby Davis, of Las Pampas K&WGS. Dennis Long, of Metro-Detroit P&GC, reports their first meeting of the year was held in April. Planning continues for their Pond Tour, which will be held in July. Dennis and Don discussed how different things are for us right now since his pond was still at 54 degrees while ours in 15 degrees warmer. Rick Paul, of Macon K&WGC (the renamed Middle Georgie K&WGC), reports several club members helped out at the Middle Georgia Koi Society’s show. They had a great time and learned a lot. Also, tosai have been purchased for the Club’s Growout Contest; fish will be raffled off and everyone’s busy planning their Pond Tour as well as being involved in co-hosting the AKCA’s 2010 Seminar. No contact with Phyllis Anderson of North Idaho Koi Keepers. Dorothy Connors, of Rhode Island & Massachusetts KC, reports their first meeting of the year was cancelled due to the weather. Jerry Dudley, of Siskiyou K&PC, reports they had a very successful event at the Master Garden Spring Garden Fair. They displayed koi for Sale in a large tank and had educational material available to the public as well as gaining some new members. Their annual free BBQ for the public will be held May 11 and should result in recruiting some new members. Their upcoming full club yard sale will be held June 17h. Congrats to Ron & Linda Johnson, winners of the prestigious Ed Fujimoto Award given by the Pacific NW Koi Clubs Assn. Dick Hadley, of Upper Midwest KC, reports their April meeting was held at the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory of the University of the Minnesota School of Veterinary Medicine. They started out with a short business meeting where John Verhalen was introduced as the acting president of the club (in the absence of Sue Emerick). They each had a chance to tell where they live and to describe their experience and involvement with koi. Mike Swanson gave a very informative presentation on koi health, focusing especially on the stresses placed upon fish during the spring, when water is beginning to warm up but when the fish immune systems are still not up to speed. Dr. Amy Kizer, a fish veterinarian, was also on hand to discuss some specific diseases and treatment regimens. After that, they retired to a laboratory where they all had the opportunity to practice and/or learn skills such as scraping fish and looking for parasites. Dr. Kizer also performed necropsies on some fish to demonstrate normal and abnormal anatomy.

    q Written report submitted by Brenda Chandler: Koi Kichi & WGC reports no regular meeting was held in April. Several members assisted at the Nishiki Club auction.

    q Written report submitted by Joan Finnegan: So Cal Koi Club held their May meeting at the home of Steve & Susie Brasch; Don Chandler talked about proper shade over your pond; also discussed treating koi for parasites and the pond the club built at McFadden Intermediate, in Santa Ana. Will have their annual BBQ-potluck in June at the home of Mallory Hartt. They also held their annual koi exhibit on April 18 & 19 at the Orange County Buddhist Church. Lots of koi spectators, good food, produce (strawberries), plants, boutique and excellent Okinawa Donuts. Bob & Joan as well as Carole Elliott, Don & Brenda Chandler, Gordon Chibana helped as well as eating lots of good food. The next exhibit will be at San Juan Capistrano Mission on May 16th with members helping. Charles Phelps, of Greater Louisville K&GFC, said their club is doing fine. Their annual koi show will be held on Memorial weekend of 5/23 & 24, 2009. BBQ will be great at the Show Banquet. Norman Call, of Oregon K&WGS, said Dr. Tim Miller-Morgan had a Wet Lab at their last club meeting. Having their annual koi show on June 13-14. They are
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    q investigating on Liability insurance and also coverage for their club equipment. Joan tried but was unable to contact Northwest K&GFC.

    q Written report submitted by Joyce Glenn: Bonnie Nakahara, of Hawaii GF&CA, said their club has been very busy. They had a garage sale to raise funds for their upcoming Ohana Koi & Goldfish Show. This was their first time having a sale but they did really well selling fish as well as items from around the yard and house. This past Sunday they spent the day at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii celebrating Children’s Day. As in the past, they put on a koi display and had several games for the kids. They also decided to take on a food booth this year and the club sold hamburger kids meal with a special fish shaped cookie. It was a hot day but they all enjoyed the camaraderie with club members and a day full of happy kids. This weekend they are at the Pet Expo where 10,000 plus folks walk through enjoying all things related to pets. They will be putting on a koi and goldfish display and will be on hand to answer questions. While all of this is going on, they are also busily working on our upcoming Ohana Koi and Goldfish Show happening on June 12-14. This year they are having their show as part of a Home & Garden Show so it will run for 3 days instead of our usual one. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of their club; want to make this show a special show. They are inviting all other koi and goldfish clubs to come out to visit their show. Robert Lewis, of Charleston Showa KC, said they just had their meeting and Cindy Coombs gave a talk on KHV. They have several new members that know not a thing about it. The club is just about ready for the pond tour on June 13th. Bob Waag, of Florida West Coast K&WGS, said things are quiet, meetings are picking up. He put in some tropical fish in his koi pond and they have become so prolific he is now looking for a method to catch them. Vik Nair, of Washington K&WGS, said they are getting closer to the PNKCA’s 25th Anniversary convention which their club is hosting at the end of May. Dave Peebler, of the KC of Kansas, said their May 16th meeting will be at the Peebler’s home; their program will consist of how to handle 911 Koi emergencies. They will cover symptoms to look for, how to treat, basic microscope use and look at a few short videos of waht small parasites will look like through the microscope. Joyce tried but was unable to reach Atlanta Koi Club.

    q Written report submitted by Bob Finnegan: David Vince, of West Tennessee PS, said they are making a field trip and trying new ideas for club activities. Russell Centanni, of Idaho WG&KS, said they stay active; they’ve had koi shows for at least 17-18 years and will have another one in June. Lester Berkow, of Tropical K&WGC, said the club is having some difficulty in having their next koi show. Lester has been ill and we wish him speedy recovery. Nellie Hawley, of North Florida KC, said that they have agreed to assist the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens with koi who were to become part of an exhibit to be known as the Asian Bamboo Gardens. In February, several members assisted the zoo in photos, identification, values and release of the first koi into the 30,000 gallon pond. In March, the rescue team from NFKC picked up and delivered a dozen large koi which were being donated to the zoo. On April 11 & 12 members of the club operated an information booth next to the pond distributing KOI USA to persons really interested in koi as well as giving out information on the club, flyers for upcoming events, general information on koi and the hobby in general. The actual attendance for the event was 7400 over the two day period. On April 25th, NFKC joined by the First Coast KC, held a longfin show judged by Joe Pawlak and Johnnie Foster. While the show, which was an overwhelming success, was going on other members were again at the zoo for Earth Day. They were assisting the zoo whenever the assistance is requested. In fact, they have already been asked to assist with the photo, id, values, and release from quarantine of the koi delivered to them in March. On May 30 & 31 NFKC with First Coast KC will join to hold an area wide Pond tour to benefit a local charity. Ken Hartman, of Great Ponds & KS of West. Michigan, said their club is growing fast; the club will make a field trip to the Mich. St.U. Gardens in Ann Arbor in May. Chauncey Blackford, of Indiana WG&KS, said they are working on their koi show to be held in June; will be their 1st one. They are also going to build a pond at the DAMOR School. Bob tried but was unable to reach Sierra KC, Tulsa KS, and Northern Nevada PC.
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    q Written report submitted by Kristine Peterson: The Santa Clarita K&WGC reported that following the May 17th meeting there will be a tour of 2-3 homes. They are planning a club auction of new and used items donated. It will be held during the Aug. or Sept. meeting and Danny Freibrun will collect the items prior to the event. Jim Thirkettle displayed and talked about six of the young koi that will be available for the next Koi Growth Contest to begin at the June 18 meeting. The male breeder of these koi was available for viewing in Boswell’s pond. Verne Gilkes, of Mountain View KC, said he would like to repeat an article that he sent in before Christmas about the founding of their club and where they are situated and some of the activities that they have done. Wanted to know if we still have that article?

    q Written report submitted by Louie Hernandez: The Nishiki KC held a koi auction the 1st weekend this past April. There were over 250 koi auctioned off and not one koi was left unsold. The event was held at Andrews Koi in Anaheim. Members and volunteers did the set-up Friday morning in record time. They did something for the first time and that was taking the names of folks that worked the auction Friday and Sat. At the end of the auction, a drawing took place picking 10 names of the people that helped out that weekend. Each was given a $100 gift certificate and the club banked what was left. ZNA Southern CA reports that their March show went well; did not have an April meeting.
    Motion: To adjourn at 9:25 p.m. Motion by Joan, 2nd by Joyce. Approved.

    Respectfully submitted,
    Carole Elliott, Secretary

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    As is well known in many circles, the actions taken at this AKCA board meeting has led to numerous folks leaving both the KHA program and the AKCA organization. As the AKCA representative for the local Koi Club where I live, my recommendation will be for the club to officially dissociate itself from the AKCA organization.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roddy Conrad View Post
    As is well known in many circles, the actions taken at this AKCA board meeting has led to numerous folks leaving both the KHA program and the AKCA organization. As the AKCA representative for the local Koi Club where I live, my recommendation will be for the club to officially dissociate itself from the AKCA organization.
    This must really be PP'ing you off...let us know what they say

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roddy Conrad View Post
    As is well known in many circles, the actions taken at this AKCA board meeting has led to numerous folks leaving both the KHA program and the AKCA organization. As the AKCA representative for the local Koi Club where I live, my recommendation will be for the club to officially dissociate itself from the AKCA organization.

    Roddy, how unprofessional of you to throw that out for everyone to read without eloborating the specific gripe. If you have something to say, go ahead.

    Is it the insurance? Is it the hold harmless? Is it the fact that people thought they were insured and weren't? Was someone wronged?

    My Opinion: Due to poor communication and poor leadership, a bunch of people were misinformed and/or they heard what they wanted to hear. No one in a leadership position did anything about correcting the misunderstanding until it was too late, and then people had their poor little egos hurt. Instead of "manning up" and moving on after they had their ego hurt, they decided to leave.

    Go ahead please

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    It was nothing to do with insurance or lack of insurance from my take on it.

    Don Chandler made a long list of made up issues about Karen Pattist and Spike Cover, and many more of us who were working hard on koi health issues in our own ways. Don included me by name in his paper of complaints, his gripe was that on message boards I added to my signature that the AKCA KHA director requested us to say we don't represent the KHA when we write something on a message board. And that was the simple truth, yet Don made a big stink about it. The AKCA board supported Don Chandler in his intense and meaningless mischief, demanding the resignation of Karen and Spike, which led to the end of the KHA program and the AKCA organization for many of us.

    This is my personal feeling and thoughts on these events.

    You say it is unprofessional for me to bring this up without explaining it. I was not at the board meeting, or in California during the intense debate, but have seen the long paper Don Chandler wrote to the board to start this horrible mischief, and find nothing in his documentation of substance that should have led to any support from the AKCA board members.

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    Roddy,

    Fair enough, though I have some issues about the behavior of certain KHA advisors and what made them believe the way they do, the concept is sound.

    Thanks for eloborating

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    The problem with Roddy's clarification is that he is making things up. I read the paper presented by Don. The information contained in the paper was not "made up" but instead is full of well documented FACTS. Since Karen decided to resign versus try to defend herself against the FACTS, the board did the right thing in not airing her dirty laundry in public. They just documented in the necessary items in the minutes:

    Harlan read a letter from Karen Pattist in which she terminated her association with AKCA as well as resigning as the Director of the KHA program. Motion: To reluctantly decertify Karen Pattist from the KHA Program because she meets the definition of a professional under AKCA by-laws and is non compliant with the KHA rules. Motion by Joan, 2nd by Brenda. Approved.

    Now Roddy, since you seem to think the paper is full of "made up" meaningless mischief, maybe you would like to be the one to publish the paper and embarass those that preffered to resign instead of face the FACTS in public?

    I certainly hope your local club has better since than to drop out of the AKCA just because you do not like the organization doing what was right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roddy Conrad View Post
    It was nothing to do with insurance or lack of insurance from my take on it.

    Don Chandler made a long list of made up issues about Karen Pattist and Spike Cover, and many more of us who were working hard on koi health issues in our own ways. Don included me by name in his paper of complaints, his gripe was that on message boards I added to my signature that the AKCA KHA director requested us to say we don't represent the KHA when we write something on a message board. And that was the simple truth, yet Don made a big stink about it. The AKCA board supported Don Chandler in his intense and meaningless mischief, demanding the resignation of Karen and Spike, which led to the end of the KHA program and the AKCA organization for many of us.

    This is my personal feeling and thoughts on these events.

    You say it is unprofessional for me to bring this up without explaining it. I was not at the board meeting, or in California during the intense debate, but have seen the long paper Don Chandler wrote to the board to start this horrible mischief, and find nothing in his documentation of substance that should have led to any support from the AKCA board members.
    Roddy, did you read the same 18 page paper that I did??? If so, how can you state that Don made up any of this? Every thing that was in that document was verified information, that ANYONE could have obtained..

    Instead of trying to shoot the messanger, why don't you post the paper, and explain to everyone which parts are untruths?

    Quote Originally Posted by HenryC View Post
    The problem with Roddy's clarification is that he is making things up. I read the paper presented by Don. The information contained in the paper was not "made up" but instead is full of well documented FACTS. Since Karen decided to resign versus try to defend herself against the FACTS, the board did the right thing in not airing her dirty laundry in public. They just documented in the necessary items in the minutes:

    Harlan read a letter from Karen Pattist in which she terminated her association with AKCA as well as resigning as the Director of the KHA program. Motion: To reluctantly decertify Karen Pattist from the KHA Program because she meets the definition of a professional under AKCA by-laws and is non compliant with the KHA rules. Motion by Joan, 2nd by Brenda. Approved.

    Now Roddy, since you seem to think the paper is full of "made up" meaningless mischief, maybe you would like to be the one to publish the paper and embarass those that preffered to resign instead of face the FACTS in public?

    I certainly hope your local club has better since than to drop out of the AKCA just because you do not like the organization doing what was right.

    Henry,

    Everyone needs to get past the personal reasons that they think.. this information was not a personal vendetta. It was a fact finding mission, the sad part is that if one or more KHA's had not brought up the subject that they were insured, then none of this would have been brought to the boards attention, and the fact finding would not have taken place.

    Everyone wants to shoot the messinger, but what about the people that mislead the KHA's? I would think that they dropped the ball, and NOT the AKCA board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roddy Conrad View Post
    It was nothing to do with insurance or lack of insurance from my take on it.

    Don Chandler made a long list of made up issues about Karen Pattist and Spike Cover, and many more of us who were working hard on koi health issues in our own ways. Don included me by name in his paper of complaints, his gripe was that on message boards I added to my signature that the AKCA KHA director requested us to say we don't represent the KHA when we write something on a message board. And that was the simple truth, yet Don made a big stink about it. The AKCA board supported Don Chandler in his intense and meaningless mischief, demanding the resignation of Karen and Spike, which led to the end of the KHA program and the AKCA organization for many of us.

    This is my personal feeling and thoughts on these events.

    You say it is unprofessional for me to bring this up without explaining it. I was not at the board meeting, or in California during the intense debate, but have seen the long paper Don Chandler wrote to the board to start this horrible mischief, and find nothing in his documentation of substance that should have led to any support from the AKCA board members.
    Roddy,
    You are kidding, right? Made up? It was all well documented and uncontrovertable. Let it die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryC View Post
    The problem with Roddy's clarification is that he is making things up. I read the paper presented by Don. The information contained in the paper was not "made up" but instead is full of well documented FACTS. Since Karen decided to resign versus try to defend herself against the FACTS, the board did the right thing in not airing her dirty laundry in public. They just documented in the necessary items in the minutes:

    Harlan read a letter from Karen Pattist in which she terminated her association with AKCA as well as resigning as the Director of the KHA program. Motion: To reluctantly decertify Karen Pattist from the KHA Program because she meets the definition of a professional under AKCA by-laws and is non compliant with the KHA rules. Motion by Joan, 2nd by Brenda. Approved.

    Now Roddy, since you seem to think the paper is full of "made up" meaningless mischief, maybe you would like to be the one to publish the paper and embarass those that preffered to resign instead of face the FACTS in public?

    I certainly hope your local club has better since than to drop out of the AKCA just because you do not like the organization doing what was right.
    Henry

    You may want to reread Roddy's comments. He said the issues were made up, not the facts. He may be suggesting that you and your friends are petty and vindictive, but not necessarily inaccurate. Of course, I don't want to put words in his mouth.

    And I doubt that Karen would agree that she resigned rather than defend herself against the "facts." It was more likely that she would not deign to allow herself to be judged by any group that would support the behavior of Don and Nancy (who recently bragged about wanting to kick someone's ass at a koi show.) and question hers. After all, once she was suspended from writing for Koi USA she probably realized the fix was in.
    -- Carl --


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