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    Fry
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    MAKC's Koi America 2010 - Sept 24-26

    CANCELLED: Mid-Atlantic Koi Club’s Koi America 2010
    22nd Annual Koi Show & 6th Annual Goldfish Show

    September 24-26, 2010
    Carroll County Ag Center
    Westminster, MD (near Baltimore)

    It is with sadness and a sense of disappointment that we must announce that Koi America 2010 – the Mid-Atlantic Koi Club’s Koi and Goldfish show has been cancelled. It was decided that in these uncertain economic times it would be unwise for MAKC to expend the money necessary to put on this show when we have a limited amount of koi and goldfish show entrants and vendor commitments as well as lagging hotel and banquet reservations. We are not the first show to have been cancelled this year. And, it is no secret that the AKCA Seminar struggled. Koi America 2010 is just the latest casualty. Maybe we could have done something sooner to avoid this outcome. Hindsight is always 20/20.
    In any event, we did not make this decision lightly. We know how much our members and volunteers look forward to Koi America 2010. We hate to disappoint. It was only after many phone calls and sleepless nights that we decided that we would rather disappoint now than put on a show which was less than what we wanted it to be and could potentially financially damage both MAKC and our participating vendors.
    Many thanks to Philip Gray, our Koi Show Chairman, and Terri Emerson, our Goldfish Show Chairperson, for all their efforts. They poured their hearts into the show and we know that they are both truly disappointed. And, we also thank ALL OUR LOYAL VENDORS AND SPONSORS. Last, but certainly not least, many thanks to all our volunteers and everyone who was planning to attend the show.
    We are already reassessing our show planning, and we do plan to be back next year.

    MAKC Executive Committee
    Koi America 2010 Event Chair
    Ellie Cooper, President Susan Boland
    Bruce Levine, Vice-President
    Nicole Lembke, Secretary
    Carolyn Broussard, Treasurer

    ***********

    Koi Show Judges
    From Japan: ZNA Judges Mr. Kunizo Narita, Mr. Shuji Matsuzawa, and Junichi Kayano, Interpreter
    From the U.S.: AKCA Judges Pam Spindola and Grant Patton
    Candidate Judges:Ray Jordan (ZNA) and Mike Frady (AKCA)

    Koi Show Chairs: Philip Gray ([email protected]) and John Lentzis

    Goldfish Show Judge: Tony Reynolds
    Goldfish Show Chair: Terri Emerson ([email protected])

    Koi & Goldfish Show Registration: Friday, September 24 from noon to 7 pm and on Saturday, September 25 from 8 am to 9 am (with permission from the fish registrar). Judging begins at 10 am. For koi and goldfish registration information, go to www.makc.com [Click on the Koi America 2010 poster]

    Buy a Koi or Goldfish on Friday, September 24 from a participating Vendor * Enter it into the Show! * $5/fish entry fee

    See www.makc.com [Click on the Koi America 2010 poster] for hotel and other information.
    New information is added daily!
    Are you interested in being a vendor at Koi America 2010 ? Email Ellie Cooper at [email protected].
    Last edited by sjbkoi; 08-06-2010 at 04:28 PM. Reason: Show has been cancelled

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    Sansai
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    Thanks for posting Susan.
    I'd just like add that if you are thinking about attending this show, make your reservation now.There are a lot of weddings and other things going on that time of year and the rooms fill up quickly. Also, there aren't many hotels in that area either. I can't tell you how many people have waited till close to the hotel block date to try to make reservation, that our show is booked for, only to learn that they have sold out.

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    Fry
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    Koi America 2010 - Hotel Information - Reserve by August 22nd

    Please note: Each hotel is offering special rates to show attendees. You must call the hotel for your reservation by AUGUST 22nd to receive these rates. As Ruth said, don't delay – Hotels Fill Up Quickly!!

    Best Western Catering &Conference Center
    Single or Double Occupancy – $89.95 + tax per night
    Ask for "Special MAKC Rate"
    Call Best Western Westminster directly at 410-857-1900
    Check in time 3:00 pm • Check out time 11:00 am
    *******************
    Days Inn
    Single or Double Occupancy – $99.95 + tax per night
    Call Days Inn directly at 410-857-0500
    Check in time 3:00 pm • Check out time 11:00 am
    *******************
    Another nearby hotel...
    The Boston Inn
    Single or Double Occupancy – Call for Rates
    410-848-9095

    Additional Koi America Information can be found at www.makc.com. Click on the Koi America 2010 poster!

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    Show Vendors

    I havent seen a list of the Vendors who will be there. Any info around on who is going to be set up? We want to do some serious product comparing there.

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    Sansai
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    Jake, you can find a vendor list (and information as it becomes available) by going to www.makc.com
    then click on the Koi America 2010 poster (with the fish on it down mid way - not the logo) Scroll down through and you'll see the vendor list.

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    Makc

    Thanks Ruth

    Thats appreciated.

    See you there.

    Jake

    Oswego, NY

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    Sorry to read that it was cancelled

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    From our president:

    It is with sadness and a sense of disappointment that we must announce that Koi America 2010 – the Mid-Atlantic Koi Club’s Koi and Goldfish show has been cancelled. It was decided that in these uncertain economic times it would be unwise for MAKC to expend the money necessary to put on this show when we have a limited amount of koi and goldfish show entrants and vendor commitments as well as lagging hotel and banquet reservations. We are not the first show to have been cancelled this year. And, it is no secret that the AKCA Seminar struggled. Koi America 2010 is just the latest casualty. Maybe we could have done something sooner to avoid this outcome. Hindsight is always 20/20.

    In any event, we did not make this decision lightly. We know how much our members and volunteers look forward to Koi America 2010. We hate to disappoint. It was only after many phone calls and sleepless nights that we decided that we would rather disappoint now than put on a show which was less than what we wanted it to be and could potentially damage MAKC and our participating vendors financially.

    Many thanks to Philip Gray, our Koi Show Chairman, and Terri Emerson, our Goldfish Show Chairperson, for all their efforts. They poured their hearts into the show and we know that they are both truly disappointed. And, we also thank ALL OUR LOYAL VENDORS AND SPONSORS. Last, but certainly not least, many thanks to all our volunteers and everyone who was planning to attend the show.

    We are already re-evaluating and we do plan on being back next year.

    MAKC Executive Committee Koi America 2010 Event Chair
    Ellie Cooper, President Susan Boland
    Bruce Levine, Vice-President
    Nicole Lembke, Secretary
    Carolyn Broussard, Treasurer


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    Sorry it had to be cancelled. It was going to be my first koi show. I hope things get better for next year. Good luck.

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