Everyone is invited, ZNA club members, AKCA club members, anyone koi kichi wanting to learn more about koi:

At the North Carolina Koi & Watergarden Society's (www.nckws.com) April 14 meeting, ZNA judges Dr. Art & Nicole Lembke will be joined by NCKWS AKCA candidate judge Jason Guevara, holding a ZNA Teaching seminar at GardanKOI (www.gardankoi.com) in Garner, NC. The seminar will include talks on selecting each of the gosanke varieties (kohaku, sanke, showa), followed by a ZNA style judging exercise on each variety.

In support of promoting growth of the ZNA America organization (www.znaamerica.org), and as a ZNA supporting dealer, GardanKOI will donate a one year ZNA membership ($100+ value) to any customer with a koi purchase of $1,000+ to the ZNA chapter of your choice (note: this applies to new ZNA members only).

Plans include the donation of (at least) one Purdin Koi Farm (www.purdinkoi.com) tosai by GardanKOI for the student of koi who participates and most excels in the judging exercises!!

All koi kichi are welcome to attend and participate in this event, which coincides with the NCKWS April meeting. As always, there will be plenty of good food to eat and koi kichi hobbyists to hang out with and talk koi! Check out www.gardankoi.com for complete details after March 31.

Not to be missed, the Grow & Show contest, you have until April 30 to enter. Complete contest details on www.gardankoi.com.

PRIZE: Win an all expenses paid trip to attend Fall Harvest at Purdin Koi Farm in November, 2012 (exact dates TBD). Winner receives air fare, accommodations, etc... to attend Fall harvest on the farm in Glynn, Louisiana!


If you are coming from out of town to attend the ZNA Teaching Seminar at Gardankoi, below is event hotel:

Holiday Inn Express
105 Leone Ct
Garner, NC 27529
T: 919-719-3415
F: 919-773-0602


Dan Phillips