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2020 Election Results

2020 Election Results

The annual election for Officers and Board Directors was held via email, mail, and phone.

The following MPKS members were elected to the position listed and will serve a two year term.

Vice President:  Linda Ray

Treasurer: Deb Ebenroth

Directors: Bob Ray, Ray Cebulski, Jerry Ebenroth, and Sherry Messler. Greg Rekar will fill Linda’s director position.

Congratulations!!

Rehoming Fish and Equipment

The following information is to rehome fish and equipment.

This page was last updated 6/19/21

 

Posted 6/14/21

Aquascape AquaBasin 30 – part #78223.  $125.00

Aquascape Giant Mushroom Fountain $300.00

2 – Aquascape Signature Biofalls 6000 filter pads with 3 rock bags and support black rack. $25.00

2 – Floating Water Hyancinth / Lettuce plant protector island $15.00

Contact Don 708-259-1920

 

Posted 6/14/21

Orange and white koi  17 inches long and 5 yrs old.

Call or email, I can email a good picture if interested!!

Call Terry 630 355 5675 or email tapilz@aol.com

 

Posted 6/04/21

I’m looking for a good home for my 12 healthy larger adult koi and 2-3 adult goldfish. Also have pumps skimmer boxes , bio filter/ waterfall, and a Aqua ultraviolet 3, 40 watt uv light with a whiskey barrel bio/ filter and the pumps to go with it  the pump  are for a 2” tubing with two new pumps still in the boxes for back up pumps the Pumps that we have is for a 2000 gallon pond and the tubing is 2” the pumps are tidal wave pumps modal #A21 Plus there is a airate for the winter it is a Matala rocking piston Compressor Modal #MPC60C1 with the hoses plus new hoses still in the box new  My name Daryl  Phone #708-935-4639  Email is dnrsid@yahoo.com I can send video or pictures if any one would like.  We are going to be moving and can not Take them with us

 

Posted 6/03/21

Closing pond. Have 13 mature Koi mixed coloring, patterns and sizes. Fish are approximately 24 inches plus. Contact Tonybattaglia1@comcast.net. e-mail or 630-858-2274. If I miss your call you can leave a message.

 

Posted 5/21/21

Closing ponds

19 mature koi in one pond and 8 that were born last summer.  Smaller pond has 3 or 4 adult shubunkin and 10 or 12 born last summer.

Koi range in age from 3 to 18 years and include a couple of fantail.  5 to 18 inches in length and an assortment of coloring.

Fish are to give away.  Planning to have available toward the end of June.  Would like an idea of who is interested and how many before setting actual date for pickup.  Located at the Chicago Evanston border close to Lake Michigan.

Contact  dbcorrin@yahoo.com with interest and questions.  Will follow up with specific date, time and location to those indicating interest.  Reach out with questions.  Darwin Corrin

 

Posted 5/18/21

Rehoming mixed color goldfish (white and white & orange). They are 4-5 inches long.

Near west suburb.

Please call Cathy at 708-655-3483.

 

Posted 4/25/21

30 to 40 goldfish, mixed color, that are 1-1/2 to 3″ long are available for rehoming.

Call Sue at 630 452 8096

 

Posted 4/20/21

My husband and I are moving, and we have an orange, black, and white Koi that we want to give to someone who has a pond. The fish is about

3 years old.

Contact via email: gt1221@msn.com

 

Posted 4/08/21

Koi and goldfish for sale. Contact Walter in the Worth Il area at 708-638-5366 for more information

 

Note: These postings are not limited to MPKS members. They may come from the general public. MPKS is not liable for the end results of accepting any fish or equipment from this listing. MPKS does not have any knowledge about these items or conditions of these items.

Upcoming October 2020 Election

The following positions on the MPKS board are up for election this Oct 2020.

Vice-President     Treasurer     Director     Director    Director   Director

Because of the Corona virus, nominations will be accepted via email or phone. The ballot will be published in the MPKS Sept/Oct newsletter and posted on the MPKS web site. Since there is no October meeting, ballots will be accepted via email, club voice mail, or mailed to MPKS, P O Box 3011, Lisle IL 60532.

All nominations and votes are confidential.

 

Volunteer of the Year 2019

Once a year the MPKS Officers and Board of Directors host a dinner to thank all the wonderful MPKS members who volunteered during the year at various club functions.

The 2019 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner was held Sunday December 6th at Clara’s Restaurant in Woodridge IL. This dinner is to thank all the volunteers who donated at least 8 hours of work or were on the Pond Tour.

After dinner, our MPKS president Ed Buck thanked all the attendees and had the privilege of announcing the Volunteer of the Year. The 2019 recipient of this honor was Kelly Walters.

Congratulations Kelly!

Kelly Walters and Ed Buck.

MPKS Bulb Order

Tulip Bulb Order

It’s time to order for 2019. All orders need to be received by September 20th.

MPKS is able to place a special club order with DeVroomen for tulips, etc. To be part of this club order, the following information should be sent via mail or email to ccebulski@comcast.net.

TulipsFor your order, please include

Your name and phone number.

For each item, please list:

Quantity, part number, description, and price, or you can fill out the  OrderForm2019,  and send it to Charlene.

 

Depending on the volume of the club order, the club may receive a discount. The bulbs will be shipped to MPKS during the month of September.

You may view the catalog online at DeVroomen Landscape Contractors . The pricing information is in the order form . The quantity listed is how many bulbs are in the package. Only whole packages may be ordered. MPKS is not splitting packages.

2019 MPKS Picnic

The annual club picnic was held Sunday, August 25th at Andrew Toman Grove in Riverside. Our picnic site had a pavilion with picnic tables. We had a nice piece of park reserved, to accommodate games, and to just relax with koi friends.We grilled assorted sausages and those who attended brought delicious side dishes and lots of home made desserts.

If you couldn’t make it this year, maybe you can join us next year.

Road Trip to Kloubec Koi Farm

Road Trip to Kloubec Koi Farm

Myron and Ellen Kloubec have extended an invitation to MPKS to visit their facility on Saturday August 10th. The agenda for the day follows:

Saturday:

Check in at Noon, farm tour, koi purchasing, and mud-pond grow out opportunity.

The dinner plans for Saturday evening is a dinner at the Kloubec farm. The menu is Swiss Steak and Salmon with side dishes and starts at 7:00 PM. The dinner cost is $25.00 per person. Please BYOB for the evening.

Sunday:

A 9:00 AM brunch at the Cedar Ridge Winery, 1441 Marak Rd NW, Swisher IA, for $19.99. Any koi purchases may be picked up following the brunch.

The driving trip is about 3 to 3-1/2 hours from the Naperville/Lisle area. The Amana Colonies are close by for shops and restaurants.

For those who want to spend the night, there is a block of rooms at the Comfort Inn & Suites at Cedar Rapids Airport. The hotel information is 710 America Drive, SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, 319-632-2000. The block will be held until August 3rd under MPKS and the rate is $99 plus tax.

Please make your own hotel reservations.

Please RSVP if you plan on attending to ccebulski@comcast.net or call the MPKS voicemail (312) 409-2081 by Sunday August 4th. Also indicate if you are joining us for the dinner and/or brunch.

Hope you can join us!

Sponsor a 2019 Koi Show Award

Participate in the MPKS 2019 Koi Show by sponsoring an award. Attached is the current list of awards still needing a sponsor.

If you would like to sponsor an award, please contact John Hall at John@mpks.org.

AwardList2019

2019 MPKS Tosai Auction

Announcing the 2019 MPKS Tosai Auction

The MPKS Tosai Auction will be held on Saturday June 1st. Viewing of the fish begins at Noon and the auction starts at 1:00 PM. This popular members-only event will once again be hosted by John and Pat Hall  at their home in Plainfield IL.  Their address will be posted to members through the MPKS email blast.

This years’ collection is promising to be one of our best yet, featuring a selection of  beautiful Koi from the Kloubec Koi Farm in Amana Iowa. With 60 koi to choose from, there should be something for everyone. (Payment by cash or credit card.)

Our club Vice-President, Dr. Bob Passovoy, an accomplished amateur auctioneer, will be presiding over the festivities. A complimentary light lunch will be served at the auction. It is sure to be an educational as well as an enjoyable afternoon.

We hope to see you there!

(Not a member? You can join right at the event! Please come!)

Q&A

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Tosai 2019

What is a Tosai? A one-year-old Koi
Who can bid? MPKS members
Can I become a MPKS member at the event? YES! This is a perfect time to join us.
Will I need to bring my own bags or oxygen? MPKS will supply the bags and oxygen to get your new babies home.
Will I need to quarantine the fish? The answer is always–you should quarantine any fish or plant new to your system. Your system and your mix of bugs is unique from any other.

Announcing the 2019 Koi and Trade Show

SAME VENUE AS LAST YEAR

We are proud to announce our 27th Annual show to be held over the weekend of June 21 – 23, 2019. We will be hosting our show at The Max Athletic & Exposition, 4750 S. Vernon Ave., McCook, IL 60525. It is an air-conditioned facility with plenty of room for show vats and vendor booths. If you have never shown fish before, or are a veteran koi show participant, we hope you will consider showing your koi this year. Dr. Passovoy and his water quality team (fondly referred to as the “water mopes”) will be assuring the best care of your koi while at our show, as they have done for many years now.

We will, once again, be presenting a program of speakers and topics of general interest to koi hobbyists. Topics and schedules will soon be published on our website, as well as in our upcoming newsletter.

Again this year we will be presenting – Three Major Non-Gosanke Awards: The Sakura, Tsubaki, and Botan plus two new major Non-Gosanke Awards – Mature Champion B and Young Champion B. We will also have an award for best Doitsu. (A & B are eligible) Excludes Shusui,Kumonryu,ect.

Koi Show entry forms, banquet reservation, hotel accommodations, show schedule show rules, and other important information is posted here. If you have further questions, please contact our Koi Show Chairman, John Hall (email: john@mpks.org)

We will, of course, need lots of volunteers to help with the show this year! We’ll be hiring part-time help to set up and break down vats – always a most difficult job – but will need lots of help with vendor booth set up, traffic control, filling the show vats, club table, show tear-down, etc. We are also asking for a few night-owls who would be willing to baby-sit the koi after the show closes until about 10:00 pm on Friday and Saturday.

We will have volunteer sign-up sheets available at the April and May dinner meeting, but you don’t have to wait until then to sign up. If you can help this year, please email to john@mpks.org what days your might be available to help. Please see the volunteer schedule elsewhere on this website for the times and duties.

We hope to see you at the show!