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Last Meetings of 2021

Last meetings of the 2021 year.

As summer quickly slips away from us, the last few meetings of the year are approaching. The last two meetings of the year are September 17th and October 15th .

The September 17th meeting will be held at Home Run Inn and the program is Preparing for Fall and Winter. The October 15th meeting will be held at Chandlers and the program is Bonzai.

The last dinner of the year is November 21st and it is our annual Holiday Dinner.

As the ponding season nears its end, we hope to see our members at one of these functions.

MPKS 2021 Picnic

MPKS Picnic

Our picnic is planned for Sunday, August 29th at Andrew Toman Grove, W. 27th & Des Plaines Avenue, North Riverside.  The picnic site entrance is on Des Plaines and the park is open from dawn to dusk with a pavilion and picnic tables.  The park is great for social distancing, along with games, or just relaxing with friends.  Feel free to bring yard games.

This year we are grilling assorted sausages. Lunch will be served at 1:30 PM. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. Please bring your own coolers. Please bring your own lawn chairs so we can spread out.

Please reply by Tuesday August 25th if you plan to attend.

We hope to see you there!

2021 Election Results

2021 Election Results

The annual election for Officers and Board Directors was held at the October meeting and via email and mail.

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

President:  Ed Buck

Secretary: Charlene Cebulski

Directors: Kelly Walters, Steve Houde, Ray Feld, Bruce Zierk, Jose Ponce, and Greg Rekar.



Rehoming Fish and Equipment

The following information is to rehome fish and equipment.

This page was last updated 10/27/21

Posted 10/27/21

I live in Beloit.   I have a 250 gallon pond in my backyard.  In the pond I have 5 fish, 3 Koi and 2 goldfish.  Up until this year I overwintered my fish in 65 gallon tank in my basement.  Two of the fish have grown so much this year that I fear my tank will not be big enough and the pond is not deep enough.  It freezes to the bottom in extreme cold.  If you know someone who might want two foot long koi and 1 footlong goldfish please let me know.  Thank you.  David  <>

Posted 10/27/21

We have too many fish. I would give away (for free) about 20 koi, between 1 foot up to close to 2 feet. They are not exactly beauties but healthy and nice to look at. If anyone is interested, please contact Hans at

Posted 9/26/21

Three koi available immediately to a good home.   Bags and oxygen will be supplied for shipping, but please bring your own box for transport.

Kin Kikokuryu    3 years old     14″     probably male  (doitsu metallic koi with red, black, and white pattern)

Karasu goi         5 years old     14″     probably female  (all black koi)

Gin Matsuba      3 years old     16″    female body but possibly male  (metallic white koi with black scale reticulation)

If interested, contact Bryan Bateman at


Posted 9/26/21

We have a koi pond in the backyard in Glen Ellyn with 5 large koi fish, about 15 years old. We will be removing the pond — and we want to find a good home for the fish!  We also would be interested in selling the pond and waterfall equipment. If interested contact Jennifer at 773-332-4858 or


Posted 9/15/21

Looking for a good home for  a 24″ to 30″  white and orange adult koi .

The fish was left in a pond on the zoo’s property.

Contact Harry Adams by email at


Posted 8/30/21

Hello! I have koi ponds and while cleaning them out regularly, I noticed several babies. I do not want to overcrowd my ponds. I am in the  Sussex WI area and want to rehome them. Not sure if they are 100% koi, as we have koi and other fish in our ponds. They are just lil black fish at this point.



Posted 8/15/21

PerformancePro Artesian 2 pump

Model A2-3/4-HF-C $400.00



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 6/04/21

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 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 e-mail or 630-858-2274. If I miss your call you can leave a message.


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.


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

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:


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.


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 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