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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!

MPKS 2022 Nominating Ballot

Midwest Pond and Koi Society Nominating Ballot 2022

The following Board positions are open for nominations. Please list a name next to each board position and email to ccebulski@comcast.net  or mail to MPKS, P O Box 3011, Lisle IL 60532. Nominations close at the end of the MPKS September 16th meeting.

Vice President:

Treasurer:

Director:

Director:

Director:

Director:

The following are the board members whose terms are expiring:

Linda Ray,  Deb Ebenroth,  Ray Cebulski, Jerry Ebenroth, Sherry Messler,  and Bob Ray.

Rehoming Fish and Equipment

The following information is to rehome fish and equipment.

This page was last updated 08/19/22

 

Posted 08/19/22

Located in NW suburbs\Schaumburg,IL
HEALTHY BABY KOI to a GOOD home – 10 to 13 fish, 2 to 4″ long, red, black & white
Price Negotiable! – Contact LYNN at: Garyciaccio@gmail.com

 

Posted 08/5/22

Located in Chicago.

15 large Koi 14-18 inches long.

Also comet goldfish (15)

Contact Jesse at sile6306@gmail.com

 

Posted 07/15/22

Aquascape Mushroom fountain  $250.00

Hoop House for winterizing your pond during the winter months  $500.00

Aquascape Signature Series 6000 BioFalls filter mats, Media net and filter mat tray  $60.00

Aqua Ultraviolet Ultima II 6000 filter $900.

Please call Don 708-259-1920

 

Posted 07/07/22

Looking to give away to a good home goldfish that are 5-6 inches long.

Most of the fish are white and some are orange.

Near west suburb.

Please call Cathy at (708) 655-3483.

 

Posted 06/07/22

Skimmer Box 11”x19x 22” deep

Filter 19x19x 17” deep

$ 80.00 or best offer

Pick up at Naperville.

Terry 630 355 5674 or email  terrypilz @ att.net

If you email Terry, he will send you a picture.

 

Posted 06/05/22

I have roughly 20 baby goldfish born last year about 2-3 inches long that I would like to give to a new home.

If interested, please contact me at quinf@live.com

Thanks,
Quin,  Downers Grove, IL

 

Posted 06/05/22

Hi, we have an 8000 gallon pond in our yard. It is leaking water somewhere and therefore repair is required. Rather than spend the time and effort at this time to repair, because it is a second home and we are rarely there, I was curious if someone would want to purchase our mature Koi fish. There are some beauties of many colors and some butterfly as well. All 14 or so fish are about 12-18 inches in length.  Located in Thompsons Station, TN.    Please advise.

Thank you Joe     joekohl@comcast.net

 

Posted 06/04/22

Hello,
We are closing our pond and have koi and pond items.
Our home is in Robertsville Mo, was wondering if anyone in your group would be interested.

Thank you!
pgieselman@aol.com

 

Posted 04/27/22

We are closing our pond and have koi and pond items.
Our home is in Robertsville Mo. Please email or call if you are interested.

Peggy      call or text  314-808-6186  email  pgieselman@aol.com

 

Posted 04/25/22

I’ve got about 5-8 goldfish in my pond that I would like to re-home. We have a 1000 gal pond, and most of the fish I’d like to re-home are about the size of an average adult hand….some a little bigger.  I live on the north side of Chicago, near Park Ridge.

Please use my email for contact: pgieselman@aol.com

 

Posted 04/16/22

We have an unused Vista Clear { brand } fiber glass koi tank with water filtration system that we would like to sell.

Length: 5ft 5 1/2 ”    Width: 3ft. 6″   Depth: 2ft

Price – $350.00 OBO

Contact Ed at  mathisen_ed@yahoo.com

 

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.