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Tosai 2018 Pictures

With the weather starting to warm up, we look forward to the MPKS Tosai Auction. The club holds this event to allow MPKS members to purchase a high quality koi fish at a better price.

The auction has about 40-50 fish and the starting price averages $20. This year the tosai koi will be supplied by Kevin Pham of Genki Koi in San Jose California and Myron and Ellen Kloubec of Kloubec Koi Farm in Amana Iowa. There will be a nice selection of koi fish including long fin koi.

This event is for current MPKS members. If your membership is not current, you may renew or join at the check in table on Saturday May 19th.

Here are pictures of some of the fish for the 2018 Tosai auction.

More details are listed on the events page.

2018 Award Sponsorships for Koi Show

AWARD SPONSORSHIPS

We would greatly appreciate you considering sponsoring an award for our show this year. If your business would like to help, you will be recognized on our popular website, mpks.org and well as in our newsletter, which is read by over 250 member families.

For your consideration, we have attached a list of awards we will be presenting at this year’s competition, along with the cost of sponsoring each trophy, award or plaque. It is our hope that you will consider sponsoring one or more of these high-quality awards. Once again, we wish to thank you for your consideration, and we hope to see you at the show!

AWARDS SPONSORSHIP

Grand Champion—$175     Reserve Grand Champion—$150     Grand Champion ‘B’—$150

Sakura Group Champion—$100       Tsubaki Group Champion—$100      Boton Group Champion—$100

Mature Champion—$100  Mature Champion ‘B’—$100            Young Champion—$100    Young Champion ‘B’—$100

Baby Champion—$100       Baby Champion ‘B’—$100                 Best Doitsu—$75                 Jumbo —$75

Most Unique Koi—$50

Best in size 7 (over 28”)—$75           Best in size 6 (24” to 28”)—$75        Best in size 5 (20” to 24”)—$75

Best in size 4 (16” to 20”)—$75        Best in size 3 (12” to 16”)—$75        Best in size 2 (8” to 12”)—$75

Best in size 1 (under 8”)—$75

Best in Variety

Best in variety awards are presented to the winner of each of 14 classes. Sponsorship of any of the following Best in Variety awards is $30 each, or four for $100.

Kohaku, Sanke, Showa, Bekko, Utsuri, Asagi/Shusui, Koromo/Goshiki, Tancho, Kawarimono, Hikari Muji, Hikari Moyo, GinRin A (Gosanke), GinRin B(Non Gosanke), and Longfin.

Yes, I (we) would like to sponsor the following award(s):

_______________________________________________________________at a cost of _________________________

If you are reserving a show vat or registering for the banquet, please feel free to use the 2018 Banquet & Show registration form for Award Sponsorships also.

Your Name and Address:

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You may mail your check, payable to MPKS, along with this form to the address below.

Rhonda Mucerino

1106 E. Lowden Ave.

Wheaton, IL.  60189

rhonda@mpks.org

Any questions about awards contact: John Hall – email: john@mpks.org or phone: 815-592-6952

Forest Preserve of DuPage County Plant Sale and Free wood chips

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is sharing the following information with MPKS.

With spring trying to show up, the Forest Preserve District would like you to know that their annual native plant sale catalog is now on their web site and pre-orders are being taken through April 16.    http://dupageforest.org/native-plant-sale

Something new this year:  Free wood chips are available the weekend after the native plant sale: May 19 from 8 AM to 1 PM.  Bring your bin or pickup truck to the District’s Nursery on Mack Rd and they’ll help you load up wood chips to mulch your new plants.  Wood chips are not available to contractors but the District is happy to provide them for home owner groups and non-profits.

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2018 Volunteer of the Year

The 2018 Volunteer Appreciation dinner was held December 2nd at The Reserve 22 in Glen Ellyn IL. After dinner, Ed Buck thanked all members who volunteered during the year at various club functions.

The president also has the privilege of selecting a MPKS member as the volunteer of the year. The 2018 recipient of this honor is Robert Kunesh.

Congratulations Robert and thanks for all your hard work!

Robert Kunesh
Volunteer of Year 2018

Free standing stain glass koi fish. This was the thank you gift  for all the volunteers who attended the Dec 2nd dinner.

2018 Calendar of Meetings

The new 2018 calendar for MPKS is posted. We have some great topics this year along with different meeting locations. February’s topic is how the weather effects our ponds and fish at a new location. Myron and Ellen Kloubec will talk about the effects of all this cold weather on our fish

In March we are doing our private group tour of the Chicago Flower Show. In April, Mike White will share his wisdom with us on bogs. May’s topic is all about Bee Keeping from one of our members.  Of course, we have our Tosai auction May 19th and Spring auction June 2nd followed by the Koi Show and Trade Show in June.

We have the exciting pond tour in July and in August we visit the Koubec Koi Farm. The August meeting is different this year. The meeting will be held on Saturday morning and will be an outing to The Gardens at Ball.

Check out the calendar of events for the details on time, locations, and speaker information.

Hope to see you at a meeting!

Charlene Cebulski

 

2018 Election Results

2018 Election Results

The annual election for Officers and Board Directors was held at the October 19th club meeting.

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

Vice President:  Bob Passovoy

Treasurer: Sherry Messler

Directors: Bob Ray, Greg Rekar, and Ray Cebulski.

Congratulations!!

Come to the MPKS Picnic!

Our picnic is planned for Sunday, August 20th at Andrew Toman Grove, W. 27th & Des Plaines Avenue, Riverside. Our picnic site entrance is on Des Plaines.

The park is open from dawn to dusk and the property has a pavilion with picnic tables. We have a nice piece of park reserved, to accommodate games, or just relaxing with friends. Feel free to bring yard games.

Coolers are welcome!

This year we are grilling assorted sausages and we ask for side dishes and desserts or any other nibble you may wish to bring. Lunch will be served at 1:00 PM.

Please email by August 13th, if you plan to attend. We hope to see you there!

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 12th. 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 6:30 PM family style dinner at the Ox Yoke Inn located in Amana. The dinner cost is approx $23.00 per person. After dinner we head back to the Kloubec Farm for a bonfire and BYOB get-together.

Sunday:

A 9:00 AM brunch at the Cedar Ridge Winery, 1441 Marak Rd NW, Swisher IA, for $16.99. 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 County Inns & Suites at Cedar Rapids Airport. The hotel information is 9100 Atlantic Drive SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, 319-363-3789. The block will be held until August 4th   under Koi Fish Farm and the rate is $89 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 6th. Also indicate if you are joining us for the dinner and/or brunch.

Hope you can join us!

Pictures of Koi Show Winners

June 23rd – 25th was the 25th Annual Koi Show and Trade Show for MPKS.  Thank you to all who showed their beautiful Koi.

210 fish were benched and judged for the Koi Show.

Congratulations to the winning fish!

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