Special Invitation

You're invited to visit with us!

Please condsider yourself formally invited to visit with us at one of our upcoming meetings. The Rhode Island and Massachusetts Koi Club meets the third Sunday of each month from Feburary till November.  Our meeting are normally held at members homes or businesses throughout Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts.  The schedule is posted below.  If you are interested in being our guest send an e-mail to webmaster at rimakc.org (replace "at" with @ - trying to reduce spam)

March 21st - Yarmouthport, Ma. at Joe & Dorothy's home

April 18th - Westport, Ma. at Peter & Jodie's home

May 16th - Mashpee, Ma. at Bill & Colleen's home

June 27th - West Springfield, Ma. - RI & Ma Koi will be assisting the Pioneer Valley WG & Koi Club with their show.  We will have a short meeting at the show.

July 18th - Cumberland, RI at Russ & Helene's home

August 15th - Plainville, Ma. at Angela's home

September 19th - TBA

October 17th - Westport, Ma at John's home

November - TBA

 

New England Water Garden & Ornamental Fish Show

Mark Your Calendars!

June 26 & 27, 2010

New England Water Garden & Ornamental Fish Show “2010” Nope, that is not a misprint! 

In order to put on the caliber of Show that the members of the committee and the Pioneer Valley Water Garden & Koi Club can be proud of, we have voted NOT to hold a Show in 2009.   While we appreciated greatly the club members (November meeting) vote of support for the committee if we decided to produce a 2009 Show, we feel it is in the best interest of the Club and the Show to take a one year hiatus.This does not mean, however, that we will be taking a break.  The committee intends to use this extra year to host events (both actual & virtual) that will promote both the 2010 Show and the Club!

Some possible events/ideas include a “vendor tour” with seminars and demonstrations, another donated water feature to a deserving organization, a “mini” show”, club & vendor participation at existing annual events, a Koi & Water Feature Calendar and a DVD.

The PVWG&KC has a long history of promoting the water garden hobby –whether through speaker programs at club meetings, wet labs, the annual Pond Tour or community goodwill events such as the Shriners Hospital for Children waterfall build. The club should also look with great pride and a sense of accomplishment at the success of the past four New England Water Garden & Ornamental Fish Shows.

In a 2-day event under one roof, we have been able to provide the public with a primer in Goldfish & Koi judging, inspiring water feature displays, a varied speaker program, instructional hands-on demonstrations, container garden competition, and great deals from local and regional vendors.  Even more importantly, we have shared out love of water gardens and the joys of ornamental fish with thousands of people over the past four years!You have all made a difference by giving of your time and talents to make these past Shows the success they have been.

I welcome any ideas from you on ways that we can make the 2010 Show an even bigger success and ways we can at the same time promote the Club and its goals.  Everyone, of course, is most welcome to attend any of our meetings as we plan, promote and produce what we hope will be “the best Show ever”.

Thank you for all your help and passion for the hobby.

Jeff Paquette

Show Co-Chair

(413) 538-7693

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New England Water Garden & Ornamental Fish Show

RI & Ma Koi club members traveled to NE WG & Fish Show to support our neighboring club. 

For those of you that couldn't make it it was an EXCELLENT show with a wonderful selection of Koi and Goldfish from hobbyist ponds and homes.  There was also a great selection of vendors to choose from. 

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