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The Midwest Pond And Koi Society is hosting the 17th annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 6:30 pm. This dinner is to honor our club members who volunteered a minimum of 8 hours during the 2013 season or participated in the MPKS Pond Tour.
The Volunteer Appreciation Dinner will be held at Alberto’s in the Holiday Inn and Suites located at Gary Avenue, Carol Stream, Il. Dinner will be served at 7:00 pm in the Stratford A Banquet Room.
All MPKS members and their families who have not qualified for a complimentary dinner are welcome to attend the dinner for a cost of $30.00 per person. All complimentary dinner notifications via e-mail or mail have been sent out.
All RSVPs must be received by November 16th.
Pond construction next year? Call
811, the hotline for JULIE (Joint
Utility Locating Information for Excavators). Call no more than two weeks,
but at least 48 hours, before you begin digging (not including weekends and holidays).
Utilities will then mark their underground pipes, wires and cables with stakes,
flags or paint.
MPKS is a not for
profit, hobbyist organization whose members share a common interest in koi (Japanese
colored carp), goldfish, water gardens and backyard ponds. There are currently
about 500 members, mostly in Chicago and surrounding counties as well as Michigan,
Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri and as far away as Hawaii. MPKS meets on the 3rd Friday of the month from January through October. You do not have to
be a member to attend.
This website hopes to provide an information repository
for all who are interested in any facet of the hobby. See our Site
Map for details. Visitors, please note - we are in Zones
5a and 5b. If you live in other climate zones, you will need to adjust accordingly.
Residents of warmer climates: Gloating is unseemly.
Pond & Koi Society
P.O. Box 3011 Lisle, IL 60532-8011 3124092081