Austin Pond Society Christmas Party
This coming Monday, November 20, 2017 the Austin Pond Society is holding it’s Annual Thanksgiving/Christmas Party starting at 6:30 pm at the Zilker Botanical Gardens Clubhouse. Food and drink and all kind of fun things are planned at this, our last meeting of the year. Bring a gift for Blue Santa to distribute to the kids and bring a covered dish to add to the food supply for the members. Hope to see you there.
Austin Pond Society Election Time
The members of the Austin Pond Society held their October meeting on Monday, October 16. One of the main items of the evening was to elect the officers for the upcoming year starting January 1, 2018.
Below is a list of all of the newly elected Officers.
President – Jeannie Ferrier
Secretary – Keith Neuse
Treasurer – Jack Marshall
Parliamentarian – Nancy Reinart
Below is a list of all of the newly elected Directors.
Historian/Photographer – Glen Hubenthal
Hospitality – Stephen Monfrini
Programs/Special Events – Barbara Lenhardt
Librarian – Margaret Boeneke
Membership – Rodney Lewis
Publicity/Public Relations – Ellen Filtness
Webmaster – Francis Allcorn
All are returning officers with the exception of Keith Neuse as the Secretary. Welcome Keith.
We would like to give our thanks to Julienne Smith who has been an active Board Member for the past seven years and has finally decided to step down. Thanks Julie for all of your hard work over all of this time.
We are still missing a Pond Tour Director without whom there will be no Pond Tour in the foreseeable future. This is probably one of the the most important and definitely the busiest position on the whole board for at least half of the year. Although there are many people that step up and work on the various Pond Tour Committees, the Director is the one that pulls it all together.
THE OPEN POSITIONS WILL BE BROUGHT UP FOR NOMINATIONS AT THE NEXT MEETING ON NOVEMBER 20. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED OR KNOW OF SOMEONE WHO IS, PLEASE ENTER THEIR NAME FOR CONSIDERATION.
ZILKER PARK OFFICIALLY KICKS OFF 100TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
This is the main Zilker100 page that is live all year and will include updates.
100 years ago, the residents of Austin were given one of the best gifts of all time, the “Crown Jewel of Austin”. Due to the generosity of businessman and philanthropist Andrew Zilker, the citizens of Austin were given the land that is now known and loved as Zilker Park. Read More…
MEMBERSHIP MEETING DATES and OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST.
The following are the Member Meetings and Other Important Dates. All meetings are held at the Zilker Botanical Garden Clubhouse.
Start time is always 6:30 pm
Monday – Jan 16
The Speaker for the first meeting of the year was Jody Young. She is from Bloomers Garden Center located at 507 N. Highway 95, Elgin.
Her subject matter was Building a Faerie Garden. Use this link to watch a video of her presentation entitled Faery Garden Meeting Jan 16, 2017
Monday – February 20
The Speaker for this meeting was Linda Wall from the Natural Gardener. Her subject matter was Native Texas Bog Plants and Marginals.
Monday – March 20
Monday – April 17
Annual Member Plant Swap. Lots of plants at the Austin Pond Society Annual Swap with other Austin Pond Society Members.
Monday – May 15
Annual Sponsor Showcase Night.
Saturday – May 20
Annual Splash Party.
Annual Pond Tour North. Austin Pond Society Pond Tour for the North Side of town.
Annual Pond Tour South. Austin Pond Society Pond Tour for the South Side of town.
Monday – June 19
Pond Tour Highlights.
A slideshow of our 2017 Austin Pond Society Pond Tour put together by Glen Hubenthal. The 2017 Tour is titled “Backyard Bliss”.
Monday – July 17
Tom & Sherry Gringas and their subject was “Enhancing your Pondscape with Metalwork and Sculpture”.
They have some wonderful metalwork around their garden and pond as was seen on the last Pond Tour. Use this link to view the post.
Monday – September 18
CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO REGISTER AS A MEMBER OF THE AUSTIN POND SOCIETY.
AUSTIN POND SOCIETY LIBRARY - CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO VIEW A LIST OF AVAILABLE LITERATURE..
Fill the Shelves in November
Remember to bring all of your checked-out library books to the Novemver meeting. 2017 has been a great year with a lot of activity in the Pond Society Library! We got two new magazine subscriptions and several new books. Now that Fall is on the way, we want to gather up all the books and organize them for 2018. Also, if you have gardening or pond books that you no longer want, I am accepting book donations at the September and October society meetings. Feedback on the books that you have read is always welcome!
Our Librarian is Margaret Boeneke and you can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE KOI - GO TO THE MARKETPLACE FOR DETAILS
The Austin Pond Society has a page on the website called “The Marketplace” where members and others that have pond equipment that they would like to sell, swap or giveaway, can post. You can even use it to advertise that you are looking for a particular piece of equipment like a pump or skimmer or if you are building a pond, a used liner or maybe carpet for the underlayment for example.
Upon completion of the form required to describe the objects, the articles will be posted on the website. They will sell quicker if you have pictures showing your articles. Please note: Any dealings that take place are between the seller and the buyer. Please read the full disclaimer posted on the Marketplace page. CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE FORM
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