Austin Pond Society Meeting June 6-18-2018

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The third Monday of the month rolled around just as it is supposed to and with it, the Austin Pond Society held their monthly meeting at the usual place, Zilker Botanical Gardens. This meeting was just a little different as instead of a Speaker, we opted to take a Tour of the beautiful facilities that we call home.

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We met as we usually do in the Zilker Meeting Room and were treated to Fried Chicken with all of the fixin’s accompanied with sides and deserts supplied by the members which everyone thoroughly enjoyed. Following the meal, Barb Reinhardt,  who was filling in for Jeannie Ferrier, the President who was away on personal business, introduced four new members and then held a brief Q and A prior to everyone joining the three Docents who had so very kindly volunteered to show us around. (more…)

Austin Pond Society Meeting March 2018

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The third Monday of the month rolled around as it does on a regular basis which is also the day, actually evening, that the Austin Pond Society hold their monthly meeting. There were about forty two people that showed up and they were treated to a Chinese meal from one of our Sponsors, Bamboo Bistro. The food was absolutely delicious and there was none left at the end of the night. Thank You Bamboo Bistro. BTW, as a sponsor, they offer a 10% discount on all of their food by showing your APS Membership card.

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With the meal out of the way, the Speaker for the evening was Dr Geigel who spoke to us a couple of years ago. Dr Geigel is a travelling fish doctor although he treats any and all animals and birds no matter what type they are. For the evenings lecture, he focused on fish and fish ailments. At the end of his presentation he took many questions from the floor all related to fish illnesses.

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Dr Geigel Video March Meeting 2018 from Francis Allcorn on Vimeo.

Following the Speaker, Jeannie, our President took over. There was very little official business, just a lot of general discussion. The evening ended with the drawing for the door prizes which always leads to much mirth and laughter as different and various people win the prizes. My apologies for the quality of this video. My original video camera that I had setup, the battery went dead so I grabbed a second camera and shot this without the use of a tripod. Again, my apologies.

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APS Meeting March 2018 – Business from Francis Allcorn on Vimeo.

The next meeting will be on April 16, Income Tax Deadline Day. Hope you have filed yours in time. This meeting is our Annual Plant Swap when members bring in their surplus fish, garden and pond plants to swap or giveaway to anyone that either wants them or is willing to take them. However, at the end of the evening, any unswapped plants are the responsibility of the original owner who must take them home. If you are looking for plants (or fish) bargains, this meeting is for you. This is not restricted to just pond plants. Any form of garden plant can also be swapped, The one exception are any invasive species which also applies to pond plants. Hope to see you there.

This is not to be confused with the Annual Swap and Sell Meeting held later in the year which is more about material items such as used pond and garden equipment.

This is the view through the windows looking outside at the Zilker Garden.

Written 3/22/2018

Sponsors for 2018

Listed below are the Sponsors for the Austin Pond Society. We encourage you to give them your business and support. You can reach them by clicking on the link to their email. If they have a website, you can reach that by clicking on their business card.

Realtor Located in Austin
Barb Lenhardt with JP and Associates, Realtors
Cell: (512) 820-8210
Office: (972) 836-9295 ext 1418
barblenhardt@gmail.com

Hill Country Water Gardens

Hill Country Water Gardens

Located in Cedar Park
steve@hillcountrygardens.com
1407 N Bell Blvd, Cedar Park, Texas 78613
Phone: (512) 260-5050
10% discount by showing your APS Membership Card

Water Garden Gems

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Located in Marion, Texas
3230 Bolton Road, Marion, TX 78124
Phone:(210) 659-5841
Hours:9:00 am – 5:00 pm
10% discount by showing your APS Membership Card
You can contact them using this link.

DeVerna Remodeling, Inc

DeVerna Remodelling

Located in Round Rock, Texas
DeVerna Remodelling, Inc
Phone: (512) 585-5704
E-mail: jnkdeverna@gmail.com

Bamboo Bistro

Bamboo

Located in Austin (Two locations)
Bamboo Bistro 11101 Burnet Rd, Ste A-100
Austin, TX (512) 821-0022

and Bamboo Bistro West Gate
6818 W Gate Blvd,Austin, TX (512) 243-5588
10% discount by showing your APS Membership Card

Environmental Survey Consulting

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Located in Austin
(512) 458-8531
Mail: skelton@envirosurvey.com
Website:
www.envirosurvey.com

Jet's Pizza

Located at: 9001 Brodie Lane, Austin Texas, 78748
Phone: (512) 280-1010
Website: Jets Pizza

Brite Ideas

Brite

Two Locations in Austin www.bihydro.com
4201 S. Congress Ave. Ste. 310
Austin, TX 78745
Phone: (512).444.2100
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7010 Burnet Rd. Ste. A
Austin, TX 78757
Phone: (512).459.4353
25% discount above wholesale by showing your APS Membership card.

Taylor Made

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www.tmwaterscapes.com
taylor@taylormadewaterscapes.com.
We’ll get back to you within 24 hours.
Phone:(512) 225-4627 8-5, Monday through Friday.

Brigham Real Estate

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Brigham Real Estate. Contact charbrigham@gmail.com for more details.

Website: www.brighamre.com

(512) 423-5707

Austin Aqua Dome

Aqua-dome

Located in Austin
austinaquadome.com
1604 Fortview Road,Austin, TX 7870
Phone: (512) 442-1400
Tues-Sat: 11am-7pm, Sunday:12pm-5pm
Closed Mondays
10 – 20% discount by showing your APS Membership Card

Perry Aerial Photography

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Perry Aerial Photography
-serving Austin Metro area-
captainkdp@gmail.com
Tel: 512-909-6661

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YOU COULD BE ADVERTISING YOUR BUSINESS HERE. Contact webmaster@austinpondsociety.org for more details

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Austin Pond Society Meeting – January 2018


So starts a New Year for the Austin Pond Society. What will it bring, I wonder? We usually follow the same pattern every year. All of our meetings are set up to incorporate different things and we pretty much stick to the same items year after year. The Speaker that Barb Lenhardt, our Programs and Special Events Board Member had originally set up for this meeting had to withdraw at the last minute. This meant that we had to improvise which, as it turned out was no problem as we spent nearly all of the meeting discussing our lack of a Pond Tour Director and what to do instead.

But, I am getting ahead of myself. The meeting was attended by thirty members and as usual, Steven Monfrini, our Hospitality Volunteer put on a spread for us to enjoy. This time, we had many choices in which to make our own sandwich or in some cases, sandwiches. Our members absolutely outdid themselves with the choices of deserts and there was a whole table just loaded with goodies. I was torn between a sandwich or desert and resolved the issue but having both.

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