Willie Birge Memorial PondThe Austin Pond Society held its September meeting at the usual location, Zilker Botanical Gardens Clubhouse. It was attended by about 35 members who first enjoyed a meal of Pizza followed by deserts brought by the members. Note that we still need a volunteer to fill the role of Hospitality. Seems that those people with the necessary skills are hard to find.

BlueGold SystemsFollowing the meal as is our usual custom, the Speaker for the evening was Sasha Earl, from BlueGold Collection Systems. His talk was mainly about rainwater harvesting and the different methods that are employed. As usual, with our knowledgeable and very curious  membership, he was bombarded with questions as he continued along with his presentation. You can watch the video below. He can be reached at this link. BlueGold Systems.

Below is the link to the BlueGold Presentation at the meeting. It is in two parts.

BlueGold P1 from Francis Allcorn on Vimeo.

BlueGold P 2 from Francis Allcorn on Vimeo.

Following the presentation, Barbara Lenhardt who was filling in for President Jeannie, continued the meeting with the normal business discussion. Darren Bayhi spoke about the upcoming Photo contest and outlined the rules and procedures. The details for this can be found on the Pond Society website.

Glen Hubenthal spoke of the upcoming Koi Show at Water Garden Gems in Marion, Texas. He urged everyone that is interested in Koi, to pay them a visit so that they could get an idea of what Champion Koi look like. You can find out more on their website at Water Garden Gems.

David Slimp mentioned that he had some goldfish that he had helped rescue that needed a home. Contact me if you are interested at webmaster@austinpondsociety.org .

With no more business, the final act of the evening was the drawing for the door prizes and then the meeting was adjourned.

Below is the link to the business section of the meeting:

Business September 2015 from Francis Allcorn on Vimeo.