Welcome to 2019 and the Austin Pond Society.
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LETTER FROM OUR NEW PRESIDENTPlease let me introduce myself, I am the 2019 President of the Austin Pond Society. I am looking forward to a great year of fun, friendship, and continued education and learning about Ponds, Plants, Gardens and Water Gardening!
I attended my first APS membership meeting in 2012 as we had recently moved to the Austin area and our yard had a small pond. I knew I needed guidance on how to care for my new pond. I soon found out that the Austin Pond Society was exactly what I needed! The Austin Pond Society was helpful, informational, and very welcoming to ponders of all levels and experience.
In the past 4 ½ years I have held the position of Programs and Special Events and this year, I have been elected to the position as the 2019 Austin Pond Society President.
We have new and returning members on our Board of Directors and Volunteer positions. I am looking forward to working with all of them. I also am looking forward to seeing many new and returning APS members!
On a personal note, I am an Austin area realtor with JP & Associates, Realtors. With almost 10 years’ experience as a Realtor, in the Austin area,
I feel grateful and honored to help so many clients and friends buy and sell their homes! On that same note, I am also very proud to be a Sponsor of the Austin Pond Society.
I am married, I have 2 grown “kids” and 6 grandchildren living in Cedar Park and Upstate NY.
Feel free to email me at email@example.com
Let’s have a great year!
Barb Lenhardt, APS President.
Do You Like to Cook?The only position not yet filled for this upcoming year is, some would say, arguably if not the most important, definitely the most popular person as the Hospitality Volunteer. If you enjoy to cook, not only do get to practice your art once a month but you do it with someone else’s money. If you would like to know more about this position, use the button below to contact Steven,the outgoing hospitality guru who has performed this role for the last couple of years. Thanks
Do You Need fish and Pond Equipment?Message from John Thomas Lacaria.
I am in the process of closing my 18000 gallon KOI pond. I am inquiring as to whether or not the Pond Society members would be interested in obtaining my fish. The only request is that all fish be removed from the pond. I am offering the following free of charge:
* 10-15 large KOI
* 10-25 assorted fish.
* 1 SAVIO skimmer system including the operating pump. (Pump must bedisconnected)
* 1 $1800 ultraviolet system. ( 200 watt light must be replaced and system must be disconnected)
* 1 P-100 air pump
If you are interested, contact Frank at the link below for more information.
UPCOMING PROGRAMS and OTHER INFORMATION
WELCOME TO THE NEW BOARD
The following Board Members have all volunteered to be on the 2019 Board. Go to the link below to review those that have already volunteered and have all been confirmed at this last meeting. Congratulations to the Members of the 2019 Austin Pond Society Board.
Click here Board Members for 2019
THE NEXT MEETING - JANUARY 21, 2019
The Speaker will be Katie Boyer from the US Fish and Wildlife Services and she will be talking about the Monarch Butterfly Biology and Conservation.
The meeting starts at 6:30 pm with a light meal. Members are encouraged to bring covered dishes and/or deserts. Hope to see you there.
January – See above
February – Night Skies and Light Pollution Cindy Cassidy from the Texas Night Sky Festival
March – “If Plants Could Talk “ – unusual facts about native plants Reeve Hobbie from Travis County Master Gardeners
April – plant swap
ITEMS FOR SALE
The Austin Pond Society 25th Pond Tour
If you are a pond owner and have not been on the tour in the last 3 years, consider putting your pond on the tour this year. We are keeping the number of ponds small so visitors have more time to take in the beauty of your gardens and ponds. To be one of the ponds on this anniversary tour fill out the Pond Tour Application
The Pond Tour Committee is the team which works for the success of the tour. There are many positions open and we welcome new talent to help create a great tour. The committee will decide the charity and is responsible for the tour theme, T-shirt logo, and advertisements. We meet at 6:00 before the Pond Society meeting. Come join us, it’s a bit of work, but not too muddy and you will get the T-shirt.
If you have questions about the tour, email me at Pond Tour.
With your help, the 25th Austin Pond Tour 2019 will be a lot of fun and great success.
Pond Tour Director 2019
Ted Paone Pond Tour
Dan and Paula McKay - click on picture to start slide show
Would you like to become a Pond Society sponsor?
Austin Pond Society and Mayfield Park
Work on renovating two of the ponds at Mayfield Park has been completed and all of the ponds have been cleaned the plants repotted. Currently, all that remains is to perform ongoing maintenance work with the plants about every couple of weeks. All of the ponds have been restocked with Koi some of which are pretty big, thanks to our Fish Rescue Team.
If you would like more information, please Contact Jeannie Ferrier at President@austinpondsociety.org
AUSTIN POND SOCIETY LIBRARY – CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO VIEW A LIST OF AVAILABLE LITERATURE.
OUR LIBRARIAN is Holly Hargraves.
You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org
CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO SEE WHAT IS AVAILABLE IN THE MARKETPLACE..
Do you have any used pond or garden equipment laying around that you would like to sell, swap or give away?
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