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

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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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APS Meeting September 2017

APS Meeting September 2017

Koi Person of the Year for 2017 – Alejandro Villa

The Austin Pond Society held its September Meeting at the Zilker Park Meeting Room on the 18th of the month attended by almost forty of its members. There were several new faces in the group and a couple that we hadn’t seen in awhile. Always glad to see new and returning members.

They were treated to a meal of chicken, potatoes and gravy, rolls, salad and desserts, lots of desserts most of which was consumed by the hungry members, me included. Thank you Stephen. Following the meal, Jeannie Ferrier, the President, awarded the Koi Person of the Year Award to Alejandro Villa . It was originally voted on way back in the summer but Alex had missed a few meetings and this was the first opportunity to present the award.

Below is a video of the presentation.

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Koi Person of the Year 2017 from Francis Allcorn on Vimeo.

Following this presentation, Barbara Lenhardt, our Programs and Special Events Rep introduced the speaker for the evening, Jeff Price of Price Landscaping. His subject matter was the plants in and around our ponds and how to improve the appearance of our yards. He generated a lot of interest and there was a lot of Speaker/Audience participation. His presentation was well received.

Below is a video of Jeff and his presentation.

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Jeff Price of Price Landscaping 2017 from Francis Allcorn on Vimeo.

Jeannie then moved on to the Business Section of the meeting and discussed many things including the equipment for both the Mayfield and Zilker Park Projects which was delivered to her house yesterday, toys for Blue Santa who will be the Beneficiary at this year’s Thanksgiving/Christmas Party, AAGC and the survey that had been circulated and filled in by the members to name a few of the items.

As it is almost time to vote on the new 2018 Board. Julienne Smith, the current Secretary and head of the nomination committee took the floor and went down the list looking for nominations for the different Board positions. Even though she received nominations for most of the positions, many of which will be filled by returning officers, it was very noticeable that there were no nominations for the Pond Tour Chairman which, next to the President, is arguably the most important position each year. Without someone to lead this effort, there won’t be a Pond Tour and although the Tour is not called for in our by-laws, it is our main money raiser for our chosen charity. Without the Tour, we will not be making any donations or providing several hundred people a weekends worth of entertainment or at least twenty pond owners their opportunity to be famous for a day with a spot in the limelight. We will vote on the Board positions at next month’s meeting with final votes for any outstanding positions closing at the November meeting. The Nominating Committee is Julienne Smith as the Chair and BJ Jenkins and Philip Smith making up  the Committee. If you are interested in any of the positions on the Board, you can contact Julie at secretary@austinpondsociety.org . For more information regarding the various positions use this link.

Following the Nominating Committee, Jeannie then moved on to discuss the survey that we all filled out regarding the Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy (ZBGC) taking over Austin Area Garden Council (AAGC ). More can be read on this subject by Pam Penick. You will need to scroll halfway down the page to read about the interview between Cat Newlands, executive director of Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy and Pam Penick. The membership approved by a show of hands their approval of the agreement. This was the last of the business and the meeting closed following the drawing for the door prizes.

The Business Video of the meeting

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Business Section September 18, 2017 from Francis Allcorn on Vimeo.

A few of the members.

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Margaret on the left is the Librarian. Barb on the right, the Publicity/Special Events

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Julienne Smith and Philip

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Ellen Filtness and her husband. Rodney and Keith in the blue tees in the background.

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Nancy and Husband, Barb, Ted Paone,Jeannie with Jeff Price. Glen is in the background.

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A special guest…

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Good Food…

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Ted, Barb, Jeff and Jeannie

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Speaker Jeff Price

Post written 9/19/2017

APS Meeting August 2017

APS Meeting August 2017

The Austin Pond Society held it’s monthly meeting on Monday August 21, 2017 at the usual time, 6:30 pm and the usual place, Zilker Botanical Garden Center. For a while, the Board Members outnumbered the guests but as the evening wore on, there were around 30 people in the room. They were treated to a meal of Tacos and Salad plus desserts brought in by the membership.

The Speaker’s for the evening were Tom & Sherry Gringas and their subject was  “Enhancing your Pondscape with Metalwork and Sculpture”. Tom teaches welding and the art of metalwork at ACC and Sherry is the designer of his projects. She also put together the wonderful slide show of their work. The presentation is marred by the poor sound quality due to yours truly forgetting the camera mic. Apologies all around.

Following the presentation, Jeannie had a small amount of business to conduct followed by the drawing for the door prizes, which incidentally, she was the lucky winner of one.  She always tells us that she buys prizes that she would like and this time, her wish came true. Well done Jeannie.

The meeting closed around 8:30 pm. The next meeting is on Monday,  September 18 and the Speaker will be Jeff Price from Price Landscape .  He will be talking about  “Landscape ideas for your yard ”. For those of you looking to change or make your yard a bit different, I’m sure that Jeff will have some great ideas. Hope to see you there.

This video is of Tom & Sherry Gringas presentation. Again, apologies for the sound content.
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Gingras Metalwork Aug 2017 from Francis Allcorn on Vimeo.
 
This video is of the Business part of the meeting. Same sound problem.
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Business Aug 2017 from Francis Allcorn on Vimeo.

Austin Pond Society May 2017 Meeting

Austin Pond Society May 2017 Meeting

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As it usually does, the third Monday of the month rolled around and with it the Monthly Austin Pond Society Meeting. This one was held for the wonderful sponsors to set up a table and Meet and Greet the members. Those that had goodies for sale, brought them along and set them out to tempt the most stringent of buyers. Those that sold services greeted the many people that attended and engaged them in conversation about what they had to offer. There were about 45 members attending and they got to meet the following sponsors.

Cory Ferrier 
Bloomers – Marcos and Jody
PrivateLabel Realty – Barb Lenhardt
Water Garden Gems – Shane and Alona
Taylormade – Taylor Miller
Amber Prosceno LMT – Amber Prosceno
Hill Country Water gardens – Jeremy and Emily
Texas Land and Water Design – Paul Lawrence
Honeycomb Fish Farm – Steve and Yvonne
The Great Outdoors – Al
Environmental Survey Consulting – David and Amy 

Each, as they were introduced, gave a brief description of their business. Several brought and sold their wares while others  contributed door prizes and in the case of Hill Country Water Gardens, an entire Fairie Garden to be auctioned off for charity. It eventually went for $140.00 to one of the members who bought it as a gift for his wife’s upcoming birthday.

The evening was a huge success as members got to meet the sponsors. Intermixed in all of the excitement were several raffles and door prizes which always garners interest.

This video is of the Sponsor Meeting.

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Sponsor Night May 5-15-2016 from Francis Allcorn on Vimeo.

This video is of the several auctions and door prizes.

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Auction at Sponsor Night May 2017 from Francis Allcorn on Vimeo.

The food for the evening was Pot Luck and the members didn’t disappoint as there were many hot dishes and lots of desert. most of which was consumed by the Members. The meeting ended around 8:30 pm and a quick clean and straightening up of the Meeting Room was the final act of the evening.

The next event will be the Splash Party which is a private party for the Owners and Volunteers  where they can pick up their materials that they will need on the day. This will be held on Saturday, May 20th at Zilker Botanical Gardens. Then comes the “BIG” weekend of the Pond Tour, June 3 for the North Tour and June 4 for the South. Make sure that you have purchased your wristbands. Use this link, if you haven’t.

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Sponsors

DeVerna Remodelling, Inc
Austin Aqua-Dome
Butler Brothers Odd Jobs
Bloomers
Sol’stice Outdoors
Viridian Landscape and Design
Texas Ponds and Water Features
Brite Ideas
Jets Pizza
Austin Aquascapes LLC

Hill Country Water Gardens

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

Deverna Remodelling

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

Austin Aqua-Dome

Located in Austin

www.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

Butler Brothers Odd Jobs

Butler Brothers Odd Jobs

Website: www.butlerbrothersoddjobs.com

Located in Bastrop

Phone: (563) 663-7373

E-Mail:

butlerbrothersoddjobs@gmail.com

Bloomers

Located in Elgin

www.bloomerselgin.com

bloomerselgin@gmail.com

507 Hwy 95 North, Elgin, TX 78621

Phone: (512)281-2020

Solstice Outdoors

Located in Dripping Springs.

www.solsticeoutdoors.com

900 West Highway 290, Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Phone:(512) 858-7263  Hours: Open today · 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Texas Ponds

Located in Austin

www.texasponds.com

Address:7908 Ceberry Drive, Austin, TX 78759

Phone:(512) 782-8315Email: Matt@texasponds.com

Brite Ideas

Two Locations in Austin www.bihydro.com

4201 S. Congress Ave. Ste. 310

Austin, TX 78745

Phone: (512).444.21007010 Burnet Rd. Ste. A

Austin, TX 78757

Phone: (512).459.4353

25% discount above wholesale by showing your APS Membership card.

Austin Aquascapes

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Austin Aquascapes

Phone: (512) 576-0401

Website: Austin Aquascapes LLC

Email:info@austinaquascapes.com

Water Garden Gems

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.

Bamboo Bistro

Located in Austin (Two locations)
11101 Burnet Rd, Ste A-100
Austin, TX (512) 821-0022
Bamboo Bistro West Gate on W Gate Blvd
6818 W Gate Blvd,Austin, Tx(512) 243-5588
10% discount by showing your APS Membership Card

Taylor Made

www.tmwaterscapes.com

taylor@taylormadewaterscapes.com.

We’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

Phone: (512) 225-4627 8a – 5p, Monday through Friday.

Amber Prosceno - Massage Therapist

Located in Austin

4534 West Gate Blvd, Suite 112

Austin, Texas 78745

Phone (512) 470-6067

E-mail:amberprosceno@gmail.com

http://amberprosceno.abmp.com/

Texas Land and Water Designs

Located in Cedar Park
Phone (512) 608-5445
E-mail: paullawrence4320@gmail.com

Honeycomb Koi

HONEYCOMB FISH FARM

Located in Cedar Park

Phone (512) 337-5603

Website:http://honeycombkoi.com

Email: www@honeycombkoi.com

The Great Outdoors

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Located in Austin

The Great Outdoors

2730 S. Congress Avenue

Austin

(512) 448-2992

Website: www.gonursery.com

Contact: http://gonursery.com/contact-us/

Environmental Survey - Click on the card to be taken to their Sponsor Page

Environmental Survey Consulting

(512) 458-8531

Email: skelton@envirosurvey.com

Website: www.envirosurvey.com

Jets Pizza

Jet’s Pizza

Located at: 9001 Brodie Lane, Austin Texas, 78748

Phone: (512) 280-1010

Website: Jets Pizza

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