Each year, funds permitting, the Pacific
Northwest Koi Clubs Association awards up to six, $150.00 grants to member-clubs to promote the hobby of Koi keeping. These
grants are to be used for the promotion of the Koi hobby with the general public. The grants may not be used in connection
with a Koi show or for a club event that will primarily benefit the club members. Approved past events include public pond
tours, banners for home and garden shows, State fair booths, club brochures to used to increase membership at some event,
and exhibits or programs at various public cultural events.
Click here to submit a request for a Grant online--if you have any problems, please send your information via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
(club name, date of event, describe event)
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2016 PNKCA Grant Articles and Pictures
The Canada Koi Club of B.C.
Our club was approached by a representative of the Ronald McDonald House in Vancouver B.C. to assist in the maintenance
and care of the koi pond that was installed as part of a renovation project. For the
first year, members of the club were making weekly visits to look after all aspects
of the koi pond. The maintenance staff and a few volunteers have learned how to care
for the koi and have taken on more of the chores associated with the pond upkeep. Now our members do not have to devote
as much time and make bi-weekly visits to ensure that everything is working well.
There have been a few issues that have come up
since we began helping, mostly related to small design problems that needed modification.
A grate was installed over the pond that impedes feeding the fish and we hope to remove that. The filtration
system has required several repairs. Even though we have been able to order replacement parts
for the current system, the pond should have an upgraded filtration system in order
to ensure the health of the koi. The full-time
maintenance man feeds the koi every day from spring until late fall. He said he always makes sure that the
children are there to help and enjoy the event. He says it’s the highlight of his day and he
loves it. We are asking for the PNKCA grant
in order to purchase a new filtration system for the Ronald McDonald House pond. The $150.00
will help to reduce the costs incurred by either the facility or our club. We greatly appreciate your support.
Marc Tilkin President, CKCBC
Inland Empire Water Garden & Koi Society
OUT WITH THE OLD AND IN WITH THE NEW
THANKS TO THE PNKCA GRANT!
Many, many years ago the Inland Empire Water Garden got new banners. This was partially paid for by the Pacific Northwest
Koi Clubs Association. We used this banner at all our events for the public to see, such as the Garden Expo, Pond Tours,
|THIS WAS OUR OLD BANNER
|THIS IS OUR NEW WONDERFUL BANNER
The banners we had were so old they even had our old logo which was updated after the signs were produced
My what a change we made. We got New BANNERS!
We have a booth each year at the Garden Expo which draws thousands of people, many of whom look for our booth. We needed
to modernize and get that updated logo on our banners. So we applied for the PNKCA Grant and got our new banner LIKE THIS:
We are so pleased with this banner. We also got a second banner which touts the benefits of joining our club. It is bright
and modern looking. We set both of these banners up at this year's Garden Expo. It is the one to the right of our new "generic"
We are so pleased and thank the PNKCA for offering such a grant. The grants truly help our smaller clubs with things that
can add and enhance their club "images". Don't forget to apply for your grant next year and perhaps get your own
Oregon Koi & Water Garden Society
Oregon Koi & Water Garden Society double teamed it this year, with two club booths set up at two different venues.
PetCo "Adopt a Pet"; and the Master Gardner plant sell.
Members set up a 6'; tank and filled it full of beautiful koi, fresh out of Normans pond in the parking lot of PetCo.
The club booth at the Master Gardner plant sell was full of literature on the hobby of koi keeping.
Our club used both of the events to get information of the hobby of koi and to interest new member to the club.
Thanks for the PNKCA grant we were able to print up flyer's to hand out at both venues to the public.
The Idaho Water Garden and
|Sot and Sue at Japan Week
The Idaho Water Garden and Koi Society took part in the Idaho Japanese Associations annual Japan Days in June of this year.
The event showcased Japanese culture in the Eastern Idaho region and was a fundraiser for the organization. The IWGKS set
up a booth to spread the word about the hobby of koi keeping and its deep roots and traditions in Japan.
Children and adults alike crowded around the booth, mesmerized by the koi brought for display by club members. Many new members
were created by promoting pond care and ownership through flyers and informational pamphlets.
The club continues to promote koi keeping in the area year round and events like this are one way to introduce people to the
magic of koi.
2016 NORTHWEST KOI AND GOLDFISH CLUB
ATTENDS CAMILLA FESTIVAL
|Linda Montgomery Teaches
On April 9th 2016, the Northwest Koi and Goldfish Club
hosted a booth at the Newburg Camilla Festival in Newburg, Oregon. This was the second year we have attended this event. Many
people who have water gardens and ponds make it to the festival each year so it is an excellent opportunity to promote the
hobby and our club.
Linda Montgomery did an excellent presentation that the public
thoroughly enjoyed. We also had a wonderful display of koi in a show tank so the public could see how beautiful the koi truly
Overall, the event was a success again because we were able to allow the
general public the opportunity to see our finned friends up close as well as educate them about how to care for them.
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