May 17, 2012
The Show Pin Design Contest will be at the July meeting. Yes, it does seem to get earlier every year.
May 5, 2012
The hotmail issue seems to be solved, at least for the moment.
March 22, 2012
The April general meeting will be on April 15, rather than any of the other dates that may have been published. Apologies for the date dithering.
February 8, 2012
A suggested hotel is now listed on the show page.
February 1, 2012
Hotmail has been blocking email from our website to their email accounts. Read the sordid details.
August 24, 2011
We have added five more pictures to Neal Matthews' underwater at JFG series.
August 18, 2011
Show Pin Design Contest. Bring your entry to the September meeting.
August 13, 2011
There was an error in the address for the meeting tomorrow. It has been corrected, so you might want to check it again.
July 26, 2011
The dates of the 25th Koi Show have been changed to February 25-26, 2012.
May 12, 2011
Steve Drake's excellent presentation on koi selection, from our January meeting, is now here.
March 5, 2011
The March newsletter is here.
February 26, 2011
Todd Cecil, DVM will discuss "How & Why to Quarantine" at our March Meeting.
December 26, 2010
Laguna Koi was flooded in the recent rains. If you would like to help them with their recovery, see the blog for more information.
December 22, 2010
The January newsletter is here.
December 1, 2010
The December newsletter is here.
November 29, 2010
You may now register online for our 2011 Koi Show. This includes reserving tanks, making dinner selections, et al.
October 30, 2010
Pictures from the pond tour are now up.
September 7, 2010
Read about the Pin Design Contest for our 2011 Koi Show.
August 28, 2010
Information about our October Pond and Garden Tour is now here.
August 22, 2010
Many things do not get mentioned here. You can expect that monthly meeting pictures will appear with being mentioned. Also not all the new articles in the KCSD Authors section of the library have been mentioned. You are encouraged to explore.
June 13, 2010
We had an election today. The bylaws are a bit unclear about when we switch from the old to the new officers, but here are the new ones. Appointed officers will be (re)appointed at the next steering committee meeting.
April 2, 2010
We have added a KCSD Authors section to the library. There is a recent article by Tamsie Pierce. We expect to have more from her, including some from her newsletter archives. We hope to add other authors shortly.
March 6, 2010
We have an election coming up. If you are interested in running for an office, or nominating someone else, contact Bill Thompson, the Nominations Chairman. To learn about the duties of the officers, see section 3 of the bylaws. For information on election procedures and schedule see section 7. You are also encouraged to attend a Steering Committee meeting. p>February 14, 2010
Listing and pictures of show champions are here.
February 7, 2010
Our library now has a link to information about several koi diseases.
December 20, 2009
More information on the 2010 Koi Show is now available.
November 5, 2009
Pictures from our October pond tour are up.
September 7, 2009
Information on the Pond Tour is now available.
August 8, 2009
We have a Pin Contest for our 2010 show.
June 30, 2009
We have a new (for us) article on Aeromonas in the library
June 14, 2009
All the elected officers were reelected at the June meeting. (This tends to happen in alternate years.) The appointed officers will be appointed at the June 17 Steering Committee meeting.
April 18, 2009
H.R.669 (Nonnative Wildlife Invasion Prevention Act) is in committee in the House of Representatives. It applies to a large number of species, including koi. If passed, it would prohibit importation, carrying across state lines, breeding, sale or barter, or possession (except for those owned lawfully prior to the planned prohibition).
April 9, 2009
Nominations are now open for all elected offices. Nominations may be mailed to the Nominating Committee Chairman [Susi Woods] in sufficient time to be received prior to May 1st. See the bylaws.
April 8, 2009
YouTube video of our 2009 show.
March 30, 2009
It is not necessary to bring chairs to the April 5 meeting at JFG. JFG has chairs.
February 26, 2009
We have improved pictures of the top six show winners. Pictures taken by Tom Graham.
February 24, 2009
Now you can sort on any field of the KCSD Champions list.
February 15, 2009
Pond Tour pictures are posted.
January 12, 2009
Pictures for the January meeting are up.
December 6, 2008
We have sponsors. Visit their websites by clicking on their ads.
November 19, 2008
Information for the December meeting is here. Read about the party and the koi photo contest.
October 12, 2008
Pictures from the October picnic meeting are up.
October 10, 2008
Chlorine kills koi at JFG.
October 6, 2008
Bob Finnegan, after 14 years as the Chairman of the 3 man AKCA Judging Committee, is stepping down, effective at the AKCA Seminar in February, 2009. The new Committee will be Galen Hansen, Chairman, Charles Phelps, and Bryan Bateman.
August 2, 2008
Pictures of the JFG filter maintenance July 26, are here.
July 30, 2008
The public comment period for the EPA draft specification that would restrict the construction of ponds and waterfalls has been extended 45 days and now ends on September 4, 2008.
July 22, 2008
Koi evangelist goes to 7th grade. We have pictures.
July 18, 2008
The EPA has a proposal that would restrict the construction of ponds and waterfalls. They want comments by July 21.
July 15, 2008
Pictures from the July general meeting are up.
June 19, 2008
Get down and dirty at JFG. July 26.
June 2, 2008
We have more pond pictures, from David Huckaby and Jane Usatin.
May 22, 2008
The speaker previously scheduled for our June meeting has switched to July. In June, Jack Chapman will speak on water quality and test your pond water. See the events page for details.
April 13, 2008
The pictures from the April general meeting are up.
March 20, 2008
Cindy Graham is KCSD's Koi Person of the Year. Congratulations, Cindy!
March 12, 2008
The pictures from the March general meeting are up.
March 7, 2008
We have some information on the 2009 AKCA Seminar and 22nd Annual KCSD Koi Show. (You can get to the Seminar/Show page from any other page (even the few without menus) by clicking on “HOST OF THE 2009 AKCA SEMINAR” in the page banner. Similarly, you can get to the home page by clicking on the logo.)
February 29, 2008
Show chairman Tom Graham has supplied a chart of show entries by class and size.
February 28, 2008
The novice, special, and friendship awards have been added to the winners list from the show.
February 21, 2008
Another batch of pictures from the show, mostly of people at the show, has been added.
February 16, 2008
Koi Show winners list with pictures is here. Show continues through tomorrow.
January 2, 2008
Information on judges and Shinkokai koi handlers for the 2008 KCSD Koi Show is now on the show page.
November 29, 2007
AKCA is raising money to support the KHV Project through an online auction. All monies raised from donated items being auctioned go directly to the KHV research and education project. You can also see items that will be auctioned in the future.
October 27, 2007
In response to recent events, we have added a Fire & Koi Haiku page. We welcome your additions to the page. If there is sufficient activity we will build a better haiku submission system.
September 28, 2007
Galen Hansen has supplied us with an Early History of the club.
August 29, 2007
The pond map is now a part of this website.
July 24, 2007
The 2008 KCSD Koi Show has an information page.
March 19, 2007
The Events page will now print in a more useful format (for most modern browsers). The screen format has not changed.
February 27, 2007
More koi pictures from the show. The is probably the last batch of show pictures.
February 22, 2007
Not really that new, but hasn't been announced before: You can renew your membership or join the club online.
February 19, 2007
See the major champions of the show.
February 16, 2007
Here's the first look at some of the koi from the show.
February 3, 2007
We have some pond pictures.
January 26, 2007
The show schedule and Show Book are now available on the show page.
December 17, 2006
Norm Meck has provided us with an updated and expanded version of his green water article. This has replaced the old version in the library.
November 25, 2006
We have a change of speaker for our December 10 general meeting: Norm Meck will speak on water quality.
November 17, 2006
The Club has more than one logo. Read about it. An editorial, rant, or commentary. (Take your pick.)
November 5, 2006
OOPS! I had a glitch that lost messages to Paul Curtis. If you sent questions for his Q&A column, please send them again. This time we tested the mechanism.
November 2, 2006
CORRECTION to directions in newsletter for November 12 general meeting: Take I-15 North to the Gopher Canyon Rd exit (this exit is 9 miles north of the 78 in Escondido). Turn right from the exit, then left on Old Highway 395 for 1/4 mile. Turn right on Circle R Dr and go 3.1 miles. Turn right on W. Lilac Rd for 1.9 miles. Turn left on Lilac Rd for .8 mile. Turn left on Oshia Ln up hill. Oshia becomes a graded dirt road. Follow to a white fence, turn right and follow the fence to it's end. The house is on the left at a gravel driveway .3 mile from Lilac. Roads are all well signed and easy to find. Thomas Brothers page 1069. For more information, and directions from your location, see the events page.
October 19, 2006
We have added a page which is your portal to information about the Koi show.
October 13, 2006
We need your help to set up a pond picture section.
September 2, 2006
The site library now has Spike Cover's KHV fact sheet.
August 24, 2006
We will have a pin design contest for the 2007 Koi Show. Bring your drawings to the November general meeting.
The blog now has a table of contents. The link to it is in the right column on the blog page.
August 19, 2006
The San Diego Oceans Foundation will award the 2006 Roger Revelle Award to KCSD member Dick Long in recognition for his contributions to man’s capacity to explore the ocean, with concern for the quality of the environment. Press release in the blog.
August 2, 2006
The picture section is beginning to appear.
July 17, 2006
The blog is here. Well, no data (except for one blog describing the blog), but the mechanism is here. The initial designated bloggers have been given their keys to the blogosphere. Keep watching; eventually someone will write something.
July 9, 2006
We need help with the auction. If you have not already signed up and are interested in helping with setup or working the auction, Friday and/or Saturday contact Al Pierce.
June 27, 2006
A few people have said they have difficulty reading the green text. Consequently, there is now a choice of colors. To choose, click on "Style" in the center column. Tell me what you think. If anyone still has difficulty reading the new style, let me know.
June 22, 2006
We have a new officer: Lesley Collins has been appointed to chair the Nominating Committee. We are always looking for new people to help run the club. Lesley's appointment institutionalizes this process.
The 2007 KCSD Koi show will be February 17 & 18 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
The 28th Annual AKCA Seminar will be hosted in San Diego by KCSD, June 25-28, 2009.
The list of officers has been added to the web site, with pictures (for most) and links for communication. The menu of links has been augmented on most pages.
May 28, 2006
Norm Meck's old pond water chemistry pages have been converted to the new format. When we get updates from Norm, we'll be in good shape here. Now, I think, I can concentrate on adding new content and facilities.
My plan (see May 23 entry) for a graceful transition from the old to the new web site has been torpedoed by a miscreant who repeatedly deleted pages from the old site (and once modified one of the new pages). By the time I found the back door (a password I had neglected to change) it didn't seem worth the bother of restoring the old site.
May 24, 2006
The Annual KCSD Koi Auction will be held at California Koi Farm, 3360 Gird Road, Fallbrook July 29. Fish may be entered begining at 8AM, Auction starts at 10AM. The club gets half of sales under $300 to help pay for the 2007 Annual Show. Any sales over $300 the club gets $150. Lunch will be served. More info firstname.lastname@example.org or 760-479-1447.
May 23, 2006
Over the next few months, the club site will be completely redesigned. This will be a gradual shift, rather than a sudden complete replacement.
"What's new" will be a permanent fixture, and will be archived with a "what was new" link.
You can now send comments to Club officers; just click on the "Send us a comment" link in the middle column. We want your thoughts on the site and the Club.