Message From The President: Melanie Nau – 8/14

Hello a-fish-a-nados,

What a swell time we had together this August at Mary and Austin Freeman’s  place at Bridgeland. Perfect hosts they are; as our newest members, they made  us feel as if we were already old friends.

Mary displayed a true decorator’s eye, Austin mixed perfect Margaritas, and together they have fashioned their pond and pool to fit together like yin and yang. We can thank Paul Moss for his expertise in assuring the Freemans that although they are koi newbies, they are becoming excellent koikeepers.

Since the July posting of Nancy Pinder’s yummy carrot cake, we all agreed that Mary’s crescent chicken rollups are a crowd pleasing recipe that should also be added to our site. Karen snapped Sunday’s pics that you can view on the Gallery tab.

Mark your calendar to meet us at Water Garden Gems, October 25 for the TKFGS fall show and sale. This year we agreed to drive ourselves there and use some club funds for a Saturday evening on the river together with some of the other Texas koi kichi. TKFGS selected Saint Anthony Hotel San Antonio and the group rate is $109. The number of rooms reserved for show attendees is limited. Book now if you plan to attend. More info is on our website.

We plan an encore for the November 9 pond pull at Dr. Nam’s in Manvel. Several of Tom Tran’s special koi were put in the pond to fatten up and get pretty and will be for sale. Come on. We’ll have coffee and breakfast tacos again and some cold beverages later on to toss back.

The mini scrape ‘n scope followup lab will be indoors at Leigh Ann Perkins country place in Cleveland, November 15 at 1:00 pm. Bring your scope if you have one. We will share. Then, at 3:00 we will gather round a fire pit for our picnic. BYOB, camp chairs and sides. The club will provide the links, buns and condiments. You don’t need to have attended the lab to have you and your family come to the picnic.

That about covers it. We will have our September meeting at the Cooks in Katy and October at the Bushes.

Melanie 8/29/14