The History of the MAKC
We often get asked when the Mid Atlantic Koi Club got started. Here are a few articles from days of old and how it all began! Enjoy!
We will be adding more as we go through our files of old History!
Greetings to all koi lovers, a new year has dawned upon us. Once again, throughout the winter, we can reflect upon all we have accomplished last year. We should also reflect upon our plans for the upcoming koi season.
As a club, we have made strides to grow both in membership and knowledge. I continue to be grateful for the MAKC Executive Board members who work endlessly, finding ways to enrich and inspire all those who love the koi hobby.
I welcome aboard, Paul Crecca who has become a helpful addition to the board. His knowledge of the hobby and his knowledge of technology has been a huge boost to the Club. I thank all my board, Rosemary Vena, Kris Savage, Anthony Vitale, Rich Iasparo, Steve Borakowski, and Turelle Holmes. They are the backbone of the Mid-Atlantic Koi Club!
Welcome, Alan Mickelson to the South Chapter as a Co-Vice President. A long-time koi hobbyist, Alan brings his experiences and knowledge to a chapter that is thriving and growing in leaps and bounds. Welcome, Alan, and thank you Turelle!
So, as we move forward on our koi journey, growing in knowledge and enjoyment let us remember to contact any board member or me with any questions or concerns you may have. Our email addresses are on the MAKC website.
Be sure to check out our website for valuable information. Our Webmistress, Kris Savage regularly updates our blog and Facebook pages. Each MAKC Chapter has a Facebook page where pictures, meeting dates, and field trips, along with information about Pond and Koi keeping are posted.
Be sure to patronize our Sponsors. Their information is just a “click” away. On the MAKC website, under the “more” tab. Click on a Sponsors Logo and your koi world will enlarge!!
I would be remiss if I didn’t give a shout-out to one of our Sponsors, Beni Hanna located in Carneys Point, NJ. We held our first Koi Appreciation Expo at Mat and Jen McCann’s koi farm this past August. It was a weekend of learning, listening, and sharing. All of us who attended came away with a better appreciation of the koi hobby.
I am also grateful for the support of all our sponsors who donate willingly to MAKC. I look forward to your support during this new year 2023.
In closing, I wish you all much joy as you grow in knowledge and love of the hobby.
And now, the journey continues .......
Dr. Art Lembke
December 10, 1953 - April 12, 2021
Served as MAKC President
and Vice President
Contributor to the Hobby and Judging of the Koi Breeds
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