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GPPS MINUTES


GREATER PHOENIX POND SOCIETY
REGULAR MEETING
Oct 8, 2016
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The October 2016 GPPS meeting was held on Saturday at the home of Tanya Mancino & Ian Brown in Phoenix.

The meeting was called to order at 9:10 by President Don Shaw.

New members: Chris and Diane Krum, who converted a pool into their pond, and Dennis Peeples, who was just checking out the club.

Introduced meeting host: Tanya showed off their 6 month old pond which has blossomed since the pond tour. Ian recently built a pergola, flagstone patio and a retaining wall. They are planning on getting married next month in their back yard.

Pond Club business or updates:

" Vice President, Rita Karsten: Asked the club member to consider being on the pond tour next year.

" Treasurer, Jon Dean: Out $38 and received $125 in dues. Will not be continuing in treasury position.

" Secretary, Sue Beard: Nothing at this time.

" Events Coordinator, Tammy Purtell: Couldn't get speaker.

" Newsletter Editors, Tanya Mancino: Let her know if you have anything you want to sell or buy that can be posted in the newsletter. She will be sending out poll questions every so often. Wanda's column has been retired.

" Librarian, Jeff Karsten: There are old and new books in the library, but basic pond instructions and materials remain the same.

" Webmaster, Dennis Beard: Nothing at this time.

Pond Business:

" Board Elections: November is election month. Think about running for an office. Let Don know if you will be continuing with an office. New positions begin in January.

" Facebook: Like us.

" OdySea Aquarium: Offers group tours if we are interested.

" Raffle: Don Jarrett won the raffle.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:20.

Respectfully submitted: Sue Beard

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