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Dianne Evenson


October 11, 2014
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The October 2014 GPPS meeting was held on Saturday at the home of Leslie and Janice Tanzer in Chandler.

The meeting was called to order at 9:20 by President Dave Nelson.

Introduced Meeting Hosts: Les Tanzer

Host pond info: Les discussed his pond and gave a demonstration on splicing and patching pond liners. Three years ago his yard was a dirt field. Then he and Linda went on the pond tour and fell in love with the idea, especially the home of Pet and Richard Smith. Janice wanted a yard like hers. They have two Pergolas built by Les, one truss and groove only and the other with hardware. It took about 10 months to finish. The pond has two areas with waterfalls that connect together by a stream under a bridge. The pond filter flows over lava rock with a plastic grate on top. He then puts fake fur on top to help filter. All he needs to do is change the fur every week. The fur is washable and reusable. As one side of the pond was built first, Les had to figure out how to connect the pond liners between the old and the new one. He stated that he first started with a PVC liner but soon found it was not the right product and changed the old pond and then put the new pond in EDPM rubber 45ml. To join the two stream liners he purchased a Firestone patching kit. It comes with adhesive and double and single sided tape which is needed to do the patching. He then demonstrated the procedure.

Welcome to our newest members: Arturo and Linda Vega and Julie Riley.

Pond Club business or updates:

Pond liners were discussed regarding how to expand them without leaks.

" President, Dave Nelson: New sign-up sheets are available for meeting hosts, speakers, presentations and locations to visit. Please put 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices for preference in hosting. Next month is the elections for officers. Dave is not returning as president due to work. The list of offices and office opening will be placed in the newsletter. We need people to volunteer and take responsibility for the club. This is our club and without input there is no club.

" Vice President, Rita Karsten: Nothing new at this time.

" Treasurer, Ed Tunstall: $4,393.99

" Secretary, Sue Beard: Nothing new at this time.

" Events Coordinator, Kristy Jolly: Not at meeting.

" Newsletter Editors, Gloria Skylstad/Fern Shaw: Not at meeting.

" Librarian, Gary Ures: Not at meeting.

" Webmaster, Dennis Beard: The group discussed getting extra storage space for videos to be put on the web. More information is needed before a decision is made.

The election of officers will be in November. The pot luck is being scheduled for the Holiday Season.

Ed Tunstall won book on container gardening.

Next meeting: Ed Tunstall won book on container gardening.

Dave closed the meeting at 10:20 Respectfully submitted: Sue Beard

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