Our Mission Statement
We are committed to providing a social atmosphere for members dedicated to sharing and learning the pleasures of water gardening. We are a non-profit organization. Membership in this association shall be open to any individual without regard to race, creed, national origin or gender, who shall agree to so associate and who shall tender membership dues as specified in governing document.
The Eastern Iowa Pond Society, Inc. was established by Sharon Weiss in 1996 to encourage and promote water gardening and ponds. Mike Tompkins was the first president.
Meetings are held at different members homes the second and fourth Saturdays in April at times to be decided by host/hostess, the second Thursday and the fourth Saturday in May, June, July, August, and September. During February, March, October and November meetings are held once a month on a Saturday at times to be decided by host/hostess. No meetings in December and January. Members volunteer to be a pond host at the February meeting.
A plan-the-year meeting is held in February on a Saturday afternoon at a central location to hammer out strategies on what happens during the ponding year. Pond Tour date is decided, chairman is elected for that event, discussions are held to determine how the Pond Tour profits are spent, speakers are discussed, members have the opportunity to sign up to be pond hosts, etc.
Yearly Pond Tour event involves selected members opening their ponds to the public. Speakers, demonstrations, field trips, plant and fish swaps, potlucks, club projects are all activities that happen during the ponding year.
Election of Officers
Election of officers will be held in November. A President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer will be elected to take office in February.
Dues will be $25.00 per family payable February 1st and delinquent April 1st of each year. These dues entitle a member to participation in all activities and receive a monthly newsletter.