2007 Bronze Koi Award Winner
Inland Empire Watergarden and Koi Society
Phyllis has been a member of the Inland Empire Water Garden & Koi Society for eleven years, presently Web Master and has been for the last several years, assisted with newsletter publication and distribution for 4 ½ years. Graduated in the first class of Certified AKCA KHA’s, has produced the koi show book since 1998 and worked the koi show inputting koi and goldfish data into computer to track judges results and awards.
Is a member of the Northwest Koi & Goldfish Club approximately four years, assisted John Smith several years ago at koi show with koi & goldfish entries and has continued to assist for the last several years, but was unable to attend last year show
Is a member of the Puget Sound Koi Club during the last four years. She has been involved with the koi show during this time as data entry for judging results.
Is a member of the Northwest Koi & Goldfish Club during the last four years. 2005, Phyllis presented workshop, koi pond building 101 to members and visitors at the koi show. In 2006, presentation to NWK&GC membership meeting in March.
Phyllis is a founding member of the North Idaho Koi Keepers (NIKK) club and has created and maintains their web site. Phyllis was instrumental in compiling all necessary information for applications to AKCA and PNKCA acceptance. She has conducted workshops for members and provides ongoing KHA assistance to both IEWG&KS as well as NIKK members and to Kootenai and Spokane county koi hobby residents.
Phyllis has been actively involved with the PNKCA for close to six years. She served on the PNKCA hosting Spokane convention committee (IEWG&KS). She assisted the PNKCA newsletter editor and then acted as the web site mistress providing information to the newly created web site and web site master and then eventually taking over the web site to save the association expensive web site programming and still holds the position. Phyllis also took over the secretarial duties of the association when Kathy Roberson stepped down during the John Seifert chairmanship and then continued in that position on the executive board during the time when Jerry Tyler was chairman for two years. During this past fall and this year Phyllis has stepped in to assist the present secretary with her duties and responsibilities to assist the present Chairman, Linda Montgomery. Phyllis has assisted with the Ed Fujimoto award program by interacting between the clubs and Norm Call who produces the awards so that Norm isn’t involved in bird dogging the clubs for their nominations. Phyllis has been instrumental in creating and supplying the Super Raffle poster for the last six years and the last five years the super raffle tickets.
Phyllis has also participated showing koi in most of the northwest koi shows and also the Greater Phoenix Open Koi Show. She has accomplished winning from Baby Champion to Grand Champion Awards with her koi. She has made several trips to Japan to visit various breeders and attend breeder master classes. She has been on koi buying trips to Japan and attended mud pond harvests. Phyllis has also attended breeder mud pond harvests here in the United States also.