A Little About Us
The Northwest Koi and Goldfish Club is based in the Portland Oregon/Vancouver Washington area of the United States of America. The club was founded in 1979 by Tom Beck and Cy Scile, who loved their Koi but had no place to go for the information needed in order to learn what their new hobby required. In May of 1981, we held our 1rst Koi and Goldfish Show at Delta Park.
From those early beginnings, we have grown and attracted members from all walks of life and from all parts of the world who are dedicated in pursuing the hobby and education of Koi and Goldfish keeping.
The mission of the club is to promote, create and enlarge the hobby of keeping, breeding, appreciating, and exhibiting Koi and Goldfish. We are also are chartered to pass along information about the above to our membership by engaging in educational and social activities related to our purpose and to acquire and own such property as may be necessary for any or all or the foregoing purposes. Our membership is open to any person that has an interest in Koi and Goldfish and is eligible for membership upon the completion of an application and payment of the yearly dues.
We have affiliations with ZNA, K.O.I. and the PNKCA. Come join our club to explore more about Koi!!
Each September, the NWKGC elects a board of directors to lead us in our pursuit of sharing the joy and love of all things Koi. This years board is comprised of the following club members.
|JD Dargis||Vice President|
|Larry Christensen||ZNA Rep|
|Leora Gregory||AKCA Rep|
|Larry Christensen||PNKCA Rep|
|Virginia Hokkanen||PNKCA Rep|
|Jay Avery||Newsletter Editor|
|Stacy Jennings||Member at Large|
|Millie Layman||Member at Large|
|2023 ZNA NWKGC Koi Show Chairperson|
A Few Things We Do
Organizing and hosting one of the premier Koi Shows in the the United States, The ZNA Northwest Koi and Goldfish Club Koi Show.
Recognizing our members, and koi keepers throughout the United States, for their dedication to the hobby.
Organizing and Participating in community events and public education.
Our Annual BBQ
Our Annual Club Auction
Our Annual Holiday Party
Special Purchase Opportunities, such as our Club Koi Raffle
Club Growout Competitions
A monthly meeting with other Koi enthusiasts, enjoying food, fun, and koi along with guest speakers and great presentations.
A monthly newsletter that is full of great information
A chance to visit other members ponds throughout the Pacific Northwest