Our Affliations

Zen Nippon Airinkai

Zen Nippon Airinkai aims to contribute enrichment of the Japanese culture and improvement of the people’s artistic sentiments by promoting nishikigo keeping, directing the way of its appreciaton, and pursuing its beauty.

The Northwest Koi and Goldfish Club is a chapter of ZNA, and is know throughout the koi world as the ZNA NW Chapter.  ZNA is the original koi club. founded in Japan in 1962, and we are honored to be affiliated with them.  ZNA has opened a number of doors for the NWKG in our quest for knowledge about our beloved nishikigoi.

Become a ZNA Member Today!!

Japan is the heartland of nishikigoi and by becoming a ZNA member you will strengthen our ties to ZNA as well as receiving a monthly publication called Nichirin. This magazine offers an abundance of information on koi varieties, events around the world, breeders’ backgrounds, current ZNA Koi Shows, what’s new in the koi world and a history of how our hobby came to be, just to touch a few areas!

We encourage you to either renew your membership in ZNA or become a new member of an elite organization that has been a main stay in our hobby for over 50 years!  As an added incentive, the NWKGC has generously agreed to subsidize a portion ($20.00) of each ZNA membership fee, which is just another way of thanking you for your support and participation in the NW Koi and Goldfish Club (ZNA NW Chapter).

You can download and print out the ZNA 2019 Membership Form here

You can find more information about ZNA at their website…. ZEN NIPPON AIRINKAI

If you would like more information about ZNA, please feel free to email Larry Christianson, our ZNA Membership director at Lrcconst@hevanet.com

Pacific Northwest Koi Club Association

The Pacific Northwest Koi Clubs Association (PNKCA) is a regional association of Koi clubs located in Oregon, Idaho, Washington, Alberta, and British Columbia.

The Association’s purpose is to promote all aspects of the hobby of Koi keeping but especially those that are pertinent to the Northwest.

Activities of the Association

An annual convention. Each year a different club in a different city is host of the convention. This is a great time to meet with other Koi keepers from throughout the Pacific Northwest and from throughout the world. Our programs on various aspects of Koi keeping include some of the finest experts from the Pacific Northwest and from throughout the country. The convention includes a trade show, excellent banquet, an auction and a tour of some of the hosting club’s finest ponds.

A webpage emphasizing all that is happening with Koi keeping in the Pacific Northwest.

Coordination and promotion of various Koi shows and other club events throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Promotion of the Koi hobby by providing various grants to our member-clubs.

Awards to members for their outstanding dedication to their clubs and to the Koi keeping hobby.

The PNKCA encourages dissemination of Koi keeping information and the personal interactions and relationships among all koi hobbyists in the Pacific Northwest.

We invite you to join one of our member-clubs, attend a Koi show, a club event, and to attend our annual convention.

Associated Koi Clubs of America

The Associated Koi Clubs of America (AKCA) was established in the early 1970’s.  It was incorporated in 1980 as a California non-profit with 501(c)(3) tax exempt and 509(a)(2) public charity status (IRC).

The AKCA was created to promote our hobby, which involves the appreciation, care, breeding, and showing of Japanese Nishikigoi (fish)–commonly referred to as Koi.

Our goal is to improve and expand the hobby throughout North America.

The following objectives help us achieve our goal

  • Support the formation of new Koi Clubs.
  • Provide knowledge and information and koi keeping.
  • Produce educational koi materials.
  • Distribute educational and souvenir items via web and magazine orders.
  • Publish a Koi Magazine through our subsidiary corporation KoiUSA, Inc.
  • Recognize excellence in koi husbandry and public service.
  • Conduct an annual seminar.
  • Facilitate communications between koi clubs and members.
  • Support local clubs koi shows.
  • Trains, Certify and provide Judges for local club’s koi shows.
  • Train and certify Koi Health Advisors for local club’s members’ needs.
  • Provide liability insurance for US Clubs Meetings and special events (shows, pond tours, ect.)

We currently have 97 member koi clubs in the AKCA.   Dues are $100.00 annually.  94 member clubs are located in the US, while 3 clubs are located in Canada.

The AKCA has an executive board elected annually (Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Chief Financial Officer) and a Board of Directors consisting of one representative of each member club.  The various Committee Chairs may or many not be of the Board of Directors.

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