For the second year in a row, the Austin Pond Society held its Annual Sponsor Night when our Sponsors are each given the opportunity to not only describe what they offer but to also have a booth to display and sell their wares.
The first order of business was to get well fed by our very popular chef, Laura Creaser with chicken and a salad followed by member supplied chocolate chip cookies. The group was entertained while they were eating with a slide show, set to music of the most recent Members Only Tour that many of us participated in on May 9. The Members visited two ponds that were both converted swimming pools to ponds and also a visit to Sol’Stice, an Art and Garden Center in Dripping Springs. it was a lot of fun and we are all looking forward to the next one.
At 7:00 pm, Jeannie Ferrier, our President, took the mike and addressed the group. We had several returning members and maybe about 45 people all told, not counting the Sponsors, who were present. Different Board Members gave reports including BJ who brought us up to date on the upcoming Pond Tour early in June. All of the preparations have been completed, the programs have been printed and the only thing lacking are volunteers to man the ponds on the two days. If you know of anyone or even if you yourself would like to volunteer, please contact Jeannie or by phone (512)288-0039. The benefits of volunteering are free entry to the remaining ponds on the Tour (either before or after your 4 hour shift) for both days and a free Pond Tour Tee shirt.
Following the small amount of business, the meeting was handed over to Barb Lenhardt acted as host to the to the sponsors who took the time to visit with us. Included was Barb herself representing MaxAvenue, Realtor, Austin Aqua Dome, Bloomers, A Day in Austin, Brite Ideas Hydroponics,Taylormade Ponds and Blue Gold Systems. Unfortunately, a few could not make it but those that were there, were shown much appreciation by our members.
The sponsors each took the mike and gave forth what they had to offer and any other relevant information they wanted to pass along. After the final one had finished speaking, the members converged on the sponsors and made purchases or collected valuable information and what is more important got to meet the names behind the faces of the different business’s that were represented this evening.
The meeting closed about 8:00 pm.