Next general meeting octoBER 17, 2017

Next general meeting will be October 17th, 2017 at 7:30 PM. Meetings are held at the Willow Glen Branch Library,  1157 Minnesota Ave, San Jose, CA 95125. Bring a Friend. 

Meeting topic will be “Koi Selection / Koi Heritage”.  We will have a presentation on how to select a quality Koi and where do quality Koi come from.  

Our program will feature a presentation on Koi selection and Koi heritage.

In the United States, people tend to use “Koi” as a general term. There is a difference between “Koi” and “Nishikigoi.” “Koi” (common carp) are found in rivers and lakes. These carp are used as food. “Nishikigoi” are a spedal breed of carp, which is adrrired solely for their beauty. Throughout the years, the breed has been improved and is broken into several categories such as “Kohaku,” “Taishio Sanshoku”, “Showa-Sanshoku” and many others.” states Grant Fujita in his article “Making A Good Choice For Your Koi Selection” found in this month’s newsletter.  Check it out!


Our annual membership drive is now wrapping up for 2017-18.  Club dues are $30.00 per year (from July 1 to June 30). To join or renew, send your information along with a check for dues to SCVKWG, PO Box 54368, San Jose, CA 95154.  Better yet,  bring your dues to the next meeting or event.  Thank you for supporting of our club.


The club puts out a monthly newsletter, The Splash.  Visit our newsletter page.

Have Pond or Koi Questions or issues?

We will do our best to provide assistance. Our membership has much combined experience with most Koi, pond, and water gardening issues that a pond owner may encounter.  If you have a question or issue email us at info@sckoi.com  or come to a meeting and share.

Santa Clara Valley Koi and Water Garden Club is a non-profit organization that promotes  and educates the public about the hobbies of Koi Keeping, Water Gardening, and Aquaponics.


Club dues are $30.00 per year.  Our membership year starts July 1, so if you join before that date, your dues for the remainder of the current year will be prorated at the rate of $2.50 per month.  To join, send your name, email address and phone number along with your check for dues to:

SCVKWG, PO Box 54368, San Jose, CA 95154


We meet the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 PM except November and December when we relax for the holidays, February (2017),  and July when we meet just before our pond tour. Monthly Board Meeting are the first Tuesday of the month year round.  Click here  for directions to the meeting place,  click here to see the  Club event calendar.

Our Sponsors:

Don’t forget to visit our sponsors.  They help make this club possible.  You can get straight to their sites from the Sponsors page.  Just click on their ads.

While we love their ads and you depend on them to get the Koi, pond, and water gardening supplies you need, SKVKWG does not endorse any business or product.  Please use your best judgement when selecting a vendor or product.

Buy and sell:

And now you can post your items for sale in the Koi Mart . Give it a try and sell some of your unused / unwanted pond stuff.


The links at the top of the page will take you to the other pages on our site.  Enjoy and Happy Koi Keeping & Water Gardening.

Club Contact information:

  • Emailinfo@sckoi.com
  • Mailing Address:   PO Box 54368, San Jose, CA 95154
  • Meeting Location: Willow Glen Library meeting room,  1157 Minnesota Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125.