NEXT MEETING:  January 16th, 2018

Next general meeting January 16, 2018 at 7:30 PM. Meetings are held at the Willow Glen Branch Library,  1157 Minnesota Ave, San Jose, CA 95125.

We had a good turnout for the Holiday Potluck Social hosted by Maus and Cece Stearns December 3rd.  We had a gift exchange and collected toys for Toys for Tots.  It was an enjoyable evening for everyone and we celebrated another great year of events, meetings, and koi keeping.  We look forward to 2018.

Thank you to our club officers, and board for all the efforts put into this year’s activities.  You are all appreciated!

Santa Rosa/ sonoma FIREs KOI RESCUE

Santa Clara Valley Koi and Water Garden Club was called in to assist  FEMA / ASPCA  with Koi rescue for the Sonoma Fire victim’s Koi  October 23rd.  Mel and Eve Bretzke represented our club and worked with the disaster response authorities over the past two months.

Over 160 Koi were rescued from the wildfire burn zone, the most injured survivors were cared for at UC Davis. Members donated time and resources to assist in the rescue efforts.  We provided temporary holding tanks, equipment, supplies, and expertise to help rescue and care for many displaced Koi.

The Koi fire survivors were temporarily housed and cared for at the Sonoma County Animal Shelter.   Many were returned to their owners, others have been adopted. All have been rescued and re-homed.    Many of the  rescued Koi were adopted because the home owners ponds were damaged or destroyed in the wildfires.   Thank you to our membership and sponsors for working with us on this project.

If you would like to help support these efforts  send donations to:

SCVKWG, PO Box 54368, San Jose, CA 95154 

Please note that your donation is for the Sonoma Fire Koi Rescue Project. Donations are tax-deductible.


The club puts out a monthly newsletter, The Splash.  Back Issues available.

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.  We also assist with Koi rescue and relocation.

Koi Mart

Visit our KOI MART Page.  Place an ad for Koi, Water Garden, or Aquaponic related items here.  Email scvkwg@sckoi.com with your offer.


Club dues are $30.00 per year.  Our membership year  goes from July 1 to June 30th.  To join, send your name, email address and phone number with 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,  1157 Minnesota Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125