By Spike Cover
I have been in clubs that survived and prospered and others that have gone by the way side. Here's what I've learned: People join koi clubs hoping to get more enjoyment from their hobby. With regard to club meetings, members generally like two things best:
- Learning about things that can improve their enjoyment of koi - this generally means good (knowledgeable and entertaining) speakers at meetings,and
- Socializing with others who enjoy the hobby
What members universally DO NOT LIKE are politics, bickering, badmouthing and/or controversy. You may benefit from new blood in your club but what successful clubs do is to focus on helping people have FUN in this hobby. Young, old or in between can do that if they understand the goal, know how to make it happen and have the desire and the drive to do it.