November 1999 Newsletter

Web Page Address:                       Issue 99/11¨ November 1999

www.angelfire.com/ca2/diablobonsai

2550 Camino Tasajara

Danville, California 94526

(925) 736-7600

Sensei: Kunitoshi Akabane (925) 736-7600

President: Bob Evans (925)-280-0268

Editor: Daryl Bunch (925)-830-8790 email - bunchs @ix.netcom.com or daryl.bunch@kvaerner.com

November Meetings:

Heather Farms Garden Center,

1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek, CA

All meetings are 7:30pm – 9:30pm

November 1 - Basic Class

Class topic: Review of years projects, nomination of officers for next year, workshop.

Refreshments: Dimitri Koovshinoff

November 8 - Joint Meeting

Review October Show, nomination of officers for next year, workshop.

Refreshments: William Saulter, Scott Couture

November 15 – Intermediate Class

Class topic: Black Pines, nomination of officers for next year, workshop.

Refreshments: Jack Mahshi

Note: If you are listed to bring refreshments and cannot attend the meeting, please call Bob Evans at (925) 820-0268.

Tuesday November 2 – Board Meeting at CalFed Bank on Crow Canyon Road, San Ramon at 7:30pm.

President’s Message

Our Sensei was successfully treated for kidney stones at John Muir Hospital Wednesday October 20.

Everything went well and K is no longer having pain and is at home recuperating.

The October show went great; we had a good turnout of members both days to work at the show. It was very encouraging to see so many of the newer members helping out. Financially we did very well in the plant sales and raffle tickets and we will be in the black around $1000. Tom Fong will be giving us a report next month. Thanks to the show chairs and committee heads for their dedication and hard work. Another encouraging aspect of the show was that we had 24 members exhibiting their trees. We also had 62 people sign-up to learn more about the Club. Orientation classes will be held prior to the November 8 and 15 meetings.

The Club Dinner Part celebrating the October Show will be on Saturday November 6, at the 3 Brothers from China Restaurant, 2001 Contra Costa Blvd. In Pleasant Hill (near the Pleasant Hill Post Office). Take Gregory Lane or Contra Costa Blvd exits from I-680. The time will be 6:30pm to 7:00pm social, dinner served at 7:00pm. Cost is $21 per person, including tax and tip. Beer and wine are extra. You can park at the restaurant or in the Safeway parking lot.

We have a new permanent Newsletter Editor. Daryl Bunch has volunteered to take over this responsibility. Our thanks to Don Meeker for doing the newsletter these past two months.

In the future please call Tom Fong at (925) 825-9737 if you change your address, e-mail or telephone number so that the club roster can be kept up to date.

 

Events Elsewhere

October 30-31 Capitol City Bonsai Association show to benefit the Golden State Collection – North.

The show will be at the Sacramento Garden and Art Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd,

Sacramento. Show hours 9:00am – 5:00pm Saturday and 10:00am – 4:00pm Sunday. Demos Saturday by Mas Imazumi at 10:30am, Kathy Shaver at 1:30pm and Sunday by John Uchida at 1:30pm.

November 6 Grand opening ceremony of the Golden State Bonsai Collection – North at Lakeside Garden Center, 666 Bellevue, Oakland (Lake Merritt).

Program 12:00 – 2:00pm, Indoor exhibit open,

2:00pm opening of Bonsai Garden,

4:00pm Bonsai critique in auditorium by Yasuo Mitsuya

5:30pm Benefit drawing

6:00pm reception.

Diablo Bonsai Club Look Ahead

December 6 – Joint meeting – Election of officers for next year, workshop.

Refreshments: James Merrill, Barney & Mineko Montoya

December 7 – Board meeting – final review of year 2000 schedule of Club events

Note to members: We will be reviewing the October Show and preparing the year 2000 schedule of Club events in the November Board meeting. If you have any suggestions please call a board member.

Members desiring to use the web page for their monthly newsletter instead of having it mailed to their house should contact Daryl Bunch either by phone or email locations shown above.