March 2007 Newsletter

     Sensei: Kunitoshi "K" Akabane (925) 736-7600

                            Issue: 03/07 March 2007

Web Page Address: www.angelfire.com/ca2/diablobonsai

2550 Camino Tassajara

Danville, California 94526

(925) 736-7600

March Meetings

All 2007 meetings will be Joint meetings and will be in the large upstairs room at the Heather Farm Garden Center, Walnut Creek. Meetings are scheduled on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, from 7:30PM to 9:30PM.

Meetings start at 7:30PM with a brief business meeting, and end at 9:30PM.
Please be ready to meet at 7:30PM.

Saturday - March 3. Potting Session, Tassajara Nursery, 9:30-11:30AM. Bring plastic table covering for your work area.

Tuesday - March 6. Board Meeting, Charlotte Wood School, Danville. 7:30PM.

Wednesday, March 21st - 7:30pm. Joint Class Meeting.
                                          Lecture 7:30-8:00pm - Steve Huskins will lead class discussion on soils.
                                            .. .
                                          Workshop 8:00 - 9:30.
                                          Refreshments and help with cleanup and close:
                                          Brian and Connie Kellyand Steve Huskins.

Friday, March 30th. Show set up. Construction crew will meet at the Storage Facility in Livermore at 4:00PM. Club will meet at the show facility the Assembly Hall at Walnut Creek Community Center, Walnut Creek Civic Park, 1375 Civic Drive - at 6:00PM. Bring Sale and Display trees. Be sure the trees go to the right area unless you want your show trees sold!!!! All Members are requested to help with this difficult process.

Saturday and Sunday, March 31st & April 1st, 25th Annual Diablo Bonsai Club Exhibition. Saturday 10AM to 5PM, Sunday 10AM to 4PM. Demonstrations both days at 1PM by Sensei K Akabane.

From the President

Our Spring Show is now four weeks away. If they havenít yet found you, our Committee Chairpersons will soon hunt you down and ask for your help before, during and after the show. Please be prepared to volunteer for more than one duty. Thereís a lot of work to be done, and a limited number of people to do it.

There are now only two chances left to have your trees approved or priced for the show. There is a potting session on Saturday, March 3rd, 9:00AM at the Tassajara Nursery, and then the regular Club meeting on March 21st. K needs to look at both your display and donation trees, and then Don Meeker (display) or Jim Stalker (sales) will get them on their show lists. Please help us out by having your trees accounted for before the show.

Show Trees and Sale Donation Trees

All trees to be displayed at the show should be previewed by our Sensei 'K' before the show, at the March Club meeting.

All trees donated for sale at the show must be priced by 'K' prior to the show set up. This must be done at or before the March 21st Club Meeting.

As of this writing only about half of the Club Members have had their sale trees priced.

Ed. Notes: Lois Naye, the Club Historian is looking for pictures from our 2001 and 2005 Shows. If you have pictures from those shows please talk with Lois.

Sensei 'K' would like us to capture and publish notes from the Club Meetings and workshops. If any member takes notes and will get them to Don Meeker, he'll summarize and publish them in the monthly newsletter.

Diablo Bonsai Club Look Ahead Schedule

Tuesday - April 17th. Board Meeting, Charlotte Wood School, Danville. 7:30PM.

Wednesday, April 18th. 7:30PM. Joint Class Meeting. Club Member led discussion.
Refreshments: Dimitri Koovshinoff and Robert Lausten .

Events Elsewhere

Saturday & Sunday - April 14th & 15th Sacramento,American Bonsai Association of Sacramento: Annual Spring Show & Sale at McKinley Park Garden & Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd. Show hours are 10AM-5PM, both days. Demonstration at 1:30PM both days.

Saturday & Sunday - April 28th & 29th Palo Alto, Kusamura Bonsai Club: 47th Annual Bonsai Show and Sale at the Mitchell Park Community Center, 3800 Middlefield Road. Featured guest, bonsai plant sale, and a show of both established trees and educational work in progress tress.

Diablo Bonsai Club Officers

Steve Huskins - President,    Byron Nobriga - First Vice President
Sylvia Roemer - Secretary,     Jim Stalker - Treasurer,
Club Historian - Lois Naye.    Editor & Webmaster - Don Meeker -

Diablo Bonsai Club March 2007 Newsletter