April 2007 Newsletter

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

                            Issue: 04/07 April 2007

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

2550 Camino Tassajara

Danville, California 94526

(925) 736-7600

April 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.

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

Wednesday, April 18th - 7:30pm. Joint Class Meeting.
                                          Lecture 7:30-8:00pm - Member led discussion.
                                          Workshop 8:00 - 9:30.
                                          Refreshments and help with cleanup and close:
                                           Dimitri Koovshinoff and Robert Lausten.

Ed. Notes: Sensei 'K'Akabane had surgery on Monday before our show. Mrs. Akabane, Masako, reports he is doing well, gaining strength, and spends a couple of hours a day at the nursery.

Lois Naye, our Club Historian, had knee replacement surgery on Friday before the show. She is recovering and doing rehabilitation at the San Marco Nursing facility, in Walnut Creek.

We wish them both well and a speedy recovery.

The Club's 25th Bonsai Exhibition was a fine success, thanks to the leadership of Byron Nobriga and the hard work of the Club Members. The Treasurer reports that it was a financial success. Comments I heard were that the Demonstrations and the narration were very well done and well received. Thanks to Norm Wanek for the donation of the three beautiful raffle trees, a big part of the financial success of the show.

Diablo Bonsai Club Look Ahead Schedule

Wednesday, May 16th. 7:30PM. Joint Class Meeting. Club Member led discussion.
Refreshments: Dimitri Koovshinoff and Robert Lausten .

Events Elsewhere

Saturday & Sunday - April 14th & 15th, Saramento 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 20th and 21st, San Francisco, 40th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival, Bonsai Exhibition, Sakura Room, Sheraton Miyako Hotel, Laguna and Post Street. 10:00am to 5:00pm, both days. Demonstration on Saturday at 1:00pm by Tim Kong of the Bonsai Society of San Francisco. Mr. Ben Nanjo of the San Francisco Suiseki Kai, will be available after the demonstration to answer questions about the Suiseki or 'viewing stones'.

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.

Sunday, May 6 th, Watsonville Watsonville Bonsai Club 33rd Annual Bonsai Show at the Watsonville Buddhist Temple, 423 Bridge St. Show hours are 10AM-5PM. Demonstration at 2PM by Tom Ogura from Monterey.

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 April 2007 Newsletter