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February 2008 Newsletter

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

                            Issue: 02/08 February 2008

Web Page Address:

2550 Camino Tassajara

Danville, California 94526

(925) 736-7600

February Meetings

Meetings are held in the large upstairs room at the Heather Farm Garden Center, Walnut Creek, and are scheduled on the 3rd and 4th 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.

Please note that the dates for the February potting sessions were incorrect in the January newsletter. 
The correct dates are show below!

Saturday, February 9th - 9:30am.  Potting Session at Tassajara Nursery.

Wednesday, February 20th - 7:30pm. Basic Class Meeting.
                                          Lecture 7:30-8:00pm - Chokkan (formal upright style)
                                          Workshop 8:00 - 9:30.  Please bring Chokkan material for the workshop.
                                          Refreshments and help with cleanup and close: Eddie Ballesteros.

Saturday, February 23rd - 9:30am.  Potting Session at Tassajara Nursery.

Wednesday, February 27th - 7:30pm. Intermediate Class Meeting.
                                          Lecture 7:30-8:00pm - Arrangement of Roots.
                                          Workshop 8:00 - 9:30.
                                          Refreshments and help with cleanup and close:  Norm Wanek.


2008 Show - Due to the construction at the Walnut Creek Library, along with other factors, our 2008 show has been postponed until Fall.  We are currently looking for a new site to hold the show during the last 2 weeks of October. Let us know if you have any ideas.  Thanks to those who volunteered for the show; we will need your help in October!

Potting Sessions - February 9th and 23rd:  Please note the corrected dates!  The club will hold three potting sessions at the Tassajara Nursery during the next two months to assist you in preparing donation and display trees for our show.  Potting soil will be provided for a small charge, and other bonsai supplies are available at the nursery. Sessions start at 9:30am.

Membership - Our club is in need of new members!  Over the next couple of months, we will be taking a look at how we can attract new people to join our organization. We need your ideas on increasing our membership!


Diablo Bonsai Club Look Ahead Schedule

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008 - 7:30pm.  Basic Class Meeting.
                                            Lecture 7:30-8:00pm - Fukinagashi (windswept style).
                                            Workshop 8:00 - 9:30.
                                            Refreshments and help with cleanup and close:

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008 - 7:30pm.  Intermediate Class Meeting.
                                            Lecture 7:30-8:00pm - Branch Development I.
                                            Workshop 8:00 - 9:30.
                                            Refreshments and help with cleanup and close:


Events Elsewhere

Saturday - Sunday, February 23-24   San Marino, California
GSBF Collection at the Huntington:
Bonsai-A-Thon XII, fundraiser at the Botanical Center of the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road.  Hours are 7:30AM-4:30PM both days.  Early bird specials, breakfast, lunch, auctions, raffles, vendors.  Demonstrations by renowned artists and novice classes for children and adults all day. Numerous demonstrations featuring a cavalcade of bonsai experts.  Jim Folsomís early morning tour includes new Chinese Garden.  For any questions regarding member or club donations, please call Marge Blasingame (626) 579-2420,
Saturday - Sunday, February 23-24   Oakland, California
Golden State Bonsai Collection-North
: 17th Annual Mammoth Fundraiser event at the Lakeside Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave.  Saturday (Feb. 23) Auction 1PM-4PM with preview 12Noon-1PM.  Sunday (Feb. 24) Mammoth Fundraiser 10AM-5PM.  Demonstrations and critiques by Kathy Shaner.  Sale of bonsai and pre-bonsai materials, Vendors, Benefit drawings.

Diablo Bonsai Club February 2008 Newsletter