October 2008 Newsletter
Sensei: Kunitoshi "K" Akabane (925) 736-7600
Issue: 10/08 October 2008
Web Page Address: www.angelfire.com/ca2/diablobonsai
2550 Camino Tassajara
Danville, California 94526
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.
No Board Meeting this month.
Wednesday, October 15th, 2008 - 7:30pm. Joint Meeting.
Lecture 7:30 - 8:00pm: Ikadabuki: Raft Style
Workshop 8:10 - 9:30pm. Please bring items relating to the lecture topic. See 'Notes" below.
Refreshments and help with cleanup and close: Nate Shapiro and Byron Nobriga.
Upcoming Changes - Thank you to all the members who attended or sent in ideas for our 'brainstorming' meeting last month. 'K' and the board have gone through the suggestions and have come up with a few ideas that we can implement, either right away, or over the course of the next few months:
Workshop: We'd like the workshop part of our meetings to me more of a learning opportunity for the whole club. So that the sensei can devote enough time to each item, please bring only one or two trees for the workshop. If you bring two, please be sure that one of them is related to the lecture topic (raft style, this month).
New Members - We are setting up a 'New Members' Orientation' program, to get newcomers to bonsai joining our club "up and running". Jim Stalker has volunteered to head up this project.
Publicity Chairperson - We believe that we need someone (or maybe two people) to coordinate our efforts to attract new members. Please consider if this is a way you can help out the club.
Diablo Bonsai Club Look Ahead Schedule
Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 - 7:30pm. Joint Class Meeting.
Lecture 7:30-8:00pm - To Be Determined
Workshop 8:00 - 9:30.
Refreshments and help with cleanup and close: Kathy Souther and Jim Stalker.
Saturday October 4, Salinas, California
Salinas Bonsai Club: Annual Bonsai Show at the Lincoln Avenue Presbyterian Church, 536 Lincoln Avenue. Show hours are 11AM-4PM with a demonstration by Katsumi Kinoshita at 1:30PM. A raffle of the demonstration tree and other items will follow the demonstration. Plenty of parking available. For more information please contact Don White(831) 724-9283, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Maggie Brubaker (831) 663-5044
Saturday - Sunday October 11-12, Oakland, California
East Bay Bonsai Society: 47th Annual Bonsai Show at the Lakeside Garden Center, 666 Bellevue (off Grand Avenue from I-580, near Fairyland); Saturday 10AM-5PM and Sunday 11AM-4PM. Demonstration Sunday at 1PM by Dave DeGroot, Curator of the Weyerhauser Bonsai Collection in Federal Way, Washington. Saturday afternoon workshop open to silent observers. Free admission, ample parking, raffle, sales of plants and bonsai related items. For further information phone (925) 935-1914.
Saturday - Sunday October
18-19, Hayward, California
Yamato Bonsai Kai: 37th Annual Bonsai Exhibition at Centennial Hall, 22292 Foothill Blvd. at City Center Drive. Show hours are Saturday, 10AM-5PM and Sunday, 10AM-4PM Demonstration by Johnny Uchida at 1:30PM both days. Exhibit/Demonstration admission is $5, which includes one raffle ticket for the demonstration tree. Vendors, door prizes and plant sales. www.yamatobonsaikai.org
Saturday - Sunday October 25-26, Sacramento, California
Capitol City Bonsai Association: 9th Annual Show for support of the GSBF Bonsai Collection-North and the Clubs of Sacramento at the Sacramento Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., in McKinley Park. Show hours are Saturday 10AM-5PM and Sunday 10AM-4PM. Demonstrations both days at 1PM by individual clubs with special bonsai raffle drawings to follow. Come to visit exhibits and vendor bazaar. For more information, contact Gary Judd at (916) 630-1340.
Thursday - Sunday October 30-November 2, Modesto, California
Golden State Bonsai Federation: Convention XXXI at the Doubletree Hotel, Modesto and the Modesto Centre Plaza, 1150 Ninth Street. Featured headliners are Boon Manakitivipart, Martin Schmalenberg, and Tak Shimazu. Enjoy Exhibits, Demonstrations, Workshops, Vendors, Field Trips, a Design Contest, Critiques, Raffles, Auctions and Banquets. http://www.gsbfconvention31.com/