January 2009 Newsletter
Sensei: Kunitoshi "K" Akabane (925) 736-7600
Issue: 01/09 January 2009
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 2nd Tuesday of the month, from 7:00PM to 9:30PM.
Saturday, January 10th, 2008 - Field Trip to Sumigawa Nursery and Lone Pine Gardens. See Notes section below.
Tuesday, January 13th, 2008 - 7:00pm. Joint Meeting.
Basic Lecture 7:00 - 7:20pm: Chokkan (Formal Upright) and Moyogi (Informal Upright).
Intermediate Lecture 7:30 - 8:00pm: Maintaining Conifers through Winter.
Workshop 8:10 - 9:30pm.
Refreshments and help with cleanup and close: Eddie Ballesteros and Bob Brown.
Saturday, January 17th, 2008 - 9:30am Potting Session at Tassajara Nursery. See Notes section below.
Tuesday, January 27 - 7:00pm: Board of Directors Meeting Location TBA.
Dues for 2009 are due by December 31st; Individual - $50, Couple/Family - $75. Dues should be sent to Treasurer Jim Stalker at: 87 Tuscany Way, Danville, CA 94506.
Meeting Dates for 2009 - For 2009, the club will hold Joint Class meetings on the second Tuesday of each month. To allow K to address a lecture to both the basic and intermediate members, there will be a basic level lecture at 7:00, and an intermediate level lecture at 7:30. Basic members should arrive before 7:00; intermediate members should arrive either before 7:00 or between 7:20 and 7:30. Please do not arrive between 7:00 and 7:20, when you would disturb the basic lecture.
Field Trip to Sumigawa and Lone Pine Nurseries - We are planning a field trip to these two bonsai-specialty nurseries in Sonoma County on Saturday, January 10th. Please plan on attending if at all possible, particularly if you are a basic member. You will have the opportunity to see a lot, learn a lot, and bring back material not readily available closer to home. See the enclosed flyer for trip details. RSVP to Steve Huskins at (925) 937-4216. If you are interested in participating in a carpool (driving or riding), let Steve know that as well.
Potting Session - We will hold the first of our annual potting sessions at the Tassajara Nursery on Saturday, January 17th at 9:30am. (Yes, the busy season for bonsai has begun!) It's another don't-miss event. Bring your trees, tools, and pots; potting medium will be available from the club for a small charge. Members' trees only, please.
Diablo Bonsai Club Look Ahead Schedule
Tuesday, February 10th - 7:00pm. Joint Class Meeting.
Basic Lecture 7:00 - 7:20pm: To be announced.
Intermediate Lecture 7:30 - 8:00pm: To be announced.
Workshop 8:10 - 9:30pm.
Refreshments and help with cleanup and close: Marcia Cozens and Astrid Eiland.
Saturdays February 7th and 28th - Potting Sessions at Tassajara Nursery.
Saturday - Sunday, January 17-18. Hayward, California
Bay Island Bonsai: 10th Anniversary of “An Exhibit of Fine Bonsai” at Centennial Hall, 22292 Foothill Blvd. Hours 10AM-4PM both days. Admission fee: $5 for both days and all events. Saturday: High quality auction from 1PM-3PM; Preview will be at 12PM. Sunday: Silent auction from 10AM-1PM; Demonstration at 1PM. Vendors will be available both days. For more information at (510) 865-1008 or visit www.bonsaiboon.com
Saturday - Sunday, January 31-February
1, Oakland, California
Bay Area Bonsai Associates: 25th Annual Bonsai Exhibition at the Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Avenue. Hours are Saturday, 4:30 PM-8:00PM and Sunday, 10:00 AM-4:00PM. Demonstration by Boon Manakitivipart Saturday at 5:30PM, followed by a raffle of the demonstration tree as well as numerous other bonsai items. Sales area is open all hours (except during the demonstration) and will include bonsai, pre-bonsai, pots, books and magazines, tools and wire. Admission is Free.
Diablo Bonsai Club Officers
Steve Huskins - President, Byron
Nobriga - First Vice President,
Secretary - Open, Jim Stalker - Treasurer,
Lois Naye - Club Historian, Helen Salmon - Newsletter Editor & Webmaster.