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August 2009 Newsletter

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

                            Issue: 08/09 August 2009

Web Page Address:

2550 Camino Tassajara

Danville, California 94526

(925) 736-760


August Meetings

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. 

Tuesday, August 11th Joint Meeting of Both Classes
                                         Workshop 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. Critique of members' trees.  See note below.
                                         Refreshments and help with cleanup and close: Helen Salmon and Cathy Souther

Diablo Bonsai Club Look Ahead Schedule

Tuesday, September 1st Basic I Class Meeting
                                         Lecture 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Bunjin Style

                                         Workshop 8:00 – 9:30 p.m.
                                         Refreshments and help with cleanup and close: Eddie Ballesteros

Tuesday, September 8th - Basic II Class Meeting

                                        Lecture 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. - How to Control Growth with Feeding

                                        Workshop 8:00 – 9:30 p.m.
                                         Refreshments and help with cleanup and close: Jim Stalker


August Meeting - For our August meeting, 'K' has asked that each member bring in their 2 best trees.  Bring in whatever you believe are your finest display trees, and you will have a chance to show them off to the club.  Even if you're just starting out in bonsai and only have 2 trees that you've just started to work with, 'K' would like to see them.


September Meetings - Beginning in September, the club will hold separate meetings for the Basic I and Basic II classes.  The Basic I class will meet on the first Tuesday of the month, and the Basic II will meet on the second Tuesday.

Events Elsewhere

Saturday - Sunday Aug 29-30, Santa Rosa, California
Redwood Empire Bonsai Society
: 26th Annual Bonsai Show at the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave. Hours are Saturday, 10AM-5PM and Sunday, 10AM-4PM. Demonstration by Kathy Shaner at 1:30PM, both days. Over 200 trees exhibited, along with a large vendor room, members’ consignment sales, raffles, door prizes, benefit drawings and ongoing club member demonstrations. For more information call Bob Shimon 707-884-4126 or email Web page:

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
Eddie Ballesteros - Publicity