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December 2009 Newsletter

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

                            Issue: 12/09 December 2009

Web Page Address:

2550 Camino Tassajara

Danville, California 94526

(925) 736-760


December Meetings

Meetings are held in the large upstairs room at the Heather Farm Garden Center, Walnut Creek, and are scheduled on the first and second Tuesdays of the month, from 7:00PM to 9:30PM. 

Tuesday, December 8th Joint Class Meeting
                                         Lecture 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Annual Members' Meeting; Workshop and annual review.

                                         Workshop 8:00 9:30 p.m.
                                         Refreshments and help with cleanup and close: Bob Brown and Marlene Logue


Dues for 2010 are due by December 31st.  Treasurer Jim Stalker will collect dues for next year at the November and December meetings.  Dues my also be sent to him at: 87 Tuscany Way, Danville, CA  94506. The dues remain unchanged from last year at $50 ($75 couples/household).



Diablo Bonsai Club Look Ahead Schedule

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 Joint Class Meeting
                                         Lecture 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. .

                                         Workshop 8:00 9:30 p.m.
                                         Refreshments and help with cleanup and close: Jeff Heffel and Steve Huskins

Potting Sessions  We have scheduled two potting sessions for the month of January, on the 9th and 23rd, beginning at 9:30.

Events Elsewhere

December 26-January 2, 2010 - San Marino, California
California Aiseki Kai: 20th Anniversary Exhibition of Viewing Stones Show in Friends Hall at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road. Hours are 10:30AM-4:30PM. (Closed on January 1st.) Daily slide shows repeated each hour, December 26-30, 2009,. Free parking and free entry to our exhibit. For more information see our web site: or contact

Saturday and Sunday, January 16-17, 2010 - Pleasanton, California
Bay Island Bonsai  Annual Bonsai Exhibit. New location. Bigger facility. Hall of Commerce, Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501  Pleasanton Avenue, Pleasanton, 94566.  Admission $ 5.00. Free Parking. Same great auction on Saturday, with preview at noon and auction at 1 PM. Guided tours of the exhibit both Saturday and  Sunday. Bonsai sale and vendors both days. Hours: 10AM - 4PM  Saturday and Sunday. For more information: (510) 865-1008 or

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


Diablo Bonsai Club 2010 Dues Payment Coupon - Return before December 31, 2009

 Circle One Single - $50.00 Couple/Household - $75.00

Name _____________________________________
City _______________ State _____ Zip _________
Phone No. _________________________________
email Address ______________________________

Please Return to: Jim Stalker, 87 Tuscany Way, Danville, CA  94506