February 2011 Newsletter

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

                            Issue: 02/11 February 2011

Web Page Address: www.angelfire.com/ca2/diablobonsai

2550 Camino Tassajara

Danville, California 94526

(925) 736-760

 

February Meetings

Tuesday, February 8th Joint Class Meeting

 

Lecture 7:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Workshop 8:00 9:30 p.m.
 

Refreshments and help with cleanup and close: Carol Campbell and Marcia Cozens.

 

Saturday, February 12th, and Saturday, February 26th, 2011 - 9:30am  Potting Sessions at Tassajara Nursery.

 

Diablo Bonsai Club Look Ahead Schedule

Tuesday, March 8th 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.

 

Saturday, February 12th, and Saturday, February 26th, 2011 - 9:30am  Potting Sessions at Tassajara Nursery.

 

From the President

Potting Session - We will hold two more potting sessions at the Tassajara Nursery on Saturday, February 12th  and Saturday February 26th at 9:30am. Bring your trees, tools, and pots; potting medium will be available from the club for a small charge.

Member Projects - For this month each member has been asked to bring in a formal and informal upright into class to work on. K will demonstrate informal in front of the class. Each class member then will work on their own formal and informal upright tree throughout the year and bring to class for K to evaluate month-to-month progress and the development of the trees. Members can also bring in any other materials to class if the individual wants help on any type or style of their own trees. Please participate; it will be interesting to see how well we do in one year's time.

Membership - Our club needs new members!  If you have any ideas on how we might increase our membership, let us know.  And if you know anyone who might be interested in bonsai, bring them with you to one of our upcoming meetings.

 

Events Elsewhere

Saturday - Sunday, February 26-27 - Oakland, California
GSBF Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt: Mammoth Fundraiser, 2011 at the Lakeside Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Avenue. Saturday (Feb 26), Auction of fabulous bonsai, 1PM-4PM with preview at 12-Noon. Sunday (Feb 27), Mammoth Fundraiser and Bazaar, 9AM-4PM. Round Robin Demonstrations at 1:30PM by Collection Curator, Kathy Shaner and Team. Vendors, a large consignment sale of bonsai and bonsai related items, and several raffle drawings throughout the day. For general information email: www.bonsailakemerritt@gmail.com, website: www.gsbf- bonsai.org/lake-merritt/NewHome.htm or phone: Randi Keppeler 650-598-0127

 

Diablo Bonsai Club Officers

Byron Nobriga President                Jim Stalker - Treasurer
Steve Huskins - Secretary                 Jeff Heffel - Publicity