January 2012 Newsletter

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

                            Issue: 01/12 January 2012

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

2550 Camino Tassajara

Danville, California 94526

(925) 736-760


January Meetings

NOTE:  There will be no Tuesday evening meetings in January or February!


Saturday January 14th Potting Session - Tassajara Nursery


Workshop 9:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m.


Saturday January 28th Potting Session - Tassajara Nursery


Workshop 9:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

Diablo Bonsai Club Look Ahead Schedule

Saturday February 11th Potting Session - Tassajara Nursery


Workshop 9:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m.


Saturday February 25th Potting Session - Tassajara Nursery


Workshop 9:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

From the President

Dues for 2012 are now due, and must be submitted by December 31st.  The amount remains unchanged: $50, or $75 per couple or household.  Please send them in using the form at the end of the newsletter.

K and the Board of Directors have set 2 goals for our club in 2012.  We would like to once again participate in the San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival, held each spring.  We would have a small display at the festival of 3-5 trees.  Then in Fall of 2012, we would like to hold our own club show.  Preparing our trees for a show is something that takes 6-8 months (or more), so the time to start things about these events is now!

Events Elsewhere

Saturday - Sunday, January 14-15  Oakland, California
Bay Island Bonsai:  Annual Bonsai Exhibit
at the Lakeside Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Avenue. Hours are 10AM-4PM, both days. On Saturday at 1PM there will be an auction, with a preview at 12Noon. Guided tours of the exhibit both days. Benefit Drawing (need not be present to win). Vendors; club member and educational bonsai material will be for sale. Free entry to the exhibit. Donations accepted. For more information call 510-919-5042 or visit www.bayislandbonsai.com 

Saturday - Sunday, January 28-29  Oakland, California
Bay Area Bonsai Associates: 31st Annual Bonsai Exhibition
at the Lakeside Park (Lake Merritt) Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Avenue. Show hours are Saturday, 5-9PM and a demonstration by Ryan Neil starts at 6:30PM, followed by a raffle of the demonstration tree. Sunday hours are 10AM-4PM. A plant sale (including bonsai related items such as pots, tools, soils, wires, books, etc.) will be continuous both days. Admission is free. For more information contact John Roehl at bigbluemoon@comcast.net or 707-827-3206.


Diablo Bonsai Club Officers

Byron Nobriga President                Jim Stalker - Treasurer
Steve Huskins - Secretary                

Diablo Bonsai Club 2012 Dues Payment Coupon - Return before December 31, 2011

 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