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February 2012 Newsletter

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

                            Issue: 02/12 February 2012

Web Page Address:

2550 Camino Tassajara

Danville, California 94526

(925) 736-760


February Meetings

NOTE:  There will be no Tuesday evening meeting in  February!


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.

Diablo Bonsai Club Look Ahead Schedule

Tuesday, March 13th Joint Class Meeting


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

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

From the President

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 - Monday, February 4-6 - Santa Nella, California
California Shohin Seminar 2012 at the Hotel de Oro. Registration forms and information will be available starting October 30, 2011. Visit the website at or email


Saturday - Sunday, February 25-26 - Oakland, California
GSBF Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt: Mammoth Fundraiser, 2012
at the Lakeside Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Avenue. On Saturday an auction of fabulous bonsai will be from 1-4PM, with preview at 12 Noon. Sunday hours are from 9AM-4PM and will feature demonstrations by Collection Curator, Kathy Shaner and Team, many vendors, a large consignment sale of bonsai and bonsai related items and several raffle drawings throughout the day. For general information email, visit or phone Randi Keppeler 650-598-0127.


Diablo Bonsai Club Officers

Byron Nobriga President                Jim Stalker - Treasurer
Steve Huskins - Secretary