February 2012 Newsletter

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

                            Issue: 02/12 February 2012

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

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 www.calshohin.org or email calshohin@yahoo.com.


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 www.bonsailakemerritt@gmail.com, visit 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