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October 1999 Newsletter

Sensei: Kunitoshi Akabane (925) 736-7600
Acting President: Bob Evans (925) 820-0268
Editor: Daryl Bunch (925)-830-8790,,

October Meetings

Heather Farms Garden Center,1540 March Banks Drive, Walnut Creek, CA.

All meetings are 7:30pm - 9:30pm.

Beginner:Monday October 4, Topic: Group Planting
Refreshments:James Green

Combined:Monday October 11, Topic: Show report
Refreshments:Paul & Elaine Ingle, Norma Knowles

Advanced:Monday October 18, Topic: Black Pines
Refreshments:Robert Lausten



Club News

The turnout at the September 13th and 20th meetings was great. If this is any indication, we should have a successful October Show with everyone participating.

The set-up for the show will be Friday, October 8. You should bring your Show trees and your plant sale trees starting at 3:30 to 4:00pm. Please try to be no later than 4:30 to 5:00 pm because the exhibit will be all set-up and we have to vacate the building before 6:00pm.

Bring your food donations for the hospitality room in on Saturday and Sunday mornings between 10:00 and 11:00am. Food should be plated on an appropriate plate or platter, please no paper plates. Please put tape on the bottom of your dishes with your name. Dishes may be picked up after the close of the show on Sunday when you pick up your trees. If your dish is a hot dish please provide a hot plate to keep it warm.

Happi Coats will be available at the show if you wish to purchase one for $45.00.

On Sunday be at the exhibit before closing time so we can take a group picture. Also don?t start taking your trees out until the construction crew have the back drops out and loaded on the truck. They have to get to Livermore and get everything in the storage locker before it gets dark.

Brothers from China restaurant, 2001 Contra Costa Boulevard, Pleasant Hill (near the Pleasant Hill Post Office). Take the Gregory Lane or Contra Costa Boulevard exits from I-680. The time will be 6:30pm to 7:00pm social, dinner served at 7:00pm. Cost is $21 per person, including tax and tip. Beer and wine are extra. You can park at the restaurant or in Safeway?s parking lot. You can sign up for the dinner part and pay Tom Fong at the October Show.


Events Elsewhere

October 2nd & 3rd.
Sei Boku Bonsai Kai 16th Annual Bonsai Exhibit at the San Mateo Garden Center, 605 Parks Side Way (off Alameda de las Pulgas between 26th and 28th) in San Mateo. Demos at 2:00pm both days. Show hours 11:00am - 4:00pm both days.

October 9th & 10th.
East Bay Bonsai Exhibit at the Lakeside Garden Center (Lake Merritt) in Oakland. Demo Sunday only at 1:30pm by Joe Harris. Show hours 10:00 am - 5:00pm, Saturday, 11:00am - 5:0pm Sunday.

October 16th & 17th.
Yamato Bonsai Club 28th Annual Exhibit in Centennial Hall, Room 4, Foothill Blvd at City Center Drive in Hayward. Demo at 2:00pm both days. Show hours 10:00am - 5:00 pm.


Diablo Bonsai Club Look Ahead

November 1 - Basic 1:
Class topic: Review of years projects, nomination of officers for next year, workshop. Refreshments: Dimitri Koovshinoff.

November 2 - Board Meeting:
Review of October Show and show committee chair reports; year 2000 schedule of events.

November 8 - Joint Meeting -
Review October Show, nomination of officers for next year, workshop. Refreshments: William Saulter, Scott Couture.

November 15: Advanced Class.
Class Topic: Bring in your special individual projects of the year. Nomination of officers for next year. Refreshments: Jack Mahshi.

December 6: Joint Meeting -
Election of officers for next year. Refreshments: James Merrill, Barney & Mineko Montoya.

December 7: Board Meeting -
Final review of year 2000 schedule of club events.


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