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Web Page Address:                                      Issue 00/11 ¨ November 2000

2550 Camino Tasajara

Danville, California 94526

(925) 736-7600

Sensei: Kunitoshi Akabane (925) 736-7600

President: Bob Evans (925)-820-0268

Editor: Daryl Bunch (925)-830-8790 email - bunchs or

November Meetings:

Heather Farms Garden Center,

1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek, CA

November 6 - Basic Class  (7:00pm to 7:30 pm)– Class topic: Preparing Bonsai for Winter.

                            (7:30 to 8:00 pm) Start Basic Workshop.

                        - Intermediate Class (8:00 to 8:30 pm) - Restyling

                            (8:30 to 10:00pm) Continue Basic and start Intermediate workshop

                        Refreshments: Scott Couture, Blanca de Anda, Bob Eden

Note: If you are listed to bring refreshments and cannot attend the meeting, please call Bob Evans at (925) 820-0268.

                November 7 – Board Meeting at CalFed Bank on Crow Canyon Road, San Ramon at 7:30pm.

November 4 - Club Dinner Party to celebrate the October Show at the Todai Restaurant in Pleasanton at the Stoneridge Mall between Macy's and Sears.  Take the Stoneridge Drive exit off I-680 and go west to Stoneridge Mall Road (right at the traffic light).  Go straight until you come to the parking garage, turn left and the Todai will be on your right with plenty of parking on your left.  We have to be there by 5:30 PM to be seated together.  The cost is $30.00 per person including tax and tip.  If you did not sign-up at one of the October meetings or at the show, give Tom FOng a call at (925)-825-9737 to make your reservations and bring your check payable to Diablo Bonsai Club to the dinner.

President’s Message

It is with sadness that announce that Dr. Mark Souza passed away on OCtober 15th.  Mark was in the basic class, having joined the club last year after the October Show.


We had  the most successful show financially in the club's history.  Tom Fong will give a recap at the November meeting.  The member participation was excellent with many of our newer members pitching in to help.  This year we had 25 new members in the club who were experiencing their first October Show.  The generosity of the members with regards to the plant sale tree donations and food for the hospitality room all combined to make this a great show.  A special thanks to the show chairs and committee heads for their dedication and hard work and to the members as well.

If anyone has suggestions for next year's show, let one of the board members or committee heads know.

In the November and December board meetings, we will be preparing the schedule of club activities for the Year 2001.  Let the board members know if you have any suggestions

The Bonsai Exhibit at the Danville Fine Arts Gallery ended on October 21st.  Thanks to Norm Wanek, Gale Newcomb, Bernie and Mineko Montoya for showing their trees.

In the future please call Tom Fong at (925) 825-9737 if you change your address, e-mail or telephone number so that the club roster can be kept up to date.

Events Elsewhere

November 3, 4, 5, & 6 - Golden State Bonsai Federation Convention 2000 at the Oakland Marriott at the City Center, 10th and Broadway in Oakland.

Friday, November 3rd   - Bazaar open from 7:30 am to 11:30 am and 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

Saturday, November 4th - Bazaar open from 7:30 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm.

- Exhibit - $5.00 Entrance fee;  open 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm.

Sunday, November 5th    - Bazaar open from 7:30 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm.

  Exhibit - $5.00 Entrance fee; open 8:30 am to 11:30am  and 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm.

Monday, November 6th - Bazaar open from 7:30 am to 11:30 am.

Exhibit - $5.00 Entrance fee: open 8:00 am to 11:03 am.

Golden State Bonsai Collection North at Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Avenue (Lake Merritt), Oakland.

Hours   -   Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

             -   Saturday - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

             -   Sunday - 12 Noon to 4:00 pm.

Call ahead to make sure they are open. (520) - 763 - 8409.


Diablo Bonsai Club Look Ahead

December 4 – Joint Basic and Intermediate Class Review  of this years projects, and election of  officers for year 2001.  Bring your project trees to class for workshop.

Refreshments: Tom Fong, Paul Francis, and Kathleen Gerner

Note to members: Members desiring to use the web page for their monthly newsletter instead of having it mailed to their house should contact Daryl Bunch either by phone or email locations shown above.