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July 2001 Newsletter

     Web Page Address:                          Issue 07/01 July 2001

2550 Camino Tassajara

Danville, California 94526

(925) 736-7600

Sensei: Kunitoshi Akabane (925) 736-7600

President: Bob Evans (925) 820-0268

Editor: Daryl Bunch (925) 830-8790

July Meetings:

All meetings held at Heather Farms Garden Center, 1540 March Banks Dr., Walnut Creek. 7:00 10:00 PM

July 2nd  -  Basic Class Meeting (7:00 pm to 7:30 pm) - Business meeting and library open(7:30 pm to 8:00 pm); Class instruction topic: Making jin or Shari using Junipers by Sensei Akabane, Workshop (8:00 pm to 10:00 pm).

         Refreshments: James Stalker and Ed Zamora.

July 9th - Intermediate Class Meeting (7:00 pm to 7:30 pm) - Business meeting and library open;  (7:30 pm to 8:00 pm); Class instruction topic: Neagari (exposed roots) by Sensei Akabane, Workshop (8:00 pm to 10:00 pm).

         Refreshments: Daryl Bunch and Bob Brown

June17th   Board of Directors Meeting at 7:30 at the CalFed Bank on Crow Canyon in San Ramon


   Notes: - (1) If you are listed to bring refreshments and cannot attend, please call Bob Evans at (925)-820-0268.

             -  (2) Don't forget to bring a piece of plastic to cover your table during the workshop.  After the workshop, clean-up around your table and help put away the tables and chairs. (two rows of tables and chairs at the south end of the room.)

           -  (3) Wear your name tags to class every month to make it easier for everyone to meet each other.  If you need a name tag, call Bob Evans (925)-820-0268 to order one.  The cost is $2.00.  

Club News

There was a good turnout for the return visit to El Dorado Bonsai in Placerville.  There ere some very nice satsuki azaleas in bloom.  Our thanks to those members who drove in the carpooling.  On the return trip home many of us visited Maruyama's Bonsai Nursery in Sacramento.

In last month's newsletter there was an announcement about having a workshop on sanding and finishing stands.  If anyone is interested, bring it up in the July business meetings or give Bob Evans a call at (92)-820-0268.  

There is a correction to the June Newsletter:  Artisans Burlewood Furniture in on Ashby Avenue in Berkeley not Ashly.  When you go through the Caldecut Tunnel take the Berkley Exit, which will lead to Ashby Avenue.  Artisans Furniture is on the left past the lumber company almost to I-80.  When you buy your raw material for stands, don't get them too thick and the size should be large enough to have around 4" of space between the edge of the pot and the edge of the stand when you put exhibit tree on the stand.


The October Show committees are pretty well setup now and sign-up sheets are at the monthly meetings starting last month.  Each of the committees need volunteers to help out at the show.  Sign-up for one or more of the committees and if you can for both Saturday and Sunday.  Also, non-member spouses are welcome if they wish to volunteer their services.  There are also sign-up sheets for the food you will be bringing to the show for the hospitality room and a sign-up sheet for the tree or trees you plan to exhibit in the show.


Starting with this newsletter, the show chairmen will be writing up the details and responsibilities of each committee to help you in selecting where you wish to volunteer your services.


Events Elsewhere

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

Garden House Hours

Wed, Thurs, Fri 11:00AM to 3:00 PM

Sat 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Sun 12 Noon to 4:00 PM

Call ahead to be sure they are open at (510)-763-8409.

June 30, July 4- Marin Bonsai Club Annual Exhibition at the Marin County Fair, Highway 101 and North San Pedro Road,  San Rafael, CA.  Fair hours are 11:00 am to 11:00 pm daily.  Demonstrations by Bill Sullivan on Moday5:00 pm and Wednesday at 2:00 pm. at 2:00 pm by Katsumi Kinoshita.

Diablo Bonsai Look Ahead Schedule

August 13th  - Basic / Intermediate Joint Class Meeting - Bring the trees you are donating to the October Show Plant Sale and the trees you are planning to exhibit at the show so our sensei can see them and give you suggestions on what to do to get them ready for the October Show.

    Refreshments:  Scott Coulture, Bob Eden, Alan Chin and Kevin Coppa.

         September - Basic - Final Review and care of exhibit and project plants.  Workshop.

                                Intermediate - Manicuring Bonsai.  Workshop

         October - Basic - Ikadabuki (rafting) Style.  Workshop

                            Intermediate - Bunjin Style.  Workshop

         November - Basic - Preparing Bonsai for Winter. Workshop

                                Intermediate - Discussion on Winterizing and Trimming Bonsai.  Workshop.

        December - Joint Meeting.  Review this Year's Projects.