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  Web Page Address:                       Issue 11/01 November 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

November Meetings:

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

November 5th  -  Basic  Class  Meeting (7:00 pm to 7:30 pm) - Business meeting and library open.  Nomination of officers for 2002;  (7:30 pm to 8:00 pm); Class instruction topic: Preparing for Winter by Sensei Akabane; (8:00 pm to 10:00 pm) - Workshop.

         Refreshments: Michael & Linda Fazzio and Kathleen Gerner

November 12th  -  Intermediate  Class  Meeting (7:00 pm to 7:30 pm) - Business meeting and library open.  Nomination of officers for 2002.  (7:30 pm to 8:00 pm); Class Instruction Topic: Discussion on Wintering and Trimming Bonsai by Sensei Akabane; (8:00 pm to 10:00 pm) - Workshop.

         Refreshments: Scott Couture and Daryl Bunch

November 12th - Orientation for prospective members at 6:30 pm followed by intermediate class.

             November 6th  -  Board of Directors Meeting at 7:30 pm at the CalFed Bank on Crow Canyon Road in San Ramon.

                       Note:   The November meeting will be a review to the October Show.  All show committee chairpersons and co-chairpersons should plan to attend.

            November 3rd  -  Club dinner party to celebrate the October Show at the Dragon 2000 Restaurant in Walnut Creek (1651 Bothelho Drive next to Cost Plus) at  6:30pm.  The cost is $22.00 per person including tax and tips.  Bring your check payable to Diablo Bonsai Club and give it to Barbara Richards at the dinner party.

    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

The October Show was a success again this year thanks to the hard work and participation of so many of the club members.  Success was also due to the generosity of the members in donations to the plant sale, special raffle and hospitality room.  It would not be possible to put on our Annual Bonsai Exhibit without the support of so many members.  Thank you all for a job well done. Financially we did not do as well as last year, but we did about the same as 1999.  In the November Board Meeting we will be reviewing the October Show and if anyone has suggestions for next year's show, let your class representative know or contact a board member or committee head.

In the November and December board meetings and we will be preparing the schedule of the club activities for the year 2002..  Let a board member or your class representative know if you have suggestions.

Our club librarians conducted an audit of our library during the September Basic Class and have reported back to the board.  The following is a list of the items that are out of the library:

            Bonsai Today issues 6,17, 19, 46, 49, 51 and 52.

            Video: Bonsai Art& Horticulture of Miniature Trees and Landscapes by Yuyi Yoshimura

            Complete Book of Bonsai

If you have any of these items at home please bring them to one of the November meetings.  Just a reminder when you check something out of the library please return it at the next monthly meeting.

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.

Saturday, November 10th, 9:00 am to noon - Volunteer Day in the gardens at Heather Farm.  Gardeners are needed to help in the Rockery, which is being renovated (removing plants, dividing and potting plants, weeding.  Contact Patrice Spencer at (925)-947-1539 if you have questions.

                December 1 & 2  -  Benefit at the Gardens at Heather Farm for education an gardens.

                  Free boutique Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

                  High Tea - two seating each day at 11:00 am and 1:30 pm.  Tickets: adults, $15.00, Children $10.00.

                  Reservations required call 947-1678.

Diablo Bonsai Look Ahead Schedule

            December 3  - Joint Basic and Intermediate Class Meeting (topic - Review of this Year's Projects), election of officers for the year 2002.  Bring your project trees  to class for workshop.

                Refreshments:  Bill Mcgee, Jack Mahshi, Patricia Hines and Alan Jones   

                December 4  -  Board Meeting