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July 2003 Newsletter

Web Page Address:                            Issue: 07/03 July 2003

2550 Camino Tassajara

Danville, California 94526

(925) 736-7600

Sensei: Kunitoshi Akabane (925) 736-7600,

President: Jim Stalker,                                         Vice President: Nick Nickerson

Editor: Don Meeker,                                           Webmaster: Sam Edge

July Meetings:

No Board of Directors Meeting

July: No regular Basic or Intermediate Meetings.

Special Workshop, Saturday July 12, 9:00am At Tassajara Nursery. Bring show trees for workshop session with Sensei. We need to know how many will participate as we have to do a special set up. Please call Jim Stalker, 925/736-9157 or Don Meeker, 925/933-4472 if you plan to attend. We will cancel the workshop if there are less than ten Club Members planning to attend.

Club Notes

Diablo Bonsai Club October Show - October 18 & 19, 2003

Set up for the show will be late afternoon, Friday the 17th. We will need as many members as possible to help with the set up. Plan on being at the Danville Community Center to help.

Nick Nickerson has the sign up sheets for the several committees for the Club Fall Show. Please sign up this month, if you have not done so, so your fellow club volunteers can do the planning work needed to produce a show we can all be proud of and learn from.

All Club Members, even the newest members, are expected and invited to have two display trees for the show. Pick two or three candidates from your collection and bring them to the July Special Workshop so you can work with K on developing and refining your trees for the show. Even if you have only very young trees to show that is fine, this for all of us.

The Tree Sales Committee will need to get all sale trees inventoried. If you have K review them before, be sure to bring a written record identifying the trees and the price K has suggested for the Committee.

The San Ramon Juniper - As most of you know the San Ramon Parks Department has asked the Club to undertake the task of restyling an old Juniper Tree. Sensei K, estimates it will take at least five years to complete. It is a great situation for us all to learn how to train and style an old tree. All members are invited to participate. K has requested that Club Members gather and study the tree and bring their ideas on how to approach the work to class. We will try to have pictures available to make notes or sketches on so you can be clear in your suggested ideas. participating in this project. The date is August 2, 9:30 am. If you have not already signed up to participate, and plan to do so let Jim Stalker know by the end of July.

Events Elsewhere

July 2 - 6, San Rafael, Marin Bonsai Club Annual Show in the Marin Veteran's Memorial Auditorium at the Marin County Fairgrounds, Highway 101 (exit N. San Pedro Rd.). Hours 11A - 10PM. Demonstrations at the Home Arts Stage in the Exhibit Hall on Thursday, July 3, 1PM; Friday, July 4, 1 PM; and Saturday, July 5, 5PM. Admission to the fair is $11 adults, $9 seniors over 65 and children 4 - 12 years, under 4 are free.

Diablo Bonsai Look Ahead Schedule

August 2 - San Ramon Juniper Project, 9:30AM

August 5 - Board Meeting, 7:30PM CalFed Bank, San Ramon

August 11 - Joint Meeting. Bring Show material & donation material to class. Refreshments Marcia Couzins & Robert Lausten