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September 2003 Newsletter

Web Page Address:                            Issue: 09/03 September 2003

2550 Camino Tassajara

Danville, California 94526

(925) 736-7600

Sensei: Kunitoshi Akabane (925) 736-7600,

President: Jim Stalker,                                         Vice President: Nick Nickelson

Editor: Don Meeker,                                           Webmaster:

September Meetings:

September 2, 7:30PM: Board of Directors Meeting, Citi Bank (formerly CalFed Bank), San Ramon

Meetings Note:

There will be two meetings in September, the first and second Mondays. Both will be devoted primarily to workshops getting the show trees and sale trees identified, addressing any problems and answering any questions. Members may attend either meeting or both meetings if that is appropriate. Sensei will address the meeting topics if there is time, else he will address them at the October meetings.

September 8 - Basic Class Meeting, 7:30PM: : Topic: Ikadabuki (raft style). Bring all show trees, both sale trees and display trees. Bring your questions, so "K" can answer all questions you may have about the show and your trees.

Refreshments: Marcia Cozens & Loretta Hayes

September 15 - Intermediate Class Meeting, 7:30PM: Show workshop. Bring all show trees, both sale trees and display trees. Bring your questions, so "K" can answer all questions you may have about the show and your trees.

Refreshments:Bob Lausten.

Club Notes

Diablo Bonsai Club October Show - October 18 & 19, 2003, Danville Community Center

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 Nickelson has the sign up sheets for the several committees for the Club Fall Show. Please sign up with Nick, 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 September Classes along with your donation trees. Even if you have only very young trees to show that is fine, this is for all of us.

The Tree Sales Committee will need to get all sale trees inventoried. Bring your sale trees (and your show trees) to the September Club meeting. If you had K review them before the September meeting, be sure to bring a written record identifying the trees and the price K has suggested and give that information to Jim Stalker. Again all club members are expected to donate two or more trees to the sale. Other related items like bonsai pots and dais or stands may also be donated for sale.

The Hospitality Committee, co-chairs Billy Morenz and Loretta Hayes, manages the dinning area so club members, their families and guests and Club guests may relax and eat. There are drinks, coffee, etc, as well as food. Club members are also expected to donate food for the dining room both days, entree's, finger foods, or desserts. If you are unable to donate food please talk with the committee persons about contributing money.

Events Elsewhere

September 20-21, San Mateo, San Mateo Bonsai Club 39th Annual Autumn Bonsai Exhibit at the Central Park Recreation Center, 50 East 5th Ave. at El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA. Hours Saturday 12noon-6PM, Sunday 10AM-5PM. Demonstrations both days at 2PM.

September 23, Sacramento, American Bonsai Society of Sacramento annual auction. Bonsai, pre-bonsai and a multitude of related items may be purchased. From beginners' needs to adanced enthusiasts' wants. Two-auctioneer formal should make a lively and rapid-moving auction. 6:30PM at the Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd.

Diablo Bonsai Look Ahead Schedule

October 6 - Basic Class Meeting. 7:30PM Topic: Bunjin or Literati Style. Workshop, final show preparations. Refreshments: Patricia Hines & Colin Horn

October 7 - Board Meeting, 7:30PM, Citi Bank, San Ramon

October 13 - Intermediate Class Meeting. 7:30PM Bring Show material & donation material to class. Refreshments: Jack Mahshi.