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March 2004 Newsletter

Web Page Address:                            Issue: 03/04 March 2004

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:

March meetings:

Monday - March 8 - Basic Class Meeting, 7:00 - 7:15PM Library Open, 7:15-7:30 Business Meeting.

7:30 Class Instruction by Sensei Akabane, Topic: Fukinagashi Windswept style. 8:00-10:00PM - Workshop.

Refreshments: Barbara Richards & David Skidmore.

Monday - March 15 - Intermediate Class Meeting 7:00 - 7:15PM Library open, 7:15-7:30PM Business Meeting.

7:30PM Class Instruction. Topic: Branch Development I. 8:00 - 10:00PM Workshop.

Refreshments: Norm Wanek.

From the President

San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival - February 24th & 25th

The Diablo Bonsai Club will again participate in the Bonsai Show at the San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival, Saturday and Sunday, April 24th and 25th. Set-up is Friday night. We need volunteers for both Saturday and Sunday to greet visitors to our display and answer questions they may have. Sign up sheets will be passed around at the March Basic and Intermediate meetings. Sensei K. Akabane will ask individuals for display trees. K. Akabane was one of the founders of this show. It is the Bay Areas only multi-club show, with five or six Bonsai Clubs participating.

Heather Farms Gardens - Saturday March 27, 10:00am Don Meeker will organize a work party to trim and clean up the Club's display of in-ground bonsai trees at the Heather Farms Gardens. He will have signup sheets at the March Club Meetings.

San Ramon Park Juniper. Saturday April 3. A sign up sheet for the first work-study meeting of this long term Club project will also be available at the March class meetings.

Please help with the clean up and storing of the Club materials. People are encouraged to leave in groups of two or more and be sure that Lois is not left to close alone.

Club Library, Carol Lynn Hansen Bassett, is the Club librarian. Please assist Carol in maintaining the Library. Always checking out materials when you borrow them and be sure to return them on time. There are a lot of valuable resources available in the Club Library for study and review.

Diablo Bonsai Look Ahead Schedule

Board Meeting No Board meetings are scheduled for March or April.

Monday, April 5th - Basic Class Meeting. 7:00-7:30PM - Library and Business Meeting. 7:30 - 8:00PM -Lecture - Topic: Kengai; Cascade style. 8:00 - 10:00PM Workshop.

Refreshments: Jon & Katie Wheat.

Monday, April 19th- Intermediate Class Meeting. 7:00-7:30PM Library and Business Meeting. 7:30 - 8:00PM Lecture - topic: Branch Development II. 8:00 - 10:00PM Workshop.

Refreshments: Bob Brown

Events Elsewhere

March 17-21. Bonsai Society of San Francisco. Annual Exhibit at the San Francisco Flower nd Garden Show, Cow Palace, Geneva Avenue, Daly City/SF border. Wed - Saturday 9am-8pm, Sunday 9am-6:30pm.

March 28 - Santa Cruz Bonsai Club. 16th Annual Bonsai Show at the Elk's Lodge, 150 Jewell St. 10am - 4:30pm. Demonstration at 2pm by Katsumi Kinoshita.

April 3-4. Sacramento Bonsai Sekiyu Kai. 27th Annual Bonsai Show at the Sacramento Buddhist Church Betsuin, 2401 Riverside Boulevard. 12 noon - 6pm Saturday, 10am - 5pm Sunday. Demonstrations 2pm by John Uchida.