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October 2004 Newsletter

Web Page Address:                            Issue: 10/04 October 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,

October Meetings:

Note: We meet in the Science Room of the Charlotte Wood Intermediate School, Danville, on the 2nd and 3rd Mondays of each month, except December will be a joint meeting on the second Monday.

Please bring plant material appropriate to the topic for the class. Either something already in development or to be developed.

Monday - Oct 11th - Basic Class Meeting. 7:00-7:30PM - Library and Business Meeting. 7:30 - 8:00PM -Lecture Topic: Ikadabuki, Raft Style. 8:00 - 10:00PM Workshop.

Refreshments: Colin Horn and Steve Huskins.

Monday - Oct 20th - Intermediate Class Meeting. 7:00-7:30PM - Library and Business Meeting. 7:30 - 8:00PM -Lecture Topic: Planting on a rock. Bring tree and rock. 8:00 - 10:00PM Workshop.

Refreshments: Don Meeker

Nick Nickelson is still working on organizing the Spring 2005 Club Show. If you have not done so talk with Nick about what you can do to help. Attendance at the September meetings was very light. To maintain a strong and viable club it is important the members attend the monthly meetings. Talk with your fellow members and urge them to attend the meetings.

At the close of each meeting 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 Naye is not left to close alone after the Basic class meetings.

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

Monday November 8th - Basic Class 7:00-7:30PM - Library and Business Meeting. 7:30-8:00PM - Review the year. Discuss transplanting . 8:00PM-10:00PM Workshop. Refreshments: Jan Mahoney and Lois Naye.

Monday November 15th - Intermediate Class 7:00-7:30PM - Library and Business Meeting. 7:30-8:00PM - Discuss soil formulation. 8:00PM-10:00PM Workshop. Refreshments: Jim Merrill.

Events Elsewhere

October 9-10, Oakland, East Bay Bonsai Society 43rd Annual Bonsai Show at Lakeside Garden Center (Lake Merritt), 666 Bellevue Ave. Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4:30pm. Demonstration by Dave De Groot at 1pm on Sunday.

October 16-17, Hayward, Yamato Bonsai Club 33rd Annual Bonsai Exhibition at the Centennial Hall, Foothill Blvd, at City Center Drive. Saturday 10A<-5PM, Sunday 10AM - 4PM. Special feature, demonstration by Masahiko Kimura from Japan and Johnny Uchida together, both days at 2PM. Administration to the Demonstration is $5.00. Free parking at the Civic Center above Safeway.

October 23-24, Sacramento, Capitol City Bonsai Association 6th Annual show for supporting the GSBF Bonsai Collection - North and the clubs of Sacramento at the Sacramento Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd, in McKinley Park. Saturday 10AM-5Pm and Sunday 10AM-4PM. Demonstrations both days by individual clubs.

October 24, Cupertino, Midori Bonsai Club 43rd Annual Bonsai Show at Yamagami's Nursery, 1361 S. DeAnza Blvd, (1/2 block south of DeAnza Ave. Exit off Hwy 85). 10AM-4PM. Continuous demonstrations by club members in the afternoon.