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October 2005 Newsletter

Web Page Address:                            Issue: 10/05 October 2005

2550 Camino Tassajara

Danville, California 94526

(925) 736-7600

Sensei: Kunitoshi Akabane (925) 736-7600,

October Meetings:


Club meetings are in the Rotary Room of the Heather Farms Garden Center,Walnut Creek, on the 2nd and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, from 7:30PM to 9:30PM. The Rotary Room is on the lower level of the Garden Center. A ramp leading to the lower level is to the left of the Main Building Entrance off the parking lot. We are able to provide vehicular access to the lower level for a few members who may be disabled or have very large trees to carry in to the meetings.

Meetings will start promptly at 7:30PM with a brief business meeting, and will end at 9:30PM. Please be ready to meet at 7:30PM.

Bring plant material appropriate to the class topic for the workshop. Working on the tree in the style discussed aids in understanding the lecture and the style.

Wednesday - Oct 19 th - Joint Class Meeting. 7:30 - 9:30PM. Lecture 7:30-8:00PM - Planting on a rock. Note: Sensei "K" Akabane asks all members bring their donation trees for the Spring 06 Show to this meeting, in addition to their own trees to work on in the Workshop. Refreshments - Jan Mahoney and Nick Nickelson. Assist with the close Jan Mahoney and Brian Nobriga.

From the President:

In November we will have the regular two meetings, then in December there will be a joint meeting on Dec. 14, the second Wednesday, as originally scheduled.

VERY IMPORTANT, We will vote at the December meeting for new Cub Officers for the 2006 year. Most of the current officers have been in their positions for an unusually long time. We have four positions to fill:

President- Presides at the Board meetings and handles administrative matters not specified for the other offices.

1st Vice President - Presides in the absence of the President. Assists with programming and membership matters.

Treasurer- Handles the receipt of income, writes checks for expenses, records all financial transactions and maintains the Clubs financial records.

Recording/Corresponding Secretary- Takes notes at the Board meetings and publishes them to the Board and membership, maintains the Board records and handles the Club correspondence.

Newsletter Editor- Prepares the monthly Club newsletter and sends it to the members and maintains the Club Website.

We need you to volunteer. Contact any member of the Board by November, at the latest, to express your preference or ask questions about the positions. We know everyone has limits on their time but the club cannot continue to function without the efforts of everyone.

Jim Stalker

Diablo Bonsai Club Look Ahead Schedule

Wednesday November 9th - Basic Class Meeting Lecture 7:30-8:00PM - Review the year. Discuss transplanting. 8:00-9:30PM - Workshop. Refreshments - Lois Naye. Assist with closing - Sylvia Roemer.

Wednesday November 16th - Intermediate Class Meeting - Lecture 7:30-8:00PM - Discuss soil formulation. 8:00-9:30PM Workshop. Refreshments - Byron Nobriga. Assist with closing James Stalker.

Events Elsewhere

October 15 & 16, Hayward, Yamato Bonsai Kai 34th Annual Bonsai Exhibition at the Centennial Hall, 22292 Foothill Blvd. Demonstration at 1PM. both days by Shinji Suzuki and Johnny Uchida with narration and translation by Hideko Metaxas.

October 29 & 30, Sacramento - Capitol City Bonsai Association 7th Annual Show to supportthe GSBF Bonsai Collection-North and the clubs of Sacramento at the Sacramento Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., in McKinley Park. Show hours are Saturday 10AM-5PM and Sunday 10AM- 4PM. Demonstrations both days at 1PM by individual clubs with raffles to follow.

November 11 & 12, Ross Marin Bonsai Club Fall bonsai Show at the Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Show hours are 6PM-9PM Friday and 10AM-5PM Saturday. Critique by Ted Matson on Friday, 6PM-9PM and demo by Ted Matson on Saturday at 1PM. Tree will be raffled.

Editor: Don Meeker,