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August 2007 Newsletter

     Sensei: Kunitoshi "K" Akabane (925) 736-7600

                            Issue: 08/07 August 2007

Web Page Address:

2550 Camino Tassajara

Danville, California 94526

(925) 736-7600

August Meetings

There are no regular Wednesday meetings in August.

Saturday, August 11th - 9:00am. Workshop. Tassajara Nursery.  See the "Notes" section for details.


Workshop:  Saturday August 11th: Due to popular demand, we will hold another club workshop on August 11 at 9:00am at the Tassajara Nursery (Come out before the day gets hot!).  The format will be the same as our Winter potting sessions (though with no repotting, of course).  Bring any of your trees to work on, and receive advice from the Sensei and other members. This would be a great chance to develop your donation trees for the Spring Show!  If you will attend, let me know (Steve Huskins: (925) 937-4216,

Spring Show 2008 - April 4-6:  It may seem like we just tore down the backdrops and tables at our 2007 show, but the planning for 2008 has already begun!  There are two areas you, as a member, should now consider:

Field Trip to Members' Collections:  We would like to arrange a visit to 2 or 3 members' homes to view their bonsai collections one Saturday in September.  If you might be interested in hosting a visit, please let me know (Steve Huskins: (925) 937-4216,

Diablo Bonsai Club Look Ahead Schedule

Wednesday, September 19th - 7:30pm. Basic Class Meeting.
                                          Lecture 7:30-8:00pm - Topic to be announced.
                                          Workshop 8:00 - 9:30.
                                          Refreshments and help with cleanup and close: Brian Rasmussen.

Wednesday, September 26th - 7:30pm. Intermediate Class Meeting.
                                          Lecture 7:30-8:00pm - Topic to be announced.
                                          Workshop 8:00 - 9:30.
                                          Refreshments and help with cleanup and close:  Jim Merrill.

Events Elsewhere

Saturday - Sunday August 4-5   San Francisco, California.  San Francisco Suiseki Kai: 26th Annual Exhibit at the Union Bank Hospitality Room in Japan Center (Post Street between Laguna and Fillmore Streets).  Hours are 10AM-5PM both days.  For further information, call Janet Roth at (510) 530-1577, or email at

Saturday - Sunday August 25-26  Santa Rosa, California.  Redwood Empire Bonsai Society: 24th Annual Bonsai Show at the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave.  Hours are Saturday 10AM-5PM and Sunday 10AM-4PM.  Demonstrations by Kathy Shaner at 1:30PM both days. Large sales area with plants, pots, books, tools & related items.  Door prizes and Benefit Drawings.  For information, call Bob Shimon (707) 884-4126 or email  Web page:


Diablo Bonsai Club Officers

Steve Huskins - President,      Byron Nobriga - First Vice President,
Sylvia Roemer - Secretary,     Jim Stalker - Treasurer,
Lois Naye - Club Historian,    Newsletter Editor & Webmaster - Open.

Diablo Bonsai Club August 2007 Newsletter