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July 2011 Newsletter

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

                            Issue: 07/11 July 2011

Web Page Address:

2550 Camino Tassajara

Danville, California 94526

(925) 736-760


July Meetings

Tuesday, July 12th Joint Class Meeting


Lecture 7:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Workshop 8:00 9:30 p.m.

Refreshments and help with cleanup and close: Casey and Carol Campbell.



Diablo Bonsai Club Look Ahead Schedule

Tuesday, August 9th Joint Class Meeting


Lecture 7:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Workshop 8:00 9:30 p.m.

Refreshments and help with cleanup and close: Marcia Cozens and Steve Davis.



From the President

Member Projects - For this month each member has been asked to bring in a formal and informal upright into class to work on. K will demonstrate informal in front of the class. Each class member then will work on their own formal and informal upright tree throughout the year and bring to class for K to evaluate month-to-month progress and the development of the trees. Members can also bring in any other materials to class if the individual wants help on any type or style of their own trees. Please participate; it will be interesting to see how well we do in one year's time.

Membership - Our club needs new members!  If you have any ideas on how we might increase our membership, let us know.  And if you know anyone who might be interested in bonsai, bring them with you to one of our upcoming meetings.


Events Elsewhere

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - Ross, California
Marin Bonsai Club: Annual Auction: Marin Art and Garden Center, Livermore Room, 50 Sir Frances Drake Blvd. Viewing at 7PM and auction starts at 7:30PM. Specimen bonsai, pre- bonsai and everything in between, along with pots and other bonsai related items will be auctioned. For more information please contact Craig Thompson, 415-472-6685 or

Saturday - Sunday,  August 27-28 - Santa Rosa, California

 Redwood Empire Bonsai Society (REBS): 28th Annual Show at the Veteran's building, 1351 Maple Avenue. Hours are Saturday from 10AM-5PM and Sunday from 10AM-4PM. There will be 200 trees on display, a large vendor area, a members sales room, a demonstration by Kathy Shaner at 1:30PM each day and a benefit drawing and silent auction. Admission and parking are free. Contact Bob Shimon at or 707-884-4126 for additional information.


Diablo Bonsai Club Officers

Byron Nobriga President                Jim Stalker - Treasurer
Steve Huskins - Secretary