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August 2011 Newsletter

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

                            Issue: 08/11 August 2011

Web Page Address:

2550 Camino Tassajara

Danville, California 94526

(925) 736-760


August Meetings

Please note the meeting change for August!


Saturday, August 13th


Special Saturday Workshop at the Tassajara Nursery - 9:30 AM



Diablo Bonsai Club Look Ahead Schedule

Tuesday, September 13th 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

K and the Board of Directors have set 2 goals for our club in 2012.  We would like to once again participate in the San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival, held each spring.  We would have a small display at the festival of 3-5 trees.  Then in Fall of 2012, we would like to hold our own club show.  Preparing our trees for a show is something that takes 6-8 months (or more), so the time to start things about these events is now!


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