Santa Anita Bonsai Society Members,
Hello everyone. I hope you are all managing well through the pandemic and chaotic year.
We are not able to have a club meeting on April 10 but in an effort to move toward normalcy, the Board is hoping to host our annual Memorial Day Weekend Show as a live, in-person event. We want all our members to prepare a tree for display. We will dispense with having a theme, so pick your favorite tree; multiples if you like.
The Arboretum does not know yet if Ayres Hall will be open for our use. I made a proposal that we display our trees, as an alternative, outside the Hall entry doors on the patio area. They liked the idea, but could not approve our show, inside or out, until they get updated guidelines from the County.
We are hoping that by the end of May, the pandemic restrictions will be relaxed enough for a safe and worry-free show. Of course, if there is anyone who would still be uncomfortable with participation, we understand.
If you are open to the idea of a show, prepare a tree (or two), and we will let you know the show status as soon as we can. The Board will be meeting to plan the details so we are ready. If you have any questions, call me at 909-519-5391.
As always, stay safe and well,