Santa Anita Bonsai Society

Feb 2024 Update

Next SABS Meeting: Feb 10, 2024

Annual Potluck & Bonsai Bingo LA Arboretum – Palm Room

President’s Corner

Our first meeting of the new year will be February 10 at 6pm in the Palm Room at the Arboretum. We are starting early to facilitate our annual potluck dinner followed by an exciting evening of Bonsai Bingo. For the potluck dinner the club will supply the main dish (El Pollo Loco Chicken) and water. We ask that everyone bring their favorite appetizer, salad or dessert to fill out our potluck table.

We have played Bonsai Bingo in the past, and it was entertaining an fun. Everyone in attendance will get a bingo card, and additional cards will be available for purchase. We ask that you bring a bonsai-related item for the table that you would like to win: trees, pots, tools, soil etc. More items mean more fun for all.

This meeting will also serve as our annual membership drive. We can take cash or checks for membership at our still low price of $20 for individuals and $25 for families. Please renew or join for the first time to support the club.

I hope everyone had an opportunity to attend the Baikoen Winter Silhouettes Show in January. I saw many of you at the Saturday reception; always a great event ~Dave

Members Corner

This meeting is when officers and board members are confirmed. We currently have many club officer and chairman positions that need to be filled for our club to keep operating successfully in 2024. Several volunteers have already come forward but more are needed. If you are interested in volunteering please let Dave know at the start of this meeting. Voting will take place after the Potluck. Positions needing to be filled include:

– President – – Program Chair/ Vice President – Treasurer – Secretary

– Membership Chair/ Badges – Website Manager – Newsletter Editor – Raffle Chair – Hospitality Chair – Annual Show Chair

Upcoming SABS Meeting Dates

Feb 10:

Annual Potluck dinner and Bonsai Bingo

Time: 6pm

Location: Arboretum- Palm Room

March 9 :

Time: 7p

Location: Arboretum

Program: TBA

April 13 :

Time: 7p

Location: Arboretum

Program: TBA

Upcoming Events

Feb 24-25 Bonsai-A-Thon Huntington Botanical Garden 1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino 10a-5p vendors & show, Demos both days 10a-2p

Also check out for local and regional events