Santa Anita Bonsai Society
A community dedicated to the study and appreciation of the ancient art of Bonsai.
Bonsai NotebookThe July meeting will feature Frank Goya and his famous talent for designing saikai, or living landscapes. Frank is known as one of the top bonsai artists in our country and as the “dean” of saikai. Frank was born in California, was interred during World War II, and then served in the U.S. Army for three years. He worked as a professional gardener and started to learn about bonsai and saikai. One of his saikai compositions is on display at the National Arboretum in Washington, D. C. Frank has been involved with bonsai and saikai for over 50 years. Come and see how he designs and develops a saikai at the July meeting. Maybe you will take home a masterpiece and a part of saikai history.
The Presidents Corner…Although October is a few months away, registration for the 2014 Golden State Bonsai Federation Convention started on July 1. The convention will be held in Sacramento this year, and will be co-hosted by The American Bonsai Society. Registration information and forms can be found on the GSBF website: http://www.gsbf-bonsai.org/convention/. Our club is one of 73 statewide that make up the GSBF, which exists to work and support the individuals and member clubs within California. We are fortunate to have one of the two GSBF sponsored bonsai collections in our backyard at The Huntington. Several of our SABS members are involved with helping to maintain this collection, including Bob Alstrom, and Ray and Marge Blasingame. This year’s GSBF convention features many exciting events and workshops. It’s a great opportunity to commune with fellow bonsai artists and learn from some of the best talents in the world. ~Dave Miles
What’s NewA gentle reminder: if you haven’t paid your dues for 2014, now is the time. Dues are $20 for an individual or $25 for a family membership. You can pay at the monthly meeting or mail your dues to: Judy Anthony 565 Jalapa Dr. Covina, CA 91724 If you would like to receive the monthly newsletter electronically please send your email contact information to Dave Miles at: DMiles4Bonsai@aol.com or register on our website by clicking on the “Mailing List” link. (Your email information will be kept confidential for newsletter purposes only and will not be shared.)
Upcoming EventsSept. 27-28, 2014, San Diego San Diego Bonsai Club Fall Show Casa Del Prado, Rm. 101 Balboa Park 10a-5p daily with demos at 11a and 1p Sale table with bonsai related items. More info: www.sandiegobonsaiclub.com Oct. 4-5, 2014, Thousand Oaks Conejo Valley Bonsai Society Exhibition Gardens of the World’s Resource Center 2001 Thousand Oaks Blvd. 9a-4p daily with demos at 11a and 2p No sales table More info: www.cvbs-bonsai.org
2014 Monthly ProgramJuly 12: Frank Goya August 9: Ted Matson
2014 Refreshment ScheduleJuly 12: M. Blasingame, P. Macasieb, R. Sencer, J. Rodriquez August 9: G. Gonzalez, M. Jonas, D. Miles, D. Ryerson
Next MeetingDate: July 12, 2014 Time: 7pm Location: LAC Arboretum, Palm Room 301 N. Baldwin Ave Arcadia, Ca 91007 Visit our website at: www.sabonsai.org [wpdm_file id=15]