Newsletter – January 2016

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Happy New Year!  The January meeting will be our annual Holiday Potluck dinner.  Please bring a salad, fruit dish, or dessert.  The club will provide the main dish and beverages.  If possible, bring bonsai related items for the raffle table to help make this our biggest raffle of the year.

Our club officers will be starting the second year of the latest two year terms.  They will continue their dedicated volunteer service in 2016.  Throughout the year, I will remind everyone that new officers will be needed in 2017.  Think about volunteering your time to serve on our Board and help make  important decisions for the club.

Now is the time to renew your club membership.  We are a not-for-profit organization, and membership dues are important to maintain our treasury to pay for demonstrations, room-use fees, and show expenses.  I encourage you to renew at the January meeting. You can also go to the website for membership information,  $20/yr. for single, $25/yr. per family.

SABS 2015-16 Club Officers & Board Members

Meeting Time And Place:
January 9, 2016 at 7pm
LAC Arboretum/ Palm Room

President’s Corner

The new year will be packed with bonsai events.  All are invited to Baikoen’s Winter Silhouettes Show this month.  February will include the Shohin Seminar in Santa Nella and the Bonsai-A-Thon at the Huntington.  Check the newsletter each month for details on all up-coming events in addition to our club news.

Before getting too far into 2016, I want to take this opportunity to thank our Board of Directors for a great 2015; Peter Macasieb for arranging our monthly demonstrations and workshops, Judy and Steve Anthony for keeping our finances in order, and Marge Blasingame for handling our secretarial duties, besides everything else she does throughout the year.  Thanks to Robert Sencer for maintaining our website and sending out our monthly email newsletter, and Lorraine Miles for editing the newsletter and keeping me on time with the newsletter.  Finally, thanks to our members-at-large, Ray Blasingame,  past-president Dick Ryerson, and Frank Yee for their input at board meetings.  I look forward to working with all of you again in 2016.


November Highlights

The meeting started with a vote on our theme for our annual Memorial Day weekend show.  Members  selected the bunjin style as our theme.  So, get your bunjin entries prepared for May.  It’s a fascinating style and will make for an interesting show.
The meeting featured a bring-your-own-tree workshop, and Lindsay Shiba was our guest expert.  Members brought a wide variety of trees, and we had enough to keep Lindsay busy all evening.  He provided excellent advice on how to continue the development of our trees.  Watching him evaluate a tree and suggest what to do next was an invaluable lesson for everyone watching.  We learned design ideas for each type of tree that we could employ on our own material.  Lindsay has taught bonsai classes for many years, and his talent for sharing his expertise made for a terrific evening.  I’m making modifications to my olive tree I may not have thought of without his encouragement.

Working with Julian’s Juniper

Contemplating Dick’s Elm tree

Members Corner

Newsletter Update:
Thank you to all of you who replied to Robert’s email  request about receiving the newsletter.  We are  confirming and updating email addresses to improve our blogging and email  process.  If you haven’t been receiving the newsletter by email and would like to, please contact  Dave with your most current  address.

If you have a favorite demonstrator we haven’t seen for awhile or have an idea for a  meeting  presentation, share it with Peter.  It is always helpful to have new ideas.

If you have a knack for writing, a story to tell , a photo or something you would like to share in our  newsletter  please submit it to Dave and Lorraine prior to the 20th of any month at : [email protected]

Thank you to November Raffle Donors

Judy & Steve Anthony, Jerry Banuelos, Emma Janza, Dave Miles Dick Ryerson

New Members

Kyle Gunter
Bobbie & Barabara Johnson

Upcoming Events

Jan 16-17, 2016
Baikoen Winter Silhouettes Show , Ayres Hall, LAC Arboretum
Demonstrations each day, bonsai items on sale, Reception Sat evening 6:30p

Feb 5-6, 2016
California Shohin Society Shohin Seminar, Hotel Del Oro, Santa Nella, CA
see [email protected] for details

Feb 27-28, 2016
Bonsai-A-Thon, Botanical Garden of the Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino, fundraiser for the GSBF Collection at the Huntington,
8am-4:30pm both days demonstrations, raffle and auction each day, large vendor area

Next Meeting

Date: January 9, 2016
Time: 7pm
LAC Arboretum, Palm Room
301 N. Baldwin Ave
Arcadia, Ca  91007

No Board Meeting in January

2016 Monthly Meeting Dates

Jan 9   —  Holiday Potluck at the LAC Arboretum
Feb 13  — Roy Nagatoshi
Mar 12  — TBA

2016 Refreshment Schedule

Jan –   Annual Holiday Potluck
Bring your favorite salad, veggies, fruit dish or dessert . The club is providing  the main dish and beverages.

Feb – Dec  Marge will have her clip board so bring your calendars to sign up for our monthly meetings