May 2012 Newsletter

Bonsai Sekiyu Kai

MAY 2012 newsletter


BSK Meetings & Field Trips

Wed. May 16Meeting: 7:00-9:00 PM

Location: Sacramento Buddhist Church

Refreshment providers: A-M

Show & Tell: Azaleas

No workshop in May due to Satsuki show

Sat. June 2 Field Trip to 3 nurseries in Paradise

Meet at 8:00 AM

Target parking lot (south end) Broadway & Riverside

2 hours each way by caravan

Wed. June 6 Board Meeting: 7:30 – 9:00 PM

Crocker Riverside School, 2970 Riverside Blvd.

All BSK members welcome

Sat. June 16 Field Trip to Lotus Bonsai Nursery

Meet at 8:30 AM

Target parking lot (south end) Broadway & Riverside

Logo Submissions Due May 31st

In April, President Timm Johnson announced a contest for BSK members to design a club logo. It must fit on a 3” x 2” badge (either horizontally or vertically), allowing space for a member’s name. It must use one color for the logo and a contrasting color for the background.  Send your design by May 31st to by email or mail to Timm at 9956 Bexley Drive, Sacramento, CA 95827.  Officers will select 3 entries and present them at the June 20th meeting for vote by the membership.  The winner will win a prize, not to mention a place in the history of Bonsai Sekiyu Kai.


The topic at May’s meeting will be AZALEAS.  Please bring your own azaleas for Show and Tell.

May Executive Committee Meeting

The Executive Committee met on May 2nd and continues to work on updating our Bylaws.  Recommendations will eventually be submitted to the membership for a vote.

New Members

Please welcome our newest members, Deni Debon and Rich Maeda.

May & June Bonsai Shows

May 12-13 in Modesto, CA: Modesto Bonsai Club’s 31st Annual Exhibit.  Modesto Centre Plaza, 11th & K St.  Saturday 11-5 and Sunday 11-4.  Demos both days at 2:00 by Sam Adina.  Website or 209-463-6279.

May 19-20 in Sacramento: Satsuki Aikokai (Azalea) Show.  Shepard Garden Center.  Sat. 10AM-5PM & Sun.10AM-4PM. Demos both days t at 1:30PM.

June 21-24 in Denver, CO: American Bonsai Association/Bonsai Clubs International Convention. Information at

June 2-3 in Oakland: Bay Area Satsuki Aikokai Annual Azalea Show.  Lakeside Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave.  10:00-4:00 both days.  Demos at 1 PM both days.  For more info contact Ron Reid (925)83-2500.

June 2 in Grass Valley:  Nevada County Bonsai Club Annual Show.  Veterans’ Memorial Building, 255 South Auburn St.  11:00-4:00.  For more info, contact Leo Martinez (916) 549-4018.

June 2-3 in San Mateo: Sei Boku Bonsai Kai 29th Annual Show.  San Mateo Garden Center, 605 Parkside Way.  10:00-4:00.  Demos at 1:00 both days.

June 3 in Seaside: Monterey Bonsai Club 49th Annual Exhibition.  Monterey Buddhist Temple, 1150 Noche Buena, Seaside.  11:00-4:00.  Demos at 1:30. For more info contact

June 23-24 in Jackson: Amador Bonsai Society’s 15th Annual Show.  Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Rd.  Sat. 1:00-5:00 and Sun. 11:00-4:00.  Demos both days at 1:30.  Non-perishable donation requested for Amador Interfaith Food Bank.  More info at


BONSAI SEKIYU KAI (meaning plant & stone lovers club) is a non-profit social organization devoted to assisting members in developing and improving skills fundamental to the art of bonsai (miniature trees) and suiseki (viewing stones).  The club was formed in June 1976 with its first show in 1977.  As a member of the Golden State Bonsai Federation and part of the Capitol City Bonsai Association, we support Bonsai Collection North in Oakland.  Dues are $__ per year.  We meet at 7:00 PM on the 3rd Wed. of the month (except July & August) at the Sacramento Buddhist Church, 2401 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento, CA.  For more information, see the contact information in this newsletter.



Timm Johnson, President:

Dareld Binns, Vice President:

Mark Edelstein, Secretary & Newsletter Editor:

Steven Fat, Treasurer:

Chris Pfeifle, Show Chair:

George Sakurai, Past President

Jim Fujii, President Emeritus

Alvin Lee, Official Photographer

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