February 2013 Newsletter

Upcoming BSK Activities

Wed. Feb. 20: MonthlyMeeting 7:00-9:00 PM

Sacramento Buddhist Church

Refreshment providers: N-Z

Sat. Feb. 23: Workshop 9:00 to Noon

Maruyama Bonsai Nursery

Wed. March 6: Executive Committee 7:00-9:00

Giovanni’s Pizzeria, 5924 South Land Park Drive, Sacramento

February 20th Meeting

Unfortunately, our originally scheduled demo by Yuzo Maruyama has been cancelled.  So BRING TREES to work on – including trees you want to prepare for the annual April show – as well as trees for “Show and Tell.”  Since we did not vote on the Bylaws revisions in January, we’ll do so at the February meeting.  You may review the proposed revisions in the November newsletter.

2013 Dues

Please pay your 2013 dues to Steven Fat at the monthly meeting or workshop.  Once you pay, you will receive one of the new club badges!

Feb 15th Annual Dinner

BSK held its annual New Year’s dinner at Aviators at Executive Airport.  Very nice!!!!!  Thank you to Chris and Alvin for making the arrangements and to all members who contributed raffle prizes.  Congratulations to Jennifer Adams who won the grand prize, a satsuki.

BSK Spring Show: Sat. April 6th and Sun. April 7th  

Remember, our show is coming up in just .  In preparation, you can go ahead and transplant trees into new pots for the show – just protect them from excessive cold while they settle into their new homes.

Upcoming Bonsai Shows: Feb., March and April

February 23-24 in Oakland: Annual California
Mammoth Fundraiser for the GSBF Collection at Lake Merritt. Lakeside Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave, at Lake Merritt in Oakland.  Auction on Sat. at 1:00 PM, with preview at noon.  Scheduled Sunday events: Vendor sales 9 AM – 4 PM. Bonsai and Pre-bonsai sales 10 AM – 4 PM. Demonstrations by Kathy Shaner and team 11:30 AM – 3 PM. Raffle drawings at 1 PM, 2 PM and 3 PM. Café open both days. Info at bonsailakemerritt@gmail.com.

March 20-24 in San Mateo: 
Bonsai Society of San Francisco Annual Bonsai Exhibit at the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show, San Mateo County Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive. Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 10 AM – 7 PM, Sunday 10 AM – 6 PM. There will be demonstrations and trees for sale. General admission to the Flower and Garden Show is $20.00. For general information about Flower and Garden show visit: ww.sfgardenshow.com. For more information about club visit our website: www.bssf.org

March 23-24 in Santa Cruz: California
Santa Cruz Bonsai Kai 25th Annual Show at the Museum of Art and History, 705 Front Street. Hours: Saturday & Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM. Featured demo Saturday,  2 – 4 PM, Ryan Neil. Featured demo Sunday, 2 – 4 PM, Sensei Katsumi Kinoshita. Contact Ron Anderson, 877-610-9038. For more details about club visit our website. http://www.gsbf-bonsai.org/santacruzbonsaikai/.

April 6-7 in Sacramento: 
Bonsai Sekiyu Kai 36th Annual Bonsai Show at the Sacramento Betsuin Buddhist Church, 2401 Riverside Blvd. Hours are: Saturday Noon – 5 PM and Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM. Demonstration 2 PM both days by Bonsai Master Johnny Uchida. Amenities include refreshments, light snacks, door prizes, raffles, and a Silent Auction. Member and vendor sales of plants and bonsai-related items will also be available. For more information contact Chris Pfeifle at mesoey@aol.com.

April 13-14 in Sacramento: 
American Bonsai Association 54th Anniversary Show will include demonstrations by Japanese trained bonsai artist, author, and Artisans Cup co-chair, Michael Hagedorn. Show hours are Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM and Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM with demonstration at 1:30 PM both days. Location: Shepard Garden and Art Center (in McKinley Park), 3330 McKinley Blvd. Free admission. Member and vendor sales area and benefit drawing. To learn more or to sign up for a beginner’s workshop visit: www.abasbonsai.org.

April 13-14 in San Jose:
San Jose Betsuin Bonsai Club 43rd Annual Bonsai Exhibition and Demonstration at the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin 640 North Fifth Street. Times: Noon – 5 PM Saturday and 11 AM – 4 PM Sunday. Demonstrations on both days by Harry Hirao, Mr. California Juniper, at 1 PM. Plant and vendor sales on both days. For more information visit our website at www.gsbf-bonsai.org/sjbonsai/ or contact Ken Azuma at kennethazuma@sbcglobal.net

April 20-21 in Palo Alto: 
Kusamura Bonsai Club: 53rd Annual Show at the Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road. Admission is free. Show hours are Saturday Noon – 5 PM, and Sunday: 11 AM – 5 PM. Guest demonstrator Kathy Shaner Saturday at 1:30 PM, and club members Sunday at 1:30 PM. Club member tree sales and benefit drawings both days. For more information contact Mark O’Brien at 650-327-0450 or mobrientrees@hotmail.com.

April 20 in Napa:
 Napa Valley Bonsai Club: Annual Show, Napa Senior Center, 1500 Jefferson St. Hours: 11 AM to 4 PM. Demonstration at 1:30 PM. Silent Auction, Member Sales, Vendor Sales, and Raffle Drawing. Free admission and parking. For more information call 707-255-8822 or jdkahn@sbcglobal.net or visit our website.


BONSAI SEKIYU KAI (meaning plant & stone lovers club) is a non-profit educational and 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:

Chris Pfeifle, Vice President:

Mark Edelstein, Secretary & Newsletter Editor:

Steven Fat, Treasurer:

George Sakurai, Past President

Jim Fujii, President Emeritus

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