May 2013 Newsletter

Upcoming BSK Activities

Wed. May 15: MonthlyMeeting 7:00-9:00 PM

Sacramento Buddhist Church

Refreshment providers: A-M

Correction to previous post: there will be no Sat.  Workshop in May due to Satsuki Show in Sacramento that weekend

Wed. June. 5: Executive Committee 7:00-9:00

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

Elections will be held at June 19th meeting

Elections for the 7/13-6/15 terms of office will be held at the June meeting.  We will vote for President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.  Timm Johnson does not plan to run for a second term as President, nor does and Chris Pfeifle plan to be a candidate for a second term as Vice President.  Yuzo Maruyama was nominated at the April meeting for President and he has accepted the nomination.  Steven Fat and Mark Edelstein will run for second terms as Treasurer and Secretary, respectively.  We need a member to run for Vice President.  The principal task of that post is to schedule presentations and demonstrations from September to June.  Please let an officer know if you are interested.

May 15th Meeting

Timm will do a presentation on satsuki azaleas.  Please bring your satsukis to work on, as well as any tree you’d like to share for “Show and Tell.” The featured raffle prize will be a Golden Atlas Cedar.


Upcoming Bonsai Events

May 18 & 19 in Santa Barbara: California
Bonsai Club of Santa Barbara Annual Bonsai Exhibition. Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road. Saturday 11 AM – 4 PM and Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM. Demonstrations at 1 PM on both days. Plant sales.  For more information, contact Ann Erb 805-929-4972, email or visit

May 18 & 19 in Sacramento:
 Satsuki Aikokai Association of Sacramento: Annual Show at Shepard Garden Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd. Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM and Sunday, 10 AM – 4 PM with demonstrations at 2 PM daily. Workshops, vendors, satsuki information booth, and raffles daily. For more information contact Ronn Pigram at (916) 428-8505 or email:

June 1-2 in San Mateo: Sei Boku Bonsai Kai’s 30th Annual Show.  San Mateo Garden Center, 605 Parkside Way, next to Bedford Park.  Sat. and Sun. 10AM-4PM both days.  Demos 1-3 both days.  Door prizes and vendors. “Dr. Bonsai” available to answer questions on bonsai care.  Marsha Mekisich at

June 8-9 in Oakland: California Suiseki Society’s 18th Annual Show.  Lakeside Garden Center, Lake Merritt, 666 Bellevue Ave.  10AM-4PM both days.  Stone sale.  Bob Carlson

June 9 in Monterey:  Monterey Bonsai club’s 50th Annual Exhibition.  Monterey Buddhist Temple, 1150 Noche Buena St., Seaside.  11 AM to 4 PM with demo at 1:30 by Katsumi Kinoshita.  Sales.  Dianne Woods

June 15-16 in Livermore:  Valley Bonsai society’s 5th Annual Show.  Alden Lane Nursery, 981 Alden Lane.  10AM-4PM both days.  Demos at 1PM both days.  Charles Harder

July 10 in Oakland: East Bay Bonsai Society’s 2013 Auction.  Lakeside Garden Center, Lake Merritt, 666 Bellevue Ave.  Preview at 7PM, auction starts at 7:30 PM.  Trees, pots and other bonsai items.


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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