Club Officers For 2017
Vote before you come to the meeting, and then be prepared to vote again for club officers for 2017. Below is the slate of candidates, but nominations may be made from the floor before voting takes place. Tom Post is to be congratulated for some gentle persuasion, and for some not-so-gentle arm-twisting, to get candidates for all the offices. Tina Hammond volunteered (thank you!) to take the Treasurer position, but the other offices were filled by a variation on the old Musical Chairs game. The names are the same, but they may occupy different chairs.
President - Joe Olson
Vice President - Carol Hicks
Treasurer - Tina Hammond
Secretary - John Bleck
Newsletter - Ernie Witham
Class Coordinator - Wally Kunimoto
Club Meetings - Steve Gibson
Asian-American Day At The Presidio
Once again, the club had a display of bonsai at this annual event on October 9. Wally Kunimoto, Susanne Barrymore, Ernie Witham, and Joe Olson had trees on display. Susanne, Ernie, and Wally are shown in one photo, and the other shows Wally’s juniper which was the hit of the show. The rest of us could just as well have left our trees at home.
Goodbye, Dr. Piper And Frank Fujii
Dr. Charles Piper was an active member of our club until just before his death in early October. He was a very modest and friendly man. I think many of us knew him as just Charlie for many months, if not years, before we found out that he was more than just a nice old grandfatherly man. He was, in fact, a well respected surgeon with a long successful career who took up bonsai in retirement. He was 89.
Frank Fujii was a charter member of our club. He was never very active in the club, but he was always a member of the club through at least 2007 when he would have been about 90 years old. He had a long career at Lotusland where he worked with Ganna Walska to create the Japanese garden, and he was employed there until after his 90th birthday. He died in late September at almost 99 years of age.
November 12: Bonsai Club Of Santa Barbara: 2rd Saturday Workshop With Ann Erb
9:30 AM until 12:30 PM, Room 8, Goleta Valley Community Center. Last of this series of workshops!
November 19: Bonsai Club Of Santa Barbara: 3rd Saturday Workshop With Guest Instructor.
9 AM until noon or 1 to 4 PM., Room 7, Goleta Valley Community Center. Jim Barrett, guest instructor.
December –Annual Christmas Potluck And Raffle
Date and location yet to be decided. No Tuesday evening meeting or Saturday workshops in December.
December 26-30: Annual Aiseki Kai Show
Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. 10:30-4:30 each day. Aiseki Kai presents its 27th annual show featuring outstanding examples of suiseki and other viewing stones. Brody Botanical Center. For more information see www.aisekikai.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
January 14-15, 2017: Baiko-en Bonsai Kenkyukai’s Winter Silhouettes Show
Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. Ayers Hall. Hours 10:30 AM until 4:30 PM. Baikoen Bonsai Kenkyukai will be conducting its annual Winter Silhouette show were trees will be displayed in their leafless form during Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Weekend at the Los Angeles Arboretum. There will be a benefit dinner and auction on Saturday January 14. It is one of the oldest shows running in the Southern California region and has been a tradition for 53 years. For more information, contact Lindsay Shiba at (626) 806-0937