Notice of Board of Directors Meeting

BSF Board Meeting – December 5, 2015

Please be advised that there will be a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Bonsai Societies of Florida on Saturday, December 5, 2015.  The meeting will start at 10 AM.  The meeting will be held at the Florida Hotel and Conference Center in the Florida Mall, 1500 Sand Lake, FL 32809.

BSF members are welcome to attend the meeting.  If you wish to bring up an item for discussion or if you wish to speak at the Board meeting, please notify me at president@bonsai-bsf.com  no later than November 27, 2015.

Mike Knowlton

 

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Joy of Bonsai – Presented by Kawa Bonsai Society

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The Loss of Sena Zane

IMG_4039Sena Zane, beloved wife of Tom Zane, Lifetime Achievement Award winner, recently passed away peacefully in her sleep. While many are aware of the importance of Tom’s role in BSF activities from the late 1970’s through the 1990’s, few are aware of her important role in BSF as well.

 

 

 

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Sena was the chief editor of all the numerous papers and articles written by Tom during this time. Sena also authored eight Florida Bonsai Magazine articles, and she served as Chair of Speakers’ Bureau from 1996-2001. Sena worked for many years at BSF Conventions and Kawa activities, and she had a significant role in the International Bonsai Conference in 1983.

Sena - always on the run!

Sena – always on the run!

 

Sena and Tom were the best example of a true bonsai partnership. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Tom and his family.

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Wigert’s Bonsai – 10th Annual Open House Event Featuring artist Marc Noelanders from Belgium

Wigert Open House

Wigert’s Bonsai invites you to it’s 10th Annual Open House
Featuring artist Marc Noelanders from Belgium
Local artists: Dorothy Schmitz, Ernie Fernendez, Ed Trout, Mike Lane, Jason Osborne & Japanese Garden Designer John Powell.Date : November 7 & 8 2015
Location : Wigert’s Bonsai NurseryFree Demonstration all weekend.
Workshops also available.  Please inquire.

Wigert’s Bonsai
North Ft Myers, FL
239-543-2234
www.wigertsbonsai.com

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Bonsai Picnic/Auction In The Park 2015

The Bonsai Society of Brevard will be hosting a multi-club picnic luncheon/auction with Central Florida Bonsai Club, Kawa Bonsai Society, and Treasure Coast Bonsai Society on October 31  at the F. Burton Smith Regional County Park. All bonsai enthusiast are welcome!  The park is located about 4 miles west of I-95 at 7575 Hwy.520. The event will be held in the large Karberg Pavilion.  It is a beautiful park with lakes, playground, volleyball court and a wildlife nature trail and fishing allowed. There is plenty of close parking and very large clean restroom facility. The pavilion is very large in case of rain. This will be a great time to enjoy a picnic with all of our close bonsai friends who have the same passion for the Art of Bonsai and a chance to pick up a great deal on bonsai trees and items.

BSOB will be providing hamburgers and hot dogs for the picnic. They will also be providing dinnerware, cups, ice and drinks.  Please bring your favorite covered dish or desert to share.

A bonsai auction consisting of any bonsai related item you may choose to bring will be held following lunch. The auction will include a live auction as well as a silent auction. The method of payment will be by check or cash only. We ask that members be limited to 10 items each in the bidding auction for the sake of time, but no limit of items will be placed on the silent auction. A 10% donation will be asked for all items auctioned to help cover the cost of the event. There will be no charge for the event itself.

A youth bring your own tree workshop featuring Mike Rogers and Jim Van Landingham will be held during the auction.  This is a great chance to take your favorite tree from home to the next level! The participant shall bring their own tools and tree for the workshop.   BSOB will provide wire for the workshop. If an individual youth has an interest in bonsai and does not have a tree, contact Donnie at bonsaidonnie@yahoo.com  before October 15 and Bonsai Society of Brevard will provide a beginner’s tree at no charge .

Schedule of events:

·         10:00-11:00   – arrival

·         10:00 – 12:00 – set-up volunteers are welcome, fun in the park, playground for children,  nature trail hikes, fishing, volleyball court

·         10:00-12:00 –  please bring items to be auctioned so the auction can begin immediately after  lunch,the earlier the better, this will give people a chance to check out items.

·         12:00-1:30 –     lunch

·         1:35-?         –     silent auction, live auction

·         1:45-3:00   –     The YOUTH  bring your own tree refinement workshop with Mike Rogers and Jim Van Landingham

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Bonsai Society of SW Florida – Annual Bonsai Show & Sale

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