SJBBC Workshop
(Tuesday, February 26 7:30 PM)

Main focus of this month’s workshop is to work ondoor prizes for upcoming Spring Bonsai Exhibition.  Please bring your donation plants and tools.  John Kitagawa will arrange for plastic potsto place the trees that will be donated for door prizes.  Soil will be available for purchase.

TOBAN: Santa Clara members

Mammoth Bazaar XI

NO Beginner’s Workshop this month.  Instead of the Beginner’s Workshop, you areencouraged to take advantage of the GSBF Golden State Bonsai Collection-North’sMammoth Bazaar XI on Sunday, February 24, 10AM to 5PM.  It will be at the Lakeside Park Center, LakeMerritt, Oakland.  There will be lots ofvendors and demonstrations:  Mike Pageand Ruben Guzman will be doing the demonstration in the morning and LindsayShiba from southern California will be in the afternoon.  Kathy Shaner will be conducting  critique tours of the Collection-NorthBonsai and Suiseki Display Garden in AM & PM.  A ticket must be purchased for Kathy’s critique.

March Beginner’s Workshop

March Beginner’s Workshop is scheduled for March 17(Sunday) 1-4:00 p.m. at Gary and Takako Atkinson’s home at 527 Chynoweth Ave.,San Jose.


SJBBC Show Planning Meeting

The Food Committee meeting and the Show Planningmeeting were held on February 12th for our Bonsai Exhibition to be held onApril 6-7 with the setup on April 5. Harry Hirao from Huntington Beach will be doing demonstrations on bothdays, as well as workshop on Sunday morning from 8-12.

·  Initial arrangements forfood preparation were discussed and  theDistrict chairpersons will be contacting you for your help in various foodpreparation and other assistance.

·  Workshop with HarryHirao is planned for April 7 (Sunday) 8-12. Please contact John Kitagawa, if you are interested.

·  Plant ID needs to beturned in to John Kitagawa by March 31. Please identify all the plants and suiseki that you are planning toshow.

·  This year’s showcommittee Chairpersons are:                    
Show Chairperson                            YasuHayashimoto   
Setup                            JohnKitagawa
Reception                            CarlMorimoto
Plant Sale                            HelenMorimoto         
Publicity                            TsutomuHonma, John Kitagawa          
PA System                            (in-house)        

Overnight Security                            KenAzuma, Richard Otsuji,                            
                             Leighton  Horio                           
Benefit Drawing                            DonOishi, Isamu Oka       
Plant ID Label                            JohnKitagawa

We need lots of volunteers to help with thesecommittees, so please help out as much as possible.

Plant Donation
for Door prizes and Sale plants

Forthe Show, each member should donate 2 or 3 plants toward a door prize or forthe plant sale.  If you haven’t already,please start working on these now.  Thenext workshop on Feb. 26 is also dedicated for this purpose.

2002 Dues Are Past Due

San Jose Betsuin Bonsai Club are dues for 2002 is overdue.  If you have not yet paid the dues,please   send a check made out to “SanJose Betsuin Bonsai Club” to Mrs. Ruth Ishizaki at 2018 Yorkshire Way, Mountain View, CA 94040.  It is $20 for single or $25 for a couple.








24        GSBC-NorthMammoth Bazaar XI at the Lakeside Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave,Oakland.  Hours 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.   Demonstrations by Mike Page, Ruben Guzmanand Lindsay Shiba.  KathyShaner will conduct critiques. Benefit drawings, consignment sales, and a large vendor area.


26            SJBBCWorkshop.  Multi-Purpose room at7:30 p.m.  Toban: Santa Clara


MARCH 2002


2-3       GSBFSpring Board Meeting at Ramada Inn, 13070 S. Hwy 33 at I-5, Santa Nella.All board members and committee chairs are expected to attend.  Any interested members of GSBF member clubsare welcome.


12            SJBBCBoard Meeting.  Multi-Purpose roomat 7:30 p.m.


17            Beginner'sWorkshop.  From 1:00 p.m. – 4:00p.m. at the home of Mr. & Mrs. GaryAtkinson, 527 Chynoweth Avenue, SanJose.  (408) 227-0644


21-24            CaliforniaBonsai Society 45th Anniversary Exhibition and Conference "Expressionof Honor" at the Burbank Airport Hilton, 2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank,CA.   Featured headliners are John Naka and special guest Hatsuji Kato.


26            SJBBCWorkshop.  Multi-Purpose room at7:30 p.m.  Toban: San Jose #1


APRIL 2002


6-7       SanJose Betsuin Bonsai Club 32nd Annual Spring Exhibition at the San JoseBuddhist Church Betsuin, 640 N. Fifth Street, San Jose.  Hours Saturday 12 Noon – 5 p.m. and Sunday11 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Demonstration at 2p.m. both days by "Mr. California Juniper", Harry Hirao from Huntington Beach, CA.  Door prizes.  Plants,pots, tools, soil, and accessories sales.


20-21   CherryBlossom Festival 35th Bonsai and Suiseki Exhibition in San FranciscoJapantown at the Radisson Miyako Hotel. The San Jose Betsuin Bonsai Club willhave 5-6 tables for display with 7 other clubs.  Demonstrations on Saturday by Warren Clark and on Sunday by Dr.Seiji Shiba.  Members are encouragedto participate and assist.


28        SanJose Nikkei Matsuri at Fifth and Jackson, San Jose, CA.  Featuring artists, crafts, food,demonstrations, dancing, music and taiko drummers.  9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.