Could 2024 Replace | Santa Anita Bonsai Society

Subsequent Assembly: Could 11, 2024

LA Arboretum- Palm Room


Could’s assembly might be a BYOT (carry your individual tree), or no matter you need recommendation, assist, or simply want to complete prepping for the present. FYI – this might be a superb time to moss your show gadgets, so the moss has a little bit time to settle in. That is additionally a chance to carry issues you’re serious about utilizing, and getting recommendations or opinions earlier than making remaining choices in your show(s).

For questions and data please contact Bryan Nicholson at [email protected]

Santa Anita Bonsai Society

Bonsai Pocket book

In preparation for our upcoming present, native bonsai grasp Lindsey Shiba might be becoming a member of us, to debate and workshop show choices.
Plan to carry the tree(s), accent(s), stand(s), and different gadgets you’re contemplating displaying at our Could present, and play with us to search out the best choice(s).
This might be an interactive assembly—come ready!

President’s Message

Greetings Santa Anita Bonsai Society!

As the brand new president, I needed to take this chance to supply our honest thanks to each Dave and Lorraine for his or her years of tireless service and work to maintain our membership functioning.
Whereas they don’t seem to be leaving, they’re within the technique of taking a well-deserved alternative to get pleasure from simply being members.
Be part of me in saying thanks!

I need to say thanks to all these membership members who stepped ahead and volunteered to be a part of the management of our membership, taking up the work of creating our assembly and actions succeed.
Be part of me in welcoming:
Vice President (& Program Chair): Anthony Aguirre
Secretary & Badges: David Melitz
Membership Chair: Sue Prepare dinner (w/ Lorraine Miles)
Hospitality Chair: Manuel Dizon
Raffle Chair: Becky Villasenor (w/ Mike Kelly)

We’ve a couple of positions which can be nonetheless needing individuals. I invite you to consider being a part of your membership.
It’s only after we all step up and assist out that our membership thrives.
Web site Supervisor
Publication Editor

When you’ve got any thinking about being extra concerned in your membership, let me know, and we will chat about how one can be extra concerned.

As your new president of Santa Anita Bonsai Society, I needed to take this chance to introduce myself to those that have no idea me, and remind people who do who I’m.
My title is Thomas Bryan William Nicholson – most bonsai individuals name me Bryan, although at this level in my life, I are likely to reply to simply about any of them.
I started my official bonsai journey again in 1994 as a wee highschool scholar.
Previous to that, I used to be a gardener who was attempting out all types of issues (I used to be a child, I used to be studying – and nonetheless am).

I’ve been on boards since I used to be 18, beginning as VP for Shohin (now defunct membership) the place I deliberate programing.
I chaired the Bonsai-A-Thon following Ted in 2000, in addition to serving on a couple of different native membership boards.

A local Texan, I’ve spent most of my life dwelling between there and right here, so the occasional y’all is to be anticipated.

I sit up for assembly all our members within the coming months, and please be at liberty to succeed in out and say howdy.

In different membership enterprise, now could be the time to be taking a look at your bushes and begin planning what you need to present at our annual present this coming Could 24~27, 2024 (over Memorial Day Weekend).
Anthony is planning numerous packages over the subsequent few months that can assist us all be higher ready to point out our bushes, and have a extremely nice present.

Thanks to everybody that has been concerned in retaining our membership going, and I sit up for working with you all to proceed that legacy.

You’re welcome to succeed in out and speak to me both by way of electronic mail or telephone/textual content:
[email protected] or


“Thank You” to our Raffle Donors

  • Ted Matson
  • Becky Villasenor
  • Dave Miles
  • Jim & Helen Barrett
  • YS Farn
  • Jerry Banuelos
  • Anthony Aquirre
  • Mike Kelly

57th Annual Present Info and Signal UP

Now could be the time to resolve what you need to present at our upcoming exhibit.
You’ll be able to observe this QR code (see hooked up e-newsletter or use hyperlink under) to sign-up and tell us what you need to present,
and if you need to volunteer to workers our present.
Paper copies might be out there at our
subsequent assembly. (URL:

Final Month’s Assembly Highlights- Feb 2024

Final month SABS hosted Ted Matson as our program chief.
Ted reviewed the bushes members introduced, and supplied each rapid critique in preparation for our upcoming present, in addition to providing insights for the longterm well being and improvement of bushes.

One key takeaway I realized—when making use of moss to your tree, paint it with a slurry of worm castings; it will present the moss with vitamins within the transition, in addition to offering a moisture reservoir with out affecting the underlying soil.

Upcoming Occasions

Friendship By means of Bonsai at Shisei-En — April 20, 2024 (Chino)

San Diego Bonsai Membership, Spring Present—April twenty seventh & twenty eighth, 2024 (Balboa Park, San Diego)

Chino Bonsai Membership, Fourth Annual Present – Could 4th & fifth 2024 (San Gabriel)

Dai Ichi Bonsai Kai, Annual Present—Could eleventh & twelfth, 2024 (Gardena)

Santa Anita Bonsai Society, Annual Present—Could twenty fifth ~twenty seventh, 2024 (Arcadia)

You’ll find all of the Northern California reveals on GSBF’s web site.

2024 Month-to-month Assembly Dates

April 13—Show & present preparation

Could 11— Membership Assembly (Program TBA)

Could 24—Present Set Up

Could 25-27—SABS Annual Present

June 8— Membership Assembly (Program TBA)


Our snack desk is simply nearly as good as our members—and the scrumptious snacks all of us carry to share!

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