May 2020 events (meeting and Annual Show) canceled …

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Because of the COVID-19 situation, effective Mar-18th, Olbrich Gardens has suspended all public access and any scheduled classes or meetings … no date for resumption of activities has been determined yet.

therefore we   WILL   NOT   have a meeting of the Badger Bonsai Society on
Thursday May-14-2020.   

Similarly, the Annual Show of the Badger Bonsai Society originally scheduled
for May 16 and May-17-2020 has been canceled.

Agenda of May activity (you need to do this on your own):

  • if you did not have a chance to participate yet in our April-activity, the deadline has been extended to May-28th … see a document to allow you to rank the Japanese collection of the National Bonsai Museum.
  • on-line slide show of Derek’s recent visit to Omiya Bonsai Village in Japan …
    hopefully with Derek’s narration or commentary included  … is going to be deferred to June meeting or website posting
  • have you reviewed any favorite blogs and videos that are bonsai-related … let us know so we can compile your favorites for collection on website

May-2020 BBS Newsletter … needs PDF reader

As an aside, the National Bonsai Foundation plans a series on activities
for World Bonsai Day, on Saturday May-9th.

Originally started to honor Bonsai Master Saburo Kato’s mission for peace through bonsai, World Bonsai Day is a cornerstone of the bonsai community. Perhaps more than ever before, this day finds meaning and necessity in our lives. To mark this occasion, the National Bonsai Foundation is preparing a plethora of festivities for you to experience online.

On May 9th, the National Bonsai Foundation homepage will be completely dedicated to all things #WorldBonsaiDay2020! Just visit www.bonsai-nbf.org and enjoy video greetings, special interviews, trivia, private collection tours and so much more!

Best and Safest wishes to all our members and followers !!!

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Wayne (updated May-8th)
Badger Bonsai Society

April 2020 meeting canceled … but we will still plan some April activities for you

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Because of the COVID-19 situation, effective Mar-18th, Olbrich Gardens has suspended all public access and any scheduled classes or meetings until at least April-30th …

therefore we   WILL   NOT   have a meeting of the Badger Bonsai Society on Thursday April-9-2020.

Agenda of April activity (you need to do this on your own):

  • Wayne has prepared a document to allow you to rank the Japanese collection of the National Bonsai Museum, as we did with the North American collection at the February meeting. This will give you plenty of time to perform a personal ranking, and submit to Wayne (via the website Contact Us form by April-27th) … then, we can review the ranking at a BBS meeting in May — or at a minimum in the May newsletter … we will still need your individual participation and feedback though.
  • on-line slide show of Derek’s recent visit to Omiya Bonsai Village in Japan …
    hopefully with Derek’s narration or commentary included  … is going to be deferred to May meeting or website posting
  • review blogs and videos and compile your favorites for collection on website

Apr-2020 BBS Newsletter … needs PDF reader

Best and Safest wishes to all our members and followers !!!

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Wayne (updated Apr-7th)
Badger Bonsai Society