June-2020 meeting … no physical meeting … doing a virtual meeting …

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Although the COVID-19 situation stay-at-home has relaxed, there is still a restriction on the size of meetings at Olbrich Gardens … (I think it is less than 10 people)

… therefore  we   WILL   NOT   have a meeting of the Badger Bonsai Society on
Thursday Jun-11-2020 at Olbrich Gardens  

However, we are going to “meet” via a virtual meeting on that night and time, using the free Zoom web client … but a single virtual meeting cannot go longer than 40 minutes .. so we will have a couple sessions.  Meeting details will be mailed out to BBS mailing list recipients.

Agenda of June activity:

  • intro to Zoom
  • review Derek’s recent trip to Japan and Omiya Bonsai village
  • review World Bonsai Day activities
  • Tim pics of recent Juniper chinensis Mint Julep styling
  • other member “shares”

Jun-2020 BBS Newsletter … needs PDF reader

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

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Wayne (updated Jun-7th)
Badger Bonsai Society

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