September 1, 2012
We have several exciting things happening this month!
Honolulu Sept 1-3: Invite to Hawaii Bonsai Association’s Annual Bonsai Display and a one-day workshop.
VIBC Members and bonsai enthusiasts of all skill levels are invited to attend two separate workshops given by Mel Ikeda, Bonsai Master and President of the California Bonsai Society.
Tuesday September 4th from 5pm-8pm, Kahului Jodo Mission. Mel’s demonstration will be followed by a potluck dinner and informal social. Members are asked to bring a potluck dish.
Wednesday Septeber 5th from 10am-1pm, Kahului Jodo Mission. This event is a Bosai critique session followed by a brown bag lunch social. Attendees are invited to bring in their Bonsai for critiquing and developmental guidance given by Bonsai Master, Mel Ikeda. Attendees are asked to bring their own lunch and Bonsai.
Mel Ikeda, 68 started learning Bonsai as a child from his father whom had the first Bonsai nursery in Orange County – Ikeda’s Bonsai Garden. Over the years he has studied under Bonsai Masters, including John Naka, Harry Hirao, his Father-in-Law Frank Nagata, as well as Kenji Miyata of Japan.
Mr. Ikeda is currently the President of the California Bonsai Society, which was formed by John Naka. He is also the Executive President of Nampukai Bonsai Club in California, which consist of a select group of students taught by Bonsai Master, John Naka. If anyone would like, Mel Ikeda is willing to visit members’ Bonsai collections in the afternoon, by prior arrangement. Please call Trillium Seafyre on 808 446 2844 to arrange this.
Saturday, September 8th from 10am-1pm, Kahului Jodo Mission: The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui (JCSM) will be holding its quarterly meeting and a beginner bonsai workshop. The workshop is free for all JCSM and VIBC membres and $5 for non-members. The meeting is open to the public. Those interested in reservng a bento lunch are asked to call Priscilla Yamamura at 283-4253 or 442-3009 by September 5. For more information about JCSM, visit www.jcsmaui.com.
We have a very important meeting coming up on Tuesday, September 11th. It will be held at the Kahului Jodo Mission from 6:30p.m. until 8:30p.m. This month’s program is going to be our Final In-House Pre-Fair Show, club shirt distribution, and finalizing our fair scheduling/planning/classes.
Please see the calendar below for the remainder of 2012. If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to call me at 442-2132.
Sara Maxwell- President
Tuesday, September 11th: Final In-House Pre-Fair Show, last fair scheduling and work day
October: Fair & Classes
Saturday, October 13th: Second Kepaniwai Park Clean-Up: 9:30am-11:30am, RSVP Pricilla 283-4253
Tuesday, November 13th: Fair Review & 2013 Planning/Vote of Officers
*Japanese Cultural Society – Maui