November 2016 Newsletter

The big news this month is that Conejo Valley Bonsai Society Editor David Whiteside won first place in the newsletter competition at the Golden State Bonsai Federation’s 39th annual convention in Sacramento last month. As you all know, David launched a redesigned version of the newsletter in January this year, a project that he initiated several years ago. First prize in the large newsletter category included $50 worth of raffle tickets, with which he won two beautiful bonsai pots. He will be bringing them to our November meeting so we can all see them.

Thank you David for your years of effort!

We had a change to our October program. Ken Fuentes did a demonstration/workshop, which became an audience participation event in designing Ken’s olive tree. This was done differently than usual, as there were open discussions at all points of the tree’s development. Every clipped or wired branch position was understood and agreed upon by…

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