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									                                                        APRIL
                                                      NEWSLETTER
                                                           Volume #12 Issue #4
                                               SCHEDULED MEETING
                                                    WILL BE
                                                     9:00 A.M.
                                                  APRIL 14, 2012
                                           MEET AT H&F IMPORTS 4401 SW 92 AVE Davie, FL
                                                           954-472-0958
                                               City of Sunrise Parks & Leisure Dept
                                                    6800 Sunset Strip, Sunrise, FL
                                                          954-572-2287
                 www.goldcoastbonsai.com


PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

April brings us... a field trip, and
hopefully not to many spring
showers! For those of you who want
to know where to get bonsai material,
here is your chance to visit one of our            PRESIDENTS MESSAGE CONTINUED

local vendors and shop with your           as well as a little competiveness, but
fellow club members. It’s always           in the end our two judges voted a
nice to get more than one opinion and      draw. All participants got to bring
some good advice on what to buy.           home their own tree. I was lucky
Our program last month, a "shohin          enough to win the bonus Button
styling competition", was a lot of fun.    Wood tree Ed included in the raffle.
We had two teams of five with five         As this was a very well received
trees for each team. Everybody had         program by all participants I am sure
their own tree to work on and team         we will have this program again
members collaborated with each             soon.
other on the individual trees. The         Last month I had the extreme
contest promoted camaraderie               pleasure of visiting Heathcote
                                           Gardens in Fort Pierce. If you have
not had a chance to get up there, I
highly recommend it. It is a quick
drive up 95 or the Turnpike and easy
to get to. They plan to make this an
annual event so I would look for it
next year. The modern design with
its winding pathways, sleek tree
stands and benches, guides you
through a tranquil bonsai garden              APRIL PROGRAM
setting. Reflecting pools and trickle                     By Ed Trout
ponds also add to the calming
experience. Everyone from Gold
Coast Bonsai Society and Broward           This month, by popular request, we
Bonsai Society should be very happy      have arranged an off-site meeting at
to know that the Bud Shafer Bench,       HF Imports. Andy Shi has
donated by both clubs, has a premier     graciously agreed to have our club
spot in the gardens with a beautiful     visit his new nursery and bonsai pot
Bougainvillea set right behind it. See   warehouse in Davie. Andy not only
the pictures below.                      has a huge inventory of bonsai pots
Don't forget to log on to the BSF web    of all shapes and sizes, but he also
site and check out the 2012              sells tools, wire, oriental accents, and
Convention schedule and goings on.       now has expanded to many varieties
You can also download a registration     of pre-bonsai trees, and even some
form there as well.                      larger specimen trees.

              Ben Liss                   Please visit his website at
                                         www.hfimports.com to find
                                         directions to his nursery. We will all
                                         meet there at 9am, possibly have a
                                         brief business meeting, and then
                                         "shop til you drop".

                                         This is the first "field trip" the club
                                         has taken in many years, so it should
                                         be an enjoyable morning.
Hope to see you there,

Ed


HEATHCOTE
        By Ben Liss




                         MARCH PHOTOS
                              By Bob Yarling
CLUB NEWS
AGAIN THIS YEAR, GOLD
COAST CLUB MEMBERS WERE
CHOSEN TO DISPLAY THEIR
REMARKABLE BONSAI
CREATIONS AT DISNEY
WORLDS EPCOT FLOWER AND
GARDEN FESTIVAL !!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

DAVID BARUCH
CHARLES MICHELSON
MIKE SULLIVAN
ED TROUT

PHOTOS FROM DISNEY
        BY ED TROUT
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
FINAL CALL –DEADLINE APRIL 1st
Dear Members of Bonsai Societies of
Florida:
The great American Bonsai Master, John
Naka is known throughout the entire world
as a wonderful teacher and a true
ambassador for bonsai. Did you know that
John was also the FIRST bonsai artist to
tour Florida over 40 years ago as a BSF-
sponsored speaker? John came
to Florida quite often, leaving those he
taught yearning for more and better
appreciating the Art of Bonsai. He was a
very important catalyst that propelled us to
where we are today. We owe him much!
The American Bonsai Society has created
a contest to honor John, and demonstrate
how much his influence shows in our own
trees. The John Naka Award is given every
year to an artist who displays the influence
of John’s teachings in the tree they have
created, a requirement requested by Alice
Naka, John’s wife. It is a very prestigious
award!
I know that there are many, many bonsai
trees in the State of Florida, created per the
requirements of this contest, by artists who
meet the criteria requested by the Naka                            Ed Trout
family. And because John had such roots
in the advancement of bonsai in Florida, I
firmly believe that we should have a
significant representation of work
submitted for this Award. Therefore, I
would request that each Bonsai Club in
BSF consider selecting a tree from its
membership to submit to this contest. The
details on submission, and requirements
are found next or also available on the
ABS website at www.absbonsai.org. If
there is any way I can help in this project,
or you have any
other questions, please feel free to contact
me at ficus@aol.com
I would really like to see Florida Bonsai
well represented at the 2012 John Naka
Award Ceremony in Denver.
Sincerely yours,




AREA BONSAI EVENTS                                  Saturday – April 14th – 9:00 AM
AND MEETINGS*                                       (Second Saturday of Month)
                                                    Gold Coast Bonsai Society
* ALL DATES AND TIMES STANDARD SCHEDULE             City of Sunrise Parks and Leisure Dept
                                                    6800 Sunset Strip, Sunrise, FL
PLEASE VERIFY WITH CLUB AS CHANGES MAY OCCUR
                                                    954-572-2287
Tuesday – April 3rd – 7:00 PM                       www.goldcoastbonsai.com
(First Tuesday of Month)
                                                    Wednesday – April 25th – 7:30 PM
Society of the Palm Beaches
                                                    (Fourth Wednesday of Month)
Mount’s Botanical Garden Auditorium
West Palm Beach, Florida                            Bonsai Society of Miami
www.bonsai-bsf.com/clubs/sites/bspb/                Pinecrest Gardens ( formally Parrot Jungle ).
                                                    11000 Red Rd. Pinecrest, FL 33156 .
Saturday April 21st – 11:30 AM                      www.bonsaisocietyofmiami.org
(Third Saturday of Month)
                                                    Saturday – April 21st 9:00 AM
Broward Bonsai Society,
                                                    (Third Saturday of Month)
Flamingo Gardens, 3750 South Flamingo Road, Davie
Classroom in rear.                                  Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida
www.browardbonsai.com                               SPALC Building,
6281 Metro Plantation Road (Off Metro Parkway between   Charles Michelson
Daniels Parkway and Colonial Boulevard),
Ft. Meyers, Florida                                     Treasurer – cmarch9976@aol.com
Contact Dorothy Schmitz 239-947-3552                    Jim Shannon
www.thebonsaiswfl.com
                                                        Secretary – jimthedude@gmail.com
Saturday – April 28th– 9:30 AM                          Ben Liss
(Fourth Saturday of Month)                              Membership-bonsaibliss13@aol.com
Lighthouse Bonsai Society
Boca Raton Community Center, 150 N.W. Crawford
                                                        David Baruch
Boulevard, Boca Raton                                   At Large – davidbaru@aol.com
www.lighthousebonsai.com                                Rita Rosenberg
                                                        At Large – riritobyrose@aol.com
                                                        Bob Yarling
                                                        At Large Alternet - bobby-y@comcast.net
PRIVATE SESSIONS                                        Tina T. Trout
                                                        Newsletter Editor – ficuslover@aol.com
Mike Cartrett 561-586-2541                              Todd Rohack
Mike Sullivan 954-432-1418
                                                        Technical Administrator
                                                        STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL
Ed Trout 954-432-8208                                            BONSAI LINKS
                                                        Bonsai Societies of Florida
                                                        www.bonsai-bsf.com
2011 GOLD COAST BOARD                                   Bonsai Clubs International
Ben Liss                                                www.bonsai-bci.com
                                                        The American Bonsai Society
President – bonsaibliss13@aol.com
                                                        www.absbonsai.org
Ed Trout                                                The National Bonsai Foundation
First VP – ficus@aol.com                                www.bonsai-nbf.org

								
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