Bulletin Board and Club News
Elections were held at the August 23 meeting and officers for the term 2020- 2022 are:
President- Wayne Warren
Vice President- Dennis Hollidayoke
Secretary- Gail Walker
Treasurer- Karen Singer
Member-at-large- Barry Figard
Past President- Bill Petterson
Special News Notice- Our close friend Owen Reich, who has conducted several workshops for many of our club members, was a victim of a serious tragedy on August 22, 2020. The building where he lived and business was located caught fire. Owen had to be rescued from the roof of this burning building. Owen was fortunate to escape with his life, but he has lost all of his personal effects, his business inventory, and his pet dog, Kuma. Other businesses were also destoyed, including a kennel housing other dogs. For more on the story visit this web page https://www.wsmv.com/news/one-man-rescued-from-roof-during-2-alarm-fire-saturday-night/article_cb3e1be6-e4f5-11ea-a204-f7e9c0611d2d.html. You can also watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3HSbykaAfc for more information.
Owen has been a great mentor and has made many contributions to the Bonsai community. He has lost everything he has worked so hard for, including many rare Bonsai Pots. A fund has been established to help Owen, and if you would like to join many other clubs and individuals who have made a donation, you can participate at:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/kirkland-warehouse-fire-relief. Any amount will help and please pass this information on to others.
Saturday, Sept, 15, 2018-
Elections were held at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens for the new officers for PBA:
President- Chuck Croft
Vice President- Alex Voorhies
VP/ Education- LeAnn Duling
Secretary- Aaron Stratten
Treasurer- Dennis Topper
Members of the Board include the elected Officers above and the President of each club.
Maryland Bonsai- Bill Petterson
Richmond- Randi Heise
Brookside- Matt Ferner
Northern VA- Aaron Stratten
Baltimore- Ray Mack