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 Elections were held at the February 25, 2018 meeting and officers for the term 2018- 2020 are:

   President-              Bill Petterson 

   Vice President-      Wayne Warren

   Secretary-              Mike Taylor

   Treasurer-              Betty Lou Lages

   Member-at-Large- Dennis Hollidayoke

   Past President-     Barry Figard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Saturday February 29- Sunday March 1, 2020-  Exhibition and Workshop was at Maryland Home and Garden Show

   Located at 2200 York Road, Timonium, MD 21093.

Great feedback and lots of new interest in bonsai.

 

Sunday, February 23, 2020- Meeting and workshop was at:

   Valley View Farms, located at 11035 York Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030.

   Time- 12:00 Noon- 4:00 pm

   Jim Sullivan was unable to attend to discuss Chemicals and Fertilizers. 

 

Saturday February 1, 2020-  Barry's hard work provided a great opportunity to participate in an on-site dig for some nice maple trees. More than 20 members were able to dig up some great trees and had a great time.

 

Sunday, January 26, 2020- Meeting and workshop will be at:

   Valley View Farms, located at 11035 York Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030.

   Time- 12:00 Noon- 4:00 pm

   Jim Sullivan was unable to attend to discuss Chemicals and Fertilizers.

Saturday January 25, 2020-  Workshop was at:

   Bowman's Home and Garden, located at 100 John St, Westminster, MD 21157.

  Time- 10:00 am- 4:00 pm

  This was a well attended workshop and attracted lots of new interest in Bonsai.

 

Saturday, Dec 14, 2019-  Christmas Party was a great time by everyone and Dirty Santa gift exchange had lots of action- as            usual. 

Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019- Meeting and workshop was at the Miller Branch Library in Howard County,  located at

   9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042.

   1:00 pm- 4:00 pm

   George Wrede gave a presentation about the Selection of Bonsai Pots and there was a Pot Swap.  

Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019- Meeting and workshop was at the Miller Branch Library in Howard County,  located at

   9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042.

   1:00 pm- 4:00 pm

There was a Bonsai Exhibition open to the public and was well attended

 

Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019- Meeting and workshop was at:

   Valley View Farms, located at 11035 York Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030.

   Time- 12:00 Noon- 4:00 pm

 There was a Study Group presentation by Bob Mahler.

Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019- 

Meeting and workshop was held at:

   Valley View Farms, located at 11035 York Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030.

   Time- 12:00 Noon- 4:00 pm

Saturday, July 20, 2019- Workshop was at:

   Bowman's Home and Garden, located at 100 John St, Westminster, MD 21157.

  Time- 10:00 am- 4:00 pm

Barry's note:

  We are invited to be part of an all day event at Bowman's in Westminster Saturday July 20 from 10 to 4. There will be a lot of people coming by and we will be helping them with trees, doing demos, and displaying trees. These events are lots of fun and a great way to sharpen your skills and introduce people to Bonsai. Please let me know if you can help. You can if you wish bring trees to talk about or just tools to work on their trees. You can stay as long as you wish as there is no time limit for us, but don't think you have to stay the whole time. For me I feel these workshops really help you grow in the art and inspire you. We all get a bit flat and discouraged at times and this will elevate you to great heights....or at least motivate you somewhat. Thanks!! Please contact me if you can  participate.

 

Saturday, May 25, 2019- Meeting and workshop will be at the Bowman's Home and Garden Center in Westminster,  located at

   100 John Street, Westminster, MD 21157. (Click address for map)

   12:00 noon- 4:00 pm

There was a Discussion about Tree Design and Critique of Bonsai Trees by Arschel  Morell

Sunday, June 23, 2019- Meeting and workshop will be at the Miller Branch Library in Howard County,  located at

   9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042.

   1:00 pm- 4:00 pm

Jim Sullivan was unable do a demonstration of "Tree in Rock".  Arschel Morell stepped in and gave very informative presentation about Bonsai Tree Design.

Sunday, April 28, 2019- Meeting and workshop was hed at the Miller Branch Library in Howard County,  located at

   9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042.

   1:00 pm- 4:00 pm

The Discussion about Chemicals for Bonsai by Jim Sullivan was cancelled. Meeting and workshop was well attended.

 

Sunday, Mar, 24, 2019- Meeting and workshop was held at:

   Valley View Farms, located at 11035 York Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030.

  Time- 12:00 Noon- 4:00 pm

There was an Air Layering demonstration by Mike Taylor.

 

Sunday, Feb, 24, 2019- Meeting and workshop was held at:

   Valley View Farms, located at 11035 York Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030.

   Time- 12:00 Noon- 4:00 pm

   The  workshop included Soil Mixtures and Repotting.

Sunday, Jan 27, 2019- Meeting and workshop was held at the Miller Branch Library in Howard County,  located at:

   9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042.    1:00 pm- 4:00 pm

   There was a Wiring demonstration by Betty Lou Lages and George Wrede. Workshop was very well attended with                         over 35 members and guests.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, Dec 8, 2018

    Christmas Party was held at Tony's Hibachi and Japanese Restaurant located at1213 Liberty Rd, Sykesville, MD 21784

   Food was great and everyone enjoyed Dirty Santa

Saturday, Dec 1, 2018- Martha Meehan of Meehan's Minatures conducted a workshop- Tropical Bonsai in Winter. 

   Sponsored by Valley View Farms, located  at 11035 York Rd, Cockeysville, MD

   9:00 am- 11:00 am.

   Open to the public and well attended.

 

Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018- Meeting and Dig ($ 25.00 Charge and bring your tools for digging) was held at Dan Turner's Patuxent Valley Nursery, LLC in Howard County, located at: 6905 Mink Hollow Road, Highland, MD 20777.  12:00 Noon- Until...

Great participation and lots of happy diggers. 

 

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018- Meeting, workshop and Bonsai show was held at the Miller Branch Library in Howard County,               located at:            

   9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042. 

   12:00 noon- 5:00 pm. Note--- Bill  requested that members be there by 11:00 am for a brief meeting.

   Members brought trees to display. 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, Sept, 16, 2018   

   At Valley View Farms, located at 11035 York Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030.

  Time- 9:00 am- 11:00 am there was be a demonstration by Bob Mahler

  Time- 11:00 am - 3:00 pm there was a workshop about Plucking all Pines, and Fall/ Winter Prep Basics conducted by Bob 

   Mahler. The meeting and workshop was well attended and a lot of interest in Bob returning in the future for further                           presentations and workshops

 

 

 

 

   

 

Sunday, July 22, 2018-    George conducted a workshop about Boxwood Trees  at Valley View Farms, located at:

  11035 York Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030. George did an outstanding job and members are looking forward to putting his                suggestions into  practice. 

 

Monday, May 14, 2018- Maryland Bonsai Association Members participated in a one day workshop at the U.S. National                     Arboretum in Washington, DC. Renowned international instructor Mauro Stemberger worked closely with members in design, wiring, and styling their trees. The group was very complimentary about Mauro and his techniques. Everyone was excited and  is  looking forward to a session next year with Mauro. For those that were unable or could not attend, make this a priority  for the next workshop with Mauro next year.

   As part of his 2018 World Tour, Mauro will conduct a BYOT Workshop at Natures Way Nursery in June; and will also appear    at the 6th US National Bonsai Exhibition in Sept.

 

 

 

Saturday, April 14, 2018- Maryland Bonsai Association Members Bill Petterson and George Thoupos made a presentation and        Bonsai demonstration to The Baltimore Kawasaki Sister City Committee Annual Hanami  Outdoor Community Picnic at the          Middle Branch Park in Brooklyn, MD. The event was well attended. Bill and George were excited to make this presentation          and meet so many interested attendees.

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