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COVID Protocol

By consensus, all board members will be wearing masks to protect the health and safety of our fellow members at our meetings. The board respectively encourages all attending members to wear a mask during the meeting.


Join Us At Our Monthly Meetings

In normal times, our monthly meetings occur on the second Sunday of every month at 10:30 am, and are held in the Meeting Room, at the Elks Lodge, located at 1705 Manzanita Ave, Chico, CA.  

Monthly meetings cover a wide range of topics, from plant cultivation, soil mixtures, fertilizer and pest control to creative styling and staging of specimen plants.

Our members and presenters bring unusual, unique plants not often available elsewhere.

Our plant round table features members’ bonsai plant material accompanied by an informative discussion of their local cultivation requirements and pearls of wisdom by our local plant experts.

Our meetings are finished off by a raffle and silent auctions of common and not so common bonsai plant material.


    About Us   

We are a non-profit organization whose intent it is to promote the appreciation, knowledge, and cultivation of Bonsai through education, publicity, display and any other means which would advance the Art of Bonsai.

Established in Jan 14, 1976 by a core of 11 enthusiasts we have grown to 40 plus members hailing from Chico and the surrounding communities.

We conduct monthly meeting, put our bonsai on display once every spring, and hold other social events throughout the year.



CBS Board Members

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Ruben Rodarte



Leo Martinez

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Mike Mittia

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Vice President


John McDonald

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Carol Crljenica

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Janet Weidel

Show Chair


Pat Gilmore

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Social Media 


Scott Schneider

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Theresa Martinez

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Board Member


Brad Jenks


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