Chico Bonsai:

September Meeting 

Who: Chuck Coate: Creating a Trident Maple Forest

What: 

Chuck Coate has served as past president of the CBS and is an avid bonsai enthusiast with decades of bonsai skills. The last two years Chuck has been on a bonsai sabbatical He will address our society on his Trident Maple Forest Bonsai and share the steps he used and that will help our members create a rewarding forest bonsai of their own.      

When:

  • 12 September 2021 10:30 am.  Our society welcomes all visitors who are interested in bonsai..!  

Where:

  • Elks Club around back.

Details: After Chuck's discussion, there will be Q and A time for our members. Time allowing, our society sensei will be available to bonsai members who bring their bonsai trees for tips on trimming and styling, advice. Win plant material, and a wide variety of bonsai paraphernalia at our raffle at end of meeting. Society store will be open for those members who would like a CBS labeled tee shirt, cap, apron or would like to order a polo shirt or engraved name tag.

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COVID Update

By consensus, all board members will be wearing masks to protect the health and safety of our fellow members at our next meeting on 12 Sept 2021. The board respectively encourages all attending members to wear a mask during the meeting.

See the Chico Bonsai Society Display at the Butte County Fair 26th-29th August

 
 

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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President

 

Ruben Rodarte

Treasurer

 

Leo Martinez

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Secretary

 

Mike Mittia

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Vice President

 

John McDonald

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Refreshments

 

Carol Crljenica

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Photography

 

Janet Weidel

Show Chair

 

Pat Gilmore

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Social Media 

 

Scott Schneider

Raffle

 

Theresa Martinez

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Board Member

 

Brad Jenks

 

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