Next Meeting:

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive Milwaukie OR

 

Program 7pm - 9pm :  Our speaker this month is Owen Reich (click here for bio). While he has a broad background across the bonsai spectrum, Owen's interests are especially focused on American deciduous and broadleaf evergreens. Come to hear this entertaining and innovative Bonsai expert discuss deciduous trees.

Hospitality: 6pm – 9pm:  Thank you to Patty Myrick and gang for tasty goodies & coffee at our meeting each month. All members can (and are ENCOURAGED TO) bring their favorite goodies to share.

BSOP Library 6pm – 7pm: Our librarian, Barbara Devitt, is ready to help you find the book you are looking for. The library is located at the back of the stage in the main meeting room and is closed after 7pm. Please check out return and books at the library desk located in the vendor area.

Formal Display 6pm – 9pm: Each month a formal bonsai display featuring some of the exquisitely refined trees owned by club members is provided opposite the check-in desk.  This display shows the desired goal in bonsai, when trees are entered in a formal show or competition.  The display includes accessories such as stands, accent plants and scrolls. This month features two displays by Dennis Vojtilla.

Help Desk (Question & Answer Table) 6pm - 7pm: Your bonsai questions answered.  Feel free to bring a tree for which you need advice. 

Show & Tell Tables 6:30pm - 9pm:  Since many of our trees are still asleep, this month we will feature indoor bonsai trees.  If you have something special to share with the club please bring it for the  Show & Tell table and fill out an information card.

Silent Auction 6pm - Break: This is a great way for members to bring in a tree (or tees) they want to sell.  The silent auction allows you set your own minimum bid.   From each sale, you will receive 80% of the proceeds from the winning bid (20% to the club) and if the tree does not receive a bid or meet your minimum, you get it back.  Of course you can always just donate your tree to the club for auction which would be much appreciated!  If you want to include a tree in the auction, please bring it to the meeting as close to 6pm as possible. Bidders, please note that after the close of the auction the cashier will not be ready to take your payment until the auction results have been tallied (30 minutes).  Sellers will receive their proceeds within a few weeks.

Raffle 6pm - meeting end:  Your 1st ticket is FREE when you pick up your name badge.  Additional tickets are available for purchase at $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.  Tickets will be sold before the meeting and during the break.   Check your numbers on the winner’s board at the end of the meeting before leaving. Your donations of trees, pots and other items are ALWAYS needed and appreciated!  This month the raffle proceeds benefit our BSOP General Fund.

Vendor Tables 6pm - 7pm & break:   Vendor Tables are available to ALL members who would like to sell trees & products.  Please email Lime Allen  BY MONDAY 1/23 to schedule table(s).  There is NO CHARGE for up to 2 tables.

Please call or email the specific vendors below to pre-order needs:  

Daybreak Gardens - Donna Burnett  360-687-5641

Wee Tree Farm - Dan White, (dan@weetree.com)  541-452-3156

Rose Society fertilizer – Bill Hettick (bhettickco@comcast.net)  503-936-5629  Pre-order only - $17 per 20 lb. bag

Portland Bonsai Supply – Steve Leaming (stevenleaming@gmail.com)   Akadama, Aluminum & Copper Wire & tools

Doors open at 6pm so come early and see what’s exciting at BSOP.  

Your assistance with setting up the meeting (5pm) and resetting the room following the meeting is always appreciated!