September Meeting: The Three, er The Two Amigos Ride Again
Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
The Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive Milwaukie OR
Announcements: 6:45pm - 7:00pm
Program 7:00pm - 9pm:
What? Excuse me? What do you mean the three amigos do not ride again? Oh, they did ride but one fell off his horse.
Okay, I hope I have not lost you yet and still have your attention. For those of you who have witnessed the Three Amigos before, you know who they are and what they do. For those of you who do not, here is a quick history: The Three Amigos are: Dennis Vojtilla, Greg Brenden and Lee Cheatle. Unfortunately, Dennis is unable to ride with us at our next meeting. In fact, he does not even have horse but of course neither does Greg or Lee. Okay enough digression. At our September 25 General Meeting, both Greg and Lee will be taking turns feeding you information. Greg will be reviewing NW Native White Pines and Lee will be reviewing Shimpaku Junipers.
This style of program has been received very well the past 3 times we have done it and we hope you will find it informative. Hope to see you amigos there.
Hospitality: 6pm – 9pm: Thank you to the 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 – 6:45pm: 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 at 6:45pm. 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.
Help Desk (Question & Answer Table) 6pm - 6:45pm: Your bonsai questions answered. Feel free to bring a tree for which you need advice.
Show & Tell Tables 6:30pm - 9pm: 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 trees they want to sell. The silent auction allows you set a 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 the tree 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!
Vendor Tables 6pm - 6:56pm & 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
Portland Bonsai Supply – Steve Leaming (email@example.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!