Photo by  Brian Lonstad

Photo by Brian Lonstad

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

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The Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive Milwaukie OR

Announcements: 6:45pm - 7:00pm

Program 7:00pm - 9pm:   Wack n Chat is back! Bring your tools and a healthy tree or two and be ready to meet and greet your bonsai peers. All trees are welcome no matter their age so long as they are free of disease. Be ready to learn from and about other members of BSOP.

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 librarians, Barbara Devitt and Karen VunKannon, are 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 Just inside the Trillium room entrance.  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:   Good opportunity to purchase needed bonsai supplies such as pots, tools, soils and plants.  Vendor Tables are available to ALL members who would like to sell trees and bonsai products. Vendor set-up between 5:30pm and 6:00pm.  Please email Reid Parham BY MONDAY prior to the monthly meeting at the latest to schedule table(s). HOWEVER tables are limited by availability, so it’s best to contact Reid early.

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

Daybreak Gardens - Donna Burnett  360-687-5641

Portland Bonsai Supply – Steve Leaming (   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!