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Cape Bonsai Kai January 2017 Newsletter

From the President

Dear CBK Member,

I would like to thank the Committee for all the preparation they did for the show and particularly the Show-master, Kobus and our Secretary Frik.

The show of course revolves around the concept of "many hands make light work" and I would particularly like to thank everyone who helped set up the show and assisted with the break-down. It all went very smoothly. Thank you to all members who did duty and demonstrations at the show. I hope everyone enjoyed the show and got to know your fellow members a bit more. Thanks also to the judges- an essential component of our show.

The feedback I have received is that the Bonsai was of a very high caliber and the variety excellent. There were also many new bonsai on show which is very pleasing. The number on display 112.

I would like to wish all members and their family a happy family festive season from the Kai committee and may the New Year 2017 see your bonsai collection grow.

Kind Regards

Hennie Nel

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