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Cape Bonsai Kai March 2017 Newsletter

From the President

Dear CBK Member,

The water crisis continues and hopefully everyone is keeping their bonsai flourishing while been mindful of the water shortage.

The Kai AGM takes place on the 16th March and I look forward to a good attendance.

Our annual prize giving will also take place, rewarding those that participated in our December show, and the opportunity to lay your hands on the trophy or rosette which you have been waiting for. Snacks will be served at the conclusion of the meeting.

The AGM is an opportunity for you as members to either stand for the committee or vote for committee members that you think will be able to enhance the Kai and allow the Kai to reflect what you as members want from the Kai.

If nothing else attend the AGM to show support for the existing committee

It is important that members pay their Kai fees before the AGM. It is not fun continuously sending reminders to members to pay fees!

We will be having our end of year function on Saturday 4th March and judging from the attendance it is going to be very festive.

Congratulations to Terry Erasmus who has “launched” his international demonstrating career in the Congo, where he is doing a pine workshop. Well done Terry.

Bonsai Focus has launched a Golden Concave Photo award, having selected the top 14 bonsai photos, we can now vote for a winner, who will win a trip to Japan. Tobie Kleynhans’s wisteria has been selected and it will be great if we can have a South African winner.

Vote at: https://www.bonsaifocus.com/en/award

Kind Regards

Hennie Nel

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