Minutes of the April 11, 2021 meeting of the Michiana Bonsai Study

Present:    Larry Benjamin, Diane Buday, John Deguara, John DeMaegd, Betty Foltz, Jack Foltz, Mary Hesser,

       Bruce Kennedy, Craig Kirkwood, Steve Moore, Ted VanderBeek, Wanda Walker and Al Whitfield

Location:    Home of Larry Benjamin


The day featured scattered showers so we met in Larry's garage. Almost all of us had trees that needed work so we kept busy

repotting and pruning our trees. About three fourths of the way through the meeting most of us took a break to enjoy the

snacks provided by Mary Hesser. The main business of the day included announcements of upcoming activities. Steve Moore

told us of the Cherry Blossom Festival (virtual) presentation on May 16. He also invited us to come to the Ft. Wayne club's

spring show the previous day, May 15, from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM at the Ft. Wayne Botanical Conservatory. And, also at the

Conservatory on June 19 Steve announced that Mark Fields, American Bonsai Society president will present a program on

bonsai display. Larry mentioned that this program should be helpful to prepare us to exhibit trees at this summer's Wellfield

Botanic garden bonsai show which will be held on July 31 and August 1. Finally, we were also reminded that our club is

 invited to join the Ft. Wayne club for their annual auction and picnic which will be held on July 17 this year.