The president for 1973 was Milton Gebert.  Vern Weeks served as First Vice President, Virginia Bradley as Secretary, Franklin Petri as Treasurer and Del Schei as Correspondence Secretary.  A new board position was established this year, Mary Wilson served as Librarian.  In March, Vern Weeks gave a presentation on Soil and Soil Mixtures and in April, Vern and Milt brought trees to show and talked about containers.  The May meeting was a Q&A on bonsai-related problems and in June Roy Lindstedt presented Bonsai Related Photography.  At the September meeting, Ken Ellis presented  slides of the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens and Vern Weeks  showed pictures of the D Hill Nursery Show in Dundee, IL along with 80 slides from BCI with narration.  October featured a presentation by Karen Blees about Native Trees as Bonsai and the November topic was conifers by Del Schei.  The December meeting adjourned early due to bad weather.