1973

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.

Some of the events of the year included, Allan and Fayne Olson presenting the club with information about their business, Wee World Bonsai.  There was a field trip to the Minnetonka YMCA in June and Jack Nichols donated extra books to start the club library.  In April, Charles Bradley provided letterhead and in May name tags were printed.  IBC was held in Atlanta but the club didn't send any delegates.  In June the club displayed 17 trees at the Oak Knoll Church Flower Show and in October they displayed at the Dundee Nursery Center open house.