Category: President’s Column

President’s Column – October 2021

Cheryl A Sykora, MBS President


November general meeting will be an introduction of the slate of board candidates for 2022.  We are still missing a program’s chair for 2022.  It isn’t too late to volunteer for the position.  If you are interested in planning programs but don’t want the whole responsibility, see the request to join a programs committee separate from this and volunteer.  Remember that an organization needs volunteers to do the work to function.

President’s Column – January 2021

David Weiss, MBS President

Parting Thoughts:

Just the other night, I had the chance to meet with five other bonsai enthusiasts to have a Zoom round table discussion about the Portulacaria Afra, also known as the elephant plant or the little jade, that originates from Africa. We started what may become a regular PA study group. Now there is a lot of rumbling in the bonsai community about the PA, and whether it’s accepted as a bonsai species, but this group of MBS members

President’s Column – June/July 2020

David Weiss, MBS President

Summer Time Fun with More Time on Our Hand?

Welcome to summer MBS! I hope this column finds you healthy and that you’ve found the silver lining within bonsai during COVID-19. That lining for me has been the ability to work on my trees more than past Springs.

President’s Column – April 2020

David Weiss, MBS President

Hello Minnesota Bonsai Members. It is with a heavy heart that I type this month’s president’s column knowing that our world has turned upside down. Covid 19 has created some pretty unprecedented life style changes for the world, not just our bonsai club.

President’s Column – February 2020

David Weiss, MBS President

It is time to leap into a new bonsai season. And this year we get one extra day to get ready for an amazing year. Soon members will be taking some of their trees out of the cold frames for a quick repot, then putting them back into the cold frame to finish out the dormant season. Being completely honest here, I might just be one of those members.