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The Mark Youngdale Scholarship

The Minnesota Bonsai Society is excited to offer the 2021 Mark Youngdale Educational Scholarship. On Saturday, August 22, 2020, MBS hosted a benefit for former MBS member Mark Youngsdale. MBS members donated money for bonsai items that were donated by Mark’s widow, Linda Youngsdale, and former MBS member Jeff Aldridge. In return for this gracious donation, Linda wanted proceeds to benefit the continuing education mission of MBS.
Scholarships created from these funds will be open to MBS active members who seek to increase their bonsai craft by attending an MBS workshop(s), training provided by MBS, or a convention elsewhere. The scholarship recipient will then share their experience and new knowledge with the club with a presentation via an article and/or discussion at one of the club’s general meetings.

A minimum of three board members, voted into office the year scholarships are awarded, will choose the scholarship winners. There will be four $250 scholarships awarded and the recipient(s) will have two years from the award date to use the scholarship. MBS members wishing to apply for this scholarship will complete an application.

Contact MBS Workshop Chair, David Weiss with any questions at mbsorg.vp2@gmail.com

General Scholarship Information:
There will be four $250 scholarships
Scholarships awarded to current MBS members (two years or more) in good standing in the society. Scholarship recipients agree to present to MBS in written or presentation format to a general meeting the education received from the scholarship dollars (i.e. workshop attended, convention, etc.)

Applications for Scholarships:
Information about the scholarships will be published on the MBS website and introduced at several MBS meetings.
Round one applications will be accepted through June 31, 2021
A three board member panel will choose two round one winners by August 1, 2021.

Round two applications will be accepted through November 30, 2021
A three board member panel will choose two round two winners by February 1, 2022

Applicants will email their application to mbsorg.vp2@gmail.com
Scholarship recipients will have two years from the date awarded to use the money

Scholarship disbursement:
Scholarship recipients will receive half ($125) with paid receipt of the event
Scholarship winners will receive the second half ($125) upon delivery of the presentation of what was learned from the event attended (i.e. a report on the convention attended)

Scholarship winners will not be allowed to use the money for the purchase of tools, soil, pots, trees, or other materials individual from a direct connection to a workshop

Fill out the application below and email back to David Weiss at mbsorg.vp2@gmail.com


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Board Meeting – January 2021

Minutes MBS Board MeetingJanuary, 2021Zoom Video Meeting Click to open January meeting minutes 2021 >>
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Portulacaria Afra Study Group

David Weiss In this video six members of the Minnesota Bonsai Society talk about the Portulacaria Afra (elephant plant, dwarf jade, speckboom). The PA Study group talks about if the PA is legit as a bonsai, soil, water, basic care, and resources to many other PA enthusiasts where you can study more about this amazing […]
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Board Meeting – November 2020

Minutes MBS Board MeetingTuesday, November 24, 2020, 7-9 pmZoom Video Meeting 2020 Board Members :PresentDave Weiss, PresidentCarol Novak, 1st Vice President Tim McCarthy, 2nd Vice President Eric Lampland, Treasurer Stan Tenenbaum, Secretary (joined at 730pm) Dale Krueger, Director AbsentMichael Knoll, DirectorAudry Huang, Director Jumi Kassim, Director Guests A regularly scheduled meeting of the 2020 Board […]
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Board Meeting – October 2020

Minutes MBS Board MeetingOctober 27, 2020Zoom Video Meeting(Two documents Provided) 2020 Board Members : PresentDave Weiss, PresidentCarol Novak, 1st Vice President Tim McCarthy, 2nd Vice President Eric Lampland, Treasurer Stan Tenenbaum, Secretary AbsentMichael Knoll, DirectorAudry Huang, Director Dale Krueger, Director Jumi Kassim, Director A regularly scheduled meeting of the 2020 Board was held on October […]
You must be a MBS member to view the rest of this article. If you are a member, follow the steps below. Click "Login" in top right corner of website. Your name and member number should appear when you are logged in. If your name appears, but the content is still not appearing, your membership may be expired. Follow these steps to activate: 1. Click your name in the top right hand corner 2. Then click "my membership" on the left. 3. Click renew or resubscribe to activate your account. If you are still having trouble logging in, please contact administrator@minnesotabonsaisociety.org. Thank you!