Every summer Bay Island Bonsai members are invited to Boon’s house for a barbecue. It’s one of the two most important events of the year – the other being the annual exhibit in January. The barbecue is a great opportunity to catch up with other members. The focus: planning for next year’s exhibit.
Morten at the flipboard
Morten has been doing a great job guiding BIB through the exhibit process from the very beginning. Together, we cover small but important topics such as when and where we will meet and who will load and unload trucks. We also discuss larger topics and outline goals for improvements. The main order of business, however, is finding leads for show-related responsibilities including photography, sales, auction, hospitality, front-door, security and docent program. Once the leads are selected, members sign up for show duties to ensure all of these areas are well staffed. We encourage this volunteering with food and sometimes ice cream.
Post-lunch coma – and yes, that’s Yusuke Uchida with the shades at center
After the meeting ended, we continued to talk about the show, wondering if there are more efficient ways of getting trees from the trucks to their displays or how best to identify material for the sales area. We also enjoyed the bonsai. Boon’s garden is full of super trees – more on that Friday.
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