Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Intermediate Study Group (for signed up participants) 6:00pm-7:15pm
Program: Dave DeGroot 7:30pm

Dave DeGroot, Former curator of the Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection (which included tending the collection of more than 120 trees, managing the facility, and operating an educational program that included approximately 20 lectures and several special exhibits annually), noted lecturer, author of two outstanding bonsai books and one of the original members of GNOBS (and former president) under the tutelage of Vaughn Banting will do a lecture and demonstration (topic to be determined)!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Intermediate Study Group (for signed up participants) 6:00pm-7:15pm
Program: Silhouette Show and Lecture on How to Prepare Your Trees for a Show 7:30pm
The Silhouette Program is a study of branch ramification and evaluation of plans for further development of our deciduous bonsai. Bring in a deciduous tree for display and discussion. There will also be a lecture on preparing your bonsai for showing in advance of our Spring Garden Show participation.
Bonus: There will be a door prize raffle for all dues paid members

Thursday, February 21, 2019
Azalea Study Group 7:00pm
(Subsequent Azalea study groups are March 28 and May 16 – same place and time)
Jefferson Parish East Bank Regional Library
4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie, LA 70001
Free species based study group. Sign up at the regular meeting or contact Randy Bennett for more information.

Friday, March 15, 2019
Intermediate Study Group (for signed up participants) 6:00pm-7:15pm
Program: Brussel Martin 7:30pm
Brussel Martin, bonsai artist and owner of Brussel’s Bonsai will be visiting to do a lecture/demo on black pine in the bunjin style.

Saturday, March 16th, 2019
Brussel Martin Black Pine Bunjin Workshop 8:00am
Brussel Martin will conduct a workshop on Black Pine in the Bunjin style. Sign up sheets will be available at the meetings. Cost of the workshop (which includes tree) is $140. Workshop is full.

Saturday, April 6 & Sunday April 7
Mark your calendars for our club participation in the Spring Garden Show at City Park.
Information and volunteer sign up sheets will be available at the meetings.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Intermediate Study Group 6:00pm-7:15pm
Program: How to Select Material for Bonsai 7:30pm
GNOBS President Randy Bennett will lecture (with examples) on how to evaluate and select the best raw material for bonsai.
Bonus: Nursery stock material used as examples will be raffled off at the end of the meeting.

May
To be announced

June
To be announced

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Intermediate Study Group (for signed up participants) 6:00pm-7:15pm
Program: Johnny Martinez Competition 7:30pm

All members are asked to bring in their best trees (limit 2) for a friendly competition. All members present will get 3 votes for their favorite trees. The 3 trees with the most votes will be displayed at the Auction. Auction attendees will vote for their favorite tree from the 3 for the Johnny Martinez award. We ask that you not bring in a tree from a workshop done in the past year. Even if you are a beginner, we would very much like to see your best tree. Some of our most experienced members will provide a constructive critique.

Friday, August 17, 2019
Annual GNOBS Auction
Auction Setup and Donations Accepted – 12 Noon – 4:00pm
Viewing of trees and other auction items – 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Auction – 6:00pm – 9:00pm

September
To be announced

October
To be announced

November
To be announced

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Program: Annual Christmas Party 7:30pm Bring your spouse or plus one and your favorite covered dish (side dishes, entrées, desserts) for our annual potluck Christmas party. The club will supply a ham, beverages and plates/utensils. Everyone attending gets a free raffle ticket for door prizes.