Golden State Bonsai Federation
Annual Club Membership

The Golden State Bonsai Federation offers programs that promote the Education and Art of Bonsai including an grants and scholarships, workshops, and demonstrations by local and visiting bonsai masters, permanent Bonsai Collections in Northern, Central and Southern California, and an annual Bonsai Rendezvous each autumn. Plus, for an additional fee a low-cost insurance policy is offered to GSBF member clubs as a supplemental benefit. For more information about these benefits please click this Annual Club Membership PDF document link or contact Dodie Newman by email at dodienewman@gmail.com.

Golden State Bonsai Federation
Club Liability Insurance

Golden State Bonsai Federation offers member clubs three affordable insurance policies:

  • General Liability Insurance
    Covers your club for claims for third parties, i.e., club members are not covered, involving bodily injuries and property damage resulting from your products, services or operations. As well as coverage to properties in which you rent to perform your operations. The policy also includes defense coverage. Should you wish to cover club members, please purchase volunteer accident insurance.

  • Directors and Officers Liability Insurance
    Protects directors and officers against lawsuits alleging breach of fiduciary duty. Our coverage limit for Directors & Officers is One Million dollars.

  • Club Member and Volunteer Accident Insurance
    Provides funds, maximum benefit of $25,000 per claim, to assist with insurance deductibles and other medical related costs as a result of injuries occurring to club members and volunteers while performing work related to bonsai club operations or participating in club sponsored events.

This insurance program is one of the many advantages which you receive by being a member of GSBF. For more information about the General Liability Coverage, Directors & Officers, and/or Volunteer Accident Coverage that GSBF offers, please click this Liability Insurance PDF document link or contact Dodie Newman by email at dodienewman@gmail.com. Any application for one or more policies postmarked after March 10, 2022 will be subject to a single late fee of $50 (except new members).