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San Francisco Bay Area

Akebono Bonsai Club*
Meeting Day: 1st Friday 
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Palo Alto Buddhist Temple (Issei Hall) 2751 Louis Road, Palo Alto 94303
Club Contact:  Carl Yanari, President, 408-781-5937 Contact Email:  yanari@aol.com
Club Contact: Sue Ikebe, Secretary, 650-804-0385, Contact Email: sue.ikebe@gmail.com

Bay Area Bonsai Associates*

Meeting Day: Every 3 Months 
Time: 10:00 am

Location: Lakeside Garden Center at Lake Merritt, 666 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

Club Contact: Michael Culler, Treasurer, 916-248-6236 Contact Email:  retiredrockhunter2018@gmail.com 

Club Contact: Alise Offeman, Assistant Treasurer, 925-330-2991, Contact Email: ALacosse@gmail.com

 

Bay Area Satsuki Aikokai*
Club Website:  www.satsukiazaleabonsai.org
Meeting Day: 4th Thursday – no meeting January, May, July, August, November & December 

Time: 6:00PM

Location: Lakeside Garden Center at Lake Merritt, 666 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

Club Contact: Ron Reid, President, 925-997-4446 Contact Email:  ronreid221@gmail.com

Club Contact:  Darren Wong, 707-315-5492 Contact Email:  sohjuen@aol.com
 

Bonsai Society of San Francisco* 
Club Website:  www.bssf.org 
Meeting Day: 2nd Thursday
 Time: 7:00PM

Location: San Francisco County Fair Bldg (Recreation Room), 1199 9th Ave. San Francisco, CA 94122

Club Email:  contact@bssf.org


Club Contact:  Christian Werk, President

Club Contact:  David Scheltema, Vice-President

Club Contact:  Joe Eichenhofer, Secretary

 

California Shohin Society

Meeting Day: Shohin Seminar Biannually

Location: Santa Nella, CA
 Club Contact: Gordon Deeg, President, 650-325-2729, 650-619-3187
Contact Email: gdbonsai90@gmail.com
 

East Bay Bonsai Society*
Club Website: www.eastbaybonsai.org
Facebook:  @EastBayBonsaiSociety
Meeting Day: 2nd Wednesday
Time: 7:30PM

Location: Lake Merritt Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

Club Contact: Beverly Martinez, President, 925-437-2347
 Contact Email: martinez_bev@yahoo.com
Club Contact:  Addison Galambos, Vice-President,  650-495-9342  Contact Email:  barcalod@gmail.com

Electric Termites Bonsai Club*

Meeting Day: 1st Sunday
 Time: 9:00AM

Club Contact: Kathi Page, President
 Contact Email: drjin@aol.com


 

Kusamura Bonsai Club*

Club Website: Kusamurabonsai.org

Meeting Day: 3rd Friday (no meeting in August)
 Time: 7:00PM


Location: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Club Email: info@kusamurabonsai.org


Club Contact: Hal Jerman, Treasurer, 408-568-779, Contact Email:  hjerman@sbcglobal.net
Club Contact:  Michael Greenstein, President  Email: Michael.greenstein@comcast.net

Membership Contact: Lynne O'Dell, Vice President  Email: lynnemo@gmail.com

Midori Bonsai Club*

Club Website:  https://www.midoribonsai.org 
Social Media:  Midori Bonsai Club - Facebook
 Meeting Day: 1st Thursday
Time: 7:30PM

Location: Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, 15040 Union Ave, San Jose, CA 95124

Second Meeting Day: 3rd Thursday (workshop)
 Second Time: 7:30PM

Second Location: Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, 15040 Union Ave, San Jose, CA 95124
Club Mailing Address:  Midori Bonsai Club, P.O. Box 24097, San Jose, CA
Club Contact: John Thompson, Treasurer, 408-966-6220, Contact Email: jtbonsai@gmail.com

Club Contact:  Jack Christiansen, President, 408-280-7539, 

Contact Email:  jackchristiansen@sbcglobal.net

 

San Jose Betsuin Bonsai Club*
Club Website:  www.sanjosebonsai.com  Meeting Day: 2nd Tuesday
Time: 7:30PM
Second Meeting Day:  4th Tuesday Time:  7:30PM

Location: San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin, 640 N. 5th St (the Annex), San Jose, CA 95112

Club Contact: Paul Dominic, President, 408-839-4486, Contact Email:  ravisop@yahoo.com
Club Contact:  Carl Morimoto, Vice-President, 408-296-7660 Contact Email: morimotoc@sbcglobal.net

 

San Mateo Bonsai Club*

Meeting Day: 1st Friday 
Time: 7:00PM
Location:  San Mateo Japanese American Community Center, Gardener’s Hall, 503 E. 5th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401
Second Meeting Day: 3rd Friday
Time: 7:00PM Location:  503 E. 5th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94402
Contact Email:  sanmateobonsaiclub@earthlink.net

Santa Cruz Bonsai Kai*
Club Website:  www.santacruzbonsaikai.com
 Meeting Day: 3rd Saturday
 Time: 10:00AM - Noon
Location: Live Oak Grange Hall, 1900 17th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062


Second Meeting Day: 2nd Wednesday/Workshop (Members Only)
Second Time: 7:00PM


Second Location: Aptos Grange Hall, 2555 Mar Vista Dr., Aptos, CA 95003Club

Contact: Michael Nelson, President, 831-229-3241 Contact Email: nelson3m@sbcglobal.net

Club Contact: Elaine Sugasawara, Secretary, 408-839-2616,
Contact Email:  scbksecretary@gmail.com

Sei Boku Bonsai Kai, Inc.*

Club Website: www.seibokubonsaikai.org
 Meeting Day: 4th Wednesday
 Time: 7:00PM
Location: San Mateo Garden Center, 605 Parkside Way, San Mateo, CA 94403
Club Email:  seibokubonsaikai@yahoo.com
Club Address:  PO Box 4463, Foster City, CA 94404


Club Contact: Jerry Carpenter, President, 408-823-9525
Contact Email:  jcsf1090@comcast.net
Club Contact: Randi Keppeler, Treasurer, 650-773-5119 Contact Email:  seibokubonsaikai@yahoo.com


Yamato Bonsai Kai*

Club Website: www.yamatobonsai.org
Social Media:  Facebook.com/yamatobonsaikai 
Meeting Day: 2nd Saturday
 Time: 10:00 am

Location: Eden Japanese Community Center, 710 Elgin St, San Lorenzo, CA 94580

Club Contact: Michael Butler, President, 510-917-3592 
Contact Email:  mbutler639@gmail.com 
Club Contact:  John Forsman, Treasurer, 510-825-7449 Contact Email:  caffeinekid@msn.com

 

*Member of Golden State Bonsai Federation

 

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