2013 Annual General Meeting

The President of the Bonsai Society of Victoria acknowledged and recognised a successful year for the Society at its Annual General Meeting on November 25.  Significant individual contributions were acknowledged through a Life Membership Award to Susan and the Frank Hocking Award to Sally.  Thank you for your contributions.  A very successful year was noted with a shift to a new venue, good attendances at the workshop, demonstration and styling review programmes, a great Annual Show with a native tree focus, a successful beginners workshop, effective Newsletter and internet communications and the Mauro workshops.  The majority of the existing Committee were re-elected for 2014 and one new Committee member was elected.  Welcome Kerry.

AGM in progress - refreshments waiting!
Great Prizes

To add some excitement to the evening, the Committee organised a tree identification competition with a few challenges included.  Members had to match the trees with their common and botanical names.  The winner identified 11 1/2 trees out of 15 and received the red ribbon hamper shown above.  If you would like to try your hand at tree identification, a few of the trees are included below.  Tree identities will be revealed in a future post.

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A very lucky member won the door prize and there was a prize draw for all those who had displayed trees during the year.
Following the AGM, members were able to catch up with other members and enjoy a great range of food and refreshments provided by members.

Members displayed several trees and some of those are included below.

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