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FoBBS & FNBC Annual General Meeting
Sunday 15th March, 2015

Please find here the Accounts and Reports for this years’ Annual General Meeting being held in the Louden Suite at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, commencing at around 11.00 a.m.  An Agenda for the meeting is also available here.

The meeting will follow the FNBC Bonsai Boot Sale taking place that same morning in the Botanical Gardens car park.

You will have been in receipt of the notification of this meeting a few weeks ago. If you have not yet done so, could you please confirm, either via myself (mkhughes567@btinternet.com) or the FoBBS Secretary, Judith Davison (judithkdavison@msn.com), as to whether you or a representative of your society will be attending?

If no-one is able to attend from your society, could you please let me know if you wish someone would take your proxy vote. This could be a member or representative from another society attending the A.G.M. or alternatively, myself as Chairman of FoBBS.


Malcolm Hughes
Chairman, FoBBS.


A Message from the Chairman of FoBBS

I am addressing this to all who were members in 2014, hoping that if you have not already done so, that you will be renewing for 2015.

We have our first committee meeting of the year on 1 February and will be planning for the Annual General Meeting of 15 March combined that day with The Bonsai Boot Sale at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens (see attachment).

Following the sudden death of Ray Ward (Vice-Chairman of FoBBS) and of the emigration to Australia of Tony Allen (former Chairman of FNBC), nominations are open for those interested in standing for places on the committees. For further details, potential nominees are welcome to contact the FoBBS Chairman, Malcolm Hughes either by phone 0121 378 4837 or e-mail mkhughes567@btinternet.com  Documentation for member societies is on the 'Members Page'

AGM documentation can be found here

Accounts and Reports will be sent following approval at the Committee meetings in early February.

Promoting Member Societies:
Currently, FoBBS incorporates an Events Calendar on its’ website, www.fobbsbonsai.co.uk and this is updated on a monthly basis. Many societies make use of this as an opportunity for notifying people of events, notably shows, that they are putting on.

As a service, separate from the Events Calendar, FoBBS is now planning to offer member societies a means of enhancing their profile. This can be achieved by offering you the opportunity of providing feedback to visitors to our website by providing a brief written report together with images of your event after it has taken place. This should be a means of promoting future events your society may have planned.

If you wish to take up this offer, please send your event report plus images to the FoBBS Administrator, Kath Hughes by e-mail to mkhughes567@btinternet.com   In order to edit images, please send these in J-Peg format, approx 1 MB in size. These will then be posted on the website.

Malcolm Hughes,
Chairman, Federation of British Bonsai Societies.

Coach trip to the Noelanders’ Trophy

‘Chrissie Leigh-Walker of the Southend Bonsai Society is arranging a coach trip to the Noelanders’ Trophy this coming February, (Friday, 13th – 16th) .

For those interested, there are still a few places available’.  More details here

Bonsai World

Supported by FOBBS - the Sussex Bonsai Group,

Bonsai World 2015 at K2, Crawley.

8 & 9 August 2015

It is expected to attract trees from Europe and all parts of UK.

Demos – Kevin Willson, Paul Finch.

Many traders.

Contact: Tony McKenzie am.pm@talktalk21.com
Tel.01293 773149

Half Price Sale of Bonsai

Robert and Stella Hore of the Japanese Garden & Bonsai Nursery in St Mawgan, Cornwall are selling their thousands of bonsai at half price to bonsai people. 

Their website is www.thebonsainursery.com and further details can be had on 01637 860116 or email: rob@thebonsainursery.com


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