NEW TALENT CONTEST 2017 AT EBA 2017 AND NOELANDERS TROPHY, GENK, BELGIUM
There were 14 contestants from 14 countries who competed for the title EBA New Talent winner for 2017 at the highly successful EBA Convention and Noelanders Trophy at Genk Belgium. This occurred on Saturday, 4 February 2017. All contestants had similar junipers of a good quality to work on, with 3 hours to transform the trees.
The winning tree for 2017 was No. 14 from Italy. The tree representing UK was No 2, styled very creditably by Duncan Heild of North Staffs and Stoke Bonsai Society who was placed fourth.
Important information for all FoBBS Member Societies
The FoBBS membership renewal form for 2017 is below for access. Renewals are required before the Annual General Meeting of 12 March 2017 to be held at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Road. Birmingham. May I remind you that if you take FoBBS insurance the year ends on Dec 31st and your insurance is not valid beyond that point. To ensure continuity of insurance be sure to renew before Dec 31st/ Jan 1st. 2017.
Membership and insurance rates remain unchanged for the next year. The insurance rate is impossible to better and it is an excellent policy.
Chairman, Federation of British Bonsai Societies.
5 December 2016
The 2017 membership form can be found by clicking here
FoBBS Annual General Meeting and Boot Sale
May I draw your attention to the FoBBS Annual General Meeting, taking place at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens on Sunday, 12th March 2017 at 11.30, following the Bonsai Boot Sale organised by the Friends of the National Bonsai Collection at the same venue. Details of the meeting together with membership forms will be sent out to societies during the latter part of November. This mailing will also include nomination forms for both the FoBBS and FNBC Committees.
Of the current committee, many have given of their time for some years. We are looking additional members to take on specific roles or at least assist with specific tasks involved in the running of an organisation. None of this is arduous - in fact, people find it enjoyable and rewarding. We are looking for volunteers; anyone interested, please contact me before the end of November and I will be happy to discuss what is involved. We need new blood – we cannot carry on forever!!