We were founded in the Autumn of 1962 by the efforts of twelve individuals: Paul Matsusaki (†), Edna Matsusaki, Leroy Fujii (†), Mary Bretlinger (?), Alice Feffer (†), Chet Hutchinson (?), Edward Jacobson (†), Bill Jamieson, Margaret Julian (†), Joan McCarter, Harry Roark (†), David Wright (†), and Elsie Andrade.
This society was one of the first twenty-five such clubs formed outside of Asia. Our objectives have always been:
|* to study, foster and encourage the enjoyment of the art of Bonsai,
* to assemble and make available information on the culture of Bonsai,
* to promote the collection and exhibition of Bonsai,
* to acquaint Bonsai fanciers with each other.
|We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We proudly have Membership in the American Bonsai Society and Bonsai Clubs International, and we are an Affiliate Club of the Golden States Bonsai Federation.|