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About the Society

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This American Larch, by Phil Malhiot was chosen by visiting artist Andy Smith for the Best of Show Award at the 2016 Prairie State Bonsai Society bonsai show held at the Morton Arboretum.

Club Mission:

Our mission is to promote the practice and art of bonsai tree care through an exchange of experience and knowledge at meetings and workshops.

How to Become a Member:

To become a member print out and fill in this membership application then mail a check, along with the membership application, to: Prairie State Bonsai Society, PO Box 2634, Glen Ellyn, Il. 60138-2634.
Or better yet, come to a meeting and hand deliver your check and membership application.
See News & Events for meeting information

Membership Fees:

Annual memberships (join now for membership thru March):
eMail version—Individual $30.00, Family $35.00
Print/mail version—Individual $40.00, Family $45.00

Meetings:

Meetings are 7:30 PM on the 1st Wednesday of each month, February to December at the College of DuPage (COD), Glen Ellyn, IL.  See News & Events for specific room locations. Visitors are welcome. At least one presentation or demonstration at each meeting, often from visiting Bonsai masters. Demonstration trees are raffled at the meeting.

Club Events:

We sponsor three events:

  • Club picnic and show at the Japanese Gardens in the Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva.

  • Club show at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle.
  • Holiday party in December.
  • See News & Events for details

Member Benefits:

  • Established network of fellow bonsai enthusiasts from beginner to expert.
  • Guidance and assistance in developing bonsai skills from expert club members.
  • Monthly newsletter of events and bonsai articles.
  • Monthly meetings with interesting informative programs.
  • Borrowing rights from the PSBS library of books, magazines and videos.
  • Opportunity to use PSBS Grow Plot for training trees.
  • Earliest opportunity to register for club workshops.
  • Volume discounts, when available, on bonsai conventions attendance fees.
  • Periodic access to bonsai supplies at volume prices through club purchases.
  • Club logo merchandise

Honorary Members

Ross Clark, Ivan Watters, and Ben Oki

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