January 2021 Club Meeting

Wednesday, January 13

11:30 a.m.

ProgramWORLD WAR BONSAI: REMEMBRANCE and RESILIENCE

Guests Are Welcome!

Feel free to invite Friends, Family and Neighbors to this program. Newcomers is a fun social club and everyone is invited to check us out!

Please email RSVP for the meeting to: rsvp@newcomersclubofgreaterseattle.com



Club Meeting

  • 11:30 a.m. Social time in chat rooms
  • 11:50 a.m. Helena Puche, President
    • Welcome
    • Introduce guests
    • Announcements, updates, remarks
    • Introduce program
  • 12:00 p.m. Presentation of virtual program, featuring
    • Kathy McCabe, Executive Director, Pacific Bonsai Museum
    • Aarin Packard, Curator, Pacific Bonsai Museum
    • Shayla Miles, Program & Development Manager, Pacific Bonsai Museum
  • 12:35 p.m. Questions/answers/discussion
  • 1:00 p.m. Raffle drawing* (Purchase tickets by 10:00 a.m. prior to the start of the meeting.)
  • 1:05 p.m. See your email to take a short survey after the meeting.

World War Bonsai: Remembrance and Resilience

Aarin Packard, museum curator, leads our inspiring video tour of this groundbreaking exhibit at the beautiful Pacific Bonsai Museum in Federal Way, WA.  We’ll hear some of the incredible stories of the Japanese-American citizens, and discover the beauty, strength and resilience of this ancient cultural practice — in Japan and in the United States, from the pre-war WWII period, through wartime, amid incarceration, and at peace.

Developed for us, this presentation will explain WWII’s effect on Japanese Bonsai.

The presentation will be followed by questions and answers.

What is Bonsai? Read more about the museum Pacific Bonsai Museum


* Raffle Prizes

Our two beautiful raffle prizes this month are kumihimo necklaces generously donated by members.

Kumihimo is a traditional Japanese artform of making braids and cords. Literally meaning "gathered threads", kumihimo are made by interlacing reels of yarn, commonly silk, with the use of traditional, specialized looms.



Questions? Email: meetings@newcomersclubofgreaterseattle.com


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