“I have about 150 bonsais growing in my back yard.” – Cindie Duke Bonomi

Membership Information

The yearly membership fee is $30 for individuals and $40 for families and it runs from January through December. You can ask for a membership form at a meeting, or download the PDF below and mail to the address listed.

Mail checks made payable to the Pittsburgh Bonsai Society and mail to:

Pittsburgh Bonsai Society
P.O. Box 8236
Pittsburgh, PA  15217

Click Here to Download the Membership Form

No prior knowledge or experience is necessary to feel at home at a PBS meeting, as the society is made up of experts and beginners, with all levels of expertise in between.

Meetings range from lectures and slide shows to demonstrations and hands-on workshops of various techniques necessary to successfully grow and enjoy bonsai. The PBS not only uses its own members’ expertise to present programs, but also schedules guest lecturers/demonstrators from other areas of the country to enhance our knowledge. Special events include the PBS Spring Weekend, scheduled in early June, which features a display of members’ trees. Various workshops and demonstrations are scheduled throughout the weekend, and bonsai plants and supplies are available for sale. The Society also hosts an annual family picnic and a holiday party.

Educational opportunities include not only the informative meetings, but also evening classes, weekend workshops, and a lending library available to Society members. For more information simply attend a meeting and see for yourself.

2019 Officers & Committee Chairs

President -Chris George
Vice President – Josh Bynak
Secretary – Mike Stern
Treasurer -Ed Baginski
Publicity Chairman – Bob Deitz and Dave Metzgar
Past Presidents – Bob Grealish, Bob Dietz, Dave Metzgar, Dan Yobp, Terry Monroe
Web Content – Dave Metzgar  bannerdave@aol.com
Newsletter – Cindie Bonomi, Josh Hagen
Spring Show Committee

PBS Mentors:

Bob Dietz-  General info  dietz4771@gmail.com

Louise Means-  Junipers/privets/Japanese maples  412-400-5192  alady51@gmail.com

John Grant-  -Evenings  412-242-6230

Dave Metzgar-  Bannerdave@aol.com  412-956-2482

Dave Ruffaner-  724-297-5248  karamatsuen@aol.com

Tony Simonyi-  Tropicals   mistermoyogi@yahoo.com

Mike Stern-  mstern55@comcast.com

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