“I have about 150 bonsais growing in my back yard.” – Cindie Duke Bonomi
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Newsletter – Cindie Bonomi, Josh Hagen
Spring Show Committee –
Bob Dietz- General info email@example.com
Louise Means- Junipers/privets/Japanese maples 412-400-5192 firstname.lastname@example.org
John Grant- -Evenings 412-242-6230
Dave Metzgar- Bannerdave@aol.com 412-956-2482
Dave Ruffaner- 724-297-5248 email@example.com
Tony Simonyi- Tropicals firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Stern- email@example.com