Oh Ted, Oh Ted,


            Would there be a Hawaii Bonsai Association today if you and your fellow cronies had not founded the Hawaii Bonsai Association in 1972?


            Where would the state of art of bonsai in Hawaii be today if the Hawaii Bonsai Association had not been formed to promote the art of bonsai?


            Would the Hawaii Bonsai Association have the prestige and recognition it enjoys today if you had not promoted bonsai at the local, national and international levels?


            Would there be a Kaneshiro Tropical Conservatory at National Bonsai and Penjing Museum at the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C., without your fundraising efforts?  The tropical greenhouse is a feather in the cap to bonsai in Hawaii.


             Would the Hawaii Bonsai Association have its close bond with the Nippon Bonsai Association without your close contacts with the members of that organization?


             The (implicit) responses to the above questions just point the importance you have helped bring to this small organization known as the Hawaii Bonsai Association.  The members of the Hawaii Bonsai Association appreciate all you have done for the association and for bonsai in Hawaii.


             Ted, Arigato Gozaimasu for all you have done for bonsai in Hawaii, nationally, and internationally.


Warren Yamamoto, president   (March 26, 2014)


                For more information about the Hawaii Bonsai Association, please visit its website at:  HawaiiBonsaiAssoc.org

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