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Officers & Board of Directors
American Bonsai Society's, organizational structure consists of a board of directors, president, officers, executive secretary and journal editor. We do not have headquarters or an office. The Board of Directors (up to 25 in number) oversees the strategic direction and goals for the organization. The President is responsible for implementing the board's directions as well as overseeing the operations of officers and the executive secretary.
Click here to view the ABS By-laws.
Our Officers are responsible for keeping the organization moving forward. Their duties include developing educational programs, guiding the efforts of the annual symposium coordinator, recruiting members, recording the organization's business meetings, tracking and finding finances.
The Executive Secretary is responsible for the day to day tasks needed to keep the organization operating smoothly. This includes central registration processing and maintaining the list of members, responding to business inquiries, etc..
The ABS Journal Editor is responsible for layout, content, and timely publishing of the Bonsai: Journal of the American Bonsai Society, which is the most visible part of the ABS organization.
ABS Officers and Board of Directors
|President||Karen Harkaway||Moorestown, NJ|
|Vice-President||Cheryl Sykora||Hudson, WI|
|Executive Secretary||Barbara Bogan||Lynnville, IN|
|Treasurer||George Buehler||Prospect, KY|
|Past President||George Buehler||Prospect, KY|
Board of Directors
|Scott Chadd||Placerville, CA||2015|
|Karen Harkaway||Moorestown, NJ||2016|
|Helene Magruder||Indianola, IA||2016|
|Brussel Martin||Collierville, TN||2016|
|Cheryl Sykora||Hudson, WI||2016|
|Todd Schlafer||Denver, CO||2016|
|Mark Fields||Greenwood, IN||2016|
|Doug Hawley||Cincinnati, OH||2017|
|Andy Smith||Deadwood, SD||2017|
|Dan Turner||Naperville, IL||2017|
|David Easterbrook||Laval, Quebec||2017|
|Dave Hodgetts||Albany, NY||2017|
|Gary Wharton||Kennewick, WA||2017|
|Dave Bogan||Lynnville, IN||2018|
|John Denton||Montgomery, TX||2018|
|Cullen Mariacher||Altamonte Springs, FL||2018|
|Pauline Muth||West Charlton, NY||2018|
|John Wiessinger||Ithica, NY||2018|
Journal Editor - Robert King
ABS Website - Paul Stokes Email
ABS Advertising- Todd Schlafer
Newsletter Editor- Dave Bogan
ABS Executive Secretary
ABS Executive Secretary
PO Box 6
Lynnville, IN 47619, U.S.A
Telephone: (812) 922-5451