MBS Officers & Chairpersons:

President: Jay Albright
Executive VP: Rich Helminiak
Representative of Chicago Botanic Garden: TBA
Past President: James Fairchild
Vice President Programming: Richard Besetzny
Vice President Special Events: Larry Stephan
Treasurer: Phil Troy
Membership: Lorraine May
Recording Secretary: Robert Wright
Member at Large: Ivan Watters
Member at Large: Tony Welninski
Member at Large: Eva Hernandez-Thomas
Assistant Editorial: Gail Thompson
Librarian: Eileen Michal
Editorial: Susan Babyk
Public Relations: vacant
Social Chair: vacant
Prairie State Representative: Dan Turner

Interested in serving on the board? Feel free to talk to a board member at the next general meeting. We are always looking for a few good folks to help out!


Mission Statement
From the By-Laws of the Midwest Bonsai Society
As ratified by the members June 1,1998

Article 2: OBJECTIVES
The objectives of the Society shall be the following:

  • To promote interest in and the enjoyment of Bonsai
  • To assemble and make available information on the culture of Bonsai
  • To acquaint Bonsai fanciers with one another
  • To encourage and promote the formation of Bonsai groups throughout the Midwest