President's Welcome

President's Message

BCI President, Glenis Bebb

BCI President, Glenis Bebb, Australia


As newly elected President of BCI, I find myself overwhelmed with the messages of support. I just hope that I can live up to your expectations.

I am well supported by Helen Su our new First Vice President, Nikunj Parekh Second Vice President, David DeGroot as Secretary and a team of dedicated volunteer Board Members. Our Bonsai & Stone Appreciation Magazine improves with each issue thanks to the Editor Joe Grande and all of the contributing authors and advertisers. We are constantly looking for new authors, so if you feel you have something to offer please submit via the website or contact Joe direct.

The BCI website is being constantly updated with new features. Check out the resource section for tips on styling and judging bonsai, selecting and exhibiting stones and much more.
You can also enter your bonsai or stone for Tree or Stone of the Month. We have recently relaunched the International Instructors register and you can submit your application to be listed on the Website.  If English is your second language see if your country flag is displayed on the footer of every page and click on a flag for translation. Check this out and please give us some feedback.

Our next Convention, BCI Beyond Borders, followed by a post convention tour, will be held in Makati, Manila from the 17th to 20th March, 2016. You can find more information at:

I look forward to catching up with many of you there.

BCI is not about me, as President, it is about everyone who contributes to make BCI a truly great International Organization. This includes you as BCI Individual members or members of Member Clubs. Without your ongoing support we would not have an organization. Thank you one and all. Please let us know how we can improve our members’ services and what you want from BCI.

Please feel free to contact myself or any other BCI Director. You will find our contact information in Bonsai Magazine and listed on the website, About BCI/Officers.

Click here for membership information.


Glenis, President

Bonsai Clubs International