Club News for Nov. 13, 2012

Photo provided by LOWELL TILLEY -- Louisiana Bonsai Society meeting -- Jim VanLandingham, right, visits after speaking to the Louisiana Bonsai Society on Oct. 16. With him is club member Howard Merrill.
Photo provided by LOWELL TILLEY -- Louisiana Bonsai Society meeting -- Jim VanLandingham, right, visits after speaking to the Louisiana Bonsai Society on Oct. 16. With him is club member Howard Merrill.

Bonsai Society hears VanLandingham

Jim VanLandingham, bonsai specialist at Old Florida Bonsai Nursery in Vero Beach, Fla., led a workshop for the Louisiana Bonsai Society on Oct. 16.

VanLandingham spoke on what it takes to make a good-looking bonsai, then assisted club members with improving their bonsai.

The next monthly meeting will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the Baton Rouge Garden Center. Guests are welcome. Contact Lowell Tilley, (225) 241-2396.

Nu Gamma Omega has financial seminar

Nu Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority held a seminar on financial, retirement and estate planning on Sept. 29. James T. Simm, a financial adviser with Ameriprise Financial Services, spoke on the basics of financial planning, estate planning, and unexpected changes to financial situation, protection of assets and retirement planning.

Gwen Etienne is economic security chairwoman. Vice President Chandra Stacie gave greetings. Doris Broden thanked Simm on behalf of the chapter.

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