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We are the Pi Chapter of the American Gourd Society incorporated as a non-profit organization in the State of Georgia.  Our goals are to teach and inform all who are interested in the culture, use, history, and craftsmanship of gourds through our local patches, events, and annual Gourd Show

Presidents Message August 10, 2015

This is a Called meeting of The Georgia Gourd Society via e-mail as of August 5, 2015.  This meeting is called to pass a motion made by Karin Anderson and seconded by Charlotte Durrence.  

The motion reads as follows:
 Ellen, as we have had slow participation and less than optimal responses from some GGS members, I motion that we make an amendment to the By-Laws letting us vote to pass the budget and other pertinent things to the running of the society by a vote of 15 members or more with votes being sent to the President via e-mail.
> Sincerely,Karin Anderson

This motion was posted at the end of May on the Georgia Gourd Society and then was seconded by Charlotte Durrence via e-mail.

The motion to accept the amendment to the By-Laws which was posted on the web site has been voted on and passed by 18 of our members.  

Karin Anderson our secretary has a record of all votes.  This motion has been accepted by our members and will be posted on the website. The voting is now closed.

Link to the revised Bylaws and Constitution
2015 GourdFest was a GREAT success!  We had a huge turn out of competition pieces in all 3 divisions.  I want to extend a HUGE Heartfelt Thanks to Troy Tatum, our show Chairperson, He did an outstanding job putting together our festival this year, and a BIG thank you to Reggie the Competition Chair. Please click on the 2015 GourdFest tab to view a few pictures of our gourd winners.  To purchase a CD of all gourd completion winners contact Ellen Tatum they are $5 each.
The Georgia Gourd Society will be serving as Artist In Residence at the Georgia National Fair in Perry on Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10.
Report from the Nominating Committee
August 11, 2015 

We are now accepting any nominations until August 25 for the open GGS officer positions and would appreciate any input our members have on the matter. These positions will serve until 2017.  We will vote on Saturday night September 26 after the dinner.

The following members of the Georgia Gourd Society have been contacted by the nominating committee: 

Ellen Tatum, President, term expires 2015.  This position is open and if anyone wants to run please send me your nominations. If no one replies then she will remain as President if the society agrees..

Tina Norford, Treasurer, term expires 2015. Tina has served for 3 terms and has decided not to run for re-election
.Kathy Bird has agreed to run for the position of Treasurer

Karin Anderson, Secretary, term expires 2015
Karin has agreed to run for re-election.

Ann Touchton, Director, term expires 2015.  
Ann has agreed to run for re-election.

Tina Handrop, Director, term expires 2015.  
Tina has agreed to run for re-election. 

Gail Justus had agreed to run for election to the 
open Director position

Respectfully submitted, 
Sue Ingle