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05/14/2015
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


Check out a few photos snapshots from the 2014 Magical GourdFest
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  A message from our President, Ellen Tatum   
All Patch Leaders please let Ellen know if you want to purchase photo CDs from this years show-they are $5.00 each plus shipping, so we recommend sending to one person to distribute at the next patch meeting you have.  (Postage is almost the same for 1-10 or so CDs)

Check out the page of photos from our GREAT 2014 GED.
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President's Message - May 2015

I know that we have a lot of Gourd Members that have not renewed their membership and this is just a reminder that we would like to have you back and attending the upcoming Gourdfest. Tina Handrop is working on classes and should have them posted by the end of May. We still have several openings for teachers and if you are interested please contact Tina Handrop as soon as possible. 

Gourdfest Information - I have contacted Sam of Tropical Delights to again prepare our dinner for us Saturday night and he has agreed to have a menu available very soon. Dates of the Gourdfest are September 26th and 27th. We plan to have an Auction on Saturday night so please plan to stay.  

We need volunteers to help with the following: Competition, set up of the competition area, placing the competition pieces, signing in of the gourd pieces, and putting on tags. Market Place- Pricing of all donated items and setting up the market place. Vendors dinner: Please bring a dish for the hospitality room and the vendors dinner and volunteer to help set up the dinner.

As of this message the following are our vendors for the show:
Blue Whale Arts, Sunshine Carving, The Gourd Pile, Front Porch Gourds, Ga. Basket Weavers, Griffin Art Association, Judy Wilson- Coiling Supplies, and Hot 'Lanta Patch.  

We can't have the Gourdfest without helping hands so please make a commitment to help. 

Posted on the Website is an Amendment to our by-laws about voting for the future. Please read and be prepared to vote as soon as the request has been posted for 30 days. We will send out notifications of the voting procedure as soon as the 30 days have expired.

Thanks for your participation
Ellen Tatum - President Georgia Gourd Society

A message from the President; The following motion has been made- 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