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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

President’s Message
February 8, 2016

Happy Valentine’s Day
Don’t forget to send your very special people a valentine and please remember the older friends in your life as Grandmothers and Grandfathers don’t get these sweet little gifts. An Idea for you – use your gourd shards to carve hearts. If you have one please try the new Fili-Point Burr from Welburn Gourds. This new Burr makes wonderful clean heart designs and beautiful filigree. 

On a business matter for the society: The proposed budget has passed with votes recorded by our secretary, Karin Anderson and our membership Chairman Jane Bullou, certifying that the voting members have renewed their membership. If you haven’t renewed your membership please, please, do so as we need our members and I would love to see the membership number grow this year.

Ellen Tatum
President of Georgia Gourd Society

Link to the revised Bylaws and Constitution
2016 is here and time
To begin promoting our GourdFest

2016 GourdFest Rack Cards have arrived
The public is invited on September 24 & 25 and September 23 we will be open for early classes, vendor set-up, and receiving competition entries. Please to be there.

Reggie Eakin will be giving out the publicity cards at the Florida Gourd Show.
If you have an event where the cards should be available, let Reggie know
Above is a scan of the back and front of the card.

Calling all Gourd Artist & Instructors follow the link to apply for our 
2016 GourdFest...

Lost in Gourds
Now for the logo contest-
please email your artwork (as jpeg files only) entries to Tina at NLT  April 15th
All artwork submitted for contest, the Artist is releasing right to GGS to use in advertisements for 2016 GourdFest.
Happy Gourdin' Ya'll!!! 

Time to Pick a 2016 GourdFest Theme

1-All aboard the Gourd Train
2-Disco Gourding
3-For the love of Gourds
4-I heard it thru the Gourdvine
5-Gourdville USA
6-Hula gourds
7-Lost in Gourds
8-The Gourdian Angel
9-The Love Gourd
10-The Rhinestone Cow Gourd

Please email your vote for the 2016 Theme to Tina Handrop.   Each member should vote only once for their favorite theme from the list above, please send email t
 The Hotlanta Patch of the Georgia Gourd Society will be hosting a 
FREE AGS certified judge training class on Saturday, March 19
at the Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center, Berkeley Lake, GA. 

We need additional trained judges and informed members. 
If you are auditing the class to learn more about our judging methods, there is no cost.  The class is free to everyone who wants to attend.  If you plan to attend, notify Reggie Eakin so he can e-mail you the class materials to read in advance of the class.

If you take the class to be a certified judge you will need to pay $15.00 to cover the costs of making and mailing the badge to your home.  You must be a current member of the American Gourd Society to receive credit for this class. The Judge Certification Class will be led by Reggie Eakin and Troy Tatum.