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We are the Georgia Gourd Society, Inc. 
the Pi Chapter of the American Gourd Society


The Georgia Gourd Society is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation in Georgia. 
The IRS has ruled it a 501(c)3 public charity. 

Mission and Objectives

The Mission of the Georgia Gourd Society is to promote the horticulture, crafting, and appreciation 
of hard-shelled gourds (Lagenaria) to its members and the interested public.

This Society is organized and operated exclusively to provide educational opportunities, plan membership activities, and provide public exhibitions of crafted and artistic gourds, in furtherance 
of  the Mission. 

The Georgia Gourd Society seeks to promote interest in and appreciation of gourds.  We will accomplish this goal by sharing information through education, meetings, festivals and shows related to the culture, history, uses, crafting and artistry of gourds.

Funds raised, dues collected, and contributions accepted will be used only for the stated objectives. No funds or assets will inure to the benefit of any individual or entity, other than for charitable or educational purposes.



Bylaws and Incorporation
Links to Documents
By-Law PDF             IRS Non- Profit        GGS Minutes