Hello New WSGS Members,
Hello and welcome to the Washington State Gourd Society.
As a WSGS member it is your responsibility to read this ENTIRE page. The
information on this pagewill more than likely answer a lot of your burning questions about this
website. If you have a question about the website please email me
WSGSwebmaster@gmail.com and I will find
an answer for you. For anything non-website or
non-computer related please contact Pres, Jim Martin,
Important Information you should know:
1. If you have any questions, comments, or ideas
website send me an email with your thoughts attached. My email is at the
bottom of every webpage or right here
As for the
Questions Page, If you have questions I'll post just the question, someone
else can answer it. If you want to post a question and answer that you know
already, send it to me, someone else could benefit from your knowledge. This
page cannot grow if no one contributes to it but me, so cowboy up and send
me all your useful gourding information. You may already know it but
someone else may not, this is how we can share information between all of
us. If everyone sends in one question or answer or both it will help build
this page much faster.
3. If you see anything on the webpage that doesn't look
right, misspellings, typo's, not enough info, too much info, please let me
know, this is ALL of our ours together, don't be afraid to tell me something
looks hokie. This page is a reflection upon all of us as gourdsters
representing the State of Washington. I am trying to build the best state
chapter website out there and cannot do it without all of your input.
4. Remember this is a non-profit volunteer organization, we are all
here for the sharing of knowledge of all things gourds.
5. We will disseminate messages via email. It is your
responsibility to read your email to obtain this information.
6. All emails to WSGS members will have the letters WSGS
in the heading of the email. If you use filters or spam blockers please set
your parameters to accept the WSGS mail heading.
7. If you have a grievance about anything please contact
Jim Martin at
8. If you are sent an email from myself or one of the
other WSGS officers requesting information, volunteering, classes, gourd
meetings, gourd patches, or any other requested information it would be in
your best interest to reply as soon as possible. This will alleviate any
problems concerning classes being filled, volunteering placement, meeting
times or anything else concerning the WSGS.
9. On Gourd Classes - Don't wait to sign up for a class,
once the class is full that's it. No exceptions, "first come first served".
10. On Volunteering - If volunteers are requested for an
event, sign up as soon as possible. Once all volunteer positions are filled
you will be put on a wait list in case something comes up with a previous
volunteer. Again, No exceptions, you snooze you loose.
11. If you have a computer related question that you need
help with send me an email and I will attempt to help you fix your
malfunction. I have been fixing computers for the last 14 years inside and
out. Try to be as descriptive as possible with your problem. If it's
something you can't really explain put your phone number and name in the
email and the best time to call you. I don't want to leave anyone out
because they can't access the webpage or read their email. If you have a PC question click here
Tips and Tricks
Here are some FAQ's (Frequently asked questions)
How come some of the
pictures or business cards look so tiny, I can't read them?
A. Small pictures like that
are known as thumbnails, click on the picture and it will be enlarged.
Q. If I have a question about
anything, who do I contact?
A. Send our webmaster an email
and it will be either answered by him or he will send it to the person
qualified to answer that question.
Q. Why is there blue text
mixed in with the regular black text?
A. Blue text means it is a
hyperlink, by clicking on the blue text it will take you to another webpage
when you return to the previous page the text color should change to purple.
The purple text indicates that you have already visited that page. Example:
In some cases it will open an email to the person being referenced (case
in point the members list, if the name does not have blue text that person
does not have email).
Q. Where can I find a list of
all the members?
A. You can find a list of all
the current WSGS members on the Members Page under Current members.
I don't see my name on the
list of newest members. Was my name missed?
A. Your name was on that list
when you joined. The list on the main page and the members page reflects the
LAST five people that have joined. If no one joins for awhile the names stay
there until we get a new member. Example: If a new member joined tonight
their name would go on the bottom of the list and the person at the top of
the list is removed, leaving only the five newest members.
Q. How do I go about
contacting another member of the Washington State Gourd Society?
A. You can go to the Members
page, click on their name and it should open an email. Or you can contact
either Oz, Patty Burke or Gary Carr as they all have a Master List with
addresses, phone numbers and email information for all the WSGS Members.
Q. How come I cannot find the
Link to the newsletter on the website?
A. The newsletter's are for
Current members only, if you paid your WSGS dues you were sent an email with
the link to the newsletter. Keep that email if you want to look at the
Q. What's the big deal if I
forward the newsletter to a non-member?
A. We can't stop you from
doing that but here's the kicker: You paid for a year membership in the WSGS
which includes 4 newsletters a year and two big meetings a year. Your
membership dues help pay for building rentals, supplies for the meetings,
administrative fees (paper, envelopes and stamps) and other necessary items
to run the WSGS. If you give copies of your paid newsletter away to
non-members 1. There getting your subscription for free. 2. That gives them
no incentive to become a WSGS member. 3. We cannot put on events by giving
membership benefits away for free.
When are my membership dues
A. Your membership with the
Washington State Gourd Society will last for one year. Membership dues
expire 31 December and begin 1 January of each year.
What is a PDF file? and
what does it stand for?
A. ‘PDF’ stands for “Portable
Document Format”, and it is a format that was developed by the
Adobe corporation. A pdf file is a
document that has been created for the sole purpose of maintaining
formatting so anyone with a computer can open it no matter what programs you
use to compose documents. A pdf file is also locked so end users cannot
change the document information.
For anything non-website or non-computer related please contact
Sincerely - Kathryn
Webmaster for the
Washington State Gourd Society