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Gourd by Kathryn Egan

I made this gourd a couple years ago for a friend.   Kathryn Egan

WSGS News 
(updated 1/13/2020)

Membership Dues: The new WSGS Treasurer and Membership Secretary elected in 2019 is Pat Woodell. She will be looking forward to receiving your dues for 2020!

To join or renew, go to the Membership page where you may choose to pay online using PayPal and filling in the two fields with your information, or you can send a check to the Membership Secretary, with a mailed application. Paying WSGS dues each year allows members to get a discount on all WSGS workshop classes, and an emailed version of the most current newsletter.

WSGS Officers:  The elections for new officers occurred at the end of October, voting occured via an online survey application link distributed by WSGS Pres, Bev. The results are now shown on the Officers page. Welcome all newly elected officers, and thanks so much for volunteering!

Patch Meetings:  If any WSGS patches have a holiday party, please take photos for the newsletter and send to Diane Fredericks, Newsletter editor. And if you would like a photo or two on the website, please send to webmaster@wagourdsociety.org.

WSGS Meetings:  Normally, meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday each month from 7:00 - 7:45 pm, unless Bev Lavdas sends out a message to the contrary. We will continue to use the Zoom app, which has been updated and is easier to use. Anyone in WSGS can join the meeting, you don't need to be a Board member. No meetings were held in November or December.

Gourd Sightings:    There are a few new pictures to view.

WSGS latest meeting minutes:   October 30, 2019
Previous meeting minutes can be found at the Meeting Minutes page.

How can you get a gourd featured on the website? Just send your photo(s) with a discription (as needed) of how you created it to Webmaster@wagourdsociety.org.

WSGS Mission:

The purpose of the Washington State Gourd Society (WSGS) is to promote interest, share ideas, learn from others, and teach to all who are interested in the culture, use, history, and craftsmanship of gourds. The WSGS was formed in October of 2007 by a small group of local gourd artists who wanted to promote the craft of gourding in Washington State. The Washington State Gourd Society does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, education, financial status, height, marital status, national origin, political beliefs, religion, race, sex, sexual orientation, weight, or whether you craft in big, small, round, or skinny gourds; this applies to all our activities or educational opportunities.




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