Louisiana Gourd Society

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June 2018

Hello my fellow gourd enthusiasts,

As your new president I am thrilled about the possibilities for our organization.

Although I've been a practicing horticulturist for many years, I am very new at growing gourds and even more inexperienced in doing gourd art. Nonetheless, that does not discourage me and hopefully to some new members it won't discourage you either.

We have abundant talent in our society and I am eager to capitalize on, not only as artists but also as representatives of our group. Presently my plan is to have patch gatherings monthly. Having said that, we are a state organization and monthly gatherings will likely mean traveling to the host site. And I hope this will not be a problem for anyone.

Jackie Carlisi, President

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Hello Again My Gourding friends

I'm re-sending this September email because I've only gotten 5 members to commit to the LGS Holiday Gathering.  Deadline for putting your name in the ornament exchange is October 31.

"Because everyone is often so busy during the holidays, it's quite challenging to find an open date for all.  Therefore, to hopefully remedy this,  our holiday gathering is set for January 5, 2019 and I'll happily host it at my home in Broussard.  As far as the Christmas ornament exchange goes, I've changed things up a bit.  If you choose to participate in the exchange your ornament can be of any theme, such as Mardi Gras, Easter, patriotic, Halloween or Thanksgiving or any one of your choosing.  The deadline for putting your name in the exchange is October 31, 2018.  So if you plan to participate, I need to know by that date so exchange groups can be created and members will have enough time to prepare.  More details will be coming later."
Any questions, concerns or ideas, please don't hesitate to contact me.

On Saturday May 4, 2019

Sue Haberer will be our instructor for the Spring Mini Retreat. 
More details will be coming later.
Hopefully you'll be able to join us!

In the News:

Cajun Patch Gathering

What: Learn how to draw and Woodburn a Celtic Knot

Instructor: Karen Willingham

When: November 10th at 10:00 am

Where: Kate Bangle's home in Mermentau, LA

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