About The Louisiana Gourd Society

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The purpose of the Louisiana Gourd Society is to educate, promote, and encourage the growing, culture, use, history, art and/or craftsmanship of gourds to our membership and the general public.

A Brief History

2011

The newly reorganized Louisiana Gourd Society (LGS) was incorporated in the state of Louisiana on October 10, 2010 as a non profit organization. A steering committee composed of Kate Bangle, Margaret Brinkhaus, Tom Hornsby, and Zelda Hornsby was formed and met in November of 2010 to formulate plans. It was agreed that solicitation of members would begin with dues set at $12.00 per year. The first business meeting was held at the Acadiana Gourd Festival in Jennings, La. on Saturday May 14, 2011. The proposed Constitution and By-Laws were accepted by the members present.

A copy may be downloaded here by clicking this link --> Constitution and By-Laws

 

Officers

President:
Jackie Carlisi, 2018-2020
jackiecarlisi@cox.net

Vice-President:
Shelia Guidry 2017-0219
sheliaathome@aol.com

Treasurer :
Cynthia Keith 2018-2019
cak74@att.net

Membership Secretary:
Cynthia Keith 2018-2019
cak74@att.net

Secretary:
Margaret Brinkhaus 2017-0219
margaret70584@gmail.com

Directors
Susan Foreman 2017-0219
susanhforeman@gmail.com

Karen Willingham 2018-2020
lgs@kreativegourds.com
Kate Bangle 2018-2020
kbangle@aol.com

Ex-Officio Members
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