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General Membership Meetings (see calendar below)
General membership meetings are held the second Saturday monthly (with few exceptions). Refer to the calendar or email for details. Starting August 14 our meetings will be at the University of Idaho Ag classroom at 1904 E. Chicago Street, Caldwell. Note: The classroom is in building # 1902 which is behind the 1904 building facing Chicago Street.
Announcements and important information are shared at the monthly meetings. It is also the meeting where members vote on topics such as the festival theme, election of officers and directors and Constitution and By-Law changes.
We also have a 'Show & Tell'. Demonstrations, lectures, product and tool discussions follow the business meeting. We are always open to topics that interest you. Contact Vice President, Bill Tarlton, at 505-414-2558, if you are interested in specific topics. Contact President, Ron Swank, at 208-914-1776 or any board member for more information.
In addition to the monthly general membership meeting we have patches having meetings through out the month at various locations. IDGS members are welcome to attend any, or all, of them. Patch attendance requires being a current IDGS member. CHECK THE CALENDAR FOR INFORMATION.
WOODCRAFT PATCH: The patch in Boise (at Woodcraft) is pending. Check back for October announcement. Leader is Corlis Kent with assistance from Christy Pletcher.
SUNSHINE PATCH Note: no patch on August 4. Wednesdays beginning at 11 AM. 72 N. Boundary, Nampa, ID - Contact: Liz Meyer 208-880-2632. Bring what you are working on (or want to learn) and any questions about 'gourding' and/or techniques. Projects are 2nd Wednesdays monthly. Let Liz know if you want to receive emails about the Sunshine Patch.
DANCING DOGS GOURDIN’ PATCH Meetings will be the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month @ 10:30. Cost to attend $2.00. In addition to the regular gourd activities indoors there will be an outdoor carving station for any who want to carve! Bring whatever you're working on as well as any questions you may have or project you want to start. Please contact Lorrie Ferris at 208-860-9379 for information. We are always happy to help!! Happy Gourding!!!!
KUNA PATCH Contact Quency or Veletta. Meets on the 2nd and last Tuesdays monthly 11-4 PM 2417 W Kuna Rd, Kuna, ID - Contact: Veletta Murphey at 208-870-6571 or for detailed information go to The Tole Shed Facebook page.
Click on the calendar for information.