What's happening in our gourd world?
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. We started meeting in person in March 2021 out of doors at Meridian's Tully Park at 2500 N. Linder. Covid continues to affect our meetings so please check email or the calendar for current information.
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.
SUNSHINE PATCH 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. Let Liz know if you want to receive emails about the Sunshine Patch.
DANCING DOGS GOURDIN’ PATCH Boise's Dancing Dogs Gourdin' Patch will start back up on May 3rd at 10:30 a.m. 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. We are always happy to help!! Happy Gourding!!!! Please note: Boise does have a mask mandate which we will follow; however; if you're fully vaccinated, masks are optional (please provide proof).
KUNA PATCH Contact Quency or Veletta. Meets on the last Tuesday 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.