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). Until we can meet in person our monthly meetings will be held online. We had our first virtual meetings in Nov & Dec and they were a success. Watch for the email invitations. If you want to learn how to use your computer or smartphone to join the online meetings contact Bill Tarlton—he will train you. Encourage fellow members to join in, too.
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.
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.
DANCING DOGS GOURDIN’ PATCH Contact Lorrie to see if the patch is open. Every Monday beginning at 10 AM - Location: 9682 West Milclay St., Boise, ID - Cost to attend: $2. Contact: Lorrie Ferris 208-860-9379. Please bring what you're working on or may want to work on and any questions you may have.
Online meetings using Google Meet (calendar below)
Social time begins at 10:00. Meeting starts at 10:30. TURN YOUR CAMERA ON WHEN JOINING THE MEETING. Agenda: Announcements, Show & Tell, a demo and Woodcraft gift card drawing. Watch for an invitation email. All members are invited but your identity by name is required to join the meeting. For security reasons “Unknown” will not be allowed in the meeting. Check that your email account is personalized with your name ("display name" on your profile with your internet service provider). This may be the reason for “unknown” showing.
Click on the calendar for information.