About Us
We are dedicated to nurturing artists, gourd patches, rising stars and new artists. As a member you will enjoy all the perks of our widely-recognized organization. There are approximately 400 members of CGS including world-famous artists, musicians, teachers and authors.

We welcome you with open arms.  Please inquire today about how you can become a part of our growing membership.

CGS By-Laws

 
CGS Board of Directors
 

President
Term Oct 2015- Jan 2018
                                  

 Vice President
Term 2016 - Jan 2018
        

Secretary
Term Oct 2015 - Jan 2016

  
Olive Moore        
    
pres@californiagourdsociety.com        
(909) 982-7790

President's Message January 15, 2016


Pamela Argo
Pamela@r72.com
(916) 642-6947

           

 
      Peggy Blessing 
secretary@californiagourdsociety.com
(858) 292-9219

Treasurer
Term 2017 -
Director at Large - Ambassador 
 #1 Term 2016-Jan 2018  

Director at Large - Ambassador
  
#2 Term 2013-Jan 2018 

           
           



Christina Chrivia
  
(619)890-1637
     treasurer@californiagourdsociety.com
            PO Box 181713
Coronado, CA 92178
              


   Betty Finch
ambassador@californiagourdsociety.com

(661) 221-1633
Please use email to reach Betty.
Hearing impaired

    
Susan Sullivan
      Susansphn@aol.com     
(714) 293-4705
                

Director of Northern
Regional Groups
Term 2012 - Jan 2017  

 Director of Southern 
         Regional Groups          
Term 2016 -  2018

           
Director of Membership
Term 2008 - Jan 2018
  

  
Susan Gouig
suegg51@yahoo.com
(707) 433-9162

 
     Elaine Linton
dirsouth@californiagourdsociety.com
(858) 722-5711

 JoAnn Clark
membership@californiagourdsociety.com
PO Box 2802
Valley Center, CA 92082
(760) 749-9410

     


 CGS Positions and Committees

Web Master
Term 2016 - Jan 2018       

Editor: Golden Gourd Newsletter
2005 -  2015

  CGS Official Travel Consultant
Term 2015 - Jan 2017 
Committee Chair:  Competition Categories
2016 - Yearly
 Mary Bliss            
webmaster@californiagourdsociety.com

(714) 328-6197     

Mary Bliss
editorgoldengourd@yahoo.com
(714) 328-6197                       
 Pamela Argo
Pamela@r72.com
(916) 642-6947
          
Sylvia Nelson
sylvianelson@citlink.net
(916) 682-2437 
 
           

CGS Insurance Contact
2016
 

 Special Awards Contact
           
           
 
Committee Chair
By-Laws
2015 -2016
Immediate Past President
Term 2014 - Resigned Sept 29, 2015
  

Peggy Blessing 
secretary@californiagourdsociety.com
(858) 292-9219
          

Susan Sullivan
Susansphn@aol.com     
(714) 293-4705

Pamela Argo
Pamela@r72.com
(916) 642-6947

Barbara Rippetoe
bjrippetoe@sbcglobal.net
(916) 988-6599

 Past President
2010 - Jan 2014 

 Past President
2006 -2010

 Past President
2002 -2005
President Emeritus
1997 -2001
Sylvia Nelson
sylvianelson@citlink.net

(916) 682-2437         
           
Jill Walker
gourdwalker@gmail.com
(831) 728-4427 
Leigh Adams  Carol Rookstool
crookstool@gotsky.com
(213) 624-1200 x3023  
           
     
       
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Our quarterly newsletter, "The Golden Gourd,"
  is one of the membership benefits. Articles about gourd art, horticulture, a quarterly calendar of classes and events keep members informed about gourd events in California and throughout the United States.
 

Golden Gourd Issue Deadline for Content

 Spring Issue

 4/15/2017

 Summer Issue

           7/15/2017          

 Fall Issue

 10/15/2017

        Winter 2017/2018      

 01/31/2018


   

Golden Gourd Ad Rates

 Half Page

$25.00

 3" x  3"

$15.00

Business Card
(Members Only)

$5.00

Full Page
Festivals & Retreats Only
(with a paid fullpage ad, you also will have all your classes listed and some pictures.)           

$50.00


             Ad Contact and Mail Ad requests to:

Sherry Hunga-Moore
105 S. Hayden Drive
Escondido, CA 92027
760 781-3311
florashm@aol.com

Make checks payable to California Gourd Society (CGS)


Membership in CGS is $20 per year. Send a check and your name and address to: JoAnn Clark, CGS Membership VP, PO Box 2802, Valley Center, CA 92082

Mission: The California Gourd Society supports the growing, creativity, and appreciation of hard shelled gourds (lagenaria). The society provides charitable and educational activities to members, growers, artists, crafters, business people and the public through community support and education.

Join in the fun, visit a patch, and receive support through all the society has to offer.

The California Gourd Society is a state chapter of the American Gourd Society. For more information on the American Gourd Society contact agsmembership@comcast.net.