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 2020
                                   

 Vice President
Term 2016 - Jan 2020
        

Secretary
Term Oct 2015 - Jan 2020

  


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


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

           

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

Treasurer
Term 2017 -
Director at Large - Ambassador 
 #1 Term 2019-Jan 2020  

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

 This is an Open Position
Please submit to Peggy Blessing at secretary@californiagourdsociety.com
 
        
Christina Chrivia
  
(619)890-1637
     treasurer@californiagourdsociety.com
            PO Box 181713
Coronado, CA 92178
              

   
Jody Dingivan
adollplace@hotmail.com   
(408)-234-6291

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

Director of Northern
Regional Groups
Term 2012 - Jan 2020  

 Director of Southern 
         Regional Groups          
Term 2018 - 2020

           
Director of Membership
Term 2008 - Jan 2020
 

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

    
Libbi Salvo
Libbi_salvo@yahoo.com
505-280-8867

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

     


 CGS Positions and Committees

Web Master
Term 2016 - Jan 2019        

Editor: Golden Gourd Newsletter
2005 -  2019

  Projects Coordinator 
Term 2017 - 2020
 
Committee Chair:  Competition Categories
2016 - Yearly
 Mary Bliss            
webmaster@californiagourdsociety.com

(714) 328-6197     

Mary Bliss
editorgoldengourd@yahoo.com
(714) 328-6197
                    
Sherry Hunga-Moore
florashm@aol.com
(760) 781-3311
          
Sylvia Nelson
sylvianelson@citlink.net
(916) 682-2437 
 
           

CGS Insurance Contact
2018
 

 Special Awards Contact
           
           
 
Committee Chair
By-Laws
2015 -2019
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
crookstool3r@gmail.com
(559) 561-4087