CGS Annual Board Meeting  
        Baskets and Gourds - Containers of our Culture VI 2016

CGS Annual Board Meeting

The California Gourd Society will hold its annual Board Meeting on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at the Comfort Suites, 210 E Acequia Avenue, Visalia, CA. Any interested CGS member is invited and encouraged to attend the meeting.

The agenda will cover such topics as:

  • Election for changing officers
  • Director of Programs Reports
  • Director at Large Reports
  • 2015 Retreat Report
  • Future Retreats Planning
  • Membership Report
  • Website and Newsletter Report
  • 2016 Budget
  • Committee Assignments
  • Bylaws Update
  • And more...

If you have ideas or suggestions for the agenda, please feel free to contact CGS President Olive Moore at: president@californiagourdsociety.com or call (909) 982-7790 by December 15, 2015. 


double click this link for complete details Baskets and Gourds - Containers of our Culture VI
April 22 - 24, 2016

This conference is sponsored by the Tulare/Sequoia Gourd Patch, and the California Gourd Society. The Basket/Gourd Conference to be held in the city of Visalia, California. Visalia is located in the center of California, close to Sequoia/Kings Canyon, and Yosemite National Parks. We hope you’ll plan extra time to enjoy our area!

Friday, April 22, 2016
Opening reception from 6:00 - 8 p.m. at Arts Visalia Exhibit featuring Teacher's Art.

Saturday, April 23, 2016
Classes from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Artisans and Vendors 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Teachers’ Market Place and Reception 4:30- 5:30 pm. Dinner 6:00 – 8:30 pm.  Our keynote speaker, Bonnie Gibson, will share her art during dinner. Silent Auction – all day; ending at 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 24, 2016
Classes  9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Artisans and Vendors 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Fees: Class fee per Participant: $65.00. Plus Materials & Preparation fee.

Contact information: tonibestbaskets@gmail.com
Phone:(559) 627-5430
P.O. Box 6846
Visalia, CA 93290

                                    Vendor Application  NEW

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The Calabash Club of Silicon Valley - 4th Annual Gourd Festival 

October 10 & 11,  2015. 
Held at Uesugi Farms,14485 Monterey Rd. San Martin, CA 95046.

Website: www.GourdFest.com

 Vendor inquiries: a76betty@yahoo.com or download Vendor Application 

Classes October 9th and 10th Download Class Catalog 


California Gourd Society Retreat at the Highland Springs Resort  

Highland Springs Resort
10600 Highland Springs Ave, Cherry Valley, California 92223
Here is a map of the grounds

Head on over to the Members Only Page and click on All Things Retreat 

Thursday October 1- Sunday October 4, 2015

This is a statewide event open to all CGS members.
It’s a wonderful opportunity that CGS is providing it members.

 This is an all Inclusive three day, three night Package includes: Room, 7 meals, welcome goodie bag, and several art project kits. We will have a Trading Post with items that the members can bring to sell and trade. CGS Raffle to fund future Retreats. Plenty of time to work on your own projects or enjoy the many hiking trails and beautiful grounds if you choose. 

Thursday October 1—Sunday October 4

  •     Thursday: Arrival Check In at 3 PM, Meet and Greet.
  •     Friday: Standard Buffet-style Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  •     Saturday: Standard Buffet-style Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  •     Sunday: Room Check out Noon, Conference Room check out 4:00 pm.  Standard    Buffet style Breakfast Only

Questions Regarding Rooms: Mary Bliss at email editorgoldengourd@yahoo.com  
Questions Regarding CGS Retreat: Sherry Hunga-Moore at email florashm@aol.com

This is a wonderful opportunity for "Teachers and Supply Vendors" that usually work the festivals, to take your work hat off and put you play hat on!