Louisiana Gourd Society
Beta II Chapter of the American Gourd Society 
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About The Louisiana Gourd Society
The purpose of the Louisiana Gourd Society is to educate, promote, and encourage the growing, culture, use, history, art and/or craftsmanship of gourds to our membership and the general public.
A Brief History
The newly reorganized Louisiana Gourd Society (LGS) was incorporated in the state of Louisiana on October 10, 2010 as a non profit organization.  A steering committee composed of Kate Bangle, Margaret Brinkhaus, Tom Hornsby, and Zelda Hornsby was formed and met in November of 2010 to formulate plans.  It was agreed that solicitation of members would begin with dues set at $12.00 per year. The first business meeting was held at the Acadiana Gourd Festival in Jennings, La. on Saturday May 14, 2011.   The proposed Constitution and By-Laws were accepted by the members present.  

A copy may be downloaded here by clicking this link --> Constitution and By-Laws

2016 Officers
  President:  
        Karen Willingham lgs@kreativegourds.com   
  Vice-President:  
        Shelia Guidry sheliaathome@aol.com
  Treasurer 
        Jackie Carlisi jackiecarlisi@cox.net
  Membership Secretary  
         
  Secretary: 
        Margaret Brinkhaus lacaboose@centurytel.net
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2016 Directors
         Judy Scott jromscott@yahoo.com
         Ellen Ramier grramier@hotmail.com

Ex-Officio Members
        Editor: Susan Foreman susanhforeman@gmail.com 
        Historian: Carol Cox babysister@suddenlink.net
Charter members of the 
Louisiana Gourd Society
 May 14, 2011