Florida Gourd Society
Roll Call of Patches
Brevard – 2 Englewood
ManaSota – 10 Northeast
River City – 8 Seminole
West Volusia -2 Georgia
South Carolina – 4
Approval of Minutes - from last meeting February 23,
2013. Motion to approve minutes
was made by Connie Worrall and seconded by Sandy Jordan. Minutes were approved as printed on
Treasurers Report - Sandy Jordan presented the treasurers
report as stands after the Florida Gourd Show in February 2013.
Gourd Patch has requested a link to their patch web site be added to
the State Florida Gourd Society.
The request was discussed by the membership and it was agreed that
any patch who has it’s own website may have a link added to the state
website if they give the information to the president who will review and get
it to the webmaster.
–Gourd Education Day – Providing information to the
general public is part of our Mission Statement, and as such the Board of
Directors would like to know it is happening on a regular basis and is
willing to provide the patches a small amount to money to help each Patch provide
this education in their area of the state. Following a group discussion a motion was made to
provide any patch with a small amount of funding to provide GED services
at least once a year. Motion
was made by Connie Worrell and seconded by Carol Stewart. It passed and it was decided the
Patch Leaders will meet by phone and email to set up guidelines for GED
activities that will be approved by the Board by February 15, 2014. Following approval the Patches may
request GED funds for these activities. All Patches will NOT have to do
the same activities.
Committee met and presented a slate of officers to be voted on for
President and Vice president.
Running for President was Therese Zamoiski and Selma Carrow, for
Vice President Ann Reich. The
members voted and selected Selma Carrow and Ann Reich. Theresa was thanked by Veda Krust
from the Nominating committee for wearing “many hats” during the past two years and all
of the time and energy she has put into keeping FGS going and growing at a
Editor Therese Z. asked for a volunteer to take over from Laraine
Short who recently resigned.
There were no volunteers.
The secretary, Greer Peters, will take that position and keep the
newsletter going until a volunteer comes forward. Next dead line for submissions for
Fall Newsletter is October 15, 2013.
Members being able to vote?
Louise Leake, wondered how it was that new members can vote for
officers if they do not attend the Retreat. Discussion followed with point being made that the
election of officers is publicized more than 30 days prior to the Fall
Retreat so all members know it will happen and our By-laws consider the
members attending the Fall Meeting to be a quorum to make these
decisions. The issue was
referred to the next Board of Directors for discussion after January 2014.
- Pryographing / Wood Burning 101 – A
discussion was held about the need to do some classes for very new
beginners in wood burning and basic carving. Suggestions made included; listing classes with correct
descriptions, i.e. ‘must know how to operate, turn on and off, change tips
or burrs etc) tools and be familiar with tips (burrs) and what they do
prior to class, do free demonstration classes with Q & A, doing a regular class just for
beginners. Suggestions will
be passed on to Show Chair Rusti Nichols.
Florida Gourd Show – Show Chair not present, president said she
is in contact with her and all is on track for February. Therese Ferguson
is handling teacher applications, Vendor applications are going to Fonda
Haddad. There was a
discussion on the need for another Judged Training possibly before the
Show. It was mentioned new
judges “apprentice judges” must now do three judging activities in their
first 12 month after training and send proof to Terry Noxell.
Fall Retreat – report from Selma Carrow the Retreat Chair. Group discussion about the pros
and cons of having Bonnie Gibson back. It has been a number of years since she was here and we
have a lot of new members. Then there is the cost of getting her here. It
was also suggested to get Marla Helton too. A motion was made by Sandy
Jordan and seconded by Connie Worrell to add an extra $1000 to the Retreat
budget to make this possible.
- Charlotte Durrence announced the Georgia Gourd Show
is next weekend.
- Greer Peters – newsletter editor, reminded
every one to get their articles in by the 15th of October.
adjourned at 7:15p.m.
Minutes respectfully submitted by Greer Peters –