Arizona Gourd Society officers elected for 2003 are:

Lief Swanson ( - President
Bonnie Gibson - Vice President
Carole Spiess - Secretary
Bill Wiebe - Treasurer
Jan Wiebe - Home Show director
New website:
We have now formed these area Patches:
Glendale  West Valley Gourd Patch - meet the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 1:00PM. Jean Jowers
Phoenix  Southwest Gourd Assoc. - meet the 3rd Weds of the month at 7:00PM. Linda Evaro
Prescott  Yavapai Gourd Club - meet the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00PM.  Judy Sullins
Tolleson  Tolleson Patch--meet the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 2:30PM. Anne Powers
Tucson  Old Pueblo Gourd Patch - meet the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:00PM. Phyllis Sickles
We are looking forward to continue our growth and add more patches. Currently we are looking at Surprise, Az. and Cottownwood/Sedona, Az. Hope to start them this year

We are working with Wuertz Farm in Casa Grande, Az. to have a festival February 20-22-2004.  The farm is expecting to have 100,000 gourds in their 2003 harvest.