CGS Retreat 2018

 

California Gourd Society Retreat
 at the Episcopal Conference Center Oakhurst - E.C.C.O

 

43803 Highway 41 Oakhurst, CA

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To our new CGS Members Welcome! You are invited and encouraged to join us at this fun filled gourd retreat!

Thursday August 9 - Sunday August 12, 2018

 This statewide event was open to all CGS members.

Space is limited $100 deposit will hold your space.
We are offering a payment plan of 3 transactions they are as follows:
Deposit: $100
Second Payment: $100 before March 1st.
Third Payment: Balance for money owed is due by June 1st.

Our hope was to inspire, challenge and motivate our attendees and give them useful tools to help spread the "CGS Gourd Glow" and fulfill the CGS mission with our members, our regional gourd groups and the public, in a fun and relaxed setting.

This is an All Inclusive three day, three night Package. All Guests includes: Room, and 8 meals.

FOOD SERVICE:  Unless otherwise specified, meals are served buffet style at 8:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.  ECCO is unable to handle special diets, but will make every effort to accommodate vegetarians with advance notice in writing.  We also request that we be made aware of any food allergies, diabetes, etc.  in writing, with the name of the individual.  It is the responsibility of every individual to monitor their food choices, and provide for their dietary needs.
 
GCS Members will receive: A 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. There will be plenty of time to work on your own projects or enjoy the area surrounding ECCO (antique shops, Yosemite National Park is a short drive away).

If you would like to check out the facilities and grounds you can find pictures at their website: http://www.eccoyosemite.org/

Check back in the coming weeks as more details are known.

Registration Forms and Questions Regarding Rooms Contact: Mary Bliss at email editorgoldengourd@yahoo.com or (714) 328-6197
 
All Other Questions Regarding CGS Retreat/Setup/Food Menu/Spa Contact :
Pamela Argo at email: 
Pamela@rpargo.com

 

Things to Know and Do Before You Arrive
This will be updated as the date nears.


Gourd Hat Parade - Best Hat - Prize $100

Hat parades have been a popular item at gourd festivals east of the Mississippi for decades and they are beginning to gain popularity in the West.

We are pleased to announce that a gourd hat parade will be featured at the retreat and we encourage everyone to join in the fun!

Here is what to anticipate for the hat parade. Special ribbons will be awarded in 6 categories:
Most original, most beautiful, most interesting, gourdiest, funniest, and other special recognition.
From this group of 6, the overall winner will be determined by spectator applause. A $100 prize will be awarded to the overall most popular winner!

Photos of the winners will be published our newsletter the Golden Gourd Newsletter and will be forwarded to The Gourd Magazine for possible publication and to be included in a new national Jim Story Hat Competition.


I don't have the exact date of the parade but it will be during the retreat. Stay tuned!!


To pay by check please click on this link Registration Form download,
print and mail  it with your check. All the information you need is on the form.

                                                All Rates are Per Person

UPDATED Quad Rooms: We do have a waiting list going for those that want to attend but
DO NOT have roommates. When we have the 4 people to fill the quad room we will contact you to complete your payment. You only need to make a deposit now. If we can not fill the quad you will be notified and r
efunded your deposit in full.

Your room is considered booked only after your deposit or payment has been received. If you have submitted the form for Paypal below in error, or sent an email or phoned your name is added to a list until your payment is received.


Scroll down for Room Pictures.

  Updated 10/22/17 we are sold out!
Double: $359 per person 2 double beds some twin (front door parking) no stairs on lower and upper levels. You will have to make a separate payment for each person. Please note if you cancel after May 1st you will receive a 25% refund. Please provide the name of your roommate.




Updated 01/25/18 there are 4 quad rooms left.
Quad: $299 per person 4 persons per room there are 12 Quad rooms with 4 beds 2 beds in loft (stairs see photo below) and 2 on main floor (front door parking) no stairs on lower and upper levels except those in rooms. You will have to make a separate payment for each person. Please note if you cancel after May 1st you will receive a 25% refund. To receive the Quad rates please provide your roommate names. We do have a waiting list if you don not have a roommate but we can not guarantee your space until we have 4 people.

Only if you are paying by credit card scroll down. 

If you are paying with PayPal or Credit Card after you have made your payment please submit your Registration Form using the submit form at the bottom of the page.

                                                All Rates are Per Person

2nd Payment Online with Paypal or credit card.
For those of you that are doing payments and have made a deposit already you can make your 2nd payment of $100 with this link.



Several people have requested to pay their balance off in full. If you are wanting to pay your balance without making another payment please use the Paypal buttons below.

If you have made a Deposit of $100 on a Single Room ($479.00) and want to pay the balance ($379.00) off in full please use this button.


If you have made a Deposit of $100 on a Double Room ($359.00) and want to pay the balance ($259.00) off in full please use this button.


If you have made a Deposit of $100 on a Quad Room ($299.00) and want to pay the balance ($199.00) off in full please use this button.

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FYI: Your room is considered booked only after your deposit or payment has been received. If you have only submitted the form for Paypal below or sent an email or phoned your name is added to a list until your payment is received.



    Quad: $299 per person 4 persons per room there are 12 Quad rooms with 4 beds 2 beds in loft (stairs see photo above) and 2 on main floor (front door parking) no stairs on lower and upper levels except those in rooms. You will have to make a separate payment for each person. Please note if you cancel after May 1st you will receive a 25% refund.

If you are part of a Quad room please provide your roommate names in the form below otherwise we will assign them.

We are offering a payment plan for each guest: Deposit of $100, 2nd Payment $100 and 3rd Payment is your balance and is due by June 1, 2018. You can pay by check or paypal. You can make a deposit of $100 per person to hold you space.

For those of you that would like to just make a deposit to hold your space please use the PayPal buttons below:
 

    Quad: Deposit $100 per person - Please provide names at this time. You will have to make a separate payment for each person.

If you are would like to be part of the set up crew contact Pam Argo directly and CGS will take care of your Wednesday reservation.

Please note the cancellation fees that may apply from 0% - 75% will be refunded depending on date of cancellation and if we were able to fill you slot.

Registration Form and Emergency Contact Information for those paying by Credit Card or PayPal.
                           
Please note there is no food allowed in your rooms, we do have a refrigerator if you need one for medication or special food needs.
 
Please note the cancellation fees that may apply from 0% - 75% will be refunded depending on date of cancellation and if we were able to fill you slot. 

             Only use the form below if you are paying with credit card.  

FYI:
Your room is considered booked only after your deposit or payment has been received.
            

                           
After paying with your credit card complete the form then hit submit.
If you need to start over hit reset.
DO NOT USE THIS FORM IF YOU ARE PAYING WITH A CHECK!

 

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