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Updates to chapter information (president or meeting locations and dates) should be sent to Karyn Cichocki, the Chapters and Affiliates Chairperson. Information regarding shows and sales should be sent to the Events Editor. Your event will be featured on the Events page and also in Gesneriads.

Arizona

Desert Sun African Violet and Gesneriad Society
President, Karen Broadway.  The chapter meets on the second Tuesday of each month at various members’ homes throughout the Valley from September through June.  Meetings start at 10:00 a.m.  For more info contact Ann Stoetzer.

California

Culver City Chapter
President, Pat Lesnansky. Meetings are on the third Monday each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Culver City Memorial Auditorium 4117 Overland Ave, Room C, Culver City, CA. More information is available by email.

Delta Gesneriad & African Violet Society
President, Jeani Hatfield. Meetings are the third Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. (sack lunch at noon) at the Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3300 McKinley Boulevard, Sacramento, CA.  More information is available on the chapter website or e-mail.

Grow & Study Chapter
President, Jacquie Eisenhut. Meetings are on the 3rd Sunday of the month at 2:00 pm (except June & July) at Greenwood Park, 1520 Greenwood Ave in Torrance CA..  More information is available by email.

Peninsula Gesneriad Society

Meetings are temporarily suspended.

San Francisco Gesneriad Society
President, Jon Dixon. Meetings are usually held on the third Sunday of each month, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Garden Club Room, at the San Francisco County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park, 9th Ave & Lincoln Way, San Francisco, CA. More information is available on the chapter website, Facebook page or contact Paulo Castello da Costa.

Colorado

Gloxinia Gesneriad Growers
President, Irina Nicholson. The chapter meets the First Saturday of the month 10.30 am at the Jefferson County Library, Arvada, CO. More information is available at the chapter website or by e-mail.

Delaware

The Delaware African Violet and Gesneriad Society
President, Raymond Ruger. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday evening of September to November and January to May at 7:30 p.m. at Rockland Place, 1519 Rockland Rd, Wilmington, DE. More information is available on the chapter website or by email.

Florida

Bloomin’ Violets & Gesneriads of Palm Beach (Affiliate)
Co-presidents, Martha Spyridon. Meetings are held  on the third Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m., except July and August, at The Palm Springs Public Library, 217 Cypress Lane, Palm Springs, FL. More information is available by email.

Caribbean Basin African Violet and Gesneriad Society
President, Erna Maxwell. Meeting are held on the second Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. to noon at St. Mathew the Apostle Episcopal Church, 7410 Sunset Drive, Miami, Fl. 33143. Guests welcome. Fore more information contact Sue Rose Samuels.

Suncoast Gesneriad Society
President, Jeanne Katzenstein. Meetings are temporarily suspended. Anyone interested in attending gesneriad meetings/programs in the area, please see the Tampa Bay Chapter listing as guests are welcome anytime at their monthly Saturday meetings. More information is available by email.

Tampa Bay Gesneriad Society
President, Nancy Crites. Meetings are usually held the third Saturday of each month (except February and December) starting at 10 a.m at the office of Dr. Martinez, 402 West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Tampa, FL. More information is available by email, or on their Facebook page.

Georgia

Atlanta Gesneriad Interest Group
President, Kathy Spissman. More information is available by email.

Illinois

Northern Illinois Gesneriad Society
President, Bob Nicholson.  Meetings are generally held on the third Sunday of the month at 12:30 p.m, at the Warrenville Fire Station at 3S472 Batavia Road, Warrenville, Illinois . More information is available at the chapter website, Facebook page or by email.

Kansas/Missouri

Heart of America Gesneriad Society
President, Linda Hall. Meetings are held the third Saturday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Loose Park Garden Center Building, 5200 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, MO. More information is available at the chapter website or contact Susan Grose.

Massachusetts

New England Gesneriad Society
President, Marcia Kilpatrick. Meetings are held the first Sunday of the month at the Goodnow Library in Sudbury, MA  . More information is available at the chapter website or by email.

Michigan

Southeastern Michigan Gesneriad Society
Meetings are temporarily suspended.

Minnesota

Minnesota Gesneriad Society Chapter
President, Sue Chorn. Meetings are held  on the fourth Thursday of each month except July, August, and December, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1900 7th St NW, New Brighton, MN, 55112. For more information contact Mike Cagley.

Twin Cities Area Chapter
President, Bill Morrison. Most meetings take place on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 6:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at the University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences Conservatory, 612-625-4788, 1534 Lindig St., St. Paul, MN 55408 (part of the St. Paul Campus). No meetings July, August or December. More information is available at the chapter website or by email.

Missouri

Gateway West Gesneriad Society
President, George Kloppe. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month, 7:00 PM, at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis.  More information is available at the chapter website or by email.

Nebraska/Iowa

Omaha African Violet & Gesneriad Society
President, Tom Bruning. More information is available by email or on the chapter’s Facebook page.

New Hampshire

Granite State African Violet & Gesneriad Society
Meetings are temporarily suspended.

New Jersey

Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society
President, Virginia (Ginny) Heatter. Meetings are usually held the first Thursday evening of each month (except January, July, August and December)  at 8 p.m. in the Haggarty Education Classroom A at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 53 East Hanover Avenue, Morristown, NJ.  More information is available by email or on the chapter’s Facebook page.

New York

African Violet and Gesneriad Society of Rochester
President, Stacey Davis. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of month, Sept – June at 7:00 pm in the Activities Room of St. John’s Home, 150 Highland Ave., Rochester, NY 14620. More information is available at the chapter website or by email.

African Violet and Gesneriad Society of Syracuse
President, Linda Rowe. More information is available at the chapter website or contact Mary Ryan.

African Violet and Gesneriad Society of Western New York
President, Judy Niemira. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month all year except for February at 7:00 pm, Greenfield Health and Rehab Center,5949 Broadway Street,Lancaster, NY, 14086. More information is available at the chapter website or by email.

Greater New York Gesneriad Society
President, Al Romano. Meetings are held the fourth Saturday of the month, except July and August, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the LGBT Center, 208 West 13th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues, in Manhattan. More information is available at the chapter website, Facebook page or by email.

Long Island Gesneriad Society
President, Paul Susi. Meetings are held on the second Saturday of the month (except for January, July and August) from noon to 3:00 p.m. at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY (Nassau County). The annual judged show is usually held in May. More information is available at the chapter website, Facebook page or by email.

Ohio

North Coast Gesneriad Club
President, Rick Pogozelski. Meetings are held on the second or third Saturday of the month at the Orange Library, 31399 Chagrin Blvd, Pepper Pike, OH. More information is available at the chapter website or by email.

Oregon

Mt. Hood Gesneriad Society
President, Vivian Scheans. For more information contact Patti McCarthy.

Pennsylvania

Liberty Bell Gesneriad Society
President, Stephen Maciejewski. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral Village Auditorium, 600 East Cathedral Road, Philadelphia, PA. More information is available at the chapter website, Facebook page or by email.

Tennessee

Tennessee Gesneriad Society
President, Julie Mavity-Hudson.  Meetings are held on the second Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. at Cheekwood’s Botanic Hall, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville, TN.More information is available at the chapter website, Facebook page or by email.

Washington

Puget Sound Gesneriad Society
President, Cathleen Graves. Meetings are usually held on the second Sunday of the month, from 1 to 4 p.m., in members’ homes around the greater Puget Sound area. Contact M. J. Tyler for meeting information. More information is available at the chapter Facebook page or by email.

Washington, DC

National Capital Area
President, Jim Roberts. Meetings are held the second Saturday of each month, 10:30 a.m., at Behnke Nurseries in Beltsville, MD.  More information is available at the chapter website or by email.

Canada

Carefree Gesneriad Society (Regina, SK)
President, Elaine Stutt.  Meetings are temporarily suspended.  More information is available by email.

Edmonton Gesneriad Society
President, Gail Rankin. Meetings are held the first Sunday of each month (except July, August, and December) from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Centre, Edmonton, AB. Canada. More information is available by email.

Stampede City African Violet Society (AFFILIATE)
Contact Winston J. Goretsky.  Meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of each month (September through May) at the Northwest Brentwood Co-op Auditorium,  4122 Brentwood Road N.W., Calgary.  More information is available at the website, or by e-mail.

Toronto Gesneriad Society
President, Steve Kerr. Meetings are usually held on the second Sunday of the month, except July and August, beginning at 2 p.m., at the Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario. More information is available on the chapter website or by email.

Vancouver African Violet and Gesneriad Society
President, Debbie Hunwicks. Meetings are on the third Sunday of each month (except in July, August and December), from 1:30 to 4 p.m.,  in the Cedar Room of Van Dusen Botanical Gardens at W. 37th Avenue & Oak Street in Vancouver. More information is available at the chapter website, Facebook page or by email.

Sweden

Gesneriasts of Sweden
President, Anton Ledin. More information is available at the chapter website, Facebook page or by email.


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