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Chapters of The Gesneriad Society

Use this list to find a chapter in your area. It's a great way to meet other gesneriad enthusiasts! If you are planning a trip, see if there is a chapter in the area. Visitors are always welcome!

No chapter in your area? Want to start one, or find other Gesneriad Society members nearby? Contact our  Chapters and Affiliates Chairperson.

Be sure to check the listing of Gesneriad Society Chapter meeting anouncements for specific meeting information submitted by the chapters.

We have also provided this list of Gesneriad Society Officers, Directors, and Committee Chairpersons.


  Desert Sun African Violet and Gesneriad Society
President, Thelma Heinrich; 6751 E. Duane Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85266
Chapter Website


  San Francisco Gesneriad Society
President: Tommy Liu,  418 Yorkshire Way, Belmont, CA 94002-2538. Email: Paulo Castello da Costa Chapter Website
  Culver City Chapter
President, Charlotte Rosengrant, 2705 Krim Dr. Los angles, Ca 90064
  Delta Gesneriad & African Violet Society
President, Barbara Elkin, 2855 Gayle Lane, Auburn, CA 95602 Email: Barbara Elkin or see Chapter Website
  Grow and Study Chapter
President, Jacquie Eisenhut, 22800 Eriel Ave., Torrance, CA 90505-3011
  Peninsula Chapter
President, Gene Sussli, 1734 Wolfe Drive, San Mateo CA 94402-2621
Email contact


  Gloxinia Gesneriad Growers
For more info, please visit our website.
Visit our Website


  Connecticut Chapter
Email contact: Marcia Kilpatrick 139 Kenyon Rd. Hampton, CT 06247-1112


  The Delaware African Violet and Gesneriad Society
President, Gary Hunter, 1610 Fern Glen Drive, Drumore, PA 17518
Email contact: Quentin Schlieder
Chapter Website


  Caribbean Basin African Violet and Gesneriad Society
President, Karen Lieux 8054 SW 133 CT., Miami, Florida 33184
  Suncoast Chapter
President, Melissa McDowell, 1502 Eastbrook Drive, Sarasota, FL 34231
Email contact: Melissa McDowell
  Tampa Bay Chapter
President, Jay Sespico, 515 Summer Sails Drive, Valrico, FL 33594
  Bloomin' Violets & Gesneriads of Palm Beach
Contacts, Martha Spyridon, 3548 Ensign Circle, Delray Beach, FL 33483 and Lynn DiMaio, 2319 Treasure Isle Dr., #49, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, 33710. (Affiliate chapter)


  Atlanta Gesneriad Interest Group
Contact, Kathy Spissman, 4086 Brownlee Dr., Tucker, GA 30084


  Northern Illinois Chapter
President, Bob Nicholson 8926 N. Greenwood Ave., Illinois 60714-5163.
Chapter Website


  Heart of America
President, Doris Carson, 2555 East 11th St., Joplin, MO 64804
More information is available at the chapter website or by email


  New England Chapter
President, Leslie Milde, PO Box 14, Fremont, NH 03044


  Southeastern Michigan Chapter
President, Richard Holzman, 3836 Jennings, Troy, MI 48083
Email contact: Bob Connelly


  Twin Cities Area Chapter
President, Jinean Schofield, 4665 Morris Lane, Bloomington, MN 55437
For more info see:


  Gateway West Chapter
President, Gary Dunlap, 4189 Jarvis Rd, Hillsboro, MO 63050
For more info see:


  Omaha Chapter
       President  Joyce Stork,  Contact Tom Bruning, 31233 Beechnut Rd., Council Bluffs, IA 51503

New Hampshire

  Granite State African Violet & Gesneriad Society
Lisa DiMambro, 182 Old Chester Turnpike, Chester, NH  03036-4016 Visit the Chapter Web Site

New Jersey

  Frelinghuysen Arboretum Chapter
President, Mary Lou Robbins, 21 Overlook Road, Boonton Township, NJ 07005

New York

  The African Violet and Gesneriad Society of Western New York
President, Judy Niemira, 12 Dappled Dr., East Amherst, NY 14051
Visit the Chapter Website 
  Greater New York Gesneriad Society
President, Bruce Boyd 165 West End Avenue (2B), New York, NY 10023
Visit the Chapter Web Site 
  Long Island Gesneriad Society
President, Sylvia Svitak, 85-51 169th St., Jamaica, NY 11432
Visit the Chapter Web Site
  Vestal African Violet and Gesneriad Society
President, Colin Dimon
Contact: Lee Stradley


 North Coast Gesneriad Club
President Linda Neumann or
  Mt. Hood Chapter
President, Hal Shrauger, 18707 NE Deer Haven Dr,  Newberg, OR 97132, email contact Vivian Scheans


  Liberty Bell Chapter
President, Steve Maciejewski, 2030 Fitzwater Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146
Visit the Chapter Web Site


  Tennessee Chapter
President, Carol Ann Bonner 3705 Tibbs Drive, Nashville, TN 37211-3413
Visit the Chapter Web Site


  Puget Sound Chapter
M.J. Tyler,  POB 425, Indianola, WA 98342

Washington, D.C.

  National Capital Area Chapter
Brian Connor, 3003 East Monument Street, Baltimore MD 21205
Visit the Chapter Web Site


  Carefree Gesneriad Society
President, Elaine Stutt
Contact: Gloria Martin, 298 Michener Dr., Regina, SK S4V 0J4, Canada
Email Contact: President, Elaine Stutt
  Edmonton Chapter
President, Doreen Dragon , 14 Gareth Place, St. Albert, AB.  T8N3K5  Canada
  Toronto Gesneriad Society
President, Suzie Larouche
       Visit the Chapter Web Site
  Vancouver African Violet and Gesneriad Society
President, Marianne Moore, 4751 Camlann Court, Richmond, BC, Canada V7C 4S1
Visit the Chapter Web Site


  Gesneriasts of Sweden
President, Margareta Edquist, Syrengatan 19, 571 39 Nässjö.

10-14 April we have the yearly garden show in Älvsjö, Stockholm where we will show and sell plants.
27 April, Annual meeting for the members, in Lund, Sweden with a visit to the Botanical garden
First two weeks in September (approximately 1-12, exact start date to be announced) we will have an educational exhibition with some plants at the library in Uppsala, Sweden.

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