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Arizona

Desert Sun African Violet and Gesneriad Society
President, Thelma Heinrich. The chapter has two groups. One meets on the second Tuesday of each month at various members’ homes throughout the Valley from September through June. The second group meets on the third Saturday of each month (Sept. through June) at various libraries in the Valley. Both meetings start at 10:00 a.m.   More information is available on the chapter website or by email.

California

Culver City Chapter
President, Emmit Willis. 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, Lynn Lombard. 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 by email.

Grow & Study Chapter
President, Jacquie Eisenhut. Meetings are on the fourth Saturday of each month (except December) at 10 a.m. at Anaheim United Methodist Church, 1000 State College Blvd., Anaheim, CA.  More information is available by email.

Peninsula Gesneriad Society
President, Gene Sussli. Meetings are usually on the second Thursday of every month except August and December. Meetings usually last from 7 to 9:30 p.m. More information is available by email.

San Francisco Gesneriad Society
President, Alan LaVergne. 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 or by email.

Colorado

Gloxinia Gesneriad Growers
President, Larry Boyer. The chapter meets the first Saturday of the month (except June, July, and August) from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York Street, Denver, CO; (720) 865-3500 and the plant society information line at (720) 865-3639. More information is available at the chapter website.

Delaware

The Delaware African Violet and Gesneriad Society
President, Mary Schaeffer. 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 and Lynn DiMaio. Meetings are held  on the third Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m., except in 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, Karen Lieux. Meeting are held on the second Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. to noon, at Palm Hammock Orchid Estate, 9995 S.W. 66 St., Miami, FL. Guests welcome; free admission to garden and meeting. More information is available by email.

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, Jay Sespico. 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.

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, IL. More information is available at the chapter website or by email.

Kansas/Missouri

Heart of America Gesneriad Society
President, Nancy Moerer. 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 by email.

Massachusetts

New England Gesneriad Society
President, Sharon Rosenzweig. Meetings are held the first Sunday of the month at Russell’s Garden Center, 397 Boston Post Road (MA Route 20) Wayland, MA. More information is available at the chapter website or by email.

Michigan

Southeastern Michigan Gesneriad Society
President, Richard Holzman. More information is available by email.

Minnesota

Twin Cities Area Chapter
President, Bob Eschbach. Meetings are held  on the fourth Tuesday of each month except July, August, and December, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Crusader room at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church at the intersection of Highway #36 and Hamline Avenue, Roseville, MN. More information is available at the chapter website or by email.

Missouri

Gateway West Gesneriad Society
President, Gary Dunlap. More information is available at the chapter website or by email.

Nebraska/Iowa

Omaha African Violet & Gesneriad Society
President, Joyce Stork. More information is available by email.

New Hampshire

Granite State African Violet & Gesneriad Society
President, Lisa DiMambro. More information is available at the chapter website or by email.

New Jersey

Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society
President,  Karyn Cichocki. 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.

New York

African Violet and Gesneriad Society of Rochester
President, Stacey Davis. More information is available by email.

African Violet and Gesneriad Society of Syracuse
President, Ann Kelly. More information is available by email.

African Violet and Gesneriad Society of Western New York
President, Judy Niemira. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month, September to June, at 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of Depew High School on Transit Road in the village of Depew, NY. Parking and entry at the rear of the complex. More information is available at the chapter website or by email.

Greater New York Gesneriad Society
President, Gussie Farrice. Meetings are held the third Saturday of the month, except July and August, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the GLBT Center, 208 West 13th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues, in Manhattan. More information is available at the chapter website or by email.

Long Island Gesneriad Society
President, Marilyn Heinrich. Meetings are held on the second Saturday of the month (except for January, April, July and August) from noon to 3:00 p.m. at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY (Nassau County). More information is available at the chapter website or by email.

Vestal African Violet and Gesneriad Society
President, Lee Stradley. Meetings are usually held on the second Sunday of the month, except May, June, July and August, at 2 p.m. at the Vestal Public Library, Vestal Parkway, Vestal, NY. More information is available at the chapter website or by email.

Ohio

North Coast Gesneriad Club
President, Linda Neumann. 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. More information is available by email.

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 or by email.

Tennessee

Tennessee Gesneriad Society
President, Carol Ann Bonner.  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 or by email.

Washington

Puget Sound Gesneriad Society
President, Doreen Hovermale. 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 website or by email.

Washington, DC

National Capital Area
President, Corey Wycliffe. Meetings are held several times a year on the second Saturday of the month at 11 a.m., usually at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C.  More information is available at the chapter website or by email.

Canada

Carefree Gesneriad Society (Regina, SK)
President, Elaine Stutt. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month from October to June (except December). More information is available by email.

Edmonton Gesneriad Society
President, Doreen Dragon. Meetings are 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.

Toronto Gesneriad Society
President, Bret Flewelling. 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, Marianne Moore. 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 or by email.

Sweden

Gesneriasts of Sweden
President, Margareta Edquist. More information is available at the chapter website or by email.


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