African Violet & Gesneriad Society of Syracuse


African Violet & Gesneriad Society of Syracuse

Newsletter October 2018

The meeting will be held on October 11th at 7 pm

in Pitcher Hill Community Church, 605 Bailey Rd., North Syracuse.

Guests are always welcomed. 

Greeter – Shirley mills

Refreshments –Dawn and Kathy Marquart

Violets and Relatives – Barb Leonard


This months program will be presented by barb on the how to grow streps with the care and propagation of this unique and pretty plant. We encourage members to try to grow these at least once. 

Any member whose dues are not paid by October 24th will not be receiving the Newsletter and will be dropped from the membership list, if not sure see me at the meeting or email me. If your dues are not paid you will not be receiving a project plant. 

Happy Birthday to Susan Scanlon, Bill Yager and Paul Gerthoffer; hope all of you have some fun. 

Next month is our auction, start thinking about plants or leaves and other design materials you would like to donate. December is our Christmas Party, hopefully we will not be snowed in as last years party that we had to cancel. 

Congratulations to our officers for the coming year:

President – Penny Moore

Vice President/Show Chairman – Barbara Leonard

Treasurer/Newsletter/Membership – Jim Wildman

Secretary/Historian/Director 3 year – Donna Coleman

Director 2 year – Jerry Finger

Director 1 year – Sue Scanlon 

We are getting together a basket for NYSAVS convention in October in Owego, NY. The theme is a beer basket, the beer is being provided by the club but we will need other items like scratch off lottery tickets, snacks etc. 

Our theme for our show in April 2019 is “Violets get their kicks on Route 66”, sounds like a fun theme. 

We will have a new membership list available in November at our meeting for those not getting a hard copy. 

“The more you talk, the less people listen” – Mitch Landrieu

“The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer somebody else up” – Mark Twain

“Your world is only as small as you make it” – Gabrielle Union.