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Plant & Garden Clubs

— Plant —

African Violet Society (Capital City)
African Violet & Gesneriad Society (Delta)
Begonia Society (American — Joan Coulat Sac. Branch)
Bonsai Association (American)
Bonsai Association (Capital City)
Bromeliad & Carnivorous Plant Society (Sacramento)
Cactus and Succulent Society (Sacramento)
Chrysanthemum Society (Sacramento)
Cymbidium Society (Sacramento Valley)
Fuchsia Society (American — Sacramento Branch)
Geranium Club (Sacramento)
Iris Society Inc. (Sacramento)
Native Plant Society (California)
Orchid Forum of Sacramento Inc.
Perennial Plant Club (Sacramento)
Rose Society (Sacramento)
Satsuki Aikokai Association

— Garden —

California Garden Clubs Inc.
(Sacramento River Valley District)

River Park Garden Club

Arts, Floral Design & Other Clubs

— Arts —

Camellia City Porcelain Artists
Northern California Art by Fire
Sierra Camera Club
Sacramento Center Textile Arts
Sacramento Weavers' and Spinners' Guild

— Floral Design —

Sacramento Floral Design Guild
Ikebana International, Sacramento Chapter #26
Sogetsu Ikebana of Sacramento

— Other —

Daughters of the American Revolution
Gypsy Traders Antique Club
National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors
McKinley East Sacramento Neighborhood Alliance
Sierra Club



African Violet Society
(Capital City)

Kathy Norton, President*

916-617-2406

www.sacviolets.org

Capitol City African Violet Society, organized in 1952 and affiliated with the African Violet Society of America and the Northern California Council of African Violet Societies, meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month. The club is devoted exclusively to the raising and propagation of African violets and is related to the Delta Gesneriad and African Violet Society. Meetings feature educational programs and refreshments are served. The club actively seeking new members and guests are welcome.

African Violet & Gesneriad Society
(Delta)

Barbara Elkin, President*

530-878-0505

Kathy Norton, Club Representative

916-617-2406

www.sacviolets.org

The Delta Gesneriad and African Violet Society, organized in 1987, is dedicated to African violets and their "cousins." The group meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 11:00 a.m. Guest speakers or slide programs on the newest cultivars, growing advice, hands-on workshops, plants and supplies are available at each meeting. Bring a sack lunch or join in the monthly pot lucks. Everyone's welcome! Come join in the fun.

Begonia Society
(American, Joan Coulat Sac. Branch)

Joan Coulat, President

916-283-5960

www.begonias.org
You are limited only by your imagination as to the fun, adventure, variety, study, and all around good time you can have when you journey into the organized world of begonias. The Sacramento Branch of the American Begonia Society is the means for an introduction to the dynamics and fun of begonias. Meetings are held monthly on the third Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. and feature educational programs, seed plant and exchanges, demonstrations, new species presentations, as well as a raffle drawing. The group is thrilled to share begonias and begonia talk with anyone new to begonias.

Bonsai Association
(American)

Constantine Pappademos, President*

916-933-3681

abasbonsai.org
The American Bonsai Association of Sacramento meets at 7:00 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Meetings are open to the public and almost always include a knowledgeable speaker who is either a club member or a senai from another area who have received formal training in bonsai. You are welcome to visit the club, attend the numerous hands-on workshops, or join us on our annual bus trip.

Bonsai Association
(Capital City)

Gary Judd, President*

916-630-1340

Webpage Pending
The art of creating miniaturized trees or developing woody plants shaped like trees and growing them in containers is the focus of the Capital City Bonsai Association. Meetings, scheduled on an irregular basis, provide information on cultivation includes techniques for shaping, watering, and repotting in various styles of containers. Visitors and enthusiasts are always welcome at any meeting. Contact our club president for a list of meeting times.

Bromeliad & Carnivorous
Plant Society
Sacramento

Keith Smith, President*

530-273-9161

www.bsi.org
Bromeliad and Carnivorous Plant Society meets at 7:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month nine times a year. Additionally the club sponsors an annual show on the last weekend of July. The show is non-competitive and people are encouraged to bring striking and unusual plants to display.

Cactus & Succulent Society
(Sacramento)

Keith Taylor, President*

707-429-1054

www.sacramentocss.org

Bev Clairfield, Representative

bevampc@gmail.com
The uninitiated might think of cacti and succulents as sticky, thorny plants, but the members of the Sacramento Cactus and Succulent Society would be the first to tell you that is not accurate. Join them at their regular monthly meetings on the fourth Monday at 7:00 p.m. (except December) and they will introduce you to the endless variation nature provided in these beautiful, uncommon plants.

Chrysanthemum Society
(Sacramento)

Martha Hackett, President*

hackmum@sbcglobal.net

916-988-6081

www.mums.org
The Sacramento Chrysanthemum Society was formed to help individuals learn procedures for the propagation and cultivation of chrysanthemums, promote a wider interest in the cultivation of this flower, and to encourage the use and display of the beautiful blooms. To enjoy the bonds of fellowship among growers of the chrysanthemum visit one of our meetings on the fourth Thursday of every month (except November and December) at 7:30 p.m.

Cymbidium Society
(Sacramento Valley)

Schelly Numrych, President*

americons1@earthlink.net

916-372-0231
Rich Heisler, Delegate and Board Member

916-989-1650

rheisler@rcsis.com

www.sacramentocymbidiums.org
Sacramento Valley Cymbidium Society, formed in 2004, is a branch of the Cymbidium Society of American. The club meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. In addition to supporting the Shepard Garden and Art Center spring and fall shows, the Sacramento Zoo's "Bloomin" Crazy garden event, and hosting their own show and sale, the club hosts speaking engagements at garden events and nurseries as a way of introducing people to the wonderful world of growing orchids outdoors. Anyone with an interest in Cymbidium orchids is welcome to attend club meetings.

Fuchsia Society
(American, Sacramento Branch)

Alice Bowles, President*

916-972-8606

www.americanfuchsiasociety.org
The American Fuchsia Society is dedicated to the purpose of acquainting flower enthusiasts with the beauty of fuchsias and teaching techniques for growing healthy blooming plants. The Sacramento Branch holds monthly meetings on third Thursdays of the month at 7:30 p.m. There is often a speaker to present information on various aspects of growing fuchsias. Visitors are always encouraged to come and learn more about growing these beautiful plants in a very social atmosphere.

Geranium Club
(Sacramento)

Patti Page, Past President*

916-455-5845

swedishgal@sbcglobal.net
The Sacramento Geranium Club was founded in 1948. It was formed for garden hobbyists who enjoy the beauty and the broad diversity of Geraniums. The club meets on the 1st Monday of the month at 10:00a.m. (except January and February). Guests with an interest in care and growing all the varieties of Geraniums are always welcome.

Iris Society Inc.
(Sacramento)

Bill Fink

916-941-3772

www.irises.org
Sacramento Iris Society is a nonprofit, mutual benefit corporation whose sole purpose is promoting the culture and improvement of the genus Iris through encouraging any activity related to the study, propagation, improvement and culture of irises. The group meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. If this is your favorite flower, come visit to learn more about up-coming exhibitions, display gardens, and publications.

Native Plant Society
(California)

Jennifer Stock, President*

916-320-6307

www.sacvalleycnps.org

Mary Scheidt, Fairs and Events Chair

530-400-7094

California Native Plant Society welcomes one and all — from students to professionals, from hobbyists to dedicated gardeners, from apartment dwellers to homeowners, from city folk to suburbanites to rural residents. Join the society to learn about California's rich and diverse native plant flora and support efforts to conserve native plants and habitats throughout the state. The Society actively also supports many issues related to environmental causes. Our regular monthly meetings are on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

Northern California Art by Fire

Russell Frank, Chair

916-801-8237

www.sacramentopottersgroup.com

Northern California Art by Fire is comprised of clay and hot-glass artists. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of every even-numbered month either at SG&AC or in a member's home where a variety of subjects are discussed including upcoming art shows, glazing techniques, and tips on promotion and sales. Anyone with an interest in producing art using clay or glass is welcome to attend the meetings.

Orchid Forum of Sacramento Inc.

Venik Reddy, President*

530-297-6762

Jay Klock, Board Representative

916-983-0581

www.orchidforum.org
Orchid Forum of Sacramento meetings are held, generally on the 4th Monday of the month from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. however some months there is a special events or holiday observance. Always check their web site to verify the dates and times. Meetings generally include an educational speaker, plant raffle, show and tell session, member plants, and general discussions. The public is invited to all of our events and guests are always welcome.

Perennial Plant Club
(Sacramento)

Saul Wiseman*

530-885-9248

www.sacramentoperennialplantclub.org
Sacramento Perennial Plant Club, established in 1988, meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Meetings are always exciting and informative and often include a plant identification and information segment. Membership benefits include a wide variety of activities, lectures, demonstrations, and workshops; a bi-monthly newsletter; and the chance to win plants and garden-related items during the club's monthly raffle drawings. Guests are always welcome to attend the meetings and refreshments are generally served.

Rose Society
(Sacramento)

Linda Longacre, President

916-622-1152

Ellie Longanecker, Vice-President

916-483-0615

www.sactorose.org/sacramentorosesociety
The Sacramento Rose Society, founded in1940 to encourage and educate the public in the growing and showing roses, meets the second Thursday of each month, except July and August at 7:30 p.m. Gatherings include a short business meeting, cultural tips from consulting rosarians, exhibition tips, and interesting programs on rose culture by knowledgeable speakers. Refreshments are served by members at every meeting. Membership in the Sacramento Rose Society is open to all interested rose growers.

Satsuki Aikokai Association

Ronn Pigram, President*

916-428-8505

Webpage Pending
Translated into English, "Satsuki" means "fifth month." The Satsuki Aikokai Association focuses on the use of late blooming Azaleas with spectacular booms and color combinations on the same plant to create exceptional bonsai sculptures. Meetings are at 7:00 p.m. on the third Monday of the month from September through June with a program presentation at each one. Additional workshops are held on weekends in the spring and fall at a local Bonsai nursery. If you have an interest in this specialized form of bonsai, come to a meeting and learn more.

Sacto River Valley District, CA
Garden Clubs Inc.


Judy Smith, President

707-425-2045

arty3@comcast.net

http://srvd.org
At meetings of the Sacramento River Valley District Garden Club is where you'll learn all about gardening in Sacramento — the "City of Trees," the "Camellia Capital"... Sacratomato! Centered in a region that spans multiple growing zones with a Mediterranean climate, native plants, and a rich agricultural heritage gardening here unlike gardening anywhere else. Join us at one of our regular meetings or join in on a field trip. Check our web site for up coming meetings and events.

River Park Garden Club

Ron McCormack, President*

916-451-7246

www.riverparkgardenclub.com
Want to meet other gardeners in River Park? Have a green thumb? Or would you just like to share your enthusiasm for all things garden? If so, the River Park Garden Club may be for you! Activities include plant sales, gatherings, as well as upkeep of the beautiful Yermol Memorial Garden and River Park entrance sign. If you are interested in joining this group, e-mail rpgc@riverparksacramento.net for times and dates.

Camellia City Porcelain Artists

Bonnie Lee Boeck, President*

530-878-9249

www.camelliacityporcelainartists.com
The objective of the members of the Camellia City Porcelain Artists is to become better artists, connoisseurs, and patrons of the fine art of china painting and to further this art by education and displays in public places. Members attend monthly meetings held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m., receive the club's monthly newsletter and quarterly state newsletters, and attend local seminars. You are welcome to visit at any of our meetings.

Sierra Camera Club of Sacramento

Bob Hubbel, President*

916-383-5188

www.sierracameraclub.com
The Sierra Camera Club is a non-profit organization created to promote the art and science of photography, to advance the knowledge and skills of photographers, and to provide opportunities to enjoy and share the knowledge and experiences with others. The Club is comprised of separate divisions, each representing a different area of interest in the rapidly changing field of photography. To meet fellow photographers and learn more about your area of interest feel free to come to any of our meetings.
  • Digital Image Division — second Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.
  • Prints Division — fourth Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.
  • Color Slides, Nature & Photo Travel Div. — fourth Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.

Sacramento Center Textile Arts

Sharon Tanovitz, President*

916-452-1010

Webpage Pending
Sacramento Center Textile Arts is a group focused on advancing the use of fabric as art. The group often meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. to provide programs and projects to assist each other with learning more about fabrics, sewing, to create community service projects, or just to enjoy the company of others who enjoy the idea of fabric as art. A specialized subgroup focused on beaded works, meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 10:00 am. If fabric is your "thing," come visit and see what can be done with a simple piece of cloth.
Sacramento Weavers' & Spinners' Guild

Barbara Red-Horse

916-606-5089

heartwoven1@yahoo.com

www.directcon.net/weaver
The Sacramento Weavers' and Spinners' Guild encourages growth in the art of weaving, spinning and dyeing, by means of interchange of ideas, research and contact with experts in the field. The Guild offers members the opportunities to get together and share through meetings, workshops and lectures. Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month, September through May (excluding December). Guests are welcome. The business meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. and the program with guest lecturers follows at 11:00 a.m. and ending at 2:00 p.m., with a break for lunch. Bring a sack lunch, beverages and cookies are provided.
Floral Design Guild
(Sacramento)

Yvonne Turner, Co-President*

530-268-6744

gator@cebridge.net

Rhody Vallejo, Co-President

530-753-5582

rhodyandjuan@att.net
The Sacramento Floral Design Guild is celebrating over 50 years of gathering together individuals who are interested in arranging flowers as a form of art. The group explores this form of living sculptural art by inviting outstanding demonstrators, presenting workshops, and participating in various flowers shows through out the year. If this very unique approach to art intrigues you, please join us at 10:00 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month.
Ikebana International
(Sacramento Chapter #26)

Sue Bordner, President*

916-939-9245
Since 1959, Ikebana International (I.I.), Sacramento Chapter #26 has promoted the understanding and enjoyment of Japanese culture and arts in our region including Ikebana, the art of Japanese flowering arrangement, through demonstrations and programs. I.I. meets September through May on the 3rd Monday at 12:30, unless otherwise noted on the Shepard Center Calendar.
Sogetsu Ikebana of Sacramento

Helen Tashima*

(530) 756-5750

etash@dcn.org

Marie LeDonne, Delegate
Sogetsu Ikebana of Sacramento is the place for people who love Japanese flower arrangement, share the joy, and get inspired. Learn about unique arrangements for every day use or special occasions, enjoy classes and workshop, and get introduced to basic and new Ikebana ideas. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 9:45 a.m.
Daughters of the American Revolution

Jeanne Powell, Regent*

530-666-0186

www.sacramentodar.org
The Sacramento Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution meets on the second Monday of the month at 11:00 a.m., September through May, except for one Saturday meeting, usually held in March. Each regular meeting includes a business session, a program, and a luncheon. Members serve once or twice a year on the hostess committee, which serves the light lunch. Visitors are welcome.

Gypsy Traders Antique Club

Lindy Munday, President*

lindyquilts@sbcglobal.net

916-364-5345

Jean Alley

916-457-3075
The Gypsy Traders Antique Club, who meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m., was founded to promote the studying, collecting and enjoyment of antiques. In addition to their meetings and programs, club members have also held fundraisers and parties and participated in field trips. Contact our president for opportunities to visit the club.
Watch & Clock Collectors

(Nat. Assn. Sacramento Valley #71)

Stephen Dane, President*

916-241-9174

www.nawcc.org/chap71
Members of the Sacramento Valley (Chapter 71) of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) include hobbyists, students, educators, casual collectors, and professionals in related retail and manufacturing trades. Their common bond is a fascination with the art and science of timekeeping (horology). Regular meetings are on the fourth Sunday of odd numbered months and begin at 10:00 a.m. Meetings feature a mart, silent auction, lecture, exhibit, and of course, refreshments. Guests and the public are welcome to attend the meetings, but only members can participate in the mart or silent auction.
McKinley East Sacramento Neighborhood Alliance

Nancy Cornelius, President

916-284-7786

nancycornelius@sbcglobal.net

John Home, Vice-President

916-439-3775

johnhome@rsconst.com
The McKinley, East Sacramento Neighborhood Association (MENA) was formed in 1992 as a volunteer organization to give East Sacramento residents a greater say in the issues that affect our community. Today, with hundreds of members, MENA is one of the city's most respected and effective neighborhood associations. We meet the first Wednesday of each month at 7pm. All meetings are open to the public.
Sierra Club,
Sacramento Group

Tony Loftin, President*

916-442-3230

Linnea Fronce, Chapter Representative

916-441-6205
www.motherlode.sierraclub.org
The Sierra Club is a non-profit, member-supported, public interest organization that promotes the conservation of the natural environment by influencing public policy decisions - legislative, administrative, legal, and electoral. The mission of Sierra Club is to promote the preservation, restoration, and enjoyment of California's environment. To get involved, join us at any of our board meetings held on third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Mother Load Chapter Office, 801 K St. Ste. 2700.

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