About the Genesee Region Orchid Society

Established in June 1968, the Genesee Region Orchid Society is now a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization registered in the State of New York. The object of the Society is to stimulate interest in orchids and educate members and the public in their culture, propagation, improvement, use and conservation. The GROS began with just thirteen charter members, and became officially affiliated with the American Orchid Society in 1969.

GROS Officers for 2023-2024

  • President: Austin Miller
  • Program VP: Carol Butcher
  • Exec. VP: Gary Garbacz
  • Secretary: Kristin Liotti
  • Treasurer: Susan Ackerman

GROS Community Outreach

Our Society provides speakers on various aspects of orchid growing, primarily to local clubs interested in horticultural pursuits.

If you would like to have an orchid expert give a presentation to your club or organization, please use our Contact page, and selected Outreach from the recipient dropdown.

Scheduled Outreach for 2023-24

These will all be general programs about orchids and orchid growing. Presented by Dave Weiss, GROS Community Outreach Chairman.

  • March 25, 2024 (Monday): Irondequoit Public Library, 7 p.m.
  • April 11, 2024 (Tuesday): Pittsford Community Library, 6:30 p.m.
  • April 13, 2024 (Saturday): Brighton memorial Library, 1 p.m.
  • April 16, 2024 (Tuesday): Greece Public Library, 6:30 p.m.
  • April 20, 2024 (Saturday): Henrietta Public Library, 1:30 p.m.