About the Genesee Region Orchid Society

Establish in June 1968, the Genesee Region Orchid Society is a 501(c) 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 Amrican 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.


The GROS has both single and family memberships. Family memberships give all membership privileges to everyone in your immediate family – a great bargain when it comes to our annual Orchid Show admissions (free) and discounts on other club activities.