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Eisenhart Auditorium
Rochester Museum and Science Center
657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY

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Our monthly meetings are open to the public

Our monthly meetings are open to the public. Non-members are cordially invited to attend.

Our meetings are educational and entertaining. You will hear about future activities and have the opportunity to talk to active members (they are friendly) and ask questions about the club. The meetings are free to all. Come check us out.  

Meeting cancellations due to inclement weather will be announced here on our website (, on our information line (585-987-1717), on, and on WHAM 1180 AM radio.

For more club information please call the information line at: (585) 987-1717.

ASL Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

A sign language interpreter is available upon request for the deaf and HOH at this month's meeting. Please contact The request must be received one week before the Chapter Meeting.

Upcoming Meetings 

Next meeting -- December 10, 2014

7:00PM – Annie & The Hedonists Concert

The Genesee Valley Chapter has delighted in the joyful music of Annie & the Hedonists each February for a number of years as part of our annual Loj Trip’s weekend of skiing and snowshoeing in the High Peaks.  In December of 2010 and again in 2012, we were able to coax them into traveling to Rochester for our Holiday Program, and now they’re back for another thrilling performance!  Annie & the Hedonists features lead vocalist, Annie Rosen; guitarist, Jonny Rosen; multi-instrumentalist, Peter Davis; and bassist, Don Young. 

Annie’s emotive vocals are accompanied by tight-knit harmonies and a variety of lead instruments, including acoustic and tenor guitar, and clarinet.  Acoustic Blues, Vintage Jazz & Swing, and Folk Roots Americana are finely crafted by Annie’s sassy renditions of some of the timeless, nostalgic songs of the American jazz tradition.

The band performs primarily in the Northeast.  Members of the group have also been featured in a number of other bands, including Reggie’s Red Hot Feet Warmers, the Doc Scanlon Trio, Lindy Hop Heaven, and Swingology.  Peter Davis is a regular performer on “Dancing on the Air,” hosted by Jay Unger and Molly Mason on Northeast Public Radio (WAMC).

The band’s most recent recording of a CD titled, “Women Be Wise,” includes an array of songs from the 1920s and 30s from such artists as Sippie Wallace, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Louis Armstrong.  Other songs include two from Bob Dylan, plus country blues, gospel and western swing. 

You may visit their web site at to watch videos of their fabulous music and warm up your feet.

Please join us on Wednesday, December 10, at 7:00pm for a toe-tapping and foot-stomping evening of fun and exciting music!

Nominations for 2015 Chapter Officers

Nominations for 2015 Chapter Officers

The following people have been nominated to serve as 2015 Officers for GVC-ADK
  • Chair: Nancy Donny
  • Vice-Chair: Annie Fogarty
  • Secretary: Grace Fuller
  • Treasurer: Peter Collinge
  • Director: Shirley Thomas
In accordance with the Articles of Association of the Chapter, additional nominations may be made by submission of a petition signed by five (5) GVC-ADK members and accompanied by a statement of acceptance from all such nominees. Such nominations shall be in the hands of the Secretary by the November 2014 Chapter Meeting. If such additional nominations are received, a ballot will be included in the December 2014 Geneseean. The election will be held at the December 2014 Chapter Meeting.

Looking back to recent chapter meetings

November 12, 2014

Chapter Presentation Wednesday November 12th at 7PM

Killarney Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada With Jeff Mead

“What drew me to Killarney was the rocks. The thought of bright white peaks glowing in the moonlight, turned pink by the rising sun, and reflecting majestically in mirror-like wilderness lakes was too much to resist.  I set off on a thirteen day solo canoe trip making a loop through the park.”

Join us for an introduction to Killarney Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada by Jeff Mead, who will be sharing his experiences from two backcountry canoe trips there. Killarney, to the east of Georgian Bay off Lake Huron, features exceptionally scenic landscapes, rugged windswept islands and crystal clear lakes nestled between pink granite ledges beneath white quartzite mountains.  It is a backcountry paradise for paddlers and backpackers, and also offers family style car camping with exceptional day hikes and paddles.
Killarney is defined by the La Cloche Mountains, which are more ancient and originally taller than the Rockies. Formed billions of years ago, they were worn to their current rounded shape over the past million years by glaciers advancing and retreating four times.  Silver Peak, the highest in the park, now 1,782 feet, is as smooth as a polished countertop in many places.  Much of the park features this exposed white quartzite. Bright white peaks and ridges over turquoise lakes make for the exception beauty that draws visitors there year after year.

The area has long captivated artists including Canada’s “The Group of Seven”, so much so, that they persuaded the Ontario government to make it a park. Extensive backcountry canoeing and sea kayaking experiences and outstanding hiking including the 80 km, looped, La Cloche-Silhouette Trail, as well as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in winter, beckon wilderness lovers year round.

Come out to learn about this magnificent provincial park just a seven hour drive away.  Even if you never plan to explore the park yourself, join us to enjoy photos of Killarney’s exceptional beauty.

October 8, 2014

The videos of the October ADK meeting (10/8/2014) are available at the links below.

Business Mtg

Presentor- Dr. Kleiman

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