Get involved with a group of Chestertonians in your area! Click on the links below to get more information on local societies. Can’t find a group? Then it’s time to start a local Chesterton Society. Learn more here: How to Start a Local Society. To update local society information or inquire about starting a society, email Victoria Darkey, Local Society Liaison for the American Chesterton Society.
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The Corpus Christi Chesterton Society ( Oneonta, AL) | Usually meets every Friday from 6:00PM until 7:30PM at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 32015 State Highway 75, Oneonta, AL 35121 | For more information, contact Harrison Jones by email at CorpusChristiGKCS@gmail.com
The Birmingham Chesterton Society | Usually meets the first Friday of the month from 6:30PM until 9:30PM | For more information, contact Matt Burford by email at email@example.com or by phone at 205-249-6724.
Anchorage Chesterton Society |For more information please contact Alex Ippoliti by email at firstname.lastname@example.org by phone at 907-726-7592.
Phoenix Chesterton Society | Meeting once every two months | For more information, contact Joseph Little at email@example.com or call 623-582-9247
The Chesterton Society of the Ozarks (“Serious Topics Discussed with Light Hearts”) | 7:00PM – Fourth Friday of each month | For more information, contact Tom Parks, at firstname.lastname@example.org (please place “GKC” in the subject line to avoid your message being ignored as “spam”) or call 479-631-2652
The Santa Barbara Chesterton Society | 7:30 to 9:00PM – Once every eight weeks | For more information, contact Rich Dixon, email: email@example.com, or by phone: 805-403-8826.
The Sacramento Chesterton Society | Meets on the third Tuesday of each month at approx. 7:30PM at Saint Stephen the First Martyr Parish, 5461 44th Street, Sacramento, CA 95820 | The time is approx. because the meeting is after the 6:30 pm evening Mass at Saint Stephen the First Martyr | For more information, contact Spencer Roundtree by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: (530) 622-1366.
The Bay Area Chesterton Society ( San Jose and surrounding areas) | Meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 7PM-9PM at Country Gourmet Restaurant, Sunnyvale, California (see http://www.country-gourmet.com/ ) | For more information, contact Margaret Kalb by email email@example.com.
The San Francisco & Marin County Chesterton Society |Meets on the first Thursday of each month, ten months out of the year | No Meetings for July or August | Will resume 2013 meetings on September 5, 2013 at 7:00PM at St Mary Star of the Sea Church, Duggan Hall located at 180 Harrison Ave., Sausalito, CA 94965| For more information, contact Charlie Rickard by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone:(415) 686-0427.
The Hollywood Chesterton Society |Inaugural meeting at 5:00PM on May 18, 2013 at HERO/Movie to Movement, 6253 Hollywood Blvd. Unit #706 | For more information, contact Kaiser Johnson at email@example.com, or 310-562-6500, or Mike Holley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 323-333-6662.
The Long Bow League: Watsonville Chesterton Society | Meets 7:00 to 9:00PM on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the home of Marcus and Meris Schwager at 51 Roosevelt St. in Watsonville, Ca. | For more information, contact Marcus Schwager, email: email@example.com, or by phone: 831-724-2110
Horsetooth Mountain Chesterton Society | Meets the second Friday of the month, September through May | For more information, contact Sandra Gust WhistlinGirl@gmail.com or 970-482-1776
Denver Chesterton Society | Meets at 7:15 PM, second Monday of each month | Cardinal Stafford Library, St. John Vianney Seminary, 1300 South Steele, Denver, CO 80210 | For more information, contact Mark Tarrant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Central Florida Chesterton Society | Founded in 2010|Meetings held at 6pm on the 4th Monday of each month at The Fiddler’s Green Irish Pub, 544 W Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789.| For more information, contact Billy Morgan at email@example.com or call 407-427-9692
The Atlanta Chesterton Society | Meets monthly at Manual’s Tavern in East Atlanta | For more information contact Josh Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 407-992-8493
The Chesterton Society of the Sandwich Islands | Meets monthly on Monday nights in Honolulu | For more information contact Tom Cook at email@example.com or call 239-595-5441
The Chicago Area Chesterton Society | Meets second Saturday of each month at 2:00 PM | Centuries and Sleuths Bookstore | 7419 West Madison Ave., Forest Park, IL | For more information, contact Art Livingston at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-309-8784
The Quad Cities Chesterton Society | Meets first Tuesday of each month from 7pm – 9:00 pm | The Butterworth Center, The Orchid Room, 1105 8th Street, Moline, IL 61265 | For more information, contact Jerry or Donna Schroeder at 309-764-8657. Please call in advance to confirm meeting date, time, and location
Sangamon Valley Chesterton Society | Meets the 4th Wednesday of the month from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (subject to change in November & December — contact Sean Dailey for details) | Casey’s Pub (Knights of Columbus Hall), 2200 S. Meadowbrook Road, Springfield, IL 62707 | For more information, contact Sean at email@example.com
Chesterton Society of Southern Indiana | Meets the 1st Thursday of each month | 7:00PM at the Monroe County Library | For more information contact Larry Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org , or call (812) 876-5023 | Find us on Facebook.
Chesterton Society of South Bend | Meets the 3rd Monday evening of each month | For more information contact Martijn Cremers at email@example.com
Chesterton Iowa City Society | Meets second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm| O’Keefe Hall at the Newman Center on the campus of University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA | For more information email Chestertonics@gmail.com
The Dubuque Chesterton Society | Group is currently in exploration mode | For more information contact Tom Fries at firstname.lastname@example.org
Northeast Kansas Chesterton Society | Monthly meetings in the Eudora/Lawrence area (usually the third Thursday evening) | For more information, contact Charlotte Ostermann at email@example.com or 785-863-2233
Four States G.K.Chesterton Society |Serving the area where Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Arkansas meet |Monthly meetings held at 4084 Mt. Carmel Rd, Frontenac KS. 66763. | For more information, contact Fr. Bob McElwee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Witchita Chesterton Society | Monthly meetings at Eighth Day Bookstore | For more information, contact Laurie Robinson at email@example.com
Lexington Chesterton Society | In Exploration Mode | For more information, contact Jacob Hamm by email at Jacob_hamm19@eku.edu or by phone 859-582-3834.
Louisville Chesterton Society | Inaugural meeting at 7:00 pm April 16, 2013 | Meetings on the third Tuesday of each month are tentatively planned at the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University| For more information, contact Craig Sanders by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 864-491-3870.
University of Kentucky Chesterton Society | Meetings to be held in William T. Young Library on the Campus of UK | For more information, contact Clare Harshey at email@example.com or 317-513-8085.
Baton Rouge Chesterton Clubs | One club meets every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30am at the PAC center of Our Lady of Mercy Church | The other meets on Tuesdays at Christ the King Church (activity center) on the Louisiana State University (LSU) campus from 7:00pm-8:00pm. | For more information, contact Karen Hornsby at firstname.lastname@example.org
Baltimore Chesterton Society | Monthly meetings in a variety of locations in the Baltimore area | For more information check out the group’s Facebook page or contact Brad Williams at email@example.com , or call 410-456-3539
Chesterton Society of Boston | For more information, contact Mark McDonough at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chesterton Society of Worcester | Meets second Saturday of each month (bi-monthly during summer) at 7:00 PM at the Webster House Restaurant, 1 Webster St., Worcester, MA | For more information, contact A.F. Zamarro at email@example.com or 508-245-6344
The G. K. Chesterton Group at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst | For more information, contact Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org
Southeast Michigan Chesterton Society (Metropolitan Detroit) | For more information, contact Kathy Stocki at email@example.com or call 810-329-8559
The Twin Cities Chesterton Society | Meets at 7:00 PM on the last Tuesday of each month | The University Club, 420 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN | For more information, contact Dale Ahlquist at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 952-831-3096
The Driftless Area Chesterton Society | This group serves Southeast MN and Western WI | Monthly meetings held usually on Mondays in various locations in and around Red Wing, MN | For more information contact Pete Beurskens by email at email@example.com or by phone at 715-273-4534
The St. Louis Chesterton Society | Established 2004 | Third Monday of each month at 7 PM | For more information, contact Scott Wilson at Stlchesterton@sbcglobal.net or call 314-832-0722 | Visit us on Facebook
The Omaha Chesterton Society | Meets second Mondays of even-numbered months | For more information, contact Tom Jensen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nevada Chesterton Society | Meets monthly at Eclipse Pizza, 3950 Mayberry Drive, Reno, NV | For more information, contact Jim Carrico at email@example.com or call 775-851-3138
The American Chesterton Society of Western New York | Meets 1st Thursday of every month (except December) at the Amherst Barnes & Noble at 7:00 P.M. | Barnes and Noble, 1565 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst, NY 14228 | For more information, contact Paul Friedman at (716) 825-1519
The New York City Chesterton Society | Meets at 7:30 PM on the second and fourth Mondays of every month | Old Town Bar, 45 East 18th Street, New York, NY | For more information, contact Kevin Flaherty at firstname.lastname@example.org 347-420-9150
The Rochester NY Chesterton Society | Established 2000 | Meets the third Thursday of the month (September – November, February – May)| Typically meetings are held at the Basilian Frs. Residence, 3497 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14618 | For more information, contact Lou Horvath at email@example.com or call (585) 482-7252. Also note: the Rochester NY Chesterton Society has organized annual conferences in the fall (late September/early October)
Long Island Chesterton Society | For more information, contact Anthony Casale by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 516-721-2424 (cell) or 631-331-9032 (home).
Hudson Valley Chesterton Society | Monthly meetings at Mahoney’s Pub in Poughkeepsie | For more information, contact Fr. Thomas Lutz by email at email@example.com or by phone at St. Augustine Church (845) 691-7673
The Syracuse Chesterton Society |The first meeting held on Tuesday, September 24, 2013.|Meeting at Posey’s Family Restaurant & Pizzeria 6556 Lakeshore Road Cicero, NY 13039, at 7PM | For more information, contact Robert D. George at (315) 699-6991 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Fargo-Area Chesterton Society | Meets at 7:00 PM on the first Thursday of each month (September – June) | The Church of the Nativity, 1825 South 11th, Fargo, ND 58103 | For more information, contact Bruce Dahl by email at email@example.com or by phone at 701-235-8980
GK Chesterton Society of Warren, Ohio | 6:00 PM, third Sunday of each month (September – May) | Panera Community Room, 3641 Elm Road, Warren, OH 44483 | Contact Ellen Finan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 330-638-4393 (meeting dates subject to change; call to inquire)
Cincinnati Chesterton Society | Meets at 7:00 PM 3rd or 4th Tuesday of each month; please check blog for details | For more information, contact Darren Szwajkowski at email@example.com or call 937-416-4607
Cleveland Chesterton Society | Monthly meetings beginning March 2012 |For more information, contact John Hissong at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 216-321-2247
Salem (Oregon) Chesterton Society | Meets every two months | For more information, contact Jacques Van Blokland at email@example.com or call (971)313-4744
Western Pennsylvania Chesterton Society | Meets on the second Thursday evening of each month | For more information contact Vicki Darkey at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 724-453-3524 | Find us on Facebook.
The Pittsburgh Oratory Chesterton Society | Meets every Thursday evening at 7:15-9:00 PM at the The Ryan Catholic Newman Center, 4450 Bayard Street, Pittsburgh PA, 15213 | For more information, contact James Lomuscio at email@example.com or call 203-856-2419 (text messages OK) | Find us on Facebook.
The South Carolina Upstate Chesterton Society | Meets the third week of each month | For more information, contact Steve Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 864-585-8259
The Dallas-Fort Worth Chesterton Society | Meets at 7:00 PM one Saturday each month | For more information, contact Tom Ridenour at email@example.com (972-572-8910) or Carl Hasler at firstname.lastname@example.org (972-881-5753).
The Defenders of Notting Hill meet in the Upper lobby of Malloy, the English department Modern and Classical Languages Department building of the University of St. Thomas ( Houston) | 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7:00pm to 8:00pm | For more information contact M. Elizabeth MacArthur at email@example.com (281-979-1716) or Matthew Wetherford at firstname.lastname@example.org (281-743-0153).
The San Antonio Chesterton Society | Meets at 7:00 PM the second Saturday of each month | For more information, contact Cheryl Moczygemba at email@example.com or call 210-858-2030
Northern Virginia Chesterton Society | Meets first Saturday of each month from 3PM – 5PM | Famous Dave’s Restaurant, Sterling, VA | For more information, contact John Forbes at firstname.lastname@example.org| Find us on Facebook.
The Highlands Chesterton Society (Abingdon,VA)| Serving Chesterton fans in Southwestern Virginia, Eastern Tennessee, and Western North Carolina | Currently in exploration mode | For more information, contact Chris Duncan by email at email@example.com or by phone at 276-274-5019
The Cheerful Chesterton Chapter (Strasburg,VA)| Meetings held beginning in April 2012 at The Black Cat Inn at Shirefeld | For more information, contact Andrew Schmiedicke by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 616-855-1951
The Seattle Chesterton Society | Meets six times each academic year at 7:30 PM at the Catholic Newman Center of the University of Washington; 4502 20th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105| For more information, contact Kirk Kanzelberger at email@example.com| Learn more online at www.seattlechesterton.org or www.facebook.com/SeattleChestertonSociety.
Milwaukee Chesterton Society | Meets at 7:00 p.m. first Wednesday of every month except August | Elm Grove Village Municipal Building, 13600 Juneau Blvd., Elm Grove WI | For more information, contact Rick and Mary Brittnacher at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 414-421-3286
The La Crosse Chesterton Society | Meets at 7:00 PM the second Thursday of each month | Waterfront Restaurant, La Crosse WI | For more information, contact Rita at email@example.com call 608-386-5962
The Green Bay Chesterton Society | Meets on the fourth Thursday of each month| For more information, contact Brad Norton by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 920-469-7812.
River Falls, WI Area Chesterton Society | Has moved to Red Wing, MN! | It will continue to serve Chestertonians in western Wisconsin. Please see The Driftless Area Chesterton Society listing under the Minnesota local societies | For more information, contact Pete Beurskens at email@example.com or call 715-273-4534
Canada High Park Chesterton Society (Toronto) | For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Hugh Ranalli: 416-604-7232