Chapter Contact

Joanne Campbell, President

3233 N. West Avenue
Fresno, CA 93705-3402
Telephone: (559) 229-8287
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Central California Chapter


Monday thru Thursday – 11:00am – 3:00pm

Closed Friday thru Sunday

Board of Directors Meeting first Saturday of the month 10:00am – Noon

Welcome to the AHSGR-Central California Chapter. We are located in Fresno, California, in the heart of one of the worlds most diverse agricultural and ethnic regions.

In 1971 this Chapter was founded as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Our mission is to archive, research, and promote the history of Germans from Russia. We fund our organization through a number of events, such as making homemade noodles 4 (four) times a year and also patron and memorial donations.

In Fresno, many of the Germans from Russia were known as the “Rooshians of West Fresno”. They arrived as early as 1887 from the Volga River region in the former Soviet Union (Russia). By 1920, these settlers swelled the population to 8,000 followed by the Mennonites and the South Russia Germans. Today, an estimated 100,000 descendants (if not more) are in the Fresno/Madera Metropolitan Region.

Board of Directors

Joanne Campbell
8503 South Cherry Avenue
Fresno, CA 93725-9411
(559) 360-0447
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Past President
Connie (Engelman) Coberly
(559) 229-0792
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1st Vice President
James Deis
538 East Harvard Avenue
Fresno, CA 93704-5423
(559) 907-8771
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2nd Vice President
Jacob Lieder

Sharon (Kister) Robertson
2137 Holt Avenue
Sanger, CA 93657-2012
(559) 708-5850
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Michael Newkirk

Marilyn McDonald

Newsletter Editor
Frank Santos
(559) 348-7035
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Desdamona Lieder

Alisa (Lung) Rodriguez
(559) 790-0208
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Tami Anderson
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Ways and Means
James Lehman
(559) 906-7780
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