CONTACT AVSA TEAM MEMBERS
AVSA Office Manager Amy Carruth

AVSA Office Manager Amy Carruth

Amy Carruth, Office Manager
email: office@avsa.org

Teresa Odle, Editor African Violet Magazine

Editor Teresa Odle

Teresa Odle, Editor (AVM)
editor@avsa.org

President Sue Ramser

Sue Ramser, AVSA President
2413 Martin
Wichita Falls, TX 76308
email: president@avsa.org

Susan Anderson, 1st Vice-President
4040 E. Maldonado Drive
Phoenix , AZ  85042
email: firstvp@avsa.org

Mary Corondan, 2nd Vice-President
434 Plumwood Way
McKinney , TX
email:  secondvp@avsa.org

Glenda Williams, 3rd Vice-President
829 Old HIghway 20, Unit B
McDade, TX  78650
email:  thirdvp@avsa.org

Open, Secretary

Terri Post, Treasurer
29384 Diamante Dr.
Sioux City, IA 51109
email: treasurer@avsa.org

Winston Goretsky, Past President
32 Scimitar Point N.W.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T3L2B2
email:  pastpresident@avsa.org

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OFFICE HOURS
  • 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (CST) Monday – Thursday
OFFICE MAILING ADDRESS
  • P.O. Box 22417, Beaumont, TX 77720-2417

Email:     office@avsa.org

Phone:   (409) 839-4725

FAX:        (409) 839-4329

The African Violet Society of America, Inc. (AVSA) was organized on November 8, 1946, and was incorporated on June 30, 1947.

It has grown to be one of the largest societies devoted to a single indoor plant in the world.

The African Violet Society of America Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

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AVSA exists to:

  1. Provide a convenient association for people interested in African violets
  2. Stimulate interest in propagation and culture of African violets
  3. Promote distribution of all varieties and species among members and others interested in growing them
  4. Publish reliable, practical information about plants and the organization
AVSA PURPOSES IN ACTION

Bringing Growers Together

  • Conventions and Affiliate groups gather growers for education, sharing, and fun.
  • Social media draws new growers with information, photos, and friendship.

Three club members laughing as they buy plants

Stimulating Interest

  • AVSA sponsors convention and affiliate shows with extraordinary specimen plants.
  • Both the African Violet Magazine and AVSA Social Media feature beautiful violet photos.

Wayne Geeslin holding his Best in Show violet in front of the awards table

Promoting the Cultivars

  • With sales by AVSA Commercial vendors and at Affiliate sales, raffles, and giveaways
  • By maintaining the International Cultivar Registration Authority for Saintpaulia.

African Violet Show and Sale

Keeping Growers Informed

  • Via the African Violet Magazine, the AVSA Website, Social Media, Affiliate programs, & the AVSA Office.
  • Growers depend on the experience of AVSA members and vendors who are ready to help.

6 African Violet Magazines in a row