Region 4

Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina

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Central Florida & Atlantic Coast


Find us on Facebook

Statewide – Rotates with sponsoring club
Meeting Times: Spring Meeting and Fall (Show and Sale) dates/locations vary – watch website for current information

Contact #1: Linda Price
Phone: 407-462-5923

Contact #2: Bobbi Johannsen
Phone: 904-369-3643

Notes: Get the latest information on the Council’s events and meetings by checking the Council’s website at the URL listed above. We are on Facebook at  Visitors are welcome at our events!

Information updated 09/08/2021

Beardall Senior Center
800 South Delaney Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-246-4440


Meeting Times: Third Wednesday each month, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Meet September through May.

Dues:  $20 due in April.

Contact #1: Elvie Blakely, President
Phone: 3213622961

Contact #2: Linda Price, Vice President
Phone: 4074625923

Notes: New members are always welcome.  Our monthly meetings include a business meeting, a program on African violets and other Gesneriad culture., and fun and games!  We would love to meet you and have you join our club.

Information updated 2/24/2021

Meeting Location: Lake Pointe Village

277 Lake Erie Dr
Mulberry, FL 33860

Meeting times: 4th Saturday of each month, 10:00 to noon


Facebook page: First Lakeland African Violet Society

Contact #1: Mary Jane DiLorenzo
Phone:  863-647-1517

Information updated 05-17-2021

Garden Club of Jacksonville

  • 1005 Riverside Avenue
  • Jacksonville, FL 32204

Web Site: also on Facebook as Heart of Jacksonville African Violet Society

We are following all CDC guidelines on social distancing for our in – person gatherings, including wearing masks for the time being.    

Meetings are held every 3rd Sunday of the month (September – June), with a party instead of a meeting in June and December.  We do not meet in July and August.

Please check website and Facebook for any scheduling changes.

Doors open at 1pm, Violets 101 demo at 1:30 pm followed by business meeting, program and raffle.
All are welcome!


Contact 1: Bobbi Johannsen

Contact 2:  Cathy Carter

  • Phone: 239-218-2517

Information updated 8/14/2021

Highlands Ridge — Founder’s Hall Activity Room
3003 E. Fairway Vista Dr.
Avon Park, FL 33825

Meeting Times: 2nd Thursday of months November to April, 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact : Carol Ann Burrell
Phone: 863-214-3393

Information updated 04/04/2017

DeBary Public Library
200 North Charles Beall Blvd
DeBary, FL 32713-2300

Meeting Times: Fourth Thursday of each month at 1745 (5:45 p.m.)

Contact: Jack Wilson
Phone: 386-753-0895

Contact 2: Jo Wormington
Phone: 407-322-1239

Information updated 10/11/2017

Meeting Location:  First United Methodist Church of Apopka
Address:  201 S. Park Avenue
Apopka, FL  32703

Meeting Times:  Currently not meeting during the pandemic.

Contact #1:  Jerry O’Keefe
Phone: 407-767-2442

Information updated 01-06-2021

Florida Gulf Coast

Website address:

Marion County Sheriff’s Office (Brian Litz Sheriff’s Substation)
9048 S.W. Highway 200
Ocala, FL 34476

Meeting Times: 10:30 a.m. on the Third Saturday each month.

Contact #1: Linda Schwambach, President
Phone: 352-351-3639

Contact #2: Wendy Taylor, Vice-President
Phone:   352-361-9492

Notes:  We would love to have you join us for informative programs and sharing our love of African violets and other gesneriads. Our Society enjoys great camaraderie as well.  We meet the third Saturday of every month.  We are on Facebook. Visitors and guests are always welcome!

Information updated 6/13/2019

Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club
3357 Susan Dr. where it meets Toucan Trail, approximately 1/2 mile off U.S. 19
Spring Hill, FL 34606


Meeting Times: 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. second Saturday of each month – except March (Annual show)  and December (Holiday Luncheon).

Contact #!: Debbie Wesch, President
Phone: 352-634-1564

Contact 2: Carol Chmiko, VP
Phone: 352-428-0980


Notes: Informative programs on African violets and/or other Gesneriads at monthly meetings.  Guests are always welcome!  Annual show 2nd weekend,
Friday and Saturday in March.  Check out our Facebook page at

Information updated 02/16/2019

Meeting Times:

Two Meetings Monthly
Night Meeting – First Thursday monthly 7 pm – by Zoom
Day Meeting – Third Friday monthly 10 am – by Zoom or in-person at a member’s home

Web Site:

Club Email Address:

Contact #1:  Mary Lou Harden

Phone: 813-924-2686

Contact #2:  Glenn Shelton

Phone: 727-545-8085

Monthly newsletter, THE PETAL.

Additional Club Information:  2022 Show and Plant Sale – “Violets Celebrate the Wonders of Space” – February 25-26 – Temple Terrace United Methodist Church, 5030 East Busch Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33617.

Information updated 9/21/2021

South Florida

The Palm Springs Public Library
217 Cypress Lane
Palm Springs, FL 33461

Meeting Times: 3rd Saturday of each month, except August & July, 10:00 a.m.

Contact #1: Lynn Di Maio, President
Phone: 561-626-9984

Contact #2:  Joseph Sammons, Co-President
Phone: 214-578-8332 cell

Notes: Informative programs each meeting. Come and enjoy the camaraderie. New members are always welcome. Call or Email for easy directions.

Information updated: 3/3/2020

Meetings are once a month on the second Saturday of the month, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.

We meet at St. Mathew the Apostle Episcopal Church, 7410 Sunset Drive, Miami, FL 33143. Everyone is welcome.

Club website:…

Contact #1: Chiqui Bacallao
Phone: 305-393-5483

Notes: Guests are always welcome!

Information updated 05-30-2021

Meeting location: Tamarac Community Ctr
8601 W Commercial Blvd
Tamarac, FL

Web Site:

Meeting Times: 3rd Wed at 11am

Contact #1: Maxine Berk
Phone: 954-726-7298

Information updated: 5/5/2019

Fort Pierce Garden Center
911 Parkway
Fort Pierce, FL 34950

Meeting Times: Third Saturday each month, September through May, 10 a.m.

Contact: Jan Mapes, President
Phone: 772-335-1803

Contact #2:  Wendy Dougherty, Treasurer
Phone: 772-337-0923

Information updated 3/18/2019


Meeting Location: First Baptist Church
Address of Meeting Location:
308 Clairemont Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030

Now meeting in Zoom until further notice. Open to anyone. Contact us at our Facebook page or at our email if you would like to be invited to our Zoom meetings

Club website: Facebook-The African Violet Club of Greater Atlanta

Contact #1 Name: Suzanne Myers

Phone: 630-319-3155

eMail Address:

Notes: We will resume meetings at the First Baptist Church in Decatur, GA once the pandemic is over and it is safe to resume face to face meetings.

Information updated 1/06/2021

Meeting location: Rome Federated Garden Club Building
Address: 100 E. 8th St.
Rome, GA  30161

Meeting Times: First Thursday each month 1:00 p.m.

Contact: Helen Whitfield, President
Phone: 706-295-4756

Contact: Diane Mathis
Phone: 706-291-7068

Information updated on 8/15/2017

South Carolina

Meeting Location: Christ Community Church
700 Harrison Bridge Rd
Simpsonville, SC
(Enter near the basketball court in back of the building)
Meeting times: 2pm on the second Sun of the month (no meeting in July)


Contact #1: Vikki Jo Ivey
Phone: 864-991-5302

Contact #2:

Information updated 3/7/2020

Regional Council – Dixie African Violet Society

Including members from Regions 4, 5, and 6

Rotates meeting sites with sponsoring clubs
Web Site:

Meeting Times: Annual Conventions are in the Fall

Contact: Betty Ferguson, President
Phone:  501-944-5292
Notes: Individual memberships are open to all persons, world-wide. Dixie consists of clubs from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, N Carolina, S Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

Note: Annual Convention Show and Sale will be in the FALL starting in 2019.  Contact: Kathy Spissman, Convention Director, 770-939-5289 or

Information updated 1/11/2020