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Central Florida & Atlantic Coast
African Violet Council of Florida
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
Contact #2: Bobbi Johannsen
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 https://www.facebook.com/AVCFL Visitors are welcome at our events!
Information updated 11/13/2021
Blooming Violets of Marion County
The United Way of Marion County
1401 NE 2nd Street
Meeting Times: We meet from 10:30 am-12:30 pm on the 1st Saturday of the month between August and May (the 2nd Saturday in September and January because of the holiday).
Club email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Laura Perdomo
Contact 2: Carolee Carter
Information updated 1/28/2022
Central Florida African Violet Society, Inc.
Beardall Senior Center
800 South Delaney Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
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
Contact #2: Linda Price, Vice President
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
First Lakeland African Violet Society
Lake Pointe Village Community Center
277 Lake Erie Dr.
Mulberry, FL 33860
Meeting times: 4th Saturday of each month from January through November at 10:00 am
Club Email Address: email@example.com
Contact #1: Mary Jane DiLorenzo
Information updated 1/24/2023
Heart of Jacksonville African Violet Society
Garden Club of Jacksonville
- 1005 Riverside Avenue
- Jacksonville, FL 32204
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!
- Club Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact 1: Bobbi Johannsen
- Email: email@example.com
Contact 2: Joann Freeman
Information updated 9/08/2022
River City African Violet Society
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
Contact 2: Jo Wormington
Information updated 10/11/2017
Bloomin’ Violets & Gesneriads of Palm Beach
The Palm Springs Public Library
217 Cypress Lane
Palm Springs, FL 33461
Meeting Times: 3rd Saturday morning 10am each month.
Contact #1: Lynn Di Maio
Contact #2: Joseph Sammons
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: 11/13/2021
Caribbean Basin African Violet and Gesneriad Society
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.
Contact #1: Chiqui Bacallao
Notes: Guests are always welcome!
Information updated 05-30-2021
Treasure Coast African Violet Society
Fort Pierce Garden Center
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Meeting Times: Third Saturday each month, September through May, 10 a.m.
Contact: Jan Mapes, President
Contact #2: Wendy Dougherty, Treasurer
Information updated 3/18/2019
Florida Gulf Coast
Tampa African Violet Society
Two Meetings Monthly
Night Meeting – First Thursday monthly 7 pm – by Zoom
Day Meeting – Third Friday monthly 10 am
410 N Kingsway Road
Seffner, FL 33584.
Web Site: www.tampaafricanviolets.com
Club Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact #1: Mary Lou Harden
Contact #2: Glenn Shelton
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 9/08/2022
African Violet Club of Greater Atlanta
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 email@example.com
Club website: Facebook-The African Violet Club of Greater Atlanta
Contact #1 Name: Suzanne Myers
eMail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Rome African Violet Study Group
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
Contact: Diane Mathis
Information updated on 8/15/2017
Upstate African Violet Club
Meeting Location: Christ Community Church
700 Harrison Bridge Rd
(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
Information updated 3/7/2020
Regional Council – Dixie African Violet Society
Regional Council - Dixie African Violet Club
Including members from Regions 4, 5, and 6
Rotates meeting sites with sponsoring clubs
Web Site: www.davs.org
Meeting Times: Annual Conventions are in the Fall
Contact: Betty Ferguson, President
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 email@example.com.
Information updated 1/11/2020