Region 4

Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina

Background image is Suncoast Paisley print hybridized by Sandra Williams in Florida.

Graphic Join African Violet Society of America

Central Florida & Atlantic Coast

Website: https://africanvioletcouncilofflorida.club/

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: Jim Boyer
Phone: (727) 841-2014
Email: jasb39@gmail.com

Contact #2: Carolee Carter
Phone: (352) 342-0363  cell
Email: caroleeviolets@gmail.com

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 07/16/2018

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

Website: http://centralfloridaafricanvioletsoc.weebly.com

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
eMail: eblakely001@att.net

Contact #2: Linda Price, Vice President
Phone: 4074625923
eMail: laprice41@yahoo.com

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

Garden Club of Jacksonville

  • 1005 Riverside Avenue
  • Jacksonville, FL 32204

Web Site: www.jacksonvilleviolets.org also on Facebook as Heart of Jacksonville African Violet Society

Meeting Times: 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. every 3rd Sunday of every month September – June with December and June as Social meetings.

Contact: Sharon Gartner, President

Contact 2: Bobbi Johannsen

Information updated 10/28/2019

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
Email: caburrell2@gmail.com

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
Email: cagmousn@yahoo.com

Contact 2: Jo Wormington
Phone: 407-322-1239
Email: jauquita@msn.com

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
Email:  euph2201@cfl.rr.com

Information updated 01-06-2021

Florida Gulf Coast

Website address:   http://www.GreaterOcalaAfricanVioletSociety.org/

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
Email: VioletsRFun@yahoo.com

Contact #2: Wendy Taylor, Vice-President
Phone:   352-361-9492
Email:  Sidwen17@gmail.com

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

The Palms of Largo (Cypress Building)
400 Lake Ave. NE * see notes
Largo, FL 33771
Email: upavs55@gmail.com

Meeting Times: First Monday each month @ 7:00 pm

President: Phyllis King

Contact: Judith Lund
Phone: 727-531-7357
Email: biju@tampabay.rr.com

Notes: * Lake Avenue NE is North of East Bay Drive between Starkey/Keene and Seminole/Missouri.

Information updated 10/07/2015

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

Website: www.sceneonline.biz/group/FAVC

www.Facebook.com/FantasyAfricanVioletClub

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
Email:  dwecsh1@tampabay.rr.com

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

Email: cchmiko@tampabay.rr.com

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 Facebook.com/FantasyAfricanVioletClub

Information updated 02/16/2019

Meeting Location: Edgewood Center
Address: 2052 E. Edgewood Dr
Lakeland FL 33803

Meeting times: 4th Saturday of each month at 10am

Website: www.firstlakelandafricanvioletsociety.com

Facebook page: First Lakeland African Violet Society

Contact #1: Mary Jane DiLorenzo
Phone:  863-647-1517
eMail:  mjdilo92@gmail.com

Information updated 01-06-2021

Meeting Times:

  1. Our night meeting is TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED but would normally have been the 1st Thursday at 7:00 pm at the Common Ground Christian Church, 4207 North Blvd, Tampa, FL 33603. Currently seeking a new venue.
  2. Our day meeting is the 3rd Friday at 10:00 am – OFTEN MEETING IN ZOOM – but would normally be at the Seffner-Mango Library, 410 N. Kingsway Road, Seffner, FL 33584

Web Site: www.tampaafricanviolets.com

Contact #1:  Mary Lou Harden

Phone: 813-924-2686
Email: mlhard@verizon.net

Contact #2:  Jim Boyer, Vice President

Phone: 727-871-2014
Email: Jasb39@gmail.com

Monthly newsletter, THE PETAL.

Information updated 5/9/2020

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
Email: ldmrnc@aol.com

Contact #2:  Joseph Sammons, Co-President
Phone: 214-578-8332 cell
Email: Joseph.Sammons@SeacoastBF.com

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

Meeting location: St. Matthew The Apostle Episcopal Church
7410 Sunset Drive
South Miami, FL 33143

Meeting Times: Second Sat each month, 10:00 a.m. until noon.

Club website: https://www.facebook.com/Caribbean-Basin-African-Violet-Gesneriad-Societ…

Contact #1: Chiqui Bacallao
Phone: 305-393-5483
eMail: chiquib313@yahoo.com

Notes: Guests are always welcome!

Information updated 3/13/2019

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

Web Site: www.violetpatchofsouthflorida.com

Meeting Times: 3rd Wed at 11am

Contact #1: Maxine Berk
Phone: 954-726-7298
Email: mzzzdog@copper.net

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
Email: jksunnygirls@yahoo.com

Contact #2:  Wendy Dougherty, Treasurer
Phone: 772-337-0923
Email: genedougherty@bellsouth.net

Information updated 3/18/2019

Georgia

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  avclubofga@gmail.com

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

Contact #1 Name: Suzanne Myers

Phone: 630-319-3155

eMail Address: avclubofga@gmail.com

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
Email: hhwhit@comcast.net

Contact: Diane Mathis
Phone: 706-291-7068
Email: dianemathis@bellsouth.net

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)

Website:

Contact #1: Vikki Jo Ivey
Phone: 864-991-5302
eMail: vivey@att.net

Contact #2:

Information updated 3/7/2020

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