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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: Jim Boyer
Phone: (727) 841-2014
Contact #2: Carolee Carter
Phone: (352) 342-0363 cell
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
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
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
Information updated 05-17-2021
Heart of Jacksonville African Violet Society
Garden Club of Jacksonville
- 1005 Riverside Avenue
- Jacksonville, FL 32204
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 2: Bobbi Johannsen
- Phone: 904-349-3643
- Email: email@example.com
Information updated 10/28/2019
Heartland African Violet Society
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
Information updated 04/04/2017
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
Sunshine State Gesneriad and African Violet Society
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
Information updated 01-06-2021
Florida Gulf Coast
African Violet Club of Ocala
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
Contact #2: Wendy Taylor, Vice-President
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
African Violet Society of Pinellas County
The Palms of Largo (Cypress Building)
400 Lake Ave. NE * see notes
Largo, FL 33771
Meeting Times: First Monday each month @ 7:00 pm
President: Phyllis King
Contact: Judith Lund
Notes: * Lake Avenue NE is North of East Bay Drive between Starkey/Keene and Seminole/Missouri.
Information updated 10/07/2015
Fantasy African Violet Club
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
Contact 2: Carol Chmiko, VP
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
Tampa African Violet Society
- 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.
- 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
Contact #2: Jim Boyer, Vice President
Monthly newsletter, THE PETAL.
Information updated 5/9/2020
Bloomin’ Violets & Gesneriads of Palm Beach
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Club website: Facebook-The African Violet Club of Greater Atlanta
Contact #1 Name: Suzanne Myers
eMail Address: email@example.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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information updated 1/11/2020