Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina
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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 09/08/2021
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
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!
- Club Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact 1: Bobbi Johannsen
- Phone: 904-349-3643
- Email: email@example.com
Contact 2: Cathy Carter
- Phone: 239-218-2517
Information updated 8/14/2021
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
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
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: 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 9/21/2021
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 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