Region 4

Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina

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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

Spring Meeting is Saturday, April 30, 2022, in Orlando, place to be determined.

Contact #1: Linda Price
Phone: 407-462-5923
Email: laprice41@yahoo.com

Contact #2: Bobbi Johannsen
Phone: 904-369-3643
Email: bobbibiz@bellsouth.net

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

Meeting Location has changed:
Marion County Sheriff’s Office
9048 SW State Road 200
Ocala FL 34481

Meeting Times: Meeting Times: We meet from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the 1st Saturday of the month between August and May (the 2nd Saturday in September because of the Labor Day holiday, and the same for January should the New Year’s holiday fall on that 1st weekend.)

Club email:  thepeacockcottage@gmail.com

Contact: Laura Perdomo
Phone: 352-624-0116
Email: thepeacockcottage@gmail.com

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

Information updated 7/30/2023

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: Linda Price
Phone: 407-462-5923
eMail: laprice41@yahoo.com

Contact #2: Elvie Blakely
Phone: 321-362-2961
eMail: elvieblakely6@gmail.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 2/16/2023

Meeting Location:
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

Website: www.firstlakelandafricanvioletsociety.com

Club Email Address:  flavsclub@gmail.com

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

Information updated 1/24/2023

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

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:

Contact 1: Bobbi Johannsen

Contact 2:  Joann Freeman

Information updated 1/31/2024

South Florida

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
Phone: 561-626-9984
Email:

Contact #2:  Joseph Sammons
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: 11/13/2021

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:  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 05-30-2021

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.

Club email address: treasurecoastafricanviolets@gmail.com

Contact: Joann Saenz
joannsaenz48@gmail.com
954-614-3393

Information updated 8/14/2023

Florida Gulf Coast

Meeting Times:

2 meetings monthly
1st Thursday night at 7 pm by Zoom
3rd Friday morning at 10 am in person at Seffner-Mango Library, 410 North Kingsway Road, Seffner, FL 33584

Web Site: www.tampaafricanviolets.com

Club Email Address: Floridainorchids@gmail.com

Contact #1:  Mary Beth Bryant, President

Phone: 813-531-2355
Email: thebryants333713@gmail.com

Contact #2:  Mary Lou Harden

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

Additional Club Information:

Annual Show, ” Art Through The Ages” – February 23-24, 2024
Sandi Soto, Show Chair – ssoto4@tampabay.rr.com
Temple Terrace United Methodist Church
5030 East Busch Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33617

Information updated 7/29/2023

Georgia

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

Meeting Time: We are now meeting monthly in person (except July) on the 1st Saturday of the month, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

Contact:

Suzanne Myers
Phone: 630-319-3155
Email Address: avclubofga@gmail.com

Club Email Address: avclubofga@gmail.com

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

Additional Club Information: Various monthly programs about African Violets and their Gesneriad cousins are presented at each meeting. We are a very friendly group who love visitors! There are often plants and supplies for sale at our meetings. If you are interested in attending, please contact us by email to send you the exact directions to the building and room in this large complex.

Information updated 2/1/24

Meeting location:

Rome Federated Garden Club Building
100 E. 8th St.
Rome, GA  30161

Meeting Times: The first Thursday of every month except July
1:00 p.m.

Contact:

Diane Mathis
706-767-1116
dianemathis@bellsouth.net

Information updated on 11/28/23

North Carolina

Meeting Location:

Hope Community Church Raleigh
821 Buck Jones Rd
Raleigh, NC 27606

Meeting Information:

We meet the 1st Tuesday of the month.
6:00 pm

Contact:

Kristen Berg

Club Email: triangleavgs@gmail.com
Club Website: facebook.com/triangleavgs

Additional Club Information:

Please feel free to join us.

South Carolina

Regional Council – Dixie African Violet Society

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
Phone:  501-944-5292
Email:  BettywithViolets@gmail.com
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 mrsstrepstreps@comcast.net.

Information updated 1/11/2020

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