Region 4

Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina

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Central Florida & Atlantic Coast


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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

Contact #2: Bobbi Johannsen
Phone: 904-369-3643

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  Visitors are welcome at our events!

Information updated 11/13/2021

The United Way of Marion County

1401 NE 2nd Street

Ocala, Florida. 

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:

Contact: Laura Perdomo
Phone: 352-624-0116

Contact 2: Carolee Carter
Phone: 352-237-3308

Information updated 1/28/2022

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


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

Contact #2: Elvie Blakely
Phone: 321-362-2961

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


Club Email Address:

Contact #1: Mary Jane DiLorenzo
Phone:  863-647-1517

Information updated 1/24/2023

Garden Club of Jacksonville

  • 1005 Riverside Avenue
  • Jacksonville, FL 32204

Web Site: 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 1: Bobbi Johannsen

Contact 2:  Joann Freeman

Information updated 9/08/2022

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

Contact 2: Jo Wormington
Phone: 407-322-1239

Information updated 10/11/2017

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

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

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:…

Contact #1: Chiqui Bacallao
Phone: 305-393-5483

Notes: Guests are always welcome!

Information updated 05-30-2021

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

Web Site:

Meeting Times: 3rd Wed at 11am

Contact #1: Maxine Berk
Phone: 954-726-7298

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

Contact #2:  Wendy Dougherty, Treasurer
Phone: 772-337-0923

Information updated 3/18/2019

Florida Gulf Coast

Meeting Times:

Two Meetings Monthly
Night Meeting – First Thursday monthly 7 pm – by Zoom
Day Meeting – Third Friday monthly 10 am
Seffner-Mango Library
410 N Kingsway Road
Seffner, FL 33584.

Web Site:

Club Email Address:

Contact #1:  Mary Lou Harden

Phone: 813-924-2686

Contact #2:  Glenn Shelton

Phone: 727-545-8085

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


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.

Club Email Address:

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

Contact #1 Name: Suzanne Myers

Phone: 630-319-3155

Email Address:

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 3/07/2023

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

Contact: Diane Mathis
Phone: 706-291-7068

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)


Contact #1: Vikki Jo Ivey
Phone: 864-991-5302

Contact #2:

Information updated 3/7/2020

Regional Council – Dixie African Violet Society

Including members from Regions 4, 5, and 6

Rotates meeting sites with sponsoring clubs
Web Site:

Meeting Times: Annual Conventions are in the Fall

Contact: Betty Ferguson, President
Phone:  501-944-5292
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

Information updated 1/11/2020

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