Region 6

New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas

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Central Texas

Meeting Locations are: San Marcos Public Library, San Marcos, TX and Blinn College, Brenham, TX (Meetings alternate between locations)

Contact Elmer Godeny ekgprof@att.net for TBD location

Meeting Times: Third Saturday of April and September

Contact: Elmer Godeny, President

Contact 2: Donna McGraw, Vice-President

Last updated: 02-23-2021

Meeting Location: Allen R. Baca Center — Arts & Crafts Room

301 W. Bagdad Ave., Building 2

Round Rock, TX 78664

Facebook:  First Austin African Violet Society (FAAVS)

Meeting Times: Second Saturday each month at 9:30 am. See facebook page for exceptions.

Contact: Marjorie Bullard, President
Phone: 830-632-6000
Email: marjbnb@gmail.com

Contact: Mary Husk
Phone: 512-925-7637
Email: maryhusk411@hotmail.com

Notes: Judged show/sale held in March and fall sale held in October at Zilker Botanical Garden.  See facebook page for dates.

Information updated 8/13/2020

Meeting Location: Austin Area Garden Center in Zilker Botanical Garden
2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746

Facebook:   First Austin African Violet Society (FAAVS)

Meeting Times: Fourth Wednesday each month at 9:30 am. See facebook page for exceptions

Contact: Marjorie Bullard, President
Phone: 830-632-6000
Email: marjbnb@gmail.com

Notes: Judged show/sale held in March and fall sale held in October at Zilker Botanical Garden.  See facebook page for dates.

Information updated 11/15/2021

Meeting Information:

Inaugural Meeting Scheduled for Monday, June 20, 2022 @ 6pm-8pm CST via zoom. Contact hotavs.org@gmail.com  for zoom invitation.
Reach out to HOTAVS contacts to request personal invitation. Zoom invitation will include meeting agenda & other important affiliate information.
Event Schedule Available through Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hotavsorg
Tentative (TBD later): Meetings on First Saturday of the Month with Optional Holiday Meetings in November & December.

Club Email Address: hotavs.org@gmail.com

Contact #1:  Glenda Williams
Phone:  512-988-1918
Email:  ambrosiaviolets@gmail.com

Contact #2:  Jim Williams
Phone: 512-304-8890
Email:  jimsviolets@gmail.com

Additional Club Information:

Mission: To stimulate public interest in & provide public outreach & education about propagation, culture, growing, & showing of African violets & gesneriads.
Vision: To provide a new approach, focused on public outreach & education & other innovative methods of reaching out to growing communities, thus providing a more holistic & virtual/in-person member experience.
Members in good standing will be directly involved in the development of our affiliate experience. This is an opportunity to join & participate in the development of this new affiliate of the future. Membership is inclusive & open to all. Please join us as we explore new & creative ways to enhance the affiliate member experience!

Information updated 5/9/2022

Meeting location: Boerne Public Library
451 N. Main St.
Boerne, TX 78006

Website:  Facebook – Magic Knight African Violet Society

Meeting Time:  10:00 a.m.
Second Monday of each month (except for December)

Contact #1:   Irene Harney, President
Phone:  210-684-3598
Email:  viharney@sbcglobal.net

Contact #2:   Ken Froboese
Phone: 830-249-2614
Email:  HCAV@beecreek.net

Information updated 8/31/2021

North Texas

Meeting Location: Alva Kesler’s (President) Home
Address of Meeting Location:
627 S Fannin Ave
Tyler, TX 75701

Meeting times: 10:30 AM, Third Saturday each month Sept – June.

Local Club website:

Contact #1: Alva Kesler
Phone: 903-780-0879
Email: ajkesler@mac.com

Contact #2 David Kesler
Phone: 903-216-6719
Email: djkesler@mac.com

Notes: We are a new club. We started meeting November 2016 and we emphasize
the “hands on” approach in our monthly programs.

Information updated: 2/22/2018

North Haven Gardens
7700 Northaven Road
Dallas, TX 75230

Meeting Times: Second Saturday of each month, excluding July and December, at 10:00 a.m.

Contact #1: Sylvia Leeds
Address: 602 CR 3702
City: Quinlan
State: TX
Zip: 75474
Phone: 903-356-2540
Email: roseotx@gmail.com

Contact #2: Stephanie Smith, Treasurer
Address: 9916 Bluffcreek Drive
City: Dallas
State: TX
Zip: 75227
Phone: 903-268-9622
Email: stephaniesusansmith@gmail.com

Information updated 1/25/2019

North Haven Gardens
7700 Northaven Road
Dallas, TX 75230

Meeting Times: Third Thursday each month, Sept-May, 10:30 a.m.

Contact: Barbara Kelly, President
Phone: 817-656-4613
Email: violetgirl6771@sbcglobal.net

Contact 2: Ron Davidson
Phone: 972-617-1186
Email: chiefrond@aol.com

Notes: Co-sponsors a spring show/sale and fall sale at North Haven Gardens with other Dallas African Violet Clubs

Information updated: 9/12/2017

Meeting Location: Good Samaritan Lake Forest Village
Address: 3901 Montecito Drive
Denton, TX 76210

Meeting times: 7:00 pm. 2nd Tuesday of month, Sept – May

Web Site:  Facebook – First African Violet Society of Denton – FAVSD

Contact #1: Linda Turner
Phone: 940-368-8915
Email:  texasblackcow@yahoo.com

Contact #2: Janet Castiglione
Phone: 940-595-7417
eMail: jmcvioletcas@gmail.com

Notes: We welcome all who are interested in the growing of or learning about African violets.
Information updated 3/7/2020

Meeting location: University United Methodist Church (Fellowship hall)
3405 Taft Blvd.
Wichita Falls, TX 76308
Meeting Times: Second Friday each month, Sept-May, 9:30 a.m.

Contact: Allene Peek, President

Contact 2: Sue Ramser
Phone: 940-767-0388
Email: ramserwf@wf.net

Please send correspondence or calls to Sue Ramser until notified otherwise.

Information updated 12/28/17

Meeting location: Collin Higher Education Center
3452 Spur 399
McKinney, TX 75069

Meeting Times: Third Monday, September through May (excluding December), at 7:00 p.m.

Contact 1:

Mary Corondan

Phone: 972-333-4748
Email: mcorondan@yahoo.com

Contact 2:

Suzanne Roberts

Phone: 214-868-3813
Email: smr0611@hotmail.com

Notes: The club hosts a fall sale in September and a spring show and sale in March or April.

Information updated 05-17-2021

Fort Worth Botanic Gardens
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Meeting Times: Fourth Thursday each month at 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/moonlightavg/ 

Contact #1: Jan Johnson, President
Phone: (817) 235-7064
Email: janjbird@aol.com

Contact #2: Bonnie Harris
Phone:  817-773-3273
Email:  bonnieharris1578@hotmail.com

Notes: Every meeting we have a raffle for plants, and a speaker and/or program.

Information updated 01-06-2021

Meeting Location: La Hacienda Ranch Restaurant
3300 N. Interstate 35E
Carrollton, TX  75007

Meeting Times: The fifth Wednesday of the Month, whenever it occurs, at 11:00 a.m.

Contact #1: Anne Nicholas
Phone: 940-565-0363
eMail: randanicho@aol.com

Contact #2: Janet Castiglione
Phone: 940-595-7417
eMail: jmcvioletcas@gmail.com
Information updated 3/3/2020

South Texas

Meeting Location: Houston, Texas

  • 675 Bering Dr Ste 630
  • Houston, TX 77057 (primary location)
    Meetings will also occur in alternate locations throughout the City of Houston as “POP UP Events”

Meeting times: 10 am Last Saturday of every month

Local Club Email: HOUSTONAVGS@gmail.com

Contact #1: Sam Cunningham
Phone: 713-857-9032
Email: samrifit@mac.com

Contact #2: Paul Cranford
Email: pcranford@icloud.com

Notes: We welcome all who are interested in growing or learning about African Violets and and other Gesneriads.

St. John Chrysostom Church
5402 Acorn St.
Houston, TX 77092

Meeting Times: Second Saturday each month, 10:00 a.m.

Contact #1: Teresa Kaminski, President

Contact 2: Norma Flynn, Vice President

Notes: Spring show/sale first weekend in March; Fall sale first weekend in October.  Contact club for specific details.

Information updated 02/20/2021

Member’s Homes
San Antonio, TX

Meeting Times: 7:00 pm, first Friday of the month in member’s homes.

Contact: Lynda Welchel, President
Phone: 210-867-2981
Email: lcwwlchel@gmail.com

Contact #2: Cheryl Prichard
Phone: 210-493-7714
eMail: Cheryl.prichard@sbcglobal.net

Notes: We invite new members, novice to professional. All are welcome.

Information updated 11/28/2018

Member’s home
2205 College Dr
Victoria, TX 77901-4474
Web Site: www.ykc.com/vavs

Meeting Times: First Tuesday each month, 7:00 p.m.

Contact: Joanne Schrimsher
Phone: 361-575-1344
Email: plants@Josviolets.com

Contact #2:  Cathy Fojtik
Phone: 361-578-5573
Email: cathy702@hotmail.com

Notes: We sponsor a display and sale in the spring and fall at the Victoria Mall, Victoria, TX. Victoria is located on Hwy 59 between Houston and Corpus Christi, TX.

Information updated 7/16/2017

Meeting Location:

Bay Harbour United Methodist Church

 3459 FM Rd.518 East League City, TX 77573

Meeting times:  Once a month on the 2nd Tuesday at 6:30 PM

Contact #1 Name: Dianne Duggan

Phone: 239 247 3817

eMail Address: ddgcampbell@earthlink.net

Contact #2 Name: Keitha Glaves

Phone: 281 814 9105

eMail:  Keitha1218@comcast.net

Notes: We have had a couple of changes to location due to the pandemic, but the church will be our regular location, after January 1, 2021 We do have a Facebook page for communication with members and announcements. NASA Area African violet Society

We are extremely excited for the “reboot” of this disbanded club (due mainly to hurricanes and devastation to club members collections and homes) because it has a rich history and was originally formed February 1976.

Information updated 1/18/2022

Regional Council – Lone Star African Violet Council (LSAVC)

Includes members primarily in Region 6

Convention rotates with sponsoring affiliate.
Web Site: https://lsavc.org/

Meeting Information: Annual Convention scheduled for last week of October or first week of November

Contact:

Vickie Crider
832-656-3899
vcrider52@outlook.com

Notes: Each year a different affiliate hosts the three-day meeting and violet show. Affiliate news is provided through six issues of the Lone Star African Violet Council newsletter.

Information updated 11/9/2021

New Mexico

Meeting Information:

Meetings are hybrid meetings (both in-person and Zoom).

Zoom link:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/96147288239?pwd=S3ltMmZJTHFYbXdZcUtMQk9qalFsZz09

Meeting Times: Second Tuesday each month, except July, 1:00 p.m.

Web Site: www.albuquerqueafricanvioletclub.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlbuquerqueAfricanVioletClub

Contact #1: Sharon Shannon, President
Phone: 505-480-1591
Email: sshannon2@swcp.com

Contact #2: JoEllen Bowden, Treasurer
Phone: 505-268-0034
eMail: jobo407@earthlink.net

Additional Club Information: Annual spring show and sale in April at the Albuquerque Garden Center at 10120 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM
Garden Center phone: 505-296-6020.

Information updated: 3/23/2022

Oklahoma

Tulsa Garden Center
2435 South Peoria Ave
Tulsa, OK 74114-1350

Meeting Times: Third Monday each month, 7:00 p.m.

Contact #1: Nancy Moerer
Phone: 918-938-6977
eMail: nmoerer@cox.net

Contact #2: Judith M. Carter
Phone: 918-355-8020
Email: judithmcarter@valornet.com

Notes: The Tulsa Garden Center is a mansion at the back of Woodward Park. Annual show/sale is held around the last Saturday of February at the Tulsa Garden Center. Annual Fall Sale the first Saturday of October at the Tulsa Garden Center. Please contact for precise information. Visitors are always welcome!

Information updated: 7/7/2019

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