Region 7

Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio

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Illinois

Meeting Times: Two times a year, spring and fall.

Contact: Tomi Jean Griesenauer
Phone:312-802-1486
Email:  tomijean52@comcast.net
Web Site: www.iavs-online.org

Notes: A one-day meeting in the fall and show/sale in the spring. Membership Chairman: Joe Bruns, 1220 Stratford Lane, Hanover Park, IL 60103. Leaves, the Society’s newsletter, is published four times a year to share information about growing violets and club meetings.

Meeting Location: Plantscape Nursery & Landscape
720 N 33rd Street
Herrin IL 62948

Meeting times: 1:00 pm, second Thursday of January, March, May, July, September, and November.

Contact #1: Judy Meyer
Phone: 573-837-7151
eMail: judynmeyer@att.net

Contact #2: Mary Jane Estrada
Phone: 618-203-9728
eMail: mjestrada1@frontier.com

Notes: The January meeting is usually held at a local restaurant.
Occasionally a meeting will be held at a members home.

Information updated 7/23/2019

Meeting location: Changing

Meeting Times: Usually meets the 1st Saturday of the month, at 1:30 p.m.

Contact: Donna M. Wagner, President
Urbana, IL  61802
Phone: 217-328-5956
Email: donnawgnr@yahoo.com

Contact: Carie Nixon
Tolono, IL 61880
Phone: 217-621-6065 (cell)
Email: parieceet@gmail.com

Information updated 6/11/2017

Warrenville Fire Department
3 S. 472 Batavia Rd
Warrenville, IL 60555

Meeting Times: Usually third Sunday each month, sometimes varies, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Website: nigesneriads.org

Contact:  Janet Spencer
Phone: 847-687-2595
Email: jspencer1025@att.net

Contact 2: Susan Bradford
Phone: 847-740-7801
Email: ASusan.Bradford@abbott.com

Information updated 1/21/2020

The Federated Church
612 State Street
Sycamore, IL 60178

Meeting times: Third Tuesday of each month from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Contact: Tomi Griesenauer  312-802-1486  tomijean52@comcast.net

Contact: Micheline England mengland@epicor.com

Indiana

Meeting location: First United Methodist Church
352 South Main St.
Crown Point, IN 46307-4050

Meeting Times: Third Friday each month, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., July and Dec, 6:30 potlucks.
Contact: Barbara Bieker
Phone: (219) 663-4922

Email: tigerbert8791@att.net

Contact: Barbara Kirby
Phone: 219-365-8108

Email:
Drop-ins are always welcome at our meetings!
Information updated 12/16/2019

Kansas

Members’ homes
Meeting Times: Second Friday each month, 7:30 p.m.

Contact: Vickie Avery
Email: vavery852@gmail.com

Information updated 2/6/2019

Botanica, The Wichita Gardens
701 N. Amidon
Wichita, KS 67203
Website: www.botanica.org

Meeting Times: Third Friday each month, Sept-May, 1 p.m.

Contact: Pamela Pavlick
Phone: 316-634-6960
Email: pavlick@att.net

Contact: Judy Watson
Phone: 316-251-5637

Information updated 3/25/17

Michigan

Matthaei Botanical Gardens
1800 Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Meeting Times: Spring — Saturday before Palm Sunday 10-4 pm
Fall — Saturday TBD

Contact: Jerry Zaliwski, President
Phone: 810-326-1942
Email: gzaliwski@att.net

Contact: Marge Farrand
Phone: 734-662-7991
Email: mfarrand@comcast.net

Information updated 11/16/15

Meeting location: Home of Lynn and Doug Allen
1195 Fairfax, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

Meeting Times: Second Wednesday each month, 7:00 p.m. Please call or email to confirm date and location of meeting.

Contact: Alice Phelps, President
Phone: 313-562-4758
Email: alcalkt@gmail.com

Contact: Gerald Zaliwski (Treasurer)
Email: gzaliwski@att.net

Information updated 2/14/2019

Romulus Public Library
11121 Wayne Road
Romulus, MI 48174
Meeting Times: Generally 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m.  Call President as meeting date may change.

Contact #1: Sue de Lage, President
Phone: 734-480-1643 (H)  734-355-9284 (C)
Email: sadelage@hotmail.com

Contact #2:  Rosalyn Barclay
Phone: 734-604-0348 (C)
Email: rbarclay@emich.edu

Information updated: 2/15/2018

Missouri

Meeting location:  Jacob L. Loose Park Garden Center
Address of Meeting Location:
51st  & Wornall
Kansas City, MO 64112

Meeting Times: Meeting Times: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Second Saturday of Month.  No meetings in July and August

Contact #1: Steve Scheuerman, President
Phone: 913-738-9955
Email: christopherviolets@yahoo.com

Contact 2: Vickie Avery, Vice President
Phone: 785-331-6481
Email: vavery852@gmail.com

Information updated 6/20/2021

Members’ homes – Manchester area
Meeting Times: Second Thursday each month 11:00 a.m.

Contact: Martha Nix, President
Phone: 314-406-4628
Email: marthanix@cbgundaker.com

Missouri Botanical Gardens – Ridgway Center
4344 Shaw Blvd
St Louis, MO 63110-2291
Meeting Times: Third Tuesday each month, 7:00 p.m.

Contact: Dr. Ralph Olliges, President
Phone: 314-620-6890
Email: rolliges@webster.edu

Contact: Scott Ammann, Vice President
Phone: 618-882-0322
Email: whiteleopard@hotmail.com

Website: http://southerndays.info/gwgs

Notes: Judged show/sale in the fall at the Missouri Botanical Gardens.

Information updated 11/28/2018

Members’ homes – St. Louis area

Meeting Times: Fourth Saturday each month, except July, Aug and Dec, 1:00 p.m.

Contact: Virginia Hamilton
Phone: 314-567-3145
Email: virginiah78@hotmail.com

Contact 2: Barbara Jacobs
Phone: 314-355-4063
Email: bcole1939@bcglobal.net

St. Louis County Library Headquarters
1640 S Lindbergh Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63131

Meeting Times: 9:30 am to Noon – Feb. 16, 2019, Apr. 27, 2019, June 29, 2019
(Sept. & Nov. TBD)

Contact: Linda Sumski (President)

Updated 12/28/2019

Meeting location: Jacob L. Loose Park Garden Center
51st  & Wornall
Kansas City, MO 64112
Meeting Times: Second Friday each month, 10:30 a.m. (No meetings July and August).

Club website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/KansasCityAV/

Contact: Brent Scheuerman, President
Phone: 913-738-9955
Email: christopherviolets@yahoo.com

Notes: Annual show/sale first weekend in early spring at Loose Park Garden Center.

Information updated 10/09/2019

Regional Council – Missouri Valley African Violet Council

Members in Regions 6, 7, 8

Meeting Location: Varies
Address of Meeting Location: Check our website, MVAVC.org
Meeting times: vaires

Local Club website: MVAVC.org

Contact #1: Nancy Moerer
Phone: 9189386977
eMail: nmoerer@cox.net

Contact #2: Pam Schwager
Phone: 402-750-9747
eMail: pam.schwager@yahoo.com
Notes: Spring meeting with program. Fall meeting with annual show. Seven states include Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota.

Information updated: 7/7/2019

Ohio

Springboro Municipal Building
320 West Central Ave.
Springboro, OH 45066

Website: http//www.avsdayton.com

Facebook group: African Violet Society of Dayton

Meeting Times: May-October: 7 pm, 3rd Monday; November-March: 2 pm, 2nd Sunday

Contact #1: Al Cenci
Phone: 513-325-7882
eMail : acenci1442@gmail.com
Contact
#2: Vicki Ferguson
Phone: 937-885-6163
eMail: vicksterferguson@gmail.com

Information updated 12/15/2019

Lockland Christian Church
231 Mill Street
Lockland, OH 45215

Meeting Times:  Sundays 1:00 p.m.

Website:

Contact #1: Patricia A. Gibson (Patty), President
Address: 2727 Running Creek Drive
Florence, Ky. 41042
Phone:  859-250-5211
eMail: gibbypatty@gmail.com

Contact #2: Rie Somlai, Secretary
Address: 9725 Chestnut Eagle Ct
Zionsville, In. 46077
Phone:
eMail: apsomlai@yahoo.com
Information updated 2/11/2020

Meeting Location: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
1777 East Broad St
Columbus, OH 43203-2040

Meeting Times: Fourth Monday each month, April – November, (unless it falls on a holiday), 6:30 p.m.  January, February, March – Fourth Saturday of the month 10:00 a.m.

Annual Show & Sale held at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Website:  www.columbusafricanvioletsociety.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Columbus-African-Violet-Society-CAVS/114427545301929

Contact : Daniel Steel, President

Contact : Bud Ficken

Information updated 2/25/2018

Kingwood Center
900 Park Ave, West
Mansfield, OH 44906

www.OSAVS.org

Meeting Times: Annual convention late September or early October.

Contact: Penny Wichman, President

Sandy McIntosh

Information updated 03/04/2018

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