Region 7

Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio

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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

Contact #2: Mary Jane Estrada
Phone: 618-203-9728

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

Contact: Carie Nixon
Tolono, IL 61880
Phone: 217-621-6065 (cell)

Information updated 6/11/2017

Meeting Location:
The Maples of Woodstock Clubhouse
2011 Olmstead Drive
Woodstock, IL 60098

Meeting Times: Usually third Sunday each month, sometimes varies, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Please check email or website for confirmation.


Contact: A. Susan Bradford
Phone: 847-740-7801

Information updated 10/18/2022


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

Meeting Times: Third Friday afternoon each month, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Have a party in December and a pot luck in July. Walk-ins are always welcome at our meetings!
Contact: Barbara Bieker
Phone: (219) 663-4922

Club Email:

Contact: Barbara Kirby
Phone: 219-365-8108

Information updated 9/21/2022


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

Contact: Vickie Avery

Information updated 2/6/2019

Botanica, The Wichita Gardens
701 N. Amidon
Wichita, KS 67203

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

Contact: Pamela Pavlick
Phone: 316-634-6960

Contact: Judy Watson
Phone: 316-251-5637

Information updated 3/25/17


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

Contact: Marge Farrand
Phone: 734-662-7991

Information updated 09/11/2021

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

Contact: Gerald Zaliwski (Treasurer)

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)

Contact #2:  Rosalyn Barclay
Phone: 734-604-0348 (C)

Information updated: 2/15/2018


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 fourth Friday of Month.  No meetings in July and August

Club Email Address:

Contact: Dale Cox
Phone: 816-429-3331

Information updated 9/28/2022

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

Contact: Scott Ammann, Vice President
Phone: 618-882-0322


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

Information updated 11/28/2018

Meeting Information:

We are a Council comprised of several St Louis area clubs. We are also a member of the regional affiliate club, the Missouri Valley African Violet Council.

MSLAVC itself meets 4 times per year to organize an annual African Violet Show and Sale. Meetings, Show and Sale are usually at the Missouri Botanical Gardens, or the Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science and Education down the street. Please contact us for the most up to date information at

Clubs in our Council:

Amethyst AVC – typically meets over lunch on a weekday in a restaurant in the west suburbs of St Louis, with a presentation about violets. Currently meeting 2nd Thurs of the month at 11am. Please contact Edna Alexander at

Inner City AVC – meets monthly, usually at one of the member’s houses in St. Louis. Call Barbara Jacobs at 314-355-4063 to get the next meeting information or email and we’ll get you to the right person.

Gateway West Gesneriad Society – meets 7pm, 3rd Tuesday of each month, activity or presentation at each meeting after the business meeting.  Email

Club Email Address:

Scott Ammann

Updated 11/20/2022

Meeting location: Jacob L. Loose Park Garden Center
51st  & Wornall
Kansas City, MO 64112
Meeting Times: Second Friday each month, 11 AM to 1 PM (No meetings July and August).

Club website:

Contact: Lynn Canning
Phone:  913-649-7334

Notes: Club has an AVSA sanctioned annual show and sale.

Information updated 6/28/2022

Regional Council – Missouri Valley African Violet Council

Members in Regions 6, 7, 8

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

Local Club website:

Contact #1: Nancy Moerer
Phone: 9189386977

Contact #2: Pam Schwager
Phone: 402-750-9747
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


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

Website: http//

Facebook group: African Violet Society of Dayton

Meeting Times: 2 pm, 3rd Sunday of the month, unless otherwise noted

Contact: Vicki Ferguson
Phone: 937-321-7277

Information updated 5/17/2023

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



Contact : Daniel Steel, President

Contact : Bud Ficken

Information updated 2/25/2018

Kingwood Center
900 Park Ave, West
Mansfield, OH 44906

Meeting Times: Annual convention late September or early October.

Contact: Penny Wichman, President

Sandy McIntosh

Information updated 03/04/2018

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