Region 7

Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio

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Meeting Location:

Plantscape Nursery
720 N 33rd Street
Herrin IL 62948

Plantscape is located one mile west of Route 148 on the Herrin Colp Highway.

Meeting times:

We meet the second Thursday of every other month starting in January.
(January, March, May, July, September & November).
1:00 pm


Linda Minnis
Phone: 618-922-8121

Mary Jo Novak
Phone: 217-521-7078

Other Information to Include: The January meeting is usually held at a restaurant chosen by members in November.

Information updated: 3/10/2024

Meeting Information:

We meet the first Saturday of the month at 1:30 pm.
December at 12:30 pm with a pot-luck lunch.
We will begin to meet 3 or 4 times a year starting in December 2023. Locations vary, but are usually in Urbana, Illinois.


Kevin Martindale- President
Phone: 217-369-4324

Carie Nixon- Secretary
Phone: 217-621-6065

Additional Club Information:

Margaret Scott African Violet Society has been organized since 1959.

Information updated 10/8/23


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


Meeting Information:

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

Contact: Vickie Avery

Information updated 2/16/24

Meeting Information:

Botanica, The Wichita Gardens- Weidenbach Room
701 N. Amidon
Wichita, KS 67203

Meeting Times:

Third Friday of the month, September through May. 1:00 p.m.


Sharon Christopher
Phone: 303-263-7798

Additional Club Information:

We enjoy each other and learn together about caring for violets.

Information updated 2/16/24


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 1/31/24

Meeting Information:

Club is on hold. – we may reorganize with a new name and meeting place in January 2024.


Rosalyn Barclay
Phone: 734-604-0348

Club Email:
Rosalyn Barclay:

29470 Geraldine St.
Farmington Hills, MI 48336

Additional Club Information:

Club is inactive/suspended but may reorganize in January 2024 with a different location and name.

Information updated: 9/26/23

Meeting Location:

We meet at the home of Lynn and Doug Allen.

Meeting Information:

We meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month.
7:00pm – 9:00 pm


Alice Phelps
Phone: 586-942-4055

Gerald Zaliwski

Club Email Address:

Information updated: 3/26/2024


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

Meeting Information:

Usually at the Commerce Bank Center for Science Education (part of the Missouri Botanical Gardens which is just up the street).
4651 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110
Third Tuesday each month, 7:00 p.m.


Dr. Ralph Olliges, President
Phone: 314-620-6890

Other Club Information: 

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

Club Email:

Club Website:

Information updated 9/24/23

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: Vary
Address of Meeting Location: Check our website,
Meeting times: Vary

Local Club website:

Contact #1: Pam Schwager
Phone: 402-750-9747

Contact #2: Jill Jensen
Phone: 402-420-2251

Notes: Spring meeting-meeting and program
Fall meeting- show, meeting, program, and social get togethers. Seven states include Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota.

Additional Club Information:

Our Council had an election of officers in June 2023. The contact person this message is updating has been elected President for a two year term.

Information updated: 7/15/2023


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


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

Meeting Times:

Fourth Monday of MARCH – OCTOBER (unless it falls on a holiday)
6:30 p.m. at Franklin Park Conservatory.
Fourth Saturday of January and February
10:00 a.m. at Franklin Park Conservatory.
November meeting is Zoom only; all other meetings available also by Zoom invitation.
Annual show and sale:
Beechwold Christian Church, 280 Morse Road, Columbus, OH 43214


Sherrie Zimmerman

Caitlin Edwards



Information updated 1/18/2024

Kingwood Center
900 Park Ave, West
Mansfield, OH 44906

Meeting Times:

Annual convention late September or early October.


Pat Gibson

Terri Vicenzi

Club email:

Information updated (partial) 1/17/2024

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