Region 9

Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming

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Meetings are held in public facilities and members’ homes.

Meetings are held each month on the third Saturday from September through June from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Contact #1: Candace Baldwin
Phone: 480-213-4247

Contact #2: Bill Patterson
Phone: 602-942-0211

Annual show/sale usually in March.  Sale in October.  Check website for details.

Information updated 1/13/2022

Meeting Location: Various Members’ Homes

Meeting Times: 10:00 a.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of month Sept – June

Contact #1: Barbara Vander Leest
Contact #1 Phone: 623-933-3283

Contact #2: Karen Broadway
Phone: 602-405-2466

Information updated 3/19/2023

Meeting location:

Streams in the Desert Lutheran Church  Classroom A
5360 E. Pima St. (enter from Lee or Woodland)
Tucson, AZ 85712

Meeting Time:  In person meetings, the 4th Saturday of the month, but sometimes changes so best to check website.



Contact #1: Kathy Bell
Phone: 520-440-5030

Contact #2: Denise Miller-Dolan
Phone: 520-449-9003

Additional Club Information: We have raffles at our meetings, most of the time we have plants for sale and on raffle table.
Supplies at each meeting including soil.
New member gets a plant and AVSA magazine.

Meeting days subject to change check webpage or call, text, email President.

Information updated 6/27/2022

Meeting Location: Foothills Brach Library
Address of Meeting Location:
13226 E South Frontage Road
Yuma, AZ 85367

Meeting times: Second Thursday of the month at 1:30 p.m.

Local Club website:


Contact #1: Rodney Hartleib
Phone: 928-276-4089

Contact #2: Evelona Ackley
Phone: 615-347-4055

The initial focus of the group is learning how to grow orchids and African violets in the arid desert. The club will have a booth at the Home and Garden Show with violets and orchids for sale. The Society is dedicated to helping people grow healthy indoor plants. As the year progresses, we will be participating in several events sponsored by Federated Garden Clubs of Yuma.

Information updated 9/04/2018

Colorado – Denver Metro

Meeting location:

Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church
10150 E. Belleview Avenue
Englewood, CO

Meeting Information:  The second Saturday on the months of September, January and May

Website: Facebook – Rocky Mountain African Violet Council RMAVC

Notes: All AVSA judges in the Rocky Mountain area are encouraged to join. Fall and spring show/sale as part of the Rocky Mountain African Violet Council.

Contact #1: Trudy Brekel
Phone: 303-452-9015

Contact #2: Irina Nicholson
Address: 2512 S. Balsam Way
Lakewood, CO 80227
Phone: 303-980-1158

Information update on 11/9/2021

Meeting location:

Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church
10150 E. Belleview Avenue
Englewood, CO

Website: Facebook: Rocky Mountain African Violet Council RMAVC

Club Email Address:

Meeting Times: Time: 12:30 p.m. on the second Saturday of Sept, Jan, and May

Contact #1: Trudy Brekel
Phone: 303-452-9015

Contact #2:Melissa Shopnitz
Phone: 970-342-4504

Additional Club Information:

Rocky Mountain African Violet Council is the parent club for all the clubs in Denver, Colorado area, those clubs include:
Hi Country Judges Workshop
Loveland Sweetheart Violettes Society
Mile High Violet Society
Rocky Mountain Streptocarpus Society
South Metro Violet Bloomers
Southern Colorado African Violet Society
The Rocky Mountain African Violet Society meet on the second Saturday of the months of September, January and May starting at 12:30 p.m.
The meeting location is The Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church 10000 E. Belleview Ave., Englewood, CO. Members of all the Colorado clubs are encouraged to attend these meetings.
The Rocky Mountain African Violet Society has a annual show and sale, usually in the spring. There is also just a sale usually in the fall of the year.

Information updated on 10/5/2022

Meeting Location:
11616 Shaffer Pl. Unit 101
Littleton, CO

Meeting times: 1:00 p.m. the 3rd Saturday in the months of Aug., Oct., Feb., April and June

Club website: Facebook: Rocky Mountain Streptocarpus Society

Contact #1: Trudy Brekel
Phone: 303-452-9015

Contact #2: Pat Eloe
Phone: 303-420-5451

Notes: A great club for learning how to take care and grow Streptocarpus.  We
also share with each other the plants we have.  Join for a good time.  We are
the only Streptocarpus club in the US and we have a show in January.

Information updated 6/21/2021

Meeting location:

Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church – Room 212
10150 E. Belleview Ave.
Englewood, CO

Meeting Times: 3rd Saturday of September through May – 11am to 1pm

Contact #1: Deb Carnevale

Phone: 720-234-6570

Contact #2: Marianne Gerardi
Phone: 303-663-1093

Information updated 12/15/2018

Colorado – Outside of Denver

Members’ homes

Meeting Times: 1:30 p.m. third Saturday each month, September thru June. (no meeting in March)
Note: The December meeting is held on the second Saturday at noon.

Contact #1: Susan Shaw
Phone: 970-669-4233

Contact #2: Melissa Shopnitz
Phone: 970-663-4455

Information updated 9/04/2018

Meeting Location:
Garage Town
11616 Shaffer Pl. Unit 101
Littleton, CO 80127

Meeting times:  First Saturday of each month at 1:00 p.m., except the months of June, July and August.

Club Email Address:

Contact #1: Trudy Brekel
Phone: 303-452-9015

Contact #2:  Nancy Sullivan
Phone: 303-726-6344

Additional Club Information:  We will be learning about African Violets and all their Gesneriad friends.
Plan on joining us for lots of learning and a great time.

Information updated 10/5/2022

Meeting Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80919
Address of Meeting Location: Contact President to get meeting location
Meeting times: Saturdays 1 pm, once per month

Contact: Peggy Barber, President
Address: PO Box 51416
City: Colorado, Springs, CO
Phone: 719-233-8623

Notes: Affiliate of Rocky Mountain African Violet Council (; participate in spring local show and plant sale and plant sale in September.

Information updated: 6/13/2019

Meeting Location:
128 E. Columbine Dr.
Grand Junction, CO 81507

Meeting times: 2nd Wednesday of each month, 3:00 pm

Contact #1: Florence Naylor, President
Phone: 970-257-1718

Contact #2:  Debra Foster
Phone: 970-263-4183

Information updated 1/15/2023


Meeting location: Members’ homes

Meeting Times: Third Monday each month, Sept, Oct, Feb, March, April, May, 7:00 p.m.
Contact #1 Jo Ann Levine
Phone: 406-652-1388

Contact #2 Name: Ron Junkert
Phone: 406-850-9776

Anyone interested in joining club or other questions may call Jo Ann Levine at 406-652-1388

Information updated on 12/28/2019


Meeting location: Meetings are held at the homes of members

Meeting Times:  Meetings are held on the last Monday of every month except June, July, August, November and December.   7:00 p.m.

Club Email Address:

Contact #1: Debra Hanson, President
Phone: 307-752-3188

Contact #2: Mike Cherni, Vice-president
Phone: 307-674-8013

Additional Club Information:  Violet show and sale is held each year the Friday and Saturday on the weekend before Mother’s Day.

Information updated 2/27/2022

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