About Us

 
The African Violet Society of America, Inc. (AVSA) was organized on November 8, 1946, and incorporated on June 30, 1947. Since then it has grown to be the largest society devoted to a single indoor plant in the world.

 

Purpose

The purposes of AVSA are to:

  • provide a convenient association for people interested in African violets
  • stimulate interest in propagation and culture of African violets
  • promote distribution of all varieties and species among members and others interested in growing them
  • publish reliable, practical information about plants and the organization

AVSA membership, which includes both amateur and commercial growers, spans the globe. There are national groups in many countries of the world. The purposes of AVSA are carried out, in part, by a strong network of affiliate clubs, state and regional societies, councils of societies, and judges councils.

Growing beautiful African violets is a challenge and AVSA sponsored African violet shows staged at the AVSA Conventions and by AVSA Affiliates stimulate interest in growing. In AVSA Standard Shows, plants are merit-judged according to the appropriate AVSA Scales of Points by AVSA Judges.

AVSA is the International Cultivar Registration Authority for the genus Saintpaulia. This registry is now available to the public with the purchase of updatable software titled First Class which is sold by the AVSA office or through the online store.

Information about AVSA’s many publications, services and activities is available in the African Violet Magazine, from the AVSA Office, and from the official website. The African Violet Society of America Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

 

Officers

 

O F F I C E R S

John Carter, President
1825 W. Lincoln St.
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
email: president@avsa.org

Winston J. Goretsky, 1st Vice-President
32 Scimitar Point N.W.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T3L 2B2
email:  firstvp@avsa.org

Richard Nicholas, 2nd Vice-President
3113 Deerfield Dr.
Denton, TX 76208
email: secondvp@avsa.org

Sue Ramser, 3rd Vice-President
2413 Martin
Wichita Falls, TX 76308
email:  thirdvp@avsa.org

Edna Rourke, Treasurer
99 Old Stratford Rd.
Shelton, CT 06484
email:  treasurer@avsa.org

Elmer Godeny, Secretary
8206 S 43rd West Ave
Tulsa  Ok 74132
email: secretary@avsa.org

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Linda Hall, Immediate Past President
517 E. Elm St.
Ravenwood, MO 64479
email: pastpresident@avsa.org

Staff

 

S T A F F

Ruth Rumsey, Editor (AVM)
email: editor@avsa.org

Amy Carruth, Office Manager
email: office@avsa.org

O T H E R

Cindi Nofziger, Advertising Manager
1500 NE. Mayview Dr.
Albany, OR 97321
email: advertising@avsa.org

 Lynne Wilson, Publications Chairman
645 Hudson Ave., Tampa, FL 33606
email: publications@avsa.org

 

 Office Location

2375 North Street
Beaumont, TX 77702-1722

(409) 839-4725  -  Main Telephone
(409) 839-4329  -  FAX

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (CST)

 

African Violet Society of America
2375 North Street
Beaumont, TX 77702-1722
info@avsa.org
409-839-4725

Office hours:
Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CST

 

 

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