Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina
Dixie African Violet Society
Rotates with sponsoring club
Web Site: www.davs.org
Meeting Times: Annual convention in March.
Contact: Lynne Wilson, President
Address: 509 W. Bay St. - #405
City: Tampa, FL 33606
Notes: Individual memberships are open to all persons, world-wide. Dixie consists of clubs from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, N Carolina, S Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
Information updated 11/16/15
African Violet Club of Daytona
Location: Members' home
3051 Princeton Ave
Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Meeting Times: Second Thursday each month, except Dec, June, July, Sept (depending on hurricane season), 7:00 p.m.
Contact: Pat Crowley
Address: 3051 Princeton Ave
City: Daytona Beach
Notes: Display and seminar on violets at local Garden & Leisure Show in March. President: Pat Crowley (10-09)
African Violet Club of Ocala
Marion County Sheriff’s Office (Brian Litz Sheriff's Substation)
9048 S.W. Highway 200
Ocala, FL 34476
Meeting Times: 10:30 a.m., Fourth Saturday each month except December.
Contact: Linda Schwambach, President
156 SE 50th Ave.
Ocala, FL 34471
Contact: Carolee Carter, Past President
10947 SW 71st Cir.
Ocala, FL 34476
Notes: Join us for informative programs, great camaraderie, all around fun, and sharing our love of African violets and other gesneriads. Go to one of our online homes and view our website (see URL above) for great information about our club and members, an application to join, plant care, directions to our meeting location and more! We are on Facebook too. Please check us out at Facebook.com/AfricanVioletClubofOcala . Visitors and more new members are always welcome at our meetings! We look forward to meeting you!
Information updated 10/08/2015
African Violet Council of Florida
Statewide - Rotates with sponsoring club
Meeting Times: Spring Meeting and Fall (Show and Sale) dates vary — watch website for current info
Contact: Mary Lou Harden, President
Address: 902 W. Old Hillsborough Ave.
City: Seffner, FL 33584
Contact 2: Linda Price, 1st Vice President
Notes: Get the latest information on the Council's events and meetings by checking the Council's website at the URL listed above. We are on Facebook too! Check us out at Facebook.com/AfricanVioletCouncilofFlorida . Visitors and more new members are always welcome at our meetings and events! We look forward to meeting you!
Information updated 11/17/15
African Violet Society of Pinellas County
The Palms of Largo (Cypress Building)
400 Lake Ave. NE * see notes
Largo, FL 33771
Meeting Times: First Monday each month @ 7:00 pm
President: Phyllis King
Contact: Judith Lund
Address: 1447 Embassy Drive
City: Clearwater, FL 33764
Notes: * Lake Avenue NE is North of East Bay Drive between Starkey/Keene and Seminole/Missouri.
Information updated 10/07/2015
Bloomin—Violets & Gesneriads of Palm Beach
The Palm Springs Public Library
217 Cypress Lane
Palm Springs, FL 33461
Meeting Times: 3rd Saturday of each month, except August, 10:00 a.m.
Contact: Lynn DiMaio
Address: 2319 Treasure Isle Dr, #49
City: Palm Beach, FL 33410
Contact 2: Elisabeth Stanley
Address: 9 Kerry Place
City: Boynton Beach, FL 33426
Notes: Informative programs each meeting. Come and enjoy the camaraderie. New members are always welcome. Call or Email for easy directions.
Caribbean Basin African Violet and Gesneriad Society
Palm Hammock Orchid Estate
9995 SW 66 St
Miami, FL 33173
Meeting Times: Second Sat each month, 11:00 a.m.
Contact: Allan Mink
Contact 2: James Skelly
Notes: Guests are always welcome!
Central Florida African Violet Society
Beardall Senior Center
800 South Delaney Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
Meeting Times: Third Wednesday each month, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Contact: Linda Price, President
Address: 1541 Silver Fox Circle
City: Apopka, FL 32712-3064
Contact: Elvie Blakely
Address: 2400 Dolphin Road
City: Titusville, FL 32780
Notes: New members are always welcome. Our monthly meetings include a business meeting, a program on African violets, and fun and games! We would love to meet you and have you join our club.
Fantasy African Violet Club
Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club
3357 Susan Dr. where it meets Toucan Trail, approximately 1/2 mile off U.S. 19
Spring Hill, FL 34606
Meeting Times: Second Saturday each month, January to November, 12:30 p.m. Refreshments, 1:00 p.m. Meeting. Christmas luncheon in December so no meeting.
Contact: Thad A. Scaggs
Address: 7377 Skylark Dr.
City: Spring Hill, FL 34606
Phone: 352-606-2107 or 352-345-5271
Contact 2: Carol Chmiko
Address: 8156 Pagoda Dr.
City: Spring Hill, FL 34606
Notes: Informative programs on African violets and/or other Gesneriads at monthly meetings. Guests are always welcome! Annual show 2nd weekend,
Friday and Saturday in March. Check out our Facebook page at Facebook.com/FantasyAfricanVioletClub
Information updated 12/10/15
First Lakeland African Violet Society
Lakeland Police Station
219 North Massachusetts Ave
Lakeland, FL 33815
Meeting Times: 4th Saturday every month. 9:30a.m. until noon. 2nd floor community room.
Contact: Barbara Carnicelli, President
Address: 420 Windemere Dr.
City: Lakeland, FL 33809
Contact 2: Violet Hendershot
Address: 817 Johnson Avenue
City: Lakeland, FL 33801
Notes: Annual show/sale in February.
Information updated 9/22/2015
Gulf-Edison African Violet Club
Club House at Sabal Springs Golf and Racquet Club — Arts and Crafts Room
17540 N. US 41
North Fort Myers, FL
Meeting Times: Second Thursday each month, Sept-Aug, Social 6:30 p.m., Meeting 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Contact: Debra Burmood, President
Address: 3781 Downwind Lane
City: North Fort Myers, FL 33917
Heart of Jacksonville African Violet Society
Garden Club of Jacksonville
1005 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32204
Web Site: www.jacksonvilleviolets.org
also on Facebook as Heart of Jacksonville African Violet Society
Meeting Times: 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. every 3rd Sunday of every month September - June with December and June as Social meetings.
Contact: Sharon Gartner, President
1573 LeBaron Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Contact 2: Bobbi Johannsen
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
Heartland African Violet Society
Highlands Ridge — Founder's Hall Activity Room
3003 E. Fairway Vista Dr.
Avon Park, FL 33825
Meeting Times: 2nd Thursday of months September to May.
Contact : Elaine Wiener
Address: 2713 E. Waterview Dr.
City: Avon Park, FL 33823
Information updated 1/21/16
North Lake African Violet Society
Lady Lake Library
Lady Lake, FL 32159
Meeting Times: Third Wed each month, 1:00 p.m.
Contact: Alice Bosse
Address: 41900 C-25
River City African Violet Society
DeBary Public Library
200 North Charles Beall Blvd
DeBary, FL 32713-2300
Meeting Times: Second Tuesday each month at 6 pm.
Contact: Jack Wilson
Address: 114 Pine Valley Court
Contact 2: Jo Wormington
Address: 2410 Enterprise Osteen Rd
Sarasota African Violet Society
Osprey Baptist Church
265 N Tam Trail
Osprey, FL 34299
Meeting Times: Third Tuesday each month, 10:00 a.m.
Tampa African Violet Society
Web Site: www.tampaafricanvioletsociety.com
Meeting Times: Our night meeting is the 1st Thursday at 7:00 pm at the Common Ground Christian Church, 4207 North Blvd, Tampa, FL 33603.
Our day meeting is the 3rd Friday at 10:00 am at the Seffner-Mango Library, 410 N. Kingsway Road, Seffner, FL 33584
Contact: Sandra Kerns, President
Address: 910 Highland Ave.
City: Dunedin, FL 34698
Contact 2: Therese Lynam, Treasurer
Address: 1403 Compton Street
City: Brandon, FL 33511
Monthly newsletter, THE PETAL.
Information updated 11/16/15
Tampa Bay Gesneriad Society
Office of Robert Martinez, MD
402 West Martin Luther King Bl
Tampa, FL 33603
Meeting Times: Third Saturday each month, 10:00 a.m. Please call to verify 813 963-7424.
Contact: Jo Anne Martinez
Address: 809 Taray de Avila
City: Tampa, FL
Phone: 813 963-7424
Contact 2: Carol Schreck
Address: 2055 S Floral Ave #328
City: Bartow, FL 33830-7114
Notes: Annual show in September. Call or email if directions are needed for directions to meeting location.
The Violet Patch of South Florida
3750 South Flamingo Road
Davie, FL 33330
Web Site: www.violetpatchofsouthflorida.com
Meeting Times: Usually the 4th Saturday of the month at 2:00 pm, check the website.
Contact: Peggy Madison
Address: 3013 La Mirage Dr
City: Lauderhill, FL
Contact 2: Noemi Sanchez
Address: 1271 NW 143rd Ave.
City: Pembroke Pines, FL
Treasure Coast African Violet Society
Fort Pierce Garden Center
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Meeting Times: Third Saturday each month, September, October and January - May, 10 a.m.
Contact: Elena Shelton
Address: 7903 S. Indian River Dr.
City: Fort Pierce, FL 34982
African Violet Club of Greater Atlanta
Northlake-Barbara Loar Library
3772 Lavista Road
Meeting Times: 1st Saturday of each month, 1:00 pm (no meetings June, July, August)
Contact: Johnnie Berry, President
Address: 287 Fennel Way SW
City: Atlanta, GA 30331-4107
Phone: 404-691-8902 or 404-287-8753 (cell)
Contact: Kathy Spissman
Address: 4086 Brownlee Dr.
City: Tucker, GA 30084
Notes: Annual show and sale mini show and sale on Mother's Day weekend (Saturday only). We have off-site field trips and activities. Please be in touch with contact person regarding meeting location changes.
Buggy Town Heritage AV Club
Curves for Women
12 Market Street
Barnesville, GA 30204
Meeting Times: Club meets the 2nd Saturday of each month (no July meeting). 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Contact: Kathy Staats
Phone: 770 358-4868
Notes: President/AVSA Representative: Kathy Staats Vice President: Barbara Entrekin Secretary: Dee Hinson Treasurer: Penny Przyborowski
High Hopes Violet Club of South Atlanta
UGA Research & Education Garden
121 Ellis Road
Griffin, GA 30223
Meeting Times: Last Thursday of the month except for November and December, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
Contact: Susan Wilson
Address: 1193 Vineyard Road
City: Griffin, GA 30223
Phone: (770) 467-9381
Contact 2: Tish Richard
Address: 818 Maple Drive
City: Riverdale, GA 30274
Notes: November and December meetings usually change because of holidays. Visitors should call first to be sure that there has not been a change of plan, such as a field trip or a cancelled meeting.
Rome African Violet Study Group
Rome - Floyd County Library — August - May; The Lodge, Village at Maplewood, 100 Village Blvd, Rome, GA - June
Rome, GA 30161
Meeting Times: First Thursday each month 1:00 p.m.
Contact: Jo Hernandez
Address: 252 Old Freeman Ferry Rd.
City: Rome, GA 30161
Phone: (H) 706-378-9729, (C) 770-313-7712
Contact: Helen Whitfield
Address: 319 New Hermitage Rd.
City: Rome, GA 30161
Notes: Call local contact or check local newspaper for meeting location and programs. No July meeting is held.
First Goldsboro African Violet Society
The Brian Center
1700 Wayne Memorial Dr
Goldsboro, NC 27530
Meeting Times: Fourth Monday each month, Jan-April, June-Nov, 7:00 p.m.
Contact: Louise Phillips
Address: 2165 Carolina Cir
Contact 2: Lorena Bunn
Address: Rt 5 Box 613-B
City: Snow Hill
Notes: Sale at Berkeley Mall, Goldsboro, NC Friday and Saturday before Mother's Day and Friday and Saturday the second weekend of October each year, 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. each day.
First African Violet Society of Spartanburg
Woodland Recreation Center or in Members' homes
Meeting Times: First Wednesday each month, Sept-June, 9:30-12:00 noon
Contact: Cami Ingle
Address: 509 Hudders Creek Way
Contact 2: Mrs Dean Pool
Address: 380 Old Burnett Rd
Notes: Annual sale in April, usually first or second weekend.