Region 7 affiliates


Region 7 ~ East Central States

Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio

Region 7 ~ East Central States


Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio


Illinois —


Margaret Scott African Violet Society

Anita Purves Nature Center
1505 North Broadway Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801

Meeting Times: Usually meets the 1st Saturday of the month, at 1:30 p.m.

Contact: Carie Nixon, President
381 County Rd. 1300 E
Tolono, IL 61880
Phone: 217-867-2290

Contact: Jan Houston
1103 Ross Dr.
Champaign, IL 61821-6532
Phone: 217-359-2325

Information updated 12/09/15

Illinois African Violet Society Inc

Meeting Times: Two times a year, spring and fall.

Contact: Tomi Jean Griesenauer
Address: 2234 Surrey St.
City: Sycamore, IL
Web Site:

Notes: A one-day meeting in the fall and show/sale in the spring. Membership Chairman: Joe Bruns, 1220 Stratford Lane, Hanover Park, IL 60103. Leaves, the Society's newsletter, is published four times a year to share information about growing violets and club meetings.

Northern Illinois Gesneriad Society

Warrenville Fire Department
3S472 Batavia Rd
Warrenville, IL

Meeting Times: Usually third Sunday each month, sometimes varies, 12:30 p.m.


Contact: Bob Nicholson, President
Address: 8926 N. Greenwood Ave., Ste. 282
City: Niles, Ill. 60714
Phone: 773-619-3025

Contact 2: R. David Harley
Address: 104 E George Huff Dr.
City: Urbana, Ill. 61801
Phone: 217-621-7677

Information updated 9/20/2015

Prairie State African Violet Society

The Federated Church
612 State Street
Sycamore, IL 60178

Meeting times: Third Tuesday of each month from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Contact: Tomi Griesenauer  312-802-1486

Contact: Micheline England


Quad Cities African Violet Society

Riverside Park Garden Center
34th Street and 5th Ave. (Building attached to the greenhouse)
Moline, IL

Meeting Times: Second Monday each month, except Jan, 7:00 p.m.

Contact: Dale Martens
Address: 1247 Island View Drive
City: Sherrard, IL 61281
Phone: 563-484-5208

Contact 2: John Jugenheimer
Address: 14 Hickory Hills
City: Geneseo
Phone: 309-441-6849

Indiana —

Hoosier African Violet Society

Crown Point Civic Center
101 South East Street
Crown Point, IN 46307
Web Site:

Meeting Times: Third Friday each month, 7:00 p.m., July and Dec, 6:30 potlucks.

Contact: Gary Mikita
Address: 2842 Brown St.
City: Portage, IN 46368
Phone: (219) 763-4861

Contact: Jean Willey
Address: 851 Kenmare Parkway
City: Crown Point, IN 46307
Phone: 219-663-5451

Kansas —


Lawrence African Violet Club

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

Contact: Walter Murphy
Address: 1895 E. 1700 Rd.
City: Lawrence, KS 66044
Phone: 785-840-7229

Topeka African Violet Society

Ward Mead House
124 NW Fillmore
Topeka, KS 66606

Meeting Times: Third Thursday each month, except Febr, 9:30 a.m.

Contact: Mary Alice Smith
Address: 6849 SE 53rd St
City: Tecumseh
Phone: 785-379-5665

Contact 2: Daryl Rene Ellis
Address: 12795 K92 Hwy
City: Oskalosa, KS 66066

Notes: In place of a February meeting, we set up a display and help with the Flower, Lawn and Garden Show at the Expo in Topeka, mid-February.

Wichita African Violet Study Club

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

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

Contact: Audrey Soergel
City: Wichita
Phone: 316-200-8120


Michigan —


Michigan State African Violet Society
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
7277 Big Hand Rd.
City: Saint Clair, MI
Zip: 48079-3608
Country: USA
Phone: 810-326-1942

Contact: Marge Farrand
4548 Cottonwood Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Country: USA
Phone: 734-662-7991

Information updated 11/16/15

Town and Country African Violet Club

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
Address: 22621 Beech St.
City: Dearborn, MI 
Zip: 48124
Phone: 313-562-4758

Contact: Gerald Zaliwski (Treasurer)
Address: 7277 Big Hand Rd.
City: St. Clair Township, MI 48079

Wayne Washtenaw African Violet Club

Romulus Public Library
11121 Wayne Road
Romulus, MI 48174
Meeting Times: 4th Thursday, 6:30-8:00 pm

Contact: Alice Phelps (President)
Address: 22621 Beech St.
City: Dearborn, MI
Zip: 48124
Phone: (313)-562-4758

Contact 2: Donna Turner
Address: 13627 Jobin St.
City: Southgate, MI
Zip: 48195
Phone: (734) 285-5560



African Violet Club of Greater Kansas City
Loose Park Garden Center
52nd & Wornall
Kansas City, MO 64112

Meeting Times: Second Tuesday each month, Sept-June, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Contact: Pat Inbody
Address: 16309 East 27th Terr.
City: Independence, MO 64055
Phone: 816-373-6915

Contact 2: Lynn Canning, President
Address: 9107 Grandview Dr
City: Overlook Park, KS 66212
Phone: 913-649-7334

Notes: Annual show/sale first weekend in November & annual sale second weekend in February at Loose Park Garden Center.

Amethyst African Violet Club
Members' homes - Manchester area
Meeting Times: Second Thursday each month 11:00 a.m.

Contact: Martha Nix, President
Address: 16510 Oak Forest Court
City: Wildwood, MO 63011
Phone: 314-406-4628

Gateway West Gesneriad Society
Missouri Botanical Gardens - Ridgway Center
4344 Shaw Blvd
St Louis, MO 63110-2291
Meeting Times: Third Tuesday each month, 7:00 p.m.

Contact: Gary Dunlap
Address: 4189 Jarvis Rd
City: Hillsboro, MO 63050
Phone: 636-789-3604

Contact: Fran Russ
Address: 7022 Ethel Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63117-3419
Phone: 314-647-5842


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

Inner City African Violet Society
Members' homes - St. Louis area

Meeting Times: Fourth Saturday each month, except July, Aug and Dec, 1:00 p.m.

Contact: Virginia Hamilton
Address: 7 Carole Ln
City: St Louis
Phone: 314-567-3145

Contact 2: Barbara Jacobs
Address: 5119 Longhorn Trail
City: Florissant
Phone: 314-355-4063

Metropolitan St. Louis African Violet Council
St. Louis County Library Headquarters
1640 S Lindbergh Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63131

Meeting Times: Second Saturdays of the months: September, November, February, April and June — 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. (varies)

Contact: Martha Nix
Address: 16510 Oak Forest Ct.
City: Wildwood, MO 63011
Country: USA
Phone: (636)-821-1621 home, (314)-406-4628 cell

Sho-Me African Violet Club
Loose Park Garden Center
52nd & Wornall
Kansas City, MO
Meeting Times: Second Friday each month, 11 a.m. (No meetings July and August)   Lunch is provided at meetings.

Contact: Juanita Ryan, President

6806 Delmar Lane

Shawnee Mission, KS 66208-1615

Phone: 913-432-3855 


Contact: Tricia A. Taylor
Address: 9300 E. 90th Place
City: Kansas City, MO 64138
Phone: 816-353-6571

Contact: Lynn Canning
Address: 9107 Grandview Dr.
City: Overland Park, KS 66212
Phone: 913-649-7334


Notes: Annual show/sale first weekend in April at Loose Park Garden Center.

St Louis African Violet Judges Council
St Louis County Library
1640 South Lindbergh Blvd
St Louis, MO 63131

Meeting Times: Second Monday of January, March May, August and October, 10:00 a.m.

Contact: Carolyn Burr
Address: 910 Almond Hill Ct
City: Manchester

Contact 2: Susan Hapner
Address: 35 Ridge Point Dr
City: Chesterfield

Missouri Valley African Violet Council
Regional - Rotates with sponsoring club
Meeting Times: Spring and fall meetings

Contact: Ramona Donnell
Address: PO Box 959
City: Carl Junction
Country: USA
Phone: 417-659-7429

Notes: Spring meeting with program. Fall meeting with annual show. Seven states include Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota.


African Violet Society of Dayton

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

Meeting Times: 7PM 3rd Monday each month except January and July

Contact: Jan Schroeder
Address: 7300 Brandt Vista Ave.
City: Dayton, OH 45424
Phone: 937-233-0974
Contact 2: Joan Cornett, President
Address: 91 Goldengate Drive
City: Centerville, OH 45459
Phone: 937-434-0087
Information updated 10/10/2015

Cincinnati African Violet Society

New England Club
8135 Beechmont Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45230

Meeting Times: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. 3rd Thursday of the month (April to September); 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. 3rd Sunday of the month (October to March); no meetings in January or July.  See website for updates.


Contact: Mel Grice, President
Address: 2019 Crosswind Ct.
City: Englewood, OH 45322
Phone: (937)-836-9237

Contact: Sandy McIntosh, VP
Address: 9117 Juniper Lane
City: Covington, KY 41017
Phone: (859) 359-4435

Notes: Annual show and sale is the second weekend in April at the Eastgate Mall, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Information updated 10/10/2015

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

Meeting Times: Fourth Monday each month, Jan-Dec, (unless it falls on a holiday), 6:30 p.m.

Annual Show & Sale held at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens



Contact : Gary Saunders, President
Address: 3560 Bluffgap Dr.
City: Grove City, OH 43123
Phone: 614-875-4748

Contact : Donna Vogelpohl, Vice President
Address: 839 Claycross Court
City: Galloway, OH 43119
Phone: 614-878-2314

Information updated 12/31/15

North Coast Gesneriad and African Violet Society

Orange or Beachwood Library

Meeting Times: Saturday afternoons.

Contact: Rick Pogozelski, President
Address: 11175 Somerset Drive
City: North Royalton, OH 44133
Phone: 440-845-1898

Contact: Penny Johnson
Address: 9038 Auburn Rd.
City: Chardon, OH 44024
Phone: 440-286-8235

Information updated 10/10/2015

Ohio State African Violet Society

Kingwood Center
900 Park Ave, West
Mansfield, OH 44906

Meeting Times: Annual convention late September or early October.

Contact: Al Cenci, President
Phone: 513-831-3692

Information updated 10/10/2015


African Violet Society of America
2375 North Street
Beaumont, TX 77702-1722
844-400-AVSA (844-400-2872)
Office hours:
Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CST



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