Region 8 affiliates


Region 8 ~ West Central States

Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin

Region 8 ~ West Central States

Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin

Iowa —

Cedar Valley African Violet Club

Western Home
420 E 11th St. & Grove
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Meeting Times: Fourth Tuesday each month, except July and Dec, 7:00 p.m.

Contact: Carol Magoon, President
Address: 1601 17th Ave.
City: Eldora, IA 50627-2357

Contact: Barbara Pershing
Phone: 319-987-2235

Notes: Show/sale last weekend (Friday and Saturday) of September, Crossroads Mall, Waterloo.

Information updated 12/10/15

Evening African Violet Club of Des Moines

The Northwest Community Center

5110 Franklin Ave.

Des Moines, IA 50310

Meeting times: Second Thursday of each month (no meetings in December or January) at 7:00 p.m.




Contact: Tina Cook, President

Phone: 515-556-6892



Contact #2: Merna Addison

Address: 5042 Maple Drive, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327

Phone: 515-966-9373


Notes: The community center one building west of the Franklin Ave Public Library.  Meetings are open to the public and we encourage anyone interested in African violets to attend.  Following each month's business meeting a club member presents a topic or leads a workshop or discussion on a African violet topic - a great learning experience.

The Club hosts an annual Show/Sale each spring.

Information updated 12/14/15

Loess Hills African Violet Society

Contact: Terri Post
Address: 29384 Diamante Dr
City: Sioux City
Zip: 51109
Phone: 712-251-6503

Minnesota —

African Violet Society of Minnesota

Fridley City Senior Center
6085 7th St. NE
Fridley, MN 55432
Web Site:

Meeting Times: Second Tuesday, Jan, Feb, May, Sept, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Our spring show is March 18 and 19, 2016. A tea is held in April. 

Contact: Patricia (Pat) Mattson, President
Address: 1953 270th Ave.
City: Luck, WI 54853
Phone: 715-472-2734

Contact 2: Barbara Werness
Address: 12354 Naples Street NE
City: Blaine, MN 55449
Phone: 763-754-3918

Judges Council of Minnesota

Anoka Library — Mississippi Branch
410 Mississippi Street NE
Fridley, MN 55432

Meeting Times: 10:00 a.m. twice a year (Spring and Fall, to be determined)

Contact : Barb Werness
Address: 12354 Naples Street NE
City: Blaine, MN
Phone: 763-754-3918

Lakes Area Violet Growers

White Bear Lake Library
White Bear Lake, MN

Meeting Times: First Saturday of the month, except July and Dec,  11:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Contact: Kat MacNeil
LAVG hotline 763-531-2050

North Star African Violet Council

Restaurants — Bloomington or Fridley area — call for current month's location and address

Meeting Times: Saturdays at 11:00 a.m., September, November, January, February, April and May.

Contact: Mary Kealy-Falk, President
Address: 318 19th Ave. N.
City: Hopkins, MN 55343
Phone: 952-945-9025

Come join us! The only requirement is a love of African Violets.  Check out a meeting and then decide if you would like to become a member.

Meetings include workshop presentations on all aspects of growing beautiful African violets, meeting agenda and lunch if desired. We also have a summer potluck social in June. Our club puts on an annual show/plant sale the first weekend in October.

North Dakota —

Nebraska —

Lincoln African Violet Society

Eastmont Towers Community Living Center

The Seasons Gallery, 2nd floor

6315 O St 
Lincoln, NE

Meeting Times: Second Tuesday each month, September - November and January - May; potluck dinners in December and June at member homes as announced.

Contact: Mary Reifschneider

Phone: 402-483-0214


Contact: Jill Jensen
Phone: 402-430-5040

Omaha African Violet and Gesneriad Society

UNL Cooperative Extension Office
8015 W. Center Road
Omaha, NE

Meeting Times: First Thursday each month, September - April, 6:45 p.m. Be sure to confirm location if you would like to attend since a few meetings are moved to different locations.

Contact: Scott Evans, President
Address: 4861 S. 157th St.

City: Omaha, NE 68137-1053
Phone: 712-242-7553

Contact: Brandon Erikson

Address: 10483 Manderson Plz
City: Omaha, NE 68134
Phone: 402-639-5475

Facebook - Omaha African Violet and Gesneriad Society

Information updated 1/15/16

Wisconsin —

Crosstown African Violet Club

Olbrich Botanical Gardens
3330 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI 53704-5808

Meeting Times: First Wednesday each month, September - June, 12:30 p.m.

Contact: Alice Peterson

Address: 1228 Woodbridge Tr.

City: Waunakee, WI 53597

Phone: 608-850-9740



Contact #2: Marlene Green

Address: 1127 Fleetwood Ave.

City: Madison, WI 53716

Phone: 608-222-8578



Notes: Monthly meetings with programs about growing African violets and streptocarpus and other relatives such as primulina and petrocosmea.  Monthly leaf exchanges.  June & December meetings are sometimes at a different location.  Call contact person to confirm all meeting times, dates, locations and program topics.  VISITORS WELCOME!  Annual sale the Saturday before Mother's Day at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI. 


Information updated 1/6/16


Oshkosh Violet Society

Evergreen Retirement Community
1130 North Westfield St.
Oshkosh, WI 54902

Meeting Times: First Thursday each month, February thru November 6:30 p.m. December Christmas Banquet.

Contact: Kevin Degner
Address: 1741 Iowa St
City: Oshkosh, WI 54902
Phone: 920-426-3764

Contact: Cathy Heider
Address: 4132 S. Spring Rd.
City: Omro, WI 54963
Phone: 920-685-5262

Notes: Meetings are held downstairs in Rowland Room A. Annual show/sale weekend before Mother's Day, participate in the WI Council of African Violet Club's annual show/sale each fall, pot-luck picnic in Sept and Christmas banquet in Dec. 

River Cities African Violet Club

Members' homes
Meeting Times: Second Tuesday each month, 6:30 p.m.

Contact: JoAnn Marti
Address: 6621 Lenox Ave
City: Wisconsin Rapids
Zip: 54494
Phone: 715-421-0087

Wisconsin Council of African Violet Clubs

Location varies within State of Wisconsin
Meeting Times: Usually the second Saturday, March, July and November, 10:00 a.m., but dates/times vary.  Call to confirm meeting information.

Contact: Judith Hess
Address: 5209 Roberts Drive
City: Greendale, WI 53129-2819
Phone: 414-423-0776

Contact 2: Doug Kindschuh
Address: 351 Western Avenue
City: Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4004
Phone: 920-602-1798



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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