Region 4 affiliates


Region 4 ~ Dixie East

Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina


Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina


Dixie African Violet Society

Rotates with sponsoring club
Web Site:

Meeting Times: Annual convention in March.

Contact: Bob Green, President
Address: 997 Botany Lane
City: Rockledge, FL 32955

Notes: Individual memberships are open to all persons, world-wide. Dixie consiste of clubs from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, N Carolina, S Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

Florida —

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
Phone: 386-673-4737

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 January-October, Third Saturday in November and December Christmas party TBA

Contact: Linda Schwambach, President
Phone: 352-351-3639

Contact: Carolee Carter, Past President

Notes: Join us for informative programs, great camaraderie, fun and sharing our love of African violets and other gesneriads.  Visitors and new members are always welcome!  Check out our website for great information about our club and members, application to join our club, plant care and directions to our meeting location. 

African Violet Council of Florida

Statewide - Rotates with sponsoring club
Meeting Times: Spring and Fall (Show and Sale) dates vary

Contact: Laura Perdomo, President
Address: 11960 N.E. 52nd Place Road
City: Silver Springs, FL 34488

Contact 2: Carolee Carter,  Immediate Past President
Address: 10947 S.W. 71st Circle
City: Ocala, FL 34476

African Violet Society of Pensacola

First Presbyterian Church
303 Gregory St
Pensacola, FL

Meeting Times: Second Saturday each month, Sept-May, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Contact: Martha Lewis
Address: 1910 W Belmont St
City: Pensacola
Phone: 850-433-6425

Notes: Usually, fall sale in Oct/Nov, sale Mother's Day weekend.

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
Phone: 561-626-9984

Contact 2: Elisabeth Stanley
Address: 9 Kerry Place
City: Boynton Beach, FL 33426
Phone: 561-641-0053

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
Country: USA
Phone: 954-587-0392

Contact 2: James Skelly
Country: USA
Phone: 954-491-4886

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: Elvie Blakely
Address: 2400 Dolphin Road
City: Titusville, FL 32780
Phone: 321-269-3628

Contact 2: Linda Price
Address: 1541 Silver Fox Circle
City: Apopka, FL 32712-3064
Phone: 407-462-5923

Notes: AVSA judged show first weekend (Friday & Saturday) of March at Beardall Senior Center.

Fantasy African Violet Club
Partners Club at Oak Hill Hospital
11375 Cortez Blvd
Brooksville, FL 34613

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
Phone: 352 398-1679

Contact 2: Toni Weidman
Address: 9221 Green Pines Ter.
City: New Port Richey, FL 34655
Phone: 727-237-0083

Notes: Annual show in March.

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: Jean Marie Ross, President
Address: 114 Reflection Blvd.
City: Auburndale, FL 33823
Phone: 863-551-1959    cell: 863-604-1933

Contact 2: Christel Collier

Address: 1230 Greenview Dr.

City: Lakeland, FL 33805

Phone: 863-868-9059



Notes: Annual show/sale in February.

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
Phone: 239-731-2451

Heart of Jacksonville African Violet Society

Garden Club of Jacksonville

1005 Riverside Avenue

Jacksonville, FL 32204


Web Site:

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

Phone: 904-536-4182



Contact 2: Felecia Mons, 1st VP

1831 Cross Pointe Way

St. Augustine, FL 32092

Phone: 904-422-3557



Heartland African Violet Society
Highlands Ridge — Founder's Hall Activity Room
3003 E. Fairway Vista Dr.
Avon Park, FL 33825

Meeting Times: 2nd Tuesday of months September to May.

Contact: Shirley Berger, President
Address: 2822 S. Mainsail Dr.
City: Avon Park, FL 33825-6032
Phone: 863-385-5765

Contact 2: Elaine Wiener
Address: 2713 E. Waterview Dr.
City: Avon Park, FL 33823
Phone: 863-385-1468  

North Lake African Violet Society
Lady Lake Library
Guava St
Lady Lake, FL 32159

Meeting Times: Third Wed each month, 1:00 p.m.

Contact: Alice Bosse
Address: 41900 C-25
City: Weirsdale
Zip: 32195
Phone: 352-753-2088

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
City: DeBary
Zip: 32713-2300
Phone: 386-753-0895

Contact 2: Jo Wormington
Address: 2410 Enterprise Osteen Rd
City: Osteen
Zip: 32713
Phone: 407-322-1239

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:

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: Jim Boyer, President
Address: 36181 Eastlake Rd #166
City: Palm Harbor, FL 34685

Contact 2: Lynne Wilson
Address: 645 Hudson Avenue
City: Tampa, Fl
Phone: 813 251-1581

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
Phone: 863-533-7288

Notes: Annual show in September. Call or email if directions are needed for directions to meeting location.

The Violet Patch of South Florida
Flamingo Gardens
3750 South Flamingo Road
Davie, FL 33330

Web Site:

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
Phone: 954-748-6530

Contact 2: Noemi Sanchez
Address: 1271 NW 143rd Ave.
City: Pembroke Pines, FL
Phone: 786-210-2251

Treasure Coast African Violet Society
Fort Pierce Garden Center
911 Parkway
Fort Pierce, FL 34950

Meeting Times: Third Saturday each month, Sept-May, 10 a.m.

Contact: Betty Hartung
Address: 5844 Summerfield Ct
City: Fort Pierce
Phone: 772-466-6598

Contact 2: Janet Biondo
Address: 7202 Arthurs Rd
City: Fort Pierce
Phone: 772-464-9187

Upper Pinellas African Violet Society

The Palms of Largo (Cypress Building)
400 Lake Ave. NE * see notes
Largo, FL 33771

Meeting Times: First Monday each month @ 7:00 pm

Contact: Dee Davis
Address: 422 Harbor View Lane
City: Largo, FL 33770
Phone: 727-560-8707

Contact 2: Susan Buys
Address: 1785 Eaton Drive
City: Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: (727) 463-3125

Notes: * Lake Avenue NE is North of East Bay Drive between Starkey/Keene and Seminole/Missouri.


Georgia —

African Violet Club of Greater Atlanta

Northlake-Barbara Loar Library
3772 Lavista Road
Tucker, Georgia

Meeting Times: 1st Saturday of each month, 1:00 pm (no meetings June, July, August)

Contact: Phillis Hinkle
Address: 806 Sheppard Cove
City: Stone Mountian, GA 30083
Phone: 770-469-6460

Contact: Kathy Spissman
Address: 4086 Brownlee Dr.
City: Tucker, GA 30084
Phone: 770-939-5289

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
Phone: 706-295-4756

Notes: Call local contact or check local newspaper for meeting location and programs. No July meeting is held.

North Carolina

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
City: Goldsboro
Phone: 919-735-3824

Contact 2: Lorena Bunn
Address: Rt 5 Box 613-B
City: Snow Hill
Phone: 252-747-8917

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.

Piedmont-Triad African Violet Society
Cooperative Extension Service
3309 Burlington Rd
Greensboro, NC 27405

Meeting Times: First Monday each month, Sept-June

Contact: Dennis Hale
Address: 5016 Wrangler Dr
City: Winston Salem
Phone: 336-725-6695

Contact 2: Linda Abplanalp
Address: 3134 Truitt St
City: Burlington
Phone: 336-584-9236

Triangle African Violet Society
Apex/Raleigh area
Meeting Times: Second Tuesday of each month, 12:30 - 3:00 pm. Call Contact for meeting location

Contact: Bluebird Greenhouse
Address: 4821 Jessie Drive
City: Apex
Country: USA
Phone: 919-362-0530

Contact 2: Libbie Glembocki
Address: 103 Downing Place
City: Apex
Phone: 919-362-8532

Notes: Sheila Ando, President (2010)

South Carolina

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
City: Simpsonville
Phone: 864-967-8812

Contact 2: Mrs Dean Pool
Address: 380 Old Burnett Rd
City: Inman
Phone: 864-578-3093

Notes: Annual sale in April, usually first or second weekend.


African Violet Society of America
2375 North Street
Beaumont, TX 77702-1722

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



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