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

Meeting times: Contact Carol Magoon (VP), 641-858-2554 for information regarding location and time.

Contact #1: Catherine Thompson, President
Address:  3120 Cadillac Dr.
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Phone: 319-266-5172

Contact #2:  Carol Magoon
Address: 1601 17th Ave.
Eldora, IA  50627
Phone: 641-858-2554

Information updated 2/15/2018

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


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.  

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

Contact 2: Jude Neumann
Address: 22875 Kirk Ave. N.
City: Scandia, MN  55073
Phone: 651-433-2708

Note:  Show and sales April and October.

Information updated 1/14/2018

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

Maplewood Library conference room
3025 Southlawn Drive, Maplewood, MN 55109

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

Contact: Jude Neumann


We meet Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, June, Sept & Nov. We also participate in the AVSM Aug. State Fair show and the Oct. AVSM show/sale.

We start on time and end on time.The first hour is relaxed meeting.  The second hour is a dynamic training program for violet enthusiasts.  It is open to everyone to ask questions and make comments. At the end of the program we have a raffle of $1.00 a ticket prizes supplied by the members.  The funds from the raffle give us the money for our annual Spring Luncheon that is FREE to all paid members.

Yearly dues are just $10 a person or $15 for a household.

We adjourn to a restaurant for lunch and more time together. Our meetings are so much fun and so well attended that people come from as far away as two and a half hours to attend.

Information updated 6/30/16

North Star African Violet Council

Meeting location: Various locationa north & south of the twin cities.

Meeting Times: First Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m., September, November, January, February, March and May.

Contact: Carol Semrau, President
Address: 15237 Cobalt St.
City: Ramsey, MN 55303
Phone: 763-421-0242   612-501-0417 cell

Contact #2: Gail Podany
Address: 5256 Beachside Dr.
City: Minnetonka, MN 55343
Phone: 952-933-9067

We welcome visitors to come to our meetings.  Our meetings start with
an informative program, followed by a short business meeting. Lunch and
social time to follow.  The June meeting is a potluck at a members home. Our
club has a AVSA Judged show and sale the first weekend in October.

Information updated 12/28/17


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

Nebraska 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 #1 Brandon Erikson
Phone: 402-639-5475

Contact #2 Scott Evans
Phone: 712-242-7553

Facebook - Omaha African Violet and Gesneriad Society

Information updated 1/12/2018

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: Announced in newsletter prior to meetings.  Usually the second Saturday, March, July and November, 10:00 a.m., but dates/times vary.  Call to confirm meeting information.

Contact: Marty Anderson
Address: 1621 Stardust Dr.
City: Waukesha, WI 53186-2670
Phone: 262-349-9396

Contact 2: Cathy Heider
Address: 4132 Spring Rd.
City: Omro, WI 54963-9767
Phone: 920-685-5262

Information updated 11/26/16



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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