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: 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

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 except December.

Contact: Linda Schwambach, President
156 SE 50th Ave.
Ocala, FL 34471

Phone: 352-351-3639


Contact: Carolee Carter, Past President
10947 SW 71st Cir.
Ocala, FL 34476
Phone: 352-237-3308

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 .  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: Linda Price, President
Address: 1541 Silver Fox Circle
City: Apopka, FL 32712

Phone: 407-462-5923


Contact 2: Linda Schwambach, 1st Vice President
Phone: 352-351-3639

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 .   Visitors and more new members are always welcome at our meetings and events!  We look forward to meeting you!

Information updated 12/13/16

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
Phone: 727-531-7357

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
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
Phone: 407-246-4440



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
Phone: 407-462-5923

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

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
Phone: 352-428-0980


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

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
Phone: 863-858-2133

Contact 2: Violet Hendershot

Address: 817 Johnson Avenue

City: Lakeland, FL 33801

Phone: 863-682-5018



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
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

5036 Paradise Pond Lane

Jacksonville, FL 32207

Phone: 904-536-4182



Contact 2: Bobbi Johannsen

Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

Phone: 904-349-3643



Information updated 12/18/16


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 : Carol Ann Burrell
Address: 1032 Carefree Pkwy
City: Sebring, FL 33872-9200

Information updated 5/07/16

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: Sandra Kerns, President
Address: 910 Highland Ave.
City: Dunedin, FL 34698

Contact 2: Therese Lynam, Treasurer
Address: 1403 Compton Street
City: Brandon, FL 33511
Phone: 813-681-3881

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
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, September, October and January - May, 10 a.m.

Contact: Elena Shelton
Address: 7903 S. Indian River Dr.
City: Fort Pierce, FL 34982
Phone: 772-489-0504

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: 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
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.

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
844-400-AVSA (844-400-2872)


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



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