Region 8 affiliates
Region 8 ~ West Central States
Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Cedar Valley African Violet Club
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
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
Contact #2: Merna Addison
Address: 5042 Maple Drive, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
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
African Violet Society of Minnesota
Fridley City Senior Center
6085 7th St. NE
Fridley, MN 55432
Web Site: sites.google.com/site/avsminnesota
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
Contact 2: Barbara Werness
Address: 12354 Naples Street NE
City: Blaine, MN 55449
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
Lakes Area Violet Growers
Maplewood Library conference room
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
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
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 —
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
Contact: Jill Jensen
Omaha African Violet and Gesneriad Society
UNL Cooperative Extension Office
8015 W. Center Road
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
Contact: Brandon Erikson
Address: 10483 Manderson Plz
City: Omaha, NE 68134
Facebook - Omaha African Violet and Gesneriad Society
Information updated 1/15/16
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
Contact #2: Marlene Green
Address: 1127 Fleetwood Ave.
City: Madison, WI 53716
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
Contact: Cathy Heider
Address: 4132 S. Spring Rd.
City: Omro, WI 54963
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
Meeting Times: Second Tuesday each month, 6:30 p.m.
Contact: JoAnn Marti
Address: 6621 Lenox Ave
City: Wisconsin Rapids
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
Contact 2: Doug Kindschuh
Address: 351 Western Avenue
City: Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4004