Albuquerque African Violet Club

 2019 Presentations & Events

Our monthly meetings consist of a short business meeting followed by an educational presentation and then fellowship.  The public is welcome!

Note:  dates and times of meetings may change.  Please check the home page for the correct date and time of the upcoming meeting.  

Tuesday, January 8
(Board meeting at 10:30 a.m. - all members are invited)
"12 Weeks to Blooming Violets"
(In-depth 12 Week Schedule)
by Sharon Shannon

Yes you can! You CAN get your violets to bloom in only 12 weeks!

Tuesday, February 12
"Design Workshop"
by Mary Ann Moreno
Assisted by Shirley Tetreault

Mary Ann, a National Flower Show and master designer, will conduct a design workshop for designers and non-designers alike. Come join the fun!

February 23
Council Auction

Tuesday, March 12
"Getting Ready for Show!"
Presented by JoEllen Bowden

JoEllen, a long time, award-winning grower and AVSA Senior Judge, will discuss how to get ready for show and will also give us some hints on what the judges look for.  Bring your plants to enter into our informal mock show judged by our own AVSA judges. 

March 22
Central NM Science & Engineering Research Challenge

March 23-24
Annual Council Flower Show

Tuesday, April 9
"Last Minute Show Details"
By Sharon Shannon
Sharon, Show Chair, will discuss last minute prep for the show.

Annual Spring Show & Sale
"Violets:  Treasures of the Earth"

April 20-21

Saturday, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Sunday, 10:00 - 3:00 pm

April 26-28
Spring Plant Sale and Garden Fair


Tuesday, May 14

"
African Violet Basic Care and Tips"
by Mike Garcia and Sara Trice

Come to a review of basic care! Tips and tricks that will enlighten both the novice and the advanced grower will be presented. Bring your questions

May 19Council Garden Tour 

May 26 - June 2
AVSA National Convention
Houston Marriott Westchase Hotel
Houston, Texas

June 3
Council Share the Beauty Day

Tuesday, June 11, 12:30
"Annual Summer Luncheon & Convention Debriefing"

Once again, Mary Ann Moreno will be opening her lovely garden for our enjoyment.  Her garden is the perfect place to relax and visit.  Bring a covered dish and  your own table service.  Also bring a list of up to 25 of your favorite African violets.

July
No meeting

Tuesday, August 13
"Showcasing African Violets in Jewelry
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by Jessica Burns
Jessica, one of our newest and most creative members, will enlight and delight us with how we can show off our passion in jewelry.

September 5-15
New Mexico State Fair Flower Shows

Tuesday, September 10
"The 3 P's of African Violets (Pests, Problems, & Predicaments)"
by Dena Brent
Dena, a long time, award-winning grower and experienced instructoa long time, award-winning grower, AVSA judge and experienced instructor,, a long time, award-winning grower, AVSA judge, and experienced instructor, will share with us the agony of defeat as well as the thrill of victory with African violets.

September 27-28
Harvest Fair and Crafts Sale

Tuesday, October 8
"Lighting"
Presented by Sharon Shannon
T8’s, T12’s, LEDs, oh my! What does it all mean?????
This presentation will attempt to sort out the various lighting options.

Tuesday, November 12
Board meeting at 10:30 a.m. - all members are invited.
"Violets in Holiday Centerpieces"
Presented by Shirley  Tetreault
Shirley, a National Flower Show judge and nationally accredited instructor, will share with us ways to include our African violet passion in holiday centerpieces.

December 6-7
Council Holiday Fair Plant & Craft Sale

Tuesday, December 10, 12:30
Holiday Party and Installation of 2018 Officers
Club members will meet at the Longhorn Steakhouse for the annual holiday luncheon.  Plan to be there at 11:30 PM.  Bring a gift if you would like to participate in the gift exchange.