Albuquerque African Violet Club

 2021 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 12
(Board meeting at 10:30 a.m. - all members are invited)
"Yes You Can!  You CAN Get Your Violets to Bloom in only 12 Weeks"
(In-depth 12 Week Schedule)
by GUEST SPEAKER - Joyce Stork

Joyce, an award-winning grower, author, and past president of AVSA, will present to us tips, tricks, and secrets to getting your violets to grow in only 12 weeks.

Tuesday, February 9
"African Violet Show 101"
by Sharon Shannon

What's the show all about?  We'll discuss various aspects of the show, such as how to enter plants, different classes, how plants are judged, etc.
"Leaf Propagation Made Easy"
by Jennifer Espen
Jennifer will show us a quick and easy way to propagate our violets.

February 26-27
Council Rummage Sale

Tuesday, March 9
"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 20
Council Flower Show - Cancelled

March 26
Central NM Science & Engineering Research Challenge

Tuesday, April 13

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

Annual Spring Show & Sale
We're so sorry to have to postpone our annual spring show & sale until 2022.

April 23-24
Council Spring Plant Sale and Garden Fair

Tuesday, May 11

African Violet Basic Care and Tips"
by TBD

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 19 Council Garden Tour

June 7
Council Share the Beauty Day

Tuesday, June 7
"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 your 5 most favorite African violets.

June 13
Council Garden Tour

July 14 - no meeting

Tuesday, August 11
"Hybridizing:  How to Get From Point A to Point B"
by Kathy Hajner

Kathy, our award-winning grower and resident hybridizer of the K's series violets, will discuss how she goes about getting the results she wants.

September 9-19
New Mexico State Fair Flower Shows

Tuesday, September 14
"Unsolved Mystery"
by Dene Brent

Dena is a fabulous, award-winning grower and she will speak about her experiences with the dreaded virus: INSV (Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus)

September 24-25
Council Harvest Fair and Crafts Sale

Tuesday, October 12
"All About Terrariums"
Presented by Mary Ann Moreno
Mary Ann, a National Garden Clubs judge and award-winning designer will teach us how to build award-winning terrariums.

Tuesday, November 9
Board meeting at 10:30 a.m. - all members are invited.
"Singles and Doubles and Wasps, Oh My!"
Presented by Renee Bernard
Renee an award-winning grower and one of our newest members, will teach us about the different types of blossoms and leaves and what makes them special.

November 30
Council Holiday Fair Centerpiece Workshop

December 3-4
Council Holiday Fair Plant & Craft Sale

December 9
Council Officer Installation & Volunteer's Luncheon

Tuesday, December 14, 11:30
Holiday Party and Installation of 2021 Officers
Club members will meet for a potluck or at a restaurant 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.