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
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!
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.
Central NM Science & Engineering Research Challenge
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"
Saturday, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Sunday, 10:00 - 3:00 pm
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
Council Share the Beauty Day
Tuesday, June 11, 12:00
"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.
Tuesday, August 13
"Showcasing African Violets in Jewelry"
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.
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 instructor, 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.
Harvest Fair and Crafts Sale
Tuesday, October 8
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.
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.