Tampa Bay Gesneriad Society
The African Violet Council of Florida – January 1995
The Gesneriad Society – July 1995
African Violet Society of America, Inc. – May 1996
Chapter meetings/programs are held starting at 10:00 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month (except February, April, and December this year) at the professional building located at 402 West Martin Luther King Boulevard, Tampa, Florida, just west of Highway I-275. Check local newspaper listings for information or email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm meeting details.
The Tampa Bay Gesneriad Society is a very active local chapter (chartered in 1994) of the international non-profit organization, The Gesneriad Society, Inc. The chapter’s purpose is to promote the growing and sharing of gesneriads. Meetings include a program, show and tell horticulture segment, and a plant raffle. Annual dues are only $10 and members receive a monthly newsletter. The chapter presents an annual exhibit at the Florida State Fair each February, and sales are held spring and fall at the USF Botanical Gardens and other nearby venues.