Welcome to LSAVC

The Lone Star African Violet Council (LSAVC) is an association of individuals with an interest in African Violets. LSAVC was founded in 1975 and is a resource for African Violet enthusiasts across the state of Texas.

Members of LSAVC, including local African Violet Societies and individuals, are interested in sharing information about the culture of African Violets and other gesneriads. LSAVC members work to stimulate interest in African violets by providing educational activities and judged African violet shows in communities statewide.


The LSAVC Executive Board (EB) met to discuss the LSAVC Convention in Ft Worth, TX currently scheduled for October 29 – 31, 2020. The EB has closely monitored the evolving global COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions imposed by federal, state, and local authorities, especially in the Ft. Worth/Tarrant County area. As this pandemic situation continues to be fluid, in particular with respect to gatherings of 10 people and given the results of the recent membership attendance survey, the EB voted to reschedule the 2020 LSAVC Convention.

The 2020 Convention Committee has successfully renegotiated the rescheduling of the 2020 convention to the future date of October 27 – 30, 2021 to be held at the Radisson Hotel in Ft Worth, TX.

We hope you understand our rationale for making this decision. The health and welfare of our membership is of the utmost importance to us and we are committed to your safety. Please continue to be safe, stay healthy, practice physical distancing, and follow the guidance of your local governing agencies. Remain connected to your family and friends in a manner that meets yours and their needs. Always remember African violets are the glue that binds our family. We will get through this so stay strong and positive.

Sincerely from your LSAVC Executive Board,

Glenda Williams, President
Janet Castiglione, Vice-President/Interim Editor/Co-Editor
Penny Smith-Kerker, Secretary
Irene Harney, Treasurer
Sue Ramser, Parliamentarian
Marjorie Bullard, Historian
Diane Buck, Membership
Sarah Warhaftig, Director-South
Sylvia Leeds, Director-North
Anne Nicholas, Past President