Being a member of AVCF is a rewarding experience & has many benefits. Chief among these, are the fellowship with other African Violet fanciers, information & knowledge exchange. Various types of memberships & some of their benefits are explained below.
Everyone is welcome to join!
Please download the membership form in the Download Section below, print it & send it to our Treasurer:
5036 Paradise Pond Lane
Jacksonville, Fl 32207
All memberships run from January 1st through December 31st and annual dues are payable by March 1st.
Also note: a completed Membership form must accompany your payment of dues in order to receive access to the membership section of this website.
There are currently six (6) levels of membership amd they are listed below:
An Individual Subscription Member pays annual dues, receives the quarterly newsletter and annual Directory, has voting rights, and is permitted to exhibit in and sell plants or supplies at Council shows.
A person who is a Council member by virtue of membership in an Affiliate Club. An Individual Active Member does not pay membership dues in the Council, does not receive the quarterly newsletter or annual Directory, and has no voting rights.
An Affiliated Club is a local club which is an affiliate of the African Violet Society of America, Inc., and pays Affiliate membership dues. Affiliated Clubs receive the quarterly newsletter and the annual Directory, but they and their individual members have no voting rights.
A Commercial member is an individual or firm that advertises and sells African violet plants or related supplies, is licensed by the State of Florida, and pays AVCF commercial membership dues. A Commercial member in good standing may: (1) advertise in the Council newsletter for a fee set by the Executive Board, (2) exhibit in Council shows, and (3) sell at Council shows for a fee set by the Executive Board, if commercial sales are permitted by the hosting venue.
1. A one (1) year honorary membership may be granted for outstanding service or as an award.
2. An Honorary Life membership (a) will be presented to the outgoing President and (b) upon the recommendation of the Executive Board, may be presented to any AVCF member in recognition of distinguished service.
Organization Membership shall be open to libraries, botanical gardens and similar organizations. Members in this class has no voting rights, nor are they permitted to exhibit in or sell plants or supplies at Council shows. However, they will receive a copy of each issue of the Council newsletter.