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Congratulations!

Congratulations to these talented growers who have recently won awards with our hybrids! 

These are only the most recent winners as reported in the most current issue of the African Violet Magazine by the African Violet Society of America, Inc.  Subscription and membership information appears elsewhere on this site.

If you've won "Best in Show" with one of our hybrids, we'll deduct $10 from an order placed during the time you and your winner appears on this page (just remind us when ordering).  If you qualify, your name will appear in bold print in the list below.  A new page will appear every 2-3 months as new winners are reported.

Be sure to enter the "Robinson Collection" classes at next year's National AVSA Convention Show in Kansas City in 2015! 

Collection must consist of 3 different varieties, all of same type (mini, semimini, trailer, or standard)all hybridized by us. First place winner receives $200 and 2nd place receives $100.  Should the first place entries by standard-size 'Ma's' varieties, an additional $50 will be awarded to the winner!

Special congratulations to Debbie McInnis for winning the award for Best Robinson collection at the 2014 AVSA National Convention show (Debbie also won in 2013), with 'Rob's Plaid Skirt', 'Rob's Dodo Bird' and 'Rob's Slap Happy'.  2nd prize went to Ben Haning.

Winningest African Violets for 2013!  (based on 2013 show reports in "tally time"):
    Miniature varieties:  #1 'Rob's Chilly Willy'
    Semimini varieties:  #1  'Rob's Antique Rose'
         #2 'Rob's Combustible Pigeon'
         #3 'Rob's Cool Fruit'
   
Trailing varieties:  #1 'Rob's Boolaroo


Congratulations to:

Names appearing in  bold print can deduct $10 from any order placed with us during time your name appears on this page.  You need to remind us of this when ordering!  These are the published winners for the most recent six month period.

As appears in the January/February AVM:

Doug Allen.  For best semiminiature, with 'Rob's Astro Zombie', at the AVS of San Fransisco, CA

Jan Tyler-Blanchard.  For best miniature, with 'Rob's Vanilla Pink', at the Cedar Valley AVC, IA

Marge FerrandFor Best in Show and best standard, with 'Ma's Blue Spinner', at the Ohio State AVS

Jeanne Hatfield.  For best trailer, with 'Rob's Boolaroo', at the Delta Gesneriad and AVS, CA

Debbie McInnis, for best AVSA semimini collection, with 'Rob's Slap Happy', at the Ohio State AVS

Diann Toler.  For best semiminiature with 'Rob's Zinfandel', at the Omaha AVGS, NE

As appears in the September/October AVM:

Brenda Brasfield.  For best AVSA miniature collection, with 'Rob's Rinky Dink', at the Memphis AVS, TN

Ann Brown.  For best miniature, with 'Rob's Chilly Willy', at the Annapolis Valley AVS, Nova Scotia

Margaret Califano.  For best trailer in show, with 'Rob's Gundaroo', at the Capital District AVS, NY

Kevin Degner.  For Best in show and best AVSA standard collection, with 'Ma's Wicked Witch', at the Oshkosh AVS, WI

Heather Demers.  For Best in Show and best semimini and best AVSA semimini collection, with 'Rob's Dodo Bird', at the Annapolis Valley AVS, Nova Scotia.  Also, best semimini and best AVSA semimini collection, with 'Rob's Dodo Bird' at the First Halifax AVS, Nova Scotia.

Melanie Duan.  For best semimini, with 'Rob's Delicious', and best AVSA semimini collection, wtih 'Rob's Delicious', 'Rob's Pogo Stick', and 'Rob's Dodo Bird', at the Stampede City AVS, Alberta

Cindy Fagan.  For best trailer, with 'Rob's Galiwinku', at the Windsor AVS, CT

Bret Flewelling.  For best semimini, with 'Rob's Cool Fruit', and best AVSA semimini collection, with 'Rob's Cool Fruit' and 'Rob's Fuzzy Navel', at the Toronto AVS, Ontario

Erica Geimonen.  For best trailer in show, with 'Rob's Gundaroo', at the AVS of Springfield, PA

Pat Gibson.  For best miniature, with 'Rob's Jitterbug', best trailer, with 'Rob's Gundaroo', and best AVSA semimini collection, with 'Rob's Antique Rose', at the Cincinatti aVS, OH

Jeani Hatfield.  For best trailer, with 'Rob's Boolaroo', at the Capital City AVS, CA

Julie Jones.  For best AVSA semimini collection, with 'Rob's Fuddy Duddy', at the Columbus AVS, OH

Lisa Kampel.  For Best in show and best trailer, with 'Rob's Boolaroo', at the Stampede City AVS, Alberta

Ann-Marie Keene.  For best miniature, with 'Rob's Chilly Willy', at the Windsor AVS, CT

Carolyn Klen.  For best trailer, with 'Rob's Gundaroo', at the Saintpaulia Society of Long Island, NY

Pat Knight.  For best trailer, with 'Rob's Boolaroo', at the Tidewater AVS, VA

Barbara Koski.  For best semimini in show, with 'Rob's Slap Happy', at the Richmond AVS, VA

Bob Kurzynski.  For best semimini in show and best AVSA semini collection, with 'Rob's Dodo Bird', at the AVC of Morris County, NJ

Bobbie LaFashia.  For best miniature, with 'Rob's Chilly Willy', best semimini, with 'Rob's Fuddy Duddy', and best AVSA semimini collection, with 'Rob's Fuddy Duddy', at the Delaware AVGS, DE

Doreen Lay.  For best semimini, with 'Rob's Outer Orbit', at the Windsor AVS, CT

Kathy Mathews.  For best miniature, with 'Rob's Love Bite', and best AVSA semimini collection, with 'Rob's Peedletuck' and 'Rob's Kitten Caboodle', at the Evening AVC of Des Moines, LA

Laura Moser.  For best miniature, with 'Rob's Jitterbug', at the Dixie AVS, LA

Cindy Nofziger.  For Best AVSA semimini collection, with 'Rob's Boogie Woogie', at the Capital City AVS, CA

Judy O'Neil.  For best semimini, with 'Rob's Inner Orbit', and best AVSA semimini collection, with 'Rob's Inner Orbit', 'Rob's Zipper Zapper', and 'Rob's Fuzzy Navel', at the AVGS of Western NY

Joseph Palagonia.  For best miniature in show, with 'Rob's Love Bite', at the Saintpaulia Society of Long Island, NY

Sherry Pearl.  For best trailer, with 'Rob's Willawong', at the Bay State AVS, MA

Lona Pidanick.  For Best in Show and best trailer, with 'Rob's Humpty Doo', at the Albuquerque AVC, NM

Sandy Skalski.  For best AVSA semimini collection, with 'Rob's Calypso Beat', at AVC of Burlington County, NJ

Cathy Willis.  For best trailer in show, with 'Rob's Boolaroo', at the Columbus AVS, OH

Gay Wilson.  For Best in Show and best miniature, with 'Rob's Twinkle Blue' and best trailer, with 'Rob's Sticky Wicket', at the Burbank and Montrose AVS, CA