Region 1 Affiliates

Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont


Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

Connecticut —

Naugatonic African Violet Society
Location: Home of Edna Rourke
99 Old Stratford Rd
Shelton, CT  06484
Meeting Times: 1st Saturday of the month, September thru June, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Notes: Judged show last weekend of April.

Contact: Edna Rourke
Address: 99 Old Stratford Rd
Shelton, CT 06484
Phone: 203-926-9716

Contact: Roger Wheeler
Address: PO Box 263
Shelton, CT 06484
Phone: 203-924-0017

Nutmeg State African Violet Society

Location: Days Inn (fall meeting)
Route 1
Branford, CT

Location: Homewood Suites Hotel (spring meeting)
Route 110
Stratford, CT

Meeting Times: Twice a year, fall (October/November) and spring (May/June).

Notes: The fall meeting is a meeting, judged show and awards luncheon and varies in location from year to year. The spring meeting is a luncheon only. Activities include AVSA speakers or local experts, videos/slides, and workshops on growing as well as design.

Contact: Roger W. Wheeler
Address: PO Box 263
Phone: 203-924-0017

Contact 2: Edna Rourke 
Address: 99 Old Stratford Rd
Phone: 203-926-9716

Thimble Islands African Violet Society

Willoughby Wallace Library
146 Thimble Islands Road
Branford, CT 06405

Meeting Times: Second Tuesday each month, September to June, 7:30 p.m.

Contact: Madeline (Buzz) Clem
5 Beechwood Road
Branford, CT 06405
Phone: 203-481-9455

Notes: Our club was formed in 1961 and encourages anyone with a love of African violets to come to a meeting to learn more about this special plant.

Windsor African Violet Society

Location: Members' homes
Location State: CT
Meeting Times: First Tuesday each month, Sept - June, 7:00 p.m.

Contact: Nancy Hayes
9 Cobblestone Rd
Bloomfield, CT
Phone: 860-242-0162

Contact: Joyce Dickey
23 Brownleigh Rd.
West Hartford, CT
Phone: 860-232-2841

Massachusetts —

All Seasons African Violet Club

Carmel Terrace Assisted Living
933 Central Street
Framingham, MA

Meeting Times: Third Wednesday each month, all year, 7:15 p.m.

Contact: Nancy Manozzi
373 Singletary Lane
Framingham, MA 01702
Phone: 508-872-1478

Bay State African Violet Society

St. Michael Parish Center
90 Concord Rd.
Bedford, MA

Meeting Times: Annual business and dinner meeing, third Sunday in October, 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Includes plant sales, guest speaker and raffle.

Notes: The society produces a quarterly newsletter for the membership. The annual show is held in late April at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, MA.


Contact: Carol Hess, President
7 Gibbs Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Phone: 508-872-7574

Contact: Larry Hoyle
PO Box 812067
Wellesley, MA 02482
Phone: 617-312-9184


Emerald Necklace African Violet Club

Location: Members' homes
Location: Boston, MA metropolitan area
Meeting Times: Second Monday each month, 7:00 p.m.
Note: Small devoted group that welcomes new members. 
Meetings are relaxed; program topics planned in advance. 
By meeting in members' homes, we view others' plants and culture techniques. 
Several members are judges so questions are easily answered.

Contact: Marie Montague
5 Windsor Terrace
Waltham, MA 

Gateway African Violet Club

Meeting location: Shrewsbury Public Library

609 Main Street

Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Meeting times: 2nd Tuesday each month from September to June at 7:00 p.m.


Contact: Gail Sokolowski, President

28 St. James Road

Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Phone: 508-842-4131




New Hampshire —

Granite State African Violet and Gesneriad Society

Location: Marion Gerrish Community Center
39 W. Broadway
Derry, NH  03038

Meeting Times: First Thursday each month, except January and July.

Notes: Officers are Barbara Spofford, President; Holly Walker, Vice President, Dot Bacon, Treasurer.

Contact: Holly Walker
Address: 6 Winslow Road
City: New London
Zip: NH
Country: USA

Contact 2: Barbara Spofford
Address: 3 Libby Dr.
City: Biddeford, Me
Zip: 01841-4444
Country: USA
Phone: (207) 284-8073

African Violet Society of America
2375 North Street
Beaumont, TX 77702-1722
844-400-AVSA (844-400-2872)
Office hours:
Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CST



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