Region 2 Affiliates


Region 2  Mid-Atlantic North

Delaware, New Jersey, New York

Region 2 ~ Mid-Atlantic North




Delaware |  New Jersey |  New York





Delaware African Violet & Gesneriad Society

Meeting location: Rockland Place (Brandywine Room)
1519 Rockland Rd
Wilmington, DE 19803
Web Site:

Meeting Times: Second Tuesday from September through May at 7:00 p.m. List of programs and directions are available on our website.

Contact: Ray Ruger, President
Address: 1443 Garnet Mine Rd.
City: Garnet Valley, PA 19060
Phone: 610-459-2506

Contact: Elizabeth Varley
Address:2002 Orleans Rd
City: Arden, DE  19810
Phone: 302-475-1098

Information updated 6/9/2017


New Jersey

African Violet Club of Burlington County

Medford Leas Retirement Community
1 Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055

Meeting Times: 2nd Wednesday of the month, September through May, 7:00 p.m.

Contact: Susan Arnao
Address: P.O Box 276
City: Ocean City, NJ 08226
Phone: 609-304-1130

Contact: Laurel W. Brown
Address: 139 Evergreen Drive
City: Willingboro, NJ 08046
Phone: 609-877-8696

Information updated 3/26/17

African Violet Club of Morris County

Meeting location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Haggerty Education Bldg
353 E Hanover Ave
Randolph, NJ 07869

Meeting Times: Second Wednesday each month, Sept-June, 7:30 p.m.

Contact #1: Ginny Heatter
Address: 24 Alexandria Drive
City: Hackettstown
State: NJ
Zip: 07840
Phone: 908-269-8961

Contact: Barbara Dickisson
Address: 36 Farmhouse La.  Apt 4B
City: Morristown
State: NJ
Zip: 07960
Phone: 973-539-8706

Information updated 12/28/17

Bergen County African Violet Society

Old North Reformed Church
120 Washington Ave
Dumont, NJ  07628

Meeting Times: Fourth Thursday each month, September to May, except Dec, 8:00 p.m.

Contact: Linda LoPresti, President
Address: 161 Spring Lane
City: Paramus
Phone: 201-265-4410

Contact 2: Sharon Lynch
Address: 16 Garnett Pl
City: Norwood
Phone: 201-784-9501

Garden State African Violet Club

Washington Township Branch Library
42 Robbinsville Allentown Rd
Robbinsville, NJ  08691-1625
Web Site:

Facebook page: Garden State African Violet Club

Meeting Times: Usually first Thursday each month, Sept-June, 7:00 p.m. Please call to confirm.

Contact : Tim Ferguson, President

2006 Beverly Road

Burlington, NJ 08016

Phone: 609-386-4932


Contact: Paula Bal, GSAVC Show Chair & Immediate Past President
Address: 14 Stanford Place
City: West Windsor, NJ 08550
Phone: 732-771-7117


New Jersey Council of African Violet Judges

Frelinghuysen Aboretum, Haggerty Education Center
53 East Hanover Ave
Morristown, NJ 07962

Meeting Times: Third Saturday of February, June & September jointly with Tristate African Violet Council at 10:00 a.m.

Contact: Bob Kurzynski
Address: 270 Washington Ave.
City: Clifton, NJ 07011
Phone: 973-546-4962

Contact 2: Janet Riemer
Address: 256 Pennington-Harbourton Rd.
City: Pennington, NJ 08534
Phone: 609-737-1699

Notes: Meetings are held in conjunction with the Tristate African Violet Council three times a year. Coffee at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10:00 a.m. followed by brown bag lunch, program, business meeting.

Southern NJ African Violet Club

Elwood Volunteer Fire Company
414 Elwood Road
Elwood, NJ 08217  (not a mailing address)
Web Site:
Facebook Page: Southern New Jersey African Violet Club


Meeting Times: 10:00 am - noon, 2nd Saturday of the month year round

Contact: Mary Ann McClellan
Address: 300 Jetty Dr.
City: Egg Harbor Twp, NJ 08234
Phone: 609-226-2130

Contact: Sandra Pine
Address: 3644 Reading Ave.
City: Hammonton, NJ 08037
Phone: 609-567-0513

Information updated 1/24/2018


Tristate African Violet Council

Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Joseph F. Haggerty Center
51 E. Hanover Ave
Morristown, NJ 07962

Meeting Times: Third Saturday of February, June & September at 10:00 a.m.

Contact: Susan Hanna, President
Address: 472 Store Road
City: Harleysville, PA 19438
Phone: 215-256-9752

Contact: Paula Bal
Address: 14 Stanford Pl
City: West Windsor, NJ 08850
Phone: 732-771-7117

Facebook: TristateAfricanVioletCouncil

Information updated 1/3/16


Union County Chapter African Violet Society

Scotch Plains Public Library
1927 Bartle Ave
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Meeting Times: Third Wednesday each month, September  - June, 12:00 p.m.

Contact #1: Christine Brenner, President
Address: 764A Marlton Road
City: Monroe Township, NJ 08831
Phone: 609-495-4483 cell  609-395-6825 home

Contact #2: Janet Riemer
Address: 256 Pennington-Harbourton Road
City: Pennington, NJ 08534
Phone: 609-737-1699


Information updated 1/12/2018


New York —

African Violet and Gesneriad Society of Western New York
Greenfiled's Health and Rehab
5949 Broadway
Lancaster, NY 14086

Web Site:

Meeting Times: 3rd Tuesday @7:00pm (Sept-June) Contact:

Contact: Paul Kroll
Address: 4325 Two Rod Road
East Aurora, NY 14052
Phone: (H) 716-652-8658 (C) 716-864-3190

Contact: Judy Niemira
Address: 12 Dappled Drive
East Amherst, NY 14051
Phone: 716-636-0934

Notes: Our club was founded in 1952.  We became a chapter of the Gesneriad Society in 2001.

Information updated 11/17/16

African Violet and Gesneriad Society of Rochester, New York
St. John's Home Activity Room
150 Highland Ave
Rochester, NY 14620
Web Site:

Meeting Times: First Wednesday each month,  7-9 p.m.

Contact: Stacey Davis, President
Address: 185 Chestnut Ridge Road
City: Rochester, NY 14624
Phone: 585-426-5665

Contact: Barb Festenstein
Address: 109 Winslow Ave.
City: Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: 585-461-1673

Please check our club website for information on our club and meetings.

Also affiliated with The Gesneriad Society in July 2012

Information updated 10/29/16

African Violet and Gesneriad Society of Syracuse

Pitcher Hill Community Church
605 Bailey Road
North Syracuse, NY 13212

Web site:

Meeting times: 7:00 p.m. on secon Thursday of each month September to May with no meetings in January or February

Contact #1: Linda Rowe, President
12716 Coleman Rd.
Red Creek, NY 13205

Contact #2: Mary Ryan
6394 North Huron Road
Wolcott, NY 14590

Information updated 10/25/2017


Capital District African Violet Society

Meeting location: Bethany Reformed Church
760 New Scotland Ave
Albany, NY 12208

Meeting Times: First Tuesday each month, September - May, 7:00 p.m.


Facebook: Capital District African Violet Society

Contact: Heidi Dillenbeck, President
Address: 1097 Darby Hill Road
City: Delanson, NY 12053
Phone: 518-573-2486

Contact #2:  Barbara Riscavage
Address: 177 River Rd.
Glenmont, NY

Information updated 2/15/2018

Metropolitan Regional Council of African Violet Judges

Planting Fields Arboretum Annex

Meeting Times: Third Saturday in September, February and June, 11 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Contact: Marilyn Heinrich
Address: 7 Ellsworth Place
City: East Northport, NY 11731
Phone: 631-495-7968

Contact 2: Edward Bradford
Address: 85-25 86th Street
City: Woodhaven, NY 11421

Phone: 718-847-9854



Notes: Meetings are open to anyone interested.  Membership is available to all African violet judges. Judging schools are held usually every 2 years.

New York State African Violet Society
Rotation of NY state hotels

Meeting Times: Last weekend in Oct, First weekend in June

Contact: Kathy Schnurr
Address: 3 Amy Marie Court
City: Albany, NY 12205
Phone: 518-452-9328

Information updated 11/15/2017

New York State Council of African Violet Judges

Contact: Penny Moore, President
Address: 2336 Turner Road
Weedsport, NY 13166
Phone: 315-834-7442

Information updated 3/28/17

Saintpaulia Society of Long Island
Planting Fields Arboretum

Meeting Times: Second Saturday each month, Sept -May, 10:30-1 a.m.

Contact: Claire Schirtzer
Address: 158 west Hudson St
City: Long Beach
Phone: 516-432-6843

Notes: December meeting is a holiday party. Annual spring show.

Sweet Water African Violet Society

West Sayville Fire Department Auditorium
Montauk Hwy at Atlantic Ave
West Sayville, NY 11796
Web Site:

Meeting Times: First Wednesday each month, Sept-May, 7:30 p.m.

Contact: Jeanne Damaso
Address: 21 Mowbray Ave.
City: Bay Shore, NY  11706
Phone: 631-666-0076

Contact: Beth Scafuri
Address: 939 Greenlawn Ave.
City: Islip Terrace, NY 11752
Phone: 631-277-4774

Information updated 3/26/17




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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