Region 3 affiliates


Region 3 ~ District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia

Region 3 ~ Mid-Atlantic South

District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia



Mid-Atlantic African Violet Society (MAAVS)

Regional Locations - Rotates with sponsoring club
Web Site:

Contact: Brenda Petry
Address: 1590 Cranberry Rd.
City: York Springs, PA 17372
Phone: 717-528-8268

Contact: Kitty Hedgepeth
Address: 4024 Cutshaw Ave.
City: Richmond, VA 23230-3930
Phone: 804-358-1879

Notes: MAAVS is the mid-Atlantic regional society of AVSA. It holds an annual convention with a show and sale each October/November.

Information updated 12/10/15

District of Columbia





Baltimore African Violet and Gesneriad Club (BAVC)

Location: Pickersgill Nursing Center, Towson, MD
615 Chestnut Ave., Towson, MD 21204

Meeting Times: Last Saturday of all months, excluding January at 10:00 a.m.

Contact: Marie Burns, President
Address: 8624 Delegge Rd.
City: Baltimore, MD 21237-2107
Phone: 410-682-5473

Contact: Andrew Norris
Address: 2408 Henson Drive
City: Marriottsville, MD 21104
Phone: 717-698-7416


Notes: Shirley Huffman, Publicity chair 301-854-2021


African Violet Enthusiasts of Berks County
Oley Valley High School (Rm 135)
17 Jefferson St
Oley, PA 19547
Web Site:

Meeting Times: Second Tuesday of even months (Feb, April, June, Aug, October, December) at 7:30 p.m.

Contact: Catherine Stockett
Address: 11 Timothy Dr
City: Mertztown
Phone: 610-682-0708

Contact 2: Donna Biggs
Address: 410 McKeever Lane
City: Northampton

Notes: August meeting held at member's home. Contact club for details. The club holds an Exhibit & Sale middle of May, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Oley Valley high School., 17 Jefferson St, Oley, PA. Directions to school on club's website.

African Violet Society of Central Pennsylvania
Location: Members' homes
Meeting Times: Approximately 4 evenings a year - no set schedule.

Contact: Susan Reis
Address: 1181 William St
City: State College
Phone: 814-238-4436

African Violet Society of Philadelphia

Cathedral Village Retirement Community, Cathedral Hall
600 East Cathedral Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 (Roxborough)
Web Site:
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Meeting Times: First Thursday each month 7:00 - 9:30 pm September through June at Cathedral Village.

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

Contact: Karen Dirzuweit
Address: 1200 North Manor Road
City: Honeybrook, PA 19344
Phone: 610-942-3709

Notes: The Philadelphia African Violet Society annual judged show and plant sale will be held Saturday October 11, 2014, noon until 6:00 p.m. at the Cathedral Village Retirement Center.


African Violet Society of Springfield, Delaware County


Meeting address: Covenant United Methodist Church

Room 2-K, Main level, 212 W. Springfield Road, Springfield, PA 19064

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


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Contact: Linda Kilby, President

Address: 163 Portsmouth Cir

Glen Mills, PA 19342-2601
Phone: 215-704-2952 (cell)


Contact 2: Erika Geimonen

Address: 219 S. Highland Road, Springfield, PA 19064
Phone: 631-374-0802


Information updated 12/31/15



Danville African Violet Society
Ballou Park Recreation Center
760 W. Main St.
Danville, VA 24541

Meeting Times: First Tuesday each month, 10:30 a.m., Jan-Dec.

Contact: John D. Sullivan
Address: 781 Inman Road
City: Danville, VA
Phone: 434-685-1373

Notes: Our club will teach you about African violets. Auction twice a year, raffle table each meeting, speakers, videos and slides, bus trips to violet shops and nurseries, Christmas party.

Richmond African Violet Society
Richmond Friends Meeting
4500 Kensington Avenue
Richmond, VA 23221
Web Site:

Meeting Times: First Saturday each month, Sept-June, 10:00 a.m. *

Contact: Barbara Greenawalt, President
Address: 10302 Attems Way
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Phone: 804-755-7434

Contact: Sharon Long
Address: 1546 Heritage Hill Dr.
Henrico, VA 23238
Phone: 804-740-5322

* Notes: Dec and June meetings sometimes held at other locations so call before visiting a meeting. September meeting first Saturday after Labor Day.

Information updated 12/31/15

Shenandoah Saintpaulia Society
Location: Members' homes
Meeting Times: Third Monday each month, Sept -June, 7:00 p.m.

Contact: Richard Follett
Address: 111 S Funk St
City: Strasburg
Zip: 22657
Country: USA
Phone: 540-465-22976

The Tidewater African Violet Society
Norfolk Botanical Gardens
6700 Azalea Garden Road
Norfolk, VA 23518
Web Site:

Meeting Times: Fourth Sunday each month, Sept-May (except December), 2:00-4:30 p.m.

Contact: Linda Griffin, President

1921 Severance Court

Virginia Beach, VA 23453

Phone: 724-712-8332

Notes: Monthly meetings have interesting Programs and plants/supplies for sale and trade. Yearly show and sale in April.

Information updated 12/14/15

West Virginia



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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