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

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

Meeting Times: Second Tuesday from September through May at 7:30 p.m. List of programs and directions are available on our website.

Contact: Stephanie Griffith, President
Address: 628 North 22nd St.
City: Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: 215-290-1611

New Jersey


African Violet Club of Burlington County
Medford Leas Retirement Community
1 Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ

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

Contact: Sandra Skalski

Contact: Susan Arnao


African Violet Club of Morris County

Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Haggerty Education Bldg
53 E Hanover Ave
Randolph, NJ 07869

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

Contact: Karyn Cichocki
Address: 79 Beaver Run Rd
City: Lafayette
State: NJ
Zip: 07848
Phone: 973-579-7914

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, September - June

Contact: Donna Brining
Address: 3644 Reading Avenue
City: Hammonton, NJ
Zip: 08037
Phone: (609) 704-8112


Contact 2: Judy Witowski-Argentine
Address: 7 Lavenham Court
Phone: (609)-268-5197

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

Notes: The Tristate African Violet Council annual judged show and plant sale will be held November 1 and 2, 2014 at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum.


Union County Chapter African Violet Society

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

Meeting Times: Third Thursday each month, September - November, January - May, 12:30 p.m.

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

Contact: Christine Brenner
Address: 764A Marlton Road
City: Monroe Township, NJ 08831
Phone: 609-495-4483

New York —

African Violet and Gesneriad Society of Western New York
Lancaster Ambulance Corps. Building
40 Embry Place
Lancaster, NY

Web Site:

Meeting Times: 3rd Tuesday @7:30pm (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.

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

Meeting Times: First Wednesday each month, January - May and September - December, 7-9 p.m.

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

Contact: Laura Buckner, President
Address: 15384 Marsh Creek Road
City: Kent, NY 14477
Phone: 585-395-5077

Also affiliated with The Gesneriad Society in July 2012

African Violet and Gesneriad Society of Syracuse

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

Web site:

Meeting times: Second Thursday, September - December and March - May, 7:00 p.m.

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

Contact: Ann E. Kelly, President
PO Box 31
Fayetteville, NY 13066

Capital District African Violet Society

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: Dorothy Raymond
Address: 1377 Van Hoesen Road
City: Castleton, NY 12033
Phone: 518-732-0259

Contact: Margaret Califano
Address: 4 Skyline Drive
City: Latham, NY 12110
Phone: 518-785-3107

Heritage African Violet Society of Long Island

Levittown Public Library
1 Bluegrass Lane
Levittown, NY 11756

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

Long Island African Violet Society

Freeport Memorial Library
44 West Merrick Rd
Freeport, NY 11520
Meeting Times: Fourth Monday each month, except December (second Monday), Sept-June, 7:30 p.m.

Contact : Barbara Lindholm, President
Address: 208 Woodfield Rd. 
West Hempstead, NY 11552
Phone: 516-481-1608

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
Web Site:

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

Contact: Doug Burdick, President
Address: 2366 Doran Road
City: Lima, NY 14485
Phone: 585-313-8674

Contact #2: Irwin Wagman
Address:2470 East Ave. Apt. 607
City: Rochester, NY 14610
Phone: 585-381-6384

New York State Council of African Violet Judges

Contact: Margaret Califano
Address: 4 Skyline Dr
City: Latham
Zip: 12110
Country: USA
Phone: 518-785-3107

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

Vestal African Violet and Gesneriad Society

First United Methodist Church
53 McKinley Ave.
Endicott, NY 13760

Meeting Times: Usually second Sunday each month, 1:00 p.m.

Contact: Delores Cafferty, President
Address: 321 Bolles Hill Rd.
City: Apalachin, NY
Zip: 13732
Country: USA
Phone: 607-625-2907



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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