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.

Old Dominion African Violet Society of Northern Virginia
Woodrow Wilson Library

Meeting Times: Third Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to noon 

Contact: Laurene Jones
Address: 3430 Luttrell Rd.
Annandale, VA 22003
Phone: 703-560-6134

Notes: We are a fast growing club located in the DC area. We welcome members from all locations.

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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