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: Homewood Suites by Hilton
6905 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06614 (exit 53 off Merritt Parkway)

Meeting Times: Fall show first weekend of October

Contact: Roger W. Wheeler
Address: PO Box 263, Shelton, CT 06484-0263
Phone: 203-925-0427

Contact 2: Edna Rourke 
Address: 99 Old Stratford Rd., Shelton, CT 06484
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: Charlene Boyce, President
2 Calvin Drive
North Branford, CT 06471
Phone: 203-488-0174

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.

Information updated 12/27/15

Windsor African Violet Society

Location: Members' homes
Location State: CT
Meeting Times: Second Wednesday each month, Sept - July, 7:00 p.m.  No meetings in January, February, and August.

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

We also have an educational booth in the Federated Garden Clubs of CT section of the CT Flower Show in February.
If you would like to come to a meeting, please contact us for specific meeting location.

Information updated 1/23/2016

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: Whitney Place

238 West Main Street

Northborough, MA 01532

Meeting times: 2nd Tuesday each month at 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. arrival


Contact: Anne Marie Flynn, President

10 Wildlife Drive

Hopkinton, MA 01748

Phone: 508-265-7891



Notes: We are a friendly group of just under 20 men and women always looking
to welcome others interested in growing our favorite houseplant. We encourage
anyone to come to a meeting, no membership required. Please contact the
president first so we know to expect you. We gather between 6:30pm and 7pm in
the communal kitchen/activity room, then have a short business meeting at 7,
followed by a program of interest to any AV grower at any skill level. Our
annual dues are $6.00. Our members live primarily in Central Massachusetts,
but also MetroWest Boston. Gateway AVC formed in May, 2006. Several of us are
judges for the African Violet Society of America, the international registry
of Saintpaulia, and we are also members of the regional Bay State African
Violet Society.


Information updated 10/10/16



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
Email:  ?????

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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