Region 1 Affiliates

Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

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Meeting Information:

Windsor African Violet Society (WAVS) meets the second Wednesday of the month, September through July, at 7:00 pm in members’ homes, the Windsor Public Library, or Grace Episcopal Church in Windsor. No meeting in August.

If you would like to come to a meeting, please contact us for specific meeting location. Meetings are occasionally held on other days and times.

Joyce Dickey
Phone: 860-922-5039

Doreen Lay
Phone: 860-977-0117

Club Web Address:

Club Email Address:

Additional Club Information:

WAVS hold an AVSA Judged Show and Sale each Spring in Windsor. All members are encouraged to enter their plants and are needed to help put on the show.

We also man an educational booth in the Federated Garden Section of the CT Flower and Garden Show as part of our efforts to help educate the public regarding all aspects of African violet care and propagation.

Yearly dues are collected each fall.

Information updated 9/11/23


Meeting Information:

Currently meeting by zoom, 3rd Wednesday monthly, 7pm.


Nancy Manozzi- President
Phone: 508-872-1478

Club Email:

Information updated 9/7/23

Meeting Information:

The Bay State African Violet Society, the state club of Massachusetts, meets to hold an African violet show and sale each spring, typically the last weekend in April at the New England Botanic Garden in Boylston, MA. An annual membership meeting is also held in the fall, generally in October. At this member event, a brief business meeting is held and a luncheon is served. Members have an opportunity to socialize, purchase plants and listen to a featured guest speaker. All BSAVS members receive an informative quarterly newsletter and, during the winter, have an opportunity to attend online meetings that focus on some aspect of African violet or gesneriad growing.


Nancy Manozzi,
Phone: 508-872-1478

Peg Crawford, Secretary
Phone: 617-782-5863

Club Email Address:
Club Website:

Information updated 3/8/2024

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

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 7/19/2017

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