Region 2

Delaware, New Jersey, New York

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Eastern New York

Meeting location: Bethany Reformed Church
760 New Scotland Ave
Albany, NY 12208

Meeting Times:  2nd Saturday of the month, 1-3 PM


Facebook: Capital District African Violet Society

Club Email Address:

Contact: Heidi Dillenbeck, President
Phone: 518-573-2486

Information updated 1/13/2023

Meeting location: Planting Fields Arboretum
Oyster Bay, NY 11771

Meeting Times: Third Saturday in September, February and June, 11 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Contact: Marilyn Heinrich
Phone: 631-499-1267

Contact 2: Claire J. Schirtzer
Phone: 516-238-8094 cell


Notes: Meetings are open to anyone interested.  Membership is available to all African violet judges. Judging schools are held usually every 2 years.

Information updated: 3/5/2018

Rotation of NY state hotels

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

Contact: Kathy Schnurr
Phone: 518-452-9328

Information updated 11/15/2017

Meeting location: Planting Fields Arboretum  (in Hoffman Visitor Center South Lounge)
1395 Planting Fields Road
Oyster Bay, NY 11771

Meeting Times: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm on Saturday (call contact # for meeting dates)

Contact #1: Claire Schirtzer
Phone: 516-238-8094

Contact #2: Joe Palagonia
Phone: 718-619-9144

Information updated 11/14/2019

West Sayville Fire Department Auditorium
Montauk Hwy at Atlantic Ave
West Sayville, NY 11796
Web Site:

Meeting Times: First Wednesday each month, Sept-June, 7:30 p.m. Board meeting last Wednesday.

Contact: Jeanne Damaso
Phone: 631-666-0076

Contact: Carolyn Klein
Phone: 516-385-2994

Information updated 12/28/2018

Western New York

Greenfiled’s Health and Rehab
5949 Broadway
Lancaster, NY 14086

Web Site:

Meeting Times: 7:00 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of the month except February

Contact: Judy Niemira
Phone: 716-636-0934

Notes: Our club was founded in 1952.  We became a chapter of the Gesneriad Society in 2001. Guests always welcome

Information updated 5/7/2018

St. John’s Home Activity Room
150 Highland Ave
Rochester, NY 14620
Web Site:

Meeting Times: First Wednesday each month,  7-9 p.m.

Contact: Stacey Davis, President
Phone: 585-426-5665

Contact: Barb Festenstein
Phone: 585-461-1673

Please check our club website for information on our club and meetings.

Also affiliated with The Gesneriad Society in July 2012

Information updated 10/29/16

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

Meeting times: 7:00 p.m. on second Thursday of each month September to May.  May not meet for a few months in winter.

Contact #1: Barbara Leonard

Contact #2: Jim Wildman
Phone: 315-492-256

Information updated 8/31/2022

New Jersey

Meeting Location:
Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences
307 High St
Mount Holly, NJ 08060

Meeting Times: 2nd Saturday of the month, 10:00 am to Noon September through May (except for December)


Facebook: African Violet Club of Burlington County

Contact: Blanche Renz, President
Phone: 609-758-1135

Contact: Laurel W. Brown, Treasurer
Phone: 609-877-8696

Information updated 12/22/2022

Meeting location:  The Morris County library.  Meeting days & times fluctuate.  For meeting information contact either of the contacts listed.

Meeting Times:

Contact #1: Ginny Heatter
Phone: 908-954-8802

Contact: Barbara Dickisson
Phone: 973-539-8706

Additional Information:

The club was started in 1994. We have a annual judged show and plant sale usually the first weekend of April. Monthly meetings include plant sales and a program on growing, propagation, show & judging African Violets and their cousins in the Gesneriad family.

Information updated 1/13/2023

Meeting Location: Memorial Baptist Church
17 Highland Avenue
Yardville (Hamilton Township), NJ 08620

If using GPS address will come up as Trenton
We will also hold meeting via zoom for those unable to attend. Please request the information if needed

Meeting Times: First Thursday of the month(Sept.- June) at 7:00 p.m.

Web Site:

Club Email:

Contact #1: April Van Ness
Phone: 609-213-3159

Contact #2: Blanche Renz
Phone: 609 758-1138

Information updated on 8/25/2022

Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 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 #1: Janet Sierzega, President
Phone: 908-231-9338

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.  Annual show on first weekend in November at the arboretum.

Information updated 9/21/2021

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 year round

Contact #1: Sandra Pine
Phone: 609-289-6823

Contact #2: George Bollenbach
Phone: 609-457-1129

Notes: We welcome everyone interested in learning more about African violets,
from beginners to experienced growers. First hour is business, second is
presentation and fellowship. Refreshments are served. No dues are charged.
The club is funded through raffles and leaf or plant donations by members as
well as public plant sales through the year. Follow us on FaceBook for
up-to-date meeting information. Email us with any questions at

Information updated 8/16/2019

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: Linda LoPresti, President
Phone: 201-265-4410

Contact: Paula Bal
Phone: 732-771-7117

Facebook: TristateAfricanVioletCouncil

Club Web Address:

Information update:  6/21/2021

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

Meeting Times: Third Wednesday of months except July, Aug,, and Dec.  Note: Meeting currently on Zoom as the library is still closed due to the pandemic

Contact #1: Christine Brenner, President
Phone: 609-395-6825 home

Contact #2: Janet Riemer
Phone: 609-737-1699

Information updated 9/21/2021


Meeting location: Rockland Place (Brandywine Room)
1519 Rockland Rd
Wilmington, DE 19803

Meeting Times: Second Tuesday from September through May at 7:00 p.m.

Contact: Barbara Borleske, President
Phone: 302-691-8487

Information updated 2/10/2022

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