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


Margaret Califano- President

Heidi Dillenbeck
Phone: 518-573-2486

Club Email Address:


Facebook: Capital District African Violet Society

Information updated 1/9/24

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

Statewide –
Rotation of NY state hotels

Meeting Times:
Convention, show, and sales last weekend in October

Doug Burdick
Phone: 585-313-8674

Information updated 12/26/23

Meeting location:

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

Meeting Times:

We meet from September – November, February- June on the 3rd Saturday of the month.
11:30 am


Claire Schirtzer
Phone: 516-238-8094

Club email:

Information updated 1/31/24

Meeting Location:

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

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

Club Email:

Information updated 2/12/24

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

Meeting Location:

Messiah Lutheran Church
4301 Mt. Read Blvd.
Rochester, NY 14616
Club email:

Meeting Times:
First Thursday of September – November and March – May
7-9 p.m.

December and June meetings are social events TBD location.

Contact: Douglas Burdick
Phone: 585-313-8674

Contact: Barb Festenstein
Phone: 585-461-1673

Information updated 8/28/2023

Meeting Information:

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

Meeting times:

We meet the second Thursday of each month September to December and March to May.
7:00 p.m.


Penny Moore – President

Donna Coleman – Secretary

Club Web Address:

Information updated 6/4/24

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, except July & August
7:00 p.m.


April Van Ness

Club Email:

Other Information:

Yearly judged show

May 4, 2024

Mercer County Community College

1200 Old Trenton Rd.

West Windsor, NJ 08550

Information updated on 1/21/24

Meeting Location:

Morris County Library
30 East Hanover Avenue
Whippany, N.J. 07981

Meeting Information:

The council meets the third Saturday February, June, and September.

Meeting hours vary according to room availability. The council does not sponsor a show. The council maintains contact with AVSA for clarification and input from the judges. Judges available for affiliate shows are listed on the AVSA WEBSITE.


Tim Fersuson
Phone: 609-386-4932

Information updated 5/9/24

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


Meeting Information:
To Be Announced

Contact: Maria Walueff
Phone: 302-354-4728

Diana Metzger
Phone: 302-290-2108

Last updated 4/5/24

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