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: First Tuesday each month, September – May, 7:00 p.m.

Website: www.capitaldistrictavs.wordpress.com

Facebook: Capital District African Violet Society

Contact: Heidi Dillenbeck, President
Phone: 518-573-2486
Email: hdillen@aol.com

Contact #2:  Barbara Riscavage
Phone: 518-436-0648
Email: barbarariscavage@gmail.com

Information updated 1/16/2020

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
Email: marilyn.heinrich@connect.stonybrook.edu

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

Email cjsbbf@optionline.net

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: Last weekend in Oct, First weekend in June

Contact: Kathy Schnurr
Phone: 518-452-9328
Email:  thekatwho@msn.com

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
Email: cjsbbf@optonline.net

Contact #2: Joe Palagonia
Phone: 718-619-9144
eMail: jpalagonia@aol.com

Information updated 11/14/2019

West Sayville Fire Department Auditorium
Montauk Hwy at Atlantic Ave
West Sayville, NY 11796
Web Site: www.picturetrail.com/violetz

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

Contact: Jeanne Damaso
Phone: 631-666-0076
Email: Jeancat489@aol.com

Contact: Carolyn Klein
Phone: 516-385-2994
Email: violet102@gmail.com

Information updated 12/28/2018

Western New York

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

Web Site: www.gesneriadsociety.org/chapters/WNY

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

Contact: Judy Niemira
Phone: 716-636-0934
Email: avgswny@gmail.com

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: www.avgsr.org

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

Contact: Stacey Davis, President
Phone: 585-426-5665
Email: stacey.Davis@rit.edu

Contact: Barb Festenstein
Phone: 585-461-1673
Email: barbfestenstein@aol.com

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

Web site: www.avgss.org
Email: avgsofsyracuse@gmail.com

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: Penny Moore, President
315-834-7442
Email: penny@penrick.us

Contact #2: Jim Wildman
Phone: 315-492-256
Email: jimviolets@verizon.net

Information updated 8/9/2018

Contact: Penny Moore, President
Phone: 315-834-7442
Email: Penny.moore.bs@gmail.com

Information updated 3/28/17

New Jersey

Medford Leas Retirement Community
1 Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055
Website: http://www.avcbc.pbworks.com

Meeting Times: 2nd Wednesday of the month, September through May, 7:00 p.m.

Contact: Susan Arnao
Phone: 609-304-1130
Email: searnao@aol.com

Contact: Laurel W. Brown
Phone: 609-877-8696
Email: chickandlol@gmail.com

Information updated 1/18/2019

Meeting location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Haggerty Education Bldg
353 E Hanover Ave
Morristown, NJ 07960

http://www.africanvioletclubofmorriscounty.com/

Meeting Times: Second Wednesday each month, Sept-Nov and Jan-June, 7:30 p.m.

Contact #1: Ginny Heatter
Phone: 908-954-8802
Email: vaheatter@yahoo.com

Contact: Barbara Dickisson
Phone: 973-539-8706
Email: barbd41@live.com

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 2/17/2021

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

Web Site: https://www.facebook.com/Garden-State-African-Violet-Club-174125625957229/

Meeting Times: First Thursday of the month(Sept.- June)

Contact #1: Debbie Peterson
Phone: 732-492-0955
eMail: GSAVCmail@gmail.com

Contact #2: April Van Ness
Phone: 609-213-3159
eMail: GSAVCmail@gmail.com
Notes: We will be using Zoom to meet for our September meeting. Please email if interested in attending.

Information updated on 8/28/2020

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
eMail: jsierzega@gmail.com

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: http://www.snjavc.org
Facebook Page: Southern New Jersey African Violet Club

Email:  snjavc.violet@gmail.com

Meeting Times: 10:00 am – noon, 2nd Saturday of the month year round

Contact #1: Sandra Pine
Phone: 609-289-6823
eMail: pines2@comcast.net

Contact #2: George Bollenbach
Phone: 609-457-1129
eMail: orchidman4@comcast.net

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
snjavc.violet@gmail.com

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
Email: LindaLoP@yahoo.com

Contact: Paula Bal
Phone: 732-771-7117
Email: tristateafricanvioletcouncil@gmail.com

Facebook: TristateAfricanVioletCouncil

Club Web Address: tristateafricanvioletcouncil@gmail.com

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
Email: chrisbrenner222@gmail.com

Contact #2: Janet Riemer
Phone: 609-737-1699
Email: J_Riemer@comcast.net

Information updated 9/21/2021

Delaware

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
Email: bborleske@yahoo.com

Information updated 9/30/2021

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