Region 3

District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia

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Meeting Location: Pickersgill Retirement Community
615 Chestnut Ave., Towson, MD 21204

Meeting Times: Fourth Saturday of each month September through June at 10:00 a.m.

Contact: Carolyn Epstein, President

Contact: Karen Foster


Information updated 1/27/2019


Cathedral Village Retirement Community, Cathedral Hall
600 East Cathedral Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128 (Roxborough)
Web Site:
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Meeting Times: First Thursday each month 7:00 – 9:30 pm September through May at Cathedral Village.

Contact #1: Judith Smith, President
Phone: 215-233-2579

Contact #2: Susan Hanna
Phone: 215-256-9752

Notes: Judith Smith will be the president during the 2018-2020 term. Please direct official correspondence to Judith Smith.

Updated 07/05/2018

Meeting address: Covenant United Methodist Church

Room 2-K, Main level, 212 W. Springfield Road, Springfield, PA 19064

Meeting Times: First Tuesday each month, except July & August. Second Tuesday, if a holiday interferes. 6:45 -9:30 PM

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Contact #1: Cindy Castaldi, President
Phone: 610- 457-1047

Contact #2: Lisa Bradley, Vice President
Phone: 610-999-7015

Notes: Our meetings are educational.  The more seasoned members assist the newer members with whatever problems they might be having.  Everyone benefits.

Information updated 12/29/2022


Richmond Friends Meeting
4500 Kensington Avenue
Richmond, VA 23221
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Meeting Times: Third Saturday each month, September-June, 10:00 a.m. * * Notes: Dec and June meetings sometimes held at other locations so call before visiting a meeting.

Contact: Sarah Coleman

Contact #2: Sharon Long

Additional Club Information:  Street parking on Commonwealth Ave

Information updated 7/14/2021

Meeting Location: Pot Town Organics
Address: 181 E. King Street
Strasburg, VA 22657

Meeting times: 2nd Sunday of each month 2:00 PM September – June

Local Club website:

Contact #1: Rich Follett
Phone: (540) 325-9574

Contact #2: Janet Heishman
Strasburg, VA 22657
Phone: (540) 465-4444

Information updated 8/6/2020

Meeting location:

  • Norfolk Botanical Gardens
    6700 Azalea Garden Road
    Norfolk, VA 23518
    Web Site: Facebook==African Violet Society of Tidewater, VA

Meeting Times: 2:00 to 4:30 pm  every 4th Sunday

Contact #1:

Contact #2:

Notes: Monthly meetings have interesting Programs and plants/supplies for sale and trade. Yearly show and sale in April.

Information updated 12/15/2018

Regional Council – Mid-Atlantic African Violet Society (MAAVS)

MAAVS is the mid-Atlantic regional society of AVSA. It holds an annual convention with a show and sale each October/November.  Convention location rotates with sponsoring club

Web Site:

Contact: Sue Hoffman, President
Phone: 757-463-5383

Contact: Donna Brining, VP
Phone: 609-704-8112

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