Welcome to the Mid Atlantic African Violet Society (MAAVS) web site. MAAVS is an association of persons with an interest in African violets and is affiliated with the African Violet Society of America (AVSA). Originally formed as a regional African Violet Society for the Middle Atlantic US States, MAAVS has no regional boundaries and now encompasses the Eastern half of the US.  Come join us, all are welcome to grow and show and attend our annual Violet Convention, Show and Sale.


Peggy Mooney

(photo courtesy of Neil Lipson)

MAAVS member and excellent grower Peggy Mooney passed away Sept 29, 2016.  Peggy was past President of AVSS and was always seen with the "Philly Girls" at AVSA and MAAVS conventions.




MAAVS 2016 Convention and Show



“The Garden State of Violets”

 Oct. 27-29, 2016


Here is the list of ideas for those who are wanting to be tourists.

Philadelphia is about 30 minutes away, and you can see things like the Liberty Bell, Art Museum, Franklin Institute, Philadelphia Zoo, and restaurants.
Longwood Gardens is about 50 minutes away.
For history buffs, Batsto Village is 30 minutes from the hotel, and Smithville is 60 minutes.
The Ocean City boardwalk is a 1 hour drive, and victorian Cape May is 1 1/2 hours away.
There is gambling in both Atlantic City (1 hour drive) and Philadelphia.


We will be at the Hotel ML in Mount Laurel, NJ.  Come join us October 26-30. The hotel link to get our special MAAVS rate is here:


The MAAVS special rate is $109 per night.  You must make your reservation by Sept 30, 2016 to get this special rate.

NOTICE:  Please make your hotel reservations now!!!!  Our block of room is filling fast.

If you call the Mt. Laurel Hotel, to book a room for Thursday October 27, and they say all those rooms are taken, you are to call Mr. Nolan Cox at 856-802-3906.  He will make sure that the rooms are available.

Hotel ML

Hotel ML, Mt Laurel, NJ



Please plan to join us for the Mid Atlantic African Violet Society's 26th annual Convention and Show  Oct. 27-29, 2016.  We will be in Mt Laurel, NJ for "The Garden State of Violets".  Please visit the 2016 Convention page for Show Schedule, Committees and other information.


Registration Form

The MAAVS 2016 Registration Form is here as a PDF file:

MAAVS 2015!!!


MAAVS 2015 Convention and show

"Violets Visit The Fair"

October 22 - 24, 20145

The MAAVS 2015 Convention and show was held in the Wyndham Garden York in York, PA.  Perfect Fall weather in a glorious setting of  autumanal foliage colors provided the perfect backdrop for beautiful African Violets and related Gesneriads. To see all the pictures, awards, videos from the 2015 Show in York, PA visit the 2015 York, PA link on the left.


The complete list of award winners is here:




Best in Show

Best in Show, "Buckeye Nostalgia" grown by Susan Arnao (click image to zoom)
photo: Neil Lipson


Best Design

Best Design in Show, "Cotton Candy " by: Vicki Carr