MAAVS 2015

MAAVS 2015

MAAVS 2015 Convention and show

                   "Violets Visit The Fair"

                                October 22 - 24, 2015



The 25th MAAVS 2015 Convention and Show will be held this year in York, Pennsylvania. York, the first Capital of the United States, is also the home of America’s first fair which  began in 1765. We will continue in the celebration of the York Fair which is now in its 250th year of existence.



Wyndham Hotel, York PA

                           Wyndham Garden York

                               2000 Loucks Road
                               York, PA 17404 US 

We are fortunate to be able to get the Wyndham Hotel in York, PA.  This is the same hotel we used in 2007 but it has been extensively renovated.  You may remember what a great hotel it was for us back then.   Now it's significantly better.   

The cost will be $109 per night, which includes a complimentary breakfast.  The deadline for reservations is September 22.  It is very important to make your reservations by this date since the hotel will almost certainly be near full capacity for the weekend of our event. After this date, there is a good chance that the hotel will not be able to offer our members the stated rate. The number for the hotel is (717) 846-9500.

Commercial Salesroom

Among the many reasons to come out to York to attend the MAAVS convention is the opportunity to see and purchase the latest in African Violet hybrids as well as finding a few more favorites to add to your collection.  We will have a commercial salesroom with some of your favorite AVSA commercial vendors.   Look for the following:


  • Lyon’s Greenhouse
  • Violet Barn
  • Fancy Bloomers
  • Starz ‘N Streps
  • Cape Cod Violetry
  • Violet Gallery
  • Black Oak Studio
  • Gary’s Specialty Plants

Convention Registration

Download this PDF file, fill it out and send to Laurene Jones (address is on the form).


Convention Show Schedule

Our AVSA approved Show Schedule (revised Aug 25)  is now available here:


Convention Schedule of Events

The York Convention Event Schedule is here:


Convention Committee

Convention Chair - Rodney Barnett

Convention Co Chair - Tom Glembocki

Photography- Lens Capon
Convention Booklet- Shuris Royal Payne Dias

Show Co Chairs- Marie Burns, Brenda Petry
Classification- Karen Chichocki
Placement- Libbie Glembocki
Entries-Kitty Hedgepeth
Staging- Sue Hoffmann
Show Awards-Kitty Hedgepeth, Vickie Carr
Judges & Clerks -Susan Hanna, Marianne​ Gershon
Show Schedule- Laurene Jones
Hospitality- Baltimore AVS
Design – Sharon Long
Education Display-Neil Lipson
Properties – Ken Barbi
Publicity- Shirley Hoffmann, Brenda Petry














MAAVS 2015 Convention and show

"Violets Visit The Fair"

October 22 - 24, 2015

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