MAAVS 2016 Archive

MAAVS 2016 Convention and Show Information



“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.

MAAVS 2016 Hotel

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 26, 2016 to get this special rate.

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".  

Registration Form

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

2016 Show Schedule

The approved Show Schedule is here.  This schedule is approved by AVSA.  Changes from the preliminary schedule are shown in RED..

Please make design space reservations with Laurel Brown at or mail to
139 Evergreen Drive, Willingboro, New Jersey, 08046. Entries will be accepted ONLY if
postmarked or emailed starting Friday, August 26, 2016 and no later than Monday, September 26,
2016. Questions can be answered by calling Laurel at 609-877-8696.

Schedule of Events

Here is the day to day schedule of events for the 2016 Convention and Show.

On the Schedule is an AVSA judging School run by Sue Hoffmann. Here is the judging school details and registration form:

MAAVS 2016 Convention Committee

Much help is needed to put on a convention of this scope and size.  Committee chairs:


Convention Co Chairs- Donna Brining, Sandra Skalski

​​Registration:  Laurene Jones

​​Show Chair- Susan Arnao

Design Reservations : Laurel Brown (see contact info above under Show Schedule)
Show Awards : Tom Glembocki
Schedule :  Laurene Jones (design) Ken Barbi (horticulture)
Staging : Susan Arnao
Ribbons : Vicki Carr
Entries : Karyn Cichocki
Classification : Pat Bowling
Placement - open
Education & AVSA - Neil Lipson
Judges and Clerks - Blanche Renz and Janet Sheaffer, all requests to judge or clerk can be sent to Blanche at any questions call her at 609-758-1138.