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.


Violets Visit the Fair

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.



Sept 22th is the Hotel Deadline for the MAAVS Discount!!!!!  Time is running out.



See the 2015 York, PA Convention link on the left for all the details                          

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.


Wyndham Garden York

                                  2000 Loucks Road
                                  York, PA 17404 US 

Visit the 2015 York, PA Convention pages at the link on the left for more details    



Hurry!!!   Make your hotel reservations by September 22.   The date is quickly approaching.










MAAVS 2014!!!


MAAVS 2014 Convention and show

"Diamonds are Forever"

November 13 - 15, 2014

The MAAVS 2014 Convention and show was held in the Crowne Plaze in Clayton, DE between Wilmington and Philadelphia.  The urban setting allowed a large number of MAAVS members as well as the general public to attend the Convention, Show and Sale.
The  Wilmington 2014 links at the left will lead you to additional photos, listing of winners and other information about the 24th annual MAAVS Convention and show. 

The complete list of award winners is here:


2014 Honors Table

2014 Honors Table, "Diamonds are Forever"
(click picture to enlarge)


Sandra Skalski with Best in Show, Rob's Boolaroo

Rob's Boolaroo, Best in Show, Grown by Sandra Skalski
(click picture to enlarge)


Best Costume

Once again, the ladies from Springield AVS took the award for best costume of "Diamonds are Forever".

(photo by Vicki Carr)

BIS Costume

Springfield AVS with Barbara, Linda, Joan and Peggy (click image for larger picture)