The 2024 MAAVS Convention and Show will be in York, Pennsylvania, on November 8 - 9, 2024, at the St. John Episcopal Church

Our hotel in York is the Four Points by Sheraton at 1650 Toronita Street York, Pennsylvania 17402 where we have obtained a room rate of $134/day plus tax.  Reserve your room here. We are going to have our Friday Night Costume and Awards Dinner at the hotel. Dinner menus and prices can be found on the Convention Registration Form.  Our Saturday night dinner will be held at the nearby Iron Horse restaurant.

Please look at our revised 2024 Convention/Show page for additional updates, menus, and prices.

2023 MAAVS Convention and Show in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Results

Here's a list of the WINNERS  Please consult our 2023 Convention/Show page for more pictures and details.  We had a great Show.  Horticulture had 184 exhibits and Design had 45 exhibits entered by 30 attending MAAVS Members!


Best in Show Horticulture Carolina Elegant Affair shown and hybridized by Linda Abplanalp

Best Russian/Ukrainian Hybrid RS-Zimniy Tavetok shown by Rodney Barnett

Best Gesneriad Aeschynanthus humilis
shown by Paul Sorano

Best Species S. 5b clone grotei Silvert shown by Linda Abplanalp

2023 MAAVS Show Room


Best in Show Design Beavers shown by Bill Schmidt

2nd Best in Show Design Butterflies in a kinetic arrangement shown by Karyn Cichocki

3rd Best in Show Design Terrarium
shown by Jackie Leitzel

The Mid-Atlantic African Violet Society
is an association of persons with an interest in African violets (AV) and is affiliated with the African Violet Society of America (AVSA). We were originally formed as a regional African Violet Society for the Middle Atlantic United States (US) including Canada. MAAVS now has no regional boundaries and encompasses the whole world.

Membership includes a subscription to our quarterly publication, The MAAVS MEMO; the opportunity to enter the MAAVS Collections Class at local MAAVS Affiliate Shows; and the opportunity to attend a yearly regional Convention/Show.  Please JOIN US!  MAAVS is affiliated with the African Violet Society of America, Inc.

African Violet and Gesneriad World Today Almanac
After two years of effort, Vladimir Kalgin's African Violet and Gesneriad World Today Almanac has finally arrived. It is in Russian and English. It is a 516 page compendium of the African Violet World in 2022! Everywhere on Earth!!

Included are articles about Russian and Ukrainian hybridizers and activities, as well as whatís going on in Australia, Japan, England, Sweden, Germany, Estonia, South Africa; and North America with US and Canadian African Violet Societies, Judging Councils, and Clubs. The History of MAAVS is also included on page 193.  View it here on our web site at African Violet and Gesneriad World Today Almanac  It is a large file worth waiting for.

Meet Our President

Minh Bui with Best Trailer in Show Robís Vanilla Trail
at the AVSA 2023 Convention Show
in Atlanta, Georgia
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