AIS Presentations (Slides and Digital Programs)
Slide and Digital Programs: This is a service for AIS affiliated iris clubs/societies providing presentation programs; the purpose is to help these groups supplement their activity programs in an economical way and to provide them with tools to use for garden club and other flower organization programs. There is an assortment of program titles available and these continually evolve and change. *See listing provided below for the currently available presentation programs.
Something newer from the AIS are digital photo presentation programs. AIS has available for purchase by members and non-members digital photo presentation programs similar to 35mm slide presentation programs. Please note that these are digital photos on CDs and unless you just want to look at them on a computer monitor, some sort of digital projection unit will be required to produce a group presentation.
Digital Projection Unit: The AIS now has a LCD digital projection unit available for rental. This type of projector, attached to a laptop computer, will project your digital images onto a standard projection screen (or any white surface) and enable you to make a very entertaining visual presentation to your group. *Full detailed information on obtaining and rental of this unit is provided in the section below.
Slides and Digital Programs
SLIDE Programs available for rent:
COST: AIS Affiliate Chapters are entitled to one free set per year plus $5.00 shipping payable to AIS, and mailed to the address below. Only one set is allowed per request date. After one free set the rental fee is $10.00 plus $5.00 shipping for each time. Slides are to be returned the day after viewing. TO ORDER: Requests for specific slide sets should be made four to six weeks in advance. Clearly print your name, address, phone number, and date of meeting if you mail your request by regular mail.
To see the full detailed listing of all the available programs please follow the link below:
Now another problem (but also a solution). The problem is that they are expensive; both to buy and to rent. The projectors run from $700.00 to thousands of dollars to buy, or anywhere from $250 to $700 per day to rent. However, we have a solution. The Electronic Services Committee of the American Iris Society has purchased a LCD projector for organizations to use to make presentations. There is a cost associated with using it of course, but it is a lot less than renting one on the open market. It is easy to use and does a fine job. If you are an AIS affiliated club, AIS Region, Section or Cooperating Society you may have access to the projector.
Fees: There is a rental fee of $25.00. (For conventions the fee is $25 per presentation or $150 for unlimited use during the dates of the convention.) You must also pay shipping in both directions. Shipping must be done by a method that is insured and has a tracking mechanism (USPS Priority Mail with Delivery certification is acceptable). For purposes of estimating the cost, the package weight is about 13 pounds and is 20 X 16 X 16. It should be insured for $800.00. UPS, FedEx, Airborne etc are also acceptable but probably more expensive.
There is a requirement to leave a damage deposit of $800.00 and this generally accomplished by the use of a credit card that will accept a pre-authorization of that amount. You may cover the damage deposit with a check as long as the check can be deposited and clear prior to shipping. A refund check will be issued when the projector is returned in proper order.
You will need to provide your own laptop computer and you will very likely want to put your pictures into some sort of presentation program. Microsoft PowerPoint is one of the easiest to use and readily available (but there are others). Hooking the unit up is straight forward, and getting it started is easy. Additionally, phone consultation is available. It is recommended that you do a test set-up a couple of days prior to your presentation day just to make sure all the "technical difficulties/bugs" are out.
To reserve the unit or get further
information, please contact John I. Jones:
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