AIS Regions and Affiliated Societies

The American Iris Society is a nonprofit institution incorporated February 2, 1927, in the County of Philadelphia, State of Pennsylvania. By the terms of the Charter, the Corporation has no stockholders and exists for the sole purpose of promoting the culture and improvement of the Iris.

AIS Regions

In furtherance of these purposes, the AIS Board of Directors shall designate and constitute certain geographical divisions as official AIS Regions. The AIS Board of Directors shall, as deemed necessary in furtherance of the purposes of the AIS, rescind or change the designated boundaries of such official AIS Regions.

AIS Affiliates:

“An organization with purposes consistent with those of the AIS and with a majority of its membership within one AIS region shall be eligible for acceptance as an Affiliate of the AIS. The prerequisites for acceptance as an AIS Affiliate and the privileges granted shall be determined by the AIS Board of Directors. The AIS shall not be responsible for the debts or liabilities of any of its Affiliates, and shall have no power to exercise control over the Affiliate except pursuant to any Affiliation Agreement entered into as a condition of Affiliate status.”

AIS Affiliates, either new or existing, file their affiliation application on an annual basis through their corresponding area AIS RVP. The AIS RVP then reviews the information and submits this to the AIS to finalize the affiliation registration.

Download: 2019 Application for Affiliation.

AIS Regional Vice-Presidents and Affiliated Societies Listings

Looking for a local club to join?  Click on the Region numbers below to  see a list of local AIS affiliated societies.

REGION 1: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Newfoundland/Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island:
Region 1 AIS RVP: CHERI ELLENBERGER, KENNEBUNK, ME 04043 
phone: 
207-967-3824 e-mail: kwcheri@roadrunner.com

REGION 2: New York, Ontario and Quebec:
Region 2 AIS RVP: KATHRYN E MOHR, BALLSTON LAKE, NY 12019-9748
phone: 518-952-4995 e-mail: kemohrke@aol.com

REGION 3: Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware:
Region 3 AIS RVP: GARY K. SLAGLE II, GIBBSTOWN, NJ 08027-1423 856-
phone: 423-4477 e-mail: garyslagle@comcast.net

REGION 4: Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina:
Region 4 AIS RVP: DOUG CHYZ , Stafford, VA 22556-6437
phone: 540-659-6202 e-mail: dougchyz50@verizon.net

REGION 5: South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Puerto Rico:
Region 5 AIS RVP: DARLENE BRANTLEY, MILLEDGEVILLE, GA 31060 
phone: 478/456-0256 e-mail: justpeach2005@yahoo.com

REGION 6: Ohio, Indiana and Michigan:
Region 6 AIS RVP: JEAN KAUFMANN, OKEMOS, MI 48864-1212
phone: 517-347-7555 e-mail: jejpkaurmann@hotmail.com

REGION 7: Tennessee and Kentucky:
Region 7 AIS RVP: BELINDA CARROLL, Dyersburg, TN 38024
phone: 731-285-8207 | email: Bjcarroll@cableone.net 

REGION 8: Minnesota and Wisconsin:
Region 8 AIS RVP: ELLADAN MCLEESTER, MADISON, WI 53711
phone: 603-271-3607 e-mail: elladan@tds.net

REGION 9: Illinois:
Region 9 AIS RVP: DEBRA MILLER, SPRINGFIELD, IL 62711
phone: 271-529-80141 e-mail: miller42@aol.com

REGION 10: Louisiana:
Region 10 AIS RVP: JOE MUSACCHIA, GRAY, LA 70359
phone: 985-289-2917 e-mail: 1cajunjoe@att.net

REGION 11: Idaho, Montana and Wyoming:
Region 11 AIS RVP: JEANETTE GRAHAM, TWIN FALLS, ID 83301-3839 
phone: 208-734-3613 e-mail: onthegograham@gmail.com

REGION 12: Utah:
Region 12 AIS RVP: SUSAN BOYCE, ROY, UT 84067
phone: 801-644-7172 e-mail: irisgal@hotmail.com

REGION 13: Washington, Oregon and Alaska, British Columbia and Yukon:
Region 13 AIS RVP: ANN BOOTH, Edmonds, WA 98026-4121 
phone: 425-743-3066 e-mail: annbooth_hr@hotmail.com

REGION 14: Northern California, Nevada and Hawaii:
Region 14 AIS RVP: JEAN RICHTER, ALAMEDA, CA 94501-4853
phone: 510-864-7962 e-mail: JeanRichter@berkeley.edu

REGION 15: Southern California and Arizona:
Region 15 AIS RVP: SUE BROWN, Palmdale, CA 93551
phone: 661-947-8659  e-mail: irisfor15w@gmail.com  web: region15ais.org

REGION 16: Discontinued after November 2010

REGION 17: Texas:
Region 17 AIS RVP: PEGGY CATHEY, COVINGTON, TX 76636-9720 
phone: 254/854-2558 e-mail: natvtxn1@windstream.net

REGION 18: Kansas and Missouri:
Region 18 AIS RVP: LAURIE WINZER,  AUGUSTA, KS 67010-8371
phone: 316-775-1480 e-mail: lauriewinzer6@gmail.com

REGION 19: Discontinued after November 2010

REGION 20: Colorado:
Region 20 AIS RVP: DAVID MILLER, Golden, CO 80403
phone: 303 277-0358 e-mail: dmilleririsx@gmail.com

REGION 21: Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, NWT, Nunavut, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba:
Region 21 AIS RVP: KELLY NORRIS, DES MOINES, IA 50313
phone: 712-621-5399 e-mail: gardens@kellydnorris.com

REGION 22: Arkansas and Oklahoma:
Region 22 AIS RVP: MARK SHIPP, MARLVERN, AR  72014
phone: 501-249-2400 e-mail: markshipp60@gmail.com

REGION 23: New Mexico:
Region 23 AIS RVP: SCARLETT AYRES, LAS CRUCES, NM 88011
phone: H: 575-382-9613 C: 575-621-0717 e-mail: sdayres2@aol.com

REGION 24: Alabama and Mississippi:
Region 24 AIS RVP: PATRICIA RAME , Falkville, AL 35622 
phone: 256-784-5307 e-mail: bjramey790@gmail.com

The Regional websites are listed below.

  • AIS Region 1 Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Newfoundland/Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island
  • AIS Region 2  New York, Ontario, Quebec
  • AIS Region 3  (no website) Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware
  • AIS Region 4  Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and District of Columbia
  • AIS Region 5  (no website) South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Puerto Rico
  • AIS Region 6  Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio.
  • AIS Region 7  Tennessee and Kentucky
  • AIS Region 8  Minnesota and Wisconsin
  • AIS Region 9   Illinois
  • AIS Region 10  (GNOIS website) Louisiana
  • AIS Region 11  (no website) Idaho, Montana and Wyoming
  • AIS Region 12  (no website) Utah
  • AIS Region 13  (no website) Washington, Oregon and Alaska, British Columbia, and Yukon
  • AIS Region 14  Northern California, Nevada and Hawaii
  • AIS Region 15  Southern California and Arizona
  • AIS Region 16  Discontinued after November 2010, apportioned to other Regions
  • AIS Region 17  Texas
  • AIS Region 18  Kansas and Missouri
  • AIS Region 19  Discontinued after November 2010, added to Region 3
  • AIS Region 20  (no website) Colorado
  • AIS Region 21  Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, NWT, Nunavut, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba
  • AIS Region 22  Arkansas and Oklahoma
  • AIS Region 23  New Mexico
  • AIS Region 24 (no website) Alabama and Mississippi