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All meetings start at 5:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
The reports and any other documents for the meeting will be in this folder. Currently it contains some of the committee reports. The draft of the August teleconference minutes is available.
Agenda for September 25th: Will be added when it becomes available.
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Each year the American Iris Society judges vote for the top irises in each of the classes based on the irises performance in gardens. The 2019 winners have just been announced! Beginning with the Dykes Medal Winner – ‘Bottle Rocket’ by Michael Sutton all the votes can be seen in this printable awards list (PDF) . There also is a photo gallery of the winners and runner-ups under construction on the Iris Encyclopedia.
In addition to the Iris Medal Winners for all 15 classes, the list also has the Walther Cup (all classes eligible) and has the Honorable Mention and Award of Merit irises in each class.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Did you know that the AIS website has the yearly lists of winners, including number of votes, for 1999 to the present in PDF format on this page?
And the Iris Encyclopedia has pages devoted to each of the awards with pictures of winners. Start here for a list of the awards. For example, this is the Dykes Medal page.
We have installed a new website for AIS. (The one you are now looking at.)
www.irises.org is the proper address.
However, we seem to be having some intermittent problems and we are working to resolve them.
If you have a bookmark to any of the sub-pages on the old website, they will no longer work. Please navigate to the new website and establish new bookmarks for the places you like. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Also, please note that for eMembers the AIS Summer bulletin and the 6 most recent AIS bulletins are available for reading online in a new format that does not require Adobe Flash. To login as an eMember on the new site just click on the LOG IN button in the upper right corner of the home page.
Note: Since this was posted July 29th in News & Notes, we have learned of 2 more and added them to the list. One of those added was the August Region 23 meeting.
Please spread the word.
The American Iris Society Judges vote a ballot every year to select the best performing garden irises. You can learn more about the current award system and see the 2019 ballot.
Judges, remember your ballot needs to be postmarked by August 1, 2019 if being mailed. Or you can vote online, again by August 1, 2019.
Every year the American Iris Society sponsors a photo contest. Concentrating generally on irises, the people who grow and hybridize them, and their use in garden or natural settings, the contest is open to anyone who submits a picture. The specific categories vary from year to year, and are open to adults and youth alike with separate awards for youth submissions.
Please go to the following for information on how to enter the 2019 PHOTO CONTEST.
2020 AIS IRIS CALENDAR ORDERS:
You can order your AIS 2020 Iris Calendar at an Early Order Special Discount. The Early Order Special Discount will end May 1, 2019. Calendars are now available. Please place your order through the AIS Storefront. For more information Click here
The Spring 2019 issue of the AIS Bulletin is now available for online viewing within the Emembers section of the AIS Website. Previous AIS Bulletin issues are also available for viewing in this area.
Note: to access this area you must have a current AIS Emembership. AIS Emembership is separate from the normal AIS membership. Please see the Electronic Membership Information area of the website for more details.
The 2020 Convention Committee has set up a website for the 2020 National Convention.
2020 American Iris Convention Website
The 2020 AIS convention will be held May 19 – 23, 2020. The Centennial Convention will be based at the Newark, NJ Marriott Hotel and will feature distinctive gardens in the city, such as the New York Botanical Garden where the AIS was founded; the Presby Memorial Iris Garden in Montclair, NJ; and Wave Hill Gardens in New York.
Registration is not open yet! Hotel registrations will open approximately 11 months before the event.
The AIS Board is holding monthly Board meetings using an electronic conferencing program named Zoom.
The meetings are open to anyone. Participants may join the meeting using a web browser or simply calling into a phone conference number. The meetings can be attended using mobile devices as well. For information on using the Zoom software please go to: The Zoom Help Center
The meetings are scheduled on the fourth Wednesday of the selected months and start at 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Electronic meetings are held in the following months:
November (Every third year the AIS Fall Board meeting will be held face-to-face at a location selected by the Board.)
The next electronic AIS Board meeting is:
AIS June Board Meeting
Time: Jun 26, 2019 5:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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AIS Bulletin Index: (December 2012) The AIS Bulletin Index has been recently updated to include up to AIS Bulletin issue 366 inclusive. To get a copy of this handy reference item please go to the following webpage: About the AIS Bulletin or use the sidebar navigation at any time.
AIS Non-discrimination Policy: (December 2012) The AIS Non-discrimination Policy is now posted on the AIS website. To view this please go to: AIS Documents area
Iris Registration Form to submit a photo of a registered iris: A form to accompany the submission of a digital photo of a registered iris is now available for download from the Iris Registrations section of the AIS website. The form may be filled out electronically, saved, and emailed along with a digital photo.
AIS Bulletin Archive. All the AIS Bulletins from the first one issued in 1920 thru 2009 have been scanned and converted to PDFs (Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format) and placed in an on line library that is now accessible to AIS Emembers through the Emembers page on the AIS website. If you are an Emember, click here to access this new service. If you would like to become and Emember, click here.
AIS Electronic Membership: (January 2012) The AIS announces a new membership service – electronic membership. Emembership is separate from the normal AIS membership. Emembers do not receive printed copies of the AIS Bulletins. Instead, they have access to online AIS Bulletins using an easy to use viewer. Emembers also have access to online viewing of The Basic Iris Culture booklet and access to irisregister.com, the online database of iris registrations and introductions. Additional services may be made available in the future. Please see the Electronic Membership information area of the website for more details.
AIS RVP Handbook: (March 2011)
The newly revised AIS RVP Handbook is now available. This is an Adobe PDF file that can be downloaded/viewed/printed.
For this item please go to: Member Services>Society Information>AIS Documents
Iris Encyclopedia: (August 2010)
An exciting new American Iris Society(AIS) initiative is the Iris Encyclopedia which is now available at the the following web location: Iris Encyclopedia
For more information on this very interesting and useful venture please go to this special area of the AIS website: What is the Iris Encyclopedia?
The answers to many questions on iris and the American Iris Society (AIS) are found within the AIS website. Please direct any iris questions you may have to your local area AIS RVP or a local iris club. These people will be pleased to help you. A full listing of these contacts for your area is provided under the AIS Regions listing page on this website.
Please send all information for website updates to:
Bryce Williamson, AIS Electronic Services and Website