AIS Member Information

AIS Membership Benefits

The American Iris Society (AIS) offers several types of memberships. 

Print Membership

  • The printed copy of the AIS Bulletin is mailed to you quarterly. If you want to create your own library of AIS Bulletins, this membership type is for you. No access to online services.

E-membership

  • This is the most affordable plan, which contains online services for the budget-conscious gardener. 
  • Access to the Online Integrated System: the online database of iris registrations and introductions maintained by The American Iris Society. The AIS is recognized and acknowledged as the official world registry of non-bulbous iris cultivars. To obtain the latest copy of the iris registrations and introduction checklists please visit the AIS Storefront. For more information on the iris cultivar registration process please go Iris Registrations.
  • Access to the AIS Bulletin Library: The library within the e-membership area contains AIS Bulletin issues in PDF format from the very first edition in 1920 to the present.
  • Access to the AIS Basic Iris Culture booklet: The AIS Basic Culture booklet within the e-membership area is published by The American Iris Society. Enjoy the recently published 2024 black & white edition while we work on the color version, which will be available later this year. 
  • Access to the AIS Library of Historic Iris Catalogs: The AIS has created a library of electronic copies of historic iris catalogs within the e-membership area. This will be an ongoing project with new material that will be added to this resource from time to time.

Full Membership

  • This is the most complete of all membership types — it combines the benefits of both Print and E-Membership. It includes a quarterly printed copy of the AIS Bulletin, and also a digital copy of the same, which is available sooner than the printed copy.
  • Access to the entire Bulletin Library (PDF), from its first edition in 1920 to the present (2024).
  • Access to the latest edition of the Basic Iris Culture. Enjoy the 2024 edition in black & white for now. The color copy with lots of pictures is coming out later in the year and will be available online as soon as it’s ready.
  • Access to the Online Integrated System: the online database of iris registrations and introductions maintained by The American Iris Society. The AIS is recognized and acknowledged as the official world registry of non-bulbous iris cultivars. (To obtain the latest copy of the iris registrations and introduction checklists please visit the AIS Storefront. For more information on the iris cultivar registration process please go Iris Registrations.)
  • Access to the AIS Library of Historic Iris Catalogs: The AIS has created a library of electronic copies of historic iris catalogs within the e-membership area. This will be an ongoing project with new material that will be added to this resource from time to time.

Join online: Join or renew your AIS membership with our convenient on-line AIS membership selection. Click to go directly to this area: AIS On-Line Membership

All membership fees are payable in U.S. funds. Rates shown are current as of January 1, 2024.

Join via postal mail: If you wish to send in your membership via postal mail a membership form is provided. This item may also be useful to promote the AIS by producing multiple hard copies as handouts at shows or events. This is the AIS Invitation to Join form-ITJ:  AIS ITJ membership form (PDF file).

The various associated AIS Sections and AIS Cooperating Societies have their own separate membership rates. Follow these links for full contact information on: AIS Sections and AIS Cooperating Societies

For any questions, please contact:

Jean Richter – AIS Membership Secretary
1226 High Street
Alameda, CA 94501
Phone: 510-864-7962
E-mail: memsec@irises.org

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Membership rates

Advertise in the AIS Bulletin

Perhaps you have a business that could benefit from advertising in the AIS Bulletin. The AIS Bulletin reaches all members of the AIS who very likely would have a direct interest in your iris related product offerings. Target your audience directly and effectively with an AIS Bulletin advertisement. The rates for advertising are quite reasonable, the benefits are considerable.

To view the rates structure and advertisement options/requirements please follow this link: AIS Bulletin Advertising

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Membership Quick Links

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Sections & Cooperating Societies

The Iris family is huge and made up of many different types of irises.  Some gardeners specialize in a particular type of iris, such as tall bearded, Siberian, Spuria, Louisiana or Japanese. For those of you who love a particular type, there are specialty groups, called Sections or Cooperating Societies, who discuss their particular interest. These groups are part of The American Iris Society.  All of these groups have their own publications and social media. Many offer mini-conventions and tours. If you have an interest in a particular type of iris, you might want to meet some like-minded iris fans in addition to being a member of AIS

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