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AIS Membership

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.

There are several types of American Iris Society (AIS) memberships. Listed below are the membership rates for the American Iris Society. The various associated AIS Sections and AIS Cooperating Societies have their own separate membership rates. There is a provision to join those societies here as long as you are joining or renewing your AIS membership at the same time. Follow these links for full contact information on: AIS Sections and AIS Cooperating Societies

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(Please note that membership information is not available here for local and regional societies. Check with AIS Regional VPs or local club leaders for those membership rates.)

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To confirm membership and to check membership expiration date.

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List of the 2023 AIS Iris Shows by Date.  Updated as more shows are added.

AIS Membership Benefits

Benefits of membership in the American Iris Society include a subscription to the AIS Bulletin.

The AIS Bulletin is published four times per year (see details of the AIS Bulletin elsewhere on the AIS website). You may also choose to participate in events such as local AIS sanctioned iris shows and the annual AIS Convention. Many local AIS affiliated iris clubs/societies have iris sales or auctions, garden tours and other iris focused events. Details of all of these are provided throughout the AIS website and the AIS Bulletin.

All membership fees are payable in U.S. funds. Rates shown above are current as of January 1, 2021. These are the rates that are in effect for any memberships received from January 1, 2021.

To become an AIS member please send a check made payable to the American Iris Society (AIS).

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).

Join on-line: 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

AIS Electronic Membership: To join or renew as an AIS Emember use any of the regular methods provided here.  Emembership is separate from the Print AIS membership and is included in the Full AIS membership. Please see the Electronic Membership Information area of the website for more details on this service.

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Membership Status

Jean Richter – AIS Membership Secretary
1226 High Street
Alameda, CA 94501
Phone: 510-864-7962

AIS Membership Rates - January 1 2021

Spring 2023 AIS Bulletin

The Spring 2023 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.  Please see the Electronic Membership Information area of the website for more details.


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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


Shows & Exhibitions

P.O. Box 30 Partlow , VA 22534 
Phone: (540) 582-5799 |

SUPPLIES: Nick Stewart
2808 NW 21st Place, Lawton, OK  73505
580-917-3035  |

Hillman, MI 49746
Phone: (989) 742-4248 |

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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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