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Please note that the 2021 AIS National Convention scheduled to be held in Las Cruces, New Mexico has been postponed to 2022 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. More information, such as dates, and what program will AIS present instead of the Convention will be made available soon. Thank you for your understanding.
Learn more on the AIS Convention page.
The next AIS Board Teleconference will be Wednesday, March 23, 2022. You are invited to attend.
This meeting starts at 5:00 P.M. Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Reports for this meeting, the agenda, and minutes for the previous meeting will be found here as they become available:
Documents for February 23 2022 Teleconference
The reports and draft minutes for the previous meeting and 2021 teleconferences can be found here:
Documents for January 26 Teleconference
Note: The 2021 winners can be seen in the Spring 2021 Irises Bulletin beginning on page 20.
You are invited to enter The 2nd Photographic Contest of “The Iris World”. Hosted by Circolo Fotografico “Citta de Thiene” and Ana Montegrappa S.Giorgio di Perlena, the deadline for entries is March 28, 2021. This entry form has complete details (English PDF).
More 2020 winners are shown below.
The Fall 2021 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 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.)
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: Resources > Archive – 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.
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