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  4. Convention Cancelled and March 24, 2020 Follow-up
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    4. Iris Registration Form to Submit a Photo
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Convention Cancellation Notice and March 24, 2020 Follow-up

Convention Cancellation Follow-up

Thank you to the 229 people who registered for the AIS 2020 Convention. It would have been a Grand event. However, the coronavirus had other plans for us this year.

If you paid your registration by check, there is a refund check in the mail to you now. Let me know at if you don’t receive it by March 31, 2020.

If you paid your registration by credit card, you should have received an email that your card has been credited with the amount originally charged with a note that “Convention cancelled”.

If you paid by PayPal, a refund has been sent to your PayPal account with a note that the AIS 2020 Convention cancelled.

If you sent a wire to the AIS bank for your registration, I will going to the bank by Friday of this week to process a return wire.

I have received an email from Tristen, the event coordinator at the Marriott Newark Hotel. All hotel rooms that were included in our clock at the $139 per night room rate have been cancelled by Marriott.

The only thing you need to do is to cancel your plane reservations if you were flying to the Convention.

Stay well. Let me know if you have any questions about the convention at

Jill Bonino
March 24, 2020

The AIS has formally canceled the 2020 Convention. There is a new ban on meetings in New York and New Jersey that covers our meeting dates.
All registration money will be refunded.
Registrants should contact their hotel and travel providers to cancel their reservations.
A delayed Centennial celebration will be planned.
Please all stay safe during this crisis. We need you all!

Jody Nolin
AIS President
March 16, 2020

Below is the earlier notice of March 12, 2020

We are all deeply concerned with the rise in cases of the Coronavirus.  The majority of our membership fall into the high risk category. Many Regional and Sectional events have already been canceled.

Although the 2020 Convention is still two months away, the Convention Committee and AIS executive committee have been monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely.  Our first priority is the health and well-being of all attendees. While no one can predict the future spread of the disease, we do want to be ready to respond to whatever does happen.  It may slow or stop with the warming of spring weather. It may not.

For now, the convention will still be held.  We will be monitoring the CDC and government guidelines and re-evaluating the situation as it unfolds.  We expect to have a final decision by the end of March.

If we do have to cancel the convention, we will post it on AISTalk, News and Notes, and  all attendees will be contacted. Contingency plans are being made should this happen. 

It would be a shame to miss our Centennial celebration, but it would be far worse to miss any one of you.

Jody Nolin
AIS President

Next Board Teleconference October 28, 2020 - Everyone Invited

The next AIS Electronic Board meeting is October 28, 2020.

All meetings start at 5:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Reports for this meeting and minutes for the previous meeting:

To join an AIS Zoom Meeting go to:

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If you need additional information please contact John Jones via email at

Summer 2020 AIS Bulletin

The Summer 2020 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.

AIS Board Conference Calls

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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If you need additional information please contact John Jones via email

Future Schedules:


  • June 26
  • July 24
  • Aug 28
  • Sept 25
  • Oct 23
  • Dec 4 (moved from day before Thanksgiving)


  • Jan 22
  • Feb 26
  • Mar 25
  • Apr 22
  • June 24
  • July 22
  • Aug 26
  • Sept 23
  • Oct 28
  • Nov 25 (day before Thanksgiving)


  • Jan 27
  • Feb 24
  • Mar 24
  • May 26
  • June 23
  • July 28
  • Aug 25
  • Sept 22
  • Oct 28


  • Jan 26
  • Feb 23
  • Mar 23
  • May 25
  • June 22
  • July 27
  • Aug 24
  • Sept 28
  • Oct 26
  • Nov 23 (day before Thanksgiving)


  • Jan 25
  • Feb 22
  • Mar 22
  • April 26
  • June 28
  • July 26
  • Aug 23
  • Sept 27
  • Oct 25
  • Nov 22 (day before Thanksgiving)

News Archive

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, 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.

Please send all information for website updates to:
Wayne Messer, e-mail: