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  1. Search AIS Website – See the search window at the top of this page.
  2. Press Release – 2023 Iris of the Year.  Congratulations to Lynda Miller.
  3. Press Release – 2023 AIS Convention Dallas, Texas
  4. The 2023 AIS Awards have been announced!  See the winners with photos or as a printable pdf.
  5. June 10, 2023 AIS WebinarThe Exciting Irises of the Middle East.  See the AIS YouTube Channel for earlier webinars.
  6. The 2023 AIS Tall Bearded Symposium Ballot is available online.  Directions for voting and results from previous years can be found hereSend your votes to your RVPs by August 1, 2023!
  7. The next Board Meeting is Wednesday, September 27th 2023.  Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.
  8. Invitation – The 4th Photographic Contest of “The Iris World” – Deadline April 2, 2023
  9. The AIS 2023 Spring Bulletin “Irises” is now available in the eMembers section. Click on the “Emembers Login” button at the upper right of this page to access the eMember section.
  10. AIS Board Conference Calls
  11. Future Schedules (for Board teleconf)
  12. Search the AIS Website
    1. AIS Non-discrimination Policy
    2. Iris Registration Form to Submit a Photo
    3. AIS Bulletin Archive
    4. AIS Electronic Membership – 2012
    5. AIS RVP Handbook
    6. Iris Encyclopedia – 2011News Archive
  13. Please send all information for website updates to:
    Wayne Messer, e-mail:

Next Board Meeting September 27, 2023 - Everyone Invited.

Invitation - The 4th Photographic Contest of "The Iris World"

You are invited to enter The 4th 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 April 2, 2023.  This entry form has complete details (English PDF).

Some 2020 winners are shown below.

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. 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.) 


Future Schedules:


  • 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 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: