The RIS was organized in 1967 and is a section of the American Iris Society devoted to promoting interest and development of all iris types having more than one bloom season per year. The RIS now has over 450 members and is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization.
Before organization of the Reblooming Iris Society, there was a group of people dedicated to research, breeding, and improvement of reblooming irises. It was headed by Edwin Rundlett of Staten Island, New York who served as editor-in-chief of a publication, The Reblooming Reporter, issued twice a year beginning with issue No. 1 in January, 1962. Beginning with issue No. 12, August, 1967, the publication was produced in the same format used today, but it is now produced by The Reblooming Iris Society (RIS) with a list of elected officers.
As a member you receive “The Reblooming Iris Recorder”. It contains articles about what has rebloomed, regional news, research, notes of personal experience, commercial sources for reblooming irises, and some advertising. You normally will receive two (2) Recorders per year.
There are several types of RIS memberships. Listed below are the membership rates/selections. (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. See the Local Iris Societies listings on this website).
You do not need a PayPal account to use this online subscription service. You may use a Visa, MasterCard, or a PayPal account to make your payment. All membership fees are payable in U.S. funds.
You may use the online payment system to purchase a new subscription or renew an existing one.
If you wish to give the RIS membership as a gift please list the recipient’s address as the shipping address and note the gift in the “Special Instructions.” If you wish to make a donation to the RIS in the amount of a subscription, please tell us in the “Special Instructions” box