Reminder – Register for the Spring Regional Convention

Champange and StrawberriesReminder – The registration deadline for the Spring Regional Convention in Sioux City, IA on Saturday, May 18, 2013 is coming soon.  In case you have not received your form, here is a PDF you can download and mail.  Registration is $50 per person which includes the Iris Tour of homes and one public garden, a deluxe box lunch on the tour, and the banquet dinner to be held that evening.  Please preregister, the cut-off date for preregistration is April 30, 2013.

Check-in is either Friday evening at the Super 8 Motel or Saturday morning at the Super 8 Motel.before the bus tour leaves at 9:00 a.m.  Note there will be a Social for those attending on Friday evening at the home of Bob Flick.  See the form for additional details and addresses and contact information.

While you are on the tour is a great time for taking lots of iris pictures!  If you would like to share them, we would be glad to add them to this website.  You can email them to wrmesser@gmail.com or share them and other pictures from the meeting with our historian, Bob Flick.  Thank you Bob for the additional iris photos illustrating this reminder.

And thank you to the Siouxland Iris Society for hosting this meeting!

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Photos of Award Winning Irises Needed for Iris Encyclopedia

The Iris Encyclopedia has compete listings of American Iris Society Medal winners.  Many of these Medals have a page where you can see photos of the winning irises.  For example, the Dykes Medal, the highest honor, can be seen here. And many of the winners have several photos on their individual pages.  However, in updating these pages to include the 2012 winners, I realized there are several winning irises that have no photos!

While we would like to have photos, or several photos, for every iris in the Iris Encyclopedia, we definitely should have photos of the winning irises.  Can you help us?  What we need are photos you have taken or photos you’ve received permission to use from other sources.  There are photos of some (maybe all) of these irises on the Internet.  However, we need permission from the owner to use the picture.  You can add the photo yourself or we will be glad to do it for you.

Here is a list of the irises needing photos arranged by Medal or Award.  The Dykes Medal, the Founders of SIGNA Medal, the Randolph-Perry Medal, and the Wister Medal are the only ones having photos for all the winning irises.  In fact, ‘Ginny’s Choice’, the 2012 DeBaillion Medal winner from Wayland Rudkin needs a photo!  [Update:  We now have a photo of ‘Ginny’s Choice’ and have included it in the DeBaillion Medal page! 5/2/13]

As a special note for Region 21 members, there are both winning irises by the Sass brothers and Sass Medal/Award winners needing photos.  These are:

Caparne Award

1962 – ‘Black Baby’– H. Sass

1950 – ‘Sound Money’ – J. Sass

and these Sass Medal winners

1975 – ‘Butterscotch Frills’ – M. Hamblen

1974 – ‘Little Bit Blue’ – G. Plough

1973 – ‘Lemon Flurry’ T. Muhlestein

1970 – ‘Drummer Boy’ – Schreiner

1969 – ‘Lime Ripples’ – A. Brown

1966 – (M) ‘Kiss Me Kate’ – P. Cook

1963 – ‘Cloud Fluff’ – W. Greenlee

Can you help with these or any of the other irises on the list?  Thank you!

 

Register for the Spring Regional Convention – May 18, 2013

Astrobubbles JPEGRegistration materials for the Spring Regional Convention in Sioux City, IA on Saturday, May 18, 2013 were recently mailed.  In case you have not received yours, here is a PDF you can download and mail.  Registration is $50 per person which includes the Iris Tour of homes and one public garden, a deluxe box lunch on the tour, and the banquet dinner to be held that evening.  Please preregister, the cut-off date for preregistration is April 30, 2013.

Check-in is either Friday evening at the Super 8 Motel or Saturday morning at the Super 8 Motel before the tour bus Bollywood JPEGleaves at 9:00 a.m.  Note there will be a Social for those attending on Friday evening at the home of Bob Flick.  See the form for additional details and addresses and contact information.

While you are on the tour is a great time for taking lots of iris pictures!  If you would like to share them, we would be glad to add them to this website.  You can email them to wrmesser@gmail.com or share them and other pictures from the meeting with our historian, Bob Flick.  Thank you Bob for the iris photos illustrating this notice.

And thank you to the Siouxland Iris Society for hosting this meeting!

Greater Omaha Iris Society Spring Newsletter Available

The Greater Omaha Iris Society‘s newsletter Iris Gleanings is now available.  It includes further details on their annual Iris Exhibition Saturday, May 11th, including their design classes.  Judges training (1 1/2 hours) will also be offered.

Also be sure to check this newsletter for their list of upcoming events, both theirs and other Region 21 events.  In May, the Iris Exhibition on May 11th is followed by Iris Garden Tours on May 13th, the Spring into Spring annual Sales and Exhibition event at Lauritzen Gardens May 17th through the 19th, the Region 21 Spring Iris Tour hosted by the Sioux Land Iris Society May 17th and 18th, the Lincoln Iris Society Show May 25th, and the GOIS in the Garden Open Garden event for the public May 25th.

To see the newsletter, go to our Newsletter page and follow the 2013 33 Number 2 link to download or open the PDF of the newsletter.