The Region 21 Fall Meeting hosted by the Greater Omaha Iris Society began Friday evening with a social get-together. Then Saturday, August 10th, we met at Mammel Hall for a great meeting.
Our first speaker was Judy Kiesling, the AIS immediate past-president, discussing AIS Awards and Ballots. She covered a number of timely aspects of the Awards which were announced just a week later.
Robert Hollingworth covered Siberian Irises and what to look for and what to look out for. (When the Awards came out, it was apparent his Siberian irises have the desired attributes – he won both the Morgan-Wood Medal for ‘Swans In Flight’ and the Walther Cup for ‘Judy, Judy, Judy’.) He was also our banquet speaker describing A World of Irids with examples from South Africa, Israel, and Japan.
Thank you to our host group for a great meeting!
[Note: The Iris Auction and Business Meeting notes will be added later.]