Newsletter Resources Page on Iris Encyclopedia

The AIS Iris Encyclopedia (also known as the Iris Wiki because you can edit it) has a Newsletter Resources page for all newsletter editors.  This has pointers to a number of American Iris Society resources and others you may find useful.

Thanks to Kathleen Sonntag, the Irises Bulletin editor, one of these resources is the style guide used for Irises.  It is available as either a PDF or Word (docx) document by following the links below.  Eventually we hope to have it as a page on the Iris Wiki so everyone can update it.

The New Style Guide for the AIS Bulletin (Word)

The New Style Guide for the AIS Bulletin (PDF)

Iris Exhibition May 31 and June 1 in Cumming Iowa

Even though we don’t have a Region 21 Affiliate Iris Club in Central Iowa (yet), you can see irises May 31st and June 1st at the Ted Lare Garden Center in Cumming Iowa.  More details including the class on Sunday are available here.  Thank you to Kelly and Libby Jensen for setting this up.


The American Iris Society News & Notes

Thank you to Linda Rader, newsletter editor for LIS and author of this, for her comments and for her permission to share it on our website.

The American Iris Society
News & Notes
If you are a member of the American Iris Society,
you already receive Irises, the quarterly publication of AIS. But did you know that AIS has launched News & Notes, a monthly email newsletter to keep members up to date on the latest happenings in the iris world?
News & Notes is not meant to replace Irises, but to expand the capabilities for sharing iris information in ways that did not exist until recently. In the digital world, information moves fast and we need to keep up with that. The email newsletter is the perfect place to present the latest
happenings, as well as short reminders about upcoming
events, deadlines and other items that don’t require full
That said, in my opinion, the absolute BEST feature
of AIS News & Notes is it’s ability to be a
portal to All Things Iris. There are several topics
in every newsletter and each one contains links to
send you off somewhere for further information. If
you check out the example entry in the next column
there are four links, one to Nebraska’s own
Sass Memorial Iris Garden.
Wayne Messer, also the webmaster of our Region
21 site ( and Robert Pries,
mastermind behind the AIS Encyclopedia are the
editors of News and Notes. In Notes they do an
excellent job of keeping readers abreast of what is
current in the iris world, as well as leading us to
specific resources available in the ever-expanding
iris encyclopedia, as well as other sites of interest.
If you are an AIS member and wish to receive the
News & Notes email newsletter, contact either
Wayne Messer at or
Robert Pries at
You do not need to have an electronic membership
subscription in AIS, only be a regular member of
A great reason to join AIS, don’t you think?