Lincoln Iris Society Has a Facebook Page

LIS Facebook cover photo – a seedling from Indian Creek Iris.

Upcoming and past events of the Lincoln Iris Society, and other iris news, can be found on their Facebook page.  Thank you David Toth for creating this.

You can also find out more about the Lincoln Iris Society in their newsletter.  See the Rainbow Messenger on the Region 21 newsletters page.

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Region 21 Fall Meeting August 12-13

AIS Region 21 Fall Meeting ———- August 12 & 13, 2016

Hosted by Siouxland Iris Society, Sioux City, IA

Note: In case you did not receive the information below in the mail, here is a printable PDF – AIS Region 21 Fall Meeting 2016 you may use for your registration.

 

Holiday Inn Map for Regional

Hotel Information: Lodging and all meetings will be at the Holiday Inn at 701 Gordon Drive Sioux City, IA 51101. (712-277-9400 ) For those coming in on I-29 take the Wesley way exit and turn north towards the Hard Rock Casino which is located on 3rd Street. Take a right on 3rd Street and proceed towards Pierce street. Turn right on Pierce and then turn left on to Gordon Drive. Watch as the Holiday inn will be on your right. For those that may come in on Highway 20 from the east proceed straight as this will turn into Gordon Drive. Proceed towards downtown and you will see it on your right. We have blocked off 20 rooms at the rate of 89.95 with a hot Breakfast included with your room. They will have either a King executive or Queen executive room for this rate. They all will include a refrigerator and microwave. They are newly remodeled as well.

Convention: Register Friday evening from 6:30 till 8:00 PM. Light snacks and drink will be provided during this time. You will get a registration packet also at this time.

Food: Friday evening meal on your own. Breakfast will be provided with your room reservation. Saturday noon lunch will be a soup & salad buffet. Evening meal will be a choice of Country Fried Steak, Roast Round of Beef of Ham. Please indicate which choice you would like for the evening meal on your form. All meals will be provided by the hotel. The cost will be $40.00 per person, ( checks payable to Siouxland Iris Society ).

Saturday schedule: ( Specific times will be announced ) Board meeting soon after breakfast. There will be judges training sessions in both the morning & afternoon with the annual business meeting following the afternoon training. Then the dinner in the evening followed by the rhizome auction. Also bring some of your own rhizomes or club rhizomes for table sales for a bargain table.

Pre-registration for the Convention: Please print your information on the form at the bottom of the page with your check made out to the Convention registrar: James Bailey 421 Forest View Sioux City, IA 51103 . His phone number is 281-300-1940. Your form should be received by August 5 so we can finalize the meals. Any late forms will cost extra.

Name(S)__________________________________________________

Address___________________________________________________

Phone # ___________________________________________________

E-Mail_____________________________________________________

Evening Meal Choice ( ) Country Fried Steak

( ) Roast Round of Beef

( ) Ham

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)

Signs of Spring – Greater Omaha Iris Society March Newsletter Available

One of the first signs of Iris Spring arrived yesterday, in the middle of a snowstorm!  The first 2014 issue of the Greater Omaha Iris Society newsletter.  Their first meeting is March 10th:  Back to Basics:  The Care and Culture of Iris in the Home Garden.  You can see it along with back issues on our Newsletter page.  And guests are welcome at their meetings.

Greater Omaha Iris Society November Newsletter Available

The Greater Omaha Iris Society‘s newsletter Iris Gleanings for November is now available.  Included is their final meeting of the year, November 11th, their end of the year potluck.

To see the newsletter, go to our Newsletter page and follow the 2013 33 Number 8 link to download or open the PDF of the newsletter.

Greater Omaha Iris Society October Newsletter Available

The Greater Omaha Iris Society‘s newsletter Iris Gleanings for October is now available.  Included is their next meeting, October 14th, with a Program on TB and Reblooming iris from the American Iris Society.

To see the newsletter, go to our Newsletter page and follow the 2013 33 Number 7 link to download or open the PDF of the newsletter.

Greater Omaha Iris Society September Newsletter Available

The Greater Omaha Iris Society‘s newsletter Iris Gleanings for September is now available.  Included is their next meeting, September 9th, with Jim Hedgecock of Comanche Acres on Iris Spuria (which counts as 1 hour of Judges training).

To see the newsletter, go to our Newsletter page and follow the 2013 33 Number 6 link to download or open the PDF of the newsletter.