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Iris Clubs

National Level Clubs
American Iris Society
 publishes 4 color magazines each year.   It contains wonderful iris cultural information,  beautiful pictures, international iris news, regional news, and articles written by the hybridizers.   It is "parent umbrella" over all the regional and local iris clubs.  The dues are $30 per year for a single membership, and $35 for a dual membership.   Memberships can be purchased online at  http://www.irises.org     There are about 25 regions across the United States.

Also, e-membership to the American Iris Society is available for $15 per year.  This membership includes the color magazines by email only.  It also includes membership to the iris register, which is a search program listing all the irises that have been registered with a description, hybridizer, and year.    Membership online at: http://www.irises.org

Sections:  These groups (clubs) consists of membership in each of the different types of irises.  Each of these sections have membership dues.   In other words, you can be a member of many different iris groups at different levels.  The different sections are:   
Obtain membership in these sections by using http://www.irises.org      or below

                 Flat irises 6 falls), and variegated foliage irises.  

Regional Level
Region 14 or other numbers:  Region 14 consists of the members in Northern California, Nevada, and Hawaii.   As a member of American Iris Society, you will also receive the two regional newsletters (by email only) per year.  In Region 14, there are about 18 local clubs (societies).  Each holds monthly meetings, programs, iris show, rhizomes sales, etc.   These clubs or the region host Spring Conventions to view newer irises and presentations by the different iris sections or hybridizers.   The spring convention is held during bloom season (April or May) to view the newer irises that have been growing for two years.  A fall convention is held in October to conduct business and education to the members.

Local Clubs (Societies)

Local societies are located all over the U.S.   Most local clubs host an iris show during April or May, and rhizome sales during the summer.  At the monthly meetings, door prizes are offer of the newer introductions of irises, in addition to various programs.      Contact me if you are interested in joining an iris club, and I will try to find the closest club meeting near your home.

Sacramento Iris Society:  meets at the Shephard Garden & Art Center, 3330 McKinley Park Blvd, Sacramento, CA.
Meetings are held at 5:45 pm during 2020 are:   January 21; February 18; March 17; April no meeting;   May 19; picnic in June -TBA; no regular meetings in July or August;  September 15; October 20; November 17; and December 15 (holiday dinner).  The iris show is held on April 18-19, 2020 from about 1 to 4 pm.  The iris rhizomes sale is held on July 18-19, 2020  Dues are $10 per calendar year for single membership and $12 for dual membership.

Contact Mary Ann (916) 652-4351 if interested in attending a meeting --- to make sure to correct time and place.

Sierra Foothill Iris Society:  meets at Rose Room, Auburn Civic Center, 1225 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA. --- usually on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7 pm.  In July, a picnic somewhere, and no meetings in July, November and December.    The iris show will be held at the Rose Room  on April 24 and 25, 2020.    The rhizome sale with be held at Eisley's Nursery in Auburn, on July 25 and 26, 2020, 10 am to 3 pm.   Dues are $10 per year for single membership, and $15 dual membership.

 
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