News - Announcements (updated April 17 2013)
Search the AIS website: (April 2013)
2013 AIS Photo Contest: (April 2013)
2013 AIS Judges List: (March 2013)
AIS Storefront On-Line ordering: (March 2013)
AIS 2012 Convention: (February 2013) Registration update! The registration deadline for the 2013 AIS Convention in Dallas, Texas for Adult $299 and Youth $150 fees has been extended to March 1, 2013. For more information you may contact Bonnie Nichols, Convention Chair at e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Dell Perry, Convention Registrar at e-mail: email@example.com
January 2013 AIS Bulletin: (February 2013) The January 2013 issue of the AIS Bulletin is now available for online viewing within the Emembers section of our website. Note: to access this area you must have a current AIS Emembership. Please see the Electronic Membership information area of the website for more details.
Proposed 2013 AIS Awards Ballot (January 2013)
2012 Convention: (January 2013/October 2012) Everyone is now looking forward
to the next AIS Convention in Dallas, Texas. The
convention will take place April 15-20 2013 with
visits to official iris tour gardens in the surrounding area. As usual we
have the details conveniently provided here on the AIS website for
you to make your plans well ahead of time:
Click here for the info: AIS 2013 Convention information
New info for the Geek Dinner at the AIS 2013 Convention is now added. Register now for extra good times at the convention. Details available on our convention page.
AIS Bulletin Index: (December 2012) The AIS Bulletin Index has been recently updated to include up to AIS Bulletin issue 366 inclusive. To get a copy of this handy reference item please go to the following webpage: About the AIS Bulletin or use the sidebar navigation at any time.
AIS Donations: (December 2012) If you are thinking of making a donation to the AIS please visit the AIS Donations webpage for an easy explanation on how to proceed. Donations to AIS are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law as the AIS is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Contributions to the AIS are made through the AIS Foundation and can be designated to a specific AIS fund of your choice. For full information please go to the following webpage: AIS Donations/The AIS Foundation or use the sidebar navigation at any time.
A $25.00 VOUCHER MAY BE YOURS! (December 2012) There is an AIS Voucher Program now available for any new member of AIS, any new E-Member, or for any current member who upgrades membership; that is, upgrades from a single membership to a triennial or to a dual, or an E-Member who upgrades to multiple years of E-Membership.
AIS Non-discrimination Policy: (December 2012) The AIS Non-discrimination Policy is now posted on the AIS website. To view this please go to: AIS Documents area
ERRATA: October/November 2012 AIS Bulletin; Page 3: The information on Electronic Membership Rates is incorrect. There is only one type of AIS Electronic Membership. The single year eMembership rate is $15.00. We apologize for the error.
2012 Tall Bearded Iris Symposium
Ballot results: (November 2012)
AIS 2013 Calendars now available to order: (October 2012) The 2013 calendars are now available to order through the AIS Storefront section of the website. Great item for gifts!
2012 AIS Photo Contest Results Posted: The 2012 AIS Photo Contest awardee photos have been posted in a slide show in the Gallery section of the Photos and Galleries page on the AIS website. To see the slide show, click here.
2012 AIS Awards announced: (August 2012)
Iris Registration Form to submit a photo of a registered iris: A form to accompany the submission of a digital photo of a registered iris is now available for download from the Iris Registrations section of the AIS website. The form may be filled out electronically, saved, and emailed along with a digital photo.
AIS Bulletin Archive. All the AIS Bulletins from the first one issued in 1920 thru 2009 have been scanned and converted to PDFs (Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format) and placed in an on line library that is now accessible to AIS Emembers through the Emembers page on the AIS website. If you are an Emember, click here to access this new service. If you would like to become and Emember, click here.
AIS Image Coordinator: (June 2012) AIS President Judy Keisling has appointed Janet Smith as the AIS Image Coordinator. The Image Coordinator has the responsibility of creating a reference library of registered irises. Registrants are requested (but not required) to submit images after a registration has been completed and they have received the Registration Certificate for the iris. Instructions and a new "fillable" form are available on the AIS website with guidelines on the type of photograph and the desired quality for the image. Send the photos or any questions you may have to the Image Coordinator, Janet Smith at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Siberian Iris Convention for 2012 *** event cancelled and rescheduled for 2013
2011 AIS Exhibition Reports: (February 2012) These are now available on the AIS website. Please go to: Member Services > AIS Exhibition Reports
AIS Electronic Membership: (January 2012) The AIS announces a new membership service - electronic membership. Emembership is separate from the normal AIS membership. Emembers do not receive printed copies of the AIS Bulletins. Instead, they have access to online AIS Bulletins using an easy to use viewer. Emembers also have access to online viewing of The Basic Iris Culture booklet and access to irisregister.com, the online database of iris registrations and introductions. Additional services may be made available in the future. Please see the Electronic Membership information area of the website for more details.
New AIS Registrar announcement: (August 2011)
AIS RVP Handbook: (March 2011)
Bloomin' Bucks 2011 fundraising program: (January 2011)
Iris Encyclopedia: (August 2010)
Check your AIS membership status: Need to know your membership expiration date? Need to lookup the expiration date for club members or your Region's members for AIS Affiliation? Easy and quick. Please go to: www.aislookup.org
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