News - Announcements (updated March 3, 2014)
AIS Affiliates: (March 2014) AIS Affiliates renew their affiliation with the AIS on an annual basis through their AIS RVP. If your organization requires the AIS 2014 affiliation application form it is now available on the AIS website.
This completed form is then submitted to the corresponding area AIS RVP for for approval.
The AIS Voucher Program: A $25.00 VOUCHER MAY BE YOURS! (February 2014)
2013 Tall Bearded Iris Symposium
Ballot results: (February 2014)
2014 AIS Judges Listing/Exhibition Reports (February 2014/revised March 2014)
Additionally the AIS Exhibition Committee contact information plus all of the AIS Exhibition Reports from 2009 to 2013 inclusive are now available for reference on the AIS website. For these items please go to: Member Services >Exhibition Reports using the website navigation menu on the left or via this direct link: Exhibitions Reports
January/February 2014 AIS Bulletin: (January 2014) The January/February 2014 issue of the AIS Bulletin is now available for online viewing within the Emembers section of the AIS website. Note: to access this area you must have a current AIS Emembership. AIS Emembership is separate from the normal AIS membership. Please see the Electronic Membership Information area of the website for more details.
AIS 2014 Convention: (November 2013 /January 2014) Everyone is now looking forward to the next AIS Convention which returns to Dallas, Texas in 2014. The convention will take place from April 5-10, 2014 with visits to official iris tour gardens in the surrounding Dallas area.
As usual each year, we have the details conveniently provided here on the AIS website to help you to organize your attendance and travel plans well ahead of time.
January 2014 update: The registration details for the very popular Geek Dinner are now available. Click here for the all the info: AIS 2014 Convention information
Proposed 2014 AIS Awards Ballot: (January 2014)
2013 AIS Photo Contest Results Posted: (December 2013)
Search the AIS website: (November 2013/April 2013)
AIS 2014 Calendars now available to order: (November 2013) The 2014 calendars are now available to order through the AIS Storefront section of the website. These are a great item for gifts! Please go to: Member Services>AIS Storefront
2013 AIS Awards announced: (August 2013)
News & Notes Newsletter: (July 2013)
We expect News & Notes to get better and more interesting as it develops. Because you can see its content quickly in the “in This Issue” block, you can easily go to those links that interest you most. Topics that were limited for space in the Bulletin can be expanded via News & Notes. We are eager for you to be an iris reporter and tell us on the PR-committee (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org) about the things you would like included. If you did not receive your first issue, check with the membership secretary email@example.com to see we have your current e-mail on file. If you decide you do not want this publication you can click on unsubscribe at any time. We hope this will become an interactive communication link with the members of our society.
2013 Tall Bearded Iris Symposium
ballot available for voting: (June 2013)
2013 AIS Photo Contest: (April 2013)
2013 AIS Judges List: (March 2013)
AIS Storefront On-Line ordering: (March 2013)
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
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.
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
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
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)
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