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.
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
Aril Society for aril and arilbred irises
Dwarf Iris Society for the dwarf bearded irises (8" to 16" tall irises)
Historic Iris Preseration Society for irises more than 30 years since introduced and registered. HIPS
Flat irises 6 falls), and variegated foliage irises.
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) Meeting could be cancelled because of COVID
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: Third Tuesday of the following months at 6 pm: January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November, and December; picnic in June -
Sierra Foothill Iris Society: meets at Rose Room, Auburn Civic Center, 1225 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA. -