The purpose of a regional society, or affiliate local societies, is to share as a group, mutual pleasure and interest in the Iris; to promote the culture and further improvement of the plant; and to further the public interest and an appreciation for Iris. There are five local iris clubs in New Mexico. These local clubs provide numerous iris related activities throughout the year. Click on the menus at the top to learn more about our local clubs.
• Continual educational opportunities
• Annual spring shows, (and sometimes a fall show)
• Annual iris rhizome sales
• Trading and sharing rhizomes
• Special speaking engagement featuring renowned iris experts
• Pot luck dinners, awards dinners
• Camaraderie among fellow iris enthusiasts, add up to fun and friendship
The AIS Region 23 Convention will be held at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Center in Albuquerque on Saturday August 23, 2014 and Sunday August 24, 2014.
This should be an excellent convention with Aril hybridizer Pete McGrath speaking on Saturday afternoon and Riley Probst, the President of the Reblooming Iris Society and hybridizer giving a program Saturday night on rebloomers. Riley will also give a three hour judges training class on rebloomers Sunday morning. There will be the usual collection of silent and live auction items that you surely wont want to miss.
IRIS ENTIES - 7:30 AM - 10:30 AMDates:Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 12:00 to 16:00Location:DEVARGAS MALL - 185 Paseo de Peralta
Dates:Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 14:00Location:Kingston Residence of Santa Fe (1 blk E of Sam's Club on Rodeo Rd)Host:Betty GuntherJohn & Rosemary CainProgram:"Creating a Backyard Bird Haven" by Stacy Fradkin from Wild Birds Unlimited"
Dates:Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 10:00Location:Haynes Park Community Center, 2006 Grande Blvd., Rio Rancho
Dates:Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 14:00Location:Kingston Residence of Santa Fe (1 blk E of Sam's Club on Rodeo Rd)Host:Fran & Henry DayMaggie RubinoProgram:"Modern Day Space Agers and Novelty Iris" by Patricia Randall (Judges Credit)
7:30 am - Members be there with iris cleaned, labeled (named) and pricedDates:Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 09:30 to 12:00Location:DeVargas Mall, Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe