The Region 23 convention for 2016 is hosted by the Enchanted Vista Iris Society for the first time. The meeting is held August 20 and 21 at
HILTON GARDEN INN
1771 RIO RANCHO BOULEVARD
RIO RANCHO, NEW MEXICO 87124
PHONE: (505) 896-1111 (discount applies before july 19)
Full Registration (before Aug. 1) $65
After August 1, Full Registration $75
Judges Training Only $10
Saturday Banquet Only $25
Menu: Luncheon: Deli Picnic Buffet of sliced turkey, ham, assorted cheeses; white & wheat bread; lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles, olives; garden salad; chips & cookies.
Banquet Buffet: Rio Grande Buffet of black bean, corn & cucumber salad; Southwest marinated steak and grilled chicken fajita bar served with sautéed onions and bell peppers; flour & corn tortillas; sour cream, guacamole, salsa and shredded cheese; green vegetarian squash enchilada casserole; dessert (TBD).
Coffee, tea and water bar available all day. Saturday afternoon snacks provided by EVIS.
Registration form can be found at
The agenda can be viewed at
Members are requested to help with Set-Up for the Sale on July 29, 2016 at DeVargas Mall at 4:00 pm. Members need to be at the Mall at 7:30 am on July 30 with cleaned, named and priced iris.Dates:Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 07:30 to 12:00Location:DeVargas Mall, Santa Fe
It is time once again to be thinking of whom you want to nominate for the Regional Distinguished Service Award and the Regional Hybridizer’s Award. As your Regional Awards Chairman I encourage your nominations for these awards of honor for our own special Region 23 members. We all know of someone that is truly dedicated to the goals and objectives of the American Iris Society, our Region 23, and especially our own iris affiliates. Let them know that all they do for your group is greatly appreciated. Attached is a nomination form for your special member. All you need do is fill in the information on the form, and mail back to me at: Patricia Randall, 758 Hood Road, SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124. How simple is that ??? Deadline date for the receipt of the nomination forms is August 1, 2016. OR-----nominations, using the same format as on the Nomination Form, can be sent to me at: patannran [at] msn [dot] com.">patannran [at] msn [dot] com.Dates:Monday, August 1, 2016 - 20:45Location:Nomination due to Pat Randall
Please note that the room discount rate is only good until July 19, 2016!Dates:Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 12:00 to Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 12:00Location:HILTON GARDEN INN, 1771 Rio Rancho Blvd SE, Rio Rancho 505-896-1111Host:Enchanted Vista Iris SocietyProgram:Speakers - Paul Black, Cynthia & Wes Wilson, Patricia Randall