2019 Fall Meeting

2019 Fall Meeting
Hosted by the Inland Region Iris Society
Saturday October 12, 2019

Guest Speaker:
Thomas Johnson of Mid-America Garden, Salem, OR


Registration received by September 27, 2019: $45 per person.

Registration received between September 28 and October 8, 2019: $50 per person

Brody Botanical Center
Huntington Library,
1151 Oxford Road,
San Marino, CA 91108

8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration & OJ, coffee, pastries
8:30 am - 9:30 am Region 15 Board Meeting
9:00 am Raffle opens
9:30 am - 10:30 am Welcome Address by IRIS President, Mason Train
Region 15 General Meeting
10:45 am - 12:00 noon Thomas Johnson Program: Tall Bearded Irises
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm JT on TB Irises by Thomas Johnson
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Raffle
3:30 pm End of meeting
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Enjoy time at the Huntington Art Collections and Gardens until closing time at 5:00 pm (complimentary)

Printable Schedule and Registration Form
Registration (PDF)

2019 Spring Meeting

No trek has been scheduled because of proximity to the AIS Nationals hosted by Region 14

General Trek Details

Region 15 hosts two region meetings per year; a Spring Trek and a Fall Trek. The Treks are hosted by our societies on a rotating basis. We try to arrange the Trek Wheel so that meetings are held in alternating states (AZ or CA) so that members are not forced to travel long distances every year.

The Fall Trek is usually a one day event with Executive Board and General Membership meetings, a judges training session, a luncheon and a guest speaker. This meeting is an information meeting attempting to provide our judges with the on going training they need and an informative speaker to give us insights into what is happening in the world of iris.

The Spring Trek is usually a 2 day meeting with garden tours to view seedlings and new introduction in the garden setting. This also whets our appetites for new iris that we "just have to have" in our own gardens and provides feedback to the hybridizers around the country. It also allows our judges the opportunity to see new iris and gives them a chance to evaluate the iris for possible awards. The Spring Trek gives our judges a chance to get 2 to 4 hours of training. The Spring Trek also makes everyone a judge in their own right by letting them vote for their favorite irises seen on the Trek and various awards are given to hybridizers at the Awards Banquet held on the last night of the event.

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