American Iris Society
Region 9 - Illinois
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Welcome 2017  Iris Season

May 22-27, 2017  American Iris Society National Convention
"Rhythm of the Prairie"
Convention Hotel:  Des Moines Marriott
Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens
Iowa Arboretum
Brad Collins gardens  - Des Moines area
Kris & Tom Jurik gardens  - Ames area
In Garden Judges Training
Feataured Iris Speakers includes Chad Harris - Japanese Irises
Do not forget the Geek Dinner - great dinner with auction and door prizes
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Region 9 Spring Fling Meeting

Saturday April 8, 2017
Tazewell County Farm Bureau/U of I Extension Building
1505 Valle Vista, Pekin, IL
9:30AM Coffee and ....
10:00AM  Business Meeting
11:15AM  Plant Auction,
bring plants to share for auction
Noon:  Potluck Lunch  bring favorite dish to share
Judges Training as follows
1:30PM  Siberian Irises with Chuck Simon - 1HR credit
2:30PM  The "Middle Class Irises" with Margaret Kelly-
1 HR credit
Plant exchange
Clean up by all to follow
Anyone interested in irises are welcome and arrive on Friday
Arrangements have been made with the Super 8 Hotel 3830 Kelly Ave, Pekin, IL
309-347-8888 for a special rate for the American Iris Society $65.59. The hotel is located
less than a mile from the extension office.  Connect to free WI-FI Internet, in room
refrigerator and microwave.  In the morning, enjoy a free 8 item Super Start breakfast.
Region 9 Fall Fling

Friday August 10, 2017
1:30 - 3:30PM Set up at Washington Park Botanical Gardens, 1740 West Fayette, Springfield
5:30 PM Dinner at Golden Corral 1038 LaJune Dr. Springfield
(Exit 92A, off Interstate 72, toward 6th St, right to Wal Mart exit)
Evening program at Hampton Inn Southwest, meeting room
2300 Chuckwagon Drive, Springfield, IL  217-793-7670
7:00PM - 9:00PM
 Judges Training  with Judy Keisling -"Ethics"

former President of the American Iris Society
currently Chairman of the American Iris Society Judges
Saturday August 12, 2017
8:00AM to Noon - Silent Auction for members only
8AM receive rhizomes for public sale

9:00AM - Noon  
Public Sale at Washington Park Botanical Gardens
1740 West Fayette  Springfield, IL
Noon - 1:15PM   Potluck Lunch- everyone bring a covered dish!
1:30PM - 2:30PM Business Meeting
Plant exchange
3:30PM-4:30PM Clean up, all pitch in and help - A TEAM  EFFORT