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Iris Calendar 2023

There are so many events and deadlines in the iris world that it can be difficult to remember them all. With your help, we are creating this calendar for 2023. Please add items we may have missed. Note that some types of events have their own pages in the Iris Encyclopedia. See Regional Fall Meetings, Regional Spring Meetings, and Iris Shows listings (links for these coming soon). Also see the AIS website Convention page for future events. Note we are in the process of updating this page and some of the links below may not be current.

A generic Iris Calendar has also been created. Resources creating it and the 2023 calendar are available at Iris Calendar Resources.

January

  • Annual Affiliation Application begins - this fillable PDF form is to be used for 2023. See March for additional deadlines.
  • Iris Show approval begins. Please submit your show schedule for approval at least 2 months before your show date. The list of AIS Judges for 2023 is available to find judges for your shows..
  • AIS Webinars are usually held on the first Wednesday and/or the second Wednesday of the month beginning at 8:30 pm Eastern 5:30 pm Pacific. Details for upcoming webinars will be found on the News page of the AIS website. An invitation and details on registering for the webinar will be emailed the Friday before each webinar.
  • January 11, 2023 Region 2 Members meet via zoom the second Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm ET. Some meetings are Board meetings, others are social gatherings where members share experiences, pictures and information. Source Upcoming Region 2 Meetings.
  • Georgia Iris Society cordially invites you to our first meeting of 2023 on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 2pm at St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church, 1790 Lavista Road, NE, Atlanta,GA 30329. Dianne Smith will present "Monet's Garden at Giverny, France - A Pictorial Tour". Our meetings are free to the public and all are welcome. Join us for education, beautification and recreation. For more information, contact Quill Duncan 770-414-4766
  • January 25, 2023 AIS Board Teleconferences are held the 4th Wednesday of the month at 8 pm Eastern 5 pm Pacific. Everyone invited! Details for the month's meeting will be found on the News page of the AIS website.

February

  • Check the Spring Regional Meetings list (link coming) for your Region and other Regions
  • February 8, 2023 Region 2 Members meet via zoom the second Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm ET. Some meetings are Board meetings, others are social gatherings where members share experiences, pictures and information. Source Upcoming Region 2 Meetings.
  • February 15, 2023 AIS WebinarJudging Bearded Irises as Garden Plants. See the AIS YouTube Channel for earlier webinars.
  • February 22nd 2023 AIS Board Teleconferences are held the 4th Wednesday of the month at 8 pm Eastern 5 pm Pacific. Everyone invited! Details for the month's meeting will be found on the News page of the AIS website.

March

  • The Spring Regional Meetings <link> continue. Check on your Region and other Regions.
  • Oklahoma Iris Society - Friday, March 3rd at 6:30pm: Guest Hybridizer Speaker, Lynda Miller: March Meeting and Potluck Saturday, March 4th, 9am-12pm:
  • Region 7 Winter Meeting at Camp Lake Benson ... March 3-4, 2023
  • March 8, 2023 Region 2 Members meet via zoom the second Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm ET. Some meetings are Board meetings, others are social gatherings where members share experiences, pictures and information. Source Upcoming Region 2 Meetings.
  • March 15th - Deadline for club affiliation forms to reach their RVP.
  • March 15 Postmarked Dallas, Texas AIS Convention early bird registration deadline.
  • AIS Webinars are usually held on the first Wednesday and/or the second Wednesday of the month beginning at 8:30 pm Eastern 5:30 pm Pacific. Details for upcoming webinars will be found on the News page of the AIS website. An invitation and details on registering for the webinar will be emailed the Friday before each webinar.
  • AIS Board Teleconferences are held the 4th Wednesday of the month at 8 pm Eastern 5 pm Pacific. Everyone invited! Details for the month's meeting will be found on the News page of the AIS website.
  • March 31st - Deadline for Ackerman Essay entries. Complete details.

April

  • April 1st - Deadline for club affiliation forms to reach Affiliates Chair from the RVPs.
  • First iris shows begin. See the list of approved 2023 shows by date for details (link coming).
  • The Spring Regional Meetings (link coming) continue. Check on your Region and other Regions.
  • Oklahoma Iris Society - Friday, April 7th at 6:30pm: "Iris Show 101" and "Designing with Irises" OIS April Meeting
  • April 12, 2023 Region 2 Members meet via zoom the second Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm ET. Some meetings are Board meetings, others are social gatherings where members share experiences, pictures and information. Source Upcoming Region 2 Meetings..
  • April 15th - Confirmation letters sent to affiliates from Affiliates Chair.
  • The AIS Convention may have a registration deadline this month.
  • AIS Webinars are usually held on the first Wednesday and/or the second Wednesday of the month beginning at 8:30 pm Eastern 5:30 pm Pacific. Details for upcoming webinars will be found on the News page of the AIS website. An invitation and details on registering for the webinar will be emailed the Friday before each webinar.
  • AIS Board Teleconferences are held the 4th Wednesday of the month at 8 pm Eastern 5 pm Pacific. Everyone invited! Details for the month's meeting will be found on the News page of the AIS website. Note if there is a Convention this month, the Board meeting will be held there instead.
  • Oklahoma Iris Society - make plans to join us for our 91st Annual Iris Festival, April 29-30th, 2023. We will have an Iris Show, Floral Designs, Photography Contest, educational workshops, and of course, an IRIS SALE!!!
  • Time to begin making your nominations for the honorary awards. Send them to the Honorary Awards Chair.

May

  • Iris shows continue. See the list of approved 2023 shows by date for details.
  • The Spring Regional Meetings continue (link coming). Check on your Region and other Regions.
  • AIS Webinars are usually held on the first Wednesday and/or the second Wednesday of the month beginning at 8:30 pm Eastern 5:30 pm Pacific. Details for upcoming webinars will be found on the News page of the AIS website. An invitation and details on registering for the webinar will be emailed the Friday before each webinar.
  • Oklahoma Iris Society - Friday, May 5th at 6:30pm: "Taking the Dive: Adventures at the 2023 AIS Convention" May Meeting.
  • May 10, 2023 Region 2 Members meet via zoom the second Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm ET. Some meetings are Board meetings, others are social gatherings where members share experiences, pictures and information. Source Upcoming Region 2 Meetings. Note: This meeting may be rescheduled due to being prime iris time.
  • Region 4 - Spring 2023 Shenandoah and Potomac Iris Society May 12-13 2023 Winchester Virginia
  • Region 7 - May 12-14, 2023 Blue Grass Iris Society, Lexington, KY includes Jody Nolin with In-Garden Judging
  • Region 14 - The 2023 Spring Regional will be held Friday-Sunday, May 12-14, 2023 in the Sierra foothills and will be hosted by the Yosemite Iris Society.
  • AIS Board Teleconferences are held the 4th Wednesday of the month at 8 pm Eastern 5 pm Pacific. Everyone invited! Details for the month's meeting will be found on the News page of the AIS website. Note if there is a Convention this month, the Board meeting will be held there instead.

June

  • Spring iris shows conclude. See the list of approved 2020 shows by date for details.
  • Region 6 June 2 - 3 - Region 6 Spring Meeting, Host: Tri-County Iris Society
  • The Spring Regional Meetings conclude. Check on your Region and other Regions.
  • AIS Webinars are usually held on the first Wednesday and/or the second Wednesday of the month beginning at 8:30 pm Eastern 5:30 pm Pacific. Details for upcoming webinars will be found on the News page of the AIS website. An invitation and details on registering for the webinar will be emailed the Friday before each webinar.
  • June 14, 2023 Region 2 Members meet via zoom the second Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm ET. Some meetings are Board meetings, others are social gatherings where members share experiences, pictures and information. Source Upcoming Region 2 Meetings. Note: This meeting may be rescheduled due to being prime iris time.
  • AIS Board Teleconferences are held the 4th Wednesday of the month at 8 pm Eastern 5 pm Pacific. Everyone invited! Details for the month's meeting will be found on the News page of the AIS website. Note if there is a Convention this month, the Board meeting will be held there instead.
  • June 30th - Deadline for Tall Bearded Iris Society members to vote for America's Choice Irises. Mail must be postmarked then or email received by then.
  • June 30th - Deadline for Tall Bearded Iris Society members to return Director ballots. Mail must be postmarked then or email received by then.

July

  • AIS Webinars are usually held on the first Wednesday and/or the second Wednesday of the month beginning at 8:30 pm Eastern 5:30 pm Pacific. Details for upcoming webinars will be found on the News page of the AIS website. An invitation and details on registering for the webinar will be emailed the Friday before each webinar.
  • July 12, 2023 Region 2 Members meet via zoom the second Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm ET. Some meetings are Board meetings, others are social gatherings where members share experiences, pictures and information. Source Upcoming Region 2 Meetings.
  • AIS Board Teleconferences are held the 4th Wednesday of the month at 8 pm Eastern 5 pm Pacific. Everyone invited! Details for the month's meeting will be found on the News page of the AIS website.
  • Mid-July - HIPS Plant Sale. Members only and you can join while ordering.
  • Mid-July - Aril Society Plant Sale. Members only and you can join while ordering.
  • July 31st - The current Judges Reporting year ends and a new one begins August 1st.

August

  • August 1st Deadline - Judges must vote or mail their votes for AIS Iris Awards
  • August 1st - Judges Activity Reports must be submitted. Note this may vary by Region.
  • August 1st - New Judges Reporting year begins.
  • August 1st - Deadline for entries in the AIS Photo Contest.
  • August 1st Your votes in the AIS Tall Bearded Symposium are due to your RVP.
  • August 9, 2023 Region 2 Members meet via zoom the second Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm ET. Some meetings are Board meetings, others are social gatherings where members share experiences, pictures and information. Source Upcoming Region 2 Meetings.
  • First Fall Regional Meetings are held. Check on your Region and other Regions.
  • ~ August 15th announcement of AIS Iris Award Winners in the members electronic newsletter News & Notes and on the AIS News page.
  • AIS Webinars are usually held on the first Wednesday and/or the second Wednesday of the month beginning at 8:30 pm Eastern 5:30 pm Pacific. Details for upcoming webinars will be found on the News page of the AIS website. An invitation and details on registering for the webinar will be emailed the Friday before each webinar.
  • AIS Board Teleconferences are held the 4th Wednesday of the month at 8 pm Eastern 5 pm Pacific. Everyone invited! Details for the month's meeting will be found on the News page of the AIS website.

September

  • September 1st - Deadline for sending seeds to the Aril Society Seed Exchange.
  • The Fall Regional Meetings continue. Check on your Region and other Regions.
  • September 13, 2023 Region 2 Members meet via zoom the second Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm ET. Some meetings are Board meetings, others are social gatherings where members share experiences, pictures and information. Source Upcoming Region 2 Meetings.
  • September 16 - Region 6 Fall Meeting, Fort Wayne area, Host: Tri-County Iris Society
  • AIS Webinars are usually held on the first Wednesday and/or the second Wednesday of the month beginning at 8:30 pm Eastern 5:30 pm Pacific. Details for upcoming webinars will be found on the News page of the AIS website. An invitation and details on registering for the webinar will be emailed the Friday before each webinar.
  • AIS Board Teleconferences are held the 4th Wednesday of the month at 8 pm Eastern 5 pm Pacific. Everyone invited! Details for the month's meeting will be found on the News page of the AIS website.
  • Region 7 Fall Meeting - September 30 - October 1, 2023 East Tennessee Iris Society Knoxville, TN speaker is Jim Hedgecock on spurias.

October

  • Fall (rebloomer) iris shows are held. See the list of approved shows by date for details.
  • Dwarf Iris Society Seed Sale begins in October and continues year-round. Members only and you can join as you order.
  • The Fall Regional Meetings continue. Check on your Region and other Regions.
  • Iris Society of Australia National Convention is October or November.
  • AIS Webinars are usually held on the first Wednesday and/or the second Wednesday of the month beginning at 8:30 pm Eastern 5:30 pm Pacific. Details for upcoming webinars will be found on the News page of the AIS website. An invitation and details on registering for the webinar will be emailed the Friday before each webinar.
  • October 11, 2023 Region 2 Members meet via zoom the second Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm ET. Some meetings are Board meetings, others are social gatherings where members share experiences, pictures and information. Source Upcoming Region 2 Meetings. Note: Hope to have an in-person Fall meeting, so this may be rescheduled.
  • October - Aril Society Seed Exchange. Members only and you can join while ordering.
  • AIS Board Teleconferences are held the 4th Wednesday of the month at 8 pm Eastern 5 pm Pacific. Everyone invited! Details for the month's meeting will be found on the News page of the AIS website.
  • New Zealand Iris Society Convention is October or November.

November

  • November 1st - SIGNA seed donations for the SIGNA Seed Exchange should be received by the Seed Exchange Chair.
  • The Fall Regional Meetings conclude. Check on your Region and other Regions.
  • AIS Webinars are usually held on the first Wednesday and/or the second Wednesday of the month beginning at 8:30 pm Eastern 5:30 pm Pacific. Details for upcoming webinars will be found on the News page of the AIS website. An invitation and details on registering for the webinar will be emailed the Friday before each webinar.
  • November 8, 2023 Region 2 Members meet via zoom the second Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm ET. Some meetings are Board meetings, others are social gatherings where members share experiences, pictures and information. Source Upcoming Region 2 Meetings.
  • AIS Board Teleconferences are normally held the 4th Wednesday of the month at 8 pm Eastern 5 pm Pacific. However, because of Thanksgiving, the November meeting may have a different date. Everyone is invited! Details for the month's meeting will be found on the News page of the AIS website. Every third year the November meeting is an in-person meeting. November 2024 will be in-person.
  • Honorary awards are chosen at the November Board meeting.

December

  • AIS Webinars are usually held on the first Wednesday and/or the second Wednesday of the month beginning at 8:30 pm Eastern 5:30 pm Pacific. Details for upcoming webinars will be found on the News page of the AIS website. An invitation and details on registering for the webinar will be emailed the Friday before each webinar.
  • AIS Board Teleconferences are held the 4th Wednesday of the month at 8 pm Eastern 5 pm Pacific. Everyone invited! Details for the month's meeting will be found on the News page of the AIS website. There may or may not be a December Teleconference.
  • December 31st - Deadline for nominations for the Clarke Cosgrove Memorial Award for Youth Achievement. <link to be added>

Sample for Testing

  • ENCIS Spring Meeting and Flower Arrangement Program 3/19/2023 2:00:00 PM 4:00:00 PM In-person 633 State Road 1997 Mebane North Carolina Educational program, Business meeting Eastern North Carolina Iris Society https://fb.me/e/3VIITqGNF Heather Haley, 707-315-0866, Heather.Haley@gmail.com
  • ENCIS Spring Meeting and Flower Arrangement Program 3/19/2023 2:00:00 PM 4:00:00 PM In-person 633 State Road 1997 Mebane North Carolina Educational program, Business meeting Eastern North Carolina Iris Society https://fb.me/e/3VIITqGNF Heather Haley, 707-315-0866, Heather.Haley@gmail.com
  • 1/9/2023 19:34:07 Heather.Haley@gmail.com ENCIS Spring Meeting and Flower Arrangement Program 3/19/2023 2:00:00 PM 4:00:00 PM In-person 633 State Road 1997 Mebane North Carolina Educational program, Business meeting Eastern North Carolina Iris Society https://fb.me/e/3VIITqGNF Heather Haley, 707-315-0866, Heather.Haley@gmail.com

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Topic revision: r20 - 27 Jan 2023, WayneMesser
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