2017 Silent Auction Request

One of the features of the AIS Conventions is the Silent Auction.  Nick Stewart and Debbie Strauss are already planning for this year’s event.  The Fall 2016 Irises Bulletin has their request for donations on page 16.  You can see the request silent auction 2017 (PDF) online as well.  Please consider donating items and hybridizers please consider donating irises to this super AIS fundraiser.

Debbie Strauss adds this note: Hey all you local societies, have you started collecting items from your area to give to your RVP for your Region’s Raisin’ Region basket for the Iowa AIS National Convention? The silent auction really needs and appreciates your participation and so do our shoppers. Contact your RVP about where to send your donations! Thank you.

You can reach Debbie at debbie@loveirises.com with questions or to let her know about your planned donations.

Registration and Schedule Pages

Two pages to help you plan your Convention experience are the Registration page and the Schedule page.  Both can be found just below the Rhythm of the Prairie logo above.  They are just what they sound like.  Information for registering for the Convention, reserving rooms, and for the Geek Dinner reservations is on the Registration page.  The Schedule page has the latest schedule for the Convention and is where to check for updated schedules.  We will have the dates the latest schedule was posted so you know if there have been changes; right now you can see the schedule as of December 1st.

Welcome – Follow Us to Des Moines in 2017

Region 21 of the American Iris Society is hosting the 2017 AIS Convention in Des Moines, Iowa. We hope you will follow us on this website (blog) to learn about how we get to 2017 and then come to the Convention!  Mark your calendars for May 22-26, 2017.  Update:  The dates are now May 23-27, 2017.

One of our experiments for the Convention is this type of website.  By showing what is happening as we prepare, hopefully it will help you think about hosting a future Convention as well.  It may give you some ideas what to expect, what you might do, and possibly what not to do.  Let us know what would be helpful for you to find here.  You can leave comments on any posting or use our email addresses.  You are welcome to contact wrmesser@gmail.com for website or other questions as well.

The AIS Conventions page lists our Co-Chairs contact information.

AIS 2017 Convention May 22-26 Des Moines, Iowa
2017 Convention Chair: Kelly Norris
1101 25th St. Apt. 9, Des Moines, IA 50311
phone: (515) 323-6299 | e-mail: kellydn@frontiernet.net

2017 Convention Co-Chair: Gary White
701 Old Cheney Road, Lincoln, NE 68512
phone: (402) 421-6394 | e-mail: in2iris@yahoo.com