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The American Iris Society (AIS) now functions within Canada under four AIS Regions. Previously the AIS had just one region covering all of Canada, AIS region 16. The Canadian Iris Society (CIS) provides this area on the website in accordance with its Mission Statement: The Canadian Iris Society (CIS) is a non-profit organization with the objective to encourage, improve and extend the cultivation of the genus iris and to collaborate with other societies for this purpose. AIS information may be posted here as it is available or provided.
The AIS designates a Region Vice President (RVP) for each area; the current RVP information for each of the regions may be found on the listing at the AIS website. A comprehensive information booklet on the RVP requirements and duties is also available at the AIS website: www.irises.org
Effective as of November 6 2010 the various AIS Regions are aligned within Canada are as follows:
REGION 1: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Newfoundland/Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island
Current details of the various RVPs and affiliated local iris clubs/societies of the various AIS Regions are available on the AIS website: www.irises.org
AIS/Canada Judges for 2015 (February 2012)
The updated 2015 AIS Judges listing is now available.
Download: Approved AIS Judges List for 2015 (Adobe PDF file)
AIS Judges training classes provide an opportunity for judges and those interested in irises to learn more about them and how to evaluate them based on the guidelines set out by the AIS Handbook for Judges and Show Officials. AIS Judges training is made available throughout each year at the affiliate, regional and national levels of the American Iris Society (AIS).
2015 Convention (February 2015)
The AIS 2015 Convention is coming up. Everyone is now looking forward to the next AIS Convention in Oregon. The details including a registration form are conveniently provided on the AIS website for you to make your plans well ahead of time.
Follow the direct links provided below for
all the important details of the 2015 event.
Interested in becoming an AIS Judge?
It is strongly advised to obtain the Handbook for Judges and Show Officials available from the AIS. It's an outstanding publication and readily obtained for $15 USD. Go to the AIS Storefront on the AIS website to purchase the handbook. It doesn’t have a lot of pictures, but it does explain in detail all the functions, regulations and responsibilities of AIS iris judges.
The AIS Handbook doesn’t really describe
how to become a student… because it is so simple. Just attend the
classroom sessions for credit. Sign the attendance sheets. Write the
test. You are a student!
1. You can be a student judge and not be a
member of the AIS, but you cannot move up the ranks. If you take the
classroom training, you will certainly become more knowledgeable about
irises, but that’s all.
In other words, you must be a member of the American Iris Society for
three years before you are eligible to become an apprentice. Remember,
you will be an important official of the AIS, therefore you really have
to be a member too.
TO BECOME AN ACCREDITED GARDEN/EXHIBITION JUDGE:
1. Attend the classroom judging schools.
Yes, once again; a minimum of 2 hours of classroom training are
required, including tests, one of which must be 'Awards and Ballots'.
You guessed it, that session lasts two hours, including the test.
TO REMAIN A GARDEN/EXHIBITION JUDGE:
1. REMAIN AN AIS MEMBER!