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2015 Membership Information (updated February 22, 2015)

In this section you will find:
membership information
CIS membership form
CIS group affiliation form
Q and A of frequently asked membership questions

Yes, we would like you to become a CIS member! We welcome you.
Please view our CIS Invitation to Join message/flyer: click here for the item: CIS Invitation to Join
This is available as a download to print and make available at garden shows, plant sales, horticultural club meetings and any other event which may have people in attendance that would be interested to join the CIS. (print and distribute as required)

Membership Information

Memberships and fees are as follows:
Annual (1 year) $20.00 | Triennial (3 years) $50.00 |  

Please remit payment (cheque/check or money order) payable to: Canadian Iris Society
If you have a Canadian mailing address: payment in Canadian funds.
If you have a USA mailing address: payment in US funds. (this offsets the extra postage costs to mail to USA) 

Print the Membership Form (see below), complete the information and mail to:
Membership Chairman-Canadian Iris Society
Chris Hollinshead, 3070 Windwood Drive, Mississauga, ON L5N 2K3
phone: 905-567-8545 | email: cdniris@gmail.com | website: www.cdn-iris.ca

Notes:*ALL membership forms and payment, new or renewal, must be sent directly to the CIS Membership Chairman for proper processing/recording of your membership.

Life memberships are no longer offered. Current existing Life memberships are honored but the CIS Life membership purchase option has been discontinued.


CIS Membership Form

For a viewable/printable form please click here: CIS 2015 Membership Form

Print the membership form, complete and mail with payment to the CIS Membership Chairman. You will then be enrolled as a new or renewing CIS member!  The CIS Newsletter (published quarterly) and the CIS website resource are just two benefits supported by your membership. Thank you for supporting the Canadian Iris Society.

*This is an Adobe Acrobat PDF type file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print this file.
Adobe Acrobat Reader is free software for viewing and printing Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files on all major hardware and operating system platforms. If you need to get the Adobe Acrobat Reader program use this link.
 Click here to get Adobe Acrobat.


CIS Group Affiliation Application Form

For a viewable/printable form please click here: CIS 2015 Group Affiliation Form

We encourage the formation of CIS affiliated local iris clubs and groups and actively support creation of these groups. Get some iris gardening friends together, name your club and join the CIS. Create your own local iris sales, shows and other iris events. Have fun!

The CIS encourages affiliated local iris clubs and groups across Canada. The new CIS Constitution makes it easier than ever to affiliate a group to the CIS: These local clubs/societies/regions function as self-organizing stand alone entities all having a common bond of being affiliated with the CIS (i.e. their members are/would become CIS members). They create their own local iris sales, shows and other iris events. Each of these clubs/societies/regions conduct their own activities, responsible only to themselves and as successful as their own initiatives.

Scheduled events can be published in the CIS Newsletter and also on the CIS website. This way the local group receives some extra publicity and perhaps linking up new people from that local area that may wish to join the group.

*This is an Adobe Acrobat PDF type file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print this file.
Adobe Acrobat Reader is free software for viewing and printing Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files on all major hardware and operating system platforms. If you need to get the Adobe Acrobat Reader program use this link.
 Click here to get Adobe Acrobat.


Q and A of frequently asked membership questions

Q: I mailed in my membership and still have not yet received a copy of the quarterly CIS Newsletter. When will I get one?
A: You will get a newsletter on the next mailing following your membership activation. If you just missed one it may be a while as the CIS Newsletter is only published each quarter; four issues per year; dated Winter|Spring|Summer|Autumn. Your membership will run from that first issue you receive until the term of your CIS membership is completed. (1 year|3years). The membership form provides an option for receiving the CIS Newsletter via postal mail or e-mail. Please be sure we have a current e-mail address if you wish that option. Invalid/rejected e-mail addresses will be reverted to postal mail until otherwise notified. Likewise if at any time you wish to change from postal mail to e-mail just let us know. Contact the CIS Membership Chairman via e-mail cdniris@gmail.com

Q: How do I know the status of my CIS membership?
A: You may inquire anytime with the CIS Membership Chairman. Also your membership term is shown on the postal mailing label of your CIS newsletter. This will show you your membership term/expiry date. See below for some examples of the wording that may appear on your label each and every mailing. You will see something similar to the following;
CIS: Life Member (this example would indicate that you are a life member with CIS)
CIS: July 2006-July 2009 (this example would indicate that your current membership is a three year membership started July 2006 and expires July 2009 )
This label information should help everyone be better informed of their CIS membership status on a current and regular ongoing basis. Obviously if you receive the CIS Newsletter via the e-mail option you won't get this info each time but please feel free to inquire on your CIS membership term status at any time. Contact the CIS Membership Chairman via e-mail cdniris@gmail.com

Q: My membership is almost expired or expired. When should I renew?
A: Your subscription/membership expires on the date indicated on the mailing label of the envelope that your newsletter arrived in. Please take a moment to check if your membership is expired or just about to expire. Please send your renewal to the CIS Membership Chairman right away so that you do not miss any of the news of your favorite flower…and we do thank you for your support of the iris society. Early renewals are appreciated.

Q: My issue of the CIS Newsletter did not arrive... what happened?
A: A number of things could have happened.
Your membership may have inadvertently lapsed. Perhaps you moved and we do not know your new address.
If you receive the CIS Newsletter via e-mail perhaps you have a new e-mail address and we do not know it. Your mail program could have incorrectly deleted the message containing the Newsletter without you knowing about it. Perhaps yours or another internet service deleted the message in transit prior to delivery.
Regardless, just get in touch with us and we will work it out for you.

Please note that we will no longer continue to mail CIS Newsletters to expired memberships.