AIS Region 2 Annual Meeting

Join the Capital Hudson Iris Society (CHIS) and fellow AIS Region 2 members
at this year's AIS Region 2 Annual Meeting October 19 - 20, 2018 in Delmar, NY


Our special guest will be Bonnie Nichols, Chair of the Novelty Iris Society, a new section of
the American Iris Society, and owner of
Hillcrest Iris and Daylily Gardens in Mesquite, Texas.

Registration Fee: No registration fee - Deadline for registration is October 11, 2018.

Click here for a registration form. Form can be printed for mailing or downloaded for emailing. Details on the form.

IMPORTANT NOTE: One form per individual registrant, please.


Accommodation:Comfort Inn Glenmont - 37 US-9W, Glenmont, NY 12077.   
To reserve your room call: 518-465-8811.
If you book before September 21 and mention the 'American Iris Society Region 2' you will receive a reduced room rate of $109/night. Continential breakfast included. Free WiFi.


SCHEDULE  (click here for downloadable schedule)


FRIDAY – Delmar Presbyterian Church, 585 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY 12054

    4:00 – 5:30 pm        Registration – Community Room Corridor   

    4:00 – 7:30 pm        Silent Auction Setup – Community Room 

    5:00 – 6:00 pm        Audit by Affiliate Leaders


Dinner on your own. Consult Internet for nearby restaurants.


SATURDAY – Delmar Presbyterian Church, 585 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY 12054

   8:00 – 10:30 am         Registration – Community Room Corridor  

   8:00 –   9:30 am         Silent Auction Setup continues – Community Room 

   8:30 –   9:30 am         Judges Training: Bonnie Nichols, Pres., Novelty Iris Society

                                       Awards and Ballots (1 hour classroom credit) – Library/Lounge 

   9:30 – 10:30 am        Region 2 Board of Directors Meeting                                                

   9:30 am – 12:45 pm  Silent Auction Bidding – Community Room 

  10:30 – 12:15 pm       General Membership Meeting– Community Room

                                       Welcome, Business meeting, Awards presentations 

  12:15 – 12:45 pm        Pot Luck Luncheon courtesy of Capital Hudson Iris Society - Community Room

  12:45 – 2:00 pm         KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Bonnie Nichols, Pres., Novelty Iris Society

                                       “Novelty Irises: Looking Forward, Looking Back”

    2:00 – 2:30 pm          Silent Auction payment and pickup 

    2:30 – 4:30 pm          Judges Training: Bonnie Nichols, President, Novelty Iris Society 

    Judging Novelty Irises (2 hours classroom credit) – Community Room


Silent Auction:  Joane Maier, CHIS vice-chair, is this year's Silent Auction coordinator. Please contact her with details of your club's contributions. Email at or call her at 518-449-3758. She is also happy to answer your questions and/or address any concerns.