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AIS Region 7 Meetings

Historically members of Region 7 gather three times annually -- winter, spring, and fall.   

  • The winter meeting is generally a non-business potluck.
  • Judges training (exhibition and garden) is a major focus of the spring meeting.
  • Awards ceremonies and rhizome auction of newer varieties are highlights of the fall meeting.

COVID-19 restrictions started in late February 2020 and four meetings have been cancelled.  Given planned vaccination timelines, Region 7 is planning to resume gathering with the Fall 2021 meeting.  The Greeneville Iris Society had planned on hosting spring 2020, moved to 2021, moved again to 2022.  As future meeting dates and locations becomes available, it will be posted below,

Year Winter Spring Fall
2022 TBD Greeneville Iris Society
TBD
TBD
2021 Cancelled (Covid-19) Cancelled (Covid-19) WTIS
Barren River SP KY 
Scott Hall
Sep. 18-19
2020 Henry Horton
Barb and Chuck Bunnell
Feb 22-23
Cancelled (Covid-19) Cancelled (Covid-19)
2019 Henry Horton
Anita Moran
Feb 23-24
Dwarf Iris
JAIS -- Jackson
May 3-4
Barren River Lake State Park
Jim and Jean Morris
Oct 25-27
Ethics, Awards and Ballots
2018 Henry Horton
Jim Wilson
Feb 24-25
Species, Species-X
MTIS -- Nashville
Debbie and Earnie Royal
April 27-29
TBs, Garden
LAIS
Barren River ST, KY
Bob Strohman / Sue Barnes
September 28-30
Bulbous irises
2017 Henry Horton
Hugh Stout
Feb 25-28
BGIS -- Lexington
Jody Nolin
May 12-14
Garden / Judging
JAIS
Barren River SP, KY
Dell Perry
Sep. 23-24
2016 Henry Horton
Steve Poole
Feb 27-28
Stalks / seeds
MSIA -- Murfreesboro
Chuck Winters
TB
WTIS
Germantown
Robert Hollingsworth
Oct 8-9
Siberians
2015 Henry Horton
Lorene Crone
Feb 28-Mar 1
Awwards / Ballots
Iris City -- Dixon
Larry and Linda Browning
May 2-3
MTIS 
Montgomery Bell SP
Bonnie Nichols
Oct 3-4
Novelties
2014 Henry Horton
Judy Keisling
Feb 22-23
LAIS - Louisville
Jody Nolin
May 10-11
Seedlings
TSIS -- Paris Landing SP
Carolyn Hawkins
Sep 13-14
Design / ethics
2013 Henry Horton
Jim Wilson
Feb 23-24
Exhibition
JAIS -- Jackson
Dana Brown
Apr 27-28
Seedlings
BGIS -- Lexington
Sue Ann Barnes
Sep 21-22
Culture
2012 Henry Horton
Jim Wilson
Lorene Crone
Feb 25-26
Awards / Ballots
WTIS -- Germantown
Eric Tankersley-Clark
April 21-22
TB's
TSIS -- Lebanon
Steve Poole
Oct 27-28
LA's


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