American Iris Society
Region 9 - Illinois
Upcoming Events  2019

*Illinois Region 9 of the American Iris Society Spring Fling
Saturday April 6, 2019
1505 Valle Vista  Pekin, IL
Tazewell County Farm Bureau Building
Beginning 10AM
 Meeting
11:15  Plant Auction    Potluck Lunch
Judges Training 1:15 with Bob Hollingworth
hybridizer and Dykes Medal winner
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January 20, 2019     Northern Illinois Iris Society
Meeting 1:30PM    3PM  Presention "AIS Awards 2010-2018
Westmont Public Library  428 Cass Ave, Westmont, IL
February 25, 2019     Mid Illinois Iris Society
Meeting 6:30  Downstairs
Caseyville Twsp Hall, 10001 Bunkum Rd, Fairview Heights, IL
March 17, 2019  Northern Illinois Iris Society
Meeting 1:30  Program 3:00pm
"It's Show Time" How to select, groom and enter irises in show
Led by Chuck Simon with round table discussion from experienced exhibitors
March 25, 2019     Mid Illinois Iris Society
Meeting  6:30  Downstairs
Caseyville Twsp Hall, 10001 Bunkum Rd, Fairview Heights, IL

 March 29, 2019     Sangamon Valley Iris Society
Meeting   7:00pm    Program: The Future of Tall Bearded Iris" by Bob Skaggs
March 30, 2019     Prairie Iris Society
Meeting 10:00AM  Coffee 9:30AM  Lunch at Noon, Program TBA after lunch
Los Zarapes  840 Eastwood Dr, Mahomet, IL
April 22, 2019     Mid Illinois Iris Society
Meeting  6:30  Downstairs
Caseyville Twsp Hall, 10001 Bunkum Rd, Fairview Heights, IL
April 23-27, 2019   American Iris Society National Convention
Marriott Hotel,  San Ramon, CA
May 11, 2019  Sangamon Valley Iris Society Iris Show
Washington Park Botanical Garden Exhibit Hall, 1740 W Fayette St, Springfield, Il
Hours:  12:00 to 4:00PM

May 25,2019   Prairie Iris Society Iris Show
Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana, IL  Center Court Eastside
Entries open at 8AM and close at 10:00AM   Judging begins 10:30AM
Exhibit open to public after judging completed, approx 11:30 to noon
May 26, 2019  Northern Illinois Iris Society  Iris Show
Iris Entry 7AM - 9:30AM
Public Viewing 11:30AM - 5:00PM
June 2, 2019  Garden Judge's TrainingNorthern Illinois Iris Society  
Elburn, IL  Potluck 11:30AM  Training 12:30 -2:30PM
July 14, 2019 Public Iris Sale  Northern Illinois Iris Society
Elmhurst Garden Walk & Faire, Elmhurst, IL  10AM - 4PM
July 27, 2019  Sangamon Valley Public Iris Sale
Washington Park
Botanical Garden, Exhibit Hall
1740 Fayette Ave, Springfield, IL  Sale from 1:00-4:00PM
August 3, 2019   Prairie Iris Society Public Iris Sale
Center Court East Side     Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana  8AM to Noon
August   TBA  Northern Iris Society
Summer Potluck and Plant Exchange

**August 9, 2019  Region 9 Get together & Judges Training
1:30 - 3PM  Washington Park Potanical Garden Exhibit Hall, Springfield, IL
Set up for the Public Iris Sale
5PM  Meet at Hampton Inn Southwest, 2300 Chuckwagon Drive, Spfd,IL
for dinner, drive to Golden Corral Buffet 1038 Lejune Dr, Springfield, IL
Back to Hampton Inn
Judges training 7:00 with Chuch Bunnell, hybridizer, winner of Dykes Medal

**August 10, 2019  Illinois Region 9   Public Iris Sale  
Washington Park Botanical Garden Exhibit Hall,   1740 W Fayette St, Springfield, IL
Accepting irises for sale beginning at 8AM

Begins 9AM to Noon
Bearded and beardless iris to purchase
August 10, 2019  Illinois Region 9 Fall Meeting
Washington Park Botanical Garden, Springfield, IL
Beginning with potluck lunch at noon, followed by business meeting

August 17, 2019  Mid Illinois Iris Society Public Iris Sale
Caseyville Township Hall  Sale from 8AM until Noon
Lunch for members at noon to 1PM
Club meeting and club auction to follow, out by 3:30PM

August 23, 2019     Sangamon Valley Iris Society
Meeting 7:00PM  Program: Club Auction
September 21, 2019  Prairie Iris Society  
Meeting 10:00AM  Coffee 9:30AM  Lunch at Noon, Program TBA after lunch
Los Zarapes  840 Eastwood Dr, Mahomet, IL
September 23, 2019  Mid Illinois Society
Meeting and club member beardless auction     6:30PM      Downstairs
Caseyville Twsp Hall, 10001 Bunkum Rd, Fairview Heights, IL

September 27, 2019     Sangamon Valley Iris Soiety
Meeting: 7:00PM     Program:  TBA
October    Date to be announced
Meeting 7:00PM     Program:  TBA
October 28    Mid Illinois Iris Society
Meeting       Downstairs
 
Caseyville Twsp Hall, 10001 Bunkum Rd, Fairview Heights, IL
November 17, 2019  Annual Banquet  Northern Il Iris Society
Tentative Program: "Space Age Irises: Past, Present, and Future"
Time:  TBA
December 7, 2019  Mid Illinois Iris Society
Christmas Party    Bingo      Upstairs    11AM-3:30PM
Caseyville Twsp Hall, 10001 Bunkum Rd, Fairview Heights, IL