Friday, October 14, 2011

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AIS Electronic Membership

We're happy to let you know that The American Iris Society (AIS) just announced a new membership service - Electronic Membership.

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E-membership is separate from the normal AIS membership. E-members do not receive printed copies of IRISES, the AIS Bulletin. Instead, they have access to IRISES online using an easy to use viewer. E-members also have access to online viewing of The Basic Iris Culture booklet and automatic access to, the online iris registration database. Additional services may be made available in the future.

To view a sampling of the contents pages of The Basic Iris Culture booklet please click here. 

The AIS Registrar is the world wide registration authority for cultivated non-bulbous irises. The governing standard is the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants (ICNCP or Cultivated Plant Code) as adopted by the International Union of Biological Sciences International Commission for the Nomenclature of Cultivated Plants. With access to the registration database via you will be able to check registration and introduction information of irises online -- lots of details that you won't to miss. More information on Registration and Introductions here.

Click on Join E-membership to become an E-member online.

The good news is that no matter where you are in the world, you can now read our quarterly publication online as soon as it's ready and enjoy all of the fantastic information on hybridizers' latest introductions, garden trends, news from the society, book reviews, convention updates, and much more as if you were receiving the Bulletin itself. Don't miss the next issue.
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  1. Does it cost the same to be an e-member? If you are already a member, can you switch over, and will it save the society money in printing costs?

  2. No, it's cheaper to be an e-member. You can have both memberships or switch over when your regular membership expires. Yes, it's much cheaper for the society. You can also contact the membership chair and have them change you to the new e-membership if you'd like.