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Re: AIS membership


You don't have a problem with me on the value of AIS.  Your list is very
detailed; added to what I said there should'n be any negative comments about

See you in St. Louis.

James P. Reilly
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <GormleyGreenery@aol.com>
To: <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, January 28, 2005 9:20 AM
Subject: Re: [iris] AIS membership

> In a message dated 1/28/2005 10:05:59 AM Central Standard Time,
> jpreilly@zianet.com writes:
> I;m somewhat surprised at the number of comments about AIS not doing
> for their members.  For $20/year you get four Bulletins, slide rental, and
> bookstore.  Our local Iris Club has a Iris Show and Iris Sale each year
> AIS pays for the insurance.  Our Region has a conference each September
> in
> the Spring has a Judges Training Session.The nationals held each year are
> cheap compared to the professional conferences that I attend.  Perhaps the
> proper comment should be not what AIS can do for me, but what can I do for
> AIS..
> Jim Reilly
> Thanks Jim for your comments!  There was an article in the AIS Bulletin
> January 2004, pg 34 (mine by the way) that lists the benefits of being an
> Affiliate member-
> It is important that our club activities include educational,
> inspiring and socially satisfying activities for both AIS and non-AIS
> members.
> What AIS does for the Regions and Affiliates b (not necessarily in order
> importance)
>  a.  International Registry for all rhizomatous irises.
>  b.  Sets Judges Training standards and credentials to ensure quality
> in all Regions.
>  c.  Established a National Awards system for all rhizomatous irises.
> d.  Each affiliated society receives a free copy of the AIS Bulletin.
> Therefore, each Affiliated Society has the opportunity to cast one vote
> the
> Symposium on behalf of the affiliated society.  This gives an excellent
> program
> opportunity for the affiliated society to have a bPopularity Poll Partyb
> and
> cast a ballot agreed to by all affiliate members.
> e. Each affiliated society receives one set of Free Adult medals and free
> Youth medals for each accredited show sponsored by that Affiliate.
>  f.  Each affiliated society receives one free set of AIS slides per year.
>  g.  AIS liability insurance extends to Affiliatebs show venues, meetings
> and
> garden tours.
>  h.  Affiliates can apply for subordinate society status under AIS which
> grants tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status under the IRS Code.  Members of a
> society may deduct contributions (rhizomes, etc.) to society auctions IF
> member itemizes deductions.
>  i.  Affiliate Contest prizes to recognize outstanding efforts of
> Affiliates.
>  j.  American Iris Society Web Page b www.irises.org  - with links to
> other Iris sites.
>  k.  Youth Programs b National and Regional with awards, contests and
> newsletters.
>  l.  Information on publications available through the AIS Storefront of
> great interest to iris gardeners, some of which are not available through
> regular
> commercial sources.
>  m.  Provides special discounts to affiliates on some publications.
> Many of the above items enhance the ability of a local organization or
> affiliate to easily take care of the bAdministrativeb chores and get to
> the REAL
> important items:  fun with the educational and social activities.
> There are many "hobby" organizations that do many things for their members
> (and I belong to some of them too!) but the bottom line is - it ought to
> fun!
>  Rita Gormley
> AIS Region 18 RVP and other stuff
> Cedar Hill, MO
> AIS Region 18, Zone 5
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