2017 Fall Meeting
SPONSORED BY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA IRIS SOCIETY
HQ: Huntington Library, Art Collections, & Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino CA 91108
Saturday, October 14th
|7:30 am - 8:00 am||Registration - Botanical Center|
|8:00 am - 9:00 am||Region Board Meeting - Botanical Center, Ahmanson Rm|
|9:00 am - 10:00 am||Judges Training program by Robert Treadway on LA Irises (1 hour credit)|
|10:00 am - 11:00 am||Break - Continental Breakfast|
|11:00 am - 11:30 am||General Meeting and Election|
|11:30 am - 12:30 pm||Program by Robert Treadway on LA irises|
|12:30 pm - 1:30 pm||Raffle/Silent Auction|
|1:30 pm - 5:00 pm||Lunch (on your own) and time in the Gardens|
2018 Spring TrekThe 2018 Spring Trek will be hosted by the Sun County Iris Society on April 20-21.
General Trek Details
Region 15 hosts two region meetings per year; a Spring Trek and a Fall Trek. The Treks are hosted by our societies on a rotating basis. We try to arrange the Trek Wheel so that meetings are held in alternating states (AZ or CA) so that members are not forced to travel long distances every year.
The Fall Trek is usually a one day event with Executive Board and General Membership meetings, a judges training session, a luncheon and a guest speaker. This meeting is an information meeting attempting to provide our judges with the on going training they need and an informative speaker to give us insights into what is happening in the world of iris.
The Spring Trek is usually a 2 day meeting with garden tours to view seedlings and new introduction in the garden setting. This also whets our appetites for new iris that we "just have to have" in our own gardens and provides feedback to the hybridizers around the country. It also allows our judges the opportunity to see new iris and gives them a chance to evaluate the iris for possible awards. The Spring Trek gives our judges a chance to get 2 to 4 hours of training. The Spring Trek also makes everyone a judge in their own right by letting them vote for their favorite irises seen on the Trek and various awards are given to hybridizers at the Awards Banquet held on the last night of the event.