Oklahoma Iris Society Events Monthly Meetings: All meetings are at the Will Rogers Exhibition Center at 3400 NW 36th, Oklahoma City, OK. All meetings are open to the public and visitors are enthusiastically welcomed. We have monthly meetings on the first Fridays in March through June, and September through December. We have four potluck gatherings before the meeting (March, June, Sept, December) which will start at 6:30pm. All other meetings will have light refreshments and start at 7pm. You can now get directions to find us via google maps, just type in Oklahoma Iris Society, and it will lead you to us!! COVID-19 Policy: Masks/face coverings are REQUIRED for all OIS Events in compliance with city, county, state, and federal guidelines.
Upcoming 2021 Events: Friday, March 5th at 6:30pm: March OIS meeting with program to be presented by our very own local Iris hybridizer Hugh Stout. There will be a meal provided by OIS. Roast Beef, mashed potatoes, steamed mixed vegetables, salad, rolls. Dessert: Jello/fruit/cool whip and Chocolate sheet cake. Saturday morning, OIS Judges Training March 6th 9am-12pm: Open to all Iris lovers. Hugh Stout will present a two hour training on tall bearded irises and Cynthia Wade will present a one hour Judges Training on Awards and Ballots. Sandwich Lunch provided. There will be a $10.00 fee at the door. Friday, April 2nd at 7pm: OIS April Meeting featuring guest speaker Christopher Hoffman from the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Gardens. April 22nd-24th Re Run in ’21 Median Iris Convention, in affiliation with AIS hosted by the Oklahoma Iris Society. Friday, May 7th at 7pm: OIS May Meeting. “Designing with Irises” by Nancy Kowalchyk, and “Preparing Iris for an Iris Show” by Cynthia Wade. We will also be setting up after the meeting for our actual Iris Show on the next day. Entries for the iris show can also be brought at this time. Saturday, May 8th,Annual Iris Show. Entries for the iris show must be brought to the exhibition hall between 8am and 10am. Judging will begin at 10:15am The Show will be Open to the Public from 1:00pm until 4pm. Saturday May 15th Festival in the Park Friday, June 4th at 6:30pm: June OIS Meeting. “The Best Irises for 2021”. Program presented by Michael Kowalchyk. Election of officers. Friday-Saturday, August 27-28th in Hot Springs, Arkansas: Annual AIS Region 22 Meeting. About Us
The Oklahoma Iris Society established in 1932, the Oklahoma Iris Society is a group of garden enthusiasts who foster the growth, appreciation and study of the genus iris. We accomplish this through monthly meetings, judges schools, shows, sales, tours and our stewardship of the Iris Gardens at Will Rogers Park in Oklahoma City. We celebrated our 85th anniversary in 2017.
The Oklahoma Iris Society usually meets in Oklahoma City at Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Center at 3400 NW 36th Street We are affiliated with the American Iris Society, Region 22.
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Will Roger's Garden Exhibition Center 3400 NW 36th, Oklahoma City, OK