The Greater Kansas City Iris Society

GKCIS Calendar of Events 2017

Unless otherwise specified, all regular meetings are held at the

Trailside Center, 99th & Holmes, Kansas City, MO.

Setup and socializing: 6:30 PM. Meeting: 7 – 9 PM.


March 13th – Monday, Regular Meeting 

Program: The Iris of Keith Keppel

April 10th – Monday, Regular Meeting

Program: Hybridizing 101 with Jerry Hoke

May 7th – Sunday, Garden Party at Debbie and Scott’s 2 to 4

One hour in Garden Judges Training on Identifying stalks to cut for show and Grooming 101.


May 13th – Saturday, Spring Iris Show, Set up 8-10, Judging 10-Noon  

Open to public: Noon - 4 PM  Trailside Center


May 19th & 20th Region 18 Spring Meeting in Columbia, MO

May 23rd – 27thAIS National Convention Des Moines, IA


June 12th – Monday, Regular Meeting,

Program: Spuria Iris by Jim Hedgecock of Comanche Acres Iris Garden


August 5th – Saturday, Picnic & Member Auction, Setup at 4pm, Socializing 5pm to 6pm followed by dinner and the bearded auction, Hosted by Shelley and Ed Clements


August 19th – Saturday, Public Plant Sale, Trailside Center

September 11th – Monday, Regular Meeting, Beardless Auction and choose Nominating Committee

October 6th October 7th  – Region 18 Fall Meeting


October 9th Monday, Regular Meeting

Program: The Family Iridaceae with Dr. James Waddick


November 3rd4th  AIS Board Meeting Dallas, TX


November 13th – Monday, Regular Meeting. Election of Officers.

Program:  Photos from the AIS Convention in Des Moines, IA

December 10th – Sunday, Holiday Pot Luck Set up 12:30 Meal at 1:00



Spices Cross ‘Limbo’ photo by Jim Murrain