Photo by Judy Nelson Used with permission
The American Iris Society Region 4




Congratulations to BIS treasurer, John Iwanski of Hebron, MD, who is a local recipient of the nationally-recognized Jefferson Awards!

 In addition to his involvement in a stamp club, horticulture society, Boy Scouts and Bayshore Iris Society, John volunteers at American Legion Wicomico Post 64 in Salisbury, where on an almost daily basis he provides a variety of services to local veterans.



Congratulations go to Pat McNeal for winning the AIS Membership Campaign Contest for the second year in a row; she received her choice of two, new, 2015 introductions as her prize!  She also won runner-up in the Close-up of an Iris Category of the 2015 AIS Photo Contest with her photo of “Social Graces,” and two Honorable Mentions with photos titled “Judges Begin Their Task” and “Gull’s Wing at Day’s End.”   For her Runner-up photo entry, she received a 2014 introduction, “Commanding Presence,” by world-renowned hybridizer Paul Black.


(Photos © Pat McNeal)