The American Iris Society Region 4

CIS Awards

 ·      In 2020, Katharine Steele was awarded the first Carrie Winter Mentoring Award for her outstanding Leadership and Service in fostering and promoting iris.



·      Carrie Winter was presented the 2015 E. Roy Epperson Service Award for Region 4 of the AIS.  Carrie was a Master Gardener and served in numerous positions in Region 4 as well as President of the CIS for many years.

·      Petite Monet, Miniature Tall Bearded Iris, won the Williamson-White Medal in 1996.  The Williamson-White Medal is the highest award given by the AIS solely for Miniature Tall Bearded Iris.  Katharine Steele is the hybridizer.

      Best In Show Winners:


Betty O’Linger, 2019 BIS, TB Afternoon Delight

Ingrid Bray, 2018 BIS, TB Lezghinka

Ingrid Bray, 2017 BIS, Louisiana Iris Black Gamecock

Greg Schaffer, 2016 BIS, SDB Forever Blue