Region 14 American Iris Society—Judges’ Training

Information on Judges’ Training

American Iris Society members residing in Region 14 who wish to participate in the Judges’ Training Program as a Candidate for Judgeship should contact or phone 707-799-1422 or

Complete and return the application for Judgeship Candidacy below to the Judges’ Training Chair. Printed guidelines and the requirements to become an AIS accredited judge will be provided to the candidate by the Judges’ Training Chair.

All training will be counted from August 1 to July 31. That is, 2014–15 credit will begin August 1, 2014 and be completed by July 31, 2015. If a candidate is inactive for three years, a new application will be required to begin the program again.


Application for Judge Candidate

Guidelines for Training and Accreditation of Judges

Instructor’s Report on Individual Training

Judges’ Activity Report

Judges’ Training Record

Region 14 Judges Roster 2016–2017

Judges Training 2016–2017 Calendar

Judges Training schedules will be added when known.

  • Saturday, January 21, 2017
    Sydney B Mitchell Iris Society
    In conjunction with annual potluck
    Doors open at 11:00 A.M., lunch at noon
    Bring a dish to share, your own table service and service spoon
    Training at 1:30 to 3:30 P.M. 2 hour credit
    AIS Awards and Ballots
    Given by John Jones
    Lake Merritt Garden Center
    666 Bellevue Ave, $5 entry fee
    Oakland, CA
    Contact Jean Richter 510 864-7962 regarding food and driving directions
    Contact or call 707 799-1422
  • Saturday, April 1, 2017, 1:00 pm
    2 hours garden credit, Medians
    Given by Riley Probst
    Snacks and drinks provided
    Hoover garden
    45812 Old Corral Rd
    Coarsegold, CA 93614
    Contact or call 559 658-7632
  • Monday, April 4, 2017, 6:30 pm
    1 hour classroom credit, Exhibition Judging
    Given by Dorlene Waite
    Nevada Garden Club Building
    800 Twin Lakes Drive
    Las Vegas, NV
    Contact or call 702 876-1525
  • Monday, April 10, 2017, 7:00 pm
    1 hour classroom credit, What Judges Look for at the Show
    Given by Jim Begley and Ross BeVier
    Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center
    2050 Yulupa Ave
    Santa Rosa, CA
    Contact or call 707 537-6825
  • Saturday, April 15, 2017, 2:30 pm
    2 hours garden credit, Tall Bearded in the Garden
    Given by Dorlene Waite
    Meagher garden
    4624 Tennessee Walker Ave
    North Las Vegas, NV 89031
    Contact or call 702 876-1525
  • Saturday, April 22, 2017, 3:30–5:00 pm
    at 2017 Region 14 Spring Meeting
    1.5 hours classroom credit, What are the Rules
    Given by Dell Perry, Plano, TX
    Crowne Plaza Hotel
    5231 Date Avenue
    Sacramento, CA
    Contact or call 530 477-2811
  • Saturday, April 23, 2017, 9:00–10:30 am
    at 2017 Region 14 Spring Meeting
    1.5 hours garden credit, Bearded Irises
    Given by Dell Perry, Plano, TX
    Horton Iris Garden
    7440 King Rd
    Loomis, CA
    Contact or call 530 477-2811
  • Saturday, May 20, 2016, starts at noon
    Open garden for 1:1 tutoring of candidates (students) and apprentices
    All active judges, candidates, and apprentices welcome
    Mariposa Iris Garden
    6147 Smither Rd.
    Mariposas, CA 95338
    Contact or call 209 966-3496