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AIS Region 18 Fall Regional 
October 5 and 6, 2018 
Meeting to be Held at: Remington Nature Center 
1502 McArthur Drive, St. Joseph, MO 64506 PH: (816) 271-5499
Hosted by 
The Greater Kansas City Iris Society 
Judges’ Training by 
Robert Pries 
Meeting to Be Held at: 
Audi Shawnee Mission,  6601 E Frontage Rd,  Merriam, Kansas 
    We are pleased to announce the return of Bob Pries to Region 18 as our guest judges’ trainer. The Winter 2019 issue of IRISES, page 19, announced Bob as the recipient of the AIS Gold Medal for 2018; a well deserved honor for his outstanding service. If you have visited the Iris Wiki, you have benefitted from his steadfast determination to have an online repository for iris information. Among his many accomplishments Bob served as president of SIGNA and will be discussing species irises. 
    We are fortunate to have a brand new dealership, Audi Shawnee Mission, as our location for this event. Registration will begin Friday at 5PM with a program starting at 7PM. The Board will meet at 8. 
    On Saturday we will reconvene at 8:30 am with judges’ training beginning at 9:00 am. This will be a two-hour training on species iris followed by the Region 18 general meeting, lunch and a plant auction with selections of Siberians and Pseudatas from Draycott Gardens and Siberians and Species plants from Joe Pye Weed. A silent auction benefitting Region 18 will also be on the agenda 
    For your convenience, below are some hotels located just north of the dealership. We look forward to having you join us for this event. 
Drury Inn & Suites 
9009 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Merriam, KS (913) 236-9200 
Extended Stay America 
6451 Frontage Rd, Mission, KS 66202 (800) 804-3724 
Quality Inn 
6401 East Frontage Road, Merriam, KS 66202 (913) 262-2622