The Greater Omaha Iris Society 
Founded in 1950, GOIS is a group of iris enthusiasts in the greater
Omaha, Nebraska area who get together to learn and discuss all 
aspects of growing irises.  We welcome guests and new members.  
Anyone can attend as a guest without being a member.  
Contact:   Linda Wilkie at 402-493-3808
            or Phyllis Randall 712-520-7754

2019 Officers

    Linda Wilkie, President
    Nitza Fairlie, Vice President           
    Lou Sobczyk, Treasurer
    Donna Sobczyk, Secretary
    Gary White, Co-Curator of Collections



Sass Memorial Iris Garden

Built and maintained by members of Greater Omaha Iris Society in the 
1970's to showcase historic iris in a beautiful garden setting.  This garden is 
devoted to the pioneering iris hybridizing work done by Hans, Jacob, 
and Henry Sass.  The garden includes modern  reblooming 
irises, as well as varieties which have won the American Iris 
Society Dykes Medal or the Hans and Jacob Sass Medal.

Please see separate 'Sass Iris Garden page' on this web site 
for additional information.







Note! NEW Location for most meetings -- 
at South Omaha Public Library, 
2808 Q Street, Omaha, Nebraska
on Metro 
Community College campus



  • Monday, July 22nd, 6p.m. is our GOIS Iris Cleaning Party at the Wilkies.  We will be cleaning the Iris for our annual sale. Please bring scissors and a permanent marker to write names on the Iris.  Contact Linda if you plan on attending.

We at the GOIS will be hosting the Region 21 Fall Conference on Saturday, August 17, 2019 in Omaha.  More details to follow...
You can also find us on Facebook at either of the following pages:                                              
1) Greater Omaha Iris Society https://www.facebook.com/GreaterOmahaIrisSociety/?epa=SEARCH_BOX                                                                                                                       
2) Greater Omaha Iris Society Events Group (our newest page for LOCAL members)  ​https://www.facebook.com/groups/1982994778433085/                                                               
Learn much more about iris and other plants by logging onto the following additional web         sites:  







Bride's Halo
Tall Bearded Iris









Chocolate
Cream
Tall Bearded Iris







Immortality
Tall Bearded Iris, reblooming







Scorpio 
Star
Tall Bearded Iris






Cornhusker
Tall Bearded
Iris









Jesse's Song
Tall Bearded
Iris







Anaconda 
Love
Border Bearded Iris







Spiced 
Tiger
Tall Bearded Iris








Sea Master
Tall Bearded Iris








Vanity
Tall Bearded Iris









Countess
Zeppelin
Spuria Iris








Voo Doo Magic
Louisiana Iris







Berlin Ruffles
Siberian Iris
Photo courtesy of Ensata Gardens






Crowning 
Moment
Japanese Iris
Photo courtesy of
Ensata Gardens
Abelard    Intermediate Bearded Iris


This page was last updated: July 19, 2019
Linda Wilkie, GOIS President
at the Sass Gardens     May, 2009
Dykes Medal winners at the Sass Gardens                     May, 2009
Moon Dazzle 
Japanese Iris
Photo courtesy of Ensata Gardens

​Read a tribute to the out-going NATIONAL AIS President from right here in Nebraska (or come out to an event to learn from him in person)
https://aisregion21.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/r21-bulletin150.pdf



For information about AIS Region 21, go to:
 https://www.irises.org/Resources/Regional_Websites.html
or
https://aisregion21.org/newsletters/
How can I join the Greater Omaha Iris Society?

See form below
HOW DO I JOIN THE GREATER OMAHA IRIS SOCIETY?

It’s simple………..mail the following information below (on a separate piece of paper) and send it with a check for dues to:
 Lou Sobczyk, Treasurer
Greater Omaha Iris Society
6406 South 105th Circle
Omaha, Nebraska 68127

NAME___________________________________________________________________

ADDRESS_________________________________________________________________
CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE __________________________________________________________________________

PHONE NUMBER ____________________________________________________________________
EMAIL: ____________________________________________________________________________
BIRTHDAY __________________________________________________________________________

DUES SCHEDULE: Are you a member of the American Iris Society?
Yes ...you get a  discount on our membership dues!
      Individual  $10.00 (not an AIS member)   Individual (is an AIS member)  $3.00
      Couple/Family  $15.00 (not an AIS member)  Couple/Family (is an AIS member) $5.00

You’ll find a schedule of our meetings above.  Most Meetings are held at the South Omaha Public Library,  2808 Q Street ; Omaha, Nebraska 

If you have any questions about joining The Greater Omaha Iris Society, please call any of our officers listed above.

We welcome anyone who has an interest in iris!

RHIZOME SALE, Friday, July 26, 2019
Location:  St. Andrews Episcopal Church
ARRIVE EARLY FOR BEST SELECTION!!

Members will be on hand to answer questions about growing iris
All table iris priced @ $4.00 each - what a bargain.
See "Buy Iris" page on this web site for coupon for 1 free iris!!!


SEE BELOW for 2019 EVENTS

CHECK BACK FREQUENTLY AS NEW EVENTS ARE ADDED MONTHLY.

 
Next Meeting Monday, July 22, 2019, 6pm  
SEE Below for details

     Lauritzen Gardens   https://www.LauritzenGardens.org