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
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
Community College campus
A Millard Scout troop has volunteered to come help us weed the Iris Gardens at Mahoney State Park on Saturday, 24 August 2019 at 9 am. All members are encouraged to attend. Those unable to weed could still bring tools and assist in supervising the scouts. A cooler with water would also be helpful. I expect 10 to 15 Scouts ages 11 through 17 and a few parents. They have been asked to bring their own water, but a little extra could be helpful. I don't want to waste this youthful manpower and want to ensure we have enough tools for them.
Omaha is hosting the 2019 Region 21 Fall Conference on August 16th and Saturday, August 17th. Registration is $55 or $35 for Banquet only. If you need a hotel room, a block of rooms is reserved at Hampton Inn, 1401 S. 72nd Street, 402-933-5510, for $114/night. Rate guaranteed through 1 August.
Those wishing to attend, please respond to your mailing. If you are not on the mailing list and wish to attend, please email Linda Wilkie, LRWilkie@gmail.com or call her at 402-493-3808. A special treat is our guest speaker, award winning hybridizer, Paul Black on Saturday, August 17th. See Facebook or your e-mail for the Schedule.