Region 17 Youth Advocate
Garden Judge

 PO Box 113
Rio Vista  TX  76093-0113

My husband Ricky and I became interested in irises around 2005 when shopping at the mall in Cleburne. Johnson County Iris & Daylily Society were having their iris show in the mall. The club members were so friendly and the irises so beautiful, I attended the next meeting and joined the Society. I have been hooked ever since. I have also been an AIS member since 2005 and I am a Garden  Judge. I have served JCI&DS as Hospitality Chair three years, Show Chair for two years, and  the 1st Vice President and Program’s chair. I was Show Chair for our Society’s very first Daylily Show in 2013. While Show Chair, I instituted a Photography Division in our shows as well as added a Youth Division. It is fun to see the kids’ faces when they win ribbons.  They get so excited when they win ribbons for their irises. Three of my grandchildren are members of JCI&DS as well as AIS, and each of them have their very own iris garden. They have won overall Reserve Queen of Show the past two years. I am also a member of the Iris society of Dallas where I am serving as Program chair.  I look forward to serving as Region 17 Youth Liaison and will do my best to keep all the Region 17 youth members informed of important dates and deadlines for entering the AIS Youth contests.