These are your Region 17 Judges

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Al Elliott

Region 17 Judge Coordinator
Garden Judge

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Bill Pittman

Region 17 Membership Chair
Apprentice Judge

Bill started in iris in 2008 while on a trip to New Mexico. He stopped at Hondo Iris Farm and purchased his first 15-20 iris

Bonnie Nichols

Region 17 Assistant VP
Emeritus Judge

When approached by other irisarians about forming a Novelty Iris Society – it was a dream come true

Connie Ford

Region 17 Treasurer
Master Judge

Connie has been known to clean out my Iris beds down to about 50 varieties and give the rest away so others can enjoy iris

Dana Brown

Master Judge

Dana has a small commercial Iris Garden with over 2100 varieties, and she shows her Doberman Pinschers in conformation, obedience and rally

Dawn Boyer

Region 17 Past VP
Garden Judge

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Debbie Strauss

Master Judge

Debbie says, “Life is so full of wondrous and breathtaking things, but my favorite two are my family and my irises.”

Dell Perry

Region 17 Newsletter Editor
Garden Judge

Dell has over 1500 varieties of iris growing on her corner city lot in Plano. Her garden is an Aril Society International and a Median Iris Society display garden.

Jim Landers

Region 17 Historian
Garden Judge

Jim enjoys playing in the yard and has about one hundred Tall Bearded varieties and about fifty Louisiana varieties, and a few Spurias.

Judy Schneider

Apprentice Judge

Judy runs a commercial iris garden, is a member of three different local societies, and has served as an officer in three different national affiliated societies

Peggy Cathey

Region 17 VP
Garden Judge

Peggy has loved iris since she was very young, but it wasn’t until 2000, she learned of the Johnson County Iris & Daylily Society in nearby Cleburne, TX

Ramona Howard

Master Judge

Ramona enjoys judging and giving Judges Training schools throughout the country as well as tutoring new people on their way to becoming judges.

Shelia Senghas

Garden Judge

Shelia returned to the beautiful hill country of Texas’ Frio River area and brought many of her Oklahoma cultivars with her

Vicki Howard

Region 17 Youth Advocate
Garden Judge

Three of my grandchildren are members of JCI&DS as well as AIS, and each of them have their very own iris garden