The Pittsburgh Iris & Daylily Society

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PIDS Newsletter Sept. 2009


Club Information 

PIDS was started years ago by gardeners who shared a special affection for the species iris and hemerocallis. In 1992 we incorporated to operate exclusively as a non-profit organization to promote, encourage and foster the development of these two genus. Enough dry words, suffice it to say that we all in our own ways try to further both our own and the general public's appreciation of these two plants.

We hold six to eight meetings a year and publish a quarterly newsletter. The society's calendar normally runs from a spring program in March or early April through a November program. The iris vice president is responsible for the first program and the October meeting which also includes the society's annual business meeting. The daylily vice president has responsibility for the May daylily auction and the November program. We usually sponsor accredited shows - iris in late May and daylily in mid July, plus a summer picnic, plant auctions and an early fall banquet. As the opportunity arises, we have also in some years held an educational show, clinics to help our members prepare for our shows, judges training clinics and additional programs featuring speakers of interest.

New members and guests are encouraged to attend and participate in all of the society's meetings and functions. To help you start a plant collection, PIDS members donate plants at our summer picnic that our new members share. If you have any cares, concerns or questions, don't hesitate to contact one of the officers or board members.

Club Membership Information

You are cordially invited to join the Pittsburgh Iris & Daylily Society. PIDS memberships are $10.00 for individuals and $12.00 for families.
For membership information write to:

Pittsburgh Iris & Daylily Society
P.O. Box 1
Bethel Park, PA 15102-0001

or, Click here for a printable Membership Application to join PIDS
or, send email to:
Robin Weidman, Membership Chairperson - [email protected]

2009 Calendar of Events 

February 7 Saturday 12:00 pm Soup Luncheon with DHSWP, Speaker: Doug Oster, Phipps Garden Center
February 27-March 1, Daylily Symposium, Cleveland, Ohio
February 21 Saturday 12:00 pm Hybridizer’s Lunchfest, Speaker: Dan Trimmer, Wright’s Seafood Inn Heidelberg, PA
March 14 Saturday 12:00 pm Iris Lunch Program, Speaker: Ken and Joan Roberts, Gettysburg, PA, Phipps Garden Center

May 15 – 17 AIS National Meeting Kansas City, Kansas
May 2 Saturday 12:00 pm May Plant Auction Phipps Garden Center
May 8 – 10 May Market Phipps
Garden Center Mellon Park
May 20 – 24 AHS National Meeting Lake Mary, Florida
May 23 OR May 30 Saturday PIDS Iris Show TBA

July 10 – 12 AHS Region III Meeting Gaithersburg, MD
July 18 Saturday PIDS Daylily Show TBA
July 25 Saturday PIDS / DHSWP Picnic Zolock Garden

September 26, Saturday 12:00 pm Fall Program SPEAKERS: MARGO REED AND JIM MURPHY Phipps Garden Center
October 17 – 18 Saturday – Sunday, Lilyhemmer Camp Hill, PA
November Awards Banquet TBA

PIDS Officers

Name                     Responsibilities                         E-Mail                                         Telephone
Linda Herhold      President                                     [email protected]               724-941-8101
Mike Corle           Iris V. P. Iris Auction Comm.     [email protected]              412-487-4355
Larry Rowles       V.P. Region 3                                [email protected]                   724-941-6329
Katey (Haynor) Chieffe   Secretary/Newsletter Editor  [email protected]    412-492-8224
Robin Weidman   Membership                                      [email protected]         412-882-5011
Jack Geyser         Treasurer                                          [email protected]                724-941-8101

PIDS Board Of Directors
Term Expiring 2007 - Mike Corle, Elaine Modrak, Linda Herhold, Dale Jones

PIDS Committees

Audit - Bill Cadman
Communications - Linda Herold
Daylily Auction - Jim-Bob Bobrzynski, Steve Zolock
Iris Auction - Mike Corle
Membership - Robin Weidman
Newsletter Editor - Katey Haynor
Nominating - Jeanne Rowles
, Chair
Plant Sales -
Gary Ball, Tom Herr

   Auction action at the PIDS summer picnic

A scene from a PIDS daylily show 

This page is always under construction and we are in the process of gathering much of the club data that is needed. If you have ideas, information and/or pictures you'd like to contribute, please contact Rob Eckenrod at the address listed at the bottom of the page.
Last page update: Jan, 2009

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