The Founding Of DVIS
- An Early History -
Information for this article came
from written communications in 1979 from Norman Clouser, third president of
DVIS, to Ron Thoman, then current president of DVIS.
Delaware Valley Iris Society was formed on July 18, 1957 at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Gustave Landt in Norristown, Pennsylvania.
following were the first officers: John Harvey, President; Kathryn Chambers,
Vice President; Edward A. Murray, Secretary; and Norman R. Clouser, Treasurer.
stated that the purpose of the new society is to unite "iris lovers"
in the Delaware Valley, covering parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and
DVIS was the fourth local society to affiliate with the American Iris Society.
Celebrating its 50th
anniversary in 2007, DVIS now seeks someone to take on the position of
Historian bringing the written history of DVIS up to date. This would be done through research and
From the DVIS archives: The DVIS Tour May 23, 1965, J. C. Lyster
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