As of 1993 the Society for Louisiana Irises becomes a Cooperating Society of the American Iris Society. This represents a merger of LISA (Louisiana Iris Society of America) with SLI which was approved by the AlS Board at the Fall, 1992 meeting. Maintaining two separate organizations devoted to Louisiana irises has become increasingly difficult and necessitated this action. The USA organization is being dissolved and all USA members are offered membership in the SLI-Cooperating Society with credit for dues paid to USA. A letter of welcome is included in this Newsletter (see page 4), and explains how memberships will be transferred.