We welcome new members at any time during the year.
You may join our chapter by at any of our monthly meetings. Or see below for a registration form. It contains instructions for payment. Click on the pop-out arrow in the right corner to download the form.
There are no prerequisites for membership. No previous floral experience is necessary.
Dues: Please see New Member Registration file at bottom of page.
Effective March, 2020: In addition to annual dues, members attending the monthly workshops may be assessed a $5 fee in addition to any material costs. This is to offset the increase in rental of the meeting space.
Chapter 85 Membership includes Monthly Chapter newsletters.
Workshop lessons are provided to members of our chapter on most of our monthly meeting days. Please see the file at the bottom of the page regarding lesson etiquette.The morning workshop is an extra lesson provided as a courtesy to Chapter members and to guests paying a fee.
Guest fee: $5 per visit to observe. Non-members wishing to participate in a workshop must pay a $10 fee, plus the cost of flowers [when provided]. Visitors may attend two meetings as guests, and then may choose to join Ikebana International. The guest fee is not transferable to Chapter membership.
International Membership Benefits
Ikebana International Magazine: A premier publication, issued three times a year, richly illustrated with color plates of ikebana arrangements, articles on ikebana and related arts and cultural topics.
Chapter Activities Newsletter and Sakura News: Two lively newsletters that keep members informed of what is happening at chapters and regions around the world and at I.I. Headquarters.
Access to all past issues of I.I. newsletters viewable online through the I.I. website.
Eligibility to join Ikebana International's 163 chapters worldwide, to participate in chapters' monthly meetings enjoy ikebana demonstrations, exhibitions, workshops, fairs and activities. Associate member fees may be charged by individual chapters.
Opportunities to share ideas about ikebana, and most of all to enjoy our motto “Friendship Through Flowers”, by making new friends around the world.
Regional Conferences and World Conventions: Regional Conferences are held periodically in various regions throughout the world for the purpose of offering educational and cultural exchange opportunities to our members close to home. Every five years an I.I. World Convention is held in Japan.
Monthly Chapter Meetings: Members usually get together at monthly or bimonthly meetings to see ikebana demonstrations, hear lectures on related topics or participate in ikebana exhibitions or other events. By reciprocal arrangement, members are welcome to visit other chapters while on their travels.
Transfer of Membership: A member may transfer from one chapter to another upon presentation of a current, valid membership card.