About the Society

The Los Angeles International Fern Society was formed to provide a source of information on ferns, to arrange for people to study ferns and to encourage the use and enjoyment of ferns. In a more general way, the Society aims to encourage all horticultural activities by example, education, exhibits and donations.

Informally, the organization is referred to by the acronym LAIFS, pronounced "layfs".

General membership meetings are held on the third Friday of the month at 7:30 in the Palm Room (downstairs Lecture Hall) at the Los Angeles County Arboretum, 301 North Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91007, (626) 821-3222, one block south of the 210 Freeway.

LAIFS Journal ISSN 0416-910X

Contents, except for lessons or where labeled otherwise, may be reprinted without limitation if credit is given to: LAIFS Journal, publication of the Los Angeles International Fern Society, Inc.

LAIFS reserves the right to reject any copy submitted for publication. Views expressed in this Journal are not necessarily those of the Society, its officers or the editor. Mention of a product does not constitute an endorsement for that product by the Society, its officers or the writer.

Articles and comments for the Journal should be sent to:
       Don & Becky DeLano
       e-mail: delanos@aol.com

Advertising is to be paid in advance at the rate of $10.00 per column inch; $10 per Business Card BW; $20 per Business Card Color; $25 per 1/4 Page; $50 per 1/2 Page. Contact the advertising manager for assistance with ads. Deadline is six weeks prior to the issue date. For information contact:
       Donna Radoumis
       336 Maryville Drive
       Walnut, CA 91789
       e-mail: LAIFSFernShow@aol.com

To view and print the LAIFS Advertising Form, CLICK HERE.

LAIFS Board of Directors

Officers      Board Term

Larry Pyle        2019

1st Vice President
Jim Jaeger        2019

2nd Vice President & Membership
Norman Nakanishi       2019

Candace Nakanishi       2017

Jim Herman         2017

Harry Hatanaka       2019
Richard Shaffer       2017

Ron Battershill        2017
Don DeLano        2017
Becky DeLano        2017
Beverly Hitz        2017
Tim Lonegan       2018
Mike Moody        2019
Donna Radoumis       2017
Micky Van DeVort    2018
Don Wood        2017