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The IAS newsletter is an electronic quarterly, usually published in late March, June, August and December, and back issues are available online to IAS members.

NEWSLETTER NOTICE: The March 2021 edition will be the final printed and mailed version of our newsletter. Beginning in June 2021, the IAS Newsletter will be published online only.

Newsletter deadlines are as follows:

  • March Newsletter: February 14th
  • June Newsletter: May 15th
  • August Newsletter: July 15th
  • December Newsletter: November 15th

Newsletter submissions may be sent to Lester Kallus.

All new ideas and articles are always welcome! Please send us notes on research projects, methods for growing Aroids, collecting trips, recipes using Aroids, stories, news, book reviews, awards fellow Aroiders have won, recent Aroid literature of interest to you, useful websites, upcoming events and conference announcements, and artwork (line drawings) and photos2.

Consider helping with an article for the newsletter or even just providing a suggestion for a topic you'd like to learn more about. We’re always interested to hear about your ideas so please don't hesitate to contact us with contributions. Send any contributions via email as Microsoft Word documents.  Even if the photos have been included in the Microsoft Word document, please also send those photos separately and, if not already done, consider recommending insertion points for those photos except for any photos that are to be grouped after text.


Beginning in March 2021, online newsletter articles will (with the author's permission) link embedded photos to larger size online photos.  The larger-sized photos may include watermarks or copyrite notices at the author's direction. Photos may be submitted in a wide assortment of formats including JPEG, TIFF, PNG, BMP & RAW (including NEF & DNG). 

Note:  RAW format photos such as NEF & DNG contain far more data than the above listed compressed formats.  This will result in a greater processing flexibility resulting in a potentially much improved product.  Obscuring shadows & areas whited out in highlights may reveal details otherwise lost in the initial JPG, etc. formats. If those RAW photos are too large for inclusion in an email, you may contact the editor for instructions on loading those images onto no-fee cloud storage.  After being processed, RAW photos will be saved and published for viewing in JPG format. Check your camera. Many cameras (and some new phones) allow saving newly captured photos in both RAW & JPG format simultaneously.

Many thanks for your help in this matter and thank you for supporting the IAS Newsletter.


There are 2 sample IAS newsletters online. Current newsletters are sent to all members.

Volume 30, Number 3

August, 2008
Volume 31, Number 2

June, 2009