Here is the April Newsletter.
We need to get our "Tell a Friend" new
membership campaign up and going with everyone's help - let's all see about inviting a friend to a
meeting. There will be prizes awarded for the member that invites
the most friends to our meetings during the year. They don't have to
become members to qualify. We will be striving to make our meetings more
fun and interesting for everyone. So let's all get into a group spirit
and invite some one you know to our meetings. Thanks.
DATE & TIME:
Saturday, April 2, 2005 at 6:30pm
Home of Gary Clark, 2775 Sunlite Lane. Call 728-7633 for
A VERY INFORMATIVE MEETING THIS MONTH!
Billie Gray will be discussing
Iris Care (Horticulture), including planting, treating diseases,
winterizing care and fertilizers. With
all her knowledge, this will be a great program for everyone! A
wonderful evening of both friendship and invaluable knowledge all
together in one place. Wow!
Meeting Locations/Activities for 2005 - Here's the list
for the rest of the year's club activities & meetings:
- May 7th - Meeting at Pete & Carol Addeo's,
pot luck. Hosted by Ann Violette & Elinor Utech.
will be a 30 minute film of the Butchart Gardens in Victoria, BC
- May 22nd - Median Show at Southgate Mall
chaired by Gary Clark.
- June 4th - Meeting at Ken & Rose Mary Baier's, pot luck
- June 11th - Annual Iris Show,
June 11th - Judges Training with John Ludi on Awards & Ballots,
2pm - 4pm
- June 12th - Judges Training with
John Ludi on Garden Judging
- July 9th - Meeting at Bob & Alverta Symes',
potluck, hosts to provide the best grilled hamburgers
- July 30th - Annual Iris Sale, Fort
Gardens, 9am - 1pm. After sale
party at Billie Gray's
- August - No Meeting
- September 10th - Meeting at Gary Clark's,
potluck, hosted by Ronn Dunn
- October 1st - Meeting at Honk Meyer's
- November 5th - Meeting at Billie Gray's
- December 4th - Sunday - Annual Christmas
Party hosted by Ken & Rose Mary Baier
Birthday!!....Let's Give 'Em a Cheer!!!
Happy day to Bobby Lucero - April 30th, Alverta Symes - April
3rd, Jim Sadler - April 2nd, Ronn Dunn - April 23rd, and Kris Ritchart -
April 11th. Have a happy
birthday and all the good wishes and cheers that go along with it.
March 2005 Treasurer's Report: from Swede Gustafson, Treasurer.
Checking Acct balance from March 1, 2005:
- Paid Big Sky Publications -
- newsletter, March, April, May, June
Checking Balance as of March 31, 2005
Correction for the February report: The beginning balance was
reported as $657.66. I made a typo, the balance was actually $675.66.
Minutes of the Missoula Iris Society
Meeting, Saturday, March 5, 2005:
- The meeting was called to order by President Pete Addeo at
8:15 p.m. following an interesting "Mystery Dinner"
at the home of Ken and Cleo Swanson, hosted by Cleo and Alverta Symes.
Minutes - The minutes from the February meeting were
corrected as follows: Swede and Gary were promoted from Student
Judge to Apprentice Judge and Cindi and Roger were promoted from
Apprentice Judge to Judge status.
Treasurers Report - The treasurer's report was read by Carol
Addeo in the absence of the treasurer.
- Checking Account Balance as of February 1, 2005
Deposits: Membership / calendar sales
judges training/void of 2004 outstanding checks
Checking Balance as of March 1, 2005
- Expenses paid:
Big Sky Publications - newsletters
Friends of the Museum
Guest - Ann Violette brought her friend Grace Baker of
Ronan with her again.
Tell A Friend New Membership campaign - Ann is leading with one guest.
Rhizome Sale Chair - Discussion of who will head the sale.
Ron and Donna Dowell will consider being co-chairs. Cindi
has the file with information on chairmanship of the sale. Bob
Symes has ordered the tables. Alverta will handle the card file.
Median Show - The brochures for the May 22 Median Show were
passed out. A typographical error was noted on the front
page...'Medium' Iris Show instead of Median Iris Show; Alverta will
Annual Tour - Discussion to postpone the tour until 2006 and
coordinate with the National Garden Club activities and our 25th
Anniversary plans. Ann made a motion to postpone a
tour until 2006; motion seconded and passed.
Sale Card Work Party - Alverta will host a sale card work party
at her home on March 19th from 11:00 to 3:00 p.m. Bring a brown
Judges Training - Alverta will host a Judges Training workshop
at her home on Sunday, March 13, 2004 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Cost
for non-judge attendance is $3.00, judges training is $5.00.
Fees go to bring guest judges here.
Mystery Dinner Hosts - Pete thanked Cleo and Alverta for
hosting the Mystery Dinner, deemed a great success.
Guest Judge - Ann announced that our guest judge will be John
Ludi, an Active Master Judge Retired. John and his wife Kay run
the AIS Storefront for ordering the judges handbooks and run a great
web site for iris stuff. He is also chairman for the 2006 AIS
Convention in Portland next year.
Judges Training - Ann announced John Ludi will conduct
two Judges Training classes while here. Saturday afternoon June
11th from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Southgate Mall. Class subject will
be on Awards and Ballots. On Sunday June 12th a
class will be held on Garden Judging.
Fort Gardens Work Party - Billie Gray has scheduled a work
session at the Fort Gardens for Saturday, March 26th at 10:00 a.m.
Pawpaw Markers - Swede would like to know how many members will
purchase the pawpaw type markers this year, as he needs to order some
and wants to order enough at one time: The response to a poll of
raised hands was 500 markers. Ann 100, Billie 200, Gary
100, Grace 25, Carol 25, Cindi wants 50 rose markers.
Ken and Cleo are downsizing their gardens and will have rose markers
Friends of the Museum - Swede sent a message that with the
payment of the Friends of the Museum at Fort Missoula, our iris
society is listed on the corporate wall of honor. The club
members also receive a discount on purchases when visiting the museum.
Memorial Bench - Elinor Utech mentioned our plans for a
memorial bench at the Fort Gardens. There are funds in a
memorial fund for Bob Gray and Jesse Utech. Jim Sadler, who was
absent, had done some planning work on this It was agreed that
visitors to our garden would enjoy a bench. No action was taken
as Jim Sadler was absent.
Presidential Rhizomes - A list of the winners through January
was read. Billie Gray's name was drawn for February; Sonia won
The meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.