Here is the
newsletter for April. As I said last month, I can feel spring in the
air (sometimes) and I am very, very ready for some sunshine and warmth.
It’s been way too long of a winter, but let’s all think spring and blue
skies and warmth. Even this month’s meeting place at Gary’s is conducive
to spring. (Sunlite Lane).
Missoula Iris Society
DATE & TIME:
April 5th, 6:30 pm.
dinner begins at 6:30 pm.
Home of Gary Clark,
2275 Sunlite Lane; call 728-7633 for directions
mention of any program at this time.
The $9.00 annual
membership dues are finished for the 2008 year. For those who paid,
this newsletter is your notification. Some of you did not pay this year,
and will not be receiving any further notifications.
Birthday!!....Let's Give 'Em a Cheer!!!
Happy day to Alverta
Symes, April 3rd; Jim Sadler, April 2nd: Carol
Barbian, April 28th: Ron Dunn, April 23rd: and
Kris Ritchart, April 11th. Have a happy birthday all!
2008 MIS IRIS TOUR
We are still asking
for volunteers to sit at a garden sites from 10am – 4pm, Saturday June
7. We will need 2 people at each garden site to help with the fees and
checking in for the public. We have 8 sites planned for the tour, so we
will need at least 18 volunteers to help for our tour. Please think
about this and let Billie Gray know ASAP. It’s only for a few hours and
it will help us out to make a great tour. Thanks.
from Pete Addeo:
The numbers are for
the month of March 2008,
Club Savings Account CD
Balance March 31
Balance March 31
February 29 Balance
March 08 Deposits
Expenses Paid – March 2008
Balance – March 31, 2008
- Minutes: March 1, 2008
- The meeting was called to order by President
Cindy Davis. It was move by Fred Frey and seconded by Ed Verplancke
that the minutes be accepted as printed in the Falls and
Standards. The motion carried. Honk Meyer moved and Billie
Gray seconded the motion that the treasurer’s report be accepted as
- It was announced that Jeanette Graham would
be presenting a class in garden judging after the Iris Show.
- Old Business
- Shed: Pete Addeo applied to the
county for the permits needed to begin building the shed. The
county said these permits had to be issued by the city and MIS
cannot directly apply for these permits. Pete has made arrangements
for a licensed contractor to obtain the permits.
- It has been arranged for some of Carson
Vehr’s cement people to prepare the slab for the pouring of the
concrete. JTL is donating the cement. Another volunteer cement
worker will do the cement work. It is projected to have the slab
poured and finished by the end of March.
- Tour: The Tour is June 7, 2008. It
is self-guided. The gardens may be visited in any order between
10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. There will be the Fort and seven other
gardens on the tour. Volunteers are needed to host the various
gardens and to punch tickets. Some people from the Garden Club have
offered to help with this. Cindy Davis volunteered.
- A brochure will be made up that will have a
description of the gardens, a map to the gardens and a ticket to
punch (or mark off) for each garden. The tickets can be picked up
at any of the participating gardens and\or the fort. Tickets can be
purchased in advance of the tour. Those purchased at the gardens
will be a dollar more.
- Signs need to be made that will direct people
to the various gardens. These will be set out the day of the tour.
Cash boxes are needed for each garden.
- Sale: Pete and Carol Addeo have again
offered the use of their yard for the pre-sale organizing.
- By-Laws: The By-Laws are not
currently on the website. Alverta Symes has the By- Laws on a
disc and will get them to Pete Addeo so they can be added to the
- MIS News
- Ken and Rosie Baier are dropping their
membership. Both are dealing with serious health problems.
- Wayne and Hazel Richlie have also dropped
their membership. They, too, have serious health problems. Wayne
has gotten very frail and is on a feeding tube.
- Ann Violette is much better.
- Sonia Dellapiazza’s husband is ill so she
will be dropping her membership for the time being.
- Faye Pedersen is dropping her membership
because of family obligations.
- Cleo Swanson has moved into Hunter’s Glen.
She has sold her house. Her phone number is the same and calls
would be welcome.
- New Business
- Judges’ Training: A judges’ training,
“Red-Necked Gardening,” will be held June 15, 2008 at Gary Clark’s.
It is open to all. Because of the previous plans of Jeanette
Graham, the session will begin at 9:00 a.m.
- AIS has put out a new judges’ handbook.
There have been some changes. Roger Muir has tentatively offered to
do a two hour class on those changes. It was noted that it is full
- The new book without a cover can be purchased
for $12.00; with the cover, it is $15.00.
- MIS has the following judges:
- Emeritus: Billie Gray
- Master: Alverta Symes
- Garden: Cindy Davis, Gary Clark,
Swede Gustafson, Roger Muir, Ann Violette, Lynn Weger, and Jim
- The Presidential Rhizome went to Dorothy
- Pete Addeo moved the meeting be adjourned; Ed
Verplancke seconded the motion. The meeting was adjourned.
- Respectfully submitted,
- Zona Lindemann, Secretary