- Here’s the newsletter for April. There is a definite spring in the air.
Things are turning green and I can smell the crisp air waiting to be
warmed up and get things growing.
Looking forward to seeing you all again and getting back on schedule for
the new year.
Missoula Iris Society
DATE & TIME:
SATURDAY, April 3, 2010
Honk Meyer, 2532 Highwood Dr, just
off Gharrett. Call 251-5800 for directions
Usual potluck supper beginning at
6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting
Probably to finish planning the events of the year and to assign
- Meeting locations
needed for October and November 2010. Call Carol Addeo at 251-5833 if
you would like to host one of our meetings at your home in 2010.
Thanks to member Delane H. Langton for the beautiful iris photos he sent
us. I will be posting the photos on our site this next week. You can
visit our website
www.missoulairis.com to view them. Many photos are of the iris in
our own Ft Missoula iris garden. The photos may come in handy for
Delane can be reached at 406-248-7205. His e mail is
If anyone did not receive a copy of the membership list last month, give
a call to Carol Addeo and we'll get one out to you.
Birthday!!....Let's Give 'Em a Cheer!!!
Happy birthday to Kris Ritchart, April 11th; Ron Dunn, April 23rd; Carol
Barbian, April 28th; Janette Turbak, April 18th; Jim Sadler, April 2nd, and
Alverta Symes, April 3rd. Have a happy
- Treasurer's Report:
available report to print as of this date.
- March Minutes of the
Missoula Iris Society submitted by Jim Sadler
- The membership met at
the China Bowl restaurant. Twenty-five members were in attendance at
the meeting. The membership was served a family style dinner at a
charge of $12.00 per meal. The society met at 6:30 in the community
room of the China Bowel restaurant each member was responsible for their
individual bill including any drink. After the meal had been served, the
meeting was called to order by President Ed Verplancke at 8:25 p.m.
- It was moved by Cindy
Davis that the minutes be approved as published in the newsletter. The
motion was seconded by Alverta Symes. The motion was passed.
- The treasurers report
was accepted as published in the newsletter subject to review by the
audit review committee.
- Pete Addeo asked if
everyone received their membership list. It was the consensus of all
present that they had received the list.
- Committee Reports:
- Betty Ann Gustafson
gave the show report. She stated that Alverta Symes would be helping by
typing the show schedule. The Title for the show was announced as
“Celebration of Gold, the 50th Anniversary of Shows” The
theme for the design section would be “Golden Oldies” The individual
design classes are still being worked out.
- Linda Sadler gave the
Sunshine committee report. She thanked the membership for sending her
the names of members that needed to be remembered. She stated she had
sent out 4 cards. Leona Wyckoff thanked the membership for the card she
- Billie Gray gave a
garden report. She stated that she will be applying Osmocote a Scotts
Miracle Grow product on the Garden in the very near future. Osmocote is
a multipurpose controlled release plant food. It was suggested that
the Garden committee shop at the Clinton Farms greenhouse. As the green
house was a very good source for marigold plants.
- Alverta Symes gave the
sale report. She stated that she need a list of irises in each person’s
garden so she will be able to prepare and update the card file.
- Betty Ann Gustafson
gave a report for the Historian Donna Dowell. She stated that Donna
had finished the 2009 scrapbook and had given it to Betty Ann.
Unfortunately, Betty Ann had forgotten to bring the scrapbook to the
- OLD BUSINESS
- There was no unfinished
- NEW BUSINESS:
- Judy Blunt was
introduced as a new member. She stated that she teaches creative
writing at the University of Montana. She said she has 50 varieties of
Iris. The May meeting will be at her home at 1901 ˝ South Fourth Street
- President Ed Verplancke
stated he wanted the club to have a society appreciation day at the
fort. A discussion ensued. It became the consensus that we have an ice
cream social for the club and the public. Billie Gray and Judy Blunt
will serve as chairs for the event. They will meet and report back to
the society as their plans develop.
- Judy Blunt, as the new
member, drew the ticket for the presidential rhizome. The winning
ticket was Dorothy Alcaraz.
- Betty Ann Gustafson
gave a report of the upcoming program at the 5 Valley Dahlia and
Gladiolus society. She stated that program will be held March 2l, at
2:00 at the Orchard Homes Community Center. Speakers for the meeting
will be Kari Brittain on how to prepare our soil for planting. Gary
Clark will be giving a program on planting Gladiolas. Everyone is
- The meeting was
adjourned at 9:00 P.M.