- Here is the December
newsletter. It's getting close to our annual Christmas party. We
hope that all of you can attend as we have sooooo much fun and sooo
much food to enjoy.
- Webmaster & President
Missoula Iris Society
- DATE & TIME:
Sunday, December 3rd
PLACE: Home of Billie Gray. Call 543-3480 for
directions. The party begins at 4:00 p.m. with your preference of
cocktails. BYOB. Turkey dinner with all the pot luck trimmings
will begin at 6:00 p.m.
Each member and guest should be
sure to bring a gift valued at $12.00 or less for the gift
- "FYI" NEWS:
- Dues of $9.00 per person are
due now for 2007. The
new treasurer will be Pete Addeo. You can pay at the meeting, or
mail your check payable to Missoula Iris Society to Pete at 5805
Helena Dr, Missoula, MT 59803.
The new officers for 2007 are:
President Elinor Utech
Vice President Fred Frey
Secretary Zona Lindemann
Treasurer Pete Addeo
Birthday!!....Let's Give 'Em a Cheer!!!
- Happy day to Ron Dowell -
December 11th; John Hoar, December 27th; Swede Gustafson, December
26th; Nancy Ryan, December 19th; Ellen Schubarth, December 7th; Have
a happy birthday all!
- Treasurer's Report from
- SAVINGS ACCOUNT:
Club Operations Account
Balance September 30 $2615.78
October 31 Balance $2024.78
Expenses: Transfer to checking - $300.00
Transfer to Building Fund - $300.00
- to pay off the
loan in 2005 for the sprinkler system upgrade
2006 Rhizome Sale
2006 Interest Income
September 30 Balance $ 471.05
October expenses 499.44
October 31 Balance $
Deposits - Transfer from Savings Account -$300.00, Rhizome
Sale - $5.00, Missoula County Refund check for the Club's history
book printing fees - $410.00. Total Deposits - $715.00: Expenses -
Billie Gray - Fort Garden iris purchase from Suttons Iris Garden -
$229.20, Carol Addeo - Gravel cost to lay bedding for the block
walls - $15.00, Swede Gustafson - $171.40 for purchase of
landscaping blocks around the siberian bed, Marchies Nursery - for
purchase of lawn edging materials - $83.84. Total Expenses -
- MIS Board Meeting -
The minutes of the recent Board Meeting will follow. The proposed
budget for 2007 will be part of those minutes. Please review it and
be prepared to discuss it and vote on it at the January meeting.
- Missoula Iris Society Board
of Director's Meeting
The Board of Director's of the Missoula Iris Society met on Sunday,
November 5, 2006 at the home of Gustafson's. In attendance were
President Pete Addeo, Vice President Jim Sadler, Secretary Carol
Addeo, Treasurer Swede Gustafson, President-elect Elinor Utech,
Secretary-elect Zona Lindemann, members Billie Gray, Alverta Symes
and Betty Ann Gustafson.
The meeting was called to order by President Pete at 2:00 p.m. The
purpose of this meeting was to set the preliminary budget for 2007.
Fort Gardens - Some discussion preceded the budget portion with
discussion of the Fort Gardens rotation cost, including soil renewal
when clumps are dug for the sale. There should not be any hardscape
or irrigation renovation costs next year. There may be some
maintenance costs, repairs, or hiring help. Discussion of placing a
decorative fence on the south side of the gardens to prevent wedding
parties from pushing tent stakes into the sprinkler lines. It was
suggested that we request Bob Brown of the historical museum put
instructions in writing to these folks to stay 8 feet from the
Chairs for 2007 - Elinor announced that Jim Sadler has agreed to
chair the Iris Show and Gary Clark has agreed to chair the median
show. Carol Addeo will be meeting locator for the year.
Storage Building Fund - Discussion of purchasing a pre-built storage
shed in either sizes 10 x 12 or 12 x 16, for storage of lawnmower,
tools, wheelbarrow, show and sale supplies. We already have $865.47
set aside in a saving fund for the shed, plus we will add any extra
budget funds to a storage fund.
January meeting - Jim Sadler offered to reserve his church for the
January meeting. He will confirm later.
Dates for Events - The following dates were set for our public
activities in 2007:
Median Show - Saturday May 19th or Sunday May 20
Iris Show - Saturday June 9th at Southgate Mall
Rhizome Sale - Saturday July 28th.
Tentative Budget for 2007 - The budget was set at $6,305 (see
addendum to the minutes) with the exact items on a separate page
herein and made a part of the Board of Director's minutes. The
final budget will be voted on by the general membership at the
The Board of Director meeting adjourned at 3:00 p.m.
ADDENDUM TO THE MINUTES: The total budget was increased slightly
after the meeting to include estimated income from membership dues
- MISSOULA IRIS SOCIETY
TENTATIVE BUDGET FOR 2007
Median show $300
Iris Show $400
Special Guest Judge $725
Tour 2008 $100
Rhizome Sale $600
Shed building fund $857
Filing Fee 15
Friends of Fort 100
Presidential Rhizomes 300
Region RVP Donation 50
Membership information $100
Card File Maintenance 50
Tentative Budget $6,305
Last years expenses: $5,788.67
This years budget based on balance in savings and checking account
of $5,623 plus estimated membership dues income.
- Minutes of the
Missoula Iris Society Meeting, Saturday, November 4, 2006
The meeting was called to order by President Pete Addeo at 7:33
p.m. at the home of Gary Clark.
Welcome back to Claudia Brown, Ann Violette and Rose Mary and Ken
Minutes - The minutes of the October 7, 2006 meeting were approved
as they appeared in the November newsletter.
Treasurers Report was read by Treasurer Swede Gustafson.
Savings Account as of October 31 $6,580.30
Account Balance as of October 31 $686.61
All bills must be turned in to the treasurer by November 15,
2006. Books will be closed on December 1, 2006 for an audit. The
audit will be scheduled around December 10, 2006.
Newsletter - Discussion of the new name, "Falls and Standards."
Pete told everyone to check the website missoulairis.com to see the
information for prospective members, including an application to
Card File Work Party - Scheduled for Saturday 1:00 p.m. on November
11, 2006 at Cleo Swanson's home. Alverta needs all the help she can
get. Updated lists of member's iris collection are needed. Send to
Christmas Party - Scheduled for Sunday December 3, 4:00 p.m. at the
home of Billie Gray. Explanation of the gift exchange followed.
Thanks given to Rose Mary and Ken for all the years they have hosted
the Christmas Party.
Officer nominations for 2007 - The President listed the nominations
for next year and called for any additional nominations. No
additional nominations were offered.
President: Eleanor Utech
Vice President: Fred Frey
Secretary: Zona Lindemann
Treasurer: Pete Addeo
A motion was made by Jim Sadler that we accept the nominations as
presented, seconded by Alverta Symes and passed. The slate of new
officers will take office on January 1, 2007.
Web Site - Pete announced that there is now a section on our web
site for an introduction to prospective new members. Our domain name
of missoulairis.com was temporarily lost but has now been renewed.
Budget Board Meeting - The budget for 2007 will be proposed at a
board meeting on Sunday, November 5, 2006 at the home of Swede and
Betty Ann Gustafson a 2:00 p.m. All members are invited to attend.
Lynn Weger - Elinor asked if anyone knew if Lynn Weger was back in
town yet. She was apparently out of town for her mother's recent
Thanks MIS - Rose Mary thanked MIS for their support during her
Presidential Rhizome - Won by Donna Dowell.
The meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.