Here is the
newsletter for December. The year has come and gone and we’re all still
around to enjoy each other’s company. Time passes too quickly and years
turn into what seems like months. May all of you have a wonderful and
healthy new year and to be around to meet each month for the upcoming
year as well.
Missoula Iris Society
DATE & TIME:
DECEMBER 7TH, 4:00 pm.
Christmas party is at the home of Billie Gray.
Bring a garden or
iris related gift to go into the “Gift Exchange”.
Home of Billie Gray,
1558 So. 6th St. W. Please let Billie know what you will be
bringing for the potluck supper. Billie is providing the turkey. Call
543-3480 for further information.
Don't forget to start shopping for the perfect garden related Christmas
gift. For new members, following is the criteria for the gift exchange.
It's a lot of fun.
CHRISTMAS PARTY GIFT EXCHANGE:
Everyone brings a wrapped gift (up to $12.00 value) and we put all the
gifts in the center of the room and then pick numbers to see who goes
first. The #1 person gets to pick any gift from the pile. The gift is
opened for all to see. Then the #2 person in line can pick the gift that
#1 picked or pick from the stack and the same goes for each one
thereafter. If you pick one of the opened gifts, then that person now
can pick someone else’s gift or from the stack. The limit is 3 times for
any one gift to own. There is a lot of heavy duty trading between
everyone and the laughs just keep coming. It is a great end to a
wonderful year with our friends and members.
2009 MEMBERSHIP DUES: The year is coming to an end and it’s time
to start collecting for the new year memberships. Dues are $9.00/person.
Please see Pete Addeo at the meeting to pay your dues.
Birthday!!....Let's Give 'Em a Cheer!!!
Happy day to Ron
Dowell, December 11th; Swede Gustafson, December 26th; Nancy
Ryan, December 19th and Ellen Schubarth, December 7th. Have
a happy birthday all
from Pete Addeo:
Club Savings Account
Savings Account CD
Balance November, 2008
October 30 Balance
Expenses Paid – November, 2008
Home Depot – shed lock and keys
Boyce Lumber – Shed supplies/misc
Paul Renaldo – Winterize sprinklers
Carolyn Addeo – Newsletter – 4th Quarter
– November 31, 2008
The meeting at the
home of Leona Wyckoff was called to order by President Cindy Davis. The
minutes and treasurer’s reports were accepted as printed in the Falls
acceptance of the above reports a discussion ensued concerning moving
the excess money in the checking and savings accounts into an account
that would earn more interest. Both a longer CD and a money market
account were suggested. It was also suggested that we might want to
move our 6-month CD when it comes due to something more profitable.
Pete was to find out what kind of account would garner us the largest
interest rate and report back to the group.
Gardens: No report at this time.
Our side of the shed is done. It still needs to have construction
debris cleaned up but is otherwise ready for things to be moved in. A
padlock has been put on the door and six keys have been made.
Currently, Pete has the keys. There is some staining that needs to be
done. Pete was not sure whether MIS was to do the painting or The
Friends of the Fort. He will find out who is expected to do the
painting from Bob Brown.
The audit will be done in December after the books have been closed.
Nominating: The Slate of Officers up for election is as follows:
President: Ron Dowell
Vice President: Gary Clark
Secretary: Zona Lindemann
Programs: Cindy Davis handed out sign-up sheets to each member with
instructions for each person to find a topic to present and the meeting
at which each would like to present that topic. The sheet was to be
handed back in. It was felt that someone would need to coordinate the
programs. Carol Addeo said she would do it. Doing the coordinating
means only to receive the returned sheets and to get the programs
listed in the Falls and Standards and to call and
remind the person that he/she is responsible for the coming month’s
The Christmas party
is at the home of Billie Gray on Sunday, December 7 beginning at 4:00
Bring a garden or iris related gift to go into the “Gift Exchange”.
Billie’s address is 1558 So. 6th St. W. 543-3480 if you get
lost or have questions.
The January meeting
will be at the home of Gene and Lynette Kirschenheiter. February’s
meeting is in need of a host.
Rhizome was won by Ronn Dunn.
It was moved by
Elinor Utech and seconded by Billie Gray that the meeting be adjourned.
And so it was!
meeting thoughts: Those of you who didn’t make it to the meeting missed
seeing Leona’s beautiful home and some cheesecake to die for! The view
from the house gives a whole new perspective to the city of Missoula.