- Here’s the
newsletter for December. Either I’m getting older or the years are
getting shorter and shorter. I think that the years are just getting
shorter. One more set of holidays to go and then we start all over
again trying to remember to put 2011 on all the check dates. We’re
getting snow much sooner this year and the winter may be one to
contend with. It’s still my favorite time of year. See ya all at the
Christmas Party at Billies. Lots of good food and many good friends.
- Pete Addeo,
Missoula Iris Society
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. Usual potluck, including a
Home of Billie Gray, 1558 S. 6th St West, Call 543-3480 for directions
No meeting, just a fun gift exchange so bring a gift.
DUES: The year is coming to an end and the treasurer has started
collecting dues for the new year memberships. Dues are $10.00/person. If
you haven't yet paid, contact Treasurer Swede Gustafson. Swede has
listed the unpaid members in his treasurer's report.
CONDOLENCES: Our condolences to Jim and Linda Sadler for the loss of his
mother-in-law Geraldine Claire Teskey McLaughlin, who passed away on
October 1, 2010 at age 84.
CONGRATULATIONS to Bob and Alverta Symes on the birth of their second
grandson, Lucas Robert, who was born to their daughter Tanya in Oregon
on November 4, 2010. He weighed 6 lbs 1 oz and was 20" long. Bob and
Alverta may not make it back for the Christmas party as they are still
in Oregon helping Tanya recover from a C-section.
CHRISTMAS PARTY GIFT EXCHANGE: 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
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
It's Their Birthday!!....Let's Give 'Em a Cheer!!!
Happy birthday to
Ron Dowell, December 11th and Swede Gustafson, December
26th. Have a happy birthday all.
for Decenber 2010
NOVEMBER 20, 2010
October 31, 2010 Balance $9,222.69
Deposit – 5 memberships 50.00
November 30, 2010 Balance $9,272.69
October 31, 2010 Balance $ 527.09
Expenses Paid 110.99
November 30, 2010 Balance $ 416.10
I have received memberships from many of those on the 2010 membership
list. Below is a listing of those who have NOT paid for 2011. If your
name is here please consider paying your 2011 memberships by December
31, 2010. Thank you as we are required to have a complete listing of
current membership by the end of January to enable the show committee to
complete their forms which are sent in to the American Iris Society
Exhibition Chair by the end of February. Judy Blunt, Jean Macaraeg, Honk
Meyer, Bob Brown, Roger Muir, Carol Barbarian, Billie Gray, Pat and
Nancy Ryan, Elizabeth Friesz & family, Eloie Jeter, Ann Violette.
I will be closing the treasurer’s books on December 10 so as to prepare
the financial records for the audit review later in December. If you
should occur an expense prior to Dec 10, please turn it in promptly so I
can credit the expense to 2010 expenses. Thank you
Swede Gustafson, Treasurer
minutes of Missoula Iris Society
The meeting was called to order November 7, 2010 at 7:15 P.M. 17
members were in attendance. The minutes of the October meeting were
approved as published in the newsletter.
The treasurer, Swede Gustafson gave his report. He reported that
there is $529.009 in checking and $9022.69 in savings. The report was
accepted subject to review.
Swede Gustafson reported that the IRS confirmed that the club is an
official non profit and in the future the National organization will
file the 990B
A sunshine report was given by Jim Sadler on behalf of Linda
Sadler. It was reported that Ann Violet is at the Village Health Center
in room 607. It was moved and seconded to send $25.00 to Hospice in
memory of Fred Frey’s Mother. Opalmae Frey The motion passed.
The budget was discussed and Pete Addeo made a motion to accept it
and the motion was seconded by Billie Gray. The motion passed.
The Christmas party will be held on the 12th of December at 4:00 at
Billy Grays home.
Carol Addeo asked permission to schedule the January meeting at the
Eagles. A discussion ensued and it was agreed by consensus that the
meeting will be held at the Eagles. The meeting will be the same as
always, it will be a potluck. A clean up committee will have to clean
the room to receive return of the $50.00 deposit.
It was announced that the AIS National Convention will begin May
Gary Clark made the motion to accept the nomination committees
report. The motion was seconded by Pete Addeo. The motion passed.
Officers for the year will be: Ed Verplancke President, Vice-President
Betty Ann Gustafson, Treasurer Swede Gustafson, Secretary Jim Sadler
Presidential Rhizome was won by Fred Frey.
Respectfully submitted. Jim Sadler
Correction to minutes: Christmas party will be held the 11th of December
at 4:00, not the 12th of December as stated in the minutes.