DATE & TIME: February 2004
meeting is Saturday, February 7th at 6:30pm
Home of Bob & Billie Gray, 1558 So. 6th St W., Missoula
Median slide show
Voting and passing on the new budget. A copy of the budget is enclosed
with this newsletter.
information for the March newsletter should be e-mailed or mailed to
Pete Addeo by February 20th. It can also be faxed to (406)
note that the membership dues have increased from $5.00 to $7.00 per
person per year effective now. Still a bargain for all the benefits of
education and friendships we get from our club. MIS dues function on a
calendar year so dues are due now, unless you have paid ahead. The last
line of your address notes when your dues expire. Please send your
dues, payable to MIS, to Treasurer Swede Gustafson, 3128 Eldora Lane,
Missoula, MT 59803..
Anyone who has not
paid their dues for 2004 by
February 21, 2004
will be dropped from the newsletter mailing list.
Newsletter Editor & MIS Website
Pete Addeo says the
MIS website with the domain name of
http://www.missoulairis.com, is up and running but needs
text, information from members to fill in the blanks. He would like the
members to become active in keeping the website new and exciting. Any
information or articles of interest that you can find or contribute
would be appreciated. Photos of gardens are welcome, as well as
information on our events, information on the Fort Garden with pictures,
photographs of iris for sale at the upcoming sales.
IRIS LISTS AND
Many of us acquired
a few new rhizomes in our gardens this summer, so don't forget to turn
in your updated iris list to Alverta Symes for the sale files. Send the
list to Alverta at
3029 River Bend Dr,
Bonner, MT 59823. For sale file purposes it would be helpful if your
list contains the name of the iris, the hybridizer, type (TB, IB, SDB,
etc) and date of introduction. The information saves the sale file
committee a ton of time when they are trying to update the file
information and find pictures. Old catalogs you are willing to part with
are also helpful to update our sale picture files.
Wishing our members
with Birthdays in January & February a wonderful day and many, many
more…we all owe them a good spank for good luck! Ann Violette –
Jan 1st; Carol Addeo – Jan 2nd, Claudia Brown –
Jan 21st, Zona Linderman – Jan 28th,
Sandy Greene – Feb 20th, Lynn Wegner – Feb 24th
Iris Society Meeting,
Saturday, January 10, 2004
The meeting was
called to order at 7:35 p.m. by President James Sadler at the home of
Pete and Carol Addeo.
- The minutes
from the November meeting were approved as published in the newsletter
mailed and e-mailed to all members.
Treasurers Report -
read by Secretary Carol Addeo in the absence of Swede Gustafson.
Account Balance reported October 31, 2003 $522.95
Return of advance postage from Jerry Bowers
Scott Owen Sprinklers, winterize Fort Garden
Denny's Copy Shop, newsletter printing Oct/Nov
Zona Lindemann, weeding in October
Flower Haus, Sunshine Gift Bob Gray
Marchie's Nursery, Fort Garden renovation project
Total expenses $305.44
Checking account balance as of
December 31, 2003
Savings Account Balance: Regular club account
Accounting error -
Third quarter interest income
New storage shed account
Total Savings $5,611.32
Certificate of Deposit #21825 was closed and balance transferred to
savings account and designated for the construction of a new storage
facility at the Fort Missoula Museum site.
- Ann is
taking orders for MIS 2004 calenders which will be available in February.
AIS Membership -
Ann Violette needs a
membership total of Missoula Iris Society members who are paid AIS
members by the end of January. MIS is required to have a 50% ratio of
membership who are members of the national organization.
Spring Median Flower Show -
Ann wants to do a
spring flower show in May on medians. There was no discussion or vote
nor date set.
Noxious Weed -
Ann reported that
our favorite bog iris, Pseudacorus Yellow Flag has been designated as a
noxious weed, because it is clogging the waterways in Montana.
Therefore, it should not be sold or used in arrangements, nor should it
be given to anyone out of state.
Signa Group –
Honk reported on a
group that collects iris seeds from around the world from native iris.
The seeds can be ordered. Honk will give the information to Pete for
the newsletter or bring it to the next meeting.
- Carol Addeo
is organizing meeting locations for 2004. If anyone is interested in
hosting a meeting, please call her at 251-5833. Elinor suggested that
members unable to host a meeting at their home might co-host by helping
the host financially to cover drinks.
meeting were suggested for May or June, but no host was designated.
Northwest Garden Show
- Fred Frey
notified everyone that the garden show in
Seattle will start
Wednesday, February 4 thru the weekend. It will be a good display of
rhododenndrons, daffodils and primroses.
announced that three members have progressed to apprentice judges.
Congratulations to Cindy Davis, Roger Muir and Swede Gustafson.
- Will be
voted on at the next meeting when Swede is available.
Regional Vice President -
Ann Violette, who became our new regional vice president on January 1,
Presidential Rhizome Drawing -
Winner of the
December rhizome was Pete Addeo. Winner of the January rhizome was
Carol Addeo. (Was this fixed? Since it was their home and the drawing
was done by five year old granddaughter Kalli Rose?)
February meeting -
Bob and Billie Grays
home. Program is to be slide shows.
committee chairs were appointed and accepted:
SHOW COMMITTEE -
TOUR COMMITTE -
Jim Sadler, Carol
Addeo, Leona Wyckoff.
MEMBERSHIP CHAIRMAN -
This was the only
position not filled. The duties include passing out membership
packets to new members, keeping track of active members and dues paid,
keeping contact with members who may need a ride to meeting, being a
liason for the club to new members to encourage them to attend
meetings, passing on new membership names and addresses to the
newsletter editor. There were no volunteers.
JUDGES TRAINING CHAIRMAN
- FORT MISSOULA GARDENS
Gray & Honk Meyer
RHIZOME SALE -
Cindi Davis and
Ron Dunn (Alverta Symes and Elinor Utech will maintain card file)
NEWSLETTER EDITOR -
that anyone with an email address not on our current membership list
Weger was volunteered in absentia (if she accepts)
Utech. Elinor requested that everyone notify her when someone is ill
or in need of cheering up.
Ellen Davis was volunteered in absentia (if she is willing).
The meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.
The following is
Swede’s Treasurer’s Report for January 2004 submitted prior to the next
meeting in February:
TREASURER’S REPORT –
JANUARY 1 – 31, 2004
Beginning Balance $222.51
M.I.S. 2004 BUDGET
MT. Corp Filing
RVP Aid – Region
TOTAL PROPOSED BUDGET