Here is the February Newsletter.
It's a new year and we would like to get our membership to grow with
some new blood infusions. Let's all see about inviting a friend to a
meeting. There will be prizes awarded for the member that invites
the most friends to our meetings during the year. They don't have to
become members to qualify. We will be striving to make our meetings more
fun and interesting for everyone. So let's all get a new motto going for
2005, "Tell a Friend"
DATE & TIME:
Saturday, February 5, 2005 at 6:30pm
Home of Billie Gray. Call 543-3480 for
directions. Everyone is encouraged to
Iris Trivia Game & Slide Show from AIS. A fun and very interesting
game. Will be the boys against the girls. Prizes awarded for the
winners. Let's see how much you know
about our favorite flower.
Collection of dues
- Annual Dues - Dues for 2005 are now due at the new rate of
$8.00 per person We need all members to please pay their dues as
the new membership list will be printed in March. Please pay your dues in
February to Zona Lindemann,
Membership Chairman or Swede Gustafson, Treasurer.
- Mystery Dinner Meeting - This is a fun time for a meeting!
Our mystery dinner meeting will be in March at the home of Ken & Cleo
Swanson. Please call 549-0345 or call Alverta at 258-6649 to confirm
your attendance and what food you will be bringing to the meeting.
They need to know by February 24th to be able to plan the Dinner.
Let's all plan on being at this meeting as it is something that I've
heard is very funny and good time.
Presidential Rhizome Drawing -
need to draw 2 names again at this next meeting for the Presidential
Rhizome as Carol Addeo has stated that she won in November and also in
December and she was not eligible to win for 2 months. We will re-draw
for December at the Feb meeting.
- MIS Judges List - We now have a full listing of our club
members' status' as Judges. You will have to go to our website to
access the pages and this will be constantly updated as the status of
each member changes. Please allow me some time to get this going on
the site and you will see the link as it gets done.
- Judges Training Class Schedule - The next Judges Training
Class will be on February 20th at 2pm at Billie Gray's home. The class
will be on Irises, Iris parts, etc. All members are welcome to join or
come to the training classes. They are very informative and you do not
have to be signed up to be in training to attend. The cost is only
$3.00 for members and $5.00 for the students, apprentices and judges.
- Congratulations!! - Alverta Symes has been moved up from
Open Judge to Active Master Judge. Also congrats to Roger Muir & Cindy
Davis, moving up from Apprentice Judge to Garden Judge, and Gary Clark
and Swede Gustafson for moving up to Apprentice Judges from Student
- Meeting Locations: We need more volunteers for meeting
locations. If you can't host a meeting at your own home, then we can
arrange for you to help contribute to a meeting to be held at another
member's home by helping to provide the beverages. This is
organized by Carol Addeo. Please let her know if you can host a
meeting this year at your home or if you would like to be a host for a
meeting at another member's home.
Fort Garden Co-Chair: Honk Meyer has decided not to
co-chair the Fort Garden Committee, so we would like to have another
member volunteer to help Billie Gray with the functions of the
- Calendar Orders - Anyone who wants a beautiful iris
calendar for 2005 should contact Elinor Utech right away. You may call
her at 549-1054. They sell for $4.00 each and they are really
beautiful and useful.
- 2004 Audit Committee: The audit committee reviewed the
records on January 19th. Five clerical errors were noted in the
checking account daily journal and associated expense accounts. The
treasurer has corrected these errors on the same day and notified the
audit committee of the corrections being made.
Sale Chairperson Needed: We need a volunteer for the Iris
- JANUARY 2005 TREASURER'S REPORT:
The treasurer reported on January 19, 2005 the following report:
- Ending Balance 12/31/04
- Deposits for January 2005
- Paid Corp Filing Fee 2005
ACTUAL BUDGET NUMBERS FOR 2005:
- Iris Show $400.00
Special Show Judge $500.00
Fort Garden/Renovation $1,950.00
General Club Operations $680.00
Birthday!!....Let's Give 'Em a Cheer!!!
Happy day to Lynn Weger - February 24th, and Sandy Greene -
February 10th. Have a happy
birthday and all the good wishes and cheers that go along with it.
Minutes of the Missoula
Iris Society Meeting, Saturday, January 8, 2005:
- The meeting was called to order by Outgoing President Jim Sadler
at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Pete and Carol Addeo. He handed the
gavel to President-Elect Pete Addeo, who thanked Jim Sadler and
outgoing Vice President Ann Violette for serving MIS for two years.
Minutes - The minutes from the November meeting were approved
as printed in the newsletter.
Treasurers Report - Some dues were taken in and will be
reported in February. Elinor Utech donated $130. for a Jesse Utech
Our 2004 Profit and Loss shows we are $367.78 to the good.
Annual Show Iris Show - Jim Sadler and Ann Violette are
co-chairs. The theme will be "Silver Screen", to be held on
June 11, 2005.
Median Show - Gary Clark will chair, will do a small show with
about 4 tables; discussion on advertising.
Ann has invited two different guest judges, but so far no one has made
a definite commitment.
Fort Garden - Billie Gray (Honk Meyer declined to co-chair)
Rhizome Sale - No chairperson volunteered; Alverta will help
and keep card file
Tour - Carol Addeo and Billie Gray will co-chair. Tentatively
scheduled for June 18, 2005.
Judges Training - Alverta Symes will chair.
Sunshine Person - Elinor Utech will chair.
Membership Chair - Zona Lindemann
Historian - Carol Addeo
Publicity - Ann Violette
Calendars - Still available from Elinor at $4.00 each.
Garden Markers - Swede said all markers are sold.
Program Chair - Ann said AIS has slides available for free
rental; she will get information. Ann suggested we have a program
every other moth. Ann will order slides.
2004 Audit - Not done yet, Committee is Zona, Bob and Alverta
Membership Dues are due now at $8.00 per person.
2005 Budget - Some discussion of transferring funds from the
25th Anniversarty celebration $300 back to the Fort Gardens This was
passed by a motion from Ann Violette, seconded by Ronn Dunn and
A motion to pass the budget of $5,516 for 2005 was made by Alverta
Symes, seconded by Ann and passed.
Judges Training - Alverta plans a training session on
Wednesday, January 26 at the home of Gary Clark. Subjects to be
covered are how to become a judge, ethics, awards and ballots.
Active Master Judge - Ann reported that Alverta Symes has moved
from Open Judge to Active Master Judge.
AIS Affiliate - Discussion on number of MIS members who are AIS
affiliate members. Sixteen members at the meeting are AIS members.
Meeting locations - Bob and Alverta Symes volunteered to have
the July meeting at their home. Plan for grilled hamburgers.
New Members Campaign - Pete suggested we offer a prize for
anyone who brings new prospective members or guests to our meetings.
Whoever brings the most guests to the meeting will receive a rhizome
award in the Fall. When you bring guests, check them in with the
secretary so they can be introduced.
Home Hosting - Elinor Utech suggested that members who are
unable to host a meeting in their home might contribute something
toward the host to purchase the beverages.
Presidential 'Rhizome - A drawing was held for December and
January. Carol Addeo won for December, Alverta Symes won for January.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m. by a motion from Bob Symes;
seconded by Honk Meyer.
Addendum to the minutes: Honk Meyer has declined to be co-chair of
the Fort Gardens. Another rhizome drawing needs to be done for
December because Carol Addeo won in November so she was not eligible
to win again.