- Here is the February Newsletter. We
are striving to make all the meetings as interesting as possible for
everyone and be fun and informative as well. Each month we will have
a different program presented by different members that will discuss
items of interest to all of us. This will be a great time to learn
more about all different phases of gardening and iris. If you would
like to volunteer your expertise in something that you know about,
please contact Jim Sadler and we will arrange for you to host one of the
meetings for your presentation.
- The annual dues of $9.00 are due now
and if you are not paid up
end of February, then this will be
the last newsletter you will receive. We are sending out the new
2006 Membership Lists as well and if you are not current then you
will not receive the latest revised membership list as well.
- Webmaster & President
Missoula Iris Society
DATE & TIME: Saturday, February 4,
2006 at 6:30pm with potluck dinner
Home of Honk Meyer. Call 251-5800 for directions.
AGENDA: Pruning by Jim Cook
From the President & Newsletter Editor –
Please send me your birth date (year
not necessary) by email or call me at 251-5833. We would like to
keep our newsletter and membership lists updated each month. Please
help keep us informed of your email address as well so we can send
you important messages as they are needed.
Calendars – The 2006 Iris
calendars are here now and for sale at $6.00 each. Makes wonderful
gifts and you should call Elinor Utech at 549-1054 to order
one or you can get them at the meeting.
Annual Dues – are now due
for 2006. If you want to continue to get the newsletter after this
month, please get the annual dues in to Swede. We will remind
everyone at the February meeting as well.
- 25th Anniversary Buffet Supper
- Saturday, June 17, 2006 at 4:30 pm at Fort Gardens...Catered. Show
awards, history presentation. Benefit donation: $25 per person for
MIS members and their guests. Get your reservations to secretary
- Committee Chairpersons needed for
– annual Iris Sale in July. If you would like to volunteer, please
call Pete Addeo.
- Ann has invited Paul Black of Mid
America to come for our 25th anniversary celebration on June
17th and he has accepted. Agenda: Members: Consider going to the
American Iris Society Convention this year. It's in Portland,
Oregon from May 22 thru May 27, 2006. For a detailed
meeting/activity schedule go to the web site
www.ais2006.com. Alverta will talk about the convention, maybe
someone else will too.
- It's Their
Birthday!!....Let's Give 'Em a Cheer!!!
- Happy day to Judy Hoar – Feb 11th,
Lynn Weger – Feb 24th, Sandy Greene – Feb 10th,
and Brenda Meador – Feb 25th, Have a happy birthday and
all the good wishes and cheers that go along with it.
TREASURER'S REPORT - JANUARY 2006
December 31, 2005 Balance
Deposit - calendar Sales
Expense - 2006 MT Corporation Fee
December 1, 2005 Balance
Additions: Double Entry Bookkeeping Error
2005 Rhizome Sale Income
December 31,2005 Balance
Deposit of 2005 Interest
Deposit of 2006 Membership paid
January 31 , 2006 Balance
SPECIAL SAVINGS ACCOUNT BALANCES
Judges Discretionary Fund
There are still some 2005 members who have not paid the 2006 dues.
Most of you know who you are.
We will keep you on the register to receive the newsletter until the
end of February. You will get the
March newsletter but after March 1 you will be dropped from our
membership list. Of course, you may
pay 2006 dues later but you will miss out on the good upcoming
information about the Society activities.
Swede Gustafson, Treasurer
LOCATIONS FOR 2006:
February 4 - Meeting at Honk Meyer's - Program on Pruning by Jim
February 18 - Cleo Swanson - Card file work party, no
March 4 -Meeting at Gary Clark's - Program on Siberian
Iris by Swede Gustafson
April 1 - Meeting at Billie Gray 's- Program on card file
by Elinor Utech
May 6 - Meeting and small show at Charles Hiigel/Jeff
White in Victor - Pizza, salad, dessert pot luck- followed by
June 3 - Meeting at Alverta & Bob Symes - Program on
preparation for show, designing
June 10th - Southgate Mall - Iris Show
June 17 - Fort Gardens - Tour 10:00 - 4:00 - 25th
celebration dinner - $25 per person - Reservations required
July 8 - Meeting at Jim Sadler's - Program on companion
planting with iris in the garden
July 29th - Iris sale 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., then after
sale pizza and chicken party at Billie Gray's
August - No meeting
September 9th - Meeting Gary Clarks (hosts Ron Dunn and
October 7 – Need a volunteer for this meeting
November 4th - Meeting at Billie Gray's
Sunday December 3 or Sat Dec 2- - Christmas party and gift
exchange at Ken and Rose Mary Baier's
of the Missoula Iris Society Meeting, Saturday, November 12, 2005
meeting was called to order by President Pete Addeo at 7:45 p.m.
at the home of Pete and Carol Addeo.
Announcements: Ann Violette is in Community Hospital Room #329.
Flowers were sent by the club. Cleo Swanson has been ill but was
able to attend our meeting. Get well soon, both of you! Honk Meyer
recently lost his mother. Cindy Davis lost a brother. Condolences
to you, two.
John and Judy Hoar were again introduced as new members. Welcome to
your second meeting!
Minutes - The minutes from the November meeting were approved as
they appeared in the January newsletter .
Treasurers Report - None reported.
2006 Budget -The budget of $5,972 which appeared in the January
newsletter was read to the members:
Public Activity Accounts $2,900
Iris Show 400
Tour and celebration 1,100
Special Guest 800
Iris Sale 500
Fort Garden 1,900**
Newsletter & Programs 450
Presidential Rhizomes 250
Judges Training 00*
Club Operation Accounts 472
Total Budget $5,972
* Expenses will be paid from Judges Training Special Fund above
**$300 will be transferred to the building fund to repay the loan
After a brief discussion, a motion was made by Zona Lindemann to
pass the budget as presented; seconded by Ron Dunn and passed.
- 2005 New
Membership Contest -
Gary Clark was given a prize for first place in our membership
contest for 2005. He invited and signed up 6 new members. Also
thanks to Billie with 3 new members, Ron with 2 new members and Ann
Violette with 2 new members. A new 2006 membership drive starts the
first of this year.
A reminder from
the President that dues for 2006 are now due. Anyone who has not
paid dues by the end of February will be dropped from the newsletter
mailing on March 1, 2006.
Elinor Utech has
new AIS 2006 calendars available for sale for $6 each
Gardens Report -
Billie Gray summarized projects completed in 2005 on the Fort
Gardens renovation project. She especially thanked members Swede
Gustafson, Zona Lindemann and Jon Bonnickson for their help in the
work projects. Carson Vehrs of the Friends of the Fort organization
helped by bringing volunteer workers to the project and in
initiating a donation of two benches. Other thank yous went to JTL
for donation of the pea gravel and to Sheri Wurth for delivering
it. The Dykes bed is now complete from 1927 to present, thanks to
Ann Violette who supplied two of the missing Dykes and Gary Clark
who had three of the missing Dykes. And thanks to Bob Symes and
Honk Meyer who planted the marigolds.
Gary said the theme of the 2006 Iris Show will be "Glory in the
Gardens." Jim Sadler has been working on the individual categories.
tour will be June 17 from 10:00 to 4:00.
Anniversary of Fort Gardens -
The catered dinner will be held after the tour on June 17th at the
Fort Gardens. Anyone who has not signed up for the dinner should do
so with the secretary.
Guest of Honor -
Gary reported that Ann Violette has invited Paul Black of Mid
America to come as our special guest for the 25th Anniversary
celebration of the Fort Gardens on June 17. Paul has accepted and
will stay at Gary's house. It is hoped he will stay 2-3 days and do
a judges training session while he is here.
Neighborhood Grant -
that an application was submitted to the City of Missoula for
Neighborhood Project Funds Grant for 2006 which is available to
organizations or individuals for projects in the city that benefit
city residents. The grants would enable MIS to complete the last
phase of our Fort Gardens renovation project: the purchase of four
arbors and climbing plants.
A letter has been received from the Office of Neighborhoods project
advising us that our application is one of 19 applications they
received and the final approval will not happen until about March
13, 2006. We may be advised if we are still in the running on or
before March 3, 2006.
the following status of our judges:
Ken Baier, Master Judge
Rose Mary Baier, Master Judge
Claudia Brown, Garden Judge
Cindy Davis, Garden Judge
Gary Clark, Garden Judge
Billie Gray, Master Judge
Swede Gustafson, Garden Judge
Roger Muir, Garden Judge
Jim Sadler, Apprentice Judge
Alverta Symes,Master Judge
Ann Violette, Garden Judge
Lynn Weger, Apprentice Judge
Congratulations to those who were promoted.
25th Anniversary - Jim Sadler, Carol Addeo, Billie Gray, Ann
Violette, Elinor Utech
Show Chairman - Gary Clark
Tour Chairpersons - Carol Addeo and Billie Gray
Membership Chairperson - Carol Addeo
Judges Training Chairperson - Alverta Symes
Fort Missoula Gardens - Billie Gray
Iris Rhizome Sale - None yet
Newsletter Editor - Pete Addeo
Publicity Chairman - Fred Frey
Sunshine Chairman - Elinor Utech
Historian/Photographer - Donna Dowell
Program Chairman - Jim Sadler
Presidential Rhizomes -
Ron Dunn won for December and Ernie Lucero won for January.
Meeting locations -
Carol reported that meeting locations are all assigned except for
February and October. Honk volunteered his home so our February
meeting will be at Honk Meyer's home.
The meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m. by a motion made by Zona
Lindemann and Honk Meyer.