Here is the February
newsletter. Just a friendly reminder to all that the Membership Dues are
due now. This meeting will be the last meeting to pay your dues for
2007. Those who do not pay their dues will not get a newsletter or
membership list until they are paid. You have until the end of February
to pay your dues. Thanks
Missoula Iris Society
DATE & TIME:
February 3rd at 6:30
of Pete & Carolyn Addeo in Linda Vista. Call 251-5833 for directions.
Pass the 2007
budget, Open meeting for member input on likes, dislikes, preferences,
Dues of $9.00 per
person are due now for 2007.
The new treasurer is Pete Addeo. You can pay at the meeting, or mail
your check payable to Missoula Iris Society to Pete at 5805 Helena Dr,
Missoula, MT 59803.
Birthday!!....Let's Give 'Em a Cheer!!!
Happy day to Brenda
Meador, February 25th; Alayne Hilditch, February 27th; Rod Crawford,
February 25th; Lynn Weger, February 24th; & Judy Hoar, February 11th.
Have a happy birthday all!
The New 2007
Calendars are here.
Payment of $6 is due and you can pick-up at the February meeting from
The following meeting locations are in process. We need some volunteers
to host a meeting as shown. Call Carol Addeo at 251-5833 if you would
like to host a meeting at your home or be a host for a meeting at
another member’s home: These locations and dates are also listed on our
Judges Training at home of Gary Clark, 1:00pm. Open to all members
Meeting and pot luck dinner at home of Pete & Carolyn Addeo, 6:30pm
Meeting and pot luck dinner hosted by Cindy Davis at the home of Gary
Meeting and pot luck dinner at home of Honk Meyer, 6:30pm
May 5 -
Meeting and pot luck dinner at home of Pete & Carol Addeo, 6:30pm
June 2 -
Meeting and pot luck dinner at home of Bob & Alverta Symes in Bonner,
Meeting and pot luck dinner at home of Alayne Hildritch in Grant Creek,
September 8 -
Meeting and pot luck dinner at home of Gary Clark in Target Range,
Need meeting location
Need meeting location
(Sunday) Annual Christmas Party. Location needed.
We would like to get
some input at this meeting as to what type of programs you would like to
have for this years meetings. We want to set up an agenda for each
meeting for the rest of this year as to what programs and/or subject
matter you would like to have after the meeting. Some suggestions for
meetings could be: Creating a backyard wildlife habitat or attracting
birds to your backyard; Creating a backyard pond; Slide show from AIS;
Slide game show from AIS; Designing arrangements;
Preparing iris for display at the show; Preparing iris for the sale;
Iris cultivation, dividing, fertilizing; Raised bed gardening; Starting
vegetable seeds indoors; Greenhouse growing; Rose cultivation/choices of
cultivars; History of Missoula Iris Society; Growing and use of herbs;
Combination plantings. The list is forever, so let’s get some
interesting meetings in order for the year and we can all vote and
discuss them at the next meeting.
Elinor has announced
the following chairpersons:
Median Show - Gary Clark
Standard Show - Jim Sadler
Historian - Donna Dowell
Iris Sale - Ron Dowell
Programs and Publicity - Fred Frey
Newsletter - Pete and Carolyn Addeo
Sunshine/Hospitality – Volunteer Needed
from Pete Addeo:
This is the same
report as in December. We do have membership dues and calendar sales
that were deposited as shown below. These were the only changes to the
Club Savings Account CD
Balance December 31 $3253.45
Club Savings Account
Balance December 31 $6584.40
Club Operations $2024.78
Judges Fund 375.43
Memorial Fund 301.92
Building Fund 865.47
2006 Rhizome Sale 3001.00
2006 Interest Income 15.80
Total balance $6584.40
December 31 Balance $
January 2007 deposits
Calendar Sales 78.00
Membership Dues 231.00
Total Deposits 309.00
Total Balance $865.24
IRIS SOCIETY TENTATIVE BUDGET FOR 2007
Median show $300
Iris Show $400
Special Guest Judge $725
Tour 2008 $100
Rhizome Sale $600
Shed building fund $857
Filing Fee 15
Friends of Fort 100
Presidential Rhizomes 300
Region RVP Donation 50
Membership information $100
Card File Maintenance 50
Tentative Budget $6,305
Last years expenses: $5,788.67
MINUTES – JANUARY 6,
The meeting was
called to order by President, Elinor Utech. The minutes of the November
meeting were accepted as printed in the newsletter.
turned over the books to our new treasurer, Pete Addeo. It was noted
that Swede had served as treasurer for 14 years. Originally the
position was presented as a task that would only take about two hours a
month. But as Swede found out and the rest of us came to appreciate,
this was a job that took several hours a month! Swede did the job
responsibly and cheerfully for all those years. We owe him many thanks
for taking care of our finances so well.
In addition to the
hours spent on treasury duties, Swede also volunteered hours of time at
the fort gardens – another reason we say, “Thank you, Swede, for all
your years of dedicated hard work!”
Swede reported that
we began the year with $10,074 and ended the year with $10,352. This
sum will be the amount available for our 2007 working budget. The CD
has gained approximately $2,000 since it was taken out.
Thanks were offered
to all of our 2006 officers for their time and efforts. Special thanks
went to Betty Ann for all her help to Swede and the hours she has put in
as a volunteer. Special thanks were also expressed to Carol for her
years of keeping the society’s minutes and helping Pete with the
announcements were made.
Gary Clark will chair this show again. He asked for volunteers. The show
is scheduled for Saturday, May 19 at Southgate Mall.
Jim Sadler, chair, said the schedule is complete. The theme is Earth,
Wind, and Fire. He will be contacting people for help.
Ron Dowell offered to be chair if he could get advice and help from past
chairs. Help was promised.
Suggestions on what else we need or might want to do in the gardens were
solicited. It was suggested that these be written and given to Billie.
Bob Brown extended his thanks on behalf of The Museum at Fort Missoula
for all the work the society has done in the gardens. He said that more
and more weddings are being booked for the garden and gazebo area
because of the better upkeep and the new trellises.
Floral Design and
Gary Clark is offering this workshop for judges and any other members
who want to learn about what judges are looking for in a floral design.
The session can be taken for credit at a cost of $5.00. The workshop
will be held Saturday, January 27, 2007, at Gary’s home, 2275 Sunlite
Flowers have been
sent to Donna Bowers. She has been diagnosed with cancer. Lynn Weger’s
mother died recently. Lynn has suggested that the society add iris
books to the iris library in her mother’s name.
Arrangements are being made to bring in slide shows from AIS and from
It was announced
that the new convention center on No. Reserve St. has a room that can be
rented for $15 for the first hour and $10 for each following hour. A
large TV is available for presentations. This was an option offered as
a possible solution if the number of people at our monthly meetings got
too big to be held in our homes.
The new RVP is from
Idaho. The January AIS Bulletin should have her email address.
strongly encouraged to invite our new members to meetings and
activities. It was felt that there needed to be a more friendly touch;
the newsletter was helpful but impersonal.
2007 DUES ARE DUE!