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Missoula Iris Society Newsletter - February 2009



Here is the newsletter for February. The year has begun and itís time to start thinking about gardening again?? Maybe??? Letís all hope that Old Man Winter will go easy from now on and give us all a break.  Spring is on the way and it sure will be a nice change of pace from the last 4 months.


Pete Addeo, Webmaster
Missoula Iris Society



PLACE:   Home of Billie Gray, 1558 So. 6th St. W. Call 543-3480 for further information.

PROGRAM:  2009 Budget approval




Cindy Davisí phone number has been changed to her cell phone. Her new phone number is 544-8745. Please note this in the membership list and the new numbers will be updated on the new list to come out in March. If you have any changes to the current list, please let Pete Addeo know at the meeting so he can update the 2009 membership list.

2009 MEMBERSHIP DUES: The year is beginning and itís time to start collecting for the new year memberships. Dues are $9.00/person. Please see Swede at the meeting to pay your dues.

It's Their Birthday!!....Let's Give 'Em a Cheer!!!

Happy day to Lynette Kirschenheiter, February 23rd; Lynn Weger, February 24th; and Alayne Hilditch, February 27th.   Have a happy birthday all


2009 Budget Report: No changes in the checking or savings accounts as the books were already closed. Our new Treasurer, Swede with have his report to follow for the new year. Below is the 2009 Budget that was tentatively approved by the committee. We need to vote on this at this next meeting for approval by the members. Please bring a copy of this budget to the meeting so we can discuss it and make any changes before approval.


The 2009 Budget is as follows:


Card File Maintenance



Donations & Contributions




Friends of Fort




RVP Assistance



Total Donations & Contributions



Fort Gardens




Contract Labor




Maintenance & Repairs




New Iris







Total Fort Gardens



Historian & Photography Expense



Licenses and Filing Fees



Membership Information



Newsletter Expenses



Presidential Rhizomes Expense



Program Expense



Rhizome Sale Expenses



Shed Building Fund



Show Expenses - Median



Show Expenses - MIS



Sunshine Expenses


Total Expense





Minutes:  January 10, 2009


The meeting was called to order by President Cindy Davis.  The December, 2008, minutes were approved as printed in the Falls and Standards


Because of questions and because of the small number of members present, the acceptance of the 2009 budget was tabled until the February meeting.


A call for the election of officers was made.  The slate of officers was approved as a whole, and the gavel was passed to Ron Dowell, our new president.


Old Business


Shed:  The soffits still need to be finished.  Painting needs to be done, but there is some question as to whom is responsible Ė MIS or Friends of the Fort.  A new lock is on the door.  Keys were handed out to Pete, Swede, Billie, Zona, and Alverta.  MIS paraphernalia being store in membersí homes/garages can now be moved to the shed.


New Business


Monthly Meeting Sites:  It was brought up that only a few people have homes big enough    in which to hold our monthly meetings.  Some have been doing this for years and are looking for some relief.  The discussion that followed brought out that the group could probably hold at least one meeting a year at a restaurant, most likely during the winter.  It was felt that some members might not want to eat out and, therefore, would skip the meeting.  To encourage everyone to attend such meetings, it was suggested that it could be posted that the meal would begin at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting/program would begin at 7:30 p.m.  Those people, then,        who did not wish to eat out could come just for the meeting. The restaurant selected, the time of meal, and the time of the meeting would be posted both in the Falls and Standards and on the web site.  A motion was made and carried that the March 7, 2009, meeting be held at the Montana Club.


The presidential rhizomes for December, 2008, and January, 2009, were awarded as follows:

            December:  Carol Addeo

            January:      Donna Dowell


Ed Verplancke moved the meeting be adjourned.  Billie seconded the motion, and the meeting was adjourned.