Here’s the newsletter for February. The new year is upon us and our club
activities will be starting again. We still need to have volunteers for
meeting locations. Please call Carol Addeo to see what months are
available for you to host a meeting. Remember, you can host a meeting at
another member’s location if you don’t have the room to host the meeting
at your own home.
Looking forward to seeing you all again and getting back on schedule for
the new year.
Missoula Iris Society
DATE & TIME:
SATURDAY, February 6, 2010
of Billie Gray, 1558 S. 6th West. Call 543-3480. Potluck supper
followed by the meeting.
Probably to finish planning the events of the year and to assign
2010 MEMBERSHIP DUES:
The new year is starting and it’s time to start collecting for the new
year memberships. Dues are $9.00/person. Please see our new Treasurer,
Swede Gustafson at the meeting to pay your dues.
The northwest flower & garden show returns February 3-7, 2010, with a
big line up of display gardens at the Washington State convention and
trade center in Seattle, at 7th & pike. For more info go to
NOTICE OF PASSING FROM
JOHN JONES, AIS BOARD OF DIRECTORS: It is with great sadness that I am letting you know that the American
Iris Society President, Dr. E. Roy Epperson, passed away suddenly last
weekend. It goes without saying that Roy will be greatly missed not
only by those of us who knew him and worked with him for many years, but
also by many others in the world of iris. In lieu of flowers, donations
in Roy's memory may be made to the American Iris Society General Fund.
Condolences to Betty Ann and Swede Gustafson: Betty Ann's mother Guri
Mary Ann B. Livesey, age 90, passed away from natural causes early
morning of January 13, 2010 at St. Patrick Hospital.
Birthday!!....Let's Give 'Em a Cheer!!!
Happy birthday to Lynn Weger, February 24th; Lynette Kirschenheiter,
February 23rd; and Alayne Hilditch, Feb4uary 27th. Have a happy
available report to print as of this date.
Minutes of the Missoula
Iris Society January 9, 2010
The meeting was called to order by Gary Clark, Vice President at
7:30 P.M. A pot luck dinner was served at 6:30 and had been completed.
The minutes of the last meeting were accepted as published in the
newsletter. Treasurers report was accepted as published in the
Linda Sadler moved the election of the late of officers and Carol
Addeo seconds the motion. The Motion passed. Elected were Ed
Verplancke, President; Vice-President Betty Ann Gustafson, Secretary Jim
Sadler; Treasurer Swede Gustafson.
Linda Sadler moved and Fred Frey seconded that the Christmas Turkeys
for the Christmas dinner be paid for by the society. It was discussed
that Billie Gray had cooked and furnished the turkeys and it was felt
that she should be reimbursed for her expenses. The motion passed.
Carol Addeo reported that Elizabeth Friesz had stated to her that she
had not received her silver metal she won at the June Iris show. The
matter was referred to the June Show Chair.
President Ed Verplancke appointed the following committees: Fred Frey
Publicity; and Betty Ann Gustafson and Linda Sadler Sunshine Chair. A
discussion was had concerning the Median show. Several names were
suggested. President Ed Verplancke said he intends to appoint himself
unless some else wants to chair the show. The June show was discussed
but since the new Vice-President Betty Ann Gustafson was out of town she
could not give her report.
Carol Addeo moved and Ron Dunn seconded that the tour be moved to 2011.
Discussion ensued and the motion was passed.
Linda Sadler moved and Fred Frey second that the budget as reported be
amended by adding $435.00 for a total amount of $4,7l0.00. The motion
discussion was had that dues in the amount of Nine dollars a year are
Presidential Rhyzome drawing was held. Cindy Davis won the December
drawing. (Secretary’s note: Previous winners as disclosed in the
newsletter were: September Billie Gray; October Jim Sadler; November
January drawing was held and won by Billie Gray.
(Secretary’s note we will have to redraw next meeting as Billie has
already been drawn for this calendar year)