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Missoula Iris Society Newsletter - February 2010



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.

Pete Addeo,

Missoula Iris Society


DATE & TIME:  SATURDAY, February 6, 2010
Home of  Billie Gray, 1558 S. 6th West.  Call 543-3480.  Potluck supper followed by the meeting.
AGENDA:  Probably to finish planning the events of the year and to assign committee chairs. 




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 www.gardenshow.com


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.

It's Their 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 birthday all.


Treasurer's Report: No 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 newsletter.

     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 passed.

A discussion was had that dues in the amount of Nine dollars a year are now due.

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 Honk Meyer

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)