Here is the
newsletter for February. I don't know about the rest of you, but this
member is getting tired of the cold weather and icy conditions. I want
SPRING!! Please!! I want to be able to get out and take a walk and see
some green for a change. Let's all think Spring and maybe it will happen
Missoula Iris Society
DATE & TIME:
February 2. Potluck supper
begins at 6:30 pm.
Home of Gary Clark and Steve Hesla,
2275 Sunlite Lane. Call 728-7633 for directions.
Iris Videos of the Dr. Loomis Trial Gardens in Colorado to be shown
after the meeting.
- Third and last reminder:
The $10.00 annual
membership dues should be paid now for the 2013 year. Please pay your
dues to Treasurer Swede Gustafson before the end of the month. The new
membership list will be published in March. Anyone not paid will not
receive future newsletters. See treasurer's report below for names of
those members who have not yet renewed.
financial records - Swede
needs two member volunteers to review and audit the financial records
Birthday!!....Let's Give 'Em a Cheer!!!
Happy birthday to
Misty Pepperock, February 22nd; Lynn Weger, February 24th and
Jean Garrard, February 28th. Have a happy birthday all.
Meeting Locations and
Activities. We are still in need of host locations for meetings.
Openings are for next month, March, also June and July as well as
October and November. Please call Carol Addeo at 251-5833 and let her
- FEBRUARY 2013
Report is as of
January 22, 2013
No activity since
December 31, 2012 Balance is $11,838.12
as of Dec 31, 2012 $ 195.01
Deposits - 7
Ending Balance as
of January 22, 2013 $ 180.01
There are quite
a few members who have not paid their memberships for 2013:
Following is a list of those who Have not paid. MIS would appreciate
payment by the end of February so a new Membership List can be printed
in time for the March meeting.
Bob Brown, Melodee Burreson, Elizabeth Friesz, Christine Gresham,
Elizabeth Houston, Laurie Kammerer, Barbara Lee, Heidi and Betty Martin,
Honk Meyer, Lorene Nordstum, Misty Pepperock, Barbara Riley, Thomas
Robinson, Pat and Nancy Ryan, Jon Salmonson, John Schroeder, Jeff
Smith, Joyce Zamlis.
If your name is
here let me know at 406-544-9544 if you are still have interest in being
a member. You can mail you dues to Missoula Iris Society 3128 Eldora
Lane Missoula, MT 59803
Minutes of the
Missoula Iris Society - Saturday, January 5, 2013
The meeting was
called to order by President Ed Verplancke at 7:20 p.m. at the home of
Jim and Linda Sadler. Minutes from the November 2012 newsletter were
approved as published in the Falls and Standards.
reported the treasurer's report checking balance of $195.01. The
savings account balance is $11,838.12. Treasurer's report was approved
on a motion to approve by Cindy Davis, seconded by Billie Gray and
installation: Officers for
2013 were installed. They are Ed Verplancke, President, Donna Dowell,
Vice President, Carolyn Addeo, Secretary and Swede Gustafson, Treasurer.
The revised and final budget for
2013 of $6,025 was approved.
Discussion of the mall
expense for future shows. Discussion of where to locate the median show
in May, perhaps having the smaller show in private homes. After some
discussion, the general consensus is that the exposure offered by the
mall is very important and both shows should be held at Southgate Mall.
A motion was made by Jim
Sadler, seconded by Fred Frey that the median show continue to be held
at Southgate Mall. Motion passed. Betty Ann Gustafson will verify with
the mall that we can hold the show there on May 18, 2013 under the
donated items: In the
of Alverta Symes, Carol Addeo began a discussion of donation to AIS of
gift items pertinent to our region to be used in an AIS auction. After
some discussion, a motion was made by Betty Ann Gustafson and seconded
by Cindy Davis that our society budget the amount of $50 for a committee
to be authorized to purchase and ship some specific items to AIS for the
auction. Motion passed. Because of the high price for shipping, it was
suggested that the items be purchased online such as Amazon where the
shipping is included. Items suggested were Rocky Mountain T shirts,
Montana calendar, Montana made items, Montana mud T shirt. It was
suggested that the purchasing committee be Alverta Symes, Bob Symes, and
Gary Clark. (That's what they get for leaving us in favor of a
Swede read an announcement
from Ann Violette, RVP for Region 11 about a judging class being held
February 9, 2013 in Portland, Oregon. Instructor is Keith Keppel and
cost is $15. Anyone wanting additional information should contact Betty
Rvp Region 11
Budget - After some
discussion of Ann Violette's budget needs, it was decided to send Ann
the total $50 budgeted for her to allow her to use it at her
discretion. Motion to do this was made by Betty Ann Gustafson, seconded
by Ron Dowell, passed. It was agreed that Ann should provide receipts
to the treasurer for each expenditure.
Chairperson - Carol Addeo
initiated a discussion on the future informational booklets for new
members. Betty Ann Gustafson volunteered to make copies of the
information to be passed out to new members.
Hard copy files
of club records - Carol
Addeo mentioned that somewhere there are two plastic tubs of hard copy
club records and minutes for the last 30 years of the club. She passed
them on to Zona Lindeman in 2009 when Zona became secretary. Does
anyone know where the records are and have they been kept up to date by
the club secretary's for the past four years? Jim Sadler said he had
copies of minutes in his computer, but had not printed a hard copy.
Cindy had not printed hard copies either. Brief discussion on whether
it was important to maintain the hard copies in a file, because all of
the newsletters and minutes are on the website
Rhizome Winners - Winner for
December is Anita Cervenak, Winner for January 2013 is Betty Ann
Addendum to the
minutes: Rhizome winners so far: August, Carol Barbian, September,
Roger Muir, October, Ed Verplanke, November, Alverta Symes, December,
Anita Cervenak, January, Betty Ann Gustafson