Here is the January Newsletter.
It's a fresh new year and hope that everyone will be in the best of
health and happiness for the next, very short year. It just seems that
the years go by far too quickly anymore and we just get used to printing
2004 on our checks and then we have to make 1000 errors until we get it
NOTE: It has come to our attention that next year, 2005, is
not really our 25th anniversary year for the club. It seems that Elinor
has done some checking and we broke ground at the fort in 1981 and
started planting in 1982. So if you do the math, that would make our
25th anniversary year 2006. So we have really gotten a big head start on
all the planning and setup for the event. We will now have plenty of
time to really plan for the big event and get everything in order well
Pete Addeo, Webmaster
Missoula Iris Society
DATE & TIME:
Saturday, January 8, 2005 at 6:30pm
Home of Pete & Carolyn Addeo. Call
for directions. Everyone is encouraged to
attend, as it is one meeting where you have two chances to win a
Presidential Rhizome for December or January.
Annual Reports from committee chairs,
Transfer of officers for 2005, appointment of committee
chairs for 2005, collection of dues, pass the budget.
- Annual Dues - Dues for 2005 are now due at the new rate of
$8.00 per person Please pay your dues in January to Zona Lindemann,
Membership Chairman or Swede Gustafson, Treasurer.
- Meeting Locations: Organized by Carol Addeo. Please let
her know if you can host a meeting this year at your home.
Lost and Found: A calendar was left at the home of Ken and
Rose Mary Baier. If anyone purchased one but does not have it, that's
where it is.
- Calendar Orders - Anyone who wants a beautiful iris
calendar for 2005 should contact Elinor Utech right away. You may call
her at 549-1054. They sell for $4.00 each and they are really
beautiful and useful.
Plant Markers - Swede has some big plant markers for sale at
half price to get them out of his garage. They are the 2" x 4" markers
like the ones used at the Fort Gardens. He has over 360 markers
available for 30 cents each or 10 for $2.75. What a bargain.
Jesse Utech, longtime MIS member, passed away on
December 8, 2004. Our condolences to his wife Elinor. His obituary
may be read HERE for those
2005 BUDGET UPDATE
The treasurer reported on November 24, 2004 that he has done some final
calculations for the actual finances available for the coming year and
Yahoo! there is more money available to spend. So he has slightly
altered the figures from the ones voted on at the November meeting. The
following figures do include projected income from dues, allow addition
money for a visiting judge and the present ending balances for the
checking and savings account.
Proposed Budget for 2005:
Show Judge $500.00
Fort Garden/Renovation $1,650.00
General Club Operation $716.00
TOTAL PROPOSED BUDGET $5,516.00
Birthday!!....Let's Give 'Em a Cheer!!!
Happy day to Zona Lindemann - January 28th, Ann Violette -
January 1st, B.W. McMullin - January 15th, Carolyn Addeo -
January 2nd and Claudia Brown - January 21st. Have a happy
birthday and all the good wishes and cheers that go along with it.
- Information from Ann on the Region 14 conference in Santa Cruz on
April 30 - May 1.
- REGION 14 SPRING CONFERENCE
- From Diane Sampson, President of the Monterey Bay Iris Society.
Spring in Santa Cruz: Region
spectacular iris gardens, mountains and sea, a conference venue near
Monterey Bay, California, and a fun-filled weekend. Monterey Bay
Iris Society invites you to join us for our first-ever American Iris
Society Region 14 Spring Convention.
Region 14 Spring Convention will be held April 30 -May 1, at the the
Seacliff Inn in Aptos, California, a three star Best Western hotel.
will offer tours of four gardens on Saturday: an iris ranch, a
mountain garden, a lake garden, and a suburbs garden. A highlight of
the tour is the iris ranch (members of MBIS call it simply "the
ranch"), which belongs to well-known iris breeder Joe Ghio. Joe's
Corralitos ranch includes guest irises, seedlings, and newer
introductions. This may be your only opportunity to visit "the
ranch," and it is well worth the visit!
On Sunday, we offer a choice of judges' training with Vicky Dudley
and Joe Ghio, or additional garden tours in the area. Sunday's
garden tour may include a Scotts Valley farm that was once used as a
stage coach stop; a formal mountain garden used for exclusive social
gatherings; and a lovely Master Gardener's iris garden in Los Gatos.
We have reserved a block of 50 rooms at the Seacliff
Inn for Friday and Saturday nights, at the excellent rate of $79 +
tax per room, per night, double or single, including continental
breakfast (regularly up to $169). The rooms will be held until March
29, 2005, but make your reservation early "just in case." Please see
the registration form for details. The hotel reservations phone
number is 1-800-367-2003, or locally 831-688-7300. When you call,
mention Monterey Bay Iris Society, booking #1808. MBIS is not
responsible for your hotel reservation.
Registration for the conference is $85, which includes
the Saturday night banquet, speaker Joe Ghio, the bus tour Saturday,
and box lunches for Saturday and Sunday. The banquet room has a
capacity of only 150 people, so reserve your seat early! See the
registration form for details.
We look forward to seeing you in Santa Cruz next spring!
Monterey Bay Iris Society