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Missoula Iris Society Newsletter - January 2006

Members:



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 2005 on our checks and then we have to make 1000 errors until we get it right again.

Pete Addeo, Webmaster
Missoula Iris Society
http://www.missoulairis.com

DATE & TIME: Saturday, January 7, 2006 at 6:30pm
PLACE: Home of Pete & Carolyn Addeo. Call 251-5833 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. Plus, we have lots to talk about and need as many to attend as possible.
PROGRAM: No real program. Annual Reports from committee chairs
BUSINESS: Appointment of committee chairs for 2006,  pass the budget.

"FYI" NEWS:

DECEMBER BASH
Thanks to Ken and Rose Mary Baier for hosting the annual Christmas Party again. It was a good time and lots of fun and of course, the food was mmmmmmmm!!!

Annual Dues - Dues for 2006 are now due at the  new rate of $9.00 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. We are still in need of a few homes for monthly meetings. If you would like to sponsor or host a meeting, but can’t have it at your home, call Carol and we can arrange it for you.

APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEE CHAIRS
Anyone wishing to volunteer their talents to the club, please think about the following committee chairs that are needed and it would be a great way to contribute to the club and have a lot of fun as well.

25th ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE – Jim Sadler, Carol Addeo, Billie Gray, Ann Violette, Elinor Utech
SHOW CHAIRMAN – Gary Clark.
TOUR CHAIRMAN – Carol Addeo & Billie Gray.
MEMBERSHIP CHAIRMAN - None yet.
JUDGES TRAINING CHAIRMAN – Maybe we can get Alverta Symes to volunteer?
FORT MISSOULA GARDENS - Billie Gray
RHIZOME SALE - None yet.
NEWSLETTER EDITOR - Pete Addeo
PUBLICITY CHAIRMAN – How about Fred Frey?
SUNSHINE CHAIRMAN – We need to have Elinor Utech again.
HISTORIAN – None yet.

NEWSLETTER DEADLINE:
Any information for the February newsletter should be e-mailed or mailed to Pete Addeo by January 20, 2006. It can also be faxed to (406) 251-5833

Calendar Orders - Anyone who wants a beautiful iris calendar for 2006 should contact Elinor Utech right away.  You may call her at 549-1054.  They sell for $6.00 each and they are worth every cent.

TREASURER'S 2005 YEAR END REPORT

      NON-BUDGETARY ACCOUNT BALANCES
               These are funds set aside for special uses and are not available for budgetary purposes.
 
      CERTIFICATE OF DEPOSIT                                                                               $ 3189.66
      JUDGES DISCRETIONARY FUND SAVING ACCOUNT                                      401.50
      MEMORIALS FUND ACCOUNT                                                                               381.92
      BUILDING FUND ACCOUNT                                                                                    565.47*
                  TOTAL OF FUND ACCOUNTS                                                               $ 4538.55
      *The building fund loaned $300.00 to the fort garden renovation project in August to complete the sprinkler remodel.

      BUDGETARY INCOME ACCOUNT BALANCES
      OPERATIONAL SAVINGS ACCOUNT                                                             $    795.56
      SAVINGS ACCOUNT INTEREST INCOME                                                              12.88
      CHECKING ACCOUNT                                                                                             166.69
      2005 RHIZOME SALE INCOME                                                                             3795.00             
      MISCELLANEOUS SALE INCOME                                                                           80.00
      2005 MEMBERSHIP DUES RECEIVED                                                                462.00
                TOTAL OF  ACCOUNTS                                                                           $  5612.13

     FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR 2006 BUDGETING PURPOSES

                  TOTAL OF BUDGET INCOME ACCOUNTS ABOVE                            $  5612.00    
                  ANTICIPATED 2006 MEMBERSHIP DUES                                                  360.00
                          TOTAL AVAILABLE FUNDS                                                              $ 5972.00
PROPOSED 2006 BUDGET  
(revised slightly from 2005 December Newsletter to include increased income reported above

                  PUBLIC ACTIVITY ACCOUNTS                                                            $ 2900.00
                  IRIS SHOW                                                                                               $   400.00
                  TOUR AND CELEBRATION                                                                     1100.00
                  SPECIAL GUEST                                                                                         800.00
                  IRIS SALE                                                                                                      500.00
                  FORT GARDEN                                                                                      $  1900.00**
                 NEWSLETTER & PROGRAMS                                                                   450.00
                 PREZIDENTIAL RHIZOMES                                                                         250.00
                 JUDGES TRAINING                                                                                           0.00*
                 CLUB OPERATION ACCOUNTS                                                                472.00                          
                         TOTAL BUDGET                                                                            $   5972.00

         
*  expenses will be paid from the Judges Training Special Fund  above
          **  $300 will be transferred to the building fund to repay the loan

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

Happy day to Zona Lindemann - January 28th,  Ann Violette - January 1st,  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.