DATE & TIME:June 5th, 2004
meeting was cancelled but the next meeting is Friday, June 11th at
Community Room PROGRAM: No scheduled
program information available BUSINESS:
Following the brief meeting, everyone can help set up tables for the
FYI NEW INFORMATION:
MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR BOB GRAY All members are invited to attend the
memorial service for Bob Gray to be held Friday June 11th from 3:00 to 5:00 at
the Fort Gardens. Everyone is encouraged to contribute to a pot luck supper
and help is needed to set up the rented tables and chairs. Billie Gray says
bring memories of Bob to share with the group.
IRIS SHOW Southgate Mall on Saturday, June 12. Help
needed with set-up on Friday evening beginning at 8:00 p.m. The theme is
Springtime in the Rockies.
IRIS RHIZOME SALE Saturday, July 31 at the Fort Missoula
Gardens beginning at 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
A MESSAGE FROM THE TREASURER
Your treasurer receives requests for reimbursement of expenses paid by
individual members of the Society. The following is the policy which the
auditors and I have instituted to document these expenses:
1. Fill out an Iris Society Expense Form and SIGN IT!!!
2. Please PROVIDE a VALID receipt to verify the expenses.
3. The expense must be forwarded to the treasurer within 30 days. (As per
the standing by-laws of the society)
4. The treasurer will forward a check to the member within 30 days after
receiving the completed form.
I have been
receiving requests without documentation, forms not signed and outside of the
30 day limitation. I have been somewhat lenient in this policy in the past but
will forego that policy beginning June 1st.
Any information for the newsletter should be e-mailed or mailed to Pete Addeo by
the 3rd week of the month. It can also be faxed to (406) 251-4683.
Birthday!!....Let's Give 'Em a Cheer!!!
Happy day to Faye Pederson - June 22nd, Betty Ann Gustafson
– June 21st and Linda Sadler – June 22nd . Have a happy
birthday and all the good wishes and cheers that go along with it.
OF THE MISSOULA IRIS SOCIETY MEETING
- Saturday, May 8, 2004
The meeting was called to order by President James Sadler
at 7:35pm at the home of
The minutes from the April meeting
had one correction with regard to the music title. Otherwise, the
minutes were approved as corrected.
Treasurers report was read by
Carol Addeo in the absence of Treasurer Swede Gustafson.
Savings Account Breakdown
Club's Operation $4,325.53
Judge's Special 216.40
Fort Garden Grant 350.00
Accrued Interest 5.54
Account Balance $6,004.86
$23.00 from Building Fund to Club Account to pay for the March
rental unit fee.
Checking Account Deposits: Transfer from Savings Account
Sale of plant markers
#990 check cancellation
Bookkeeping subtraction error
Checking Account Expenses:
Flower Haus - 2 Sunshine Gifts
Billie Gray - Fort Gardens Expenses
Ann Violette - RVP, program, misc
Total Expenses $ 92.15
Report Billie Gray reported that the
babies and IB's are blooming. TB's are in bud. Daffodils need
deadheading and anyone is welcome to go by with a pair of
clippers. A stump was ground out and crab apple trees were
pruned. The bill came to $130. A motion was made by Bob Symes,
seconded by Ann Violette that the club pay for the full expense.
The motion passed.
More gravel is needed on
the rest of the bed; edging has been finished. Ruts were created 6"
deep north of the bed by trucks and needs to be filled in by soil
and re-seeded. Water is not turned on yet because one line was
broken. "We look good and people think we are wonderful", said
Billie. "And we are."
Storage Shed Storage shed plans are in limbo.
Ann reported that the judges training
median show will be held Sunday May 16 from 1:30 to 4:30. Meet at
the Fort Gardens. Gardens who may have blooming iris include Honk
Meyer, Carol Addeo, Jim Sadler, Billie Gray.
Annual Iris Show Report
The regular annual Iris Show will be held June 12th at Southgate
Mall, J. C. Penney court. The theme is Springtime in the Rockies.
Signups are needed for clerks, runners, table decoration,
registrar. An advertising person is needed. Pete Addeo volunteered
to make up the posters, if someone would distribute them. Billie
will talk to the radio stations.
Tour Report - No tour
planned for this year
Bob Gray Memorial Service - The
memorial service for Bob Gray will be held Friday, June 11th from
3:00 - 5:00. Pot luck dishes are welcome and help is needed setting
up the rental tables and chairs. Bring memories of Bob to share.
Sale work party - Four members showed
up for the May 8th sale work party.
Newsletter - Newsletter
Editor Pete Addeo wants photos of gardens and iris. He would like
6-8 photos of several gardens. Jim Sadler will dig out photos of
Because judges have a conflict on June 5th, the June meeting was
changed to Friday evening, June 11th just prior to set-up for the
iris show. The no-host meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the
Southgate Mall conference room.
- Cleo Swanson won the May presidential rhizome.