- Hi, Gang! Here is the June
Newsletter. We will be striving to make our meetings more fun
and interesting for everyone. So let's all get into a group
spirit and invite some one you know to our meetings. Thanks.
- Webmaster & President
Missoula Iris Society
Saturday, June 4, 2005 at 6:30pm
of Ken & Rose Mary Baier. Call 542-2503 for directions.
- "FYI" NEWS:
Meeting Locations/Activities for 2005
- Here's the list for the
rest of the year's club activities:
- June 4th - Meeting at
Ken & Rose Mary Baier's, pot luck
- June 11th - Annual
Iris Show, Southgate Mall
- June 11th - Judges
Training with John Ludi on Awards & Ballots, 2pm - 4pm
- June 12th - Judges
Training with John Ludi on Garden Judging
- July 9th - Meeting at
Bob & Alverta Symes', potluck, hosts to provide the best grilled
- July 30th - Annual
Iris Sale, Fort Gardens, 9am - 1pm. After sale party at Billie
- August - No Meeting
- September 10th -
Meeting at Gary Clark's, potluck, hosted by Ronn Dunn
- October 1st - Meeting
at Honk Meyer's
- November 5th -
Meeting at Billie Gray's
- December 4th - Sunday
- Annual Christmas Party hosted by Ken & Rose Mary Baier
- It's Their
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
- New Members:
We have 2 new members that have
joined our group; Harry Smith, 2105 S. 27th Ave,
Missoula, MT 59804, Phone: 549-5940. Also welcome Miss Kalli Rose
Wurth, our youngest member, 3235 Keck St, Missoula, MT 59804, Phone:
327-7965. Welcome to both of you and hope to see you at the
- Judges Training –
The judges training set for May 24 on Siberians has be postponed
until Tuesday, June 7th. Time will be from 7 – 9 pm at Gary
Clarks house. All members are welcome, not just judges.
- Iris Sale:
Since there have been no volunteers for chairman of the annual
Iris Sale for our group, I will be taking over the chair for the
sale. I would like to get a committee together at this next
meeting and would like to hear from some volunteers for a little
assistance to get our sale rolling along. One of the things we
always need help with is to help sort and clean the iris in
preparation for the sale. There will be 4 days of help needed
for this task and we need anyone to volunteer any amount of
hours on any days for some help. In the past, we have always had
to rely on a select few of our members for a lot of help and I
want to change that attitude and would like to see some new
faces to help sort and clean our Iris. This is our most
important event of the year and it is the one event that makes
our group earn enough money to continue our operations for
another year. If we don’t have a good sale, then our group will
suffer for the coming year of events.
- First Annual Median Show:
Gary Clark did a wonderful job hosting a very successful show on
Sunday, May 22nd. There were over 70 entries for the
show and a great showing. Congrats, Gary for a great day. The
winners of the show are as follows:
- Best Of Show –
Claudia Brown for “Blue Line” SDB
- Artistic Best Design
– Donna Dowell, Class 6 – “Traveler’s Rest”
- Our other winners are:
- Most Blue Ribbons –
Claudia Brown with 13 (nice!)
- 2nd Most
Blue Ribbons – Honk Meyer with 7 (good job!)
- Minutes of
the Missoula Iris Society Meeting,
Saturday, May 7, 2005:
- The meeting was called to
order by President Pete Addeo at 7:50 p.m. at the home of
the Addeo's following an Italian theme pot luck supper. Ann
Violette and Elinor Utech hosted.
Minutes - The minutes from the April meeting were
approved as they appeared in the newsletter.
Treasurers Report: Treasurer Swede Gustafson reported.
Checking Account Balance as of April 1, 2005
Alverta Symes for Fort Garden
Checking Account Balance as of April 30. 2005
Savings balance as of 5/1/05
Median Show - The median show is Sunday, May 22nd from
1:00 - 5:00. Judging is at 1:30 p.m. Gary Clark said the show
theme is "Journey with Lewis and Clark"; Mary Ellen Davis
donated a Lewis & Clark theme medal. Ron Dunn and Donna
Dowell volunteered to clerk. Gary thanked Honk Meyer and Ann
Violette for putting together 60 median containers. Gary needs
help setting up 4-5 tables on Sunday. He passed out entry
Swede commented that the mall requires skirting on the tables be
from table to floor; taping should be avoided on the tables.
Discussion followed on materials to be used with velcro. We
already have a supply of plastic cover, which Gary can use.
Gary also will borrow some burlap for runners.
Fort Gardens - Co-Chair Claudia Brown reported on the
work party of April 30th where edging was started and weeding
was accomplished. Beds are looking good. Beds 5, 6 and Dykes
are to be renovated this summer. Yaquina Blue was planted in
the Dykes bed, making the bed complete. A few medians have
started to bloom. Claudia gave an "Atta Boy and Atta Girl" for
those people who worked.
Iris Show - The annual iris show is to be held Saturday,
June 11th at Southgate Mall; the theme is "Hurray for
Judges Training - June Judges Training will be from 2:00
- 4:00 p.m. on Saturday June 11th and garden judging training
will be available on Sunday, June 12th at the Fort Gardens; all
members are welcome, not just judges. Ann discussed the
possibility of a catered lunch where all attendees paid their
share on Sunday.
Rhizome Sale - President Pete asked for volunteers to
chair the rhizome sale in July; no volunteers were forthcoming.
A board meeting may need to be held to discuss this.
Memorial Bench - Jim Sadler will work on this project and
report back at the next meeting. He thought we were going to
wait until next year to do this. A budget of $380 is available
from memorial funds of Bob Gray and Jesse Utech.
May Judges Training - Gary Clark is hosting a judges
training on Siberian Iris at his home on Tuesday, May 24 from
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. All members are welcome, not just judges in
New Member - Kalli Rose Wurth, has joined as a new
Joyce Walters - Swede reported that he and Betty Ann
stopped in Stevensville last week and visited Joyce Walters new
bead store. It's across the street from the bank.
Presidential Rhizomes - Zona Lindemann won the rhizome
The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m. followed by a program
viewing of two garden videos.