- Here is the newsletter for June.
Last month I spoke too soon when I commented that winter had bitten
the dust. Looks like we still have a few more weeks of cold weather
and possibility of snow is some areas. Well, we are in Montana and
that's just the way it works.
Missoula Iris Society
- DATE & TIME: Saturday,
June 1st. Potluck supper
begins at 6:30 pm.
home of Fred Frey, 1760 Frey Lane.
Take Frey Lane off Mullen, then left on driveway marked with a
mailbox with koi and water lilies (between two houses) or call
529-0530 for directions.
No Program discussed.
- "FYI" NEWS
Billie Gray requests that anyone
who has a few minutes to spare, go over and weed at Fort Iris
Gardens.. A comment from May 2006, "the Fort Gardens are in
beautiful shape. Only one small bed remains to be weeded, and that
will magically be taken care of before the June 17th
events. It will magically happen when little MIS elves, who are so
dedicated to these gardens that they put their own gardens on the
back burner in favor of making sure her majesty the Iris Gardens at
Fort Missoula shows her best face." Quoted from our history booklet
"Fifty years of iris growing, 25 years of iris showing". by Carolyn
Addeo and Pete Addeo.
Median show report: The
Missoula Iris Society held their 6th Median Iris Show, 'The Sweet
Fragrances of Spring', May 18, at the Southgate Mall. There were 11
Exhibitors, 67 Entries, and 62 Varieties/Cultivars. Award winners
Best Specimen of Show: Variety: Cache of Gold, Type: SDB,
Exhibited by: Roger Muir
Section Winners: Section: SDB, Variety: Cache of Gold, Exhibited
by: Roger Muir
Section: IB, Variety: Star
Woman, Exhibited by: M. Elizabeth Friesz
Variety: Batik, Exhibited by: Cindy Davis
Variety: Fussion Chips, Exhibited by: Fred Frye
Variety: May Deput, Exhibited by: Scott Drake
Most Blue Ribbons: M. Elizabeth Friesz . 2nd Most Blue Ribbons:
Best Design of Show, Artistic Division: Exhibitor: Donna Dowell
Number of Designs: 6 Designs and 2 Exhibitors.
Most Blue ribbons: Tie between Donna Dowell and Jim Sadler
A big thanks to all the exhibitors and all who helped with the show.
Betty Ann Gustafson, Show Chair
Main Iris Show: Show to be held June 8 in Penney's Court
from 10 am to 8 pm. Schedules are available from Betty Ann
Iris Sale: Saturday, July
Ice Cream Social: To be
Meeting announcement: No meeting
in July or August
Birthday!!....Let's Give 'Em a Cheer!!!
Happy birthday to
Betty Ann Gustafson, June 21st and Linda Sadler, June 22nd. Have a happy birthday all.
TREASURER'S REPORT As of May
SAVINGS ACCOUNT: There was no activity to report for
Balance is $10,038.68
Balance reported April
24 $ 575.43
The expense was for the
Median Show Judges, clerks, and workers lunch money on May 18. $70
was dispenses to these persons. The remainder will be carried over
to the June 8 show for the same purposes.
Swede Gustafson, Treasurer
MINUTES OF THE
MISSOULA IRIS SOCIETY MEETING Saturday May 4, 2013
was called to order by President Ed Verplancke at the home of Swede
and Betty Ann Gustafson at 7:35 p.m.
correction: The minutes of the April 2013 meeting as printed in
the newsletter Falls and Standards were corrected as follows:
Median Show: Set up and prepping two tables should have
read 10 tables . Another correction regarding the main iris
show: Skirting would be nice for the tables (10 tables deleted).
The minutes of April 2013 were approved as amended.
report explanation: The treasurer's report from the newsletter
were reviewed by Swede with comments that Pete Addeo was paid for
toner cartridges in the amount of $256 because he prints all the
posters for shows as well as the newsletter's each month.
Mall rate: And effective immediately, the mall will now charge
MIS $250 for each event held at the Mall. Stipulations include that
we have insurance coverage for each event and any cancellations must
be done thirty days prior to the event.
MIS include some advertising at the Mall and on FaceBook. The MIS
logo would not work on the advertising around the mall so a Siberian
type flower was used on the signs around the mall. Some discussion
on changing that logo. New requirements also include that set up
must be within the Penney's Court, not in the hall because there are
businesses nearby and table skirting will not be provided.
Show: The median show theme is The Sweet Fragrances of Spring,
to be held May 18, 2013 from 10 am to 6:30 p.m. The show schedule
was passed out at the meeting.
iris: Betty Ann Gustafson passed out an article on showing
irises; it is also reprinted on the website
Show: Betty Ann passed out the show schedule for Saturday June
8, 2013 10 - 8 pm Theme is Perfume Delights. Design categories
are all perfumes. Alverta Symes is head judge. Posters were also
passed out to members who will post them.
training: Roger Muir announced a judges training workshop on
Miniature Talls (MTB) on Saturday June 8 after the lunch break in
the mall meeting room. All judges and judges trainees are welcome.
Instructions: Newsletter mailing instructions have been revised
by the post office;Steve Hesla met with the postal people and
explained the changes. Basically it's a one fold, no staples plan
using tape to hold the open end so machines do not catch the
Trainee Donna Dowell - has been allowed to keep her accrued
hours of training but must complete six hours of training by June 30th.
The notice to AIS must be post marked by that date. She will receive
training from Ann Violette on awards and ballots, Roger on MTB's and
Swede will train her on TB's.
Social: Judy Blunt will check her schedule and set a date for
the ice cream social at the June meeting. No meeting in July.
Sutton: Swede commented on the passing of Margaret Sutton, who
visited here a few years ago with her husband. Margaret passed away
during the period the family were moving to Star, Idaho. The club
will mail a card to the son.
Gardens - Billie
Gray commented that not many people were able to show for the work
parties, however they seem to be working on their own as they have
time. Because there are so many weddings held there in the summer,
we should try to keep the beds looking nice. Sundays make a better
time to work, as there are not many weddings held on Sunday.
Sprinklers come on between 4-5 am. Carol Addeo reported that she
worked Saturday and Sunday mornings and most beds look in good
shape, there are only three more beds that need attention. However,
it is an ongoing need to maintain.
Swede reminded everyone that the exhibits at the museum are free to
MIS members. In a recent museum newsletter MIS was praised by
Executive Director Bob Brown. Quote: "The intrepid gardeners of
the MIS make our west lawn a prime location for weddings every
weekend of the summer".
for May: Gary Clarke
adjourned at 8:25 by a motion from Cindy Davis, seconded by Billie
winners to date: Carol Barbian, Roger Muir, Ed Verplancke, Alverta
Betty Ann Gustafson, Judy Blunt, Pete Addeo and Swede Gustafson,