Here is the March Newsletter.
It's getting on in a new year and we would like to get our membership to grow with
some new blood infusions. We need to get our "Tell a Friend" new
membership campaign up and going with everyone's help - let's all see about inviting a friend to a
meeting. There will be prizes awarded for the member that invites
the most friends to our meetings during the year. They don't have to
become members to qualify. 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.
DATE & TIME:
Saturday, March 5, 2005 at 6:30pm
Home of Ken & Cleo Swanson. Call 549-3045 for
A FUN MEETING THIS MONTH! Instead
of our usual Potluck, we will have a MYSTERY DINNER! This should
be a very entertaining meeting as no one will know what they are
ordering for dinner. You will order off a funny menu and you will not
know what you ordered until it is served....I hope everyone can come to
this one! If you haven't reserved your spot for the dinner call Cleo
right away and reserve your seat!
Collection of remaining dues from the old die-hards that
haven't paid yet!
- Annual Dues - Dues for 2005 are now due at the new rate of
$8.00 per person We need all members to please pay their dues
this month as
the new membership list will be printed at the end of March. Please pay your dues
this month to Zona Lindemann,
Membership Chairman or Swede Gustafson, Treasurer. All you die-hards
that have not paid up your dues, well, this will be the last
newsletter you will get and you will be dropped from the membership
list as well.
Presidential Rhizome Drawing -
need to draw 2 names again at this next meeting for the Presidential
Rhizome as Pete Addeo has stated that he has also already won in
September and also in
February and he was not eligible to win for 2 months. We will re-draw
for February at the March meeting. If Carol and Pete can stop winning,
maybe some other members will be able to win a rhizome too!
- Annual Iris Show - Our annual Iris Show is nearing. It will
be held on June 11, 2005 at the Southgate Mall in front of JC Penny's.
Jim Sadler and Ann Violette are the co-chairs. The theme this year is
"The Silver Screen"
- Median Show - The show is scheduled for Sunday, May 22,
2005 at "The Clock" at the Southgate Mall. Gary Clark will chair and
will be doing a small show with about 4 tables. A nice show to try and
- Judges Training - Alverta Symes will be having a judges
training meeting on March 13, 2005 at her home. The class will be on
"Ethics." It will be an interesting session and all members are
invited as well as the students, judges and apprentices who are in
training. These meetings are very informative and our members should
plan on attending a few of these for the general knowledge and
expertise that is being offered by our Masters.
Meeting Locations/Activities for 2005 - Here's the list
for the rest of the year's club activities & meetings:
- April Meeting - We're looking forward to our April meeting
and program. We are please to let you know that Billie Gray will do a
program on Iris Care (Horticulture), including planting, treating
diseases, winterizing care and fertilizers. This will be a great
meeting to invite a friend as a guest. The meeting will be at Gary
Clark's home in Target Range.
- May 7th - Meeting at Pete & Carol Addeo's,
pot luck. Hosted by Ann Violette & Elinor Utech.
- May 22nd - Median Show at Southgate Mall
chaired by Gary Clark.
- June 4th - Meeting at Ken & Rose Mary
Baier's, pot luck
- June 11th - Annual Iris Show
- June 18th - Annual Iris Tour - After
hours champagne party at the Addeo's
- July 9th - Meeting at Bob & Alverta Symes',
potluck, hosts to provide the best grilled hamburgers
- July 30th - Annual Iris Sale, after sale
party at Billie Gray's
- 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
Iris Sale Chair - Looks like we still are in dire need
for a chairperson for our biggest event of the year! There must be
someone out there that would be willing to chair the Annual Iris Sale
for our group!! Where are You?? Maybe if we could get someone to chair
the event, we could also get enough VOLUNTEERS to help with the event
as well. This has always been the biggest problem for the Sale Chair.
Getting Volunteers to help! Alverta is helping with the card file and
Gary has volunteered his yard for the sorting location. This is our
most important event for our club and we are looking for someone that
can take control and we will all help in getting volunteers to help
with the work. C'mon guys, let's get in there and get our hands dirty!
- Iris Sale Card Party - Alverta Symes will also be having a
card party at her home on March 19th from 11am to 3pm. We need
everyone to bring any photos you have of iris and any catalogs and
magazines you have as well. She needs help with working on the cards
and sorting the photos for our annual sale. This will be a brown bag
lunch and Alverta will supply the drinks for those attending.
- Calendar Orders - Has anyone ordered a calendar and not
received it?? Here's a new twist. Swede has more money on account for
calendars than how many calendars we had to sell! Contact Swede right away
if you're missing a calendar that you paid for and never received.
Birthday!!....Let's Give 'Em a Cheer!!!
Happy day to Beth Wright - March 1st, and Bob Brown -
March 4th. Have a happy
birthday and all the good wishes and cheers that go along with it.
Minutes of the Missoula
Iris Society Meeting, Saturday, February 5, 2005:
- The meeting was called to order by President Pete Addeo
at 7:35 p.m. at the home of Billie Gray.
Minutes - The minutes from the January meeting were approved
as printed in the newsletter by a motion of Cleo Swanson, seconded by
Treasurers Report - The treasurer's report which appeared in
the February newsletter was approved by a motion of Cindy Davis,
seconded by Gary Clark.
Fort Garden - Claudia Brown will co-chair with Billie Gray.
Rhizome Sale - No chairperson volunteered; Alverta will help
with the card file.
Publicity - Ann Violette is the chair; Fred Frey offered to
co-chair the publicity.
Mystery Dinner - The mystery dinner at next meeting is hosted
by Cleo Swanson and Alverta. Sign up sheets were passed around for
anyone who has not reserved their seat. Menu to include Fried
chicken, vegetable, dinner rolls, cakes (9 x 13 layer) salads,
crackers and cheese, mints, napkins. Cleo asked that anyone not yet
signed up should call her or Alverta to sign up.
Meeting locations - Carol Addeo said all meeting locations for
the year are covered.
Calendars - Elinor reported all calendars are sold.
Guest - Ann Violette introduced her friend Grace Baker of Ronan
and Carol Addeo introduced her granddaughter Kalli Rose Wurth.
Judges Training - The Judges Training class has been scheduled
for Sunday, February 20th at 2 p.m. at the home of Billie Gray. The
subject will be iris parts, etc. Cost is $3.00 for non-judge, $5.00
for judges. The money goes to bring guest judges here. Two judge
classes will be held in March.
Judge promotions - Alverta has been promoted from Open Judge
to Active Master, Roger Muir, Cindy Davis, Gary Clark and Swede
Gustafson have been promoted from apprentice to student judges.
Presidential Rhizomes - Honk Meyer won for January, Pete Addeo
won for February.
The meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.
- Carol Addeo
Addendum to the minutes:
- The judges training class was changed from February 20th to
The Presidential Rhizome for February needs to be re-drawn because
Pete Addeo already won in Sept 2004.
Following the meeting, we had a really fun slide show program, led by
President Pete Addeo. It included a charades-type guessing game on
names of iris and we had a lot of laughs. A good way to spend a