Here is the March
newsletter. A third friendly reminder to all that the Membership Dues
are due now. Those who do not pay their dues will not get a newsletter
or membership list until they are paid. You have until the end of March
to pay your dues. Thanks
Missoula Iris Society
DATE & TIME:
3rd at 6:30 p.m. Potluck
agenda or program announced as of this date.
Home of Gary Clark, hosted by Cindy Davis. Call 728-7633 for directions.
- Dues of
$9.00 per person are due now for 2007.
The new treasurer is Pete Addeo. You can pay at the meeting, or
mail your check payable to Missoula Iris Society to Pete at 5805
Helena Dr, Missoula, MT 59803.
The current membership list is updated. All members who have
paid their dues for 2007 will be getting one in the mail with
this newsletter. All paid members who get emails will get a
separate mailing of the membership list.
It's Their Birthday!!....Let's Give 'Em a Cheer!!!
- Happy day
to Bob Brown, March 4th and Beth Wright, March 1st. Have a happy
- Welcome Jan Turback: Let's all
welcome our new member to our club. Hope to see you at more
meetings, Jan and don't be afraid
to get your hands a little dirty this summer. We need all the
help we can get from all our wonderful members.
You can pick-up at the March meeting for $6.00 from Pete Addeo.
We only have a few calendars left.
Locations for 2007:
The following meeting locations are scheduled. We need some
volunteers to host a meeting For October and November as well as
our Christmas Party. Call Carol Addeo at 251-5833 if you would
like to host a meeting at your home or be a host for a meeting
at another member’s home: Anyone who wants to host a meeting at
someone else’s house can do so by chipping in for drinks, etc or
doing set up or cleanup for the host. It’s that simple. Let’s
get some volunteers for hosting! It’s painless!!
March 3 - Meeting and pot luck dinner hosted by Cindy Davis at the home
of Gary Clark, 6:30pm
April 14 -
Meeting and pot luck dinner at home of Honk Meyer,
May 5 -
Meeting and pot luck dinner with PLANT EXCHANGE at home of
Pete & Carol Addeo, 6:30pm
June 2 - Meeting and pot luck dinner at home of Bob & Alverta Symes in
July 14 - Meeting and pot luck dinner at home of Alayne Hildritch in
Grant Creek, 6:30pm
August - No Meeting
September 8 - Meeting and pot luck dinner at home of Gary Clark in
Target Range, 6:30pm
October - Need meeting location
Need meeting location
December 2 - (Sunday) Annual Christmas Party. Location needed.
- Fort Gardens:
Billie Gray has agreed to continue to chair the Fort Gardens
project. Thank you Billie!
TOURING VISITING YARDS
Would you be
willing to share your garden with other MIS members? Generally
speaking, many of us only see the yards and gardens of members
who are able to host one of the monthly meetings or a club
activity. Not all of us are able to open our homes to such
activities, yet certainly could share our efforts with others in
the organization and build connections between the members.
would like to schedule such opportunities in at least the months
of May, June, and July on the same day of our monthly meeting.
The chosen host garden might be on the same side of town or not
far out of the way of the meeting site and open from 4pm or 5pm
until 6pm. Those interested in attending could make one trip to
see your garden and then continue on to the meeting. Locations
further out of town could be scheduled earlier in the day.
There would be no expectation for any type of
refreshments or entertainment, but to simply be available to
show other members around, share ideas, and answer questions.
Please call Fred Frey at 549-0530 after 6:30 pm weekdays if you would
be willing to open your garden to members and their guests.
According to the meeting schedule, May is in the Miller Creek
area, June is east of Bonner, and July in Grant Creek.
- Fred Frey,
VP and Programs
Treasurer's Report from Pete Addeo:
Club Savings Account CD
Balance January 31
Balance January 31
2006 Rhizome Sale
2006 Interest Income
January 31 Balance $
February 2007 deposits
Expenses Paid – February
- Newsletter 75.00
AIS dues – Elinor & Zona 50.00
Balance - February
MINUTES – FEBRUARY 3, 2007
meeting was called to order by President, Elinor Utech. The
January minutes were not brought before the group so they were
neither approved nor disapproved.
Jan Turback was officially welcomed by the club.
for Presidential Rhizomes were held for the months of December,
January, and February. The results of the drawings follow:
December, 2006: Cindy Davis
January, 2007: Billie Gray
February, 2007: Tommy Thompson
brought to our attention that she had received the next five
year Fort Gardens agreement between MIS and the Historical
Museum at Fort Missoula. The general gist of the agreement is
that the Missoula Iris Society has continued permission to use
the grounds behind the museum for its display garden, is
responsible for maintaining the gardens and the lawns within the
gardens, and must return the garden area to lawn if MIS chooses
to abandon the gardens. A copy of the entire agreement is
attached to the official minutes. A motion was made and passed
to accept the agreement.
- It was
moved by Ronn Dunn and seconded by Carol Addeo to accept the
2007 budget as presented in the newsletter. The motion passed.
- It was
brought up that AIS membership is required of the club’s
officers. Some discussion ensued as to whether MIS paid the AIS
dues for the officers. The consensus was that a motion to this
affect had been passed a few years ago. Zona Lindemann is to
research this. In the meantime, a motion was made and passed
with one dissention to pay the AIS dues for those officers who
were not currently AIS members.
request was made for more program ideas. Renewing the plant
exchange was suggested. After some discussion it was moved and
seconded that a plant exchange be held immediately before each
May meeting. The motion carried.
(1) Prior to the monthly meeting during the warm parts of the
year, hold mini garden tours at members’ yards that are in the
neighborhood of the meeting. (2) Organize a tour to Alberton to
view Elizabeth Friesz’ iris gardens. Elizabeth says she will
provide maps/directions to her place. (3) Plant iris in beds
at Hellgate H. S. Ronn Dunn says he would coordinate this
project with the school.
Reports and announcements were made.
Jim Sadler reported that we need to show proof of insurance to
the Southgate Mall administration before we do the show in the
mall. This proof will be needed for the Median Show also. We
have purchased the insurance. The hard copy needs to be found.
Pete Addeo said he would look for it.
Training: Those taking judges’ training were reminded that
they must take the test in order to get credit for the
training. Receipts need to be presented as proof of having
attended the class. Ann Violette is to provide the receipts.
Garden Show: Fred Frey announced that the NW Garden Show in
Seattle begins February 14th. He made a strong plea for members
to go as it was relatively close, there was so much to learn, so
many people there with whom to exchange ideas, and so many
A request was made to print in the newsletter the titles of the
iris books that the club purchases for the public library.
Membership: MIS members who are not members of AIS were
encouraged to join if at all possible. There are several
benefits both to the club as a whole and to the individual. In
order for the club to be considered an AIS affiliated club, 51%
of its membership must be AIS members. As an affiliate, our
local club is able to get discounts on the ribbons and rosettes
used at our iris shows. Affiliation also gives us access to
information put out by the various sections of the AIS and the
AIS website. Individuals receive the rather well done AIS
quarterly bulletin. The AIS Storefront is available to
individuals where books, pamphlets, pins, medals, etc. can be
Davis moved the meeting be adjourned; Carol Addeo seconded. The
meeting was adjourned.
- AIS DUES
ARE PAST DUE!