- Hi, Gang! Here is the May
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.
- Note from the President:
We all should remember the AIS Slide Show Quiz held at Billie
Gray’s home in February. The men clearly beat the women in the
score, but the ladies have now backed out of the bargain and are
claiming that the men were “unsportsman-like” in our actions!!
The men have decided that we can’t win in arguing about it with
the ladies, (what’s new?) and so we will be having a “Recount
Quiz” again in November at Billies house to find out once and
for all who is the winner. This is turning into a grudge match
now. I think that it was “unsportsman-like” of the ladies to
back out of paying up when they were the ones that kept the
- Webmaster & President
Missoula Iris Society
Saturday, May 7, 2005 at 6:30pm
Home of Pete & Carol Addeo. Call 251-5833
for directions. Theme for the pot luck is Italian. The featured meal
with be lasagna. Meeting is hosted by Ann Violette and Elinor Utech. Ann
& Elinor have suggested that we keep the motif “Italian” for the
potluck. So let’s all bring something that goes with Italian or with
Video tape of Lumas Gardens and Butchart
Gardens in British Columbia.
- "FYI" NEWS:
Meeting Locations/Activities for 2005
- Here's the list for the
rest of the year's club activities:
- 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, 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 Honk Meyer – May
24th, Cleo Swanson – May 26th, and Pete Addeo – May 9th. Have a
happy birthday and all the good wishes and cheers that go along with
- Fort Gardens Work Party:
there is a scheduled work party for this Saturday, April 30th
at 10:00 am. Let’s all get together on a nice spring day and get the
gardens spruced up.
- New Members:
We have 2 old new members that have
rejoined our group; Joyce Walters, 233 Pistol Lane, Victor, MT 59875
firstname.lastname@example.org; and Denise Severson, same address,
email@example.com. Welcome back and hope to see you at the
- Minutes of the
Missoula Iris Society Meeting,
Saturday, April 2, 2005:
- The meeting was called to order
by President Pete Addeo at 7:53 p.m. at the home of Gary Clark.
Minutes - The minutes from the March meeting were corrected
as follows: Treasurer report given to secretary had numbers
transposed. Checking account balance as of February 1, 2005 should
have stated $675.66, not $657.66 as shown in minutes. Guest name
should have been Grace Sager, not Grace Baker.
Treasurers Report - The treasurer's report appeared in the
newsletter for April and was approved as written.
Checking Account Balance as of March 1, 2005 698.26
Big Sky Publications - newsletters for
March, April & May 2005
Checking Account Balance as of March 31, 2005 $598.26
Fort Gardens -
Co Chair Claudia Brown announced a work party scheduled for
Saturday, April 9th at 10 a.m. and again on Saturday, April
30th. There are not many weeds, so main chores are clean up leaves
and fertilize, about 2 hours of work.
Garden Beds: Bob Symes and Honk Meyer touched up the painted
signs. Assignment of beds are as follows: Cindy Davis, 19 and 20,
Swede Gustafson, 11,12 & 14, Nancy Ryan, Gary Clark and Fred Frey,
bed 7, Carol and Pete Addeo 8, Billie Gray 6, Ron Dunn and Jon
Bonnickson 1, Hazel Richlie 2, Sonia Dellapiazza 4, Ann Violette 21
and 22. Complete renovation of beds 5 and 6 will occur after July
sale. It was suggested we take pictures of our beds and keep track
of the flower bloom.
Median Show - The corrected brochures for the Sunday, May 22
Median Show from 1:00 - 5:00 were passed out. Gary Clark said the
show theme is "Journey with Lewis and Clark". It will have 4-5
tables. Ann Violette will enter an article in the newspaper to
encourage public entries.
Iris Show - Ann has posters and programs ready. Theme is
"Hurray for Hollywood" on June 11th at Southgate Mall. Ann is
doing publicity. Black table cloth covers will be provided by the
Rhizome Sale - It was reported that Ron Dowell seems
committed to chair the sale; however Ron was absent from the meeting
to verify this.
Sale Card Work Party - Alverta reported on the recent work
party. Elinor Utech and Sonia Dellapiazza were the only two to show
up and they worked hard.
Memorial Bench - Still no progress on plans for two benches
in honor of Bob Gray and Jesse Utech. Jim Sadler, who was absent,
had done some planning work on this No action was taken as Jim
Sadler was absent. Funds available for the benches are $381.00.
Pete will contact Jim.
Welcome Jon -
Ron Dunn introduced long time member Jon Bonnickson, who attended
his first meeting.
Judges Training - Alverta Symes announced a Judges Training
Class will be held Sunday, April 24th at Ken and Rose Mary Baier's
home from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. The subject will be Siberian Iris.
Rose Markers - Swede has the markers available now. Ken and
Cleo Swanson have about 100 used markers available for members.
Rose markers are the two-piece ones on wire holders.
AIS Slide Show with Quiz - Because the men are convinced they
won the previous multiple choice quiz in February against the women,
and the men are showing some poor sportsman-like behavior claiming
the "rules were changed", after lots of laughs and jokes, it was
decided to have a "recounted quiz", men against the women in
November at Billie Gray's home. The AIS slides will need to be
re-ordered for the "recount quiz".
May Meeting - Ann Violette and Elinor Utech will host the May
7th meeting at the home of Pete and Carol Addeo in Linda Vista. The
pot luck dinner theme will be Italian. Ann and Elinor promised
lasagne will be served. Program after the meeting will include a
video tape on the Lumas Gardens, about 20 minutes long and a video
tape of Butchart Gardens in British Columbia, about 30 minutes long.
Presidential Rhizomes - Ron Dunn won the rhizome for April.
The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m. followed by a presentation by
Billie Gray on Iris culture.