MAGIC VALLEY IRIS SOCIETY
ANNUAL IRIS SHOW – SUNDAY
JUNE 1, 2008
KMVT Community Room, 1100 Blue
Lakes Blvd., Twin Falls, Idaho
- Here is the newsletter for
May. The weather is NOT being very cooperative with our getting in
the mood to get outside and get in the mood for gardening!! We got
started on the storage shed last week, but we only got a half day
into it and, of course, it started to snow again. All the way thru
Sunday as well. It’s been on and off like this all week too, and we
may have another chance this coming weekend, providing the
weathermen know how to predict the weather in Montana (yea,
right!!). Anyway, read on for lots of news and happenings. See ya
all at our house this time for the meeting.
- Pete Addeo, Webmaster
Missoula Iris Society
- DATE & TIME:
Saturday, May 3rd, 6:30 pm. Potluck
dinner begins at 6:30 pm.
Home of Pete & Carol Addeo, 5805 Helena Drive; call 251-5833 for
June is our busiest time of year,
so there are a lot of things to discuss. Volunteers needed for tour
- "FYI" NEWS
Entries: from 8:00 to 10:30 am - Open to the Public-Free Admission from
1:30 to 4:00 pm
MIS IRIS SHOW JUNE 14TH -
Show schedule for "Ringing in the News" will be passed out at the May
meeting. Volunteers needed to help set up and volunteers needed the day
of the show for clerks, runners, etc.
SCHEDULE FOR MAY AND JUNE
Lots of things going on in May and
June. Here is a tentative schedule:
Saturday, May 3, 10, 17 - 10:00 - 4 p.m. Building the "Iris
Shed" work party at Fort Missoula. Need Volunteers.
Sunday, May 4, 11, 18, 25th - Work party at Fort Gardens at 1:00
p.m. to ?. Come out and weed your beds.
CARD WORK PARTY -
Tuesday, May 6 - Card work party at 6:30 p.m.at home of Claudia
Brown to update cards. Send your current iris lists to Alverta Symes
and bring any new pictures of your iris to the work party
Sunday June 1 - 1:00 to ? Fort Garden Work Party - Everyone
should come out for a "spruce up" before the tour. There will be a job
for everyone, including labeling, weeding, spreading pea gravel, general
Friday, June 6 - Private pre-tour of gardens for all volunteers,
meet at the Fort Gardens at 6:30 p.m. to carpool.
Saturday, June 7 - Self guided tour of 7 gardens 10 - 4:00
p.m. Greeter volunteers needed.
Friday, June 13 - Setup for the show at Penney's Court at 7:45 -
9:00 Southgate Mall Tables need to be wrapped, and all supplies
Saturday, June 14 - Iris Show at JC Penney Court in Southgate
Mall - Theme is "Ringing in the News". Show starts at 10:00 a.m. to
7:00 p.m. Cindy Davis is show chairman. Alverta Symes is the head judge.
Saturday evening, June 14 - After show banquet at Jakers at 5:30
p.m. with menu choices of 8 or 12 oz sirloin, almond crusted halibut,
chicken parmesan, seafood linguine or an 8 oz prime rib. Do not have to
reserve your dinner ahead.
Sunday, June 15th - Judges Training. Janette will hold a Judges
Training class at 9 a.m. on the Sunday immediately following the Iris
GARDEN TOUR INFORMATION
– JUNE 7
This year’s self-guided tour showcases the Missoula Iris Gardens at Fort
Missoula plus six private gardens with a variety of sizes, themes and
settings. Advance ticket sales are $10.00 per person to benefit the Iris
Display Gardens at Fort Missoula. To purchase tickets in advance &
receive a map call - 251-5833 or 829-8868.
Advance ticket sales will also be available at the following locations:
Historical Museum at Fort Missoula - Open 7 days
Doctor PC - Downtown, 225 N Higgins Ave - Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm
Caras Nursery - 2727 S 3rd St West - Open 7 Days
Tickets may also be purchased at any of the home locations or at the
display gardens at Fort Missoula on June 7th @ $10.00 each. Correct
change is appreciated.
This year's Tour locations:
1. Alayne Hilditch - 8885 Lasalle Way (Grant Creek Area)
2. Ron & Donna Dowell - 6045 Meininger (West Mullan Road)
3. Fred Frey -1760 Frey Lane (West Mullan Road)
4. Ed & Anita Verplancke - 517 Phillips (North Orange)
5. Joslyn Siler - 545 North Ave East (University Area)
6. Bob & Lani Brewer - 101 Greenwood Lane (Mansion Heights Area)
7. Historical Museum at Fort Missoula - Iris Gardens - (South Ave)
SHED REPORT -
Many thanks to all the volunteers that
showed up on a somewhat good day last Saturday. We managed to get 3
walls up. I’m hoping that this weekend, the weathermen know what they’re
talking about and we should have 2 nice days. I will be starting again
on Saturday morning around 10-10:30am or just as soon as I can rent
another generator that will not weigh a ton that we can handle easier. I
will report at the meeting about all the wonderful contributions that
have made this project affordable. We have some very, very nice
businesses in this valley that are willing to make donations of some
very expensive materials to make this all possible.
MISSOULA QUILT GUILD -
They would like to have iris flowers for display at their show on June
19th at the Big Sky High School auditorium between 3 to 5 p.m. Contact
Tonia at 543-0650 if you can help provide iris for display. You can
pick them up again on June 21 between 4-5 p.m.
It's Their Birthday!!....Let's Give 'Em a Cheer!!!
Happy day to Cleo Swanson, May
26th; Honk Meyer, May 24th; and Pete Addeo, May 9th. Have a
happy birthday all!
2008 MIS IRIS TOUR – JUNE 7TH
Volunteers needed as a greeter for
7 yards onthat day, from 10 - 4. The private pre-tour visits for
volunteers will be Friday evening, leaving the Fort Gardens in car pools
at 6:30 p.m. Additional information on the tour later in this
JUNE MEETING CHANGED –
To Sunday, June 8th - 6:30 p.m. Meeting and pot luck at the home of
Elizabeth Friesz in Alberton. Carpool meeting at 5:45 p.m. For those
who wish to carpool, meet in parking lot on North Reserve near the sign
for Grant Creek Shopping Center where "Granny's Buffet" used to be,
across the street from Lowes and Costco. Be there at 5:45 p.m.
June Meeting Driving directions:
Take Highway 90 West to Fish Creek exit (38 miles) Exit #66. Exit to the
right & go to the right around the stop sign. Curve down toward the
Clark Fork River, crossing the railroad tracks & coming to a T in the
road. Turn left at the T. Cross the River bridge. You will drop off the
oiled surface after crossing the bridge & there are a couple of very
tall pine trees on your left as you drop off the oiled surface. Turn
left here, making a right turn on the dirt road. Follow the dirt road
past the first house on your left until you get to the end of the road.
Her house is a large Ivory colored sided house at the end of the road.
THERE ARE LOTS OF IRIS IN SIGHT AROUND THE HOUSE. PLENTY OF PARKING.
Treasurer's Report from Pete
The numbers are for the month of
- SAVINGS ACOUNT:
Club Savings Account CD
Balance March 31
- Club Savings
Balance March 31
March 31 Balance
Paid – April 2008
City of Missoula –
expense from Rhizome Sale
Building Fund – Generator
check to AIS #1203
- Balance –
March 31, 2008
- Minutes: April 5, 2008
- The meeting was called to order
by President Cindy Davis. It was moved by Alayne Hilditch and
seconded by Alverta Symes that the minutes be accepted. The motion
carried. A motion was made by Ed Verplancke and seconded by Roger
Muir to accept the treasurer’s report as printed in the Falls and
Standards. The motion passed.
- Old Business
- It was announced that the club
is an official affiliate of the AIS.
Pete Addeo reported that the permits necessary to begin construction
had been obtained. The cost was $166.00. Bids to do the forms for
the concrete slab came in from $1600.00 to $3000.00. JTL will still
donate most of the cement. The estimate for the wood to build the
shed came to approximately $3000.00. This figure would use up the
money contributed by The Friends of the Fort. Ann at Boyce Lumber is
reworking the estimate to see if she can come up with a better
figure. Pete was able to get the trusses at half price. All the
trusses needed will come to $416.00.
- The increase in cost over the
original estimate is mainly due to two items. The first is the size
has gone from a 12’ X 12’ shed to one of 12’ X 32’. The increase in
size was dictated by the need to match the style of the existing
building and to make half of the new shed available for use by the
Museum. The second reason for the increase is simply that the price
of lumber has risen markedly.
- A question of the cost of
getting power to the shed came up. That cost will be negligible as
the power can be run to the shed from the adjacent building.
- The question was raised about
how to obtain the extra money to finish the shed. Currently the
money available for the shed consists of the $3000.00 from The
Friends and $800.00 set aside in the MIS budget specifically for the
building of the shed. Both using the money in our savings account
and using the money in the CD were suggested. The CD money would
become available without penalty August 1, 2008. After some
discussion, the consensus was to not worry about raising the extra
money until it was actually needed. In the meantime, Ron Dowell
moved that Pete be allowed to spend the money on hand, $3000.00 plus
$800.00 minus the $166.00 for the permits, to construct the slab.
Linda Sadler seconded the motion. The motion carried.
AIS has approved our June, 2008 show. The theme is “Ringing in the
News.” A rough draft of the program is done. The finished program
will be available at the next meeting.
- Jim needs help with the flyers.
- The judge from Twin Falls,
Janette Graham, will be staying at Gary Clark’s home. MIS will pay
for her gasoline.
- Janette will hold a Judges
Training class at 9 a.m. on the Sunday immediately following the
- It was noted that judges need
to obtain at least two hours of training within a three year
interval to maintain their accreditations. These classes do not
necessarily need to be staffed by an outside judge. An accredited
MIS judge can teach a training class if the class has been
pre-authorized by AIS.
Volunteers are still needed to “yard-sit.” These people will sell
and punch tickets and act as hosts/hostesses. To date the
following have volunteered:
Symes Donna Dowell
Utech Jean Macaraeg
Clark Cindy Davis (at
- Flyers will be taken to the
nurseries about mid-April. The Historical Museum has agreed to sell
Tour tickets for us. Pete Addeo has also volunteered to sell
tickets at his place of business, Doctor PC. A strong case was made
for individual members to get out and also sell tickets.
- Eight gardens make up the 2008
tour. They are located as follows:
LaSalle Way 545 North Ave. E.
Meininger 216 Woodworth Ave.
Frey Lane 101 Greenwood Lane
Phillips St. MIS Gardens at Fort Missoula
- The thought was expressed that
we really need to line up gardens two years in advance of when they
will be on the tour. People whose gardens are going to be displayed
need time to ready their gardens for showing. Also, it makes life a
whole lot easier for the Tour committee.
- It was pointed out that MIS
needs to establish a web link with Idaho.
- New Business
Cards and flowers have been sent to members who are currently ill
and/or hospitalized. Betty Ann Gustafson visited with Wayne and
Hazel Richlie. They are both well. Wayne is quite weak. Neither
is able to get out. Ronn Dunn is in the hospital at St. Pat’s. He
is dealing with cellulitis. Ann Violette has more heart problems and
is very sick. Rosemary Baier has developed another tumor and has
also sprained an ankle. She is still going to work at Caras Nursery
every day! Ken Baier’s breathing problems remain about the same.
Donna Dowell brought a couple of examples of how to do the
scrapbook. One was the traditional way putting pictures and printed
comments inside plastic pages in a ringed-notebook. The other way
was to enter the pictures and text into the computer, to do the
layout work, and to print out the pages that were being put into the
book. She noted that the costs are about equal. The cost to do it
on the computer would be $60.00-70.00. Donna asked if she could do
the scrapbook on the computer. Elinor Utech moved that Donna Dowell
be allowed do the scrapbook on the computer. Gary Clark seconded the
motion. The motion passed.
- Gary Clark suggested that maybe
we could develop a “roving reporter” who could interview members
getting pictures of their gardens and news about their other
interests and activities. These stories could then be included in
the Falls and Standards and perhaps on the secure website.
Pete Addeo noted that he has been trying to get people to submit
these kinds of articles.
- The Presidential Rhizome was
won by Anita Verplancke.
- Ed Verplancke moved we adjourn
the meeting. Pete Addeo seconded the motion. The meeting was
- Respectfully submitted,
- Zona Lindemann, Secretary