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Missoula Iris Society Newsletter - May 2010



Here’s the newsletter for April. Spring has come with a vengeance!  Everything has turned green and the trees are blooming and leafing. Our vegetable garden is in and growing. The lawns already need to be mowed as well. It’s a wonderful time to be out and getting dirt under your fingernails.


Pete Addeo,

Missoula Iris Society


DATE & TIME:  SATURDAY, May 1, 2010
PLACE: Home of Judy Blunt, 1901 1/2 South Fourth St. West.  Call 728-0741 for directions
AGENDA:  Usual potluck supper beginning at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting 



Meeting locations  needed for  October and November 2010.  Call Carol Addeo at 251-5833 if you would like to host one of our meetings at your home.

New e mail address for your membership list.  Eloie Jeter now has an e mail address:  bejeter@sybernet1.com.  Add it to your membership list.

Thanks to the following  members who were able to  help at the Fort Garden work party on April 10:  Billie Gray, Carol Addeo, Gary Clark, Swede Gustafson, Alayne Hilditch, Roger Muir and Ed & Anita

It's Their Birthday!!....Let's Give 'Em a Cheer!!!

Happy birthday to Pete Addeo, May 9th; Honk Meyer, May 24th and Cleo Swanson,  May 26th. Have a happy birthday all.


Treasurer's Report: April Treasurer's Report:
The Savings account balance for March 31, 2010 was $6505.39.  An interest of $2.17 was credited on April 1 to    

leave a balance for April 30 of $6507.56


The Checking Account balance reported for March 31 as per the April meeting  minutes is $2134.88.  I reviewed the check book register on April 21 and found a total of $1.20 had not been deducted from the balance so the corrected amount should be $2133.68.  I deposited 1 membership receipts on April 21  to give as April 30 balance of $2143.68.   The membership received is for Honk Meyer which he had paid me at the March dinner and meeting.


Minutes of the Missoula Iris Society - submitted by Jim Sadler

The meeting was called to order by President Ed Verplancke.  Twelve members were present. The meeting was held at Honk Meyer’s residence.


Minutes were approved as printed In the newsletter.


Swede Gustafson gave a report on the 1910 Fire exhibition at the Museum at Fort Missoula, reminding everyone that MIS members can obtain entrance for free by telling the ticket taker that you are a member of MIS.   The Treasurers report was approved as printed in the Newsletter.

President Ed Verplanke asked if we should declare the shed finished and take all future repairs out of the repair account?

Donna Dowell moved that the shed be declared finished and any future expenses be considered maintenance and further that the building account be closed.  Honk Meyer seconded the motion.  The motion passed.


President Ed Verplanke then asked for a final report on the expenses for the shed be given at the next meeting.

Betty Ann Gustafson, the Vice President and Show Chair stated that the schedule has been typed and it had been submitted to AIS for approval. She further stated that approval has been received from AIS.


As a reminder she stated the show is June 12, 2010 at South Gate Mall.  She also stated that Roger Muir is the head judge.


Under new business, the Society thanked Donna Dowell for good work she did as Historian for the past year.

Betty Ann Gustafson won the raffle for the Iris.


The meeting adjourned at 8:10 P.M.