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Missoula Iris Society Newsletter - May 2011

Here’s the newsletter for May. Old man winter is being very stubborn. We get a brief glimpse of spring weather, then he hits us again with this lousy outlook.  Everyone needs to think spring. Come on down!!!!

Pete Addeo,
Missoula Iris Society

DATE & TIME: SATURDAY, May 7,  2011 at 6:30 p.m.  Usual potluck, followed by the meeting and a program.
PLACE: Home of Gary Clark and Steve Hesla, 2275 Sunlite Lane.  Call 728-7633 for directions.. .
Program: Most likely a discussion of the upcoming shows

The show rules and regs have been updated by Betty Ann and Swede. The new rules are now posted on the website. The show booklets have been printed and will be available at the meeting.


MEDIAN SHOW - The median show is to be held Saturday, May 28 at Southgate Mall by the clock.    Donna Dowell is chairperson.  She encourages everyone to bring blooms to show.  Set up will be Friday evening at 8 or 8:30, blooms may be brought at 7:00 a.m., show begins at 10:00 pm.  Teardown will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

JUNE SHOW: The June show booklets are now ready and will be available at the May meeting.  The 51st annual show theme is "Ice Cream Social" and will be held Saturday, June 11, 2011 at Southgate Mall.  Set up will be Friday evening June 10.  The awards will be given at the close of the show.  Betty Ann Gustafson is chairperson. 


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

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


TREASURER'S REPORT for April 30, 2011

                          March 30 Balance -    $8,976.20.  First Quarter interest income - $3.32.  Transferred to checking $500.00  April 30 balance = $8,479.52
                           March 30 Balance -  $205.91.  Balance corrected at April meeting to $255.91 with return of check to the Eagles Lodge
          Expenditures for April  included             $ 56.00 to Donna Dowell for the 2010 pictorial history book  

                                                                             $ 26.48 to Alverta Symes for paint to refurbish the Fort Garden

                                                                             $ 76.00_ to the American Iris Society for ribbons for the two (2)

                                                Total                    $158.48    


$500.00 income transferred from Savings Account the April 30, 2011 Balance is $597.43

Respectfully Submitted,
Swede Gustafson, Treasurer


Missoula Iris Society Minutes   April 2, 2011

Meeting was called to order at the Judy Blunt home with 16 persons present.   Betty Ann Gustafson, the Vice-President was the presiding officer.

The treasurers report was given with $255.91 reported in the checking.

Bob Symes reported that the signs for the Gardens have been painted.

Billie Gray called a work party at the Garden for April 10 at 1:00 P.M.  The purpose is to clean the beds, rake, and weed with a general garden clean up.   Billie reported that the beds were in good shape going into the Fall.

Donna Dowell reported on the Median show.   A meeting of Donna Dowell and Betty Ann Gustafson will be held on April 4th to order ribbons for the Median show.

Swede Gustafson reported that he sent letters to all the judges asking them to review the hand book.   AIS insurance certificate needs to be delivered to the mall.

Betty Ann Gustafson reported that the June show has been approved.   Lois Rose is the approving AIS officer.   There were several changes in the report.   Betty Ann reported the Tall Bearded show will be held June 11, 2011.   Award ceremony will be held at the show at 7:00 P.M.

Jeannette Graham will do a garden judging in the afternoon of the Show.  Alverta Symes reported that she will check all judges qualifications and what they will need for recertification.

Swede Gustafson reported that he had cleaned all 220 vases.  He stated that he was asking Ann Violette to do Median vases.

Ron Dunn asked if Cleo Swanson could receive the Newsletter by snail mail.  He also stated that she had sent her best wishes.

Betty Ann Gustafson reported that Judy Blunt and Billie Gray will be on a committee to study the paver issue. Swede Gustafson stated that the Friends of the Museum at Ft Missoula is having its annual meeting at April 13 at the Holiday Inn.     The cost of the dinner is $20.00 per person.

Winner of the Presidential Rhizome   was  Alayne Hilditch.

Meeting adjourned at 8:00  P.M.  Respectfully submitted  Jim Sadler, Secretary