Here is the
newsletter for May. I sure looked like spring was ready to arrive, but
then more cold days and lots of rain came instead. We
did have some time to be able to get out and get
something done in the yard. Ol’ Man Winter, please go away. The tulips
and crocus are blooming and will bring us wonderful colors for SPRING.
Missoula Iris Society
DATE & TIME:
SATURDAY, May 5, 2012 AT 6:30 P.M.
Usual potluck supper followed by meeting.
PLACE: Home of Swede and Betty Ann
Gustafson, 3128 Eldora Lane in Linda Vista are. Call 251-3526 for
AGENDA: Discussion of June iris show
and demonstration on staging iris for the show and perhaps a report on
the trip to meet the Great Falls garden clubs.
SHOW SCHEDULE: Show
schedule booklets will be passed out at the May meeting or contact Betty
Ann for a copy.
MEMBERSHIP LIST: Copies of the MIS Membership List for 2012 were
passed out to everyone in attendance at the April meeting. The rest were
GARDEN CHAT ARTICLES: Reminder to Jim Sadler that he is signed up
to do the garden article next month (June) for the newsletter. Please
get it to the editors by May 20.
FACEBOOK: Missoula Iris Society now has a very nice Facebook
page. Drop in to Facebook and add your comments and friend the Society.
GARDEN WORK PARTY: Thanks to those who turned out on Saturday
April 21, to help clean the Fort Missoula iris beds. We didn't totally
finish that day, but 13 members worked until their backs couldn't work
anymore. Thanks to all who helped. Billie was going out to work again
the following Wednesday afternoon.
It's Their Birthday!!....Let's Give 'Em a Cheer!!!
Happy birthday to
Pete Addeo – May 9th; Loreen Nordstrom – May 13th; Tom Robinson - May
Melodee Burreson – May 17th, and Honk Meyer - May 24th. Have a happy birthday
Message from the President
I am going to try and get a message written each month for the rest of
this year for the newsletter. Now if I can just find the time and get
busy and do it.
With all this wet and cold spring weather I am wondering how the iris
are doing. I seem not to have lost many to the last winter and have not
really found any rot yet.
I am hoping that I can promote some more interest in the Fort Iris
Garden as I feel that most of the members have just left it up to
Billie. I know that she does not have enough time to do it all by
herself so I am hoping to find a way to get the rest of the club members
to participate and make the garden all that it can be. I know that I
only have so much time myself and since I am getting older I am feeling
the aches and pains too. I do feel that if we all try a bit harder we
can make the garden the best that it can be.
We need more members and I feel that the garden can attract them if we
use it for that purpose. If we have some demonstrations in the garden on
raising iris I feel we can find more people who are truly interested in
iris to join the club. I hope that by doing this I am not stepping on
any member’s toes and I am open to all and any suggestions and help.
as of April 25, 2012
March 27 reported balance-$11,250.67 First quarter 2012 interest income-
$0.78 New Balance- $11,251.45
March 27 reported balance - $543.74 April Income - $15.00 April Expenses
- $261.51 New Balance- $297.23
Income consisted of 1 membership for $10.00 and sale of 25 marker tags
Expenses consisted of $ 37.97 to Ed Verplancke for ink cartridges for
printing iris pictures for the card file
$ 28.00 to American Iris Society for iris show items
$12.99 to Elizabeth Gustafson for Sunshine flowers to Alverta Symes
$ 5.55 to Elizabeth Gustafson for miscellaneous show postage expenses
$177.00 to American Iris Society - Storefront for Iris checklists, Iris
registrations and introduction booklets, Iris growing booklets, and iris
Swede Gustafson, Treasurer
MINUTES OF THE April 7 MEETING:
SATURDAY, April 7, 2012 Meeting called to
order at 7:18 P.M. by Ed Verplancke at Eagles Lodge host Cindy Davis. Ed
asked if the minutes were read, Carol added an update about the
Community Room at the Eagles, use of the room is now $50.00 weather a
member or not. Minutes approved as updated
Treasurer Report: Swede, there are no changes in the numbers as shown in
the March minutes
New Business: A host home is needed for the June 2nd meeting,
Elizabeth is ill and cannot host the meeting as usual. New member Tom
Robinson came to his first meeting and brought a friend Billie Izzard,
he offered to host the June meeting at the Milltown Garden Patch
information about the garden can be found at
www.milltowngardenpatch.org it is noted there is some great
information on there site about the garden. There are picnic tables and
bench that can be used. It was agreed that we would have a picnic there.
To get there take Milltown Exit, to Hwy 200, Turn right at Harold’s club
go about 1/4 mile to Columbia Street.
Betty Ann discussed show it is scheduled for Saturday, June 9, 2012,
they have the insurance that was need for the show and use of the
Community Room. Pete has the show schedule ready to print but is waiting
to see if we will have a visiting judge. Donna Dowell and Betty Ann will
be having a meeting with the mall about the space we need for set up as
a new business is located along the place we have used in the pass, so
we need to find out where and how much space we can use. Everyone will
need to clean up the personal items after set up. It was suggested that
since the pet shop is closing that maybe ask if we can use that space
for set up. Anita has agreed to iron the table clothes. I’ve done that
job, it is not an easy task. Thanks Anita. Also Betty Ann will need to
get seals for the ribbons we use. Also after the show that evening
before take down there will be Cake and Ice Cream and an awards program
in the Community Room at the Mall. Also the May meeting will contain a
program on staging your iris for the show.
Interesting note: Steve was in Germany, where he found out they Grind
Rhizome’s up to make perfume.
Message from Billie Gray a work party is schedule for April 21, from
about 10 am to 1 pm, or when you can come and work.
Carol has agreed to be the Sale Chairman again this year. Thanks
Old Business: Carol Mecham (not sure of spelling) from Great
Falls, wants to know how many are coming to their meeting, all there
garden clubs will be present at the April 25, 2012 to talk about the AIS,
judging, etc. This would be a day trip, a small group will be
car-pooling up, Gary suggested getting together before going up to talk
about what they will be presenting and what and who will be talking
about what, the meeting will start at about 12:30.
New membership lists are done, and Carol passed them out.
Pete talked about the new Face Book Page that has been started for our
Missoula Iris Society.
Ed as agreed to add a Presidential message to the Page.
Donna Dowell won the April Presidential Rhizome.
Meeting adjourned. Submitted by Cindy Davis, Secretary
Winners of Presidential Rhizomes: August: Laurie Kammerer September: Jim
Sadler October: Gary Clark November: Elizabeth Houston December: Honk
January: Carol Barbina February: Judy Blundt March: Linda Sadler