|THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE MISSOULA IRIS SOCIETY
Judy Blunt’s home, November 5, 2016, 6:30 PM, pot luck supper. The
annual Board Meeting will be at Judy’s at 5:00, before the general
All interested members are welcome to attend the board
email was received from RVP Jean Graham:
looking for ideas from our region to make a regional basket for the
Iowa convention [AIS convention 2017].
anyone please give me ideas or suggestions??
basket will be a fund raiser for the AIS but also lets people know we
do have Region.
my address is
8th Ave east
Falls, Id 83301-6901
be willing to accept donations and put a basket together and I’ll
ship to the convention or if someone is going we could give that
person the basket to take to the convention. I thought this
might be a good time to do some early thinking and gathering now.
The convention is in May and we will be busy going to gardens
and the shows.
Jeanette Graham 208-734-3613, email@example.com
you and have a great day
REPORT: As of October 26, 2016
$15,107.20 with $0.26 earned interest added
for the past month.
September 20, 2016 reported balance: $601.60
Expenditures Paid 324.99
Expenses paid: Ron Dowell for mowing lawn at FT Missoula Iris
Carol Addeo for renewal of the WebSite Domain name
I have 5 each of the 2017 AIS Iris calenders remaining for
$5.00 each. The photos
year are beautiful which I am sure you will enjoy displaying in your
working on the Siberian Garden renovation in September and October,
a number of
have expressed nice comments on how wonderful our gardens looked this
surely wanted to make sure our gardens will continue in the future.
sprinkler system has been winterized by Paul Ranaldo Sprinkler
company but I haven't
the invoice for the work as yet.
there is some issue you would like to express regarding the financial
side of the Missoula Iris Society,
please relay your thoughts to me or to an officer before November 5
when the annualbudget
meeting will be held prior to the regular November meeting. In fact,
if you have any improvements
or changes regarding MIS, please bring them forward at this board
OF THE MISSOULA IRIS SOCIETY OF OCTOBER 1, 2016
6:30 PM Held at Swede and Betty Ann Gustafson's. 9 people present.
Dowell brought meeting to order.
from the July meeting as printed in the newsletter had one
correction. Gary Clark was the presidential rhizome winner for July.
Ron Dowell moved we accept the minutes with the change and Judy Blunt
seconded the motion.
REPORT: $15,106.94 in savings and $601.60 in checking. The
report as printed in the newsletter was accepted.
Fred Frey will check with the Missoulian
regarding the bill for the advertising for the show. He thought it
should be less than what was billed.
There is one bill outstanding for the IX
Website. Carol Addeo will be submitting the bill. Judy Blunt has sent
the report of the show twice to Susan Boyce. There was some concern
that she may not have received the report. However, Susan Boyce
acknowledged receiving the report. Judy did not realize that the RVP
also needed a copy of the report. The show guidelines had not
mentioned she needed to do so. She will send the report to the RVP,
GARDEN: Question asked if there is anything to do at the garden
before winter. A discussion followed about whether the iris should be
clipped and trimmed for winter. Discussion was held. It was decided
not to clip Iris. There would still be strength given to the rhizomes
before winter weather if the leaves are left on.
Jim Sadler said in his own garden, he pulls the
outside leaves off only.
Swede Gustafson moved a water sprinkling head and
extended an area of the block wall by the Siberian bed to make better
access for mowing and watering.
Matt, the Fort Missoula Historical Museum
director, called Swede Gustafson and asked why we don't have walkways
throughout the Iris beds. A lady had called and complained. She felt
the handicap access should have gone throughout the beds. Swede told
him cost was the big factor and also the iris do not like asphalt
Jim Sadler, as Past RVP, needs to send the RVP
books to Jeanette Graham, the current RVP. The club will
reimburse Jim for the cost of postage.
The treasurer, Swede Gustafson, brought the
iris calendars ordered for people who had requested a
calendar. They are $5.00 a piece and there are some left over if you
Median and mall shows were discussed.
The date for the Median show will be Saturday, May 20, 2017. The Mall
show will be Saturday, June 3, 2017. Judy Blunt has the schedule
ready for the Median show. It was also suggested that it be held at a
smaller venue. Judy will contact the mall in regards to the June
Programs for upcoming meetings were
discussed. A possibility was updates for judges and/or programs for
people wanting to become a judge. Those in attendance who were not
presently a judge were not interested in becoming a judge. Donna
Dowell is going to make some contacts to see if someone would be
interested in presenting programs on iris that are beneficial to all
Bob Symes donated some fertilizer and
lots of metal name tags for the fort garden. A thank you card was
passed around for Bob.
FYI: Ron and Donna Dowell have a rebloomer they are enjoying.
Gustafson, while working at the Fort garden, talked with one of the
people from the Sentinel Class of 1967 who started the new garden by
the guard shack. She takes care of that garden and iris around some
of the buildings at the Fort. She was very complimentary about our
RHIZOME WINNERS: Donna Dowell for September and Swede Gustafson
MEETING: November 5, 2016, 6:30 PM, at Judy Blunt's home.
by Betty Ann Gustafson
Rhizome winners: September Donna Dowell, October Swede Gustafson.
out our websites:
The program for the show is posted at http://www.missoulairis.com
http://www.missoulairis.com and www.sites.google.com/site/irismissoula.