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                                          MISSOULA IRIS SOCIETY NEWSLETTER


                                    

December 2014



MEETING TIME: Sunday, December 7, 4.00 pm for Christmas potluck and party

PLACE: Home of Billie Gray, 1558 S 6th West, Missoula.

For directions call 543-3480.

PROGRAM: Christmas gift exchange.

"FYI" NEWS

Please remember to pay your annual dues for 2015.


MISSOULA IRIS SOCIETY MINUTES FOR NOVEMBER 1, 2014

   Will be included in the January newsletter.


TREASURER'S REPORT

There has not been a plethora of activity with the finances during the month of November. I have made only one deposit and paid one expenditure since I made the last report for the November newsletter. The Savings account remains stable at $13,824.89. The checking account is as follows:


October 22, reported balance $580.22

Deposit 267.00

Expense Paid 60.00

November 25, 2014 balance $787.22


The deposit is a refund from Lee Procurement Enterprises for excess charges MIS paid for the Iris Rhizomes sale advertisements. Thanks to Fred Frey for checking into the cost for the sale ads. The expense paid was to Paul Ronaldo Sprinklers for winterizing the Fort Garden sprinkler system.

I took it upon myself to scrap out the old lawnmower in our storage shed as it would not run and we have not used it in three years. I drained the oil from the motor and removed the spark plug then delivered the mower to Pacific Steel Recycling and got $3.00 for the mower. Not much in the way of funds but a large gain of space in the storage shed.

I am anxiously waiting to receive renewals of membership payments from the Society members. The following people have paid their dues for 2015: Larry and Kim Ashwell, Edd Verplancke, Anita Cervenak, Gary Clark, Swede and Betty Ann Gustafson, Ernie Lucero, and Jeanne Werner. Nancy Ryan is paid up through 2016. I would appreciate the membership renewals of $10.00 per person be paid by 20th of January so the 2015 membership list can be published in time for the February newsletter and for the Iris Show chairs to correctly report the numbers on the applications for 2015 affiliation to the AIS show committee chair which needs to be turned in during the month of February.

I have included as part of this December newsletter the proposed budget for the expenses of the Society

During 2015. This budget will be discussed as part of the January 2015 MIS annual meeting. Any of the budget values may be revised by the membership present at this meeting prior to its acceptance by the membership.

Respectfully Submitted,

Swede Gustafson
Treasurer.

PROPOSED 2015 BUDGET

At the board meeting prior to the November meeting, the budget for 2015 was discussed with the results below. Discussion will follow at the January meeting.



MISSOULA IRIS SOCIETY 2015 PROPOSED BUDGET REPORT





(figures are based on available funds as of December 1, 2014)






2014


2014


2014


2015



CATEGORY

BUDGET


EXPENSE


VARIANCE

BUDGET


notes











Public Activities










Median Show

0


0


0


400


new

General Show

1000


976


24


1000



Rhizome Sale

400


589


<189>


500



Card File

100


0


100


100













Display Garden










Maintenance & Repairs

300


243


57


300



Lawn Care

300


350


<50>


350


revised

New Rhizomes

200


120


80


300


revised

Summer Annuals

40


17


23


50


revised

Renovations

100


41


59


100



Garden Walls

100


0


100


100



Contract Labor

200


60


140


200



Garden Weeder







560


new











General Expenses










Fees

15


15


0


15



Contributions & Donations

100


200


<100>


200


revised

Sunshine

200


90


110


200



AIS dues for MIS officers

50


0


50


60


revised

Membership Information

50


0


50


50



Programs

50


0


50


50



Historian

100


0


100


100



PREZ rhizomes

200


199


1


250


revised

Region 11 RVP

50


50


0


100


revised

Miscellaneous Expenses

50


50


0


100



Meeting Space

150


150


0


150


revised

Ice Cream Social

100


80


20


100













Documents










Newsletter

500


181


219


250


revised

Printing







100


new











Web Site

200


133


67


150


revised

TOTAL

$4,555.00


3544


1011


5835













FUNDS AVAILABLE










Savings

12392









Checking

787









Memberships

300









TOTAL

13479













Meeting locations:
     December 7 – Christmas party at home of Billy Gray on Sunday 12/7 at 4:00 pm.
     January 10, 2015 – Fort Missoula Building T-1 map on meetings page

Presidential Rhizomes:

    September-Betty Ann Gustafson
    October-Ed Verplancke
    November-Gary Clark