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Official Newsletter of the Missoula Iris Society



December 2017

Our NEXT MEETING will be the CHRISTMAS PARTY at 4:30 on Sunday Dec 3 at the home of Billie Gray, 1558 S 6th Street West.  Call 543-3480 for directions.
Billie will provide turkey, Betty Ann mashed potatoes & gravy. 
Remember to bring a garden-related gift for exchange, valued at $12 or so.

FYI:  Annual dues of $10 are being accepted by Swede.
 

Notice:  Free pond water plants, call Carol Addeo, 406-251-5833
               Free 6 huge koi, call Sally Hickman, 406-251-3940

Minutes of the November meeting, budget meeting, treasurer report and proposed budget will be included in the January newsletter. After the holidays our minds will be free for such details!

Presidential Rhizome winners: Ron Dowell, September, and Betty Ann Gustafson, October, November tba

MIS MEETING/EVENT SCHEDULE 2018

Saturday, January 6 – Meeting 6:30 p.m. At Fort Missoula, Building T-1
Pot luck supper. Program to be “Growing water lilies without a pond” presented by
Gary Clark, about 20 minutes long.

Saturday, February 3 – Meeting 6:30 p.m. at home of Cindy Davis, 929 Cooley St. Call
406-545-8745 for directions.
Pot luck supper. Program will be an iris program by Jim Sadler, about 30 minutes long.

Saturday, March 3 – Meeting 6:30 p.m. at Fort Missoula, Building T-1
Pot luck supper. Program will be an iris program, about 30 minutes long.

Saturday, April 7 – Meeting 6:30 p.m. at Fort Missoula, Building T-1
Pot luck supper. Program will be “Floral Arrangements for Home or Show” by Donna Dowell.

Saturday, May 5 – Meeting 6:30 p.m. At Fort Missoula, Building T-1
Pot luck supper. Program will be very informative on June Iris Show, display of iris,
tips for arrangements, what judges look for and award structure.

Saturday, May 19 – Date tentative – Median Show

Sunday, May 27 – Date tentative – Tour of Member Gardens – car pooling

Friday, June 1 – Set up for show at Southgate Mall, Penney's Court, 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 2 – Iris Show at Southgate Mall – Staging 6:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Judging begins at 10:00 a.m. Awards dinner at 6:00 p.m. - location to be announced. Take down at 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 6 – Date tentative – 5 p.m. Ice Cream Social and short meeting at Fort Missoula Iris Garden. Bring your lawn chairs.

Saturday, July 7 – Meeting 6:30 p.m. at Fort Missoula Building T-1.
Pot luck supper, program to be “Digging and preparation of iris for the sale” by Carol Addeo.

Sunday July 22 – Fort Missoula Iris Garden. Work party digging and cleaning iris for the sale. Time from approximately 7:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Monday, July 23 and Tuesday July 24 – Work party at home of Carol Addeo & Al Ledford, 5805 Helena Dr, in Linda Vista, to trim and label iris. Call 406-251-5833 for directions.
Wednesday, July 25 – Work party at Fort Missoula Iris Garden – to be announced
Thursday, July 26 & Friday July 27 – Sort iris on tables and final preparation for sale at home of Carol Addeo & Al Ledford.
Friday, July 27 – 6:00 p.m. - Potluck supper at home of Carol Addeo and Al Ledford including pulled pork sandwiches and potluck goodies.
Saturday, July 28 – Iris Rhizome Sale at Fort Missoula Iris Garden from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Bring your lawn chairs.
Saturday, July 28 – 1:00 p.m. After-sale patio party at home of Billie Gray. Chicken, pizza and drinks provided by the society.

August and September – No meetings

Saturday, October 6 – Meeting at 6:30 p.m. at home of Swede and Betty Ann Gustafson, 3128 Eldora Lane in Linda Vista area. Call 406-251-3526 for directions. Pot luck supper. Program on
iris culture and hybridizing.

Saturday, November 3 – Meeting at home of Judy Blunt, 1901 1/2  S. 4th St. W. Call 406-728-0741 for directions. Board meeting & next year planning starts at 5:00 p.m.; all members are welcome. Pot luck supper at 6:30 p.m. followed by the regular membership meeting.

Sunday, December 2 – 4:30 p.m. (Date tentative) Christmas turkey dinner and potluck goodies, followed by gift exchange at the home of Billie Gray, 1558 S. 6th St West. Call 406-543-3480 for directions.


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