|THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE MISSOULA IRIS SOCIETY
Saturday, January 9
at 6:60 pm at Ft. Missoula, Building T-1. No-host potluck supper.
on and Pass the 2016 budget – please bring a copy of the budget to
the meeting for reference during the discussion!
hosts for meetings for the year
locations are reserved for the year. Schedule is at the end of the
for 2016 are now due in the amount of $12 per person. Pay dues to
Swede Gustafson, Treasurer.
OF THE MISSOULA IRIS SOCIETY BOARD OF DIRECTORS
annual MIS Board and Budget Meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 7, 2015 at the home of Judy Blunt. The meeting
was led by Vice President Betty Ann Gustafson in the absence of
President Donna Dowell. Those members present in addition to Betty
Ann were Treasurer Swede Gustafson, Secretary Carol Addeo, members
Edd Verplancke, Anita Cervenak, Judy Blunt and Roger Muir.
of the 2016 budget followed. The final version will be posted in the
January 2016 newsletter.
Median show, if held, will be tentatively scheduled for
Saturday May 21 at the Fort Missoula Building T-1. A chairperson is
needed if we are to hold one. The main iris show in June will be
chaired by Judy Blunt, who volunteered to chair the main show and
will coordinate a committee to help her with the theme. Date for
show needs to be reserved with Southgate Mall. Last year it was the
first Saturday of June. That date would be June 4, 2016.
of display garden at Fort Missoula and budget items. Most of
the newer rhizomes purchased in the last year or two have not lived
more than one growing season. Perhaps newer varieties are not hardy
enough. The renovation budget was increased to $300.
discussion of peonies in the garden. Edd feels that peonies (and
most perennials) do not belong in the iris gardens, because they
conflict with the iris and overwhelm them. He has no objection to
most annual flowers. Carol Addeo feels the peonies and other
perennials in the beds, as well as annuals, add to the diversity and
attractiveness of the garden throughout the growing season. This
seems to be a basic two member disagreement. Noone else commented.
It was suggested a vote of membership be held to decide this issue.
Edd mentioned wanting to remove the Barberry shrubs, as they have
outgrown their space.
Blunt offered Preen in a bucket to help control weeds. Edd prefers
not to use it. Edd would like to add a second layer of brick in the
big bed. Estimated cost would be $200.
of need to find an experienced garden weeder as contract labor next
of a need for a membership chairman who would put membership
booklets together. We currently have about 10 packets left.
of need for a Regional Vice President. No information has
come from Idaho as to who has volunteered and it is unknown if Jim
Sadler will continue.
tentative budget total for the year was $6,440. The final
budget will be printed in full in the January newsletter.
dates for the year were planned for all meetings and confirmed
activities. Once these dates have been reserved with the historical
museum, the schedule will be printed in the January newsletter. The
meeting adjourned at 6:30 p.m.
are based the October 28, 2015 reported balances:
balance $ 602.24
30, 2015 balance $ 463.27
Paul Ronaldo Sprinklers – winterize the Fort Garden System $
Billie Gray – Christmas party
Elizabeth Gustafson – Sunshine flowers to Dorothy Alcaraz
plates for meeting
Diamond Saw blade to cut garden wall blocks
OF THE FISCAL YEAR REPORT --- FINANCIAL STATEMENT
1, 2015 Dec 31, 2015
Account- Society $ 12,526.19
– Judges Fund
– Memorials Fund
Markers – Sets
Markers – Tags only 82.80
$ 14,784.04 $ 14,716.46
loss for 2015 < $67.58>
ACTIVITY 2015 2015 Actual
Display Garden-Ft. Missoula
will note I have simplified the budgets into 8 categories showing the
total funds allocated to each category. I believe this will be a
better way to inform the membership of where and how much of our
funding is being designated and used. It will also allow me an
easier method to do my bookkeeping within each activity of the
budget. In the past I have had over 20 separate accounts to track
our expenses which has become burdensome at times to which of these
accounts to place a particular expenditure. If the above listing
does not work out, I will return to the previous method of
bookkeeping and inform the membership of my change.
OF THE MISSOULA IRIS SOCIETY OF NOVEMBER 7, 2015
Iris Society meeting was called to order by Vice President Betty Ann
Gustafson at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Judy Blunt.
minutes of the October meeting accepted as printed in the newsletter.
reported some changes to the treasurer’s report. He paid for
sprinkler maintenance of $602.24, not $542.24. The revised treasurer
report was accepted.
plan for Elizabeth Friesz garden: Elizabeth plans to sell her
property in Alberton and wants to donate her iris to MIS. Discussion
that next year on or before July 24, 2016 we car pool to Elizabeth’s
home in Alberton as a group to dig her iris for our annual rhizome
sale. Our sale is scheduled for July 30, 2016.
nominations: All incumbents are willing to serve another year.
Dowell, President, Betty Ann Gustafson, Vice President, Carol Addeo,
Secretary and Swede Gustafson, Treasurer.
Show Committee: Judy Blunt volunteered to chair the show.
Vice President: status unknown: Jim Sadler was out of town
Show discussion: Tentative schedule for the median show on
Saturday, May 21, would be to set up 3 or 4 tables at Fort Missoula
discussed was setting up at the Saturday Farmers Market with posters.
Space and difficulty to haul was discussed. A chairperson is
will call the Historical Museum to reserve our meeting and event
will be no meetings held in August and September. The
motion to skip meeting in August and September was presented, voted
on and passed.
Rhizome winner: November winner is Ron Dowell.
meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p.m.
Rhizome winners: September Edd Verplancke, October Judy Blunt,
November Ron Dowell
presentation on Siberian Iris was made by Swede Gustafson.
locations have been reserved at Building T-1 next to Heritage Hall at
Fort Missoula with Carolyn Thompson. The date for our ice cream
social was in conflict with events there, so the date of Saturday,
July 23, 2016 at 5 p.m. was scheduled. This date may need to be
changed to coordinate with Judy Blunt’s schedule. Perhaps a week
night evening might work better.
January 9, 6:30 Fort Missoula Bldg T-1 – Pot luck supper
February 6, 6:30 Fort Missoula Bldg T-1 – Pot luck supper, host
March 5, 6:30 Fort Missoula Bldg T-1– Pot luck supper, host
April 2, 6:30 Fort Missoula Bldg T-1 – Pot luck supper
May 7, 6:30 Fort Missoula Bldg T-1 – Pot luck supper
July 2, 6:30 Fort Missoula Bldg T-1 – Pot luck supper, host
– No Meeting
– No Meeting
October 1 – 6:30 – Meeting at Fort Missoula Bldg T-1, no host pot
November 5- 5:00 pm – Board and budget meeting pot
luck supper and regular meeting…Location needed
May 21, 8 am – 2 pm – MIS median show at Fort Missoula Bldg T-1
June 4 – Iris Show at Southgate Mall – (needs to be reserved)
July 23 – Ice cream social at 5:00 p.m. at Fort Gardens
December 3 – 4:30 pm (tentative date to be confirmed later) for
Christmas party and turkey dinner and potluck at home of Billie Gray.
July 24 – 8 am Work Party at Elizabeth Friesz’ in Alberton
digging iris for the sale
July 25 – Work Party labeling iris at home of Carol Addeo and
updating card file
July 28 – Work Party sorting iris for the sale at Carol Addeo’s
July 29 – Work Party sorting, loading iris, followed by supper at
5:00 pm at Carol Addeo’s
July 30 – 8 am – 1:00 pm – Iris Rhizome Sale at Fort Missoula
July 30 – 1:00 pm. – After sale party at home of Billy Gray
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