Official Newsletter of the Missoula Iris Society
New Year to all! May your year be healthy and happy and your iris
full of blooms!
MEETING TIME: Saturday, January 7, 6:30 pm at Fort Missoula Bldg T-1. Pot luck supper. Please bring your own beverage.
TREASURER'S REPORT: As of December 28, 2016
October 26, 2016 reported Balance $ 15,107.20
Interest Income for Oct & Nov 0.48
Transfer to Checking to pay bills 500.00
December 28, 2016 Balance $ 14,637.68
October 26, 2016 reported balance: $ 276.61
Income for Calendar Sales 40.00
Income from Membership Received 200.00
Expenditures Paid in Nov and Dec 483.58
December 28, 2016 Balance $ 533.03
Expenses paid :
Fred Frey – for printing of Show and Sale flyers $ 36.00
Historical Museum at Fort Missoula – membership 100.00
Historical Museum at Fort Missoula -contribution 100.00
Paul Ronaldo Sprinklers – system winterizing 60.00
Carolyn Addeo – Website Domain name renewal 24.99
Elizabeth Gustafson – purchase of 3 folding tables 89.97
and Christmas party dinner supplies 13.39
Erling Gustafson – purchase of 1 folding table 24.99
Billie Gray – Christmas party dinner turkeys (2) 34.24
Swede Gustafson, Treasure
NOTICE TO THE MEMBERSHIP
As this year comes to a close, it is again time for my records to reviewed by at least two of the general membership of the Missoula Iris Society. Due to fact no one stepped forward in 2016, the records of 2015 also need to be reviewed. Therefore, should you feel inclined to assist with the reviews, please let President Donna Dowell know so a time and place can be set to complete this task.
MISSOULA IRIS SOCIETY 2017 EXPENSES BUDGET IN DOLLARS
ITEM 2017 VALUE 2016 VALUE 2016
MEDIAN SHOW 300 300 0
MALL SHOW 700 700 450
RHIZOME SALE 800 800 565
Maintainence 1000 1210 540
Weeder 1000 600 475
RHIZOME PURCHASES 400 850 445
NEWSLETTER 350 350 100
GENERAL EXPENSES 650 630 310
SPECIAL EVENTS 300 300 190
WEB SITE 200 150 170
CONTRIBUTIONS 200 200 200
REGION 11 RVP 100 100 0
TOTALS 6000 6190 3445
Note: Part of the Rhizomes Purchases will come from the Accumulated Memorials Fund of the Savings Account. This will be a continuing action each year until the funds have been exhausted.
This budget was discussed and adopted by the Board of Officers at a 5 pm meeeting on November 5, then presented to and accepted by the general membership present at the regular meeting later that evening. Since we do not have a regular meeting in December, this budget is now being printed for knowledge by the general membership. These budgeted values for 2017 are only a guide and can be revised by either a vote of the membership or Board of Officers at any time during 2017.
Swede Gustafson, Treasurer
MISSOULA IRIS SOCIETY BOARD MEETING MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 5, 2016
The Missoula Iris Society board meeting was called to order by President Donna Dowell at 5:00 pm at the home of Judy Blunt. Other board members present were Betty Ann Gustafson, Vice President, Swede Gustafson, Treasurer and Carol Addeo, Secretary.
The budget for year 2017 was reviewed and tentatively approved. The final version approved by the board will be placed in the newsletter.
Fort Garden Plans: Discussion of weeders to be hired for 2017 which includes Ronda Leno, who was weeder for summer 2016, and a lady who works for Gary Clark, name unknown at this time. They will each be able to earn up to $500 each.
Median beds: Swede reported that most of the block work is done. The median bed is too steep on the north side, so it will be redone. Roger Muir suggested that the shrubbery on the east side be removed to allow more room.
New rhizomes: Gary suggested we purchase honorable mentions for the Fort Garden to see what is coming on the market. His idea would place them in one area of the garden and they would be tended by the club judges. Some moving of other iris would be necessary.
Memorial Fund: Discussion to move the $852 memorial fund into the general fund.
Meeting dates: Planning was completed on a calendar.
The meeting adjourned at 6:30 p.m.
Carol Addeo, Secretary
MINUTES OF THE MISSOULA IRIS SOCIETY OF NOVEMBER 5, 2016Missoula Iris Society meeting was called to order by President Donna Dowell at 7:07p.m. at the home of Judy Blunt. Fifteen members attended the meeting.
Treasurer report from Swede Gustafson reported that four MIS board member officers had met earlier to set the budget for year 2017. One new budget item is $1,000 for garden weeders, to be shared equally by Ronda Lena and a lady who works for Gary. Ronda Leno started working for our garden last August. The two ladies can work out their own schedule.
It was suggested that the $852 Memorial Fund be transferred to the general fund of the savings account.
Discussion of Christmas party to be held at home of Billie Gray; date to be announced. Everyone should bring a gift valued at $12. MIS will pay for the turkey.
The schedule for meetings next year will be placed at the end of the minutes.
Discussion of a basket of goodies to be donated to AIS as a fund raiser for the convention. It was decided to donate $75 to RVP Jeannett Graham toward the convention basket for 2017. Jeanette has indicated she would accept donations from the clubs and put the baskets together. Cindy Davis plans to attend the next convention.
Presidential Rhizome winner: Fred Frey won the November rhizome.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:30 p.m.
Carol Addeo, Secretary
Presidential Rhizome winners: September Donna Dowell, October Swede Gustafson, November Fred Frey.
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