Official Newsletter of the Missoula Iris Society

February 2017

MEETING TIME: Saturday, February 4, 6:30 pm at Fort Missoula Bldg T-1. Pot luck supper. Please bring your own beverage.
FYI News: Dorothy Alcaraz is now residing at Hillside Manor, Room 46. She would appreciate visits!

TREASURER'S REPORT: as of January 24, 2017

To begin the new year I am required to correct the Checking Account values I listed for the January issue of our newsletter. These values do not influence the final Balance of $533.03 but do clarify how this value was obtained. The first error was in regards for the $500.00 in Transfer of Funds from the Savings Account which I neglected to include in the Account listing as income. The second error involved the Income from Memberships received which was actually $20.00 not $200.00. So now on to the January records.

SAVINGS ACCOUNT: I will begin this year with reporting on the value of this account only on a quarterly basis as most of the time there is only a very small amount of interest added. I do this to save time reporting this value and I feel to lessen space required in the newsletter for this information. So I will report in April, July, October and at the end of the year. If there is a large change I will make a report.
December 28, 2016
     Balance as updated $533.03
     Income              100.00
     Expenses paid        75.00
January 24, 2017
     Balance            $558.03

The income was from a check to Brad Kasperek, our Show Judge and Judges Training instructor at the 2014 Southgate Mall show. I sent him a check at the beginning of 2015 and this check has never been cashed, therefore I decided to void the check and will write him a new one this year if there is a request for this to be done. The Expense was for $25.00 to be used by the Region 11 for a gift basket at the 2017 American Iris Convention in Iowa this Spring. I also sent $50.00 to our Region 11 Vice-President to assist with covering her 2017 expenses. The check for the total amount of $75.00 above was sent to Jeanette Graham on January 9, 2017, as she will be gathering items for the basket.

Respectfully submitted,
Swede Gustafson, Treasurer


7 present
Donna Dowell, president, opened the meeting.

Minutes were approved after the following correction:
The friend of Gary's who could also weed at the fort iris garden is Barb Sauer.

Treasurer’s Report: Approved.
        1. Transfered $500.00 from savings to checking.
        2. A line item was left out but the balance was correct.
Greater Portland Iris Society Judges Training on Feb. 4, 2017, Portland, OR, change of speaker to John Coble, of Ensata Gardens. Info has been sent to all either by email or mail.

Carol Addeo has asked to be relieved of her secretarial duties. Carol needs to spend time with her mother who is very frail. She has been secretary for many years. We thank Carol for her years as secretary.

Election of Officers will be held at the February Meeting.
Officer's slate for 2017 is President---Donna Dowell
Vice President---Betty Ann Gustafson
Treasurer---Swede Gustafson
As you see, at this time we need a secretary.

American Iris Fee of $30.00 for the year will be paid.

Show dates: May 20, Median Show, at Judy Blunt’s home. Judy Blunt, Chair
June 3, Annual Iris Show, at Southgate Mall, Judy Blunt, Chair

AIS Convention : May 23-27, Des Moines, IA (Check AIS Bulletin or website for details)
There are other conventions listed for sub-societies.

Membership: 3 people have been removed from our membership list.

Presidential Rhizome winner: Anita Cervenak (December)
Betty Ann Gustafson (January)

Meeting adjourned!

Respectfully Submitted,
Betty Ann Gustafson

Presidential Rhizome winners: September Donna Dowell, October Swede Gustafson, November Fred Frey, December Anita Cervenak, January Betty Ann Gustafson.

Meeting locations 2017:

Saturday, February 4, 6:30 Fort Missoula Bldg T-1 – Pot luck supper
Saturday, March 4, 6:30 Fort Missoula Bldg T-1 – Pot luck supper
Saturday, April 1, 6:30 Fort Missoula Bldg T-1– Pot luck supper
Saturday, May 6, 6:30 Fort Missoula Bldg T-1 – Pot luck supper
Saturday, May 20 – MIS median show at home of Judy Blunt
Saturday, June 3 – Iris show at Southgate Mall
Wednesday, June 7 – Ice Cream Social 5 p.m. at Fort Garden
Saturday, July 8, 6:30 – Meeting at Fort Missoula Bldg T-1 – Pot luck supper

Tentative -

Sunday, July 23, 8 am – Work Party to dig iris for the sale
Monday, July 24 – Work Party labeling iris at home of Carol Addeo and updating card file
Thursday, July 27 – Work Party sorting iris for the sale at Carol Addeo’s
Friday, July 28 – Work Party sorting, loading iris, followed by supper at 5:00 pm at home of Carol Addeo
Saturday, July 29, 8 am – 1:00 pm – Iris Rhizome Sale at Fort Missoula
Saturday, July 29, 1 pm – After sale party at home of Billy Gray

August – No Meeting
September – No Meeting

Saturday, October 7, 6:30 – Pot luck supper. Host needed due to book sale preparations at the Fort.
Saturday, November, 4-5:00 pm – Board and budget meeting, followed by pot luck supper and regular meeting. Hostess is Judy Blunt at her home.
Sunday, December 3, 4:30 pm (tentative date to be confirmed later) for Christmas party and turkey dinner and potluck at home of Billie Gray.

Check out our websites: www.missoulairis.com and www.sites.google.com/site/irismissoula