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Official Newsletter of the Missoula Iris Society


February 2018



NEXT MEETING: 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.
There will be a short program on Irises that will qualify for judges training, given by Jim Sadler. Everyone is welcome, not just for judges. It is a good time to learn more about the beautiful iris. Contact Jim Sadler, 728-4743, for more information.


FYI:
   2018 MISSOULA IRIS SOCIETY OFFICERS
President - Betty Ann Gustafson
Vice President - Donna Dowell
Secretary - Jim Sadler
Treasurer - Swede Gustafson


AIS REGION 13 SPRING MEETING, MAY 11-13, 2018 in SALEM, OREGON

Hosted by the Oregon Trail Iris Society
Bus Tour of 3 gardens: Miller's Manor, Mid-America, and Schreiner's.
Judges training on TBs (Thomas Johnson) and box lunch at Mid-America.
Open gardens (Fri. & Sun.) Keith Keppel, Larry Lauer and Kevin Vaughn.
Banquet guest speaker: Barry Blyth
Contact Betty Ann Gustafson (swedeandba@gmail.com or 406.370.1696) for registration forms and further information.

TREASURER'S REPORT: as of January 24, 2017

SAVINGS ACCOUNT -

     as of January 1, 2018 - $16,385.11. Only activity was $0.29 in interest income for the month of December 2017.
CHECKING ACCOUNT-
     as of January 1, 2018 reported Balance $306.66
Deposits made: 4 memberships 40.00
January 24 Balance $346.66


YEAR END FINANCIAL REPORT:
SAVINGS ACCOUNT January 1, 2017
Balance                   $ 14,637.93

Deposits                     4,247.18
Sub-Total                   18,885.11
Withdrawn                     2500.00
December 31, 2017 Balance $ 16,385.11

CHECKING ACCOUNT January 1, 2017
Balance                     $ 633.03

Deposits                     3757.00
Sub-Total                    4370.03
Expenses Paid                4083.37
December 31, 2017 Balance   $ 306.66


I would appreciate a couple of members to contact me in regard to completing a review of the
treasurer's records for 2016 and 2017. You can contact me at 251-3526 and we can set a date and
time to complete this task. Thank you.


Respectfully submitted,

Swede Gustafson, Treasurer


MINUTES OF THE MISSOULA IRIS SOCIETY OF JANUARY 6, 2018


Meeting was called to order by President Donna Dowell at 6:35. Present were Cindy Davis, Swede and Betty Ann Gustafson, Linda and Jim Sadler, Morris and Marie Nyquist, Al Lupkin, Carol Addeo, Ron and Donna Dowell, and Gary Clark.
Gary Clark gave a presentation on Water Lilies. After the program the group shared the potluck supper.
Minutes of November meeting were read and approved.
Treasurer report was approved as published in newsletter.
Nomination committee reported that Betty Ann Gustafson was nominated for president, Donna Dowell for vice president, Swede Gustafson for treasurer and Jim Sadler for secretary. The report was accepted and the slate was elected unanimously.
Betty Ann then took over the meeting.


Old Business:


The basket for the National Convention was discussed.

Swede reported that he had paid $200.00 to the Ft Missoula Museum. $100.00 as a corporate member and $100 for a donation.

New Business:

It was reported that the AIS Spring meeting will be in Oregon on May 11-13.
The next meeting will be at Cindy Davis's home at 929 Cooley at 6:30 PM. A short program on Irises that will qualify for judges training will be given.
The Presidential Rhizome winners were for December: Gary Clark, for January: Donna Dowell.
Meeting adjourned at 8:00 .


Respectfully submitted, Jim Sadler, Secretary


Presidential Rhizome winners:

Ron Dowell, September; Betty Ann Gustafson, October; Carol Addeo, November; Gary Clark, December; Donna Dowell, January.


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