|THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE MISSOULA IRIS SOCIETY
TIME: Saturday March
1, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. for potluck supper. Hosts are Gary Clark
and Steve Hesla.
Meeting location at
2275 Sunlite Lane in Target Range. Call 406-728-7633 for
Meeting following potluck supper
Meetings so far:
April 5 meeting will be at the home of Swede and Betty Ann
Gustafson, May 3 will be at the home of Fred Frey. Host still
needed for November at the Eagles Lodge.
List for 2014
– Was distributed to everyone at the last meeting. Anyone not
able to attend will receive the membership list by mail.
Amounts are as of February 20, 2014
No activity during the
Balance as of Jan 22
Expense was to Elizabeth Gustafson for postage,
get well cards, and paper service items for the food at the
Feb and future meetings.
of Missoula Iris Society for February 1, 2014.
meeting of the Missoula Iris Society was called to order at 7:02
p.m. by President Ed Verplancke at the Eagles Lodge. Hosts were
Donna and Ron Dowell.
minutes of the January meeting were approved as printed in the
Report: The formal treasurer’s report was printed in the
February newsletter. Swede Gustafson also reported that the
membership list for 2014 has been delivered to Ed and Anita for
printing. The auditors group met to audit the books for 2013.
The financial records were found in good order and a year end
report will be put in the next newsletter. The full value of the
savings, cd, and checking accounts at year end is $14,816.
Savings is $9,716.19 and checking is $674.78.
Locations: Carol Addeo reported on meeting locations. Betty Ann
and Swede volunteered to host the April 5 meeting, and Ed and
Anita volunteered to host the September meeting at the Eagles
Lodge, Gary Clarke volunteered to host the October 4 meeting at
his home. Carol will reserve the Eagles Lodge for September and
November. A host is still needed for the November 1 meeting.
Page – Ed discussed the progress of the web page. Formatting
the old web page, missoulairis.com, was a difficult job but he
managed to do it. It is still a work in progress, but he feels
we should maintain the old web page, because it has more
visibility and is easier for people to find because it’s been
there so long. He encouraged everyone to visit the site and see
what he missed. He is using a Kompozer program. Carol commented
that the website looked great; if anything was missing, who would
know? She asked about contacts, where would they go. Ed has
placed names and contacts of all officers on the site. In the
past, the contacts went to Pete Addeo and he forwarded them to
Carol to respond. Ed requested photos of members’ gardens;
all photos are welcome.
Report – Judges from Utah have been invited to the June 7th
show. They are Brad and Cathy Esperak of Zebra Gardens. They
will do a judges training on spurias, as he is a hybridizer of
spurias. Discussion followed on housing for them and meals.
Budget is $500 for visiting judges, usually paying for their gas
and some for hotel. Cindy
wants to do an awards banquet with a meal after the show. So far
Paradise Falls seems most reasonable.
lists were passed out to everyone by Ed and Anita.
Report: Ann Violette is recovering from surgery. Betty Ann gave
a report that Ann had leg problems due to diabetes. A get well
card was passed and signed by everyone.
Missoula – Brief discussion of updating the information with
the Missoulian. Carol will call and update information.
rhizome winner – February winner is Jim Sadler.
meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m