Official Newsletter of the Missoula Iris Society

March 2017

MEETING TIME: Saturday, March 4, 6:30 pm at Fort Missoula Bldg T-1. Pot luck supper. Please bring your own beverage.
Our member Dorothy Alcaraz passed away peacefully at Hillside Manor, where she had resided for the past month. She lived most of her life in southern California but moved to Missoula in 2005. She enjoyed our meetings and events and took special pleasure in helping with the iris sale each year.

This report for the March Newsletter is based on the financial stuatus as of February 25, 2017


January 24, 2017 Balance $558.03

   Deposit                 10.00

   Expense Paid            30.00

February 25      Balance $538.03

The income was receipt of membership dues from Ronn Dunn. The expense was the payment to The American Iris Society for our club's annual Affiliation Fee.
Respectfully submitted,
Swede Gustafson, Treasurer


12 members were present, meeting was called to order at 7:15 pm at the Ft Missoula Building T1.

Minutes were accepted as published

Treasurers report: $558.03 in checking, Savings acct $14,637.93.

Treasurers report was accepted subject to review.

Nominating committee read their nominations.

  President Donna Dowell
  Treasurer Swede Gustafson
  Secretary Jim Sadler
  Vice-president Betty Ann Gustafson.
Motion was made and seconded that the officers be elected by acclamation. Motion passed.

NEW BUSINESS: The next meeting will be March 4 at the Fort.

Rhizome drawing winner Ron Dowell

Meeting adjourned 7:35 PM

Respectfully submitted,
Jim Sadler, Secretary

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

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