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THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE MISSOULA IRIS SOCIETY

May 2017


MEETING TIME: Saturday, May 6, 6:30 pm at Fort Missoula Bldg T-1. Pot luck supper. Please bring your own beverage.

FYI: Remember the median show on May 20! The theme is “Montana’s Literary Treasures”. Call Judy Blunt for more information: 406-728-0741.


TREASURER'S REPORT: as of April 27, 2017

CHECKING ACCOUNT:
  March 25 reported Balance $537.04
  Deposits                    20.00

  Expenses Paid               92.95
April 27, 2017  Balance     $464.09


Income was from memberships received from Ronda Leno and Ken Miller.

Expenses paid were: American Iris Society - for Show ribbons and entry tags and shipping fees
for a total of $86.00; Elizabeth Gustafson - for stamps to mail membership lists to members
who were not at the April meeting - $6.95.

New members welcomed to the Society at the April meeting are:

RONDA LENO 549-2425
cell 241-8561
KEN MILLER cell 544-0050

Ronda and Ken live at 701 Snowbowl Road in Missoula at zip code 59808

Ronda was our garden weeder last summer and has agreed to weed the gardens again this summer, however the society will surely appreciate anyone who has time to weed at the garden or attend to the irises in general.

Respectfully submitted:
Swede Gustafson, Treasurer


MINUTES OF THE MISSOULA IRIS SOCIETY OF APRIL 1, 2017


The meeting was called to order at 7:10 PM by President Donna Dowell. 17 people were in attendance.

Ronda Leno was introduced as the new helper at the fort garden. Ken Miller was also introduced.
Minutes were approved as amended.

OLD BUSINESS:

Judy Blunt gave a report on the median show. The show is set for June 20, 2017 at 1901 1/2 South 4th Street West.

Financial report:

The corporation filing fee to the Secretary of State was paid. The checking has $537.04.



NEW BUSINESS:

It was moved by Judy Blunt to skip the January and February meeting each year. Seconded by Ron Dowell. The motion passed.

Swede Gustafson gave a presentation on the Fort Garden.

It was moved by Judy Blunt and seconded by Ed Verplancke that the plan to remodel the garden would proceed. The motion passed.

A report on soft rot and leaf spot was made. A product called conson triple action was recommended.

A report on painting of the shed was made. It was decided to wait until summer to discuss the issue further.

Rhizome winner was Gary Clark.

Meeting adjourned at 8:00 PM

Respectfully submitted.
Jim Sadler


Presidential Rhizome winners: September Donna Dowell, October Swede Gustafson, November Fred Frey, December Anita Cervenak, January Betty Ann Gustafson, February Ron Dowell, March Cindy Davis, April Gary Clark.


Check out our websites: 
http://www.missoulairis.com  and www.sites.google.com/site/irismissoula.
The program for the show is posted at http://www.missoulairis.com