Here is the November Newsletter. This month the meeting has
been delayed one week due to various conflicts with several
officers and giving Billie an extra week of recovery from
surgery. Everything was reset and the meeting will be at
Billie Gray’s house one week later. This will be a fun
meeting as we will be having our 2nd annual
Trivia Contest with the boys against the girls to see who
knows their iris better. Last year we boys won, but the
girls objected and of course, we boys didn’t stand a chance
to be the winners. So this year, we will be keeping
score….very carefully and accurately too.
Webmaster & President
Missoula Iris Society
DATE & TIME:
Saturday, November 12, 2005 at 6:30pm with potluck dinner
Home of Billie Gray. Call 543-3480 for directions.
Form audit committee, set a board meeting for the budget
meeting, elect officers for 2006, distribute & sell
Iris Trivia Game. The boys against the girls. Lots of fun
and we boys will be keeping score this year.
November 12th - Meeting
at Billie Gray's
December 3rd - Saturday –
4:00 PM. Annual Christmas Party & gift exchange hosted by
Ken & Rose Mary Baier. Mark your calendars. Pot luck and
smoked turkey dinner. BYOB.
Birthday!!....Let's Give 'Em a Cheer!!!
Happy day to Elinor Utech – November
21st, Kalli Rose Wurth, November 10th, Mary Ellen Davis,
November 1st, Pat Ryan, November 14th, and Donna
Dowell, November 3rd, Have a happy birthday and
all the good wishes and cheers that go along with it.
IRIS SOCIETY - OCTOBER TREASURER’S REPORT
Balance $ 33.89
October 31 Balance
Sprinkler system winterize $ 48.00
2006 Iris calendar purchase 99.00
Transfer from Savings $300.00
Excess Sod purchase 6.00
Plant marker sales 6.50
Siberian Iris sales
NOTICE!!!!!!!! From the Treasurer: To ALL Activity chair
persons and club members!!!!!!!!!!
Treasurer will close the fiscal year books on November 30 to
prepare the financial statements for the annual audit as
required by our By Laws. ALL outstanding expenses need to
be in the Treasure’s hands by that date or they will not be
paid. Whatever is not paid can affect the budget process of
an activity for the coming 2006 year.
preliminary 2006 budget will need to be determined prior to
the printing of the December Newsletter. Therefore, a
meeting of ALL current activity chairs and the Board of
Directors will need to be scheduled during the month of
November. The Treasurer will prepare a financial statement
for each activity chair.
Chairs for ---- The Annual Iris Show
The Annual Iris Sale
The Iris Tour and
The Fort Garden
The Region 11 RVP
General Club Operation
Expenditures – The Treasurer
Notice from Ann Violette: AIS
MEMBERS who need to renew their membership before Dec 31/05
they are ......... Pete and Carol Addeo, David Durnford,
Wayne and Hazel Richlie, James and Nancy Ryan, and Patrick
Waverling. All are due by 12/31/05 all are from Missoula .
And for new members NOW would be a great time to Join AIS.
Correction to last month's
newsletter: Bob Symes' birthday is October 31 not October
25th as reported in the newsletter. Sounds like a Halloween
birthday to me.
President and newsletter editor would like everyone to send
info on your birthday to him and email address if we don't
Minutes of the Missoula Iris
Society Meeting, Saturday, October 8, 2005
The meeting was called to order by President Pete Addeo at
7:50 p.m. at the home of the Addeo's.
Minutes - The minutes from the September meeting were
approved as they appeared in the October newsletter .
Treasurers Report - Read by Carol Addeo in the absence of
Checking balance as of August 31
Fort Garden Renovation
Sprinkler system renovation & repairs
Misc office expenses
RVPE Judges Training Expense
2005 Fort Garden Expense Report as of October 4, 2005
read by Carol Addeo in the absence of the treasurer.
A. Renovation of Dyke's beds and #5 finger bed
1. Sod cutter rental
2. Marchie's soil mix w/delivery
3. Garden edging products
4. Sod w/ delivery
5. 6"x6"x12' treated timber
6. Patio area concrete blocks
B. Siberian Iris Purchase
C. Lawn area sprinkler system
Electronic sprinkler system
Total renovation costs:
D. Maintenance Costs paid to Oct 4, 2005
1. Sign repairs
2. Work party goodies
3. Registration/introduction books
4. Sprinkler system repairs
5. Groundskeeper expense
Total expenses paid
Budgeted for 2005 Fort Garden $1950.00
2006 Tour - Carol reported that she and Billie Gray had
toured several gardens in order to select several for our
2006 tour. Additional yard suggestions were Tony Cesare in
the Rattlesnake and Joslin Syler.
2006 AIS Calendars -Ann reported the calendars will be
available for order by mid-October. Pete will order.
New members - Pete asked that new members provide their
birthdays and e mail addresses for the newsletter.
Officer Nominations - Ann Violette announced the
nominations for officers for 2006 are:
Pete Addeo, President
Jim Sadler, Vice President
Carol Addeo, Secretary
Swede Gustafson, Treasurer with Zona Lindemann as
Additional nominations were called for from the floor; none
The subject of requiring officers to serve two years was
discussed, possibly changing the bylaws. The general
consensus seemed to be to leave the bylaws as is and not to
make a stringent requirement at this time although no vote
was called for this topic.
Signs for the Fort - Bob Symes reported there are
three signs ready to be used for fort directions to the
gardens. They will be painted and presented to Bob Brown of
the Historical Museum for approval to place at junctions
leading to the gardens. Carol reported she had contacted
Bob Brown a few weeks ago about placing direction signs and
he wanted to approve the signs first.
Siberians: Carol announced that Swede delivered a
bucket full of siberians, dug from the fort and they were
available for $2.00 each, to benefit MIS.
November meeting - Ann ordered the trivia game slides
for the November meeting to be held at Billie Gray's.
Halloween Night Party - Rosemary and Ken Baier
invited everyone to join them for chili supper and party for
Presidential Rhizomes - The rhizome drawing was won
by Zona Lindemann.
The meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m. .