- Here is the "new" renamed newsletter. The newsletter page is
redone and we are now official. Thanks to Fred for the wonderful
list of names and ideas to choose from. You all have chosen this
name and we all owe a round of applause to both Fred and ourselves.
It's getting close to the end of the year and there will be some
nice changes coming. Our annual Christmas party is near at hand and
we hope that all of you can attend as we have sooooo much fun and
sooo much food to enjoy.
- Webmaster & President
Missoula Iris Society
- DATE & TIME:
Saturday, November 4, 2006 at 6:30pm with potluck dinner
Home of Gary Clark. Call
728-7633 for directions.
No word on a program at this time.
- "FYI" NEWS:
- Nominating Committee:
Nominations for officers are as follows:
President - Elinor Utech
Vice President - Fred Frey
Secretary - Zona Lindemann
Treasurer - Pete Addeo
Elections will take place at the next meeting. You must be
present to vote. Additional nominations are welcome.
- MIS Board Meeting - The 2007 budget meeting of MIS
will be held on Sunday, November 5, 2006 at the home of Swede
and Betty Ann Gustafson beginning at 2:00 p.m. All members are
welcome to attend; attendance by the officers is mandatory.
- ATTENTION NEW MEMBERS: We
have a nice informational packet to give you which includes a
membership list, a discount coupon from Marchies Nursery and lots of
great growing tips on iris, plus all the important events of our
society. Come to the meeting to receive your packet, but if you
can't come, call or e mail Carol Addeo and we'll mail it to you.
Her e mail is
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 251-5833.
- Sale Card File Work Party - Card file
get together on Nov. 11 at Cleo Swanson's at 1 pm. Please come and
help get card file in shape.
December Christmas Party -
The Christmas Party this year will be held at the home of Billie
Gray on Sunday, December 3 beginning at 4:00 p.m. Everyone be
hunting for that special garden related gift valued at up to $12.00
for the fun gift exchange and annual gift steal, trade and hide.
- Rose Mary Baier - Everyone say a prayer for a quick
recovery for Rose Mary. She and Ken returned from Seattle and
now Rose Mary is undergoing chemotherapy.
Sympathy Note: Lynn Weger's mother, Hertha O. Weger, passed
away suddenly but peacefully on Sunday, October 22, at Community
Hospital. She was here visiting Lynn from her home in Seven Hills,
Ohio. Herta Weger, 86, was born and raised in Ohio. She is survived
by her daughter Lynn and son and daughter-in-law, Robert M. and
It's Their Birthday!!....Let's
Give 'Em a Cheer!!!
- Happy day to Donna Dowell - November 3rd;
Steve Hesla - November 6th; Pat Ryan - November 14th; Mary Ellen
Davis - November 1st; Kalli Rose Wurth - November 10th; Elinor Utech
- November 21st.
Have a happy birthday and all the good wishes and cheers that go
- Meeting Locations
and Activities for the rest of 2006:
- Meeting at Gary Clark's
Sunday December 3 - Christmas party and
gift exchange. Home of Billie Gray.
- Treasurer's Report from Swede Gustafson:
- SAVINGS ACCOUNT:
Club Operations Account Balance September
Expenses: Transfer to checking -
Transfer to Building Fund
- (to pay off the loan in 2005 for the sprinkler system upgrade)
2006 Rhizome Sale
2006 Interest Income
September 30 Balance $ 471.05
October deposits 715.00
October 31 Balance $ 686.61
Deposits - Transfer from Savings Account
- $300.00, Rhizome Sale - $5.00,
Missoula County Refund check for the Club's history book
printing fees - $410.00
Expenses- Billie Gray - Fort Garden iris
purchase from Suttons Iris Garden - $229.20,
Carol Addeo - Gravel cost to lay bedding
for the block walls - $15.00, for purchase
of landscaping blocks around the siberian bed, Marchies Nursery
purchase of lawn edging materials -
- Minutes of the Missoula Iris Society Meeting, Saturday,
October 7, 2006
The meeting was called to order by President Pete Addeo at
7:35 p.m. at the home of Alayne Hilditch.
Minutes - The minutes of the September 16, 2006 meeting
were approved as they appeared in the October newsletter.
Treasurers Report was read by President Pete in the
absence of the treasurer:
Savings Account as of August 31
- Checking Account Balance as of August 31
Check to Swede Gustafson
Check paid was to pay for new concrete landscaping blocks along
the north face of the area where the benches are placed. The
existing blocks were moved over to the edging around
the Siberian bed.
Historical Grant Received - Carol reported that the grant
from the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula has been received in
the amount of $410.00. These funds will reimburse MIS for the
cost of publishing the historical booklet, "Fifty years of iris
growing, 25 years of iris showing".
Officer nominations for 2007 - The nominating committee
announced the following nominations:
President: Eleanor Utech
Vice President: Fred Frey
Secretary: Zona Lindemann
Treasurer: Pete Addeo
The vote will take place at the November meeting.
Fort Gardens Report - Billie Gray reports that the Fort
Gardens are at rest. No hard frost yet, but annuals will be
removed after the hard frost. The Spuria bed is done. Plants
at the base of the arbor are planted. Thank you to everyone who
helped. There is some soil left in a pile across the road under
the tree; it is free to pick up, but do not plant iris in it.
Pete also thanked the 11 or 12 members who helped at the
September work party. It was a good turnout and a lot was
Sale card file: Alverta only has two lists of members
iris. She needs lists of iris from everyone.
NEW MEMBERS ATTENDED: Welcome back to Pat Redler, who
re-joined after a long absence.
AIS Library - Alverta reminded us that AIS has a library
and they want copies of our newsletters. Information is in the
October AIS Bulletin. Carol will mail a copy of our historical
booklet to the library.
Web Site - Pete announced that there is now a section on
our web site for an introduction to prospective new members.
Some members did not receive the e mailed newsletter. Pete will
check on that.
RVP - Ann Violette's term as the Regional Vice President
for Region 11 is about to expire. She sent an e mail requesting
that we support Jayme Adams of Idaho as the next RVP. A motion
was presented by Zona Lindemann, seconded by Linda Sadler and
passed that we support Jayme Adams as the next Region 11 Vice
President. Carol will sent a notice of support to Ann Violette
by e mail.
Card File Research - Alverta mentioned that Lauri Swanson
has offered to go online in search of iris pictures/photographs
for our card file. Alverta requested we purchase the color ink
cartridge and a ream of paper for her. Pete offered to get the
cartridge at a wholesale price if someone will tell him the
printer name and number. A motion was made by Ron Dunn,
seconded by Linda Sadler and passed to approve this purchase.
Christmas Party - The annual Christmas party. gift
exchange (and gift steal) will be held at Billie Gray's home on
Sunday afternoon, December 3, 2006 beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Billie will provide the turkey, Symes will be back-up on the
turkey if needed, everyone should do the usual potluck thing,
and bring your own bottle (BYOB) if you want a toddy. The gift
purchase is to be garden related and one gift per person at a
maximum price of $12.00. The traditional pick and take gift
game was explained to the new members.
Budget Board Meeting - The budget for 2007 will be
proposed at a board meeting on Sunday, November 5, 2006 at the
home of Swede and Betty Ann Gustafson a 2:00 p.m. All members
who are interested are invited to attend.
Auditing Committee - The audit committee was set as Bob
Symes, Alverta Symes, and Zona Lindemann; the audit is to take
place in December prior to the January meeting.
Falls and Standards - We had a lot of fun with the
newsletter naming contest. Fred Frey came prepared with a board
and a lot of suggestions. Some great names were suggested,
including Rhizome Rose, Rhizonian, The Iris News, From the Eye
of the Iris. The final choice by a process of voting
elimination was Falls and Standards.
Mentor a new member - A discussion on the absence of many
new members. Anyone who encouraged someone to join should
contact them and invite them to attend the meetings. Mentor
them and let them know what fun they are missing.
Card File Work Party - A work party will be held in
November. Alverta will put the date and location in the next
Presidential Rhizome Steve Hesla won the Presidential
Rhizome for October.
The meeting adjourned at 8:24 p.m.