Here is the November
newsletter. Ol’ man winter is gaining ground on us and he’s bringing the
cold with him. The trees are going to sleep, the gardens are bare and I
only have 4,544,333,274 leaves to pick up. God, I love this time of
Missoula Iris Society
DATE & TIME:
supper begins at 6:30 pm. Meeting begins around 8:00 pm
Home of Honk Meyer
2532 Highwood Dr in
South Hills. Call 251-5800 for directions..
topic for the November meeting program is centered on using raised
beds. Our speaker, Allen Hay, a local high school teacher, presents a
Spring class at the Emily Dickinson Adult Education Center on growing
vegetables in raised beds. Expect a 30 minute workshop on constructing
raised beds and the advantages of using them in your garden.
Membership dues time again. Please pay your dues before the end of the
year. It makes everything soooo much easier on the bookkeeping. See Pete
at the meeting or just mail your dues to him. It really is quite simple.
Condolences go out
to Leona Wyckoff. Her mother, Florence Aagathe Ellingson Brevik, 86,
passed away on October 17, 2007 at The Springs.
The annual MIS
will be held at Billie Gray's home on Sunday December 2 beginning at
1:00 p.m. We will eat at 2:00 p.m., which is earlier than in the past,
so that members can enjoy the gift exchange and not be kept out too
late. Start searching for your $10 gift for the exchange if you haven't
It's Their Birthday!!....Let's Give 'Em a Cheer!!!
Happy day and lots
of hugs & kisses to Donna Dowell, November 3rd; Steve Hesla, November
6th; Pat Ryan, November 14th: Eleanor Utech, November 21st;
Doris Willis, November 9th; and Kalli Rose Wurth, November 10th.
from Pete Addeo: Month of October 2007
Club Savings Account CD
Balance October 30
Balance September 30
Interest Earned thru 10/30
Balance October 30
Expenses Paid – October 2007
Paw Paw Label Co.
Balance – October 30
Minutes of the
Missoula Iris Society Meeting:
October 6, 2007
The meeting was
called to order by President Elinor Utech. The minutes were accepted as
read. The treasurer’s report was accepted as printed in the Falls
committee consisting of Ronn Dunn, Fred Frey, and Alverta Symes was
appointed. They are to present a slate of candidates at the November
meeting. Candidates from the floor can be added at that time. Election
of officers will take place at the January, 2008 meeting.
An audit committee
was formed. The members are Bob and Alverta Symes and Honk Meyer. The
audit is to be completed by December 31, 2007.
It was noted that the deer have been helping to put the gardens to bed.
They have pruned the roses.
party to put the gardens to bed for the winter has been set up for
Sunday, October 14, 2007, beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Society’s appreciation was extended to Honk Meyer for his 22 hours of
work in the gardens during August. Thanks were also extended to Ed and
Anita Verplancke for all the hours they also have put in.
Gray reported that the pavers planned for under the benches run from
$3.65 to $3.95 per square foot. She did not have a price for the
engraving that would be done on some of the pavers. She will have the
engraving cost for the November meeting. Because of the estimated cost
to cover the area under the benches, it will be necessary to do the
installation in stages.
Pete Addeo reported that the architect is almost finished with the
blueprints. We are not allowed to begin erecting the shed until the
blueprint has been turned in to the county and permits obtained. Also
because the building will be part of a historical site, the shed must
match the style of the existing historical fire station next to it.
original plan was to begin to begin construction this fall by pouring
the foundation slab. Carson Vehrs was going to put us in touch with
concrete installers, but he died recently. Pete is now looking for
someone with concrete experience to ramrod this portion of the
Presidential Rhizome was won by Ron Dowell.
The program was a slide show about arils and arilbreds.
Davis moved the meeting be adjourned; Billie Gray seconded the motion.
The meeting was adjourned.
Minutes: October 7, 2007
The meeting dates
for the year 2008 were set. They are as follows:
January 5 July
August – no meeting
June 8 – afternoon December
7 – Christmas Party
The 2007 Christmas
Sunday, December 2 will begin at 1:00 p.m. Dinner will begin at 2:00
p.m. with the gift exchange to start about 2:45 p.m. Location: Home of
Billie Gray. Billie will provide a turkey.
The 2008 show
schedule is as follows:
Median Show May 17
Iris Show June
The Iris Show date
needs to be verified with Southgate Mall. If June 14 is not the date
scheduled, the tour date will have to be changed to accommodate the June
2008 is MIS’ turn to
conduct an Iris Garden Tour. The tour has been scheduled for Saturday,
June 7. A tour committee comprised of Carol Addeo, Fred Frey, Billie
Gray, and Alayne Hilditch was formed. The committee will elect its own
Chair. They are to arrange for the gardens on the tour and to organize
the logistics including obtaining hosts/hostesses for each garden,
tickets, advertising, etc.
The Iris Sale is
scheduled for Saturday, July 26, 2008.
The 2008 budget was
developed. It follows below.
Maintenance & Repairs
Total Fort Gardens
Expenses - Median
Expenses - MIS