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Missoula Iris Society Newsletter - November 2010

Members:

Hereís the newsletter for November. The weather is changing quickly and itís getting colder earlier. Getting ready for the end of Daylight Savings Time and hating the idea that it will be dark before 5pm now. The nights seem like they last forever. The leaves are turning and the city is full of colors. Itís my favorite time of the year.

 

Pete Addeo,

Webmaster
Missoula Iris Society
http://www.missoulairis.com

 

November 2010 MEETING

DATE & TIME: Saturday November 6, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. Usual potluck supper followed by the meeting.
PLACE: Home of Gary Clark and Steve Hesla, 2275 Sunlite Lane. Call 728-7633 for directions.

PROGRAM: Election of officers, discussion of budget for 2011

 

"FYI" NEWS

Nomination of officers for 2011 - The Slate of Officers up for election is as follows:

President: Incumbent Ed Verplanke
Vice President: Incumbent Betty Ann Gustafson
Treasurer: Incumbent Swede Gustafson
Secretary: Incumbent Jim Sadler

2011 MEMBERSHIP DUES: The year is coming to an end and the treasurer has started collecting dues for the new year memberships. Dues are $10.00/person. If you haven't yet paid, contact Treasurer Swede Gustafson.

Condolences to Fred Frey who's mother passed away recently.

 

It's Their Birthday!!....Let's Give 'Em a Cheer!!!

Happy birthday to Donna Dowell, November 3rd; Steve Hesla, November 6th;  and Eleanor Utech, November 21st. Have a happy birthday all.

 

Christmas Party Reminder: Billie Gray will host the Christmas Party again this year on Saturday December 11th at 4:00 p.m. Start thinking about the Christmas Party Gift Exchange which we do every year.


Everyone brings a wrapped gift (up to $12.00 value) and we put all the gifts in the center of the room and then pick numbers to see who goes first. The #1 person gets to pick any gift from the pile. The gift is opened for all to see. Then the #2 person in line can pick the gift that #1 picked or pick from the stack and the same goes for each one thereafter. If you pick one of the opened gifts, then that person now can pick someone elseís gift or from the stack. The limit is 3 times for any one gift to own. There is a lot of heavy duty trading between everyone and the laughs just keep coming. It is a great end to a wonderful year with our friends and members.

Members, be thinking about which committees/positions you might be interested in for 2011. Contributing in this way to our organization keeps you involved, active and knowledgeable about what is going on. Talk to the current committee chairperson to see what is involved.

 

MIS COMMITTEES FOR 2011:
Median Show - Donna Dowell
June Iris Show -
Photographer/Historian/Scrapbook - Donna Dowell.
Display Garden at Fort Missoula - Billie Gray has been doing a great job
Programs -
Publicity - Fred Frey has been doing a great job
Rhizome Iris Sale - Pete and Carol Addeo volunteered to chair and provide the yard sorting in July.
Sunshine - Linda Sadler has been doing a great job
Newsletter - Pete and Carol Addeo
Membership -
Meeting Locations - Carol Addeo

Treasurer's report for November 2010

SAVINGS ACCOUNT

September 30, 2010 Balance              $9,529.49

Third Quarter Interest Income                      3.20

Transfer to Checking                               500.00

Memberships Deposited                         190.00

October 31, Balance                          $9,222.69

 

CHECKING ACCOUNT

September 30, 2010 Balance             $1.057.72

Transfer from Savings                            500.00

Andersonís Masonry refund                    224.25

Expenses Paid                                   1,254.88

October 31, 2010 Balance                 $   527.09

 

Expenses Paid

            Andersonís Masonry              $  555.00      Display Garden pavers

            Linda Sadler                               39.88      Sunshine 2 gifts

            L.W. Enterprises                       585.00      Pavers Installation

            Carolyn Addeo                            75.00      Newsletter Expense

               Total                                 $1,254.88

 

PAVERS INSTALLATION

Net cost for the Andersonís Masonry Pavers is        $330.75

Net cost for installation                                            585.00

Net cost                                                                 915.75

Internal transfer of Memorial Funds                        -  355.00

Net cost of pavers to club                                      $560.75

 

Our membership for the museum for which the Society members are allowed to visit the museum at no cost.

Respectfully submitted
Swede Gustafson, Treasurer

 

MISSOULA IRIS SOCIETY 2011 PROPOSED BUDGET REPORT

 

2010

2010

2010

2011

CATEGORY

BUDGET

BALANCE

PROPOSED

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Activities

 

 

 

 

Median Show

200

0

200

200

General Show

400

383.96

16.04

300

 

 

 

 

 

Card File Maintenance

150

117.76

82.24

100

 

 

 

 

 

Rhizome Sale

600

391.78

208.22

500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fort Missoula Display Garden

 

 

 

Maintenance & Repairs

650

109.44

540.56

650

Renovations

700

654.15

45.85

700

New Rhizomes & Plants

300

0

300

300

Contract Labor

300

300

0

300

 

 

 

 

 

General Expenses

 

 

 

 

Fees

25

15

10

25

Sunshine

300

193.84

106.18

300

Programs

50

0

50

50

Membership Information

50

0

50

50

AIS dues for MIS officers

50

30

20

50

Historian

100

98.95

1.05

100

PREZ rhizomes

200

250

<50>

200

Contributions & Donations

100

100

0

100

Region 11 RVP

50

0

50

50

Miscellaneous Expenses

50

61.02

<11.02>

50

 

 

 

 

 

TOTALS

4275

2655.88

1619.12

4025

 

 

 

 

 

New Item for 2011

 

 

 

 

Ice Cream Social

 

 

 

100

 

 

 

 

4125

 

 

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

Swede Gustafson

 

 

 

 


Budget Meeting on October 10, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.

 

Present - President Ed Verplancke, Vice President Betty Ann Gustafson,  Treasurer Swede Gustafson,  Billie Gray - Fort Garden Chair, and Anita Verplance - MIS member Meeting called to order at 6:15 pm by the President.   President Ed talked about the probability of smaller iris rhizome sales due to the fact most MIS members do not have a large number of irises in their gardens. Therefore, he does not see a large quantity of rhizomes coming from these gardens which will lead to smaller sales until the Fort Garden produces again. Billie Gray arrived while this discussion was going on and suggested she could contact the owners of a large garden in the West Bitterroot Valley who want to move their iris gardens to a new location on their property.  The varieties are named, are large clumps, and in excellent condition.  Some were purchased at past iris sales.  If she can get a commitment from these growers for MIS to assist in the digging and movement of the iris, we could have a good sale in 2011.  Betty Ann served the members a Taco Soup dinner while this discussion was occurring.

 

Swede brought up a suggestion which involved the liability cost to the Missoula Iris Society for removal of the display garden at Fort Missoula should sometime in the future the membership decide to no longer be able to or wish to maintain the gardens for public viewing.  He mentioned several years ago values from $4,000 to $7,600 were obtained from contractors to remove all items in the gardens and return the area back to how MIS found It when the gardens were started in the 1980's.  Discussion about this item led to the fact some entity would want to either assist MIS or actually take over part or all of the gardens as the area has become a great asset to the Historical Museum.  For now the matter was tabled, but Swede will show a removal value on the MIS Profit/Loss statement.

 

Swede passed out two financial documents to assist the officers present in determining the 2011 MIS budget.  The first was the financial statement showing our net worth using the checking and saving account values.  The second was a listing of the 2010 budgetary categories showing the 2010 values, the 2010 actual spending values, and the balances, remaining for each category.  By using these values and the financial statement the officers were able to determine a suggested value for each of the categories for 2011.

 

The suggested values will be printed in the November 2010 newsletter and can be discussed at the 2010 November meeting and will be voted on by the membership present at the ANNUAL MEETING in January 2011along with any suggested value or category changes made at the November or January meeting

 

The budgetary meeting was adjourned at 9 pm on October 10, 2010

 

Respectfully submitted,

Swede Gustafson, Treasurer

 

Minutes of the Missoula Iris Society Meeting  October 2, 20l0

The meeting was called to order by President Ed Verplancke.  18 people were present.  The meeting occurred at the Gustafson home.

 

Minutes from September were approved as published in the newsletter.

 

     Treasurerís report was given by Swede Gustafson.  He reported we have $9,529.49 in savings and $1,704.71 in checking.  Alverta Symes moved and Fred Frey seconded that the treasurers report be approved.   The motion passed.

Old Business:  Swede Gustafson gave a report on the 990 EZ a IRS required filing.  He gave a report on how it is going to be filed and how the society will be able to reactivate the nonprofit status.

     A nominating committee report was given by Alverta Symes as follows: Ed Verplanke President Betty Ann Gustafson, Vice President Swede Gustafson Treasurer Jim Sadler Secretary

     Swede Gustafson announced a budget meeting at 6:00 on Sunday 10th of October.

     Card file work party was announced to be held 2:00 on the 8th of October.

     Garden work party was called for  October 17, at 1:00 to put the garden to bed.

     Sunshine committee report that flowers were sent to Swede Gustafson, Dorothy Alcaraz, Ron Dowell and the Leona Wyckoff funeral. 

     A report was made on the wall on the baby bed and it was decided to wait a year.  It was announced that the pavers were installed.  The pavers cost $330.75 dollars.  Other costs were still to come.  Pea gravel was placed on the Dykes bed and spread where needed.

     A discussion was had concerning the creation of a committee to create rules for a memorial committee. 

     Donna Dowell volunteered to chair the median show.

     Gary Clark volunteered to host the November meeting.  Billie Gray is going to have the Christmas party.

     Donna Dowell won the Presidential Rhizome.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 P.M.

Respectfully submitted.

Jim Sadler, Secretary

 
 
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