Here is the
newsletter for November. It looks and sounds like we are going to have
another winter like last year according to the weather service. The El
Nino is staying put and we have to now suffer because he does not want
to move along. Oh well, bring it on. I just love to stay inside anyway.
Missoula Iris Society
DATE & TIME:
Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. Usual potluck supper
followed by the meeting.
PLACE: Eagles Lodge, community room on east end of building next
Rosauers, 2420 South Ave W. Hosted by Ed and Anita
PROGRAM: No information on a planned program, but the meeting may
include election of officers for 2012 (see slate of nominations below)
and scheduling of a budget meeting.
Dues for 2012 can
be paid anytime to MIS c/o Treasurer Swede Gustafson in the amount of
$10 per person for the year. Any new member who joined MIS in July or
later is fully paid for the year 2012 as well.
Gardens Work Party - "Putting
the beds to bed" on Sunday November 6, 2011 at 1:00 pm. under the
direction of Billie Gray.
Nomination of officers for 2012 - 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: Cindy Davis
Thank you Donna Dowell for being the nomination committee.
Reminder: Billie Gray will host the Christmas Party again this year on
Saturday December 10th at 4:00 p.m. The main course will be the turkey
with all the trimmings provided by members potluck.
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 elses gift or from the stack.
Members, be thinking about which committees/positions you might be
interested in for 2012. 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 2012;
Median Show -
June Iris Show - Betty Ann Gustafson handled last year
Photographer/Historian/Scrapbook - Donna Dowell has been doing a great
Display Garden at Fort Missoula - Billie Gray has been doing a great job
Publicity - Fred Frey has been doing a great job
Rhizome Iris Sale - Pete and Carol Addeo have done it the last few years
Sunshine - Linda Sadler has been doing a great job
Newsletter - Pete and Carol Addeo
Meeting Locations - Carol Addeo
It's Their Birthday!!....Let's Give 'Em a Cheer!!!
Happy birthday to
Donna Dowell, November 3rd; Steve Hesla, November 6th; John Schroeder,
November 7th; and Eleanor Utech, November 21st and Laurie
Kammerer, November 24th. Have a happy birthday all.
REPORT For November 2011
Swede says no
changes since October. Balances are the same, whichever balances that
M. I. S.
Society Minutes October 1, 2011
The October host
was Betty Ann and Swede Gustafson; there were 18 members present. The
treasurers report was approved. Minutes were approved.
Old Business: Gary, Bob and Donna will be the nominating
committee for new officers for next year.
Swede received a letter from Jeannette and Randy Graham thanking the
club for inviting her to judge, and to give the seminar. Billie and Ed
talked about expansion of the baby bed. Gary wanted to know if anyone
had ordered the new Dyke Drama Queen. Gary said Black and Shriners
would not be sending it. The audit committee has not met yet. Betty
Ann spoke with Ken Baiers children; Ken is living by himself in their
home. Eleanor Utech is living with her daughter and is doing well.
Cleo is living at Riverside, physically she is doing well.
Claudia and Bob Brown brought coffee mugs that were purchased by the
Fort Missoula Museum and were never sold. They were free to all that
wanted one. The rhizome winner was Gary Clark. Meeting was adjourned
at 8:00 p.m.
Submitted by Donna Dowell, Acting Secretary