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Missoula Iris Society Newsletter - November 2011


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.


Pete Addeo,  Webmaster
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 to
               Rosauers, 2420 South Ave W.  Hosted by Ed and Anita Verplancke.
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.


Fort 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.

Christmas Party 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.


Median Show -
June Iris Show -  Betty Ann Gustafson handled last year
Photographer/Historian/Scrapbook - Donna Dowell has been doing a great job
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 have done it the last few years
Sunshine - Linda Sadler has been doing a great job
Newsletter - Pete and Carol Addeo
Membership -
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. 


TREASURER'S REPORT For November 2011

Swede says no changes since October.  Balances are the same, whichever balances that is...  


M. I. S. Minutes

Missoula Iris 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