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Missoula Iris Society Newsletter - November 2012

Members:

Here is the newsletter for November. Montana is known for it's wonderful autumns and fall with its fair weather and partly cloudy skies. Well looks like this year is going to be a fall-less year with the snow and the cold wanting to begin even before Thanksgiving. Would like to see more stable temps out there for a small while, eh? Let's all call our local weathermen and give them the go-ahead to make our weather NORMAL for this time of year.

 

Pete Addeo,  Webmaster
Missoula Iris Society
http://www.missoulairis.com

 

NOVEMBER MEETING:

DATE & TIME: SATURDAY, November 3, 2012 AT 6:30 P.M. Usual potluck supper followed by meeting.
PLACE: Home
of Judy Blunt, 1901 1/2 S 4th St W.  Call 728-0741  for directions

 

"FYI" NEWS

Dues for 2013 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 2013 as well.

 

2013 Slate of officers:  President- Ed Verplancke, Vice President- Need a volunteer.  Secretary- Carol Addeo.  Treasurer-Swede Gustafson.  Still looking for a Vice President.  Swede will be treasurer for 2013, but this is his last year.  He would like someone to step in to be an apprentice so that they will be ready to take over in 2014.  If you like book keeping and are interested please step-up and take over this position.   Thank you Gary Clark for being the nominating committee.  Nominations are still open if anyone is interested in a board position.

 

Budget board meeting:  Everyone is invited to attend the budget board meeting on Sunday, November 4th at the home of Swede and Betty Ann Gustafson.  Swede wants everyone to bring the newsletter so they have a copy of the preliminary budget for discussion.  The preliminary budget is in this newsletter, so bring it with you to the meeting.

 

Work Party: Thanks to a few members who were able to come out to the Fort Gardens work party on October 20th to put the beds to bed.  Feel free to go out anytime for an hour of trimming or weeding.  There are still a few more beds that need attention before the snow falls.

 

Christmas Party Reminder: Billie Gray will host the Christmas Party again this year on Saturday December 8th 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).

Members, also be thinking about which committees/positions you might be interested in for 2013. 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 2013;
Median Show -
June Iris Show - Betty Ann Gustafson handled last year
Photographer/Historian/Scrapbook - Donna Dowell has been doing a great job for several years.
Display Garden at Fort Missoula - Billie Gray has been doing a great job for several years.
Programs - Need volunteer
Publicity - Fred Frey has been doing a great job for several years.
Rhizome Iris Sale - Pete and Carol Addeo have done it the last several years
Sunshine - Linda Sadler has been doing a great job
Newsletter - Pete and Carol Addeo have covered this for many years.
Membership - Volunteer needed
Meeting Locations - Carol Addeo sets up the meeting locations.  Call her if you would like to host a meeting.


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; Linda Hightower, November 16th;  Elinor Utech, November 21st and Laurie Kammerer, November 24th. Have a happy birthday all.

 

Treasurer Report: As of October 24, 2012;

SAVINGS ACCOUNT

                        September 24, 2012 reported balance              $11,836.98

                        3rd quarter paid interest                                                      .54

                                                                                  Balance        $11,837.52

 

CHECKING ACCOUNT

                        September 24, 2012 reported balance                  $615.92

                        Income                                                                               0.00

                        Expenses                                                                      183.63

                                                                                    Balance           $432.29

 

                        List of Expenses         

                                    Paid to Erling Gustafson for Brother name tag cartridges

                                                3/4" wide white    3 cartridges             $  74.97

                                                1/2" wide white    8 cartridges                 77.98

                                    Paid to Elizabeth Gustafson - meeting notice postage

                                                for mailing post cards to non attending

                                                members                                                       6.72

                                    Paid to Alverta Symes for Sale Lists binder          3.97

                                    Paid to Linda Sadler for Sunshine flowers

                                                for Donna Dowell                                       19.99                                                                 Total Expenses               $                                                                    $183.63                                                                 

            There are two outstanding checks written in August 2012 to The Friends of the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula which total $200.00.  These were for the Society's annual membership and for use of the grounds during our annual rhizome sale.  I will be visiting the museum prior to the meeting to inquire as to these outstanding checks. 

            Respectfully submitted, Swede Gustafson, Treasurer

 

Minutes of October Meeting:

SATURDAY, October 6, 2012 Meeting called to order at 7:30 P.M. by Ed Verplancke at the home of Gary Clark.  Ed asked if the minutes and treasurers reports were read and if there were any alterations or corrections, a motion was made by Alverta and seconded by Ann and Bob, the September Minutes and Treasurer's Reports were approved as printed in the new letter.

 

Treasurer Report:  Checking $615.92, Savings $11,836.98, per Swede, he has paid some bills since and a final report will be in the news letter.

 

Old Business:  Gary reported on the nomination committee, Ed will be President again, thanks Ed.  Still looking for a Vice President.  Swede will be treasurer for one more year, but this is his last year.  He would like someone to step in and be an apprentice so that they will be ready to take over next year.  If you like book keeping and are interested please step-up and take over this position.  Carol Addeo  will be Secretary.   

 

Betty Ann sent out 21 post cards to members that don't attend the meetings and invited them to join us.  Carol did hear from one member, but they could not make it as they had a prior commitment. 

 

Swede and Betty Ann visited Tina & Daughters Iris Garden in Laurel Montana.  They had the Dyke Medal irises we were missing for our Dyke's bed.   Swede will be potting them up and then planting them in the bed next spring.  A Thank you note will be sent to them for there contribution to our Dyke Bed.  Also we will be needing to add this years winner Florentine Silk.  Ann believes that possibly Jeanette in Idaho has it, and will contact her to see if we can get it.  We will then be the only iris garden in the US with a complete Dyke iris bed.

 

New Business:  Billie wants to schedule a weeding party at the fort on the Saturday the 20th from 10 or 11 am for after the frost has lifted, it's time to put the bed to rest for the season.  Ed and Anita have done the baby and dyke beds already.

 

Ed wants to call a board meeting for Sunday November 4th,  it will be at Swede and Betty Ann's at 1:00 pm.  All  the officer's need to be there, but all members are welcomed to come.

 

It has been noted that some type of rodent has been at the fort gardens.  Kerry Forrester did not see anything of concern when he went out to investigate.  Members believe it is Voles, not good as they will they rhizomes and lily roots.  Further discussion followed. 

 

Alverta has heard from Region 17, where the 2013 Convention will be held.  They would like unique items from each of the Regions for the AIS convention - to auction off.  More information is needed as to when they need the items.  We believe if we bring items by the February meeting to add to a basket that will be put together to send to them it should be there in plenty of time.  Items should be unique to our area, thinking items such as huckleberry jam etc. 

 

Jim has 10 yards of gravel in his front yard to give away.  Go help yourselves.

 

Donna had her knee replaced and is in the hospital, we sent flowers and she should be leaving the hospital on the 7th of October.

 

The November meeting will be at Judy Blunt on November 3rd.  Roger  won the Presidential Rhizome for October.  Meeting adjourned by Bob and Scotty seconded it. August Rhizome: Carol Barbian; September: Ed.   

 

Submitted by Cindy Davis, Secretary

 

 

PRELIMINARY BUDGET FOR 2013

Public Activities

   2012

 

  Actual

 

Variance

'13 Budget

      Median Show

200

 

0

 

200

200

     General Show

800

 

594

 

206

800

    Ice Cream Social

100

 

51

 

49

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Card File Maintenance

100

 

34

 

66

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rhizome Sale

500

 

314

 

186

500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fort Missoula Display Garden

 

 

 

 

 

       Maintenance & Repairs

550

 

176

 

374

550

       Summer Annuals

100

 

0

 

100

100

       Renovations

700

 

322

 

378

700

       New Rhizomes & Plants

300

 

470

 

-170

300

       Contract Labor

300

 

0

 

300

300

       Lawn Care

 

 

 

 

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

       Fees

40

 

15

 

25

25

      Sunshine

300

 

42

 

258

300

      Programs

50

 

0

 

50

50

     Membership Information

50

 

7

 

43

50

     AIS dues for MIS officers

50

 

0

 

50

50

     Historian

100

 

57

 

43

100

     PREZ rhizomes

200

 

200

 

0

200

     Contributions & Donations

100

 

100

 

0

100

     Region 11 RVP

50

 

0

 

50

50

     Miscellaneous Expenses

50

 

210

 

-160

50

     Costco Tables/Banners

350

 

200

 

150

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newsletter and Internet

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Printing and Postage

300

 

300

 

0

300

      Website & Maintenance

135

 

135

 

0

135

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                TOTALS

5425

 

3227

 

2198

5060

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funds Available

 

 

 

 

 

 

        Checking     $      432.00

 

 

 

 

 

        Savings          10,840.00

 

 

 

 

 

         NET           $  11,272.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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