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Missoula Iris Society Newsletter - October 2004


Here is the October Newsletter. Help is always needed and volunteers for the various committee/positions that might interest you for 2005. Contributing keeps you involved, active and knowledgeable about what is going on. Please see about volunteering for a position that might be of interest to you.

Pete Addeo, Webmaster
Missoula Iris Society

DATE & TIME: October Meeting - Saturday, October 2, 2004 at 6:30pm
PLACE: Pot Luck dinner at the home of Honk Meyer, 2532 Highwood Drive. Call 251-5800 if you need directions.
PROGRAM: No program mentioned for after the meeting
BUSINESS: Presentation of nominations for 2005 officers, report by the 25th Anniversary Committee for 2005, Fort Gardens report.


Members, be thinking about which committees/positions you might be interested in for 2005. 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.

Committees from 2004 were as follows:
SHOW: Ann Violette and Roger Muir
SALE: Cindy Davis
FORT GARDENS: Billie Gray and Honk Meyer
SPECIAL 25th ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE:  (for 2005) Jim Sadler and Ann Violette
Other positions include:
MEMBERSHIP: Zona Lindemann

Alverta wants to remind everyone to get a list to her of any new iris you purchased this year.  This helps her keep the sale records files updated with pictures.


I reported at the meeting that the sale was down about $400.  The sale this season was actually down $573, which means the club may be required to tighten all of the club activities spending again in 2005, depending upon how much is spent between now and November 15th.
It's Their Birthday!!....Let's Give 'Em a Cheer!!!
Happy day to Gary Clark - October 14th, Bob Symes - October 14th, and Ernie Lucero - October 25th.  Have a happy birthday and all the good wishes and cheers that go along with it.
Minutes of the Missoula Iris Society Meeting, Saturday, September 11, 2004
The meeting was called to order by  President Jim Sadler at 7:45 p.m. at the home of Sandy Greene. 
Minutes -
The minutes from the July meeting were approved as printed in the newsletter mailed and e-mailed to members.

Treasurers Report  -
Treasurers report which appeared in the September newsletter also was approved as printed.  Anyone wishing to review the details may refer to the September 2004 newsletter.  Following is a summary:
   Checking account as of July 31, 2004:
   Ending balance:        $171.29


Fort Garden Report -
Work still to be finished include leveling, replanting perennials,  installing edging, haul and spread gravel, installation of new sod, clean labels, replant new iris.  The #7 & #1 beds still need keepers.  Garden is looking good.

Help is needing with the heavy job of hauling gravel; see Zona for help with the edging.

Rhizome Sale Report -  by Swede Gustafson

   Receipts from Sale Day, deposited on Aug 4th:                   $2,847.00 (included $350 cash set-up funds withdrawn from savings)
       Grab bag sales from Farmers Market:                             $  233.00
       Other grab bag sales                                                     $      5.00
       Total receipts from grab bag sales                                  $3,085.00

   All funds deposited in the savings account as part of the funds considered in the 2005 budget.
   Receipts were down $400 from 2003.  Thanks to Billie and Zona for selling grab bags at the Farmers Market.


Nominating Committee -  
Elinor Utech accepted the position of Chair for the nominations committee.  There are no other members on the committee at this point.

25th Anniversary Committee -
Ann Violette and Jim Sadler will co-chair this committee and report on plans at the October meeting.  Some suggestions include writing our history of the Fort Garden to current, including who has been involved.  A historical booklet or a scrapbook perhaps, to eventually be donated to the Montana Historical Society for maintenance. Send ideas to Jim and Ann.
Symposium Ballots -  
Ann reported the results of our votes for iris growing well in our area.  The results of those iris receiving 5 votes or better  will be published in the October newsletter.  The top vote getter was Laced Cotton.

Student Judges -
Student Judges will be receiving the booklets next month to keep training records.

Presidential Rhizome -
Pete Addeo won the rhizome for September, 2004.

The meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Carol Addeo, Secretary

2005 Symposium votes -
The following iris received 5 votes or more by MIS members, so you can be sure they grow well in the Missoula area
Acoma        6
Before the Storm    5
Beverly Sills        6
Beulderbeast    5
Blue Fin        5
Brazilian Holiday    7
Breakers        6
Celebration Song    9
Cherry Smoke    6
Circus Circus    5
Codicil        7
Conjuration        9
Coral Point        5
Dazzling Gold    6
Devonshire Cream    6
Dusky Challenger    9
Edith Wolford    8
Fancy Woman    6
Going My Way    5
Gypsy Romance    5
Habit            6
Happenstance    11
Honky Tonk Blues        6
Huckleberry Fudge      5
Jesse's Song        7
 Kilt Lilt        8
 Laced Cotton    13
 Mary Frances    6
 Mastery        5
 Millennium Falcon    7
 Mulled Wine        5
 Owyhee Desert        8
 Ringo            5
 Rustler            6
 Sea Power        9
 Silvverado        11
 Sky Hooks        6
 Song of Norway    8
 Splashacata        5
 Stairway to Heaven    8
 Starship Enterprize    9
 Stepping Out        10
 Superstition        6
 Sweet Mesette        5
 Thornbird        9
 Titan's Glory        5
 Victoria Falls        5
 Yaquima Blue        9