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
Pot Luck dinner at the home of Honk Meyer, 2532 Highwood Drive. Call 251-5800 if you need directions.
No program mentioned for after the meeting
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:
- SUNSHINE PERSON: Elinor Utech
- MEMBERSHIP: Zona Lindemann
- NEWSLETTER EDITOR: Pete Addeo
- PROGRAMS, JUDGES TRAINING: Alverta Symes
- AUDITING COMMITTEE:
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.
NOTICE FROM THE TREASURER ADDRESSED TO ALL ACTIVITY CHAIRPERSONS:
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
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.
- 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
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:
Other grab bag sales
Total receipts from grab bag sales
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
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.
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
Before the Storm 5
Beverly Sills 6
Blue Fin 5
Brazilian Holiday 7
Celebration Song 9
Cherry Smoke 6
Circus Circus 5
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
Honky Tonk Blues 6
Huckleberry Fudge 5
Kilt Lilt 8
Laced Cotton 13
Mary Frances 6
Millennium Falcon 7
Mulled Wine 5
Owyhee Desert 8
Sea Power 9
Sky Hooks 6
Song of Norway 8
Stairway to Heaven 8
Starship Enterprize 9
Stepping Out 10
Sweet Mesette 5
Titan's Glory 5
Victoria Falls 5
Yaquima Blue 9