- Here is the October Newsletter.
This month the meeting has been delayed one week due to
Carol and I being out of town for the weekend.
Everything was reset and the meeting will be at Honks
house one week later.
- Webmaster & President
Missoula Iris Society
DATE & TIME:
Saturday, October 8, 2005 at 6:30pm with potluck dinner
Home of Honk Meyer. Call 251-5800 for directions.
Preparation for the Club’s 25th Anniversary
Bash, MIS Garden Tour, Fort Gardens report
Locations/Activities for 2005 - Here's the list for
the rest of the year's club activities:
- October 8th - Meeting
at Honk Meyer's
- November 5th -
Meeting at Billie Gray's
- December 4th - Sunday
- Annual Christmas Party hosted by Ken & Rose Mary Baier
Birthday!!....Let's Give 'Em a Cheer!!!
- Happy day to Ernie Lucero –
October 25th, Bob Symes, October 14th, Gary Clark,
October 14th, and Harry Smith, October 29th.
Have a happy birthday and all the good wishes and
cheers that go along with it.
- New Members: We forgot to
mention a new member last month. We are having a great
year for getting our membership increased. It is worth
keeping the list one more month here to show our new
members. Here they are:
- Forgotten new member from Gary
Clark: Margie Goodburn.
- From Billie Gray: Carol Barbian,
777-3542, Arnie & Terri Kirchenheiter, 549-3080,
- From the Iris Sale: Rod & Jean
Schull, 273-2248, Leona Wyckoff (back again)
- From Gary Clark: John & Judy
- From Anne Violette: Charles &
Margy Watkins, 273-0092, Jack & Ellen Schubarth,
- Great job guys, and a very
special “Welcome” to all the new members!! We hope you
will enjoy our meetings and our events throughout the
year. We hope that you will all become active in our
efforts and events as well.
- Special Thanks and ATTA-BOYS -
- Another special Atta Boy this
month goes to Ernie Lucero and Alverta Symes who helped
Wayne & Hazel Richlie dig iris prior to the rhizome
sale. Another forgotten Atta Boy goes to Swede for
helping to dig at the Fort Gardens on Sunday Morning.
Both Swede and Billie Gray deserve a BIG ATTA BOY for
all their hard work at the Fort Gardens. Not very many
members showed up to help them with the fall renovations
this year. Thank You!!
- Swede has planted the new
Siberians in the Fort gardens and will bring several
varieties in 2 buckets to the meeting for members to
purchase for $2/clump. He says to pot them now to plant
in the Spring.
- 2006 Calendars: I have
tried to order the new 2006 Calendars but the AIS web
site has not been showing the 2006 calendars yet. They
have had a death of the person who was in charge of them
and they are scrambling to get a replacement to order
them as they are printed in China. As soon as they are
available, they will notify me and we will order them
for our members.
- Treasurers Report – Here
is the amended treasurer’s report for August 31, 2005
that appeared in the September newsletter. The expense
breakdown for July & August was listed incorrectly. Here
is the corrected breakdown:
July thru Nov newletter $100.00
Plant Markers 265.15
Rhizome Sale 694.01
Fort Garden 582.05
the Missoula Iris Society Meeting, Saturday,
September 10, 2005: The meeting was called to order
by President Pete Addeo at 8:55 p.m. at the home of
Minutes - The minutes from the July meeting were
approved as they appeared in the September newsletter
with a corrected treasurer report and a typographical
error: Ernie Lucero's name was misspelled. RoseMary
and Ken Baier did not receive a newsletter.
Treasurers Report - The Amended June 30th report
and the August treasurer's report appeared in the
September newsletter and are posted here as part of the
Checking Account Balance as of May 31
Expenses paid in
John Ludi, Show
AIS Storefront, registration
- Savings balance:
- May 31 closing
Cash draw for meals at
Checking Account Balance as of June 30th
August 31 Closing
July thru Nov
Iris Rhizome Sale Income:
Total Sales as of August
Cash box set-up funds
Net sales as of August 31,
Fort Gardens report: Billie Gray reported that
two beds have been re-configured and now the irrigation
system needs to be re-aligned to correctly water all
areas. The connections and heads have been dug up and
exposed. Two bids were received from sprinkler
contractors. A board meeting should be held to discuss
the options further.
New iris were ordered from Mid America and should
arrive next week for planting. They include some new
STB's and IB's. Two Dykes are missing: Ruffled Ballet
and Allegiance. Ann will find 3 of each. Billie
explained the Dykes Bed for the benefit of new members.
JTL donated $500 worth of pea gravel, which Sheri Wurth
ordered for us and delivered. Secretary will send a
thank you note to JTL.
The Friends of the Fort Committee will donate two
benches to the Fort Gardens in a memorial remembrance of
Bob Gray, Carryl Meyer and Jesse Utech. The ground
under the trees has been prepared for these benches.
Secretary Carol will send a thank you note when these
are received. A thank you note should also be sent to
Carson Vehrs, who is on the Friends of Fort board and
not only promoted the bench donation by the Friends, but
helped bring community service workers to the garden at
no cost to us.
Siberians for the garden: Swede reported on an
order he placed for 2001 or newer Siberian iris for the
Fort Gardens. He paid $66 in his own personal funds
toward the order of $225 from Ensata Nursery of
Michigan, which gave us nine new Siberians for the Fort
Gardens, three were 2005 varieties. Swede mentioned
that in their planting advice, they recommend planting
Siberians in the spring, 2" below the surface with
plenty of mulch. It takes about 6 weeks for them to
develop strong roots. These Siberians will be held over
the winter in an unheated greenhouse until time for
Rhizome Sale: Pete thanked the following people
for help at the sale: Bob Symes, Honk Meyer, Swede
Gustafson, Ron Dunn, Alverta Symes, Carol Addeo, Elinor
Utech, Billie Gray, Betty Ann Gustafson, Deena Rising
Song and Ernie Lucero.
2006 AIS Calendars - Pete will order 30
calendars, which is what we purchased and sold last
year. He will have them sent to his home and pass them
on to Elinor for distribution.
Board Meeting - A Board Meeting is scheduled for
Tuesday, September 13 at 7:00 p.m. at Addeo's to discuss
the sprinkler system re-alignment. Any interested
members are welcome to attend.
New Members: New members John and Judy Hoar were
introduced by Gary Clark.
Siberian Judges Training - Ann reported on a 1
1/2 hour long Siberian judges training to take place in
Salem, Oregon on October 8, 2005.
Nominating Committee: The nominating committee
for next years officers is Ann Violette and Elinor Utech.
25th Anniversary Committee: The committee to
plan the 25th anniversary of the Fort Gardens will set a
meeting. They are Jim Sadler, Ann Violette, Billie Gray,
Carol Addeo and Elinor Utech.
Presidential Rhizome - The September winner is
Meetings - Pete will order the newest version of
the AIS iris slide quiz for the November meeting at
Billie Grays. The October meeting will be held at Honk
The meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.
- Missoula Iris Society Board
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
The Missoula Iris Society Board Meeting was called to order
by President Pete Addeo on Wednesday, September 14th at
Billie Gray's home at 12:00 Noon. In attendance were board
members Pete Addeo, Jim Sadler, Carol Addeo and Swede
Gustafson. Also in attendance were Billie Gray, Elinor
Utech, Ann Violette and Zona Lindemann.
Sprinkler system at the Fort Gardens: Swede
explained that due to the re-alignment of the beds, the
pop-ups and rotaries now need to be re-aligned. Lines have
been dug up and exposed. Bids were from Paul Ronaldo for an
estimated $1,000; Scott Owen bid $500 to $800 estimate, but
does not really want to do the job.
We have $970 left in our Fort Gardens renovation fund, which
could be used up first. Then we could dip into the as yet
unused storage building fund of $865. The only other
expenses we will still have this Fall is weeding cost to
Zona and a sprinkler blowout of about $60. The new budget
for 2006 could be increased to allow for this sprinkler
cost, and the funds could then be replaced in the storage
shed fund. Or, we could do a budget amendment. Carol Addeo
made a motion that we authorize Zona Lindemann and/or Swede
Gustafson to negotiate a price of approximately $1,000 + or
- to re-align and upgrade the sprinkler system as needed to
efficiently water the gardens and lawn area. The funds would
be taken first from the balance of the Fort Renovation
budget and secondly borrowed from the storage shed building
fund. Motion seconded by Jim Sadler and passed with all in
Benches - The plan for two benches under the tree was
discussed. Friends of the Fort will donate the concrete and
wood benches. The ground under the tree has been prepared
with landscape cloth. The benches have been ordered and
will be delivered in October.
Pavers in the bench area: Discussion of using
pavers, purchased from our memorial funds, for the name
designations to Bob Gray, Carryl Meyer and Jesse Utech.
Arbors: Discussion of two or three rustic arbors to
be placed at entrances to iris gardens. No decision made,
however Jim Sadler would like to pay for one of the arbors
to honor the memory of his son.
Signs: Carol Addeo will get bids from sign companies
and permission from Bob Brown to place 3-4 signs along the
various routes directing people to the Missoula Iris
Dykes Bed: All Dykes plantings are now current, from
The meeting adjourned at 1:30 p.m.
Carolyn Addeo, Secretary