- Here is the Newsletter. The year is
almost gone and all our activities are finished. We have all had a
great year and we got a lot accomplished. Thanks to all of you who
showed up for our final work party last Sunday. We sure got a lot of
chores done and put the gardens to bed for the winter. It's time
again to elect new officers.
The agenda for the meeting will be setting up a board meeting for
October to set the 2007 budget and getting some new faces to
volunteer for officers.
also need to see about a name for our newsletter. Think names and
bring your thoughts to the next meeting.
Weve had a good year for recruitment of
new members, but we need a little help in getting them to come to
meetings. An open discussion could be in order on this subject for
the meeting as well.
- Webmaster & President
Missoula Iris Society
- DATE & TIME:
Saturday, Saturday October 7, 2006 at 6:30pm with potluck dinner
Home of Alayne Hilditch at 8885 La Salle Way in Grant Creek. Call
829-8868 for directions.
No word on a program at this time.
- "FYI" NEWS:
Elinor Utech, Chairperson for the Nominating Committee reports that
lack of interest by membership in doing their political duty for MIS
is underwhelming. Anyone out there interested in supporting our
organization next year by becoming either President, Vice President,
Secretary or Treasurer? All positions are up for grabs. The current
President and Vice President have served their two year terms. The
secretary has served eight years and feels it's time to let someone
else have some fun. The treasurer has served for about 12 years and
he deserves a rest! It would be helpful to have a treasurer who has
knowledge of Quickbooks. It really is a warm feeling to participate
as an officer. You not only enjoy making a contribution, but the
experience enables you to learn a lot during the year. And it keeps
- ATTENTION NEW MEMBERS: We
have a nice informational packet to give you which includes a
membership list, a discount coupon from Marchies Nursery and lots of
great growing tips on iris, plus all the important events of our
society. Come to the meeting to receive your packet, but if you
can't come, call or e mail Carol Addeo and we'll mail it to you.
Her e mail is
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 251-5833.
NAME THE NEWSLETTER CONTEST
- It has been brought to my attention
that we should have a name for our newsletter. Bring your thoughts
and ideas to the next meeting and we can have a vote on a name. The
winner of the name will receive a 2007 rhizome as a prize. WOW!!
- Rose Mary Baier -
Everyone say a prayer for a quick recovery for Rose Mary. She and
Ken were headed for Seattle the weekend of September 30th. Rose
Mary is scheduled for major surgery on Monday, October 2 and will
probably remain in the hospital about 3-5 more days during
December Christmas Party - We need a location for our annual
Christmas Party. Because Rose Mary may have a long recovery from
major surgery, she has notified us that the Baier's will not be able
to host the Christmas Party at their home this year. We usually
hold it on a Saturday or Sunday early evening around the first
weekend in December. Any volunteers for a home?
FORT GARDENS WORK PARTY - Thanks to all 11 members who
participated in the final work party of the season. A lot was
accomplished. The last work party of the year, getting the beds
ready for winter, was held Sunday September 24 beginning at 1:00
We had a little eating fun afterwards, too, thanks to Pete, who
grilled some polish sausage dogs and hamburgers. Thanks to Betty Ann
for bringing the burgers and buns. And we had some great fresh
foods, too. Honk brought fresh picked pears and tomatoes from his
garden; new members Anita and Ed Verplancke brought a great coleslaw
made from their freshly dug carrots. And Alverta supplied some
wonderful dessert. All in all it was a successful day, thanks to
Billie, Zona, Swede, Honk, Bob, Alverta, Gary, Ed, Anita, Pete and
Carol. Carol picked up a load of fine grade road gravel on Tuesday
and then another load of pea gravel from JTL on Friday. JTL was
nice enough to donate the pea gravel again.
It's Their Birthday!!....Let's
Give 'Em a Cheer!!!
- Happy day to Gary Clark October
14th, Bob Symes October 30th, and Ernie Lucero October 25th.
Have a happy birthday and all the good wishes and cheers that go
- Meeting Locations
and Activities for the rest of 2006:
October 7 - Hostess is Alayne E. Hilditch, Grant Creek.
Address is 8885 LaSalle Way, Missoula - Phone 829-8868
November 4th - Meeting at Billie Gray's
Sunday December 3 or Sat Dec 2- - Christmas party and
gift exchange. Need a new home this year.
- Minutes of the Missoula
Iris Society Meeting, Saturday, September 16, 2006
The meeting was called to order by President Pete Addeo at 7:30 p.m.
at the home of Bob and Alverta Symes.
Minutes - The minutes of the July 8, 2006 meeting were read by the
secretary and approved as read.
Treasurers Report which appeared in the newsletter was explained by
Savings Account as of June 30
Transfers to checking account
Other Sub Savings Accounts:
2006 Rhizome Sale
Balance as of June 30
Transfers from savings
Expenses July and August
Several separate funds such as Judges, Memorial and Building fund
have been kept as sub accounts to be used when needed. The income
from the rhizome sale is kept as a sub account to be used to budget
for the next year. The building fund has not been used because of
problems locating the storage shed near the Fort Gardens. Some
discussion of purchasing a pre-built storage shed.
NEW MEMBERS ATTENDED: We welcomed new members Alene Hilditch,
Ed Verplancke and Anita Cerverak. They received the new member
City Neighborhood Grant - Carol reported that the four arbors
were purchased this summer with a grant from the Missoula
Neighborhood project. The cedar arbors are starting to bleach from
sun and weather, and will be allowed to stay natural, so maintenance
is at a minimum.
Historical Grant - MIS has been approved for a grant of $410
from the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula to help cover the
publishing costs of our historical booklet printed this summer. The
books are for sale for $5.00 to anyone who did not get one at the
Historical Booklet - Carol reported that copies of our
historical booklet have been donated to the Historical Museum in
Helena, to the Mansfield Library at the University of Montana and to
the Missoula County Library. Thank you letters were received from
Helena and from the Mansfield Library.
Garden Work Party - Billie called for a Fort Gardens Work Party for
Sunday September 24th at1:00 p.m. to put the beds to bed and
complete some plantings. A barbeque pot luck will follow about 5:00
p.m. or earlier if we get the chores finished sooner.
Pea Gravel help needed - Carol will pick up a load of pea gravel
from JTL on Friday about 3:00 p.m. if anyone can come to help unload
Nominating Committee: The nominating committee will be Billie
Gray, Bob Symes and Elinor Utech as chair. Positions available are
President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.
Favorite Iris List - Carol has a request from the Tall Bearded Iris
Society for their annual report on our Fort Gardens favorite iris.
With the help of Gary, we came up with the following lists of
favorites: Spanish Fireball, Uncle Charley, Superstition, McNames,
Honk your horn, Announcement, Heart String Strummer, Habit, Rustic
Royalty and Swingtown.
NAME THE NEWSLETTER CONTEST: Swede suggested we bring our ideas to
the next meeting for a name of our newsletter. The winner will
receive a new rhizome. NICE!
Card File: Alverta reminds everyone to get your new iris lists to
Presidential Rhizome - Ed Verplancke won the drawing for August,
Honk Meyer won for September.
The meeting adjourned at 8:24 p.m.