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Missoula Iris Society Newsletter - October 2010


Here’s the newsletter for October. Looks like we’re gonna have an extended summer/fall combo. That’s OK with me, as we never did get a decent summer anyway. I’ll gladly take more of the 70’s weather for an extended period. Need to let old man winter know that he’s not welcome here yet.


Pete Addeo,

Missoula Iris Society


October 2010 MEETING

DATE & TIME: Saturday October 2, 2010 at 6:30 p.m.. Usual potluck supper followed by the meeting.
PLACE: Home of Swede and Betty Ann Gustafson, 3128 Eldora Lane in Linda Vista. Call 251-3526 for directions.

PROGRAM: No information on a planned program, but the meeting may include discussion of upcoming 2011 elections of club officers



Dues for 2011 can be paid anytime to MIS c/o Treasurer Swede Gustafson in the amount of $10 per person for the year.  The dues were increased from $9 to $10 by a vote of the majority at the September 2010 meeting.  Any new member who joined MIS in July or later is fully paid for the year 2011 as well.


Card File Work Party: Alverta Symes has called for a card file work party for Friday, October 8 at 2 p.m. at the home of Pete and Carol Addeo in Linda Vista

Board Meeting - President Ed has called for a Board Meeting to plan the budget for 201l. Meeting will be on Sunday October 10, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at home of Treasurer Swede Gustafson in Linda Vista. All interested members are encouraged to attend.

Garden Work Party - Fort Gardens Chair Billie Gray has called for a garden work party to "put the beds to bed" for Sunday October 17, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. until finished. Bring clippers, scissors, gloves, weeding tools and your drinks.


It's Their Birthday!!....Let's Give 'Em a Cheer!!!

Happy birthday to Judy Blunt, October 10th; Gary Clark, October 14th; Ernie Lucero, October 25th; and Bob Symes, October 31st. Have a happy birthday all.


Leona D. Brevik Wyckoff

Our friend and fellow iris society member passed away suddenly in her home the week of September 9, 2010 at the age of 69.
She was born in Wiliston, N.D. on Sept. 21, 1940 to parents Arthur and Florence Brevik.
Leona was happiest spending time with those she loved. Her brothers will miss a sister who liked to make people happy, always gathering her loved ones to tell stories or share her specialties, chocolate chip cookies or popcorn. Leona's children share fond memories of fun-filled days swimming with their mother at Lolo Hot Springs, or anywhere the water was deep enough.
Leona's grandchildren always felt special spending time with her. She took pleasure in tea parties around her dining room table and going on adventure-filled camping trips. Leona also loved her church family in Bonner.

In addition to the time she spent with family and friends, Leona enjoyed gardening, even taking first prize for Art Deco Iris Flower. She also had a passion for traveling to visit family or to anywhere new. Crafting was also a hobby.
Leona was preceded in death by her parents; and survived by her brothers Dennis Brevik (wife Debbie), and Gaylen Brevik (wife Dotty); her daughters Laurel Henley (Dennis) and Lanel Czegledi (husband Nick); and her sons, Michael Haaglund (wife Wendy), and David Haaglund (wife Lorrie). She also leaves 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Leona's memory will live on in the many lives she touched.


June 30, 2010 balance              $ 6,547.56
2nd quarter interest                           2.43
Iris sale receipts                         3,519.50
Garden tour receipts                        60.00
Sub total                                $ 10,129.49
Cash box expense                         600.00
September 30, 2010 balance     $ 9,529.49

June 30, 2010 balance              $ 1,329.71
Membership                                      9.00
Plant marker sales                         121.00
Rhizome auction receipts               245.00
Sub-total                                  $ 1,704.71

Expenses Paid
Friends of the HMFM                               100.00
Linda Sadler – Sunshine                          138.38
Marchies – soil for fort garden                    38.40
Missoulian – sale ads                                94.60
Star Rental – table rental                         150.00
Betty Ann Gustafson – sale party food       77.48
Pete Addeo – Sale signage                       14.76
Carol Addeo – work party expenses           33.37
Total expenses                                       646.99
September 30. 2010 balance              $ 1,057.72

Notes regarding the expenses paid:
A, Star Rental gave the club a $2.00 per table reduction in the cost for the 25 tables we rented for the iris sale resulting in a savings of $50.00. Thank you STAR.
B. Linda sent 3 Sunshine gifts out during the summer months – 2 for surgery recovery to Bob Brown and for Swede Gustafson and 1 memorial gift for Leona Wyckoff’s family following her unexpected death.
C. The membership paid to the Friends of the HMFM is for our membership for the museum for which the Society members are allowed to visit the museum at no cost.

Respectfully submitted
Swede Gustafson, Treasurer
As of September 21, 2010


The meeting was called to order at 7:35 P.M. at the home of Bob & Alverta Symes 329 River Bend Drive Bonner by President Ed Verplancke.  18 members were in attendance. Minutes were approved as corrected.  The corrected minutes for July were to read:   The July Presidential Rhizome was won by Judy Blundt.

The Treasurers Report was given by Swede Gustafson and was approved.  The society thanked Carol Addeo for a successful Iris sale.  It was suggested that the sale be advertized on Craigs List.A $3,626.22 CD at the rate of 1.25% came due at the First Security Bank and it was renewed. The society rejoined the organization Friends of the Museum and a reminder that as members we can view the exhibits at no charge A reminder was made that the 990 needed to be filed by October 15

Dues of $9.00 can start to be paid in October.   The Website fee is $135.00 a year.

It was moved by Pete Addeo that dues be raised to $10.00 a person.  It was seconded by bob Symes.  A discussion was had and the motion passed.

A budget  meeting was scheduled at 6:00 October 10th at the Gustafson house.
The next meeting of the Society will be held October 2 at the Gustafson house.

Alverta Symes announced a work part for the card catalogue to be held September 24 at 2:00 at the Addeo House. Garden Report was given by Swede Gustafson for Billie Gray   He stated that a wall will be built at the baby bed and to be installed by Layton.   Memorial funds will be used to buy pavers for under the tree.

Under old business:

A discussion of the garden tour was had by the members and it was decided to table the discussion until next year.
The group decided that they want to continue the ice cream social for members again next year.
The sunshine committee reported that flowers were sent to Swede Gustafson after his hospital visit and flowers were sent to the funeral of Leonna Wycoff.

Nomination committee was appointed.  Carol Addeo, Bob Symes and Alverta Symes were appointed by President Ed Verplancke.  


The presidential Rhizome raffle was held and Ed Verplancke won for August, and Scott Drake won for September.  


The meeting was adjourned at 8:35.   



Respectfully submitted by Jim Sadler Secretary.