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.
Missoula Iris Society
DATE & TIME: Saturday October
2, 2010 at 6:30 p.m..
Usual potluck supper followed by the meeting.
Home of Swede and Betty Ann Gustafson, 3128 Eldora Lane in Linda Vista.
Call 251-3526 for directions.
No information on a
planned program, but the meeting may include discussion of upcoming 2011
elections of club officers
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
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.
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
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
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.
TREASURER’S REPORT FOR OCTOBER
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
Plant marker sales 121.00
Rhizome auction receipts 245.00
Sub-total $ 1,704.71
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.
Swede Gustafson, Treasurer
As of September 21, 2010
MINUTES OF THE MISSOULA IRIS SOCIETY SEPTEMBER 11, 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
The next meeting of the Society will be held October 2 at the Gustafson
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.