Hi, Gang! Here is the September Newsletter. We will be
starting to prepare for our big 25th anniversary
celebration to be held next summer. We need to get started
now as we want this to be a well planned bash. Thanks.
- We skipped our August meeting due to
the sale and it seems like forever now since I’ve done one
of these newsletters. I hope I can remember the layout and
how to do it again. Whew!
- Webmaster & President
Missoula Iris Society
DATE & TIME:
Saturday, September 10, 2005 at 6:30pm with potluck dinner
Home of Gary Clark. Hosted by Ronn Dunn. Call 728-7633 for
Preparation for the Club’s 25th Anniversary
Bash, rhizome sale reports.
Board Meeting: There will be a board meeting on
Tuesday, September 13th at 7:00 pm at the home of
Pete & Carol Addeo. We will be discussing the sprinkler
expenditures at the Fort Gardens and upcoming plans for our
25th Anniversary bash. All MIS Members are also
welcome to attend the meetings if you are interested.
- Meeting Locations/Activities
for 2005 - Here's the list for the rest of the year's
- September 10th - Meeting
at Gary Clark's, potluck, hosted by Ronn Dunn
- October 1st - Meeting at
- November 5th - Meeting at
- December 4th - Sunday -
Annual Christmas Party hosted by Ken & Rose Mary Baier
It's Their Birthday!!....Let's
Give 'Em a Cheer!!!
- Happy day to Roger Muir – September
17th, Hazel Richlie, September 30th, Eloie Jeter, September
15th, Sonia Dellapiazza, September 20th,
and Wayne Richlie, September 17th. Have a happy birthday
and all the good wishes and cheers that go along with it.
- New Members: We have a
wonderful list of lots of new members. This is a great kudos
to all our members who are responsible for our membership
drive. Here they are:
- From Billie Gray: Carol Barbian,
777-3542, Arnie & Terri Kirchenheiter, 549-3080, Charles
- From the Iris Sale: Rod & Jean Schull,
273-2248, Leona Wykoff (back again), Margie Goodburn
- From Gary Clark: John & Judy Hoar,
- From Anne Violette: Charles & Margy
Watkins, 273-0092, Jack & Ellen Schubarth, 467-2910
- 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
- Special Thanks and ATTA-BOYS -
- Mid-America Gardens – provided over
$1,100 worth of rhizomes for our public gardens and the
Presidential Rhizomes as well. Out extras were auctioned off
at the after-sale party at Billie Gray’s.
- A Special Atta-Boy for all those who
helped dig at the Fort Gardens on Sunday, July 23rd.
We all managed to dig, trim and clean all day and took them
all over to Gary’s by that evening. That’s a record for some
fast work!! Workers included Billie Gray, Claudia Brown,
Honk Meyer, Bob Symes, Pete & Carol Addeo and new members,
Arnie & Terri Kirchenheiter.
- Another Atta-Boy for those who came
on Monday, July 24th to Gary’s home to help label
and tag. They were Bob and Alverta Symes, Honk Meyer, Gary
Clark, Elinor Utech, guest Dorothy Alcaraz, Pete & Carol
Addeo, Fred Frey and new members Arnie & Terri Kirchenheiter.
After all the work, we all enjoyed pizza, salad and Gary’s
special brownies that took forever to finally be ready to
- A VERY SPECIAL THANKS to
Billie Gray, Alverya Symes and Gary Clark who worked long,
long hours every single day.
- Others who also helped were Claudia
Brown, Carol Addeo, Sonia Delapiazza, Zona Lindemann, Faye
Pederson, Tom Thompson and Lynn Weger. It was a great
turnout for our dinner get-together Friday evening. In fact,
the entire volunteer crew was so wonderful, we finished the
chore in record time and were completely done and loaded in
time for the soup and salad dinner! Now that’s some great
work, guys and all of you are just the greatest!!! Thanks
as well to Ronn Dunn for preparation of the stone soup on
Friday evening and to Gary for the salad.
- Montana’s Largest Iris Gardens –
We missed giving you this notice as it was given to us
after the newsletter was printed in July. M. Elizabeth
Friesz of Alberton was offering open house viewing on
weekends until the end of June. She has over 500 iris and
claims to have “Montana’s Largest Iris Gardens”, has
developed many of her own, and the colors and varieties are
endless. For an appointment to view her gardens, call
- Treasurers Report – Here are
amended treasurer’s reports for June & the August
treasurer’s report from Swede.
- AMENDED JUNE 30 TREASURER'S
May 31 Closing Balance $
June 30 Closing Balance $
Show Expenses 89.52
May 31 Closing Balance $6519.03
2nd Quarter Interest
June 30 Closing Balance
Minutes of the Missoula Iris Society Meeting,
Saturday, July 9, 2005:
- The meeting was called to order
by President Pete Addeo at 7:50 p.m. at the home of Bob &
Minutes - The minutes from the June meeting were
approved as they appeared in the July newsletter.
Treasurers Report - The June treasurer's report was
read by Secretary Carol Addeo in the absence of the
Checking Account Balance (May):
Expenses paid in June:
June 30 balance:
Transfer from savings
Plant marker sales
Flower Haus (2)
Alverta Symes (2)
- Beginning Balance
Transfer to checking
Cash draw for meals at show
Fort Gardens - Billie Gray called for a work party
for July 24th in preparation for the sale. Digging begins
10 a.m. Sunday and will continue Monday and Tuesday if
necessary. Bring rubber bands, scissors, clippers, grocery
sacks and flat boxes. Hoses and nozzle will be provided.
Honk will bring the sorting trays to the Fort on Sunday. Bob
will bring the washing screen to the Fort. Pete will order
marking tags. Zona cautioned us to pull the tags tight so
they do not fall off.
- Rhizome Sale/Preparation -
Alverta will bring card files to Gary's. Pete will bring a
large tent to Gary's for shade; Ken & Cleo will bring
another shade tent. Volunteers are needed Thursday and
Friday to help sort. Bring paper bags. Stone soup will be
prepared by Ron Dunn for Friday night at Gary's. Everyone
should bring contributions to the soup. Pete designed and
printed 30 or more color posters; Lynn Weger distributed 26
of them. Lynn arranged to get our message on the Fair
Reader Board Sign and Fred Frey will get our message in the
news media. Thanks Fred, Lynn and Pete.
Bob reported that he will deliver 30 tables by 8:00 a.m.on
Saturday. Cashiers will be Cindi, Deena, Sonia and Claudia.
Swede will order the metal stakes for sale. The after sale
party will be held at Billie Gray's as usual. Carol will
order the food and beverages. Pete will make large signs
National Award Certificates - Ann passed out national
award certificates to Wayne Ritchlie for two of
his seedlings R-1 and R-3 because they were both recommended
by all judges at the June 11th show. The award for the
Silver Certificate went to Gary Clark for the most blues
(10) and 9 reds; the award for the Bronze Medal and
certificate went to Roger Muir, who tied for most blues (10)
and 3 reds. An award went to Jim Sadler, an Oscar and
Artistic Sweepstakes certificate. The award for Best Design
of Show went to Donna Dowell for "African Queen", Oscar was
awarded at show. An Oscar went to Ron Dowell for Beginner
design for "Silent Screen Sirens" and an Oscar for Ann
Violette Beginner design for "Diamonds are a girls...."
New Members: New members Jack and Ellen Schubarth
from Vaughn were introduced by Ann Violette.
Card File Work Party - A work party will be held
Thursday, July 21 at Cleo's house from 1:00 p.m. and a
second session beginning at 7:00 p.m. Bring picture
AIS News - Ann reports the AIS minutes will now be on
the internet. Club affiliation dates have been changed to
November, instead of January, so AIS membership lists need
to be registered in November.
Activity Reports - Judge activity reports needed to
be in to Ann by June 30th. Please send them by e mail.
2006 AIS Calendars - Elinor was absent and she
usually orders the calendars. A count was taken and 19
calendars were requested.
Sympathy - A remembrance will be sent to Ernie Lucera
on the passing of his wife Bobbi. A thank you card was read
from Linda and Jim Sadler.
Birthday Bash - Billie Gray's 70th birthday bash will
be Friday, July 15th at her home.
Senior Citizens - Ron Dunn reported that the seniors
would like a class on arrangements, or even a show.
Presidential Rhizome - The July winner is Ann
Meetings - No August meeting. September meeting will
be at Gary Clark's home, hosted by Ron Dunn.
The meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.