- Here is the Newsletter. Hard to
believe that summer is almost over and its Labor Day again. All
our activities are finished and we have all had a great year and
we all got a lot of things accomplished. You all need to pat
yourselves on the back for a job well done. Just one more garden
work party and we are done for the year.
The agenda for the meeting will be reports on the sale, reports
on a grant we received from the Historical Museum and selection
of a committee for nomination of officers for 2007. Yes, it's
that time again! A budget board meeting will be scheduled for
October. Committee is needed for annual end of year audit of
- Webmaster & President
Missoula Iris Society
DATE & TIME:
Saturday, September 16, 2006 at 6:30pm with potluck dinner
Home of Bob and Alverta Symes in Bonner. Call 258-6649 for
will grill their famous hamburgers and veggie burgers, so
everyone is encouraged to bring along side dishes to go with the
burgers. No word on a program at this time.
Welcome to five new members: Add these members to your
Alayne E. Hilditch, 8885 LaSalle Way, Missoula, MT 59808.
Phone #829-8868; email is
Anta & Ed Verplancke, 517 Phillips, Missoula, MT 59802.
Jan Sonsg, 23205 NineMile Rd, Huson, MT 59846 - ph 626-4757
Paula Rasmussen, P.O. Box 156, White Sulpher Springs, MT
59645 - Ph 542-3747; email
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
email@example.com 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!!
- GARDEN IRIS LISTINGS
- Alverta has asked me to mention
to everyone to bring an updated list of your garden iris for our
card file. Its important that we keep this list updated for use
during the year and for our sale.
- FORT GARDENS WORK PARTY -
The last work party of the year, getting the beds ready for
winter, will be held Sunday September 24 beginning at 1:00 pm.
We'll have a little eating fun, too, if everyone would like, at
5:00 we'll stop and have BBQ'd German Sausage and buns, provided
by Pete and Carol; anyone who wants to bring salads, deserts or
?? contact Carol so we'll know how many can come. Chores we
need to accomplish, according to Billie Gray, are pulling out
grass from arbors, dig out soil and bring in pea gravel to bare
spots and finish some edging and some labeling of new additions.
Carol will be bringing a load of pea gravel from JTL on Friday
September 21, if anyone can come to the Fort Gardens at 3:00 to
help unload it.
MID AMERICA GARDENS provided the Presidential Rhizomes
again this year and donated a nice quanitity of extras for our
Fort Garden and for our auction fund raising.
THE HISTORICAL BOOKLET - our society published this year
is for sale for only $5.00 for any members (or interested
friends) who wish to purchase them. Titled "Fifty Years of
iris growing, 25 years of iris showing". It will be available at
the next meeting. See Secretary Carol Addeo.
Our historical booklet has been placed with the Historical
Museum, the Mansfield Library, the Montana Historical Society in
Helena and the Missoula County Library. We are happy to report
that the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula has approved our
request for a grant of $410 to cover costs of printing. The
grant contract was returned to Dr. Robert Brown, Director, on
August 28, 2006.
We donated two copies of our booklet to the Mansfield Library
and received a thank you note from Donna McCrea, Archivist, who
said one copy has been placed into Special Collections and one
copy into the Montana Collection. She congratulated us on the
continued strength and success of the Missoula Iris Society.
We donated two copies of our historical booklet to the Montana
Historical Society in Helena and received a thank you for
contributing to Montana's rich history from Molly Kruckenberg,
We also donated two copies to the Montana Collection of the
Missoula County Library as well.
DAHLIA SHOW SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 at Orchard Homes
Country Life Club
Open for exhibits at 6:00 a.m., judging starts at 10:00 am.
Come see the beautiful flowers and enjoy homemade soup and pie
at the concession area. For information call Lynn Weger at
REMEMBERING KEN SWANSON
The Missoula Iris Society was saddened by the passing of long
time member Ken Swanson in July. We will sincerely miss him.
Cleo sent us a nice thank you card for the flowers. She
commented that Ken's quality of life had decreased considerably
in the last months so it was difficult for him to make the
meetings...but he sure missed everyone! She thanked one and all
for their support.
Several members of the society organized a work party and
went to the Swanson home to help Cleo with some of the yard
work. Those good folks who helped Cleo maintain her yard were
Zona, Billie, Bob, Honk, Alverta, Swede, Lynn, Gary and Elinor.
Just reinforces what a nice group of people we hang out with.
Kenneth N. Swanson
Kenneth N. Swanson, 79, of Missoula, passed away at St.
Patrick Hospital on Sunday, July 9, 2006 of natural causes.
He was born to Adolph and Abby Swanson on Aug. 16, 1926 in
Corvallis. Kenneth graduated from Corvallis High School and
served in the U.S. Army Air Force.
- On September 18, 1961, he
married Cleo Ann Thode in Holt, Minn. He farmed near Corvallis
and later worked for Burlington Northern Railroad for 33 years.
Ken was an avid woodworker and gardener. He served in many
ways at Immanuel Lutheran Church, including a custodial position
he held with his wife. He was a member of VASA Tegner Lodge No.
224 and the Missoula Iris Society.
We will always remember Pops as someone who loved the great
outdoors and we know now that he walks with God, free of aches
and pains. He was preceded in death by his parents and baby
Survivors are his wife of 44 years, Cleo, of Missoula, son
Matt and wife Monica of Spokane; daughter Laurie of Missoula,
granddaughter Jessica and grandsons Jacob and Peter, and sister
Lois Richards of Seattle.
It's Their Birthday!!....Let's Give 'Em a Cheer!!!
- Happy day to Wayne Richlie
September 17th, Sonia Dellapiazza September 20th, Eloie
Jeter September 15th, Hazel Richlie September 30th, and
Roger Muir September 17th. Have a happy birthday and all the
good wishes and cheers that go along.
Meeting Locations and Activities for the rest of 2006:
September 16th - Meeting at Bob and Alverta Symes.
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 at Ken and Rose Mary Baier's
- TREASURERS REPORT
- JULY AND AUGUST 2006 (No meeting
in August so both months are reported.)
- SAVINGS ACCOUNTS - CLUB
Balance reported June 30
Deposits - July
Memberships received at rhizome sale
of Missoula reimbursement
Service charge from Bank
Transfer to checking account
Expenses - August
Transfer to checking account
- OTHER SUB-ACCOUNTS:
- SAVINGS ACCOUNT
- CHECKING ACCOUNT:
Balance reported on June 30
Transfer from Savings
Transfer from Savings
Rhizome auction receipts
marker tag sales
Expenses - August
August 31 Balance
- EXPENSES PAID - PawPaw Plant
marking tags purchase - $239.50; Western Montana Publishing
Group Tour Ad and Sale Ads - $206.41; Carol Addeo newsletter
printing/postage - $141.05; Pete Addeo Historical booklet
printing - 178.35; Comanche Acres spuria iris purchase -
$183.95; Siberian Iris Society 2 complete checklist - $16.00;
Flower Haus Ken Swanson funeral arrangement - $40.00; Ron
Dowell Rhizome Sale expenses incurred- $207.43; Alverta Symes
reimbursement for payment on sale tables rental - $180.00;
Betty Ann Gustafson after sale party food expenses - $79.79
TOTAL - $1472.48.
INFORMATION NOTES 1) The deposit from the City
of Missoula is a portion of the Grant given by the City for the
installation of four trellis at the Fort Missoula Gardens. This
amount reimburses the Society for the materials used in the 16
concrete bases to anchor the trellises. 2) The income from the
rhizome sale is kept in a savings sub-account as this amount
plus whatever balances in the club operations account and the
checking account are used to calculate the budget for the