Here’s the newsletter for September. Personally speaking, It’s hard to
believe that summer has come and gone so quickly. In fact the entire
year is almost gone and it won’t be long before Thanksgiving and
Christmas are also here and gone in an elderly minute as well.
Missoula Iris Society
DATE & TIME: September 11,
2010 at 6:30 p.m.. Usual potluck supper followed by the meeting.
Home of Bob and Alverta Symes in Bonner at 3029 River Bend Dr. Call
258-6649 for directions. Bob and Alverta will prepare their usual
delicious grilled hamburgers, so our potluck contributions should
include side dishes and condiments for the burgers.
No information on a planned program, but the meeting may
include discussion of upcoming 2011 elections of club officers and
chosing an audit committee might be on the agenda.
Report from sale chairperson Carol Addeo. Another year of a lot of work
by a lot of members. Thank you everyone! We got the job accomplished
again this year with no major problems.
I guess by now we know how to do this. The sale was a big success.
Although we had a lot fewer rhizomes this year, partly due to poor
winter weather, partly due to members cutting down on their large
gardens and fewer rhizomes available in our display bed at Fort
Missoula. But the quality of the rhizomes was very good, the work load
was much more manageable, and we had fewer rhizomes left over for grab
bags, which is good.
The net sale proceeds were $2,889.50, which was slightly less than last
year, but the rewards were much less work for members. A total of 801
rhizomes were available for the sale,(in the past we've had as many as
1700), including those from the display garden and those from members
gardens. These included 339 Dykes, 100 Space Age, 36 IB's, 3 BB's, 6
MTB's, 3 MDB's, 4 Iris Pallida, 11 AB's, 121 SDB's, 326 TB's and 5
different varieties of Siberians, including I San Guinea (Kamayama),
Sugi, Uri, Iris Setosa (variety Interior), Lady Vanessa and Pink Haze.
All of the Siberians sold out at the sale. In fact, practically
everything sold out; we had very few grab bags left.
A big thank you to everyone who helped with our sale, especially those
many members who showed up the Sunday before the sale to dig, clean,
trim at the display gardens. And again to those who showed up Wednesday
at the Addeo house for a couple hours of marking labels. Thanks to
Alverta, who spent many hours answering questions and solving problems
during the sale preparation Friday. What was especially nice is we were
able to accomplish the sale organizing on Friday in one day. Thanks to
Bob for delivering and returning the tables on Saturday morning. Thanks
to Swede for the use of his pickup truck to haul the rhizomes and thanks
to Pete for hauling the sale supplies.
The stone soup supper on Friday evening was a great success and the
after sale party at Billie's patio was also really nice. Thanks Betty
Ann for bringing the food.
Their Birthday!!....Let's Give 'Em a Cheer!!!
Happy birthday to Eloie Jetter, September 15th; and Roger
Muir, July 17th. Have a happy birthday all.
TREASURER’S REPORT FOR
Even though the rhizome count was down this year in comparisons to
records from previous years, I felt it was a nice sale with good quality
of product and the number of buyers. Our price for the rhizomes did not
seem to interfere with the sale of rhizomes due to the quality of
product as it has in the past. There were not a lot of grab bags left
which is good. Good quality gives good clients. Anyway here are the
financial results from the sale.
7/31 CASH DEPOSITED $2525.00
7/31 CHECKS DEPOSITED 912.00
GRAB BAGS SALES 52.50
CASH BOX SET UP FUNDS -600.OO
Net Receipts $2889.50
RECEIPTS have been deposited to the Savings Account
SALE EXPENSES FROM THE CHECKING ACCOUNT:
Sale Flyers paper $ 21.57
Star Rental – Tables 150.00
Signs for Tables 14.76
Pre-sale work party food/drinks 33.37
Missoulain Ads 94.60
Total Expenses $ 314.30
AFTER SALE PARTY EXPENSES
Food – chicken and pizza $77.48
the expenses came from the SALE LINE ITEM of the budget which ended up
with a positive number. Star Rental gave the Iris Club a $50.00 donation
deduction for the tables this year as we have been such great customers.
Following the sale party, the auction began to auction off the extra
rhizomes received from the PREZIDENTIAL Rhizomes purchase but thunder
came and its was bidding louder than the people at the auction so we all
went inside to Billie’s living room where much joy and merriment was
passed around to those who remained in attendance. A large number of
rhizomes went to the auction from which $230.00 was collected which will
assist in purchasing rhizomes for next season.
ALLL IN ALL IT WAS GREAT DAY IN THE ANNALS OF THE MISSOULA IRIS SOCIETY.
A Note from
surgery on August 20 went very well. So well in fact I was out of
surgery in 3 hours instead of about 5. The tumor near the pituitary
gland was easily removed and I now have much better periferal eyesight
in my left eye. I thank all of the club members who called Betty Ann
with concern about the surgery. I am in transtion now awaiting visiting
an endrochrinolosist about medicines to control the adreanal and kidney
functions. Can't get in until November but am on stanby for
cancelations. Its been a long haul this summer to get to the surgery
point but I now happpy it is over. See you all at the September
Minutes of the Missoula Iris Society Meeting, Saturday, July 10, 2010
Minutes of Missoula Iris Society, July 10, 2010 held at the home of
Carol and Pete Addeo
The meeting was called to order after a potluck supper hosted at the
home of Carol and Pete Addeo,
President Ed Verplancke presiding.
The minutes of the previous meeting were presented and were amended by a
motion from Carol Addeo who asked that the June minutes be amended to
include her name as the temporary secretary. The minutes and the motion
Some dates were corrected from the newsletter: The sorting work party on
Thurs and Fri is July 29-30. The Saturday sales is July 31st, not July
25th as the newsletter stated in one place.
The treasures report was given by Swede Gustafson. President Ed
Verplancke accepted the report subject to review.
Treasurer’s Report for June 2010
Savings Account Activity
Balance May 31, 2010 $6,505.39
Interest income 2.17
Judging Class deposit 40.00
June 30, 2010 balance $6,547.56
Checking Account Activity May 31
Balance May 31, 2010 $2,004.68
2 memberships received 18.00
2009 R&I book sale 10,00
Excess show lunch funds 50.00
MidAmerica Gardens –Rhizomes 250.00
Carolyn Addeo – newsletter exp. 75.00
Cash – show workers lunch money 125.00
Betty Ann Gustafson – show exp. 126.26
Zona Lindemann – mower repairs 109.44
Judy Blunt – ice cream social exp. 67.27
May 31, 2010 Checking Balance $1,329.71
A show report was given by Betty Ann Gustafson, She stated that he best
Specimen of he show went to “Oyez” by Fred Frey, Best youth “Habit” by
Scott Drake, Best Artistic Design by Donna Dowell. A full list of all
the winners is in the July newsletter.
An ice cream social was held as planned June 15, at the Fort. It was
reported that the social was a success and well attended. Special
thanks was given to Judy Blunt and Billie Gray and all others who
helped with event.
Carol Addeo gave a report of the upcoming events for the Iris Sale
Sunday July 25th the sale preparation begins. Digging, cleaning,
trimming at the display garden at Fort Missoula; Tuesday July 27,
members can begin to drop off cleaned and trimmed rhizomes to sell at
the home of the Addeo’s 5805 HELENA Dr in Linda Vista. On Wednesday,
July 28 a work party is scheduled at the Addeo’s, Thursday, July 29th
sorting begins, all members are welcome to help, Friday, July 30
followed by our usual stone soup party Friday evening. Loading will
occur Saturday July 31st the Sale set up will begin at 8 a.m. A party
for participating members to be held at Billie Gray's home to begin at
1:00 P.M. after the sale.
There will be no meeting for August. Next meeting will be on September
11th at the home of Bob and Alverta Symes, 3029 River Bend Drive Bonner
Phone 258-6649 at 6:30 P.m.
Person winning the Presidential Rhizome name was not recorded however it
Meeting was adjourned.
Respectfully submitted, Jim Sadler, Secretary