Here is the
newsletter for September. We are pretty much done for the year at this
point except for the gardens and cleanup. I wish the hot, hot weather
would just go away and let us pray now for Fall to appear gracefully as
it should. We surely do not want another repeat of last years winter
Missoula Iris Society
DATE & TIME: September 10, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. Usual potluck supper followed by
PLACE: 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 Bob Burgers, so our potluck contributions should include
side dishes and condiments for the burgers. Anyone planning to bring the
sliced tomatoes, lettuce, pickles and stuff for burgers should let
PROGRAM: No information on a planned program, but the meeting may
include discussion of upcoming 2011 elections of club officers and
choosing an audit committee.
annual Great Ice Cream Social
was held at the Fort Gardens on Wednesday, June 29th at 6 p.m. and was
another great success. Thanks to Judy Blunt for making the ice cream and
Welcome to the following new members. Add them to your printed
membership list. We hope to meet them at the next meeting.
Melodee Burreson – 540 Ford St, 59801 – 721-1609
Misty Pepperock –
5323 Fiddler Ct, Florence, 59833 – 273-0942
Thomas Robinson –
1319 Sherwood St, 59802 – 549-3226
Jon Salmonson –
1919 S 8th St W, 59801 – 543-3409
John Schroeder –
300 Brooks, 59801 – 519-6064
Christine Gresham –
1733 S 5th St W, 59801 – 327-7915
Charles Hiigel –
Victor, MT, 59875 – 396-0141
Laurie Kammerer –
4010 Wakantanka Way, Stevi, 59870 – 544-5117
Barbara Lee – 2415
Woodland Ave, 59802 – 721-1353
Heidi & Betty
Martin – 8980 Sharptail Dr, 59808 – 549-4167
Lorene Nordstrum –
Bonner, MT – 244-3616
Rhizome Sale 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. Thanks to Charles Hiigel and Jeff
White for donation of all the rhizomes.
I guess by now we know how to do this. The sale was a big success. In
fact we grossed the second highest amount in our sale history. 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. What we
did have left over was sold at the Farmers Market the following three
A big thank you to everyone who helped with our sale, especially those
many members who showed up the Monday before the sale to clean, trim and
label at the display gardens. 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 Thursday and Friday in two half day sessions. Thanks to
Bob for delivering and returning the tables on Saturday morning. Thanks
to Pete and Swede for the use of their vehicles to haul the rhizomes and
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!!!
birthdays to report for August. Happy birthday to Heidi Martin,
September 11th; and Roger Muir, September 17th. Have a happy birthday
The October meeting will be held at the home of Swede and Betty Ann
November meeting: We need a host/hostess for November 1 meeting either
at their home or we have reserved the Eagles Lodge for that meeting.
This is a good chance for someone who does not have enough room in their
home for the group to host a meeting.
M. I. S. Minutes
Minutes of the Missoula Iris Society held July 9, 2011
Meeting was called to order by Ed Verplanke at the Meyer residence, 16
People were present. Minutes were approved as published. The Treasurers
report was approved as published
It was decided after much discussion that table cloths were at the
option of the show chair. The general comment concerning the show was
that it was well run and set up was excellent. It was a very good show.
The donated iris will be delivered to the Fort on Monday the 25th of
July. The Society will clean, cut and label the iris starting at l0:00
AM.. on the 25th.
A card party will
be held at Gary Clarks home at 1:00 on the 22nd of July. Fred Frey has
purchased some classified adds to publicize the sale.
The price of the
rhizomes will be 3 and 4 dollars for 5 years and newer. It was discussed
that grab bags will be sold for $5.00 for15 iris.
Six cashiers will
be needed. The cashiers will need to bring their own chairs.
All iris need to be delivered to the Addeos on Wednesday evening by 9:00
PM on the 27th of July.
Linda Sadler thanked the society for the flowers.
The Presidential rhizome was won by Ron Dowell.
Bob Symes moved the meeting to be adjourned. The meeting was adjourned.
Respectfully submitted, Jim Sadler Secretary
TREASURER'S REPORT FOR AUGUST 2011
This has been a busy month for the financial activity for the Missoula
Iris Society because of the iris rhizome sale. Lots of income and
expenses have occurred since I last reported the financial figures in
the July newsletter. The sale was an excellent one thanks to the large
amount of rhizomes garnered from the gardens in Victor, MT and from
members from Missoula. Thanks to all who contributed to and assisted
with the sale.
So here are the figures for the past two months of activity.
The reported June 21, 2011 balance was $7,444.52. Total of deposits to
the account through August 27, 2011 = $4,719.38. Withdrawn on July 29,
2011 was $600 in cash to set up the rhizome sale cash boxes. The August
28, 2011 balance is $11,533.90.
Deposits: - $30.00 for Judges Training receipts
$3,977 in receipts from the rhizome sale day; $645 in receipts
from grab bag sales; $45.00 in sales of Siberian iris from Swede's yard;
and $2.38 from 2nd quarter interest income.
The June 21, 2011 reported balance was $478.62. Total of deposits made
to the account through August 27, 2011 = $1,042.75. Expenses paid since
June 21 total $801.45. The August 28, 2011 balance is
Deposits - $130.00 in new memberships; $149.85 from PawPas plant
marker sales at the rhizome sale; $105.00 from MIS Display Garden
Siberian iris sales; $542.15 from rhizome sale cash receipts to pay sale
expenses; $120.50 from the rhizome auction After Sale party; $100.00
refund to the account for grab bag sales cash box set up funds. Total
deposits = $1,042.75
Expenses: $25.15 to Alverta Symes reimbursement for meals for
visiting judge Jeanette Graham; $100.00 as annual membership to the
Friends of the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula; $60.00 to Judy Blunt
for expenses incurred for the June Ice Cream Social at Fort Missoula
Display Gardens; $41.94 to Elizabeth Gustafson for Sunshine flowers to
Donna Dowell following surgery; $24.75 to Papa Johns Pizza for dinner
during the rhizome preparation work party at Fort Missoula; $160.00 to
Star Rental for 20 tables rental fee during the rhizome sale; $17.22 to
Alverta Symes for card file expenses; $31.30 to Carolyn Addeo for sale
preparation food and drinks; $89.70 to Elizabeth Gustafson for food
expenses incurred for the after sale celebration party; $40.00 to Swede
Gustafson for additional 5 tables rental fee during the rhizome sale
paid by cash; $100 for Farmers Market cash box set up funds; $97.40 to
the Missoulian for the rhizome sale advertisements; $8.99 to Elizabeth
Gustafson for Sunshine expenses following Alverta Symes surgery; and
$5.00 for table rental space at the Farmers Market. Total Expenses paid
The Certificate of Deposit came due on August 9, 2011 and was
automatically rolled over for another year. The current balance is
$3,671.54 and the interest percentage rate is 0.75%. The next maturity
date will be August 9, 2012.
Swede Gustafson, Treasurer