Here is the June
newsletter. The show is nearing and the Median show was a success again.
Let’s not forget about the Fort Gardens and get in there and get your
fingernails dirty for a few hours and help out with the weeding.
Hopefully we will be getting our nice weather again and the blooms will
tell the rest of the story.
Missoula Iris Society
DATE & TIME:
Sat, June 2nd,
begins at 6:30 pm. Meeting begins around 7:30 pm
Home of Bob
and Alverta Symes at 3029 River Bend Dr in Bonner. Call 258-6649 for
directions. Potluck supper begins at 6:30 p.m. Meeting begins around
7:30 p.m. This year Bob regretfully must break with the tradition of
bar-b-qued burgers due to time constraints; they're getting ready for a
trip. So it's the standard pot luck that we always do, with lots of
Fred may have a
program planned, but the only thing we know should be happening will be
plans for the upcoming June show.
Don't forget, short
at our Fort Gardens will be held each Sunday afternoon, or you are
welcome to just pop over there anytime with your spade and do a little
weeding or clean-up. Don't forget to sign up your time on the signup
sheet behind the Siberian bed.
Our sale digging/cleaning session prior to the sale will be from
July 23-25 Mon-Wed.
Storage Shed Progress - We are happy to report that Bob Brown notified
us that Friends of the Fort have voted to donate $3,000 toward our shed
Median Show - The median show under the able guidance of Gary
Clark happened on May 19th at Southgate Mall. There were sure some nice
2007 Median Show
A total of 84 entries, mostly IB’s were submitted by 16 people. Judging
Best of Show –
Horticulture: Swede Gustafson for MTB “Bangles”
Best MTB – Swede
Gustafson for “Bangles”
Best IB – Roger Muir
for “Blue Flirt”
Best SDB – Roger
Muir for “Clash”
Best BB – Gary Clark
for “Headline Banner”
Best Other – Lynn
Weger for TB “Raspberries & Cream”
Best Design – Gary
Clark – Class 5 for “Quintet”
Sweepstakes Award –
Most Blues – Roger Muir - Silver Medal (14 Blues, 3 Reds)
Gary Clark –
Bronze Medal (10 Blues, 2 Reds)
Gary wishes to thank
everyone for their help in making this show a success. Maybe next year
we can get more entries.
Water plants for sale - Pete and Carol have a bunch of extra
water lilies and miscellaneous water plants for sale for 3 for $5.00 for
MIS members only. Sorry, no identify of colors available, but they are
all extremely hardy. We did our five year pond division. All sales
proceeds will be donated to the Missoula Iris Society. Call 251-5833 to
Birthday!!....Let's Give 'Em a Cheer!!!
Happy day to Faye
Pedersen, June 22nd; Lois Asch, June 29th; and Betty Ann Gustafson, June
21st and Linda Sadler, June 22nd. Have a happy
2007 Iris Show
For those of you with a computer and email, the Iris Show schedule is
listed on our website for you to read or print out. I cannot print these
or send them any other way as my version of Word is the latest version
and none of our members would be able to open the document. Jim Sadler
will also be passing out the schedules at our June meeting. Be sure and
come and pick one up. Jim Sadler is also working on getting a place
arranged for the Banquet Dinner after the show. We will let you all know
at the meeting.
The following meeting locations are scheduled. We need some volunteers
to host a meeting For October and November as well as our Christmas
Party. Call Carol Addeo at 251-5833 if you would like to host a meeting
at your home or be a host for a meeting at another member’s home: Anyone
who wants to host a meeting at someone else’s house can do so by
chipping in for drinks, etc or doing set up or cleanup for the host.
It’s that simple. Let’s get some volunteers for hosting! It’s painless!!
June 2 -
Meeting and pot luck dinner at home of Bob & Alverta Symes in Bonner,
Meeting and pot luck dinner at home of Alayne Hildritch in Grant Creek,
September 8 -
Meeting and pot luck dinner at home of Gary Clark in Target Range,
Need meeting location
Need meeting location
(Sunday) Annual Christmas Party. Location needed.
from Pete Addeo:
Club Savings Account CD
Balance April 30
Balance April 30
2006 Rhizome Sale 3001.00
2006 Interest Income
April 30 Balance $
May 2007 deposits:
Paid – May
Fred Frey – Spuria Slides 54.13
Paul Renaldo – Sprinklers 250.00
Thomas Plumbing – sprinklers 151.50
Ann Violette – Median postage 4.69
Zona Lindemann – Mower Tune 55.50
Pete Addeo – News letter 3 mos 75.00
Balance – May
Minutes of the
Missoula Iris Society Meeting:
May 5, 2007
The meeting was
called to order by President, Elinor Utech. The minutes and treasurer’s
reports were accepted as printed in the April Falls and Standards.
is Saturday, May 19, 2007, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Judging will begin at
11:30 a.m. Staging flowers will begin at 7 a.m. Elinor Utech will
handle registrations. Judges serving are as follows:
Head Jim Sadler
Davis Lynn Weger
Gustafson Diane Klein,
Dowell Ronn Dunn
Dowell Betty Ann
Meyer is making containers for the show, and Elinor Utech is making the
ribbons. The “lost” silver has been found so will be available for the
will be a card file work session Tuesday, May 22, 2007, at Claudia
Brown’s home, 216 Woodworth. The session will include making cards for
new iris and updating cards.
June 16, 2007. It was announced that three AIS judges are coming from
Boise, Idaho, to judge the show. An intense discussion followed as to
whether MIS judges should also be allowed to judge the show. Because
the Society delegates the running of the June Show to the Show Chair,
the judging, in the end, was left as announced. This is a subject the
Society must come back to and decide how judging with outside judges
will be handled during future shows.
weeding is a little over half done. The Spuria Bed and some TB beds
still need to be done. Work days will continue on Sunday afternoons
through May until the weeding is done. Billie Gray, Fort Chair, will be
at the garden Sunday afternoons except for Sunday, May 20. Everyone was
reminded that members can work on the beds anytime except, probably,
Saturday afternoons, which are usually taken up by weddings.
the year the Spuria Bed is scheduled to be revamped. The revamping of
the whole garden will be completed when this bed is done.
Wednesday, May 31, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Carson Vehrs has a group of
high school students available to work at the fort. They will be
available to the Society.
Symes and Honk Meyer will be planting marigolds again. They suggested
that other members might like to contribute more flats so there would be
color throughout all of the beds for the entire summer. A flat of
4-packs costs $14.00.
Other Reports and
building will be made to happen. Bob Brown says MIS will be credited
with work-in-kind in addition to the money the Society will put into the
Gustafson has found some 10-gauge stainless steel markers. They come
with 10, 15, 20-inch stakes. The cost per thousand, respectively, is
$0.66, $0.72, and $0.92 each. Shipping is extra. An example was handed
around for members to look at. It was moved by Ron Dowell and seconded
by Zona Lindemann that Pete Addeo find out if there is a club discount.
Other markers are available but none are as durable as these.
calendars from the Missoula County Extension Service were handed out.
presidential rhizome went to Dorothy Alcaraz.
Joanne Grant, Pete Addeo’s sister, and Leona Wyckoff were introduced.
Leona is a past member. It is good to have her back among us again.