March 19: Please visit the Bulletin Board for information about: (a) the passing of CVIDS founder member Marilyn Little, (b) the recent Art of Gardening meeting in Muscatine, at which two of our longtime members gave presentations and the club gained two new members, (c) the vote that will be taken at our April meeting regarding bylaw changes, (d) a reminder that club dues are due by April 1, and (e) the March meeting minutes.
March 16: I have incorporated a wonderful piece written by our Nancy Carlisle into the Local Attractions page of the 2023 Regional Meeting. It is a super introduction for our visitors, no matter from which quadrant they are coming to that event.
March 14: A big Thank You should go to Heather Harroun for hosting last Saturday's Business Meeting at short notice. We are also indebted to Nancy Carlisle and Nash Rash for setting up the Zoom links and for providing photographs and commentary.
March 12: Please take a look at the list of volunteer activities that will be key to the success of our Regional meeting in July. Consider volunteering for one or more activities! Added Update #2 to the Meeting Updates page.
March 11: Added link to today's meeting's agenda.
March 10: I have uploaded on the Bulletin Board a revised Zoom link for tomorrow's club meeting. Thank you, Nancy and Nancy!
March 8: EMERGENCY RELOCATION OF SATURDAY'S MEETING!!
Due to the parade in Cedar Rapids on Saturday (March 11), we are relocating our club meeting to the Johnson County Extension Office, 3109 Old Hwy 218 South, Iowa City, IA. Please alert your daylily friends about this change! The meeting will begin with a potluck at noon. Thereafter, we'll have a business meeting at 1 PM followed by the American Iris Society Webinar #4 PowerPoint presentation by Bonnie Nichols on "Novelty Irises - Space Agers". If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, Nancy Carlisle has kindly provided a Zoom link. In addition, you may access the Powerpoint presentation here.
March 7: I have updated the list of Open Gardens for the 2023 Summer Regional. If you would like to have your garden added to that list, please contact Nancy Carlisle.
March 5: Added a new page to our Archives that details club activities for 2022. Please notify Jonathan (firstname.lastname@example.org) if: (a) you had an open garden in 2022, and (b) if you have the minutes for the business meeting that may have been held at the May Plant Distribution. Thank you for your help!
March 1: Added a message to Bulletin Board encouraging registration at our 2023 ADS Summer Meeting. Am working on a webpage that lists local attractions that attendees might like to visit. Please contact me (email@example.com) if you have any suggestions to add to that list. Thank you!
February 22: Uploaded the February 2023 Newsletter to the website. Thank you, Shelly, for putting it together for us! Added the current list of Open Gardens to the 2023 Summer Meeting webpages. If you'd like your garden to be added to this list, please contact Nancy Carlisle.
February 20: Here is the latest information about our 2023 Summer Meeting.
February 19: Minutes of the January 11th Board Meeting and the February 11th club meeting are available on the Bulletin Board. Thank you, Nancy Rash, for taking the minutes, and many apologies from me for taking a week to post them!
February 18: Heather Harroun has kindly secured a 40-minute American Iris Society Webinar PowerPoint presentation by Bonnie Nichols on "Novelty Irises - Flatties and Broken Color". Please check on the Bulletin Board for that link! There, you will also find a link to a Zoom recording of our February 11 meeting. Thanks, Nancy Carlisle, for making that available.
February 14: All sorts of interesting items were posted on the Bulletin Board this morning including information about the Muscatine Spring Plant and Bake Sale on May 6 and the November 11 Banquet. Updated the CVIDS 2023 Board page.
February 11: Here's the agenda for today's meeting.
February 10: You may recall that your assistance was being requested to dig, divide and donate irises on Saturday, April 22 (with a rain date of April 29). This event has now been postponed until August 12. It will take place at 9-11 AM at 1713 D Ave., Ripley's Trailer Park, Muscatine. Detailed information will be posted on the website and CVIDS Facebook page in June.
February 9: Our February club meeting will take place via Zoom on Saturday, February 11, beginning at 1 PM. Nancy Carlisle sent you an updated Zoom link this morning (February 9), so look in your email inbox for it! Thank you, Nancy, for setting up that link for us.
February 5: Posted on the Bulletin Board some information about the February Zoom meeting (Note: The agenda will reach you by email early on Saturday) as well as two CVIDS activities in March and April, in which you may have interest in participating/volunteering.
January 17: Posted the 2023 CVIDS Board members as currently known. Several open positions are evident.
January 16: Please visit the Bulletin Board to see the minutes from the club meeting on January 14. You will notice that there are several openings for chairpersons this year. If you are interested to volunteer, please contact Darrin Lett at your earliest convenience. Thank you!
January 10: Posted the agenda for tomorrow's Board Meeting on the Bulletin Board.
January 8, 2023: Updated information on the Bulletin Board about the January 11th Board meeting and the January 14th Business Meeting.
December 11: Posted the November Fall Banquet meeting minutes. Thank you, Cari!
November 22: Posted on Bulletin Board and on the Archives page reports from the Fall Banquet Committee (2013-2022). Special thanks to the 2022 Banquet Committee: Nancy Rash, Lyle Moen, Sherry Moffit, and Lynn Moffit!
November 20: Check out the Bulletin Board. As promised, I have constructed a Powerpoint present-ation of the Photo Contest winners. That will make viewing far easier! I have also updated our quest to find two new officers for 2023.
November 18: On the Bulletin Board, you will find that I have linked photographs to the names of winning Photo Contest entries.
November 15: Please visit the Bulletin Board to access an overview provided by the co-chairs of last Saturday's Fall Banquet, a slideshow of photos taken by Lyle Moen and Keith Riewerts, and a list of winners in the 2022 Betty Miller Photo Contest.
November 12: Please click here for today's Business Meeting Agenda.
November 10: Posted the October 22 Meeting Minutes.
November 2: Posted on the Bulletin Board an important update from the Fall Banquet co-chairs.
October 30: Please visit the Bulletin Board to see the latest update on our Fall Banquet, now only two weeks away. Lots of new information about the cultivars being auctioned. Check out the good deals!
October 29: Winter is coming! Here are a couple of reads that I heartily recommend.
October 26: Powerpoint presentations from our recent Hybridizers' Roundup are available on the Bulletin Board.
October 25: We are looking for volunteers to serve as Club Vice President and Treasurer. If you're interested to serve in either capacity, please contact President Darrin as soon as possible. Thank you!
October 24: Breaking news! Please visit the Bulletin Board to discover who will be the featured speaker at our November 12th Fall Banquet in Coralville!
October 22: On the Home Page, the top right corner of the menu of choices provides you a new choice.......... 2023 Regional Meeting. In future weeks and months, this is where I'd advise you visit to find the latest information about that fun event in Muscatine, Iowa, in July 2023.
October 18: Visit the Bulletin Board for the latest information about the 2023 ADS Region One Summer Meeting in Muscatine, Iowa, hosted by CVIDS.
October 18: Many apologies for not posting on our website for the past 4-5 weeks. Two reasons. Jonathan and Susie were in England to visit his elder brother Richard who had suffered a severe stroke and had been in hospital for two months. Luckily, they were able to visit him before he passed away. Returning to Fort Collins, it was found that, for some unclear reason, Jonathan no longer could access the CVIDS website as webmaster. Thanks to Mary Jo, Jonathan is now back at the helm with a functioning website. Should you wish to have material posted, please contact him by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Today you will find on the Bulletin Board information from Nancy Rash about the November 12 Annual Fall Banquet, the Betty Miller Photo Contest, and how to pay your 2023 membership dues. Please take notice of the deadlines.
September 13: Posted on the Bulletin Board an invitation to attend a July 2023 Muscatine Regional Planning Meeting.
September 8: Please visit the Bulletin Board to: (i) receive alerts about club members and their immediate family members, (ii) access minutes for the June and August 2022 club meetings, and (iii) obtain updates on the September and October club meetings.
September 5: Uploaded photos from the Fall Sale and Auctions kindly provided by Nancy Rash.
August 18: The Bulletin Board relays the sad tidings of the passing of Lyle Moen's son Richard in Buena Vista, CO, on August 6th. Also, it provides a gentle reminder that bids for this year's Silent Auction must be received by Diane Derganz by Sunday, August 21st.
August 15: Posted an overview of the recent ADS Region One Summer Meeting at Marshalltown, IA, that includes photos kindly provided by Lyle Moen. Thank you, Lyle!
August 11: Please check on the Bulletin Board for vital information from Committee Chair Diane Derganz regarding the return of club plants and submission of bids for the Silent Auction. Thank you, Diane!
August 7: On the Bulletin Board, you'll find updated information about our August 27th Fall Public Plant Sale and Club Plant Return in Monticello. Please note that there will be an informal in-person meeting about the plans for the 2023 Region One Summer Regional Meeting at 11 am.
June 9: I am sorry to relay the sad news of the passing of Diane Derganz's husband Larry. Please go to Bulletin Board.
June 27: Please consult the Bulletin Board for: (i) change of date for CVIDS' Fall Public Plant Sale and Club Plant Return, and (ii) a link to the obituary for Karmin Mullins' mother Verla Dorlena (Potratz) Mullins.
June 14: Check out the Bulletin Board for an Open Garden invitation from the Harroun Family!
June 7: Please access the Bulletin Board for details about our June 11th meeting in Iowa City.
May 21: Posted on the Bulletin Board a meeting report and photos of yesterday's plant distribution and auction kindly forwarded by Nancy Rash, also a photo from Keith Riewerts.
May 20: Uploaded to the Bulletin Board a revised "By Hybridizer" list of club daylilies from Heather and a list and photos of club iris plants kindly provided by LeAnn Pisarik, Shelley Lett and Diann Pavelka.
May 19: For a photographic overview of the entire collection of 2022 Club Plants, please click here.
May 18: Please check the Bulletin Board for updated information about Saturday's Club Plant Distribution and Auction.
April 23: Uploaded information on the Bulletin Board about our Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, May 7, at the Muscatine Environmental Learning Center (Discovery Park Pavilion).
April 22: Posted a quick review of our April 9th club meeting including a link to the minutes.
April 6: Posted additional information on the Bulletin Board about next Saturday's club meeting in Coralville, including information about two presentations by Heather Harroun and Nancy Carlisle, respectively, and the agenda for the business meeting.
April 1: Since 2019, CVIDS has lost several of its senior members including three charter members. The In Memoriam page has been updated as a remembrance to these fine folk and their contributions to our club.
March 24: Posted a preliminary notice on the Bulletin Board about our next club meeting on April 9th.
March 20: Uploaded the archive of club activities in 2021.
March 17: Posted on the Bulletin Board: (i) information pertaining to the upcoming visitation and funeral services for Mary Moore, (ii) an invitation from President Darrin to an organizational meeting via Zoom for the 2023 ADS Summer Regional Meeting, (iii) minutes of our March 12th meeting, and (iv) an archive of club activities in 2020, brought together with much assistance from Nancy and Lyle's Newsletters, Diann's Facebook page, and PowerPoint presentations kindly provided by Heather. Many thanks to all mentioned! Now, I'm turning to all members to help me fill in any gaps, especially with respect to the list of 2020 Board members. If I have omitted anyone or made an error, please understand that it's not by design. Please contact Jonathan (email@example.com) with desired revisions or additions. Thank you so much! I am aware that three members passed away in 2020 (Gertrude Pheiffer, Mary McCord, and Robert Little). I extend belated sympathies to their loved ones and will soon be providing photos and links to their obituaries in the In Memoriam pages of this website.
March 16: Please access the Bulletin Board for some sad news received early today of the passing of CVIDS charter member and friend Mary Moore. A review of last Saturday's club meeting is also posted there.
March 14: Added a direct link on the Home Page to our CVIDS Facebook Group. Working on the club's 2020 and 2021 archives. Definitely a work in progress! Hope you're patient!
March 12: Members, if you'd prefer to attend today's club meeting via Zoom rather than in person, please check your emails for a Zoom link from Darrin and Nancy. Looking forward to seeing you!
March 11: Made an announcement about the upcoming ADS Region One Summer Regional Meeting in Marshalltown in mid-July.
March 10: Posted the 2021 Club Archives.
March 9: Uploaded the agenda for Saturday, March 12, CVIDS Meeting.
March 8: Updated the 2022 CVIDS calendar (tentative).
March 7: Posted information about the March 12 CVIDS Club Meeting in Williamsburg.
March 6: Club meeting minutes and Board meeting minutes through February 2022 have been uploaded.
March 5, 2022: All CVIDS Newsletters from 1990 until November 2021 can be accessed at: http://www.cvids.org/newsletter.html