The regular meeting of the Maple Valley Ag 4-H club was held March 3 at the Alta Elementary school gym with 18 members present.
The meeting was called to order by president Laurie Grieme at 7 p.m. Joe Peterson led the Pledge of Allegiance.
The secretary's report was given by Adam Glienke and the treasurer's report by Jake Bibler. The bills were approved to be paid to Sue Grieme.
In new business the club will donate $2.25 per club member to the Iowa 4-H Foundation. The CYC basketball festival is being planned for March 25 at the Newell school, the Pride of Iowa is scheduled for April 22 and the Buena Vista County Fair will be held July 19-22. Members were advised to bring ideas on the club's "Share the Fun" entry and "Pumpkin Patch" to the next meeting.
The meeting was adjourned with Kelsey Peterson leading the 4-H Pledge.
Presentations were given by J.D. Lower on "How to do Card tricks," Sam Quirk on "Washington Citizenship Focus Trip" and Sierra Bonnesen on "How to Decorate Plastic Easter Eggs."
Myron Sievers from the B.V. County Cattlemen visited the club and handed out checks to beef project participants at the 2000 B.V. County Fair. He thanked everyone who entered last year and encouraged new 4-H'ers, too. He explained the new Background Beef project and the deadline to enroll is April 1, 2001.
The guest speakers, invited by Adam Glienke, were Vernon and Suzanne Winterhof. They talked to the group about communication projects and questions asked by judges at the county and state levels. There are now a lot of ideas for projects for the upcoming fair.
Refreshments were served by Laurie and Johanna Grieme and Brandon Piercy.