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Maple Valley 4H Notes

Thursday, April 26, 2012

March 3

The regular meeting for the Maple Valley Ag 4-H Club was held Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 6 p.m. at the Alta Elementary Gym. Snacks were served by hosts Cole and Carly Drenth. Then the meeting was called to order by President Jeremy Peterson with 16 members in attendance. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Katie Van Berkum. The secretary's report was given and approved.

Birthdays: Matthew Arnts and Cody Cameron

Old Business: The new T-Shirts will be coming within a couple of months. If you are not enrolled in 4-H, please turn in your forms and pay the fees. The deadline for Special Swine and Special Sheep sign up is March 8, 2012.

New Business: There will be a Home Improvement Workshop March 13 at 5 p.m. You will meet at the Elements in Storm Lake. RSVP to the extension office. The 4-H Basketball Tournament will be on March 25 at the Newell High School gym. The deadline for sign up will be March 9. We are also looking for an adult who would help coach that day. There will be a Bottle Bucket Workshop on March 19 and a Photography Workshop on March 27. Pride of Iowa will be April 28, 2012. Please check the newsletter for more information. All animal IDs are due to the extension office by May 15. You can pick up ID sheets and purchase ear tags if necessary at the extension office. FSQA training will be held on April 30 at the extension office from 6:30-8:15 p.m. All those in grades 4-6 must attend. Those in 7-12 grades have the option to test out or attend the meeting yearly. The Buena Vista County Fair dates are July 12-15. Static judging is on July 9.

Also remember to sign up for club hosts and other activities.

The meeting was adjourned with the 4-H Pledge led by Carly Drenth.

Presenters that night were Cole and Carly Drenth. Cole did a presentation on how to make almond bark covered cookies, and Carly did a presentation on how to make a paper snowflake.

The next meeting will be March 31t at 6 p.m. at the Alta Elementary Gym.

March 31

The regular meeting for the Maple Valley Ag 4-H Club was held Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 6 p.m. at the Alta Elementary Gym.

The meeting was called to order by President Jeremy Peterson with 20 members in attendance. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Brittany Turnquist. The secretary's and treasurer's report were given and approved.

April Birthdays: Ashley Peterson, Danielle Peterson, Cole Drenth, and Caylee Witzke

Old Business: The new T-Shirts should be in by the May meeting.

New Business: Pride of Iowa entry deadline is April 20, 2012. The Pride of Iowa event is on April 28 at the Storm Lake Middle School. FSQA certification is on April 30 at the extension office; you must attend if you are showing animals at the Fair. There will be Special Swine meetings on Monday, Apr 30, Wed, July 11, and hands on opportunities on Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9. Also on April 28 there will be a Livestock Judging warm-up. Please contact Mark Hinners for more information.

The meeting was adjourned with the 4-H Pledge led by Katie Van Berkum.

Presenters that night were Valerie Hernandez, Katie Turnquist, and Anna Cox. Valerie and Katie did a presentation on how to properly field and throw a softball, and Anna did her presentation on how to do Pride of Iowa.

After the presentations supper was served by hosts Valerie Hernandez, Katie Turnquist, and Grace Arnts.

The next meeting will be May 5, at 6 p.m. at the Alta Elementary Gym. Next meetings hosts are Anna Cox and Brittany Turnquist.

Secretary, Rachael Arnts


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