Standing Bear Council April Meeting

The Standing Bear Council will host its March membership meeting on Sunday, April 7, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at the Hawkeye Restaurant, 105 N. Park Drive, Keokuk. Those wishing to eat are encouraged to come at noon. Standing Bear Council meetings are open to all people – Native and non-Native. Please bring one canned or dry good for storage.

Breana Houtz is the County Youth Coordinator for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Lee County. She is speaking about Monarch Butterflies. She will talk about protecting the Monarch and their habitat, what their habitat consists of, and some on their migratory pattern.

Breana became interested in Monarch butterflies when she led a summer camp last July that was called Monarchs on the Move. This camp for 4 th -8 th graders was put together by Lynne Campbell of Iowa State University to teach kids about the Monarch butterflies and how to protect them, their migratory pattern and how to grow habitat for them.

Breana has worked for Extension for around 1 and ½ years. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She is working to grow the 4-H program here in Lee County as well as outreach to all kids in the county through a variety of different kid’s programs that the Extension Office offers.  

For more about the 4-H program, kid’s programming, and more of what that Lee County Extension office has to offer, please call 319-835-5116.

The Council will coordinate the presentation for the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 32 nd Annual Convention, “Love Our Neighbors,” June 21-22 at the First Lutheran Church in Keokuk, Iowa. They will discuss ongoing requests for programs and events in the Tri-State area, including the Gathering in Hannibal, the Relay of Voices in Nauvoo, and the Nauvoo Grape Festival.

The Council is a non-profit organization. For more information about the meeting and/or about Standing Bear Council’s educational programs, please call Larry Cooper at 319-795-6718, Dona Herr, at 319-520-5919, or Debbie Callaghan at 217-219-1188.