Saturday November 4, 2000
First Congregational Church, 10th and Locust
The public is welcome (reservation required)
Traditional Turkey Dinner
5:30 PM - social hour, apple cider, calendar sales, exhibits, Gateway Natural Foods video
6:15 PM - buffet-style traditional turkey dinner
7:00 PM - welcome, introductions, door prizes, pumpkin decorating and "bouquet" awards
7:30 PM - program: "End Commercial Logging on Public Lands", Sheila Bosworth, Sierra Club Priority Campaign Committee. This topic is one of four of the National Sierra Club priority campaigns for 2000. Shelia, a member of the Iowa Chapter's Eagle View Group, lives in Princeton, Iowa, and is served in Congress by Rep. Jim Leach, a sponsor of legislation to end public land commercial logging in national forests, national parks, wildlife refuges, and Bureau of Land Management holdings. A former member of the Sierra Club's national membership committee, Shelia now also serves the Club as chair of the Mississippi River Basin Ecoregion Task Force. Her presentation will include the Sierra Club video, "This Land Is Your Land", describing forestry issues and economics. She reports that a recently released study finds that more money can be made by letting forests stand instead of cutting them down. Sheila says, "Iowans visit national forests. Iowa's members of Congress vote on national forest issues. We have a stake in what happens to those forestlands."
8:30 PM - clean up, dish washing/drying, calendar sales. VOLUNTEERS WELCOME.