CattleWomen President’s Message
As I review the month of October for this report which is late I can’t believe everywhere I have been.
This was a busy month, mostly getting ready for convention next month in Reno. I worked on getting Walt Rodman awards done and turned in on time; I began preparing agenda’s for the upcoming convention meetings.
My month started out with a deadline to get my president’s report in for the newsletter. I did write ups on the pendant and buckles that are being given as awards to be distributed to boost membership and activity reports. I did thank you cards for ANCW meeting in August (just a little bit late. I then attended my own local cattlewomen’s unit meeting in Chico and enjoyed visiting with the local ladies in the unit. We set a time and location for the CCW audit and budget meeting. Deb Cockerall sent out a draft of the Roundup which I did my best to proof read and commented back.
I had the opportunity to attend the Glenn/Colusa County Cattlewomen’s meeting and had dinner with great ladies and gave a report on what we were doing at the state level. It was a great meeting hearing about all of their beef education events and promotion events. It was a wonderful evening.
I then went to San Francisco for the Cow Palace to help the California CattleWomen serve dinner for two days that weekend and the following weekend. I attended the CBCIA seminar at Cow Palace and enjoyed great information from Dr. Jude Capper and others from Merck. We again had the same article in the program for Cow Palace. On Halloween I left for Washington D.C. for the National Beef Cook-off.
Total miles driven: 964 miles
Total miles flown: 2679 one way to Washington D.C.
Total hours working for CCW: 123 hours not counting time while traveling.
Winner of the 2013 National Beef Cook Off Announced!
Abbie Argersinger of Austin, Texas was announced as the $ 25,000 grand
prize winner in this year’s National Beef Cook-Off, funded by The Beef
Checkoff, and managed by the American National CattleWomen on November 2nd
at the Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show in Washington, DC. Pictured below left is the winning recipe: Cali-Avocado Steak Salad. Pictured below right is Abbie
with Chef Timothy Dean (the Top Chef finalist who was the master
of ceremonies on the cooking stage), Evelyn Brown, Cullman, Alabama who
demonstrated the winning recipe and ANCW president Barbara Jackson, Tucson,
Arizona. Click here to read more about this great contest and get the winning recipe.
2014 National Beef Ambassador Contest Results – Californian Will be Part of the Team!
Submitted by Jean Barton
“DIAMONDS in the Natural State, reveal the beef industry’s greatest
treasurers” was the theme of the 2014 National Beef Ambassador Competition
in Springdale, AR, Sept. 27 -28, 2013.
The 2014 national team will be:
Rachel Wolters, TN
Tori Summey, AZ
Justana Von Tate, TX
Sierra Jepsen, OH
Emma Morris, Etna, CA.
Emma was recognized for her Issues Response, Justana for Consumer Demonstration, Sierra for Media Interview, and Ashton Dawson, AR for Education & Outreach.
Seniors included FL Jessica Andrlik; MN Kelly Morrison; MS Taylor McNair;
MT Allie Nelson; NC Bryan K. Hartman; ND Renae Tokach; NM Larisa Estrada;
OK K. C. Barnes III; SC Erica Prescott; SD Emma Christensen; VA Kate
Belcher; WA Amber Charlton; WVA Mollee Brown; WY Sierra Crisp.
The Junior winners were:
Katelin Spradly, NM
Madison Martin, TN
Phillip Saunders, VA.
Katelin was recognized for Issues Response, Madison for
Consumer Demonstration and Media Interview was Brett Lee, LA.
Juniors included AR- Katie Gardner; CA Annie Belden; FL Kaylee Stallard;
LA Gracie Catherine LaBorde; MN Zack Klaers; MT Elizabeth Armstrong; NC
Mason Blinson; OK Sydnee Gerken.
There were 34 Diamonds in red shirts from 23 states, and they were
impressive with their ability to communicate their passion for the beef
OPEN TO ALL STATES AND FRIENDS
We are so proud of Melanie Fowle, Etna California for being elected as the American National CattleWomen (ANCW) Vice President; she will become the ANCW President in January 2015. The last California, ANCW president was Florence Giorgi in 1971. Melanie deserves our support for all her efforts on behalf of the Beef Industry.
In order to help defray some of the costs that Melanie will incur while she is the working with ANCW, the California State Cattle Women are having a fundraising project. The fundraiser will help Melanie, with the much needed extra funds she will require, as well as to provide her a beautiful “MEMORIE QUILT” to bring her lasting memories for years to follow after her service to the Beef Industry.
Please consider adding your brand or logo to Melanie’s Quilt and let her know you helped to support. Click here to help Melanie’s Quilt Donation Form.