Joan Hemsted of California Awarded Outstanding CattleWoman of the Year! – Click here to read the ANCW Announcement
CattleWomen President’s Message
After a great convention I came away with new energy and ideas for the California CattleWomen; and with a renewed sense that cattlewomen are the finest ladies in the world. I would like to thank the Butte County CattleWomen for a wonderful reception and I would like to thank all the presidents who attended the President’s breakfast and shared their units projects with our sister CattleoWmen from Nevada. Ladies we have had a lot of compliments on having time to share with others. I personally learned so much about what the county units are doing that I was in awe. Ladies you ROCK!!!!!
The first thing we need to concentrate on is winning this Wiggy contest within ANCW, how great would it be to have that calf table for our scholarship silent auction. Along those notes, as you hear me say every meeting; membership, membership, membership! If you have ladies that have not joined again this year please make contact and see why and if there is something we can do to get them back on board; and again ladies don’t forget the beautiful buckles that are being awarded at convention next year for recruiting. (If you recruit someone have them indicate that you recruited them and have your membership chair turn it in because even though I would like to think of myself as super woman I can’t read the ink on the paper.) Also there is a buckle for activity reports turned in, so don’t forget to get those in as you are doing them because one of the criteria is consistent reporting.
Coming up is our Spring Meeting in Selma, and it sounds like Susan has some great things planned and of course there is always just the friendship time we have at the meetings. Once again I will have a suite and on Saturday night a reception before we go to Cattlemen’s for those of you that would like to go.
As far as what I have been doing since convention, I have attended the California Beef Council meetings in Ontario which the feedback was very positive towards our programs. They were very impressed with our Walt Rodman entries and of course our Beef Ambassador program. We had no problem getting our funding for the upcoming year. I also attended the Tehama County Cattlemen’s and CattleWomen’s scholarship dinner where I got to serve some very frozen butter so I had a great time visiting with the folks in Tehama County. I was able to get the booth for free again this year at the World Ag Expo so we will once again be promoting beef there. Year to date I have 72.5 hours of CCW work, and have driven 1258 miles for CCW functions. I look forward to a busy couple of months with the Rangeland Summit coming up in Oakdale, Red Bluff Bull Sale where we will be selling tickets for the panel raffle, and the NCBA/ ANCW Convention in Nashville, followed closely by the World Ag Expo, and our Spring meeting.
In closing I love my position and feel much honored to be the president of such a wonderful group of ladies.
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.