The Grant County Copper CowBelles met on May 15, 2018. After the pledge, creed and prayer the April minutes were approved and the March minutes were amended to allow the President access to the e-banking accounts. Correspondence included a donation request for the cake walk at the Silver City Museum July 4th event. Kim and JoAnn reported on the auction at the Cowboy Fiesta Party. For a first time event the auction and the dinner/dance did very well. Plans are already in the works for next year’s event. Money earned was transferred from the regular checking account to the scholarship fund. It was decided not to have a float in the July 4th parade but consideration is still being given to participating in the Wine Festival to be held in July that would possibly involve wine pairing with beef samples. President van Tellingen regretfully announced the resignation of Ashley Ivins as NMCB President. She encouraged everyone to attend the upcoming mid-year meeting in Ruidoso. The Town wants new contracts signed for the “Adopt a Median” program Copper participates in. The Executive Board will review the contract before signing. Copper recently lost past members, Jo Bounds and Brenda Bays. Memorial donations have been received. A donation to the Pat Nowlin fund in their memories will be voted on at the next meeting.
Submitted by Pat Hunt