Copper met by zoom meeting on February 27th. There were 9 in attendance including Sandra Lacy, State President. The Pledge of Allegiance, CowBelle Creed and Prayer were repeated. Minutes for the January 2021 meeting were approved.
The Mimbres Roundup Lodge auxiliary is creating a cookbook as a fundraiser and a motion was that a full page advertisement be taken in the book with a Beef Promotion themed page. A discussion of the New Mexico Ag in the Classroom program resulted in a motion to donate to the non-profit. Pat will issue a challenge in The Wrangler to encourage other locals to meet or beat Copper’s donation to this worthwhile Agvocacy project.
New projects were discussed as one member is promoting the idea for a ranching museum to be started in the area. Another suggested a Cowboy/girl Hall of Fame and the brand wall renovation inside the Murray Hotel in downtown Silver City. It was pointed out that the Welcome to Beef Country sign on west Highway 180 was blown down last year and nothing has been done about it. Judy O’Loughlin volunteered to contact the Cliff agricultural teacher about the possibility of having students build a metal sign with laser cut brands.
Pat reminded everyone that we still have many boxes of cookbooks and stated that JoAnn Miller has arranged for cookbooks to be sold at Circle S in Deming and Circle Heart in Silver City with the price dropped to $12. This still represents a profit for the group. JoAnn will check with the winery in Mimbres about selling books when they finally reopen.
The next meeting is planned for late March with the hope that it will be held in person.
Submitted by Pat Hunt