Thw Grant County Copper CowBelles met on October 19, 2021.
The meeting was opened by President Pat Hunt with a moment of silence for member Linda Pecotte who passed in a plane crash on the 15th.
Cyndi Donovan (Committee Chair, Dear to our Hearts) was asked to send a note to Joyce Biebelle whose brother has died and Carol Crosley who recently lost a daughter. Also it was noted that a donation will be sent to the Pat Nowlin Scholarship fund in memory of Linda Pecotte. A donation was also received from Kathy Davis to the Copper scholarship fund in Linda’s memory.
Hazel Donaldson made a presentation for Heritage Waters Coalition on behalf of our AgVo committee. Proposed display ads in the Daily Press were discussed as well as the need to fill out the survey for the Water Trust Board and comment on the 50 Year Water Plan. Copper will be a part of the display ads and the Treasurer was instructed to write a check to HWC to cover our share of the cost. Hazel also showed a new icon called “Copper and Cattle” that will be used to promote Grant County’s two major industries.
Pat announced that Kurstyn Johnson was awarded a $500 scholarship for her continuing studies in a welding career.
The following officers were elected: Kim Clark, President; Michelle Greeman, Vice President; Carol Crosley, Secretary and Tenisha Fell, Treasurer.
Under Old Business the highway “Welcome to Beef Country” sign was discussed.
The upcoming elections were discussed for the Grant Soil and Water Conservation District and the Grant County Cattlegrowers.
Michelle announced that in conjunction with the Joint Stockman Meeting in Albuquerque the second week of December there will be a NM CowBelles breakfast meeting. Emails will go out shortly with details for an in-person meeting and a zoom call alternative.
Jessica Swapp has produced a video promoting “short-term” volunteers. She needs individuals and groups willing to help with learning experiences for 4-H members in fields such as photography, cake decorating, sewing, canning and anything you have an interest in and think that young people might have an interest too.