The June 28 meeting was called to order at noon by President Kim Clark with the Pledge of Allegiance, Prayer and our CowBelle Creed. There were 8 members present, minutes were approved, and the treasurer’s report reviewed.
President Clark read the NMCB mid-year report mailed by Vonda Frost. The NMCB annual meeting will be held in conjunction with the Stockmen meeting on December 14-17 at the Hotel Albuquerque.
Thanks to Michelle Greeman, the new Copper CowBelles sign is in place at Southwest Horseman’s Park!
We received a scholarship application from Brye Baptiste, a sophomore at NMSU, who is studying Ag Business. The application, was reviewed, and Brye was awarded a $500 scholarship from Copper.
The Silver City Musuem has asked to have a Copper CowBelle representative on their Board. We received and awarded a donation to the Southwest Horsemans Youth Rodeo Association. The Grant County Cattlegrowers will have a booth in the Park for 4th of July and are seeking sale items from Copper as well as asking for ranching photos to include in a looped slideshow.
Discussed a joint fundraiser like the cash party or Shindig with the Fair Board and Cattlegrowers in the Fall. We will reach out to these organizations and see if they are willing.
Thanks to our meeting host, Leslie Crumbley, for a great 4th of July setup! Our next meeting will be on August 16.
Submitted by Kim Clark, President