The Copper CowBelles met on Tuesday, October 18, 2022. The meeting was opened by President Kim Clark and the Pledge, CowBelle Creed and Prayer were read. Three guests were introduced: Julie Mehan, Mary Beth Juarez and Lauren Baker.
Michelle, State Vice President, gave a report on the Beef Council booth at the State Fair that many CowBelles assisted with and the monthly meetings held by zoom. These meetings are very informative and are well attended. She encouraged everyone to attend the annual meeting in December which will include a reception to honor Past State Presidents. NM CowBelles is celebrating its 65th year anniversary and this will be noted at the December meeting.
Pat Hunt reported that our booth at the Grant County Fair was very busy and she thanked all her volunteers. License plate and cookbook sales were successful. Erica Garcia, Miss Agriculture USA, attended the fair and helped with our booth, Copper will donate $250 to her to help cover travel expenses. Pat also announced that the “challenge” advertisement approved in August is in the current NM Stockman magazine. This is our challenge to our locals to support the NM Ag in the Classroom programs monetarily.
Kim thanked the nominating committee for presenting the slate of officers for 2023. Hearing no nominations from the floor, a motion passed to approve the nominations as presented. The newly elected officers are: Pat Hunt, President; Michelle Greeman, Vice President; Cyndi Donovan, Treasurer and Carol Crosley, Secretary. The officers will be installed at the January 6, 2023 meeting.
A donation to the Pat Nowlin Scholarship Fund (NMCB) will be made in memory of Evelyn Yates. Kathy Davis also made a donation to the Copper CowBelle scholarship in her memory.
This being the last meeting for the year everyone was wished a Happy Halloween, Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas!
Submitted by Pat Hunt for Carol Crosley