The Grant County Copper CowBelles met on June 18th at the El Grito Headstart school building. Lunch was provided by the El Grito staff. President Annette George conducted the meeting. She provided a cake to celebrate Bobbie Neal Little’s birthday, hostess prizes were provided by Joyce Biebelle.
Pat reported that the “June is Beef Month” advertisement was placed with Grantcountybeat.com and submitted an invoice. The rodeo event at the Silver City Museum received good coverage on the front page of the Silver City Press with credit going to Copper for their contributions to the event. It was voted to make a donation to the Pat Nowlin Scholarship in memory of Arley Howard, a former member. Several Get Well cards were passed around for signatures.
Kathy Davis took final orders for personalized aprons and showed the designs that will be on the ones donated to local chefs that specialize in beef dishes. Copper has received a $500 donation from the NM Gas Company. We thank member Lori Nell Reed for nominating us for this award. Some of this money will be used for ordering supplies for the Grant County Fair in September. It was approved to donate a buckle to the 4H Livestock Judging event at the Fair. Donations will also be made to two local FFA chapters.
As there is no July meeting, the group will meet again in August.
Ready to UNLEASH YOUR INNER COWGIRL? Check out the tentative agenda. It is time to celebrate 20 years! We are calling on women passionate about agriculture to come EARN YOUR SPURS.
The focus will be on personal development leadership. Participants will sharpen their rowels on etiquette, selling yourself, time management, organization, a great tour and so much more. Attendees will leave with tangible tools and resources to help them be the best version of themselves.
Grant County Cooperative Extension is proud to present Agriculture Listening Session with Dr. Rolando A. Flores Dean of College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences New Mexico State University And Jeff Witte New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture. Please come and voice your agriculture related concerns!
From left are Bobbie Neal-Little, 2015 Cowbelle of the Year, and 2015 Copper Cowbelles President Jo Ann Miller. (Courtesy Photo)
This annual award is bestowed on a member for outstanding service to the organization and to the promotion of the ranching way of life. Bobbie Neal-Little exemplifies this honor. She has served over 15 years as a Copper CowBelle and although she stays quite busy with her family, she always makes time to help a neighbor and support local youth.
Bobbie has been instrumental in assisting the Silver City Museum with “Trunk lessons” on ranching as well as collecting artifacts and histories for an upcoming ranching exhibit. She works hard to promote the fundraising efforts for the Copper CowBelles with the annual Shindig, coming up April 30, as well as the annual Grant County Fair booth and other venues which fund scholarships for Grant County students majoring in Agricultural fields.
The local chapter of the New Mexico CowBelles organization, Copper CowBelles, began September 1976. The Copper CowBelles, with members from all walks of life, have made themselves known as a group of women who want everyone to know the importance of the beef industry to Grant County and The State of New Mexico.
The CowBelles 2015 Shindig was a great success thanks to our members, sponsors and the community! We are still in the preliminary process of tallying up our funds raised. It looks like we had a record number of tickets to the event that were sold. The silent auction was down from previous years. As always, we enjoyed the fantastic music of The Yarbrough Band.
We have several special
Kevin & Tanya Thompson and Niel & Sameena McDonald – Edward Jones Investments
Holiday Inn Express – Laureate Beta
Silver City Radio, KNFT
Aunt Judy’s Attic, Western Bank, Mimbres Feeds & Farm Bureau Financial Svcs Susie Sumrall
The Grant County Beat – Silver City Independent
Our poster advertisers
CowBelles members, family & friends
Mark your calendar! The date for the Copper CowBelles 2014 Shindig is Saturday-April 12th.
We have reserved the Flame Convention Center and booked The Yarbrough Band.
The CowBelles leadership have selected the theme “SPRING ROUND-UP” and are well on their way to planning the annual event. Make plans to join the CowBelles for an evening of dancing, making new friends and renewing old acquaintences.
The event will be a dinner, dance and silent auction as it has been in the past.
We are working on confirming our caterer, getting auction items, and printing tickets and posters.
Stay tuned for more details!
Hope you will make plans to join us on April 12th! Any questions, please contact Copper CowBelle Co-President Judy de Pedro at 575-535-2567.