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by Madalynn Lee and Members

Fellow Cowbelles,

Welcome summer! Hot and humid and I hope you have had some rain. It’s time once again for county fairs. I encourage everyone to make your county fairs if possible as we no longer have the State Fair as a platform to get our message out there. Whoa, what stories we could tell! The important message is this? Who is going to feed the ever growing population? According to studies in the year 2050 the average 65 year old will be just shy of 1.5 billion or 65 percent of the global total. This means life expectancy will be increasing and cognitive and physical inabilities may also.  Studies have shown that 39 percent of a populace to have had a diet rich in animal protein helped older adults maintain their functional capacities. Proteins help the body to build and repair tissues in addition to fighting infection and any extra protein is utilized as energy. Age graceful and grateful to your producer today, wow! Tell that. Be sure and volunteer for Pumpkin Patch too as this is also an opportunity to share our news and views.

Happy Trails and I wish a good rain to you all. – Maddy


UPCOMING EVENTS

Dec 4 - 7, Joint Stockmen’s Convention, Albuquerque

Feb 4 -7, ANCW Winter Meeting, San Antonio

 

2014 CowBelles Men of the Year

Fellow Cowbelles,

Welcome summer! Hot and humid and I hope you have had some rain. It’s time once again for county fairs. I encourage everyone to make your county fairs if possible as we no longer have the State Fair as a platform to get our message out there. Whoa, what stories we could tell! The important message is this? Who is going to feed the ever growing population? According to studies in the year 2050 the average 65 year old will be just shy of 1.5 billion or 65 percent of the global total. This means life expectancy will be increasing and cognitive and physical inabilities may also.  Studies have shown that 39 percent of a populace to have had a diet rich in animal protein helped older adults maintain their functional capacities. Proteins help the body to build and repair tissues in addition to fighting infection and any extra protein is utilized as energy. Age graceful and grateful to your producer today, wow! Tell that. Be sure and volunteer for Pumpkin Patch too as this is also an opportunity to share our news and views.

Happy Trails and I wish a good rain to you all.

– Maddy

 

40th Annual Five States Round-Up — The Challenge

The Lariat CowBelles invite you to join them on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at the Clayton Air Park in Clayton, New Mexico for a great educational opportunity focusing on challenging all of us to learn how to get our beef story across to the consumer and the coming generations. The day will be filled with information, fun, friends, and good food. You will be treated to a style show by Espe’s/3 West.  There will be a catered lunch.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and will include a continental breakfast. You are invited to visit the vendor booths and to submit your bids on the items in the silent auction, at this time. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m.

The speaker scheduled for the morning session is Chef Mike Erikson, Culinary Arts Instructor at John B. Connally High School, Austin, TX presenting bringing the beef story to youth and producing the new film, True Beef. In the afternoon, Matt Rush, a noted dynamic New Mexico speaker, will talk on the challenges facing the beef industry.

Please return the pre-registration form below with your $25 registration fee on or before September 15. Late registration from September 15-September 20 will be $30. To insure a correct number of meals for the luncheon, you must register no later than September 20.  There will be no registrations accepted at the door.

This may be the most reasonable priced day of education that you will have the opportunity to attend. So invite husbands, neighbors, friends and family to come and attend with you.

For our out-of-town guests, Clayton Motels: Best Western Kokopelli Lodge 575/374-2589; Holiday Motel 575/374-2558; Super 8 of Clayton 575/374-8127; Days Inn & Suites 575/374-0133; Eklund Hotel 575/374-2551.

We look forward to seeing you on

October 1st!

The Chuckwagon CowBelles met at Horses for Heroes in Santa Fe, New Mexico on July 8, 2014, with gratitude to hosts, Rick Iannucci and Nancy DeSantis. The bunkhouse that they have built for the veterans is absolutely gorgeous! The business meeting began with the CowBelle Invocation, Pledge of Allegiance, and CowBelle Creed. The group took a tour and got a view of the Gold Star Memorial dedicated to New Mexico veterans who lost their lives after September 11, 2001. Rick also showed the “CowBelles Only” sign hanging on the water heater room. How much fun! Toni Barrow took roll call. Babbi Baker read Toni’s minutes from the June meeting, and were approved as mailed. Vera Gibson gave the Treasurer’s report.  There was discussion about our FFA donations. Carolyn and Lyn gave a report on the Mid-year meeting. There are proposed changes in the district representatives and workshops and the construction of a website is now in progress. It was decided to donate 25 percent of the raffle tickets sold to the Pat Nowlin Scholarship Fund. Raffle tickets were distributed. Toni mentioned a letter from the Torrance County Fair. It was decided to donate $100 for the Torrance County BBQ. There was discussion about booths. Toni asked members use perfume sparingly when coming to meetings. The Pumpkin Patch will be the last two weekends in October. We are continuing to pray for Jackie Brown. We were saddened to hear of Dorothy Vaughn’s passing. There was discussion about the fact that there will be no state fair booth this year. There was also discussion about Beef Ambassadors. It was decided to buy a roll of stamps at Costco to give to Babbi to use for mailing the minutes. The next meeting will be in Encino at Mercedes Cravens’ ranch on August 12. Meeting adjourned at 2:45 p.m. After the meeting, Rick gave a tour of the corrals and stock at the Horses for Heroes facility. The group appreciated the hospitality he and Nancy showed CowBelles during their visit! Respectfully submitted by Babbi Baker

The meeting of the Chamiza CowBelles was called to order on July 3, 2014 by President Gloria Petersen with eight members and one guest present. Wanda Taylor led group in the CowBelle Creed, Cowbelle Prayer, and Pledge of Allegiance. Meeting was held in the atrium at Elephant Butte Inn. The secretary presented the minutes from the May meeting (no meeting in June) and they were approved as read.  Beef ticket sales are progressing favorably; signs need to be made to make people aware and to emphasize the fact that winner may opt to receive money rather than beef. This is especially helpful in selling to people who live out of the area or out of state. Gloria announced that the Chamiza Cowbelles will be hosting the district meeting in 2015. Elephant Butte Inn will serve as the meeting place as well as cater the meals, but Gloria wants to begin planning now for the “goody” bags. Several members volunteered to contact businesses with whom they are acquainted.  Rene Greenwald, our guest, suggested we write a request letter on CowBelle letterhead to present to businesses as some require this for donations. The Beef Council cancelled the Beef Throwdown this year so there will be no need for volunteers to help serve at the food wagons. Both Gloria and Rene mentioned the new booths this year at Ag Day including making butter and grinding wheat were enjoyed tremendously by the school children. Rene recently attended a national convention on the subject of Ag in the Classroom. She said the teachers really appreciate CowBelles making beef presentations in their classrooms. With all the uses of beef mentioned, the children learn much more than just agriculture. Nancy Phelps offered to host September meeting. Rene won the door prize of free lunch! Meeting adjourned at 11:33 a.m. Submitted by Cathy Pierce

New Mexico CowBelles: Thank you to all who have submitted their news to Jingle Jangle. Please send minutes and/or newsletters to: Jingle Jangle, Janet Witte, 1860 Foxboro Ct., Las Cruces, NM 88007 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   the 14th of each month.

New Mexico CowBelles: Thank you to all who have submitted their news to “Jingle Jangle.” Please send minutes and/or newsletters to: Jingle Jangle, Janet Witte, 1860 Foxboro Ct., Las Cruces, NM  88007 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the 14th of each month