Jingle Jangle

by Beverly Butler and Members

Dear Cowbelles,

I know this has been a busy summer. I hope that all have had some rain. Any drop is more than welcome. Weeds beat the dirt blowing. In my part of the world we have been blessed and it is just like living in a fantasy world, it’s beautiful.

Great news! We have sold all of the brands needed to start on our napkins –  thank you, Genora. They are working very hard on trying to get a printing company.

I want everyone to be thinking of membership. One of the ideas that I have heard in places I have been is a collegiate organization. This would be great, maybe can get this going in the near future. Give these young ladies and coming members an active part in our activities events; they have new and different ideas. We need new faces and blood to give our organization a boost, they know what people want to hear and see in different promotional ideas.

Membership award deadline is due Sept. 15; get all of your membership into Lyn.

Upcoming is the Five States Round-Up in Clayton, registration deadline is Sept. 18. This is one of the best places to get educational and updated information concerning the beef industry. So get your registration in so you won’t miss it.

Deadlines are fast approaching and I know every CowBelle group has an outstanding CowBelle. If you know of one don’t be afraid to nominate her for New Mexico CowBelle of the year; entries are due Oct. 15 to me. Make sure you get them to me as I would love to have an application from each local. Give those CowBelles who volunteer their time and have ideas credit where credit is due. I know you know of someone.

We wish our Beef Ambassador Contestants, Katelin Spradley and Laresa Estrada the best in Bentonville, AK at the National Contest.

Keep up the good work CowBelles, I appreciate all you do and I know this is a busy time of the year. Keep our organization strong and don’t let the chain be broken.

– Sharon King, NMCB President

UPCOMING EVENTS

SEPTEMBER

15 –Deadline for Membership Award

18 – Deadline for Registration for Five States-Clayton

27-30 – National Beef Ambassador Contest-Bentonville, AR

OCTOBER

1 – Executive Meeting in Clayton

2 – Five State-Clayton

15 – CowBelle of the Year Nominations Due to President, Sharon King

19-20, 27-28 – Pumpkin Patch, Albuquerque

 

NOVEMBER

Election of Local Officers

15 – 50 Copies due to the President-Elect, Madalynn Lee. Each state officer, committee chairman and local president, this is to include 2014 Local Officers

15 – Volunteer Time Sheets Due to President, Sharon King

 

The Chamiza CowBelles’ August meeting was called to order by President Gloria Petersen in the Chloride Bank Café with seven members present. Tickets are still available for the beef raffle. No tickets were mailed due to postage cost and from many either not sold or not returned in past. Therefore, those who request tickets will likely follow through with their sale. Nancy gave a short report on the state summer meeting. Nancy learned that during the winter meeting in ABQ, surviving family members of a deceased CowBelle are given a memorial plaque. Nancy received one for her mother-in-law.  Chamiza donated items to the silent auction. On July 27, the Beef Throwdown, sponsored by the NM Beef Council, was held at the Marble Brewery in Albuquerque. Gloria, Kaye Diamond, Cathy Pierce, and non-member Kitty Jones volunteered their assistance on behalf of the Chamiza CowBelles. A variety of food wagons from the Albuquerque area were located in the brewery’s parking lot. It was a means to expose the public to the many ways in which beef can be prepared. The Throwdown was well attended and may become an annual affair. Elephant Days in Elephant Butte, NM, will be held Sept. 14 weekend. In previous years, the Chamiza CowBelles could share a booth at no cost. However, the rules state that group be required to rent booth space like any other vendor. It was the consensus of those present that the sales made didn’t cover the cost of rent and to forego a booth again this year. Gloria has not received any County Fair information. She reminded everyone that the Petersen Ranch Rodeo will take place August 9 and 10 which includes a dutch oven cookoff on Saturday and a ranch rodeo on Sunday. All proceeds are donated to the Wounded Warrior Foundation in memory of Adam Petersen.  Gloria also recommended reading the article in the July issue of the NM Stockman regarding killer bees. Even though you may not now be allergic to bee stings, you could develop an allergy at any time. For this reason, you may want to purchase and carry with you an epi-pen and an antihistamine such as Benadryl. Meeting adjourned at 11:45 a.m. Submitted by Cathy Pierce

The Powderhorn CowBelles met at the home of Joan Key on August 13, 2013. Thank you’s from the Pat Nowlin Memorial Fund for the gift sent in memory of Dick Byrd and from Lyn Greene for hosting the Mid-Year meeting in Albuquerque in July were read. Karen Kelling and Lyn Greene, along with four members of Chamiza were at the Beef Throwdown to help. There were seven trucks and about six hundred people to sample beef dishes over a period of five to eight hours. These people were happy and courteous. Some members of the Beef Council were present to take part in the event which had been arranged by the Beef Council. Powderhorn is looking forward to The Pumpkin Patch on Oct. 19 and Oct. 26 and 27 and hoping it will be as popular as it was last year. Two of the three scholarships have been paid, John Mark Sanchez from Santa Rosa and Scott Ballard from Fort Sumner.   These are paid directly to the recipient.  The group sent $125 to the De Baca Extension Office to help them pay for a meal for the Ranch Rodeo contestants on August 30-31. ANCW will be raising dues prices starting Oct. 1, 2013. Regular dues will be $60; sustaining dues will be $85 and Associate dues paid by locals and states will be $150. ANCW’s new Moms, Millennials and More will be making use of students involved in the National Beef Ambassador Program, Collegiate Cattlewomen groups, College Aggies Online Program participants and MBA graduates to strengthen activities improving domestic consumer preferences for beef and industry trust. Powderhorn has a new honorarium which is designed to honor long time Powderhorn members, who have been active and effective over the years. It was decided to nominate these people at the November meeting. When the third person has been nominated, those three will be the ones chosen to receive a $25 award to be handed out during the Christmas party. Following a delicious lunch, Ginger Howe gave a program on Christmas Crafts. She had an assortment of crafts she had made and was willing to show and demonstrate the many types of products available. She then guided the group in the construction and completion of gift card holders and also a Christmas tree ornament. This was a very enjoyable activity. Submitted by Dorothy Vaughan

The Chuckwagon CowBelles opened their August 13, 2013 meeting saying the Cowbelles Invocation, the Pledge of Allegiance and CowBelles Creed. The group welcomed their speaker Caren Cowan, New Mexico Cattle Growers’ and New Mexico Wool Growers’ Executive Director and one guest, Connie Cowan from Arizona. President Toni Barrow called the roll and 17 members were in attendance. After a discussion, it was decided to give Lake Baker the 100 Scholarship, President Barrow reported that all 150 Brands have been sold and the committee is working on getting bids to print the dinner size napkins.  The bids will be voted on when the NM CowBelles’ Executive Board meets in Clayton, NM on Oct. 2 at the Five States Roundup Meeting. CowBelle nominations for CowBelle of the Year are due on Oct. 15. After a discussion it was decided to give the Bosque Farms Jr. Rodeo a $100 for their Rodeo Scholarship fund. Chuckwagon members who live in Valencia County will work a booth at the Valencia County Fair in Belen on August 24. It was decided to sponsor a $50 donation to the FNRA. Baby pictures were brought by several members and we all tried to guess who they were. Caren Cowan gave an update of the Endangered Species Act; she reported on the following: Mexican Wolf, Jaguar, Meadow Jumping Mouse in New Mexico, and the Lesser Prairie Chicken. She did report that other states are getting involved in these fights so our “boat” is getting larger. Lawyer Karen Budd Falon, is now working on new legislature that might help. All members enjoyed a wonderful pot-luck lunch. Good food, good fellowship, rain on lot of our members’ ranches, grass is green and growing.  Thank you Lord, it does not get any better than that. Respectfully submitted, Acting Secretary, Carolyn Chance

39th Annual Five States Round-Up: Beef is Relevant: Today and Tomorrow. The Lariat CowBelles invite you to join them on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at the Clayton Air Park in Clayton, New Mexico for a great educational opportunity focusing on the relevancy of beef in today’s and tomorrow’s world. Topics for this event include: Value Added Ranching, The Future Farm, and Future Trends for Beef Promotion. 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 speakers scheduled for this informative session are Allen Jackson, Micro Beef Technologies, and Barbara Jackson, President of the American National Cattle Women. Please return the bottom of the pre-registration form on page 50 with your $25 registration fee on or before Sept. 18, 2013. Late registration from Sept. 19 through Sept. 23 will be $30. To insure a correct number of meals for the luncheon, you must register no later than Sept. 19. 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 Oct. 2nd!

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: janetwitte@msn.com by the 14th of each month