There were 27 members and guests in attendance, including Courtney Weed, guest of Grace Wilson, and Mr. Gerry Miller, speaker and guest of Andi Estes.
Many thanks goes to June hostesses, Marcy Brink, Patsy Crocker, Sherry Helmer, Andi Estes, and Grace Wilson, for providing great food, fun and fellowship.
After delicious morning treats, President Sandy Jones called the meeting to order, and Chaplain Mart Brysch opened the meeting by reading a lovely Cowboy’s Prayer.
Second V.P. of Education, Andi Estes, announced that BCCW will hold a group Masters of Beef Advocacy class and beef dinner for all Live Oak County 4-H clubs at the Brush Country Cowboy Church on Monday, July 26, starting at 9 a.m. A sign in sheet was passed around to recruit members to help, so if you are interested in helping or taking the course, please contact Andi at (361) 547-9100, or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other members planning to do cattlewomen work during Summer break is Historian Kat Bisbey, who will be adding finishing touches to our BCCW Scrapbook, to compete in the State Scrapbook Contest at our Fall Convention in Fredericksburg, and Naida Davis, who will travel to College Station at the end of July, to help our Texas Cattlewomen with the Texas Beef Leader’s Contest and State fundraiser, Steak Dinner and Silent Auction, held the evening before the annual Beef Short Course at A & M. Carole’s 16 year old son, Troy, is busy making wood turnings to donate for the auction.
Legislative Chairman, Rosalee Coleman, updated members on the latest legislations of interest for ranchers, and also commented that she read an article put out by Self Magazine that named lean beef as one of the top super foods for good nutrition and health. Rosalee added that beef was the only meat listed as being so good for you.
Carole Jambers sold two more beef gift certificates (BGC) to members and reminded everyone who bought a BGC to redeem them at new restaurants or grocery stores in the area. In addition, please be sure to ask them if we can include their names to our list, so that in the future, we can include a good list of participating businesses with BGC purchases sold next season. Businesses currently honoring our BGC’s are G.W. and T.R. Super S’s, the Staghorn Restaurant in T.R., and Elder’s Meat Market and H.E.B.’s in Beeville.
After the meeting, Defense Attorney Gerry Miller from Corpus Christi gave a very informative talk on rancher’s rights and protection on several issues, including the much debated issue of illegal aliens.
June hostesses served a delicious beef salad and strawberry shortcake lunch, then members left for Summer break, full, happy and ready for a summertime of beef, sun and fun.
September hostesses are Kat Bisbey, Dorene Elliott, Sandy Jones, and Joyce Warren.
To attend our Sept. 2 meeting, or for more information about BCCW, TCW, or the programs sponsored, call Sandy Jones, (361) 362-0430, or Carole Jambers, (830) 579-4455.