There were 29 members and guests in attendance, including Kelsey Warren, granddaughter-in-law of Joyce Warren, Wells and Hagen Mitchell, grandsons of Sherry Helmer, along with husband, Ronnie, Tom Denniston, husband of Sue, Blaine, grandson of Sandy Jones, Harold and Troy Jambers, husband and son of Carole, and Albert Davila, speaker and owner of Oakville jail.
Many thanks to June hostesses, Naida Davis, Sherry Helmer, Carole Jambers and Madge Patton, for a beautiful location and delicious all beef weiner roast for lunch.
After morning treats, President Sandy Jones called the meeting to order and Mary Ann Pawlik opened the meeting in prayer. Standing in for Naida Davis, who couldn’t stay for the meeting, Grace Wilson took the meeting minutes. Meeting highlights are as follows:
The nominating committee presented and elected officers for Sept. 2011, through 2013. The new slate of officers are: President, Carole Jambers, 1st V.P. of Publicity, Earlyn Tompkins, 2nd V.P. of Education, Andi Estes/Sue Denniston, 3rd V.P. of Membership, Sherri Vollmering, 4th V.P. of Promotion, Marion Fullbright, Treasurer, Alexis Bennett, Recording Secretary, Naida Davis/Grace Wilson, Corresponding Secretary, Sherry Helmer/Liz Hoskins, Historian, Kat Bisbey, and Parliamentarian, Mary Ann Pawlik/Sandy Jones. Officer installations will be held in September.
Second Vice-President, Andi Estes, announced that she will hold the next group Masters of Beef Advocacy (MBA) Online Course at the Brush Country Cowboy Church, on Saturday, Aug. 21, starting at 9:30 a.m. Anyone interested in attending, please contact Andi at 361 945-2796. Andi also accepted the position of State MBA Chairman, and along with Sue Denniston, will hold an MBA Graduation Ceremonies at Texas Cattlewomen’s Fall Convention in Nacogdoches, Sunday, Oct. 9.
BCCW members, Naida Davis, Andi Estes, and Carole Jambers, will be going to College Station this summer, July 29-31, to assist with TCW’s Texas Beef Leaders of Tomorrow (TBLT) Contest and Steak Dinner and Auction, held the evening before A&M’s yearly Beef Short Course.
After the meeting, speaker, Troy Jambers, 17-year-old son of Carole and Harold, gave an informative program on woodturning, and showed the turnings that won him the National Woodturning Youth Award, two years out of four that he competed, at the American Association of Woodturners (AAW) Annual Symposium, in Portland, Ore., 2007, and Albuquerque, N.M., 2009. Troy also thanks our ladies for purchasing over $200 worth of his wine toppers after lunch. The extra money will come in handy during vacation and the AAW’s 25th Annual Symposium in St. Paul, Minn.
Albert Davila gave a most informative program on the history of Oakville and the many renovations he has made in recreating the original town buildings in historic Oakville. After his program, everyone enjoyed touring all the buildings. Many thanks to Mr. Davila for allowing us to have our meeting in such beautiful surroundings.