After morning drinks and treats in the beautiful home of member Jacqueline Wormser, the meeting was held outside on the deck of the back porch in the midst of all the beautiful plants and flowers.
Many thanks to June hostesses Rosalee Coleman, Betty Lyne, Mary Ann Pawlik, and Jacqueline Wormser, for providing the great location, lovely fresh cut flowers and delicious food for lunch. An impressive group of about 40 members and guests were in attendance. Guests included Sonya Meier, new Live Oak County Extension agent and guest of Marilyn Bramblett, Dot Haney, mom of Pat Mitchell, Helen Nelson, guest of Alexis Bennett, Rosalie Chandler, guest of Rosalee Coleman, and speaker, Crystal Lyne from George West.
President Earlyn Tompkins showed members the latest May/June Texas Cattlewomen’s newsletter that had a writeup and photos of the Live Oak County Fair parade entry that promoted beef and the Texas Beef Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Program. BCCW members dressed like condiments in a giant 12-foot long all-beef hot dog. Spring TCW Convention attendees Carole and Naida were shown “out on the town” with other TCW members in Fort Worth.
Carole Jambers reported that the TCW website is up and running, as of May 30, and be sure to check it out at www.txcattlewomen.org. She also reported that she is on a TCW restructuring committee, to brainstorm on how to boost membership and improve programs. Jambers asked for two more BCCW members to join the committee, and Kat Bisbey and Diane Geffert agreed to do so.
A new online Master Beef Advocacy Program is underway and all Cattlewomen are urged to enroll in this six-course program to train and become true “Beef Advocates,” who can speak to groups as well as individuals on the many benefits of eating beef. Several members agreed to enroll. Those interested in joining must have access to a computer and contact TCW Second VP Debbie Shelton.
Beef for Father’s Day Chairman Pat Mitchell reported that the children’s drawing for two $25 Beef Gift Certificates is being held again at Elder’s Meat Market in Beeville. Be sure to get your entry in before June 19. The winners will be contacted by phone.
Library Chairman Donna Wallace brought a copy of this year’s book which will be donated to the eight county libraries that the members reside in. The book is entitled, “Charles Goodnight - Cowman and Plainsman” written by J. Evette Haley, and it tells the story of Charles Goodnight, the man who invented the western chuckwagon, used to feed cowboys on the cattle trails in our early pioneer life in Texas.
Legislative Chairman Rosalee Coleman gave a legislative report covering the recent session of the Legislature.
Nominees were announced by the Nominating Committee and voted on. The new BCCW officers for 2009-2011 are: president, Sandy Jones, first VP of publicity, Carole Jambers, second VP of education, Andi Estes, third VP of membership, Sherri Vollmering, fourth VP of promotion, Marian Fullbright, treasurer, Alexis Bennett, recording secretary, Naida Davis, corresponding secretary, Sherry Helmer, historian, Kat Bisbey, and parliamentarian, Earlyn Tompkins.
Ladies were thanked for purchasing 100 more raffle tickets being entered in TCW’s Aug. 4 rifle raffle in College Station.
The next meeting will be on Sept. 3, for new officers’ installation and a brand-new year of promoting beef and having fun.