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|MONTANA STOCKGROWERS DISTRIBUTES NEW BOOK
"This new book, Big Sky Boots – Working Seasons of a Montana Cowboy, put out by the Montana Stockgrowers Association is excellent. It’s a beautiful well done book and a great teaching tool about seeing our lifestyle in a positive light. Our local Phillips County Livestock Association is donating one to Malta High School and the P.C. CattleWomen are donating one to the Malta Elementary School. We’re putting out a challenge to all local Livestock Associations, CattleWomen groups and any Ag Groups wanting our young people to stay educated about what goes on year round where we live, to purchase books for your schools. The book is great as it is, but with the scan codes included in the book, it positively comes alive by having the technology to see videos when scanned with a smart phone. This makes it even more fun for the young people we’re trying to reach. It’s technology that even most of the young people we’ve talked to didn’t know existed in a book. We’re sending letters to the schools with the books for all the teachers letting them know it is in their library and what it’s about. Please join us by purchasing them at the Montana Stockgrower’s website at www.mtbeef.org or call 406-442-3420."
Phillips County CattleWomen
|MONTANA CATTLEWOMEN HAS A NEW PRESIDENT!
Wanda Pinnow and her husband Craig now own and operate the ranch originally homesteaded by Craig’s Grandfather southeast of Baker, which is in Fallon County. They run a cow/calf operation with a few sheep on the side; the only crop they put up is dry land forage. They have three children, Alexiss Miller (Brandon), Amber Hurley (Steven) of Baker, and Leevon Pinnow of Columbus. They also feel blessed with four granddaughters.
Wanda joined Baker CowBelles and Montana CattleWomen in 1996. She became a District Director in 1998, served as Beef Education Director from 2002-2008, and recently served a term as Vice president from 2008-2010. She then became the President-Elect from 2010-2012 and is presently serving as the current Montana CattleWomen’s President. Wanda is a member of the American National CattleWomen and is also presently serving as Region V Representative on the Membership committee for 2012. She will start her new job as ANCW Membership Chairman in February.
Wanda has been an active 4-H leader for over 18 years. She served on the MT State 4-H Leaders Council from 1998-2003. In 2006 she became a member of the Fallon County Fair Board, and is a current member. Wanda is also a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Baker where she teaches Religious education and sits on the Parish Council as Secretary.
In her spare time, (if she is not with her granddaughters) you will find her on a golf course trying to improve her game.
|MONTANA CATTLEWOMEN INC.
The Mission of the Montana CattleWomen is to support the livestock industry and its environment through communication, education, and legislative activities.
AMERICAN NATIONAL CATTLEWOMEN OFFICIAL CREED
The Montana CattleWomen Local that recruits the most new members will receive reimbursement for their affiliation dues. The Montana CattleWoman that recruits the most new members will receive some Montana Silver Smith.
The 2012 membership award went to Shirley
Miller from Belgrade. She received a Kindle Fire at the
2012 Annual Convention in Billings.
Marks of Meagher County CattleWomen was the membership winner for
2011. She received a $200 gift certificate to Chico
HotSprings, just in time to celebrate her 10th wedding
| The 60th Annual Membership Meeting of the
Montana CattleWomen, Inc. was held in Billings at the Holiday Inn Grand
Montana Hotel Friday, December 14. The conference was held in
conjunction with the MSGA Annual Convention. The Montana CattleWomen’s
agenda held a full slate of activities including reports from each of
our program chairpersons. Reports included the National Beef
Ambassador, the National Beef Cook-off, the Perfect Cheeseburger
Program for the third grade, and the Beef Education program for grades
7-12. Tammi Didlot, American National CattleWomen President, from
Altus, OK spoke to the group telling about ANCW and its accomplishments
for the past year and how to use the educational tool kits on line.
Chaley Harney of the MT Beef Council gave updates on the Beef Council
activities. Helen Hansen represented AG in Montana Schools and told the
group about how new technology brings accurate and accessible
information to the schools about agriculture.
Wilma Rusley, Pres. Of the Baker CowBelles, installed newly elected officers. The newly installed officers are: President, Wanda Pinnow of Baker; President Elect, Lynda Myers of Absarokee, and Vice-President, Kae Mc Cloy of Pompeys Piller.
On Saturday morning the CattleWomen hosted the Annual Inspirational Breakfast. Everyone enjoyed a 60th Year Contribution to CattleWomen Video featuring charter members presented by Karla Johnson. Lynda Myers did a reading of the deceased members names in a Memorial Reading. For the 50th consecutive year, Montana CattleWomen awarded a $1,000 Memorial Scholarship, to James Woodring of Townsend who was recognized and received his reward during the breakfast. ANCW President, Tammi Didlot inspired the group with her humorous, yet interesting talk on how to handle life’s hurdles on the family ranch.
The Women of the West was a big hit with standing room only. Tami Bebee, who owns and operates Billings Adventure Boot Camp for women, started the event off. Tami shared her NO DIET Philosophy with the group. Next Lisa Murray, Director of Nutrition for the MT Beef Council, spoke about the changes in the Schools’ Hot Lunch Programs. Last but not least, Di Lusso Furs of Billings put on a fabulous style show with an array of show stopping fur coats and accessories, staring MT CattleWomen. The CattleWomen locals donated door prizes; and then there were two special door prizes given. A Fur Scarf donated by Di Lusso Furs ($194 value) won by Tammy Dynneson of Sidney and a Cold Water Creek Gift Certificate ($250) donated by Northern Livestock Video, won by Amy Dellera.
In Celebration of MCW’s 60th Anniversary
The winner of the 60th Anniversary Quilt was Tammi Didlot, the ANCW President from Oklahoma. Tammi stated that the quilt should stay in Montana, so she gave the quilt to Montana CattleWomen President Wanda Pinnow.
Logsdon is the designer of this quilt.
She also designed the MSGA Anniversary quilt made for their 125th.
The IPad winner was Tammy Dynneson of Sidney. The IPad was donated by Northwest Farm Credit for the CattleWomen Raffle.
The Board of Directors have four meetings
through-out the year. To keep members informed, a minimum of three
newsletters go out to the general membership annually.
** If you are a state member and have not received the State Newsletter, call Misty Cox at 266-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Montana CattleWomen's Scholarship is in the amount of $1000.00 and is funded through memorials. Applicants must be from a Montana home and must be enrolled in a Montana institution of post-secondary education, either public or private. Preference is given to a student planning to pursue a career beneficial to the cattle industry.
This scholarship was established in 1963 and has been awarded to worthy students since that time. Applications for the Scholarship are accepted until April 15. See the Rules, Application, and Instructions.
Past recipients of the MCW Memorial Scholarship: 2006 Lindsey Foard of Billings, 2007 James Brown of Helena, 2008 Kari Gillespie of Kevin, 2009 Tom Brown of Helena, 2010 Aaron DeVries of Malta, and 2011 Whitney Hoyem of Wilsall.
For more information contact Chairperson Robin Kirscher 41 Baldy View Lane Townsend, MT 59644 (406)459-2548 email: email@example.com
SUPPORTS THE FOLLOWING:
Ag in Montana Schools
Ag Day Bumper Sticker Luncheon & Meal - March 19, 2013 at Jorgenson's in Helena 6:00 p.m.
Montana Agriculture Appreciation Legislative Luncheon - March 19, 2013 at the Capitol at 12:00 Noon
Montana Range Days - June 24-25-26, 2013 in Havre. (2013 & 2014 will be in Havre, MT.)
Montana State Fair "Beef in the Kitchen Culinary Contest" Beef Cookoff will be held July 27, 2013 at the Family Living Center at the Montana State Fairgrounds in Great Falls, MT. Entry deadline is July 22, 2013. [2012 Winners & Recipes]. [Rules] [Entry Form] Sponsored by Montana Cattlewomen, Montana State Extension, and Montana State Extension Homemakers Clubs.
Montana Young Ag Couples Conference (YACC) - The 33rd annual Young Ag Couples Conference will be held on January 9-12, 2013, at the Red Lion Colonial Hotel in Helena. Nominate couples by November 26, 2012. Questions call 406-444-2402.
FCCLA Beef Award - The FCCLA State Leadership Conference was held March 24-26, 2013 at the Holiday Inn in Billings. This year's winner in the Montana Food Producer Educational Display event in the Beef Category is Reegan DeBruycker of the Dutton/Brady FCCLA Chapter.
Montana Stockgrowers Association www.mtbeef.org- The President of Montana CattleWomen is a non-voting member, and sits on the Board of Directors.Montana CattleWomen