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Major Change in Tucson Cowbelles Meeting Schedule



Just as many organizations, the Tucson Cowbelles are having issues with membership being unable to attend our monthly meetings, resulting in the lack of a quorum to conduct business.

At our recent October meeting, the Tucson Cowbelles discussed various reasons for the lack of attendance and how we might resolve the issue.

Several suggestions were made to limit the number of meetings from monthly, to every other month, to semi-annual with board meetings in between the general meetings, to leaving the meetings as they currently are.

A motion was made by Micaela McGibbon to have four meetings each year, beginning January, 2018, with the option of board meetings to be held each month, or as necessary in order to keep the continuity of the organization going and/or to prepare for events or activities of the Tucson Cowbelles. Although these are called board meetings, all members are invited to attend, if they wish. Catherine Mann/Cindy Coping second the motion – motion was passed. A quorum was present at the October 2017 meeting.

Meetings will continue to be held on the 2nd Wednesday each month at 11:30. The meetings will be held as provided below:


JANUARY                  Board Meeting – MO Club


MARCH                      Board Meeting – MO Club

APRIL                         Board Meeting – MO Club


MEETING – PROGRAM PLANNED)                    


JULY                          SUMMER BREAK; NO MEETINGS


SEPTEMBER            Board Meeting – MO Club


NOVEMBER              Board Meeting – MO Club



We all understand that members are inundated with meetings: Cowbelles, Farm Bureau, UofA Meetings, NRCS, Various Community Events and Commitments, Family Time, etc. By making the above adjustment to our Tucson Cowbelle meetings, it is our hope that we can ease our members stress for time but still enjoy the Cowbelle meetings and our commitment to the Beef Industry.


Good Afternoon Ladies:

I have attached a copy of the Tucson Cowbelle Directory [see Members Only page], Luncheon/Meeting Schedule and Membership Application for you.

Please review these documents and let me know if there are any changes/corrections. Also, if you are unable to be the hostess of the scheduled Luncheon/Meeting, please let me know ASAP so that I can look for another hostess for the day.  I have also

included a membership application that is good for Local, State and/or National – ANCW dues which are due by Oct. 1, 2017.


Your officers for this next year are:


Dorothy Johnson/Linda Vensel – Co-Presidents

Dotti Rees – Vice President

Treasurer – Anne Marie Moore

Secretary – Beth Martin


I look forward to see you all at our first Cowbelle meeting of the year at Club 21 2920 N. Oracle Road in Tucson on Wednesday, September 13th at 11:30 — hope to see you all there.

Linda Vensel 🐮


ACIF Scholarship Application

Just a reminder to get the 2018 ACIREF Scholarship Application out to qualified students.


  • High School Seniors and College Undergraduates
  • Must carry 12 units/semester
  • Must be pursuing studies in courses/careers directly or indirectly related to the cattle industry.



Thanks for your help to get the word out about the scholarships.

ACIF Scholarship Committee

Please Volunteer for Tucson Festival of Books

Cowbelles are still in need of volunteers for the Tucson Festival of Books March 10-11, 2018. Please take a look at our schedule. Thanks for any help you can give us.

February 13, 2018


The Tucson Cowbelles are looking for volunteers to help promote BEEF with the Tucson Festival of Books to be held on March 10-11, 2018 at the University of Arizona Mall, Tucson, AZ.


Please see the volunteer schedule below.

  • The booth will already be set up; and this year we will sponsor three authors for book signings in the booth: McKenzie Kimbro, Kathy McCraine and Betty Barr.
  • As a volunteer you will not be involved with the book signing transactions. However, we do ask that you interact with the public as they come by the booth and hand out materials that have been provided by the Arizona and California Beef Council.
  • As the time nears, I will send out a map, parking and booth location to you.
  • Please wear the Cowbelle uniform along with a black “I Love Beef” apron, if you have one. We will also have a couple of extra aprons at the booth that you can borrow.
  • Please let me know as soon as you can the date and time you can volunteer.

Thank you so much for you time; it is appreciated. Linda Vensel

Vensel10@hotmail.com     520-394-2023     480-200-6551


Below is the schedule of volunteers for the Tucson Festival of Books for March 10-11, 2018. We need more Cowbelles in the blue shaded time slots.


We will be in Booth #201 — I think it is a great traffic location, just south of the UofA Administration Building, near the Student Union and Bookstore. And we will be near the Culinary Stage which gets a lot of traffic. Just look for the cactus garden with the bronze statue of Wildcats and we are just east of the statues.

March 10, 2018 SATURDAY

8:30-10:00 am


10:00-12:30 12:30-3:00 pm    3:00-5:30 pm
Linda Vensel Marie Pyeatt   Linda Vensel
Anne Marie Moore Janice Bryson   Anne Marie Moore
Author McKenzie Kimbro

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

March 11, 2018 SUNDAY
  8:30-10:00 am 10:00-12:30 12:30-3:00 pm    3:00-5:30 pm
  Linda Vensel   Noemi Quiroga Linda Vensel
  Anne Marie Moore     Anne Marie Moore
       Author Kathy McCraine

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Betty Barr

1:00 am – 4:40 pm


February 18 Minutes


Please see the  Minutes from our Feb. 14th, 2018 Tucson Cowbelle meeting.

It is very important that we have your approval of the

If we don’t have a quorum at our meetings, then we can’t approve funding these events, so please send your approval to me ASAP. Thank you so much.

Our next meeting and last of this Cowbelle year will be May 9 at the Tanque Verde Ranch, or you are welcome to join us at the Open Board Meetings at the M O Club on March 14 and April 11. Just be sure to RSVP with me.

We miss you all at our meetings.