Put your brand on a quilt for ANCW incoming President Pam Griffin.

TO ALL THE FRIENDS OF ARIZONA’S CATTLEWOMAN PAM GRIFFIN

We are so proud of Arizona’s ranch woman and Cowbelle Pam Griffin of Globe, Arizona for being elected as the American National CattleWomen (ANCW) Vice President. Pam will be installed as the next ANCW President in January 2023. 

To defray some of the substantial expenses that Pam will incur while she is the ANCW President, our Arizona State Cowbelles are fundraising!  In addition to helping with Pam’s ANCW expenses, this fundraiser will also result in a beautiful hand-sewn quilt, providing lasting memories of all the extraordinary friends and supporters Pam has met during her many years promoting and serving the Beef Industry. This quilt will be presented to Pam at her installation in 2023.

For Pam’s fundraiser the Arizona State Cowbelles invite you to submit an image of your registered brand which will be used as design squares for this quilt. We also welcome any donations!  Each brand will be copied, cut from fabric and sown on fabric squares. These squares will become the design of the quilt. Every brand will represent one of many unique ranching friends and families that Pam has met and worked alongside. Showcasing our ranches’ brands helps all Cattlewomen meet our primary missions: to preserve our long, ranching heritage and to promote our beef industry. 

Brand Squares are $75.00 each

We want to sell 100 brand squares which will provide $7,500.00 plus the quilt. A portion (less than $1,000) of the funds will be needed to purchase supplies for the quilt and having it made.  Arizona State Cowbelle MaryBeth Groseta of Prescott, AZ has very generously offered to make the quilt for this fundraising project.

It’s simple to help with this fundraiser: just complete the information on Page 2 of this letter in the link below, and very carefully draw your brand in the block provided.  If you have a copy of your brand certificate please include also: this allows for an exact copy of your brand. Then, mail a check for $75.00 to support this fundraiser.  All donations and brands must be received no later thanJune 30, 2022. An example of a similar quilt is shown below as an example of our AZ quilters’ talents.

Please consider adding your brand to Pam’s quilt and let her know you helped to support her when she was the ANCW President. The Arizona State Cowbelles thank you so much for your support on this project!

Stephanie Teskey
President
Arizona State Cowbelles 

ANCW Region VI and WIRED May 12-14, Tempe

American National CattleWomen Region VI Meeting
and
Women in Ranching Education & Development (WIRED): “Ranch To Table”
Hosted by Arizona State Cowbelles

May 12th -14th, 2022 in Tempe, Arizona

Region VI – May 12, 8 am – May 13, 1 pm.

Topics:

Direct Beef Marketing
BQA Certification
Conflict Resolution
Low Stress Cattle Handling
Hands on vaccinating, ear tagging, implanting and chute side manners
Low-stress livestock handling demonstrations/workshop
Pre-conditioning calves

Includes lunch Thursday and Friday (dinner on your own)

Wired – May 13, 1 pm – May 14, 5 pm.

Includes lunch & dinner Saturday and a WIRED T shirt.

WIRED Event Topics:
Technology for your cattle operation
Bull and Cow Selection
Nutrition

Tours: JBS Packing, Sysco or US Foods
Questions: email azcowbelles@gmail.com
Or Call: Trina Sue Riggs 520-507-5321 or Sara Burris 623-824-3074

 

Thank you to Pioneer Stockman luncheon volunteers

We owe a big thank-you to Janice Bryson for organizing the volunteers who helped at the Pioneer Stockman luncheon.

Cowbelles,

Thank you to the Cowbelles who were in attendance at the Pioneer Stockman Luncheon. Thanks to Vonice Nix, Marge Martin, Micaela and Izzy McGibben, Suzanne Menges, Sara Burris, and Micaela Rodriquez who brought our Beef Ambassador Lillimay Gilliam.  Suzanne gave the invocation and Lillimay was introduced. Steve Pierce was Pioneer Stockman of the Year.

It was stressful as I had 7 volunteer cancellations two daysbefore. (Illness this time of year is always bad and Trina Sue ended up wearing a boot on her injured foot). My grandson is an Army Ranger who was home on leave and he came to help. He told his dad (my son) and he sent 3 of his employees to help – one of his admins and 2 of his construction crew. Cora and Tessa McGibbon went and got 3 of their friends to help. We were a motley crew but got the job done. My grandson said one of the construction crew said, “This is kick ass! The work was easy and I got a free lunch!”

As the Cowbelle rep on the Women in Ag committee, I was invited to volunteer at Farm Bureau’s Ag Fest at the state capital. Each county had displays and cattle were well represented.

Janice Bryson