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You’re Invited!

…to the Texas CattleWomen Spring Meeting and 2018 Cattle Raisers Convention!

If you have not already, you need to make your way over to the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers website to get registered for this year’s convention and Texas CattleWomen Spring Meeting!

Texas CattleWomen Spring Meeting will be held in conjunction with the TSCRA Cattle Raisers Convention, March 23rd-25th at the Fort Worth Convention Center.

Bring the hubby to get some schooling and put the kiddos in cow camp so you can come join in with me and the other fabulous gals of TX CattleWomen!

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2018 Executive Committee. L to R: Marsha Shoemaker- Treasurer, Casey Matzke – Vice President, Pam Bothe – President, Debbie Gill – President-Elect, and Callie McCullough – Secretary

The Executive Board has put together an agenda that is sure to entice you to come to Cowtown! Friday evening we will start the fun at Cooking School – HEB Central Market from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for an interactive cooking experience!

Do you enjoy running or maybe a brisk walk in the morning to get your day going? Then make sure you bring your running shoes and are up early Saturday morning! The Texas Beef Council will be sponsoring a Fun Walk/Run of distances one to three miles of a marked course starting at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel through the Stockyards.

The TSCRA Cattle Raisers Convention will open with the First General Session at 10 a.m. with speakers Sonny Perdue, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (invited) and author, John O’Leary. Lunch will be in the Exhibit Hall at the trade show or you may want to venture out and grab a bite on your own, just be sure that you are back by 1 p.m. for the Texas CattleWomen General Session! 

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Photo of Texas Star made out of Cowboy hats at the Fort Worth Convention Center

TCW General Session will include the Treasurer’s report, Committee reports, and Local reports, oh, my! As well as updates from Misty Martin with Texas Beef Council and the Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Reception – make sure you get those nominations to Vicki Miller of Hill Country CattleWomen by March 1st! We will finish out our meeting with new business and selection of the Nominating Committee. One of the most important action items that are on the agenda will be the consideration and approval of several proposed updates and changes to the current TX CattleWomen By-Laws as well as the Policies and Procedures Manual.

After a long day of learning and shaping the future of our wonderful organization, grab your dancing boots and enjoy an exceptional beef dinner and being with your fellow cattlemen and cattlewomen at the largest party of cattle producers while listening to the tunes of Jake Hooker and the Outsiders and Summer Dean.

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Photo Courtesy of TSCRA – Cattle Raisers Convention Website

To end the weekend, you can listen to the ministering of Jeff Gore at Cowboy Church at 7:30 a.m. and at 9 a.m. TSCRA will have their Closing General Session Brunch with Nick Adams.

Ladies, this is an event you don’t want to miss!

As a new face on the executive committee, I hope that you all can make it out to Fort Worth and see what TX CattleWomen is doing and the big events we have planned to make sure the business of beef has a voice.

See you in Cowtown!

Callie McCullough – Secretary

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Ranch to Runway Style Show

unnamed (5)Have you ever been to a fashion show?  Better yet, have you ever been to a CattleWomen fashion show?  Last week I had the privilege of being able to attend the Texas Coastal CattleWomen’s “Ranch to Runway Style Show” and Luncheon.  Being an officer at the State level, I have really been wanting to get more involved with the local CattleWomen chapters.  I want all of the Chapters to know that we support them and are here for them.  This was a great opportunity for me to attend, and I was so excited that I did.

unnamed (4)This place was fantastic!  First of all, who doesn’t like shopping?  This venue had all different kinds of booths for shopping lined up and ready for viewing.  From different styles of clothes, to jewelry booths, to makeup booths all the way to cowboy hats.  On top of the shopping there was a phenomenal lunch lined up for us! Even though I am doing the low carb gig, I was able to enjoy almost everything on my plate.

unnamed (2)Then there was the fashion show sponsored by Chico’s.  There where local CattleWomen from the chapter that picked several outfits and off they went down the run way.  I will tell you one thing; These ladies sure do know how to strut their stuff.  The outfits were amazing!  They definitely enticed me into wanting to buy some new clothes.  Watch out Chico’s!

unnamed (6)On top of the already many wonderful things about this event, there was a silent auction as well.  They had almost everything you could imagine there; From signed helmets to Valentine’s baskets to photography sessions.  It was great to be able to see all the companies that helped make this event possible.

unnamedThis event for Texas Coastal CattleWomen is their annual scholarship fundraiser.  With the money they raised, they are going to be able to give scholarships to the Texas Youth.  I was so thankful that I got to attend this event.  What made it even more special was the fact that I got to attend it with two ladies that mean a lot to me.  Mrs. Debbie Gill and Ms. Pam Bothe, the President Elect and President of Texas CattleWomen.

unnamed (3)I look forward to attending more events this year and be sure to let us know about your upcoming events, we would love to attend.

Casey Matzke – Vice President